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Alvin & Friends

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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Menu

STARTERS
Served with two mini corn muffins
$11.0
Curry Crab Chowder
$8.0
Soup of the Day
SALADS
Served with two mini corn muffins. Add Grilled Chicken to any Salad $8, Add Grilled Shrimp to any Salad $9, Add Fried Tofu to any Salad $7
$8.0
House Salad
Mixed greens with grape tomato, cucumber, carrot, ginger vinaigrette
$9.0
Chopped Caesar Salad
Fried okra, parmesan, buttermilk scallion dressing
$10.0
Iceberg Wedge Salad
Cherry tomato, bacon, blue cheese scallion dressing
$10.0
Wilted Kale Salad
Blue cheese crumble, craisins, bacon vinaigrette
EGGS AND OMELETS
Served with home fries. Side of Bacon $3, Side of Chicken-Apple Sausage $5, Side of stone-ground Grits $5
$13.95
Mo'bay Omelet
Jerk Shrimp or Chicken, sweet plantain, peppers and onions
$12.0
"No Mac" Cheese Omelet
Pepper Jack, Gouda, Cheddar and roasted tomatoes
$12.0
Tomato and Basil Omelet
$13.0
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Omelet
$12.95
Two Eggs, any Style
Served with choice of Chicken-Apple Sausage or Bacon
$14.0
Caribbean Style Eggs Benedict
Jerk Hollandaise; choice of side salad or home fries
FROM THE CHEF'S KITCHEN
$13.5
Bananas Foster French Toast
With caramel sauce
$9.0
Pancakes
Choose Plain, Chocolate Chip or Mixed Berries
$24.0
Steak & Eggs
With eggs any style and home fries
$10.95
Fried Chicken and Waffles
The classic
$19.0
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
With braised greens, macaroni & cheese
$20.0
Shrimp & Grits
Our best seller: Pan-seared shrimp, stone-ground grits
$17.0
House-Smoked Pork Belly
With Rum Punch sauce, topped with a sunnyside-up egg, served with home fries
Mkt
Fish of the Day
Country mashed potatoes, market vegetable, pot likker butter sauce
$22.5
Saltfish Cook-Up
With fried dumplings
$23.95
Ackee & Saltfish
With fried dumplings
BRUNCH COCKTAILS
$8.0
Unlimited $25.0
Mimosa or Bloody Mary
$8.0
Red or White Sangria
$8.0
By the Carafe $36.0
Alvin's Famous Trini Rum Punch
BEVERAGE CHOICES
$3.5
Orange Juice
$3.5
Cranberry Juice
$3.5
Pineapple Juice
$3.5
Apple Juice
$3.5
Amiratti Coffee
$3.0
Tea
$3.75
Herbal Tea
$5.5
Cappucino
$4.0
Espresso
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$23 - $35
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Caribbean
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, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (189)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a resident of this amazing city, I can't express how good the food is overall. But the atmosphere, art and music is definitely a must see.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank OrishaJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Alvin’s a couple of times. It’s great for business, casual, celebrations and solo dining.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank QueenC77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was average, I have had better tasting food. The waitress was very friendly and attentive to our needs. I am not sure if I would return again since the food is pricey and I can get better food for the same price I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Glowee
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The staff was very pleasant. The food was good. Jerk Rubbed Duck Breast, Alvin's burger, fish of the day and Shrimp Alfredo (ALL) delish! Very relaxing atmosphere. The music, artwork and lighting gives it a warm feeling. Will definitely to a repeat.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tania J
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

After getting greeted by the owner we sat down to some great music, then we ordered and after that our waiter disappeared. We had to ask other waiters for more drinks and when they brought our food there was a problem and no one to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank john f
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

This might be my favorite local restaurant. We went on a Saturday night and listened to jazz music during dinner. Alvin himself helped us choose our dishes and described his favorites. He made the gumbo himself! Everything was delicious. The ambiance was perfect. We can’t...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank globetrot873
Reviewed August 26, 2018

My first experience was wonderful. I returned for a birthday celebration and the service and food were not so wonderful...disappointed!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank dsquared2009
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Food is delicious, service is attentive and the owner comes by to say hello to everyone. I even saw him push one of the customers in a wheelchair back to her car. This is what sets this restaurant far, far apart from the rest of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank P C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere and great rum punch. There is also a private room if you would like to have a special even. The live music also helps create the atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mshebrown
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We had Sunday brunch here and the experience was excellent. The Jazz band's play adds to the overall atmosphere on top of the satisfying food, drink, and ambiance. We go a bit late to avoid the crowd, and find easy parking spaces across the street....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank HenryNYC
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