MP Taverna - Roslyn

4.2
1394 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Casual
At MP Taverna, Chef Michael Psilakis introduces his award-winning Greek-American fare to Long Island’s North Shore. Located in the heart of Roslyn, NY, MP Taverna is a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek taverna. Open for Lunch, Dinner & Weekend Brunch, MP Taverna is an exciting addition to the Long Island dining scene. The ground floor houses the main dining room & separate bar, while the second floor is perfect for private dining & events. The dinner menu allows diners to order from an assortment of meze, salads, entrees, & plat du jours. Meze options include Meatballs, Octopus with Mediterranean chickpea salad, & Trio of Greek Spreads, highlights from the salad selection include the MP Salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, onions, & feta. Signature dishes like the Lamb Burger with smashed potato & pickle or Grilled Branzino with fingerlings, cherry tomatoes & olives, are offered together with simply grilled options such as Swordfish, Salmon or Steak & Sausage.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(516) 686-6486
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Micheal Psilakis
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Private party facilities
Inquire about our private dining room for your next special event.
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Private party contact
Ashley: (855) 504-4816
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Catering
Host your next special occasion at MP Taverna. View our private party section for addition information or email info.roslyn@mptaverna.com.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking Lot; Street Parking; Weekend Valet: 5:00pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1394 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Although the entree was delicious the appetizers need work. The keftedes were burnt as was the pita bread; moreover the Kalamari had way too much pepper.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Hair in food and unapologetic staff. The burger had no lettuce or condiments served with it. It was ridiculous for the price.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating outside on the rooftop was beautiful. Our waiter Alex was exceptional!

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DN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food ok. Hit or miss. Tonight was an almost hit. Best part about place is deck.

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OT
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

For a restaurant run by a celebrity chef, everything about MP Taverna is ordinary.

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LL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant with solid food

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L
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The service was poor. The food fair and the atmosphere was ok. Thanks

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone loved their dinner!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was not very good, compared to many of the other higher end restaurants in the same area. The food was also hit and miss, the dips and grilled octopus and salad were good, we also ordered the dumpling entree as a shared appetizer which was also delicious but the actual entrees were mediocre. We had to re-pour our own bottle of wine, not once did anyone come to check on us except to try and take our plates. When the waiter came to take our order for dessert, he took 1 order and as 2 people were discussing getting an additional item, he just walked away with the menus. Then we see a mandatory 20% service charge on our check. I don’t mind pouring my own wine and having lower service expectations but then don’t market the business as a high end restaurant. I will not be going back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner on the rooftop. Our waiter from Cyprus was very professional and pleasant. The food was excellent, and the prices very reasonable. MP Taverna is a much better place to enjoy a relaxing dinner than all the other high-end restaurants in town. We are definitely coming back .

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal at MP Taverna. The food and service were excellent. I can’t wait to be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Restaurant had 2 dogs during brunch and dogs were barking loudly. Less than ideal.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy getting together with good friends for a great meal. Our waiter was awesome and had the most delightful personality.

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat on the rooftop and started with the grilled octopus, it was very tender, a generous portion and full of flavor. It laid of bed of chick peas, celery, lemon and olive oil. I had the mp salad with a big piece of grilled salmon on top. The salmon was Cooked to my liking of medium inside and was very moist. The outside was charred a bit more than I would have liked but it was still very good and I would order it again. Service was attentive and we did not feel rushed. Great experience and flavorful food.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The bread was stale and the food was ok; overall disappointing for the price. It was quiet, which was great as far as I was concerned. Parking was fine since it was a quiet night, but is often tough in Roslyn. The service was really good.

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CR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a good meal at MP. The sandwiches, salads, amazing hummus, meatballs, are all food. Vegans and gluten free people can do well here too.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic with exception of the skirt steak. Drinks and service excellent

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice neighborhood go to restaurant for a casual meal

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DD
New York Area
170 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great dinner hear. Inventive, greek tavern cuisine, with great seafood as well as meat dishes. Appetizers and soups are especially good. In the summer, they have a nice roof-top deck.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I really enjoy dining at MP Taverna in Roslyn - I've never had a meal there that I didn't enjoy! I decided to take my mom and dad for Mother's Day and was disappointed by the service. I understand it was Mother's Day, and that things get very busy, but the employees (esp. at the front desk) seemed to be stressed/agitated and it didn't leave a great impression on my parents. At the table, we had to ask several times for things that were forgotten. The meals were delicious, as always, though. Maybe the restaurant was short-staffed; I'm not sure. Again, not really a complaint but just some feedback. I wouldn't want an experience like that to ruin someone's first image of MP Taverna!

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GP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall we've been here a few times in the past food is very good and consistent. Excellent service friendly atmosphere oh, excellent food you will not be disappointed dine with confidence

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal.

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Mother’s day

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This time it was very disappointing ..the fish was cold .. the potatoes and spinach were very salty after I asked not to add salt..

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n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a very nice place great food, clean, friendly ......"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Omar is wonderful!! We always love the food.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived at 8 ( our reservation called for) we only waited a few minutes and were seated. We Asked for a table upstairs and were accommodated rather quickly) our server took our cocktail order , then our dinner order. the lamb burger is delicious) As is the smash fries that accompany it. Everyone enjoyed their dinner. The food is always great As is the service.!they also have valet parking.

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BE
New York Area
185 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They food was very good. The service was attentive. The prices are reasonable.

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointing meal. I've been here 4 or 5 times. Progressively less impressed. Menu is boring, service is sub-par and place was relatively empty on a Friday night. Seems to be other more exciting places around town.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was excellent! Look forward to going back.

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TC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant, noise level acceptable-, the place was packed, and it was Saturday night during restaurant week. Good menu, nice presentations, would happily go back. And even though we lingered--arrived at 6 PM, left after 8:30PM, nobody rushed us, and the service was very good.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I was very disappointed with the service quality. Firstly the bartender took a very long time to make our drinks and process our credit card although there was no one else at the bar. Secondly what was much more disturbing was that my husband ordered salmon. I have eaten in the finest restaurants. And have never seen such a tiny piece of fish. It would literally take my husband three bites to finish. When I complained to the waiter he told me he isn’t the chef !! Really that is not an adequate answer. I asked to speak to the manager and waited 25 minutes and then I asked the waiter again and he said she was on the phone. She never even came over to the table We decided it was taking too long so I told him to take it back and my husband ordered something else. What struck me weird was that the manager never came over to apologize or offer anything to make us feel like she even cared. Considering my daughter manages a restaurant and I have experience with this I thought it to be very rude!!! I honestly would think twice about going back. Not a fan !!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited MP for Restaurant Week and food was delicious. The quality of food and the portions were perfect given the price. Service was on point and staff was friendly and professional.

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G
New York Area
248 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Prices have gone up to simple fish is now expensive for what you get
Mussels were good

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best octopus salad around! PERIOD

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FO
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I’ve been here many times and the last few times our meals were not good . I don’t know why it’s gone downhill but everyone in my party said their meals were no good .

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CR
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, including options for my gluten free vegan daughter

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o
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, MP Taverna has gone downhill. My chicken wasn’t flavorful and was dry. Smashed potatoes were still good though. Just didn’t feel like it used to years ago. Don’t plan on returning

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TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was fresh and tasty. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Value wasn’t the greatest. $16 for a standard Greek salad - lettuce, feta, tomatoes, onions. While it was presented nicely it wasn’t anything more than what you would but at you’re local deli.

Grilled Branzino was recommended from the waitress and spot on.

We drove a bit to try it and and while it was good it’s probably not worth a drive just to go there since there are other Greek restaurants just as good that are nearby. If I happen to be in the area again then I would go back.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent for Dinner alone (couple)or with friends. Great Food and People

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