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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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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
Tue - 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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  • 29
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Beth1245
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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New York,NY
Top Contributor
400 reviews 400 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came here on a Sunday for brunch. Live music, good service, good food. Outdoor seating as well. Would recommend the brunch and would def come back again.

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

Thanks so much for sharing your review -- we are so glad you enjoyed brunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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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
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118 reviews 118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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12 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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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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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 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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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