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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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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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254 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

Thank MrsRehoboth
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 22 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 

1 Thank HungryHippoChampion
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014 via mobile

We went to the Downtown Grocery yesterday evening, a monday. Without reservation. It was full when we arrived around 7.30 pm. We could wait and after 20 minutes we could sit down. The choice of food is big enough (a lot of fish), with some very nice specials. We had an appetizer (1x lamb and 1x bresila wagyu beef), entree... More 

Thank Pollie75
Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Carmen, the Castle concierge recommended us this restaurant and we absolutely loved it!! great local produce for all of you organic health seekers!

Thank Irma K
White Plains, New York
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Have dined here many times. Abby and Rogan are a great husband-wife team-Abby in the front, Rogan as the chef in the back. They create a welcoming, innovative dining experience in a casual atmosphere. The daily specials include food, wine, and creative drinks. This is a not to be missed experience. We have had food ranging from fish to beef... More 

Thank John A
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2014

Two of us enjoyed a really excellent meal -- interesting presentations, unusual combinations, and all fresh and delicious. The wait staff was excellent all around: friendly and knowledgeable. Just by chance, we were there on a night when they had what they call the "Throwdown" -- a three-course meal for (in Sept. 2014) only $29. An amazing bargain! Would have... 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?