MP Taverna - Irvington

4.7
2087 Reviews
$30 and under
Greek
MP Taverna is now offering socially distanced dining inside. We require that all guests dining indoors wear a mask or face covering when NOT eating or drinking.
All reservations are for indoor dining ONLY.

MP Taverna is also offering outdoor dining in the MP Open Air Corral depending on weather. All outdoor seating is on a first come - first serve basis.

MP Taverna, Chef Michael Psilakis’s modern interpretation of a traditional Greek tavern, is an exciting staple in the Westchester dining scene, located steps from the Metro North Railroad and a stone’s throw from the Hudson River. Open for lunch and dinner, MP Taverna’s accessible, Greek-inspired 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2087 people are saying
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vipMikeV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place. Food always outstanding. Service is tops. Wish we could get there more often but COVID is hurting so many plans. They did brisk takeout service while we were there.

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SaraK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time eating out in a restaurant since October. Tables were spaced out and all staff members wore masks. Food came out quick, piping hot, and absolutely divine. We split the hummus (always a favorite of ours), I had the jumbo rigatoni, and my boyfriend had the burger. Although his burger was great it just couldn’t compare to the rigatoni! They even gave us 2 mini cannolis for a complimentary dessert. And although they were tiny, they were delicious! (And I usually don’t like cannolis). We will definitely be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best, most fresh Greek food!

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Northforkfan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant so we eat there at least once per week. Great service, nice ambiance, delicious fresh fish!

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vipCelesteH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

This was my third time dining at MP Tavern once pre pandemic and twice post. I’m certain restaurant was busier than usual due to Valentines Day however, restaurant should have taken less reservations.

In addition heat was too high felt uncomfortably warm
ventilatio n should have been better due to COVID.

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TripletPat
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best lunches I have had in 20 years! We were blown away by the food.
Service was great, it just hit the spot and was exactly what we needed. They truly
are talented chefs and quality of ingredients were amazing. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Valentine with my family an incredible experience being served by Chef Psilakis. Loved the Octupus - amazingly soft and perfect balanced yogurt and chickpeas sauce. Superb paella (Greek naturally) with orzo. Reliable perfect staples as the grilled branzino. Free dessert - handmade cannoli. Outstanding.

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was fresh and delicious. Interesting dishes especially since the menu was paired down because of Covid. We had an enjoyable Valentines dinner and would definitely return.

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JoesphS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our first time at Taverna and we will definitely be back. Our server was so nice and the food was great.

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VanyaB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MP checks all the boxes for us. Great food (super great food). Lovely cocktails. Attentive staff. Beautiful, comfortable dining room. Elegant bar area. Option for alfresco experience. Top location. Convenient parking. Doesn't get better than this.

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vipEmmaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went for lunch with a friend on a Thursday recently. Great food - octopus appetizer with chickpeas and yoghurt dressing which was delicious followed by branzino. Portions were generous, the bar area where we sat at a high top was bright and well organized for social distancing. Service was very friendly. I will go back again soon and hope others do to keep this restaurant and others in business.

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vipEdnaK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent in all categories!

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SteveB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent variety in the menu with some delicious options for spicy and savory food. Would recommend highly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MP can not be beat. The food is outstanding and the ambiance is warm and friendly. The service is always on point. I have never had one darn thing here that’s disappointing. Portions are generous and the food quality is obviously high and always fresh. Nice approachable wine list will round out a terrific lunch or dinner for any occasion. I very highly recommend.

Last note: In the beginning of the pandemic I walked over to order something to take out. They had the menu posted in the window and with 2 prices for everything. Working / not working was the only explanation... I learned much to my surprise that the owner generously decided it was only fair to offer a discount to those less fortunate who had lost their jobs ie: not working! Beyond all the other great reasons to patronize MP how could anyone not root hard for a man like that? I have been frequenting the restaurant ever since. It’s always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service nice ambience food overpriced
food ok

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vipDrron36
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the premier dining experiences in Westchester. Chef Michael is a wonder. We were here with a party of 4. Everything was a dream--great ambience, and food and drink that made us sorry not to be bigger people! We were still thinking about it the next day. Worth a trip even from the city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food, service and atmosphere is excellent. highly recommended. the owner is a super guy too:

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Alavy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to the MP taverna located in Astoria (when they were open) and the Irvington location did not disappoint! Food was still amazing, service was great, and we had the honor of being served by Chef Psilakis. Such a humble person.

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vipEdnaK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding. I had a whole Bronzino this time and moaned throughout!

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LizaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall, it was good but was so disappointing. I chose this restaurant for my 50th birthday celebration even though I have never been there. I called three times and noted on my request that it was a special birthday occasion. But NO ONE bothered to tell me ahead of time that there was NO desserts! The reason they said was Covid which has nothing to do with desserts. The least they could have done is to tell us when I called and after receiving my reservation here that it was for a birthday. If they cared about their customers, they would have paid attention to this detail. It was so disappointing and none even cared or even felt sorry about it. No effort to even make up for it.

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AnnS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! I cannot say enough good things about the soup, salad and pasta, MP Taverna and the experience Chef Michael created. Michael was stellar. Made us feel comfortable with his engagement, talent and overall commitment to our experience. He did everything to such a high level! Love this place!

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AnabelleL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience here. Love the new interior renovations. I have been so impressed with how they have navigated servicing patrons throughout the pandemic.

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vipKerry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

High quality and delicious food. No desert available

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dining experience!

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vipNNJFoodie
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone just a few times. The ambiance is great even with the current Covid situation. Our server Steven is one of the best we have ever had at any venue. The food was exceptional and the value is very fair. I look forward to going back soon.

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Metmama1
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary. The food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. Map never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The waiter gave us wrong menus when seated. Anything I asked for wasn't being served. Then the waiter realized we had the wrong menus.
Once the food came it was a disappointment . The chicken was not good it tasted like chicken with a lemon squeezed on it. The steak and sausage was just ok.

The prices are high Which we don't mind paying if it's worth it and this place definitely was not!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, excellent drinks and fantastic food.

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LoriM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MP Taverna is my go-to place for wonderful food. Kudos to the owner for keeping this restaurant going during these difficult times.

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vipSliv33
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always excellent, the portions are ample size and very tasty. We have never had a bad meal and that goes for the service as well. The owner is always around and comes by checking to make sure everything is to your liking. I had the salmon, my husband had the branzino our friends had lamb chops and the dumplings. Everyone was very impressed with their meal. You can’t go wrong at MP Taverna !

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vipJopplin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful time there! We went there because the restaurant week. We were surprised when the waiter told us that it was a mistake, even though the restaurant’s name was on the selection. The food was delicious!!! The restaurant was not crowded, so it was perfect for the social distance.

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Riverajmr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok and good but nothing spectacularly outstanding for my expectations on MP Taverna. For example, I found the Calamari and Cauliflower dish ok, the calamari was over breaded and a bit overdone. Also only could find 4 pieces of the cauliflower so this dish was 98% calamari. We also order the mixed grilled, chicken and sausages were good and juicy, one of them split on 2 half was overdone, fries were good but salty, and this dish really needs some kind of sauce, compote, or something that goes with the meat. Overall though a nice experience.

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vipRitaK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat in the outside tent, as nice as it can be at this time. They used nicer disposable tableware, and served from take out containers. A bit odd, but I think a very good choice, considering. Every bite of food was out of this world delicious, cocktails as well. I would highly recommend. A very nice high end date meal.
If anything, I’d suggest some music in the tent

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XanM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Perfect spacing indoors and outdoors was also available under tent or by fireplace.

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CarlosC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MP Taverna remains a steady reliable and treasured part of the Irvington community. Chef Psilakis has continued his commitment to the community staying open and providing amazing food in these difficult and trying times. If the smashed French fries are in my afterlife then that would be proof that I wound up in the “good place”.

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MichelleR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food and drinks. Everything is always so fresh and delicious

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vipjmgonzo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very conscious about Covid safety. However, some entrees are difficult to eat due to the plastic containers in which the food is served. This pertains to the outdoor dining option, which is very pleasant.

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vipMayleenM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our friend’s birthday. Servers Dan and Derek went above and beyond. Extremely friendly and accommodating. Thank you for a great evening!

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MP Taverna - Irvington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (914) 231-7854.

MP Taverna - Irvington is rated 4.7 stars by 2087 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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