From the warm welcome and the sophisticated, urban vibe to the elegant décor, live music and scrumptious food, dining at Alvin & Friends is more than a night out, it’s an experience. Share that experience with your friends and family when you book your wedding at Alvin & Friends.
Alvin & Friends – Zagat rated 26 for food, 26 for décor and 26 for service, and named four times byWestchester Magazine as one of the “Best of Westchester”– is known for its intimate charm and ambiance: The restaurant’s sophisticated design is both elegant and comfortable. In the main dining room wooden panels inset with glass windows carve the space into cozy dining areas, while dramatic iron-and-hemp chandeliers accent the high ceilings and provide a counterpoint to the colorful artwork that covers the walls. Indeed, the dozens of stunning, Matisse-inspired oil paintings in the main dining room and the private dining room -- created by owner Alvin Clayton -- are part of the restaurant’s signature look. (The charismatic restaurateur’s first career was modeling – his clean cut good looks were featured in fashion magazines like GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair and Vogue -- and it was while working and living in Paris in the early 1980s that he taught himself to paint.)
Alvin & Friends can accommodate weddings in the private dining room -- which seats 80 comfortably and boasts its own private bar and handicapped accessible restroom facilities -- or for larger events the entire restaurant (both dining rooms) can be rented out.
The menu features contemporary cuisine with Southern and Caribbean influences, from familiar favorites like “the Best Fried Chicken in Westchester,” Cornmeal Crusted Fried Oysters and Jerk Rubbed Duck Breast with a Port Wine Reduction – all of which helped the restaurant earn a “Don’t Miss” rating from The New York Times – to elegant surprises like C.A.B. (Certified Angus Beef) steaks and perfectly grilled Atlantic salmon. Alvin & Friendsoffers a range of catering menus, from appetizers and cocktails to full dinner service.
But it’s not just the atmosphere, or the paintings -- or the mouthwatering menu – that keep customers coming back to Alvin & Friends: Clayton is an engaging and genuine host. "The restaurant is really an extension of my home: I want people to feel welcome from the moment they step through that door,” he says. And that personal touch is also what makes weddings at Alvin & Friends so special: Our party coordinator will work with you to make sure everything -- from the flowers and décor to the meal and the music to the perfect wedding cake – is just the way you want it. Call us today at 914-654-6549 and let us help you plan the perfect wedding.