We are proud to be known as one of the oldest continuously running markets in the state of Connecticut. In the mid 18th century, when packet ships, plied their trade along the Eastern seaboard from New York to Boston, we served as an offloading port for fresh meats, produce, groceries and dry goods.
Today, Rowayton Market continues to serve the local community and is a local favorite for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The market offers restaurant quality prepared foods fresh cut meats, gourmet take-out, produce, freshly baked bread, pastries, cakes and a large selection of fine cheeses. Basic household items and fresh flowers are also available.
Enjoy your meal on the deck, from coffee in the morning to dessert after dinner, Rowayton Market offers casual waterfront dining right on the 5 Mile River. On a hot summer day have an iced coffee or ice tea, juice, soda, fresh fruits, salads, sandwiches, or any of our other offerings while enjoying a nice breeze from the river or perhaps a sunset view at dusk. On rainy days, enjoy the view from one of our tables by the windows overlooking the beautiful river view.
We offer full service catering. Order the food and the rest will be done for you. Servers will deliver food, set up the event, serve your guests and clean up! Call in to ask about our catering service.
The deck is also available for private parties for up to 30 people and open year all year long!
Chef Marc Poidevin
Chef Marc Poidevin was born in France and graduated from the Ecole Hoteliere de Toulouse as valedictorian of his class. He began his culinary career at the age of 12 in France, helping in his family’s charcuterie. His first culinary job was at a private club in Denmark followed by a position in Luxembourg at Two Stars Michelin Patin D’or and the Chateau de Chaumont..
Chef Poidevin has worked in the kitchens of some of the world’s most premier restaurants such as the Moulin de Mougin Three Stars Michelin, Michel Rostang in Paris, Le Cirque in New York and Las Vegas, Tavern on the Green, Maxim’s de Paris and the Polo restaurant at the Westbury Hotel.
Among other honors chef Poidevin has received a bronze medal at “Championat de France du Dessert” from the Ecole Hoteliere de Toulouse, “Las Vegas Specialty Restaurant chef of the Year” from the American Taste Institute, Four Stars Mobil and the AAA Five Diamond Award.
In 1998 Chef Poidevin opened Le Cirque & Circo restaurants at the Bellagio in Las Vegas as executive chef of both restaurants. In 2004, Le Cirque was selected as one of only 22 restaurants in the United States to win the “Tradition et Qualite Award” in Brussels.
In 2005 Chef Poidevin joined Wynn Las Vegas as Executive Chef of Catering and special events.. For four years he led the catering team in providing unforgettable group dining experience groups large and small. Prior to relocating to Connecticut he opened Switch restaurant at Encore Las Vegas.
Chef Poidevin lives in Fairfield County with his family.
Lisette was born in the village of Port Chester, NY. Her barista adventures began when she started working for Starbucks Coffee in Rye, NY in 1998 for the next seven years. She then was hired by a well-known coffee distribution center in her hometown, where she and her twin sister, Linette, ran and managed their own coffee shop for four years. Lisette decided to relocate and move to Connecticut, where she managed another coffee shop in the heart of
South Norwalk for four years.
In 2014, Lisette joined the Rowayton Market team, becoming the lead barista that we all know and love today. She has always had a talent and passion for purveying coffee, and knows exactly what her customers want.
A Costa Rican native, Francisco has been working at the Rowayton Market for the past 15 years! He is the longest working employee within the establishment, as well as a beloved one by coworkers and customers. Francisco is our butcher and prepared foods expert. You will constantly find him in the kitchen, preparing delicious foods such as our premade salads and soups. He is very well known for his delicious rice pudding and freshly-baked banana bread.
Francisco always has a smile on his face that is contagious to others. He is a very big part of the Rowayton Market staff and his hard work and passion for cooking is always reflected in his deliciously prepared foods.
Yeni is our professional and lead sandwich maker, and has been working with Rowayton Market for over five years! She is a sandwich artist, as her sandwich displays in our deli case are always beautiful and taste even better than they look. Every morning, Yeni makes sure the sandwich station is stocked and full with the freshest sliced meats and vegetables to assemble into our popular gourmet sandwiches. She is very well known for her speed, and within a minute ordering will have your sandwich hot and ready to devour!
Yeni is a loved member of our staff, and by customers, providing the best sandwiches Rowayton has to offer!