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14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6308 (Huguenot and Main)
+1 914-654-6549
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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 York, NY
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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1 Thank triniyankee
Ave Maria
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Host was very nice. Waiter was not polished and didn't appear to be concerned. When we asked for more cornbread, he questioned the request instead of saying right away. After ordering a second round of drinks, we had to wait awhile until he finished his. Poor service in light of the fact that the host repeatedly rotated the restaurant.

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Thank Ron V
New Rochelle, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

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1 Thank Mabcola
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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!!!

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1 Thank Veronica L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 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.

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Thank Loriju

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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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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