The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood Stares Down Winter!

Published January 21st 2019

Waterside Restaurant Embraces Dropping Temperatures with
Winter Menu Roll-out, Outdoor Ice Bar, Burger-Beer-Bourbon Menu, Wine Dinner, Mardi Gras, Renovations, Wakeman Town Farm Sustainable Seafood Dinner, and More!

January 18, 2019, Rowayton, CT: Home to one of the most charming and picturesque waterside restaurants in New England since coming ashore in 1996, The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood breathes in the fresh winter air with a robust schedule of new menus, exciting events, and more!
“We don’t have an ‘off season’, contrary to so many other waterside businesses, “explains Rowayton Seafood Owner and avid fisherman Kevin Conroy, “We have a community that calls this restaurant home, and a warm and inviting dining room and bar that is quite special during the winter months. Our fishermen don’t take a break – neither do we.”

Restaurant Highlights include:

New Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Menus
presented by Executive Chef Charles Hoffman. Hearty and flavorful additions to the menu include dinner entrées; Lobster & Mussels Paella and Togarashi Dusted Yellow Fin Tuna. In addition to an extended sandwich menu at lunch, Chef introduces mouthwatering brunch items such as; Jumbo Lump Crab Toast on toasted sourdough with garlic, butter, and parsley; Lobster Croque Madame with Maine lobster, Dijon aioli, gruyere cheese sauce, and a fried egg; and Eggs Florentine with artichoke hearts, creamed spinach, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce.
Live Music Thursdays, 8-10 PM
Acoustic folk and soulful versions of old classic rock with local singer/songwriter Christian Rottner.
Burgers, Bourbon, & Beer -Tuesday Nights Starting January 22 (except Mardi Gras, March 5)
From an old-school open faced patty melt made with certified Angus beef  (CAB), Swiss and American cheese, caramelized onions, and 1000 island dressing on sourdough toast, to the sesame crusted tuna steak burger with avocado, ponzu aioli, pickled ginger, and scallions in between a English muffin, customers can choose from the Chef’s decade burger concoctions or build their own from a variety of toppings and rolls to go with your CAB, turkey, or salmon burger. Craft beer selections and brown spirits round out this comforting menu.

Bundle up! Happy Hour @ The Ice Bar features a glorious lobster ice sculpture, $2  frozen Tito’s shots, $7 Tito’s mules, and $1 oysters. Kick-off is January 23 and 24, Wednesday and Thursday, 5-7 PM. The ice bar continues the week after as long as the lobster holds out!
Super Bowl Party, February 3 - Pre-game 4 PM, 6:28 PM Kick-off. Food and drink specials
Valentine’s Day, February 14 – Visit the most romantic waterside restaurant with a breathtaking view of the tranquil ocean and starry sky in the warm glow of the fireplace. Enjoy amazing menu 
specials and wine selections.
Vias Wine Dinner, February 20
Full menu TBP (check website and social)

Mardi Gras, March 1-5
From Louisiana fried catfish and po’boys, to mind-bending Sazeracs, join the celebration! Inspired by Chef Charles Hoffman’s NOLA roots, this 5-day carnival menu is filled with hearty Creole dishes, fresh seafood, traditional ingredients, and modern interpretations. 

Brief Closing for Winter “Refresh” Renovations - March 11-13.
Will re-open for dinner March 14.
Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Wakeman Town Farm, March 21, 6:30 PM
This very special evening features an informative and lively conversation about our sustainable seafood system and will be presented by Kevin Conroy and Rowayton Seafood’s fishing community partners whose mission it is to support healthy oceans and promote species regeneration.  A glorious tasting menu will be prepared by Chef Charles Hoffman. Tickets can be purchased after Feb 15 at
89 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853
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