“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
On Friday, May 6th Gentle Ben’s Trio returns to the main dining room at Alvin & Friends. The group includes trombonist Ben Barnett with Dean Torrey on bass and Aaron Seeber on drums. Ben Barnett is a 21-year-old jazz trombonist, currently in his last semester of studying at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase College. A student of John Fedchock’s, he holds the musicians he will be playing with in great esteem. Dean Torrey is a 23-year-old double bassist from Connecticut. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he is quickly becoming one of the city’s most in-demand sidemen. And Aaron Seeber, a native of Bethesda, Maryland, is proving himself to be a rising talent in the New York Jazz scene. Now living in Brooklyn, Aaron attended the prestigious SUNY Purchase Jazz program, where he was mentored by Kenny Washington and John Riley. Aaron has toured internationally with The Warren Wolf Trio and hosts the Jam Session at Smalls Jazz Club every other Wednesday. No cover charge but tables are reserved for diners and there is a two-drink minimum at the bar.
Celebrate Mom at Alvin & Friends! On Sunday, May 8th join us for an all-day Mother’s Day Buffet, served from 11:30 am to 3 pm, priced at $49 per person ($20 for children under 12 years of age), featuring fabulous food and live music. (Add $20 per person for unlimited Mimosas.) Our buffet table will include brunch favorites like House Made Sticky Buns, House Made Scones, Chicken & Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon and Home fries, and vegetarian options like our House Salad and Penne Pasta with Vegetables, as well as delicious desserts including House Made Berry Cobbler and Bread Pudding. For dinner we’re offering a very special Prix Fixe Menu with live music and four courses for $65 per person (not including beverages, tax or gratuity.) Call 654-6549 to reserve now: Reservations are recommended, and you must leave a credit card number to secure the reservation; please note that you can cancel up to 48 hours (noon on Friday)in advance, but no-shows will be charged $25 per person.