In Photos: MP Taverna in Roslyn
MP Taverna in Roslyn is a rarity on Long Island. It’s helmed by owner/chef Michael Psilakis, a heavyweight in the international scene. He’s amassed a Michelin star, a James Beard Award nomination and he can be seen on various television series regularly airing (including Iron Chef). It’s a wonderful thing that he has planted MP Taverna, his take on a modern Greek bistro, right here in our own backyard.
We weren’t just dining at MP Taverna when we had the pleasure of stopping by recently. We were there filming our 100th episode of Restaurant Hunter for FiOS1 Long Island. It was a special shoot as we had both an audience and special guests to accompany Chef Psilakis and his culinary creations.
The restaurant itself is beautiful. Prior to turning into MP Taverna, this space had been briefly used as Day Boat Cafe, which suffered a fire in 2008 and needed to close almost as soon as it had opened. Luckily for us, Chef Psilakis was looking for a space to open.
MP Taverna excels in almost everything it tries, especially seafood. We were fortunate to share a Whole American Red Snapper, topped with onion, tomato and eggplant. Appetizers included a spicy broccoli rabe and roasted potatoes.
1363 Old Northern Boulevard
Roslyn, NY 11576