“It's not any one thing that makes Alvin and Friends so special. Sure, the jazz music wafting through the speakers is inviting. And of course, the soulful paintings — all done by the owner — lining the dining room walls are absolutely mesmerizing. And then there's the transformative Southern/Caribbean cooking, which is a standout all on its own. But when you throw them all together...and add in all-smiles hospitality from owner Alvin Clayton - well then you have something really extraordinary. To put it simply: There's nothing else like it in Westchester. In fact, there may be nothing else like it anywhere.”
— The Journal News
Celebrate Valentines’ Day with us! In addition to our regular dinner menu and live music we’ll be offering a special Prix Fixe menu — including a champagne toast — on Valentines’ weekend, Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th for $125 per couple. (Additional beverages, tax and gratuity not included.) Appetizer choices include Oysters on the Half Shell with curry cocktail sauce, Crispy Jumbo Shrimp with quinoa-basil salad and a roasted red pepper vinaigrette, or Chicken Fried Steak with grits and red-eye gravy. For entrees choose “Birds and Bees” Honey Glazed Quail with chorizo cornbread stuffing, served with sauteed broccoli rape and creole butter sauce or Pink Peppercorn Crusted Rib Eye served with asparagus, truffle mashed potatioes, and red wine syrup, or Almond Crusted Snapper served with spaghetti squash, roasted Brussel sprouts, and brown butter vinaigrette. And for dessert, choose Coffee Creme Brulee with Shortbread or Hot Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries, Pound Cake and Peanut Brittle or Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting. (A vegeatarian option is also available.) Seating is limited so call 654-6549 now to reserve!
On Friday, February 12th jazz pianist Jim Farley will play in the main dining room from 7 to 11 pm; no cover charge, but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar. Jim is the founder, keyboardist and music director of “JAZMYN”. He has worked as music director for the Apollo Theatre and Summer Series accompanist at Lincoln Center; he has also shared stages all around the country — and the world — with artists such as Nancy Wilson, Gerald Albright, Marion Meadows, Blue Magic, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Peabo Bryson, Vesta, Glenn Jones, McCoy Tyner, Ruth Brown, Joe Williams, Stanley Turrentine and Stevie Wonder. With Inez Wilson he performed for nine years in Vegas where they called Mandalay Bay their home while appearing at Caesars Palace, the MGM Grand, Luxor, Excalibur, the Orleans and other Vegas properties.
On Saturday, February 13th the Leslie Pintchik Trio returns to the main dining room with Leslie Pintchik on piano, Scott Hardy on bass, and Michael Sarin on drums.. The New Yorker called Leslie’s 2014 CD In The Nature of Things “one of the most captivating recordings to come out so far this year,” and WBGO described it as “a gorgeous display of the trio.” The trio performs regularly at NYC jazz venues and has released four CDs; Downbeat Magazine says “Pintchik’s music is fresh, full of light and instantly invigorating…. Their elation is contagious.” No cover charge, but tables in the main dining room are reserved for those ordering a meal and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.