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Alvin & Friends

14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6308
+1 914-654-6549
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“fried chicken” (23 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly
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14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6308
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Reviewed 1 October 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.

Thank Tania J
Reviewed 16 September 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

Thank john f
Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank globetrot873
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

Thank dsquared2009
Reviewed 22 July 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

1  Thank P C
Reviewed 9 July 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.

Thank mshebrown
Reviewed 10 June 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

Thank HenryNYC
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this place from the start. Upon arrival we were graciously met and given the choice of seating. The dining rooms are lined with art that was done by Alvin and definitely reminds me of art that would be seen in Savannah. The cuisine was...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Went here to celebrate my moms birthday with a large group, ordered avariety of dishes, some ok, some a disappointment, fried chicken very bland and not well done, service was very slow, however nice quaint ambiance. Was expecting so much more.

Thank smnelson
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I've been to Alvin & Friends twice. Great space, vibe, and menu. The drinks are great. If you can go on day with live music, go! People have written about the items running out on the menu. Yes...if you have your heart set on something,...More

1  Thank Larry A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$35
Dinner, Drinks, 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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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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