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Alvin and Friends-(NewRo)-A short review

addictedtolunch | Dec 4, 201008:19 PM

Haven't seen a review here yet for this island/country fusion place which opened in October in downtown New Rochelle. Briefly: pretty good, can be VERY good with some work. Our entrees were all really tasty and ample, as good as I've had anywhere in Manhattan with comparable dishes at well known spots. Fried chicken, Jerk duck, Salmon were all very nice and so were the included sides. I'm looking to try others soon. Our opener, a salmon dumpling appetizer, was tasty but small for the price. Service was a bit uneven, but certainly tolerable. Place had a nice, friendly vibe. A shortcoming which will sound like a quibble was a lame breadbasket- a place like this is selling comfort and a hearty "welcome", and should provide it. Throw in a corn bread, or sell it as an additional opener or side, will ya? It goes with this food (the table next to us totally agreed). Could use a slightly longer wine list. Anyway, will definitely repeat, and hope they step up the game just a notch-this place is on the cusp of being special for the area.

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