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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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 fried chicken in Westchester. By general consensus, "New Rochelles Dining Room" Westchester magazine.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
WOW, just WOW

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Jamie C
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A friend and I went on a Tuesday night. They had a limited menu since they were introducing a new menu the next night, but that was all right since we were just there to try the place for the first time. We both had the curried crab chowder - spectacularly good. I told Alvin I wished he sold the... More 

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

Thanks so much for this review. We hope you will return soon to sample our new menu and give us a chance to earn an "Excellent" from you. More 

Austin, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Wow, what a great dining treat. This was my second visit and my opportunity to introduce this great restaurant to others. Great food, great jazz in a place filled with pleasing ambience. This will always be a favorite stop. This experience was dinner and previously we dined for lunch. I would recommend any opportunity to dine. Do not forget to... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had visited Alvin & friends in their previous location which was cozy...the new place is Expansive! The Jazz that night was a wonderful singer named Jina Billups and we stayed 4 hours listening and eating and thoroughly enjoying ourselves! Alvin and Gwen are very gracious hosts and we look forward to going back many more times to enjoy the... More 

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White Plains, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A couple of friends and I were looking for a nice place to have dinner and celebrate a birthday. I found out about Alvin's because of the jazz performer that was featured that particular weekend. We had a wonderful time. The restaurant is beautiful and the paintings on the walls throughout the restaurant were all produced by Alvin himself. The... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is probably my fifth visit to Alvin & Friends this year...and yet, again, I had a fabulous time! The food is amazing (I usually get the salmon), my glass of wine was devine (I drank it all which is rare), dessert was delicious, and the enterntainment was awesome last night! Alvin and Gwen are the perfect host/hostess...enjoyed all the... More 

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Since the original chef has returned to the restaurant from Grand Cayman, the menu and food have improved significantly. Now, I actually consider Alvin & Friends when deciding to eat out.

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Irvington, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Westchester. From the moment you walk in, every one of your senses is indulged. You have amazing art on the walls, incredible music, and five star food that you just can't get anywhere else around here. If that's not enough, the host Alvin (who very well may be the most charming man on the... More 

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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

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 fried chicken in Westchester. By general consensus, "New Rochelles Dining Room" Westchester magazine.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?