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The Downtown Grocery

41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
802-228-7566
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Ranked #1 of 34 restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
montreal
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is one if the best restaurants I have ever experienced. When you walk into this rustic quaint restaurant, you are immediately greeted by friendly staff. The specials of the day are written on a blackboard in the entrance of the restaurant which is then coupled with their regular menu. We began with the heirloom tomato salad with ricotta, the... More

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We thought the menu and prices were equivalent to Ny city prices unfortunately your not in ny city. My daughter is a vegetarian there wasn't anything on the menu but, desert for her. It was crowded, hit and quite frankly the food was mediocre

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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Pulling up to The Downtown Grocery you think "Oh, how quaint! This should be a nice meal." Nice doesn't even begin to cover it! From the minute you come in you're greeted with the most wonderful sights, sounds and SMELLS!! My husband and I were a little early, but our table was ready and we were seated very quickly. Abby... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Perfect date night on our vacation. The food was prepared beautifully and the atmosphere was calming. This place cares about the product they put out and it shows!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

It is NOT inexpensive. That said there is a lot of thought going into the offerings. I had a wonderful chicken hash. Who'd have thought? Potatoes sauteed in duck fat, chicken ... yum. Tasty creme brulee for dessert. Wine and nice company sitting at the bar. I love the place!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We took a chance and walked in without reservations on a Saturday night. Abbey, the co-owner we later found out, promptly found us a table and we were seated with a smile. The menu was eclectic with local ingredients. We enjoyed handcrafted cocktails as well. Lindsey, our waitress, was very accommodating and friendly. We got engaged the night before and... More

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Huntington, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited with four Amazing women recently & arrived 16 minutes late for a 5:30 reservation & were told by Abby, the hostess "we will try tomake this work" . As we had made the reservation 4 weeks ahead , This sullied our mood and we did not feel welcome. The drinks were pricey but delicious. Food was fresh and amazing.... More

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Glastonbury, CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The drinks and food were tasty, but it was so loud we had a hard time holding a conversation or hearing the waitress. The short ribs were dee-lish. It was a bit pricey.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We go to Ludlow every February to ski and we always look forward to our annual dinner at The Downtown Grocery. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and lovely. The wine list is robust, and the signature cocktails are very tasty. And the food is out of this world! Creative dishes abound on the seasonal menu, and we have never had... More

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Ludlow, Vermont
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Eclectic way overpriced food selection. Service is good, and if you like paying $15 for a tasty demitasse of squash soup, then this is the place for you. There are many unusual dishes, which have very good flavor, but the portions are tiny. Last time there for 'ladies nite', my soup and side salad meal was over $35, without beverage... More

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