Greek Brunch at MP Taverna in Astoria

 MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

We were walking on Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, when we noticed MP Taverna, a fairly big place serving Greek cuisine. Little we knew that this is one of the many restaurants of Chef Michael Psilakis and that we would have a great brunch there. The restaurant, with its rustic decor dominated by large windows, was not that crowded, allowing us to enjoy a quiet meal. 

We started off our meal with their trio of dips, served with some grilled pita. The dips, very good and a bit addictive, were: eggplant, yogurt and chickpea. I definitely recommend this appetizer.

 Trio of dips at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

Trio of dips at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

 Chickpea at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

Chickpea at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

 Eggplant at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

Eggplant at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

 Yogurt at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

Yogurt at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

For her entree, Jodi picked the MP salad, made with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, olive, onion (she asked for no onion), feta, peppers and a red wine vinaigrette. 

 MP Salad at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

MP Salad at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

On my side, I chose the country "cast iron" breakfast is made of 3 baked eggs, Greek pork sausage, bacon, roasted tomato, potatoes a la plancha, grilled pita and a small portion of MP salad. The presentation of the plate was really nice, rustic with the cast iron skillet, and quite appetizing. It was a great deal for $16 and surely a lot of food. I loved the Greek pork sausage that was succulent, and it was in fact my favorite part of the dish. The eggs could have been slightly less cooked for me, as I like a runny yolk, but otherwise, it was a very good brunch option.

 Country cast iron breakfast at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

Country cast iron breakfast at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

 Country cast iron breakfast at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

Country cast iron breakfast at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

 Country cast iron breakfast at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

Country cast iron breakfast at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

 Country cast iron breakfast at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

Country cast iron breakfast at MP Taverna in Astoria, Queens

MP Taverna is a good place for brunch: the food there is fairly good and prices are not outrageous. I would certainly go there to try their dinner menu, especially after I saw that they have a Greek paella made with orzo that looks very interesting...

Enjoy (I did)!

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MP Taverna - 3129 Ditmars Boulevard, Astoria, NY 11105

 
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