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“Wonderful, as always”

The Downtown Grocery
Ranked #6 of 45 Restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We go to Ludlow every February to ski and we always look forward to our annual dinner at The Downtown Grocery. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and lovely. The wine list is robust, and the signature cocktails are very tasty. And the food is out of this world! Creative dishes abound on the seasonal menu, and we have never had an appetizer or an entree that we did not all love (we share everything so that everyone has a chance to sample the amazing variety of tastes and offerings). Save room for dessert. The breakfast for dessert is wonderful, as is the bread pudding and the trio of homemade ice creams. Our only regret is that we can dine here only once a year.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Eclectic way overpriced food selection. Service is good, and if you like paying $15 for a tasty demitasse of squash soup, then this is the place for you. There are many unusual dishes, which have very good flavor, but the portions are tiny. Last time there for 'ladies nite', my soup and side salad meal was over $35, without beverage included. Salad was only average and was very small. I know people rave about this place, but it is not for us. My husband wont go because he would need to order 2 or more meals to be full - and no he is not overweight at all. And I cant see spending that kind of money for a meal, but if that is your style then enjoy.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

By any measurement, the Grocery has to be considered the best restaurant in Ludlow. It features high-quality foods and a wonderful wine list. And you won't find a friendly hostess. The small bar also offers the same quality food. Your only concern may be parking. It's a very popular restaurant - so, if you can't find a parking space nearby, try the town's parking area off main street - it's well-worth the additional few steps to get to the Grocery.

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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Food was good as promised but with reservations for 6pm and being a little early, we did not get dinner for a long time and were not out until 9pm. That much sitting after skiing is not good for the body. Loved the Panini and scallop appetizers- did not think much of the rice with lobster dishes- price was high for something that would not cost much to make at home.

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Reviewed 20 February 2014

This is the second time we went here. Last time was last year. We had to make reservations a month in advance. Since the last time the service has dropped considerably. There are clearly not enough tables and while we waited we saw a couple cramped under the hanging coats. They were not happy. Our drinks and appetizers came out quickly and then things fell apart. We waited over an hour for our entrees and by then I was quite upset. Entrees were mediocre. Mahi mahi was dry and and at $33 disappointing. When I complained and asked for the check they brought out 2 scoops of sorbet with flavors that clearly didn't work (so it never made it to the menu). I won't make it back because my special meals will be in manhattan all with better service.

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