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Mar 14, 2012 11:11 AM

Michael Psilakis MP TAVERNA coming to Irvington?

According to the NYT today Michael Psilakis will open MP TAVERNA at one bridge street. Isn't that were Red Hat is located? Anyone have any additional info?

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    1. re: apples

      According to the NYT he's openning both!

      1. re: apples

        MP TAVERNA Michael Psilakis has found success with his Greek brasserie in Roslyn, N.Y., so he is cloning it in a Westchester village in May. This summer in Queens, he will open a bigger one: 1 Bridge Street, Irvington, N.Y.; 31-29 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, Queens.

        from the times.

        1. re: cubanat

          That is a wonderful location. There have been lots of places there. It will be nice to have a really good one!!

      2. Lohud has some info. It's going where Day Boat Cafe was. I liked Day Boat Cafe but I guess it never did that well. I think that whole building is 1 Bridge St.

        ETA: link

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        1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

          Day Boat Cafe burned to the ground.

          This is an edit. I wrote the above first and then googled it. Where MP Taverna was in Roslyn, Day Boat Cafe did go up in flames. It looks like there was a Day Boat Cafe in Irivington too?!?!?! and that is where MP Taverna is going. Something sounds fishy to me.

          1. re: jpf1980

            I don't think it's so sketchy. Day Boat in Irvington and the one in Roslyn were indeed part of the same group. It is possible that the group held leases in both locales that they were no longer interested in holding/continuing. MP is going in where Day Boat is/was in Irvington, but according The Journal News, MP BBQ and MP To Go are also opening in Irvington at 1 Bridge Street. It's a big complex near the water if you've never been. I think its a tough spot for a restaurant. One was there before Day Boat and also couldn't make a go despite being quite good.

            1. re: MRS

              i guess your probably right, i'm in the insurance business, so business fires sometimes sound sketchy. By the way, I love MP Taverna. Food is great. I wonder what MP BBQ is?

              1. re: MRS

                The thing that is amazing about that building is that you go expecting to have waterfront dining and the only views you get of the water are when you're in the parking lot. Red Hat has the views (although not all that great, based on my experience there, unless you sit outside0.

                I did not realize that Day Boat Cafe had closed. I guess that's why they're not on HVRW.

          2. Has anyone been to the new Irvington location? Going, and looking to hear what was good. Thanks