MP Taverna - Irvington

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$30 and under
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Chef Michael Psilakis introduces his award-winning Greek-inspired cuisine to Westchester with the opening of MP Taverna, a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern.

MP Taverna’s accessible menu brings Psilakis’ Greek fare into the American culinary lexicon and is another step towards the chef’s goal of putting Greek cuisine on the culinary main stage. “The memories I have of cooking with my family are the inspiration for my restaurants, and I hope my guests create their own memories through their dining experiences at MP Taverna,” says Chef Michael Psilakis. “I want MP Taverna to be a destination for more than just a celebratory meal; a place that conjures the familiarity of your dining room table at home.”
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4.5based on recent ratings
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PT
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites. Always great food and good service.

E
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'v been on out table little later than our reservation time. But Valentine's Day is always busy. Food was extremely delicious. Staff was very friendly and always making sure if we are okay. Absolutely successful restaurant. Thanks to them for gave us amazing dinner experience on that special day.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My wife had the branzini and she was vey happy well cooked and plenty. The octopus appetizer was excellent. I was disappointed with my choice, angus hanger steak... I was expecting to get slices of meat but instead I got bite size chunks it was served with Greek sausages that were so salty that could raise even a child’s blood pressure. I don’t recommended. On another occasion o ordered the lamb shank... it had an excessive amount of fat. Maybe I should stick to the fish next time or a plain old ny steak with no frills!

ON
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tzaiziki EVER! Dips, meatballs, souvlaki and seafood - all delicious. High-end ambience, nice bar and a range of food items and prices. We had a great time on Valentine’s Day.

M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to MP many times and it is always good. Was there for brunch yesterday and was charged $7.00 for a very small cappuccino ..... really over the top charge.

KF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety, high quality dishes. Vast wine selections by the glass.
Highly professional service.
Staff all did wonderful job.
Highly recommended.

w
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. Specials were amazing.

I
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistent food served in a nice atmosphere. Great value!

D
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in Westchester, or even the entire New York City area. We have been here many times. Celebrity chef Michael Psilakis Lives up to his reputation. The food, which is Greek/Mediterranean, is several notches above the usual. Perfectly prepared and wonderfully seasoned. The decor is beautiful and the service is attentive and warm. Even their house cocktails are noteworthy, unlike the usual, overly sweet concoctions at many other places.Special shout out to Liz, who tends bar and watches over the house, and Dan, one of our favorite servers ever! Go!

l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was excellent. This is by far our favorite restaurant.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

MP Taverna charges City prices, and the food is good but not spectacular. They really need to work on their service. They are probably trying to be familiar and informal, but it comes off as careless and sometimes brusque. Does not feel glamorous or special going in there.

JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the experience was top notch, from the service to the food. We were very impressed and will definitely be returning!

DI
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar as always. The menu indicated the chicken for the souvlaki is now being sourced from an Amish farm—it was a little pricier but SO worth it. I didn’t think the souvlaki could get any better, but it did!! Can’t wait to go back and get more souvlaki!!

D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The Octopus appetizer was great. Main courses were also very good.

JV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus was probably the best I've ever had. Absolutely delicious.

JA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

L
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for date night, great food, good conversation and ambiance. Some of my favs are the scallops, meatballs, mussels, bronzino, and grilled octopus. Everything on the menu is worth trying. The owner/chef stops by each table and greets the diners, now that’s special!

AS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always happy when I dine at MP Taverna in Irvington...especially for lunch. It is busy enough so you don't feel funny, but quiet enough to sit and have a nice chat with your lunch companion. And, the food and service are amazing.

T
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

server mixed up the dishes we were taking home! He gave my oder to a friend, and a friends order to me!

S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great; food was very tasty
We loved the drink special creations.
Overall a great experience.

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely perfect evening! Everyone was very friendly, the service was great, and our waitress was quick to recommend options for a “mock”tail.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I love this restaurant and am glad they Coolidge seat us on New Year’s Eve. The service was really disjointed - drinks came to the table same time as entrees, side dish came to the table after entree.

The waiter was clearly embarrassed and went to lengths to be accommodating (free drink, unrequested side).

In addition, the bus people repeatedly banged into the back of my chair as they ran by. We were seated at a table in the middle of the floor and not at a booth, and were in the path. My family agreed to move the table slightly to clear more of a path.

Clearly, the staff were working hard to keep up with a full house on festive evening. And I assume it may be hard to fully staff on New Year’s Eve. But I have only ever had excellent experiences at MP, and was disappointed with the rushed and sloppy service.

WN
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible; everything we ordered was delicious. We do find that the booths are pretty uncomfortable, unfortunately; you seem to pitch forward in your seat and keep sliding on the leather. Also, the bathrooms could be cleaner. But the food and the service were top-notch.

s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice!

DM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I ordered appetizers and a salad. They were ample and allowed us the pleasure of gelato for dessert - a serving is 3 scoops! The tables are very close together and close to the booths. It was hard for our friends to navigate to the restrooms. Service was prompt and efficient.

JW
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my eighth or ninth visit - which speaks for itself - but my first review. It was a holiday lunch for our office staff, and so also the first time I was there for lunch...all my previous visits were for dinner. Had I reviewed my prior dinner visits every category would get an additional star. Lunch was very good, just not quite as finessed. The appetizer with three dips and pita, available on either menu, is pure heaven. Two guests had the branzino special and they raved about it. The lamb burgers arrived perfectly medium, as ordered. I had chicken souvlaki which was decent but the chicken itself was a bit ordinary...sliced chunks of white meat without much flavoring. The beef or pork version might be more flavorful. And why no lamb version? Overall, I will never hesitate to go back, and if memory serves, my one lunch dish on this day was the first time I remember not being thrilled. That's a good track record. And I still ate the whole souvlaki!

C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Went for my friend’s birthday. It is her favorite place and it didn’t disappointed.

AA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for a weekday lunch - menu is interesting and varied, food was delicious, portions were large, service was friendly and responsive, and the decor/ambiance is really enjoyable! My only constructive feedback is that the booth was very small/tight - even with only one person on a side. Otherwise, it was a great experience and I would love to come back.

p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We brought our friends who had never dined there before - and they loved it as well. Great food, service, and roomy and quite enough so we could have good conversations. My favorite place.

BG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, Fresh & well prepared authentic dishes, and attentive service.. Being of Greek decent, and having been in Milos, Crete and Athens this past summer, it certainly reminded us of the wonderful time we had!!

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super quality and care. Professional service. Love this place.

JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have been to MP Taverna twice in the last few months and thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance bpth times!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The was great as usual but very long to get our food. We were at a table the they was absolutely no lighting . Service was very good .

L
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, service and atmosphere at MP is always good. Portion sizes are ample. My only complaint with MP are the wine prices. For a white wine, the opening price is $40 - outrageous in my book.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great meal!

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this Restaurant. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

AT
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food excellent service good

DM
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok - nothing extraordinary. Service used to be better. We waited a long time for our food .

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about MP Taverna. Food and service were excellent.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food

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