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.
Chef recommends dining the Greek way which means starting off with meze (appetizers) for the table. This can include Octopus with a Mediterranean chickpea salad; salads like our Tomato Salad with string beans, grilled onions and feta or one of our signature dips like Eggplant with roasted peppers and garlic. Select an entrée for yourself or continue the meal family style over items like Grilled Branzino with fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes and olives; Lamb Shank served with orzo and root vegetables in a lamb jus and Greek Paella, comprised of shellfish, spicy lamb sausage and orzo. Simply grilled options have a place on the menu, as well, and include Chicken, Salmon, Swordfish and a “Fish of the Day.”
Our lunch menu features a selection of our signature items, along with salads and sandwiches and a rotating prix-fixe menu, comprised of an appetizer, entrée and dessert which is available for $17. Brunch the MP way over sweet and savory items like Ricotta Pancakes with caramelized apple, almonds, raisins and zabaglione and Roasted Tomato skillet baked eggs with sheep’s milk ricotta, Graviera, basil and garlic.
Honoring the Greek tradition of food as a vehicle for gathering friends and family, Psilakis also offers roasted whole animals for large groups. Choices include Whole Fish, Baby Lamb, Suckling Pig, Kid Goat and Rack of Rib Steak. These are also available for pick-up to wow your guests at home.
The interiors and ambiance of the 18th century building, whose original beams and rafters still stand, have been transformed by Michael David Associates. Guests peer through the mahogany, wall separating the 120-seat main dining room from the bar via different sized rectangular cut-outs. The bar area boasts ten rustic brass chandeliers that hang from an acoustical tiled, 13-foot ceiling, and two LCD television screens. Outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.