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Alvin & Friends

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14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (Huguenot and Main)
+1 914-654-6549
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Contemporary Southern and Caribbean Cuisine. New York Times Rated "don't...
Contemporary Southern and Caribbean Cuisine. New York Times Rated "don't miss". Rated 26 in food, decor, and service by Zagat. Voted "Best of Westchester" three years in a row. By general consensus, "New Rochelles Dining Room" Westchester magazine.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Shrimp and Grits!!!! Yummy!!!!

We came here for brunch, myself,husband and our 18 month daughter. One of the waiters had an emergency so the owner Alvin and 1 other waiter handled the entire restaurant. The decor and portraits are BEAUTIFUL. I felt as if I was in New Orleans in the French Quarter. I love a restaurant with great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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English first
new york city
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came here for brunch, myself,husband and our 18 month daughter. One of the waiters had an emergency so the owner Alvin and 1 other waiter handled the entire restaurant. The decor and portraits are BEAUTIFUL. I felt as if I was in New Orleans in the French Quarter. I love a restaurant with great lighting and this definitely had... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A great indoor outdoor location with great food, entertainment, and a lively atmosphere. The menu, I liked as it was not 3,4 paged long. It was consise and covered all of the best options for appetizers, entrees, and desserts. As well as being able to order sides separately. Alvin even has a children's menu. The menu seemed to have a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Warm and personal with southern/soul food influences. The shrimp and grits are my favorite. The outdoor patio is not especially appealing, but the decor and ambiance inside seems just perfect in a casually elegant setting. Alvin is often around to greet guests and is charming and engaging with being intrusive.

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AlvinandFriends, Manager at Alvin & Friends, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits: We pride ourselves on our stone-ground grits, which we have shipped directly from Oxford, Mississippi. We hope you come back soon and try some of our other menu items. More 

Bronx, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very nice place to eat; more to the southern side in cuisine. The food is excellent, ambience is great, the staff always attentive and friendly. Live Jazz bands during the weekend in the rear of the place, also has a piano at the entrance where someone is placing and/or singing. Very relaxing place, highly recommended for adults only

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The food isn't bad.Side portions could be a little more. The variety of food expecially caribbean could be expanded on.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went in with my family and the owner came over and introduced himself to us. He brought out sample's of food before we had a chance to order. He was good for recommending items from the menue.

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New York,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came here on a Sunday for brunch. Live music, good service, good food. Outdoor seating as well. Would recommend the brunch and would def come back again.

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AlvinandFriends, Owner at Alvin & Friends, responded to this review

Thanks so much for sharing your review -- we are so glad you enjoyed brunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food OK but service appalling! I mean, I'm not picky but really appalling! Spent ages looking for waiters to serve us throughout the meal; appealed to maitre d' who was no help; and shared our disappointment with the eponymous Alvin on the way out who acknowledged all the failings but then offered us a derisorily small discount on a future... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The live piano music was great and the food was fantastic. For appetizers, I ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes and it was delicious(I just wish I had more on my plate). My wife ordered a salad, which had an amazing house dressing with it. For dinner, I had this amazing, melt in your mouth, short rib meal with mashed potatoes... More 

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New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Alvin is one of those Restaurant owners who knows what it means to take care of your patrons. You'll always be greeted with a smile, he'll most likely stop by to see how things are doing. They have live music pretty much every weekend. The food is amazing. The portions are good and not overwhelming. The dishes themselves are refined... More 

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Additional Information about Alvin & Friends

Address: 14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone Number: +1 914-654-6549
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  New Rochelle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 35

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY, New Rochelle, NY 10801
    (Huguenot and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  New Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +1 914-654-6549

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 35
  • Price Range: $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Contemporary Southern and Caribbean Cuisine. New York Times Rated "don't miss". Rated 26 in food, decor, and service by Zagat. Voted "Best of Westchester" three years in a row. By general consensus, "New Rochelles Dining Room" Westchester magazine.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?