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.
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 M was born in NY in the village of Port Chester where she found her love for coffee. In 1998 She began in Starbucks Rye New York where she worked for 7 years as a barista.
Lisette then after worked for a well-known coffee distribution company in Port Chester where she became manager of the coffee shop for 4 years strong. She went on to run another coffee shop in Norwalk CT for another 4 years where she then decided to move to CT for the very first time.
In 2014 Lisette joined the team in Rowayton Market as their head barista! Lisette has a real niche for knowing what people want and the customers always walk away in pure coffee bliss heaven.
Lisette’s favorite quote ” Tho she be but little she is FIERCE”.