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Rowayton Seafood Restaurant

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89 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, Norwalk, CT 06853-1634
+1 203-866-4488
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great view, if you're well know there, otherwise you're in the back. However, come spring and summer, you're not going to want to be by the non-shaded windows. The menu shows good variety for all tastes. It contains NYC pricing levels, but welcome to West Fairfield county. Book early for a seat, the wait is too long otherwise. Parking is... More 

Thank Joel R
Columbia, South Carolina
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've been in Connecticut for two months and this is the first time I felt like the seafood I ordered might have been sleeping in the ocean last night. There was one small service snafu, and the dessert was ho-hum for a high end restaurant, but otherwise, I loved the experience. Good Cobbs Point oysters. Fresh swordfish, well prepared. Limited... More 

Thank MarionPaw
Westport, CT
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice view, nice setting and excellent fresh seafood on the Five Mile River in Rowayton. Never disappoints.

Thank Marc L
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lunchtime meal with girlfriends here! It was a glorious day and the views over the water were spectacular! The staff were incredibly helpful as we had a number of allergies between us. The food was stunning - lovely knowing it's so fresh! A real memorable meal with friends!

Thank SFPrior
Norwalk, Connecticut
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Really great seafood, well served. A good general menu for those not seafood oriented. The location on the road going past marinas and boatyards adds flavor.

Thank oldnavy2016
Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been there for brunch and dinner. Food is always great and the view during the day is lovely by the water. Gets crowded and tables are tight but I've always enjoyed it!

1 Thank CinDe56
Norwalk, Connecticut
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Right on the river with spectacular river views of boats half a click from the entry point into Norwalk Sound. With bulging reefers on the dock full of fresh catch and chilled oysters on the half shell, great craft beer a deep stocked bar and upscale service - should be written into the Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. A local... More 

Thank david s
New York City, New York
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218 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Try to get a table by the windows. Can be a tight fit. Can be noisy. A popular after-work crowd as there aren't a lot of choices in Rowayton. Food is worth it. Any of the seafood is very good.

Thank VacaCouple2014
Cambridge, Canada
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324 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This waterfront restaurant certainly has the location going for it, and we could only imagine how enjoyable it would be on the patio in the summer months. Our lunch entrees were generous in portions, and good value. Quality and presentation of the food was average. Service was efficient but rather unfriendly and abrupt. Watching your car being valet parked was... More 

Thank MandB56
Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Rowayton Seafood Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MandB56, Were happy you chose The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood as your waterfront destination. We’re sorry to hear that the presentation of your meals as well as the service wasn’t the best. We strive to provide excellence and apologize for not providing that for your experience. Our valets have been with us for more than 20 years and have... More 

Ajaccio, France
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

You feel comfortable here. It could be noisy when busy at dinner, but our lunch was quiet. Many seats have a view of the river. The porch is more scenic than inside. Crowd is a mix of mostly crusty local regulars and a few tourists passing through. Low key but solid service. Oysters are excellent from many east coast providers.... More 

Thank Harry_Redknapp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, Norwalk, CT 06853-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk  >  Rowayton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-866-4488

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?