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Alvin & Friends

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14 Memorial Highway, 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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

STAY AWAY. FAR, FAR AWAY. I wish I could give zero stars. We were charged double… yes, double … for our food and beverages. Not bad enough? Our “friends” at Alvin & Friends tacked on 18% for “service” on top of a $20 cover. That is simply highway robbery. No reputable club or restaurant pads their bill like this. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

... And probably up to Very Good on other evenings. We were brought here by local friends as an education I think ( we aren't acquainted with southern or soul food) the cocktails were so-so and rather expensive but the food was good: three starters among five was plenty. Good fried green tomatoes (isn't that a movie?) and jerk chicken.... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

At its newer location, a group us enjoyed Alvin's hospitality and artwork as well as the tasty food!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

From beginning to end our experience was an A+!! The owner was so gracious and attentive; he seated us and approached our table a couple of times to inquire about our experience. Staff, in general, were super friendly and accommodating!! The food and atmosphere were great and drinks were fabulous! We DEFINITELY will return!

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new york city
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Memorial Highway, 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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?