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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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New York City, New York
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169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

Great food, very fresh dishes with a little twist to them. Catfish with grits/sprinkled with brusselsprout leaves, the burger with pimento cheese, salads with Vermont goat cheese. It's just nice to have a little difference in the food and also have it taste wonderful. Great service, nice wine list. A little pricey, but worth it if you're in Ludlow,Vermont.

Thank delospoppy
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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229 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

What an unbelievable meal! Steaks were great and the most unique dessert; French toast with buttermilk beacon ice cream..

Thank JBentraveler
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant in Ludlow. Recently had a birthday celebration dinner at The Downtown Grocery. The staff was knowledgeable, and friendly. I am celiac and they were particularly aware of the gluten issues. The chef went above and beyond to make a side dish gluten free. The food was fabulous! Started the night with a specialty cocktail that was just wonderful.... More 

Thank Frances D
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

This was, hands down, the best restaurant we've been to in quite some time. Right up there with Le Diplomate (DC) and Becca (NYC)... only more intimate and welcoming. Every person we interacted with was genuinely warm, welcoming, and attentive. The food was perfection. I especially liked the braised duck liver appetizer which was terrific comfort food on a cold... More 

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Albany, New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

nice people but too pricey for what you get. Overrated. Not the best value or taste for $$$$$. Open kitchen and lots of noise from the kitchen not relaxing at all. We had one server and many others checking on us unnessarily. Place is small and you definitely need a reservation. Go early otherwise you will wait. And wait and... More 

1 Thank Diane H
Stamford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

Downtown Grocery is the perfect addition to Ludlow, VT where families from Fairfield County, Connecticut take their kids to learn to ski. This restaurant could easily be picked up and settled in Greenwich or New Canaan. So if you're looking for a dining experience similar to what you get at home, this is the place for the best food in... More 

1 Thank Christie M
New York
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Very well prepared and imaginative food although some dishes a little quirky. My blue fish was excellent good service very nice ambiance. worth a visit

Thank michasue
Lewes, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

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
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

The staff are engaging lovely and well informed The food is creative and fresh- with unusual combinations of tastes- Good wine list too

Thank alexandra k
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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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
American, Gluten Free Options
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?