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The Downtown Grocery

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41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I with another couple stopped in with a reservation and we were stuck in the corner.... When we asked to be moved, we were shot down quickly.... Another issue was the excessive heat and significant attitude Dress for the Sahara .... Also..... If you want a NY .... Boston ..... Chicago restaurant attitude..... You'll feel at home... More 

Thank an-urban-redneck
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant! The heirloom tomato salad was sooooo good! I had the catfish and hubby had the pasta with homemade sausage. Service was excellent. The place was hot (not sure if the AC was not working or not on) but the food was so good I didn't care! This is a true farm to table restaurant.

Thank MomCPNP
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a Friday night with my gal and I would definitely suggest you call ahead for a reservation. It is a small cozy place and they take reservations for all sizes of parties. We had to wait a little bit to be seated but a waitress got us drinks as we waited and everyone was really pleasant which... More 

Thank RichieP902
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was so good we went back for Brunch on Sunday. We came in on Friday night but make sure you get a reservation. It fills up fast for dinner. We called about an hour prior and they accommodated, but I was pretty happy I did. Another couple was waiting a while to get a seat, but the staff... More 

Thank Marissa V
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141 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expect a fabulous meal. Very innovative, and locally grown, and absolutely fresh. Our 4 meals were incredible. Heirloom tomato stack with house made ricotta......exquisite. Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful. She made excellent wine recommendations. The blackened blue fish was perfect. Everything about our dinner was so excellent. You can't find this excellent cuisine in the city.

2 Thank Vermont68
Troy, Michigan
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218 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Sunday evening and it was pretty busy. We didn't mind waiting at the bar because they said they had two tables that were just finishing up. Well, those people lingered and it turned out to be much longer than anyone had anticipated. The hostess was very apologetic and thanked us repeatedly for our patience, which... More 

1 Thank peglegdebs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been waiting for years to get an epic restaurant in Ludlow. Now we have it. The menu is exotic and flavorful, they have a great special wine list, and their cocktail of the day is a creation. My favorite appetizer is the stacked heirloom tomatoes with ricotta and balsamic drizzle. I recently had the soft shell crabs with... More 

Thank Mark M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

right in the middle of town, this gem is worth visiting. "Farm to table" for years the blackboard menu changes daily with the chefs choices of the day.

Thank Howard B
Somerville, MA
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was to die for but just as important, the staff was outstanding resulting in a dining experience we won't soon forget. Our waitress Mel was amazing and described the food in such a loving way that we thought she was the chef. She helped us make amazing choices. We had a vegetarian in our party and they went... More 

Thank Agouti
Killington, Vermont
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice brunch at the Downtown Grocery this morning. We sat on the back enclosed porch - fairly empty on this rainy day. A shared sirloin carpaccio made a great starter. I moved to solid Maine Lonster Eggs Benedict, while she had the thick and meaty Carolina Catfish over Caesar with long lemon zest. Sharing is caring... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: 802-228-7566

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