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Alvin & Friends

Certificate of Excellence
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14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (Huguenot and Main)
+1 914-654-6549
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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
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, 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: Described by The New York Times as "a darling of downtown New...
Described by The New York Times as "a darling of downtown New Rochelle," Alvin & Friends- selected by Open Table users for a 2015 Diner's Choice award and winner of a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor -- serves contemporary cuisine with Southern and Caribbean flavors and offers live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights as well as a jazz brunch on Sundays.
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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lively neighborhood Hot Spot

Very good food, and ambiance! Wait staff was very good as well. Interesting menu and live music. Great addition to downtown New Rochelle!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Deborahc90
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New York City, New York
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New Rochelle, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Entered restaurant at 7:35. Ordered cocktails and appetizers, entrees. Served appetizer and drinks immediately (no prep work - it was salads). At 8:30 still had not received entrees. Was told that it would be another two minutes. At 8:35 decided to leave. Manager came over and started yelling at us. I told him I wasn't paying for my drink, which... More 

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Thank kimY7376UO
AlvinandFriends, Owner at Alvin & Friends, responded to this review

I was the person who spoke to you on your recent visit; I am not the manager, I am the owner, Alvin, and I remember it quite differently from the way you describe it. First, we are a fine dining establishment where all food is prepared to order, which takes time. If you were in a hurry you should have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My mom and I had such an amazing experience at Alvin and Friends restaurant! And yes I went all over social next work to spread the word. It's so hard to find a restaurant where everything was perfect. Ambiance, service, decor, entertainment and food! You literally felt and taste the passion for what they do. The steak and oxtail melts... More 

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Thank Azure S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food, and ambiance! Wait staff was very good as well. Interesting menu and live music. Great addition to downtown New Rochelle!

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Thank Deborahc90
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found the staff very very good. And always checking on us. The owner came to us 2 times which was great. The food was great and tasty. Overall as a restaurant good place to go. If you go for drinks, don't bother and don't order drinks with dinner. Manhattan prices on drinks in extremely small size glasses. Possibly zero... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Great Company and Great food! Alvin and Friends did a great job hosting this brunch. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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Thank Glowee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Very pricy. Waited at the bar for my order. Bar tender said hello, seem unemotional. No smile. Order took a while to arrive. I orderered bbq wings and rice and peas. The wings were great, but the rice and pease was sweat, and oily. Didn't taste like original rice and peas. I would like to try a sit down meal... More 

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Thank sophiescale
New Rochelle, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Stopped by here with a group of friends for dinner on a Tuesday night. Decided to sit at the communal table near the bar since I like the space there more, plus it was closer to the bar. We ordered the tamarind pork, fried oysters and jerk chicken wings. I got the jerk duck breast, which was really tender. My... More 

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Thank KC_Choi
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We tried this lively and busy restaurant with friends who live in the neighborhood and enjoy it. The food was fine and the service accommodating. The portions were big, but some dishes needed more flavor. The owner was charming, walking the room and introducing himself.

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Thank WhereNext2NYC
Mahopac, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I've read the previous reviews & I would encourage those diners to give this restaurant another try. I found the staff to be friendly & helpful. I will not say the service was top notch. There's some room for improvement there. However, our waiter was doing his best to accommodate us in spite of having to also serve a private... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I went to a Holiday Party last night, December 17, 2015 at Alvin and Friends in New Rochelle, New York. The party was held in a private room in the rear of the restaurant. When I arrived the waiter was serving an limited assortment of 3 h'orderves on a tiny square dish (plantain, cod fish balls, and little nut crusted... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Described by The New York Times as "a darling of downtown New Rochelle," Alvin & Friends- selected by Open Table users for a 2015 Diner's Choice award and winner of a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor -- serves contemporary cuisine with Southern and Caribbean flavors and offers live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights as well as a jazz brunch on Sundays.
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
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?