What to Eat at MP Taverna, Now Serving Octopus and Greek Paella in Astoria

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Octopus with a Mediterranean chickpea salad. Photo: Melissa Hom

The third location of Michael Psilakis's Greek tavern is now open on Ditmars Boulevard. This outpost is a 150-seat bi-level restaurant with big glass doors that will open up into a patio (which seats 100 more diners!) during the warmer months. Beyond traditional Greek dishes, there are also roasted whole animals offered for groups (suckling pig, kid goat, pork butt, and more), as well as a weekday happy hour with $1 oysters, and gyro and meatball sliders. Plus: Psilakis is making a fully loaded "egg souvlaki" for brunch. Check out the food, the menu, and the space, straight ahead.

MP Taverna

Greek sausage.Photo: Melissa Hom

MP Taverna

Tomato salad.Photo: Melissa Hom

MP Taverna

Greek paella with shellfish, spicy lamb sausage, and orzo.Photo: Melissa Hom

MP Taverna

There's a patio, too.Photo: Melissa Hom

MP Taverna

Drink up.Photo: Melissa Hom

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MP Taverna, 31-29 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, 718-777-2187