About MP Taverna - Roslyn

1363 Old Northern Blvd.
Roslyn, NY 11576
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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

Cuisines:
Greek

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(516) 686-6486

Website:
http://www.michaelpsilakis.com/

Catering:
Host your next special occasion at MP Taverna. View our private party section for addition information or email info.roslyn@mptaverna.com.

Parking Details:
Parking Lot; Street Parking; Weekend Valet: 5:00pm

Executive Chef:
Micheal Psilakis

Private Party Facilities:
Inquire about our private dining room for your next special event.

Private Party Contact:
Ashley: 8555044816

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Now accepting Mother's Day reservations. Offering our regular menu's along with specials.
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Sun 3:00PM - 4:30PM

Mon - Thu 3:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

Fri - Sat 3:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:45PM

MP Taverna - Roslyn Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4

ambience

3.9

noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
ambience4
service4
value3

I had the Best...

Dined 3 days ago

I had the best salad here I have ever eaten in a very long time, maybe in my whole life! It was a daily special called carrot salad and every ingredient came together in a perfect symphony of flavors! They should put it on the regular menu. For main dish I had the lamb chops which might seem pricey, but the portion was generous and the chops were tender and cooked perfectly. Dessert was excellent with apples and amaretto gelato. What I did not like and took away from the greatness of the rest were both side dishes we had. The smashed potato fries were a little greasy and lacking flavor. And the broccoli rabe had a bitter taste which to me was overpowering and unpleasant. Was very surprised a Greek restaurant did not offer lemon potatoes! I would go back again, but order different sides.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

We like dining here! the food is very ve ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

We like dining here! the food is very very good, and consistently so. Menu items are creative, the staff were friendly & attentive .

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

The food is memorable, 3rd visit. Consis ...

Dined on April 20, 2016

The food is memorable, 3rd visit. Consistent, love it. Now my favorite

food3
ambience4
service4

Wasn't very busy at the bar at all when ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Wasn't very busy at the bar at all when we first arrived and it took till the third time the bartenders acknowledged us for them to come get us drinks. 7 or 8 minutes and I didn't see them serve anyone other than the patrons eating at the bar. Food service and hostess did their best I have learned to live with being seated at 9:15 for 830 reservations. I understand it Saturday night and everyone wants to come in at a certain time but it really would be nice if people were seated at the times of their reservations the way airline flights of been taking off on time lately

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food!

Dined on April 16, 2016

Nice place to spend a nice evening with friends! Excellent Lamb chops!

food5
ambience5
service4
value3

MP Taverna Roslyn - Always a Treat!

vip
Dined on April 9, 2016

We have been fans of MP Taverna in Roslyn since it first opened! They have the best grilled fish ever -- with a nice charcoal flavor and natural herbs, lemon -- hard to find better fish ANYWHERE! We brought a friend with us and he deemed the food "excellent" and he is hard to please. The grilled octopus salad and the grilled whole fish of the day are my personal favorites along with a bottle of the Santorini white wine. The portions are generous so appetizers are easily shared. The only downsides to our experience this time -- the prices have increased over time (now it is easily $75/person with wine but no dessert); our waitress was eager to please but had problems with understanding English so others supplemented her service. The management always has a senior person circulating the dining areas to make sure guests are getting what they want and correcting any problem that may exist, which is a special help when the restaurant is full!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great brunch!

Dined on April 3, 2016

Nice afternoon with close friends, but jazz combo too loud. Food great.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Went there for my husband's birthday. Al ...

vip
Dined on March 31, 2016

Went there for my husband's birthday. Always enjoyable and great food. We had some delicious cocktails to start off the night. Then our server recommended a very good Greek wine to go with our food. Great service, great food, great time. Definitely going back.

food4
ambience4
service4

Never disappoints. Food and service alwa ...

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

Never disappoints. Food and service always on point. We will be back.

food3
ambience3
service4
value2

Birthday celebration disappointment

Dined on March 26, 2016

Overall we had an OK experience for our first visit. We went on a Saturday night and most all the tables were full; a good sign. The meatball app was very good (house specialty) as was an artichoke heart special (the best!). The anchovy crostini (new to the menu) was a disappointment. In terms of our entree's the whole Branzino was just OK, the grilled shrimp quite tasty though a little overcooked and our son enjoyed the Greek Paella (a little spicy). Note that two of us would have had the lamb chops, but we were having that for Easter dinner the next day. For desert my son had an apple-type Napoleon which was quite tasty. We found the wine list to be sorely disappointing. We tried one of the more expensive Greek 'Grand Reserves' and for our palate it was not so good. Should have just ponied up for the Stags Leap. Plenty of room for improvement in our opinion. Most likely will not return unless invited to a group function.

Tags: hot spot
food3
ambience4
service4
value1

Always s great food experience . Wines a ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Always s great food experience . Wines are great, we are return customers...

Tags: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service2
value2

Disappointed

Dined on March 25, 2016

We've been to the Astoria location which we liked very much, but either this was a bad night or nobody cares. Starting with the hostess the service seemed unprofessional, and as the meal progressed it got no better. We were mostly ignored and had the sense that everyone there was just "phoning it in". We were actually even bumped into 4 times while being served! The special was unavailable at 7 PM without explanation - which we weren't told until we tried to order it. The lamb burger (which contains pork, but that isn't stated on the menu) was flavorless and tough, but the crispy potatoes were very good. The gnocchi special was also leaden and not very flavorful. Overall this seemed like the kind of restaurant you'd find in a mall on the manager's night off. Would not go back.

food4
ambience1
service4
value4

Having a very loud jazz group during lun ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

Having a very loud jazz group during lunch is a big mistake, almost impossible to hear. Won't go there again for lunch on a weekend but will return for dinner.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service1

Service was terrible

Dined on March 16, 2016

Service was terrible

food4
ambience4
service4

The lamb shank was delicious and the Bro ...

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

The lamb shank was delicious and the Bronzino (filet )was very good. Will definitely recommend and return.

food4
ambience3
service2

Food was good. We ordered 3 spread appet ...

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Food was good. We ordered 3 spread appetizer. Server brought us 3 individual spreads and charged us 3x. We disputed and brought it to management. The manager on duty was extremely rude, didn't want to discuss, and subsequently told us there was nothing he could do. Very poor client management considering we had been frequent diners.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner after the movies

Dined on March 5, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at MP Taverna. It is conveniently located down the block from the movie theater which makes it part of a great Saturday night out. The food was delicious. We shared an appetizer of crispy artichoke hearts and the three dips. My husband and I both had the vegetable souvlaki and our friends had chicken souvlaki and a hamburger. We especially enjoyed the smashed potatoes and I would go back again and again for them.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Never disappoints

Dined on February 28, 2016

This time we visited with friends and they were as impressed as us. Friendly staff that just want to serve you good food. Keep up the good work MP!!

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

service was very good. food very good

Dined on February 28, 2016

the service was very good but it did take a little longer when sitting upstairs. but the upstairs tables are best because they are less noisy. The food was great.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4

Food was really good especially main cou ...

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

Food was really good especially main courses. We had Branzino, feta w/ fish and paella . For appetizers we had 3 dip combination which was ok. Drinks were satisfactory . We only had wine. We were in the upstairs room . Only negative is that tables are placed too close for comfort . It does gets quite loud on a Saturday night . We would return but ask for a more comfortable roomier area .

food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Mediterranean at its Best!

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

We really enjoyed out dinner on a Friday night. We sat upstairs which is quieter. The service and staff were friendly and very helpful. We had both kinds of meatballs, calamari and octupus for appetizers- all were tasty! For the main course we had the sole which was moist and flavorful, the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection with a side of broccoli rabe. Will recommend and will return!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Consistently good. Staff including mana ...

Dined on February 27, 2016

Consistently good. Staff including manager Tony was very attentive.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great night with great friends!

Dined on February 21, 2016

Our reservation was for 4 people as we were driving there another couple joined us. The restaurant was able to accommodate the 6 of us - this was great. We ordered an assortment of apps, including the grilled octopus - "it was amazing". We actually took and order home with us for our younger daughter who loves octopus-it was her breakfast sunday morning! Everyone enjoyed their meals- it was a nice night.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

We have been at MP Taverna several times ...

vip
Dined on February 21, 2016

We have been at MP Taverna several times. Lately it has gotten so much better!! Lemon chicken was excellent and desert was so good!!

food2
ambience2
service2
value2

Sometimes

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

Sometimes this spot is better. Sometimes its not. Tonight it was not.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Impressed

Dined on February 20, 2016

First time here, and I was very impressed by the attention paid by all the staff, as if we were royalty! Also, the food was interesting in flavor and ingredient combinations.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Delicious Greek-American fare, terrific ...

Dined on February 20, 2016

Delicious Greek-American fare, terrific dining atmosphere and excellent service.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Better descriptions needed

Dined on February 16, 2016

I had the roasted chicken Absolutely delicious. But it came in a white sauce which was not mentioned or described at all. So ask questions about prep. They need to describe better but the food is consistently yummt

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Beautiful valentine's night with the wife

Dined on February 14, 2016

We were here a couple of weeks ago and nothing has changed since. Great food (branzino and octopus to die for) and very warm and pleasant service. We sat downstairs next to the bar and it was a little colder than last time but understandable since it was freezing outside. That didn't stop us from enjoying our meal. The manager offered us hot tea and hot chocolate on the house and that made up for it. The special nutela dessert was OUT OF THIS WORLD. This place is worth going back!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
food4
ambience4
service4

Another delicious dinner at MP Taverna. ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Another delicious dinner at MP Taverna. We went there on a Saturday with a few family members and all of us left very full and happy as usual. We arrived earlier to avoid the long wait of Saturday night but we didn't have to wait more than 10-15 minutes. We were still offered a glass of wine while waiting at the bar. For appetizers we ordered the MP salad, grilled octopus, and the greek meatballs, all of which was delicious. Even though we had to wait longer for our main dishes, they were equally tasty. The service was great and quick as well for such a busy night. Can't wait to go back!

food4
ambience3
service2
value2

DinnerWithStu

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We had an 8 o'clock reservation and were seated immediately. It took a little while to get someone to take our drink order in fact the part next to us were seated after us received their drinks first. However the food was very good and nicely presented on the plate

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Cold Night

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We ventured out on the coldest night of the year to try MP Taverna. The place was busy, but not filled. The food variety was very good. I got a whole fish which was well prepared and quite good. The only complaint I have is the the food came out very fast. We were served our entrees in less than 20 minutes. Had we not lingered over conversation we would have been in and out in an hour.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great Time

Dined on February 13, 2016

After being stationed in Greece for a year, the search for Amazing Greek food has been hard to find. MP is exactly what I have been looking for.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

DELICIOUS BRUNCH

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

THE PORTIONS ARE FANTASTIC , PRICES SUPERB AND THE FOOD WAS AMAZING . ONLY THING WAS THE SERVICE WAS A LITTLE SLOW , BUT WE WERE IN NO RUSH UNTIL WE WANTED THE BILL . I HAD A PARTY OF 8 , WE WERE SEATED RIGHT AWAY ! I WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK TO TRY THEIR DINNERS.

Tags: great for brunch
food1
ambience1
service1

We were put in a room 10 degrees colder ...

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

We were put in a room 10 degrees colder than the rest of the restaurant, and spent the evening with our jackets on. Our food took forever to come out. I told this to the manager, who saw me in my winter coat, and was offered free dessert, but I explained that I was tired hungry and ready to go home. An appetizer wasn't even removed from the bill. The night was a total disappointment.

food4
ambience2
service3
value3

not timely

Dined on February 7, 2016

we really like the restaurant and the food. We had an 8pm reservation but were not seated until 830. The hostess took us upstairs to our table and it was not ready so we had to awkwardly stand with our coats while we waited for someone else to come up and get our table ready (this took over 3 minutes). No one came to our table to offer us anything for the mix-up or for the prolonged wait. We even went to the bar but it's crowded and understaffed so it took several minutes for us to get attention. It just becomes impossible to go here on a weekend night.

Tags: kid-friendly
food4
ambience4
service3

Didn't honor reservation. Sat down 45 m ...

Dined on February 7, 2016

Didn't honor reservation. Sat down 45 minutes late.

food3
ambience1
service1
value2

poor

Dined on February 7, 2016

uncomfortable seat, crammed into a corner, food was fair to good but service was just terrible, overwhelmed waiter, mixed up orders, forgot to bring drinks, crammed into a corner, very disappointed

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Dinner on 1.30.16

Dined on January 31, 2016

MP Taverna was a great experience for my boyfriend and I. The food and the atmosphere was beyond expectations. We really enjoyed everyhing. Our server Omar truly made our experience spectacular. We will definetly be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service5
value2

Overall good food and great place. My gi ...

Dined on January 31, 2016

Overall good food and great place. My girlfriend and I liked they had half bottles of wine. I find the menu is limited. They have great appetizers and fish selections. I myself am not a fan of whole fishes but it is highly recommended at this restaurant.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene

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