The Good Times Roll Year-Round at The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood
If you thought seafood and waterfront dining were reserved for summer, The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood is here to prove you wrong. Getting all their fish exclusively from the Rowayton Seafood Market, who sources seafood locally and from around the country all year long, you can enjoy your favorite tastes of the ocean any month of the year. The menu is thoughtful, flavorful, and ever-changing based on what’s coming in, so you better try some of their current best picks before they’re gone.
“We don’t have an ‘off season’, contrary to so many other waterside businesses,” explains Rowayton Seafood Owner and avid fisherman Kevin Conroy. Salmon from Florida, swordfish from South Carolina, and crawfish from Louisiana: The Rowayton Seafood Market staff has serious skills when it comes to providing the restaurant and the community with sustainable and fresh seafood daily, while others in the area are floundering.
Their vast reach allows Executive Chef Charles Hoffman to get creative with his dishes, of which the drunken shrimp entrée is undoubtedly the secret weapon of the menu right now. Seemingly simple, described as fennel and pepper seared shrimp over steamed white rice, cherry tomatoes, and an oregano and white wine broth, the dish has an unexpected explosion of flavor. You cannot begin to predict the delicate complexity of each bite until you have the plate in front of you; it is a must-try. The lobster and mussel paella is another rice-based dish that will energize your palate and probably get some jealous looks from nearby tables.
Lobster & Mussel Paella is pictured above, truffled lobster mac & Cheese is shown below.
Of course, you can’t go wrong with the mouth-watering truffled lobster mac and cheese as it’s hard to decide what part of the dish’s name is most enticing. Satisfying both the cheese lover and seafood aficionado in you, this hot plate will always hit the spot.
As you sip on some wine and dive into the chef’s delicious offerings, you’re treated to an oh-so luxurious New England atmosphere with ample charm. This is a date-night spot no one will argue about thanks to serene and romantic bay views. Think it sounds fishy and that this sustainable and tasty restaurant is too good to be true? You be the judge and go try it for yourself!