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14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle, NY 10801 (Huguenot and Main)
+1 914-654-6549
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New Rochelle, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful ambiance! Wonderful service! Delightful host and owner. Beautiful paintings by Alvin grace the walls. This restaurant has it all. Everything from the Mac and cheese to the fried chicken is fabulous . The get together bar area is a fun way to meet your party. Try it especially for a special date.

1 Thank Mabcola
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time visit to this great restaurant! The atmosphere is wonderful. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. At first glance, the prices may appear a little high. But one taste of the food and that idea quickly vanishes!! Well worth EVERY penny!!!

1 Thank veronicalowe
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alvin and Friends has a great vibe! Menu includes a vast variety of Southern food. Shrimp and grits, complimentary corn muffins straight from the oven and pomegranate martini were excellent. Alvin Is a warm and friendly host.

Thank Loriju
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent although choices limited by buffet. Service is always personal and friendly. Drinks are mouth watering. Alvin was there on this occasion to greet his patrons. He even posed for selfies with Mom and me. It's become my favorite Caribbean spot in Westchester.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sherman Oaks
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A quiet dining room for a unique appetizing taste, a regular visit whenever I am in town. Highly recommended for private dining or group functions. Management is accommodating and very hospitable.

Thank Heismyrock
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My family went there for a graduation dinner. From appetizer to dessert, the food was absolutely delicious. I had the Carmelized Atlantic Salmon which is by far the best salmon dish I have ever had. My husband had the Creole Seafood Linguine which he has not stopped talking about. He also had the Fried Green Tomatoes for an appeitzer which... More 

1 Thank DnJ731
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

My family celebrated Mother's Day at Alvin and Friends. The restaurant is nicely done, with beautiful wall paintings. Service was friendly. I was a bit disappointed with the buffet. The selections were not inspiring - sliced beef, eggs and bacon, baked salmon, potatoes, pasta, and waffles and chicken tenders, and assortment of pastries. I enjoyed the salmon but the beef... More 

Thank R L
New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

You'll live Alvin and Friends. The food is good. There's entertainment. There are beautiful paintings on the wall for sale. You'll love it.

Thank GeorgiaW55
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Been there before and was very happy. This time everything was a little off. Waiter was new and make a few mistakes (I dont mind) , didnt get drinks until our meal, got the wrong drink. Food was good but not as good as first visit. Alvin stopped by our table and he is always lovely. Our experience this time... More 

Thank darcy f
Rochester, New York
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196 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Was here for a party and couldn't have been more embarrassed for the hosts. There was not enough food prepared to feed all the guests. Many items ran out after the first 10 people and were not refilled. Nor was there a sense of urgency on the part of the staff. There were about 50-60 people in attendance and when... More 

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

For private parties we serve the amount of food ordered by the host. Hosts select the amount of food they think is appropriate for the number of guests expected and set the budget for their events. If we feel that the amount of food that the host is ordering is insufficient for the number of guests expected we will suggest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $35
American, Caribbean, Jamaican
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?