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All 34 Ludlow Restaurants

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
Washington DC
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164 reviews 164 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Downtown Grocery yesterday evening, a monday. Without reservation. It was full when we arrived around 7.30 pm. We could wait and after 20 minutes we could sit down. The choice of food is big enough (a lot of fish), with some very nice specials. We had an appetizer (1x lamb and 1x bresila wagyu beef), entree... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Carmen, the Castle concierge recommended us this restaurant and we absolutely loved it!! great local produce for all of you organic health seekers!

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White Plains, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Have dined here many times. Abby and Rogan are a great husband-wife team-Abby in the front, Rogan as the chef in the back. They create a welcoming, innovative dining experience in a casual atmosphere. The daily specials include food, wine, and creative drinks. This is a not to be missed experience. We have had food ranging from fish to beef... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Two of us enjoyed a really excellent meal -- interesting presentations, unusual combinations, and all fresh and delicious. The wait staff was excellent all around: friendly and knowledgeable. Just by chance, we were there on a night when they had what they call the "Throwdown" -- a three-course meal for (in Sept. 2014) only $29. An amazing bargain! Would have... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary with my in-laws (first time diners who came in from East Hampton, NY) and as always a wonderful time and meal was had by all. For a busy Saturday night, we were warmly greeted by Abby (co-owner) and her great wait staff - Marina and Ashley. (Even bartender Natalie was nice enough to bring... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were dragged here by our friends on our second night in Vermont. And BOY, were we so thrilled that they did! The interior is unique and the service couldn't have been better. We loved the farm to table eating - YUM! I had the tamales and the falafel, and my husband had the trout bones, grits, and the desert... More

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Chester, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have eaten there several times over the past few months. This is an unusual place. The menu never stays the same, giving us a chance to experience meals we otherwise would never have done. The ambience, the smiles, the food is something to go by. Every guest/friend we have taken to this place have raved about it. Highly recommend.

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