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Alvin & Friends

14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY 10801, New Rochelle, NY
+1 914-654-6549
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Ranked #17 of 154 restaurants in New Rochelle
Price range: $29 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Huguenot and Main
Description: Contemporary Southern and Caribbean Cuisine. New York Times Rated "don't miss". Rated 26 in food, decor, and service by Zagat. Voted best fried chicken in Westchester. By general consensus, "New Rochelles Dining Room" Westchester magazine.
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English first
Bronx NY
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate at Alvin's last Saturday, not for a special event but the hospitality made it seem special. The three of us had two starters, three entrees, two desserts, and a very good time. The food was tasty and earned high marks, especially the fried chicken and the creole seafood linguine. The service was fine and included a lengthy visit... More

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Larchmont, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful drinks, food and atmosphere. My nicoise salad was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and of course Alvin is charming. I love the new space!

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NY
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We made a reservations at Alvin's via Opentable for Sunday evening at 6:30pm to celebrate my MIL's birthday. We reserved here specifically because we thought MIL would enjoy southern cuisine and live music for her birthday and we had been here several times before. There isn't enough space here to recount what happened. Long story short, there was a special... More

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MANASSAS
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Asked for filet mignon medium rare - served medium well. Molten lava cake tasted heavy and was unfortunately lacking something. Service was first rate; host was hospitable.

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New Rochelle, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Southern and Caribbean mix of food at Alvin & Friends is good, but what makes the place is the friendliness of host Alvin. He or his wife will likely stop by your table for a chat during your meal.

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New Rochelle, New York
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had 3 courses for $26. The restaurant was quite full and the noise volume was high. There was a piano player and we could hear him even back in the corner. We had grilled peaches with mango salad -- Very nice with a balsamic dressing I had the garlic lime roasted chicken and my friend had ox tails with... More

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NEW ROCHELLE
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The restaurant is spacious and Alvin's art is quite good. Wish I could say the same about the food and service which was not.

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new rochelle, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great Ambiance, Charming Host and Excellent food choices,What else could someone want.A great place to spend a cozy evening.

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New Rochelle, New York, USA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Who would have thought that a small restaurant in Westchester county's New Rochelle could produce fried oysters to die for, and fried chicken that your Mom wish she had made! A truly delightful restaurant, recently moved to much larger quarters to accommodate a growing, enthusiastic clientele. A wonderful reason to go to downtown New Rochelle, "the queen city on the... More

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Katonah, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch today at Alvin and Friends and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. Food was yummy: I had a delicious crab cake sandwich and my friend's fried chicken was fabulous ! The restaurant is very spacious and pretty with beautiful colorful paintings all around ( found out later that that the owner, Alvin, was the artist!) The staff was very courteous... More

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