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The Downtown Grocery

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41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
802-228-7566
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 121
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can I give it 6 stars.

Not enough good things I can say. Love this adorable place. Staff is outstanding. The knowledge of the menu is so refreshing. Never once felt rushed. Attention to detail was so evident. Food was outstanding. Decor vibe perfect. Drinks perfect. Get the flatbread it's always special. Had the ribeye... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Danielle D
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not enough good things I can say. Love this adorable place. Staff is outstanding. The knowledge of the menu is so refreshing. Never once felt rushed. Attention to detail was so evident. Food was outstanding. Decor vibe perfect. Drinks perfect. Get the flatbread it's always special. Had the ribeye cooked perfect with a great applewood smokiness to it. Chocolate soufflé... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We found Downtown Grocery on Trip Advisor. With no reservation, we ended up waiting long past dinnertime, but the staff was wonderful and the food was very, very good.

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Easton, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We go to Okemo every year, and we make it a point to stop by the Downtown Grocery when we're in town. This restaurant is one of the best places I've ever had a meal. The ingredients are fresh and fantastic. The meals range from meats, poultry, fish, salads etc, but it's how they pull them all together. The seasonings... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Down a side road in Ludlow, this restaurant is amazing. The owners have taken great care to create a very high end offering. Wine list is deep and interesting. 6 app and 6 main specials the night we went. Reservations are required and book ahead. Definitely worth it. We will be back ...

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Once you actually determine what selection to make, the food was quite tasty, but way over priced for the serving given. For the amount charged it was in my opinion tacky to have white paper covering the white linen tablecloth... From the hostess to wait staff too pushy and talkative in detailing every aspect of their menu and from where... More 

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Milford, CT
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104 reviews 104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Decided to go again even though previous visit had extremely slow service. Warned waitress right away that the restaurant was "on Trial" and why. So service was better and food continued to be above average. Only negative was food on the specials was already gone so had to ask for 2nd or 3rd choices.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This was recommended by a friend, and that was a good thing because we might otherwise have walked right by. Everything was perfect. The waitress was well versed about the details of everything on the menu from the imaginative cocktails to the dessert. Each course was well prepared, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. Reservations are a must as the word... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My boyfriend surprised me with this restaurant. We were traveling through Vermont skiing, visiting breweries and finding great eats. What a gem this was. If you like sitting at the bar, be there before it opens at least 15min. If you want a table (only about 12 in the whole place) then you better book a month ahead. The chef... More 

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Cavendish, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I went shopping for groceries with my friend, The Duke of Ludlow. I usually get my groceries down to Hannaford's, but this time I decided to go to The Downtown Grocery. When I walked in with my grocery cart everybody seemed a little confused. Turns out it ain't no grocery store, it's a restaurant. Me and The Duke sat down... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The second time we have eaten here. Couldn't get a reservation but it was suggested that we might want to sit at the bar. The bar experience was great. The meal was superb as was the banter with the bartender. Ambience is great and Abby, the owner and chief, unobtrusively mixes with the guests and makes sure their experience is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: 802-228-7566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?