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“Great Little Bistro”

The Downtown Grocery
Ranked #6 of 46 Restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 14, 2012

Great little cozy restaurant. Friendly attentive staff with great food. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Having the owner waiting on your table is especially delightful! The entire staff was attentive and professional. Maybe a bit over the top, but all in all, it was a fantastic evening. Make reservations. I had the Strip Sirloin and it was excellent. Husband had the last serving of Bolognese. Nice wine list.

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Thank shoreviews
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

A fantastic addition to Okemo/Ludlow. The menu is expansive, with frequently updated specials (there were 15 specials this weekend). Local ingredients are the stars, the preparation is excellent. Great wine list - lots by the glass. Service is very friendly. It gets busy here, book early. If you have picky kids - this is is not the ideal place - if you ahve kids willing to try things you'll be amazed.

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1  Thank boston65
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Arrived hoping for the best: reservation was not honored due to a high volume wine drinking couple (who was told of our res) deciding to linger longer than the 2 hours alloted to them. I guess we didn't appear as well heeled - which is obviously important to these folks, so from there - instead of contrition - we were not well treated. The phony hostess who greets everyone with over the top enthusiasm avoided us completely when she sensed we were not happy campers - waiting endlessly for the table we reserved two days in advance. As for the expensive cuisine - it is pretentious and lacking in flavor. Too bad - we dine out often and miss the sincere comfort food produced by the previous operator. Save your $ and dine at the Weathersfield Inn.

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5  Thank mark g
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

The food is incredible and the hostess/co-owner is so sweet and gracious. It was our first (but not last) time dining here and the service was very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is casual but water glasses are constantly filled and your table is checked on regularly.

Extensive specials menu - order as many things as you can!
We loved: rabbit gnocchi, tongue and cheek, mackerel fritters. The least exciting dish we ordered was the maple chicken breast - it seemed like the simplest dish to order for my picky daughter but it was just too sweet for our taste (but then, it's maple syrup chicken so what did I expect?). Also, the lobster spaghetteni was really good. For dessert be sure to try the homemade ice creams and sorbets (MUST try the pineapple basil).

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