About MP Taverna - Roslyn
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.
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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MP Taverna - Roslyn Ratings and Reviews
I had the Best...
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.
We like dining here! the food is very ve ...
We like dining here! the food is very very good, and consistently so. Menu items are creative, the staff were friendly & attentive .
The food is memorable, 3rd visit. Consis ...
The food is memorable, 3rd visit. Consistent, love it. Now my favorite
Wasn't very busy at the bar at all when ...
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
Nice place to spend a nice evening with friends! Excellent Lamb chops!
MP Taverna Roslyn - Always a Treat!
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!
Nice afternoon with close friends, but jazz combo too loud. Food great.
Went there for my husband's birthday. Al ...
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.
Never disappoints. Food and service alwa ...
Never disappoints. Food and service always on point. We will be back.
Birthday celebration disappointment
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.
Always s great food experience . Wines a ...
Always s great food experience . Wines are great, we are return customers...
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.
Having a very loud jazz group during lun ...
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.
Service was terrible
Service was terrible
The lamb shank was delicious and the Bro ...
The lamb shank was delicious and the Bronzino (filet )was very good. Will definitely recommend and return.
Food was good. We ordered 3 spread appet ...
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.
Dinner after the movies
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.
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!!
service was very good. food very good
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.
Food was really good especially main cou ...
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 .
Mediterranean at its Best!
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!
Consistently good. Staff including mana ...
Consistently good. Staff including manager Tony was very attentive.
Great night with great friends!
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.
We have been at MP Taverna several times ...
We have been at MP Taverna several times. Lately it has gotten so much better!! Lemon chicken was excellent and desert was so good!!
Sometimes this spot is better. Sometimes its not. Tonight it was not.
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.
Delicious Greek-American fare, terrific ...
Delicious Greek-American fare, terrific dining atmosphere and excellent service.
Better descriptions needed
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
Beautiful valentine's night with the wife
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!!
Another delicious dinner at MP Taverna. ...
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
We were put in a room 10 degrees colder ...
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.
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.
Didn't honor reservation. Sat down 45 m ...
Didn't honor reservation. Sat down 45 minutes late.
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
Dinner on 1.30.16
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!
Overall good food and great place. My gi ...
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.
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