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The Downtown Grocery

41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
802-228-7566
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Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great food, very fresh dishes with a little twist to them. Catfish with grits/sprinkled with brusselsprout leaves, the burger with pimento cheese, salads with Vermont goat cheese. It's just nice to have a little difference in the food and also have it taste wonderful. Great service, nice wine list. A little pricey, but worth it if you're in Ludlow,Vermont.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What an unbelievable meal! Steaks were great and the most unique dessert; French toast with buttermilk beacon ice cream..

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wonderful restaurant in Ludlow. Recently had a birthday celebration dinner at The Downtown Grocery. The staff was knowledgeable, and friendly. I am celiac and they were particularly aware of the gluten issues. The chef went above and beyond to make a side dish gluten free. The food was fabulous! Started the night with a specialty cocktail that was just wonderful.... More 

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was, hands down, the best restaurant we've been to in quite some time. Right up there with Le Diplomate (DC) and Becca (NYC)... only more intimate and welcoming. Every person we interacted with was genuinely warm, welcoming, and attentive. The food was perfection. I especially liked the braised duck liver appetizer which was terrific comfort food on a cold... More 

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Albany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

nice people but too pricey for what you get. Overrated. Not the best value or taste for $$$$$. Open kitchen and lots of noise from the kitchen not relaxing at all. We had one server and many others checking on us unnessarily. Place is small and you definitely need a reservation. Go early otherwise you will wait. And wait and... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Downtown Grocery is the perfect addition to Ludlow, VT where families from Fairfield County, Connecticut take their kids to learn to ski. This restaurant could easily be picked up and settled in Greenwich or New Canaan. So if you're looking for a dining experience similar to what you get at home, this is the place for the best food in... More 

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very well prepared and imaginative food although some dishes a little quirky. My blue fish was excellent good service very nice ambiance. worth a visit

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Washington DC
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186 reviews 186 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A really unusual mix of flavours in almost every dish, introduced by our friendly server, Ben. The chef grows many of the summer vegetables on the roof of the building. Most everything else is produced in the local community; meat is butchered in house. Very imaginative entrees - it was hard to choose what to have. I had a deckle... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

The staff are engaging lovely and well informed The food is creative and fresh- with unusual combinations of tastes- Good wine list too

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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When I walked in I was struck by the number of specials on the chalk board. In theory, I think a variety of specials are a good thing, but the board was overloaded with them. If you're going to put that many specials on a chalk board, create a specials menu for people, or if they are popular enough just... More 

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Additional Information about The Downtown Grocery

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

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