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T. J. Buckley's

132 Eliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-4922
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Ranked #2 of 94 Restaurants in Brattleboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Setting (in a railroad dining car), presentation and food quality were all first class. A memorable meal.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife, her parents and I dined at T J Buckleys October 10. It is an absolutely incredible experience. The restaurant is small - it holds a maximum of 18 people. He offers four entrees and four appetizers per night. We started with a smoked trout tartlet and a cheese/pear dish. Both fantastic. The entree choices were a swordfish, scallops,... More

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Massachusetts, USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The little, bright red diner car is charming on the outside and luxurious on the inside. The chef obviously (you can see him the entire time) loves what he does. The wait staff is friendly, helpful and efficient. The food is amazing. The choices are out of the ordinary. The combinations of flavors are a treat and very imaginative. Everything... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife & I have been going to Buckley's since Michael opened this gem. It only seemed fitting that after introducing this to family & many friends over the years that we celebrate our son's 30th birthday there. It could not have been a better evening! All was well presented & delicately prepared. Yes, it is expensive. Still, for a... More

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Swanton, Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My partner and I recently visted for dinner. It was good, but, in our opinion didn't live up to the hype. The staff were all kind and attentive and make you feel very welcome. The food, while presented beautifully, was lacking a bit. We started with a crab cake. It was delicious and gorgeous to look at. The flavors were... More

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Grafton,VT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We've been here a few times over the years and every meal has been superb. Last night's was no different, and maybe up a notch. We are vegetarians but are foodies (I don't think that's oxymoronic). We've been fortunate to enjoy meals from some of the best and most creative chefs in Boston, the DC area and beyond. Michael Fuller... More

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Washington, DC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I really cannot say enough good things about TJ Buckley's. The restaurant itself is one of the cutest places I've ever eaten in. Our waitress was absolutely lovely and recited the entire menu for the evening from memory (and with a beautiful smile). The dinner was delicious. The berry shortcake I had for dessert was the best I've ever had.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The hanger steak is the best I've ever had. Even compared to fine dining in cities like ny, this place is exceptional. I wanted to hug the chef, but my boyfriend would have been embarrassed. A fantastic dining experience!! Thank you for a great night!

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New york
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289 reviews 289 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The restaurant only opens on certain day. However, since the restaurant did not have a website, there is no way to know except to call. We did not know about that when we get there and find the restaurant was close on a Thursday evening before July 4th holiday. I could not comment on the food since I never have... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It is a tiny place. The kitchen is right next to the dining area and I'd say it seats about 20 people. It is probably in the top 5 meals I've had in my life. Two were in Brattleboro. I don't know why meals in Boston and New York city aren't comparing but it's true. How do you make mashed... More

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Additional Information about T. J. Buckley's

Address: 132 Eliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone Number: 802-257-4922
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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