Dining Out

Where to Eat in Irvington

For such a small town, Irvington’s food scene is remarkably varied. Need convincing? Head to the mahogany-paneled dining room of MP Taverna. Chef Michael Psilakis’ modern approach to Greek fare elevates simple dishes like grilled branzino with cherry tomatoes, olives, and lemon or spicy lamb sausage with ricotta gnocchi. You could even make a meal of small plates like barrel-aged feta with roasted vegetables or octopus with a chickpea salad. The custardy galaktoboureko is a great ending to your meal.

At Chutney Masala, Chef Navjot Arora shows off the skills he learned at one of India’s top culinary schools. He pays homage to his favorite South Asian dishes like aromatic bhindi masala and smoky baingan bharta, but he doesn’t always stick to the recipes he was taught by his mother. The results are always fresh and flavorful. The dining room, especially the hand-blown chandeliers overhead and the intricate mirrors behind the bar, also artfully blends old and new.

It's a little hard to find, but GoSu is worth seeking out for Asian fare that’s a delight for all the senses. The menu draws equal amounts of inspiration from Korea (the hearty barbecued beef in the bulgogi) and Japan (the delicate panko breading of the chicken katsu). If you’ve been craving boldly seasoned ramen or other noodle dishes, this is the place.