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All 156 New Rochelle Restaurants

Alvin & Friends

14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY 10801, New Rochelle, NY
+1 914-654-6549
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Ranked #15 of 156 Restaurants in New Rochelle
Price range: $29 - $35
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
New York City
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Alvin & Friends creates a fusion of Caribbean & Soul food. Service is exemplary, and the atmosphere is very inviting and relaxing. The portions are just right and, the meal was mildly spiced. The owner and his wife were present and are very hospitable. My waiter made a good wine suggestion and gave me the information so that I could... More

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Bronx
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What an amazing experience! Although we were five ladies for a girls night, it accommodates families and couples as well. The owner was warm and friendly and makes a point of visiting every table. The atmosphere will suit all occasions but I must say it was perfect for a Saturday night. The jazz, the art, the food all blended and... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Alvin and Friends is a true delight; wonderful ambiance--original Matisse-inspired artwork by the host/owner himself; live entertainment, superior service, and fabulous food. Started with white sangria, which was delicious. Outstanding apps were curried chicken soup, two kinds of wings and a savory crabcake; and for dessert, don't miss is the shortbread cookies with two dipping sauces--best I ever ate! Don't... More

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New Rochelle, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The owner is very chummy with all of the patrons but if you have a negative comment he just walks away silently

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Portsmouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Alvin & Friends is a treat for your mouth. Alvin and staff manage to blend caribbean, jazz, and Southern flares effortlessly. The Sunday jazz brunch is delicious to the palate and to the ears. I have visited Alvin's on numerous occasions and I have never had a bad meal. The owner often checks on patrons to ensure an enjoyable and... More

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Bronx NY
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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