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The Downtown Grocery

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41 Depot St, Ludlow, VT 05149-1323
+1 802-228-7566
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17:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 17:30 - 22:00
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
136 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 

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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

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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 

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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 

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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!

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Thank Irma K
White Plains, New York
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary with my in-laws (first time diners who came in from East Hampton, NY) and as always a wonderful time and meal was had by all. For a busy Saturday night, we were warmly greeted by Abby (co-owner) and her great wait staff - Marina and Ashley. (Even bartender Natalie was nice enough to bring... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

We were dragged here by our friends on our second night in Vermont. And BOY, were we so thrilled that they did! The interior is unique and the service couldn't have been better. We loved the farm to table eating - YUM! I had the tamales and the falafel, and my husband had the trout bones, grits, and the desert... More 

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Chester, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We have eaten there several times over the past few months. This is an unusual place. The menu never stays the same, giving us a chance to experience meals we otherwise would never have done. The ambience, the smiles, the food is something to go by. Every guest/friend we have taken to this place have raved about it. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?