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The Downtown Grocery

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41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
+1 802-228-7566
17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 17:30 - 22:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is over rated. Pork belly over cooked. Steak was generous size. Wait staff opaverage not very friendly. Flatbread average. In all average. Donuts good but 2 served with a chocolate sauce in a tall cup. Not sure why they serve this way but, tastes,

Thank Cam O
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for brunch before heading home. Not a lot of parking in the area. Lots of ice in lot and sidewalk when we went. Place opened at 1030am. Very nice inside. Staff was very pleasant and attentive. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. We tried various dishes including a Scottish egg, burger, fried chicken sandwich and some other... More 

Thank Pil255
Meriden, Connecticut
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

i would have given this place a 4 star due to the small space and noise level, untill i returned for what i think is the only brunch in ludlow and it was breath taking...thank you noah for the great time.

Thank heather l
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were wowed by this restaurant a couple years ago, so we were looking forward to eating there again. The service was outstanding. The hostess and the waitstaff were great. The drinks were good. The appetizers were ok. The servings were larger than we were expecting, but didn't measure up to the price ... $17 and 19 for mediocre was... More 

1 Thank GoneAwayRemington
Marina del Rey, California
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This place is not too fussy or full of itself nor too casual, so it appeals to a broad swath of diners, from guy’s weekend to a romantic dinner. You would expect a cheese board comprised of local VT cheese, but there are tons of specials including wine special. We had the Bonavita from Portugal and it so exceeded expectations... More 

Thank dwalker43
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Food was quite tastey and service was good; no complaints. All in all I felt the prices were high relative to the ambiance (or lack thereof) of the establishment and the time of year being off season. That is from the viewpoint of a midwesterner.

1 Thank Dale P
Wallingford, Vermont
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The hostess was very pleasant. The waitress needed lessons on common courtesy. She was pretentious and quite rude. She should not try to pass off any knowledge of wine as she doesn't possess any. Our food was just okay. We expected much more variety and better choices for wine. We won't be back.

1 Thank Mj H
Keene, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I went there and ordered an app, salad, entree and the rudest person I have ever comes across in ludlow. The food at best was mediocre. The service was awful. I will not be back not sure why so many people like it though.

1 Thank dm11463
Aberdeen, Maryland
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and like a special guest. Wine was fantastic, entrees superb, sorbet sampler out of this world...absolutely wonderful👍😘❤️😊

Thank cfo3
Cavendish, Vermont
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

As I said in the title, we got the bums rush. We came to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and we had a few questions about the menu. While we were looking at the menu, a person came out of the back room and told us we were better going to another restaurant because they didn't have what we wanted.... More 

5 Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Ludlow
  • Phone Number: +1 802-228-7566

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