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“What a Meal!”

The Downtown Grocery
Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
massachusetts
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“What a Meal!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Thanks to Tripadvisor for steering us to this restaurant! This is a fun restaurant to visit. Make sure you call well ahead for reservations. This place is popular. There's a lot of energy given off by the young people serving you. I like the face that they use local meats, produce, etc. for our food. We had red and white wine that was harvested off vines that were 100 years old (don't remember the name of the wine). Delicious. There's a lot to choose from on this menu, plus more on the chalkboard. My husband had the steak au poivre with melted cheese....super tender with a wonderful sauce. I had the catfish with roasted veggies. Very good. The bread pudding for dessert was also very good. It's nice to have an upscale restaurant in Ludlow.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
“Finally someone got it right in Ludlow VT!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Owned a home at Okemo for 10 years and now own time share at Jackson Gore. When you can't get a reservation til 7:45 on a Monday night you know something good is going on here! Just came from a fabulous dinner at the Downtown Grocery. From cocktails at the bar til " late night breakfast" for dessert, everything was delicious. Service was perfect and everyone in restaurant so pleasant..how refreshing coming from someone who lives in manhattan and has the best of the best surrounding them but not always the best service. My compliments to the chef... our biggest problem here was deciding what to have off the regular menu and the numerous blackboard specials. Will be returning and sharing this great place with friends. Do not miss this place if you are in the area you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited February 2013
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Wethersfield, CT
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

The Downtown Grocery is an excellent restaurant. The owners are the chef (who definitely knows what he is doing...a true culinary artist without the food being weird) and his wife who has the perfect bubbly and efficient manner to keep the front running smoothly. If you are in or around Ludlow, you'll be glad you dined at The Downtown Grocery. Worth every penny.

  • Visited February 2013
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NYC
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“The Best in Town”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great eclectic local Farm to table. Menu! Abby & Rogan are always the best Hosts. Awesome Old Fashions as well!

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great meal”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Best in Ludlow. Don't miss it. Great people watching. Interesting menu. Would be a hit in NYC. Everything we ordered we enjoyed.

Visited December 2012
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