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14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6308 (Huguenot and Main)
+1 914-654-6549
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Westchester Co., NY
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Alvin and Friends for dinner to celebrate our anniversary based on the type of cuisine and some positive reviews I'd heard from acquaintances. We were very disappointed in our experience, especially from a service perspective. We ordered drinks (just 2 glasses of wine) and sparkling water. Our appetizers came out well before we received anything to drink. We... More 

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Thank MBinNY
New Rochelle, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived Sunday after the brunch was ending (will have to come back). We did have lunch and the food was tasty and came to the table hot. It was an added bonus to have Alvin come by the table to greet us. Our server told us that the paintings on the wall were done by him. I was impressed and... More 

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Thank etechtravel
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow simmered oxtail are to die for along with their coconut martinis. My favorite days to go are late Sunday's to enjoy their wonderful Live jazz music. Very classy place.

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1 Thank Sara S
Westchester
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food and service were great. I'd only say you'd have to be the mood for that type of food as night we went, there was no "American" type choices. I eat everything, but mate is bit more particular. With that said - service outstanding. Alvin himself made his rounds all night.

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Thank NRgirl
New York, NY
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very classy restaurant, very nice atmosphere, clean and unique. The owner actually welcomes all his guests. Live singing and music, I would indeed recommend this restaurant. Also only 30 minutes from NYC on the metro north.

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Thank donnbail
New Rochelle, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The food, service, and Alvin, himself are first rate. Live music is a treat. Great food infused with an uncommon artistic flair. The restaurant can get a bit loud when full, but that should not prevent you from dining there.

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Thank frankie8680albert
New Rochelle, NY
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Great food, beautiful decor. A bit pricey, but for a special treat, go for it. The shrimp and grits were delicious. My son loved the fried chicken and mac and cheese. The pork appetizer was quite fatty, but still good.

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Thank hopester22
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I went to Alvin & Friends with a friend (appropriately) last night. He had been to their previous location. A real treat. While I don't consider myself an expert on Caribbean or Soul food, I know when I have enjoyed a delicious meal. The server was pleasant and attentive and the owner stopped by the table to chat and make... More 

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Mamaroneck
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Dined at Alvin and friends on a Saturday night. I love the set up and decor. Very cool vibe. Colorful paintings on the walls. Nice size bar Communal table in bar area as well that I liked if dining alone. . There were also high tops set up in bar area where my friend and I ate so we could... More 

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1 Thank Sherrie_mama
New Rochelle, New York
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is the restaurant that every restaurant wants to be: big yet intimate, efficient yet personal. Alvin Clayton and his "friends" make sure that everyone has a good experience in their "home." The beautiful paintings, all done by Clayton, only add to the experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $35
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Jamaican
Meals
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, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6308
    (Huguenot and Main)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Westchester County  >  New Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +1 914-654-6549
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?