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    January 27, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 14, 2014
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At MP Taverna, Chef Michael Psilakis introduces his award-winning Greek-American fare to Long Island’s North Shore. Located in the heart of Roslyn, NY, MP Taverna is a modern interpretation of a traditional Greek taverna. Open for Lunch, Dinner & Weekend Brunch, MP Taverna is an exciting addition to the Long Island dining scene. The ground floor houses the main dining room & separate bar, while the second floor is perfect for private dining & events. The dinner menu allows diners to order from an assortment of meze, salads, entrees, & plat du jours. Meze options include Meatballs, Octopus with Mediterranean chickpea salad, & Trio of Greek Spreads, highlights from the salad selection include the MP Salad with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, onions, & feta. Signature dishes like the Lamb Burger with smashed potato & pickle or Grilled Branzino with fingerlings, cherry tomatoes & olives, are offered together with simply grilled options such as Swordfish, Salmon or Steak & Sausage.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Much better than expected
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Have been here a handful of times throughout the years. The first time I can and this time have been the best. Group of 4 we shared the meatballs app and the 3 dip combo. Meatballs are so different and tasty. Dip is fine - was not my choice. I had the lamb chops which were a special and they were delicious - a bit fatty but I guess that's where the flavor comes from. The smashed fries were my favorite, so crispy! Everyone else had the steak and lamb chops and all were pleased. Our waiter was sweet and eager to please although he didn't really know anything."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2013
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Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings his vision of a contemporary New York grand café to life at The National Bar & Dining Rooms. Housed in the same 1927 Emery Roth-designed building as The Benjamin Hotel, The National's all-occasion modern bistro offerings satiate guests from breakfast through late night. Modeled after the celebrated grand cafés in Europe, The National is both residential and metropolitan in design and offers thoughtful details such as antiqued mirrors, a bronze spiral staircase, distressed peacock blue and chocolate leather banquettes, classic marble table tops, and black and white glazed-tile flooring.<br /><br />Each Sunday evening from 6pm to 10pm, The National features a lineup of New York City bands performing an array of musical selections such as classic jazz, funk, blues, and more.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Came for a business breakfast
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"came here for a business breakfast. was good enough. service was a little pushy for 8:30 am. Pricey for the quality of food, but good enough."
Dined on 03/06/2014
 2013
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Mara’s Homemade is family owned and operated serving authentic Barbecue, Southern and Cajun cuisine. Barbecue is smoked on premise. Gulf seafood, Andouille sausage and spices are flown in from New Orleans to make traditional, authentic dishes. When not utilizing Southern products, Mara&#39;s buys local.<br />Live crawfish are available when in season and weather permits.<br />Family recipes are the staple plus new creations developed by Chef Josh.<br />Signature dishes include Char-grilled Oysters, Crawfish Stuffed Bread, Crawfish Cheesecake and BBQ Black Peppered Shrimp.<br />Mara&#39;s now house grinds fresh brisket for their burgers. The hamburgers are served on pretzel buns baked daily on the premises. Turkey burgers are also available.<br />Homemade desserts are available daily and whole cakes and pies may be ordered to go with at least 24 hours’ notice.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good food, not so good management
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"love Mara's and it is definitely one of our go to's on casual nights. Very disappointed with management as they do not allow you to swap sides. My husband ordered a fish special that came with collard greens, he asked to swap the collard greens and the waitress said the owners do not allow that. She also described that it would come under the fish with sauce on top. When it came out, it was in a different dish on its own as a side. Ridiculous in my opinion and it wasn't even touched, so that's just wasting food. Besides that the food is good, but terrible management skills."
Dined on 03/07/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Located in the historic village of Roslyn, and overlooking Gerry Park and the Roslyn Duck Pond, Thyme has a harmonious approach to food which embraces wholesome ingredients, diligence and care in preparation. The finest and freshest of ingredients make all the difference at Thyme, and we work closely with local farms and purveyors whenever seasonally possible. Spectacular presentation is also an essential part of who we are.<br> <br />Our menus are created with the seasons in mind, and draw from a spectrum of colors and flavors to create a unique dining experience.<br />It is our desire to create a dining experience that is similar to a night out with your closest friends; warm, engaging and pleasing to all the senses
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
inconsistent
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/02/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/02/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Good food, but horrible hostess and waiter."
Dined on 02/02/2014
 2013
Special Features: great for brunch
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Quality Meats is a contemporary restaurant that serves a rustic New American menu. <br>The varied menu focuses on modern interpretations of classic dishes such as Traditional Steak Tartare, Caesar Salad and Roasted Bone Marrow, in addition to several cuts of beef from legendary New York butchers Milton Abeles and Strassburger Meats.<br>The restaurant's side dishes alone merit a trip with innovative house specialties, including Corn Crème Brulee, Gnocchi and Cheese and Edamame with Mint Salt. The Quality Meats chefs are Craig Koketsu (Lespinasse, Stars) as executive chef and Cory Colton (Lespinasse, St.Regis) on pastry. The restaurant has a warm industrial atmosphere, created by award-winning AvroKO and features intimate dining areas, a comfortable bar area with well-stocked charcuterie bar.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Solid!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great food and great service. My husband and I went overboard ordering and shared shrimp cocktail, tuna tartar, porterhouse, creamed spinach, gnocchi and dessert. The gnocchi was out of this world, almost tasted like mac n cheese - delish! Had a great time but beware its very pricey! Solid NYC steakhouse, can't wait to return."
Dined on 01/30/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
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Coined as an "American Gastropub" by owner and Head Chef Kent Monkan, the Heirloom Tavern offers its customers the finest food and greatest company Long Island has to offer. Some of our main courses include Painted Hills steaks, potato-crusted Chatham cod, and fettuccine lobster carbonara. Stop in for drinks or dinner!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Hopefully this was just a slip-up
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2013
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Love Heirloom Tavern, probably our favorite LI restaurant. Went on Sat as a group of 4 and the portions seemed significantly smaller. Hopefully this was just a one-off issue and not the new norm. Food was still fantastic."
Dined on 02/01/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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Limani, a Mediterranean seafood restaurant focusing on traditional Greek specialties. We have come across a plethora of products that allows the Mediterranean diet to take its rightful place in the culinary landscape. Whether it is the premium first-pressed, cold-pressed olive oil from the Calamata, jewels of fish and seafood, or local organic vegetables, to special items such as the capers from Santorini or the Saffron from Kozani you will find it at Limani.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great atmosphere, but pricey
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Beautiful decor and ambiance. Busy and late night crowd on a Sat night. 3 of us had saganaki, calamari, and shrimp for apps - all really good. Shared a bottle of wine that was recommended - it was just ok. For dinner we shared 2 lobsters which were fabulous. shared 1 dessert that was very good as well. Service was good, but almost too much attention as there isn't one dedicated waiter, seems to be a team approach and they don't communicate with each other so we kept being interrupted every few minutes with the same questions over and over. I guess it could be a good thing that they are attentive, but it was a bit much. Overall nice experience."
Dined on 01/25/2014
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Coined as an "American Gastropub" by owner and Head Chef Kent Monkan, the Heirloom Tavern offers its customers the finest food and greatest company Long Island has to offer. Some of our main courses include Painted Hills steaks, potato-crusted Chatham cod, and fettuccine lobster carbonara. Stop in for drinks or dinner!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great again
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2013
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Favorites are the clams casino and fried mozzarella apps. LOVE the mac & cheese. Tried french onion soup and burger this time, also very good.
Great neighborhood restaurant."
Dined on 01/20/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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