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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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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank GoneAwayRemington
Marina del Rey, California
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181 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

Thank Dale P
Wallingford, Vermont
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

Thank Mj H
Keene, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

Thank dm11463
Aberdeen, Maryland
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

4 Thank John S
New York, New York, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This place has a great feel to it. They are trying to have fun and they do. Artisanal cocktails, local mushrooms, local meats cute space. A great night is guaranteed. If you want to nitpick you could but it's ludlow and we had such a great day and everything is so cool - buy the kitchen a round just for... More 

Thank Chris D
Nashua, New Hampshire
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We make reservations at the Downtown Grocery weeks ahead for our annual Okemo VT visit as we know it books quickly. Monday nights they feature 8 or 10, 3 course menu items for $39.00. Unfortunately on our Monday night, none of these dishes appealed so we ended up ordering the rib eye steak from the main menu. As usual service... More 

Thank Tallgirl42
New Canaan, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Four of us had excellent three course meal. We went with the evening specials which were well done and nicely presented.

Thank William966

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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?