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Alvin & Friends

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14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801-6308 (Huguenot and Main)
+1 914-654-6549
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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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, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is fabulous! The staff makes you feel as though you are dining in a warm and friendly environment. One of my favorites.

Thank M R
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good then, didn't care for the grits, too gritty. Going again this evening for a bday party. Shall see!

Thank Kay D
New Rochelle, New York
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going to Alvin & Friends since they first opened in the old location and the food, service and ambience has only gotten better. Have never had a bad meal in all the times we have been there. It is very obvious that the owner, chef and staff take care of all the smallest details to make sure that you... More 

Thank Mark S
New Rochelle, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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 17 January 2017

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.

Thank michelle t
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

New Rochelle, New York
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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 

Thank Beachshop
New Rochelle, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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 

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 30 December 2016

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 

Thank Alvin C
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 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.

Thank ernieo1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$35
American, Caribbean
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, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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