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14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6308 (Huguenot and Main)
+1 914-654-6549
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New Rochelle, NY
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful and friendly restaurants in New Rochelle. Great live jazz, walls covered with fabulous artwork done by the owner Alvin Clayton. Carribean food. Good food, friendly, beautiful.

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1 Thank Karen S
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoy the ambiance with the live band and outdoor seating for those nice weather days/ nights. The food is okay. It's not my favorite but it's not mad. In addition, I find the service to be good. I've been there for brunch a couple times and for drinks on a weekend. Service was consistent during my visits.

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Thank michelle t
NYC
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely evening in great atmosphere with very good service and excellent value. Alvin was a superb host.

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Thank MRJILLY
New Rochelle, New York
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106 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there with a small group for dinner. I ordered a salad and the other three people ordered dinners. My salad came out more than 5 minutes before one dinner came out and then another 10 minutes and the other two dinners came out. Takes a good 10 minutes to get a drink and they were not busy last night.... More 

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New Rochelle, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined al fresco at Alvin and Friends and had the most fantastic time. Our food was perfectly seasoned, being out on Memorial plaza felt close to bring in New York City without the mad rush or humidity. Plus, Alvin himself comes along to check on you throughout the night. My husband and I were there before but our friends... More 

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Thank msdeke
New Rochelle, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alvin and Friends is a restaurant located in downtown New Rochelle, NY. The cuisine is Southern/Caribbean. The food and service is outstanding. Alvin, the owner or his wife Gwyn come to your table to welcome you. They are both friendly and warm and by the time you leave, you feel you've known them for years. There is often live music,... More 

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Thank Alvin C
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food felt like we were eating somewhere in the Caribbean. The walls are filled with interesting paintings done by the owner. We will definitely be back.

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Thank ernieo1
Potomac Falls, Virginia
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were looking for a place to eat after a long day of business meetings and the receptionist at our hotel recommended this place. We heard it's Southern and Caribbean cuisine so we thought it would be very casual. The place is awesome with a great food - try the rum punch wings! - and friendly service. Alvin even came... More 

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Thank jkk918
New Rochelle, New York
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I made our second visit to Alvin & Friends to dine and catch some great live music and the experience was terrific all around. The staff is exceptionally gracious, welcoming and skilled, the food is beautifully prepared and delicious, and the vibe is like attending a party with friends. Alvin himself is the perfect host, greeting guests... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I went here for my birthday during my city getaway. The food was excellent and perfectly seasoned. The customer service was great and the owner made sure to welcome each guest. The only drawback was due to the high volume of customers there was longer than average wait times between dinner and dessert, but the friendly staff made the wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Caribbean
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, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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?