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T. J. Buckley's

132 Eliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-4922
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Ranked #3 of 86 restaurants in Brattleboro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Fitzwilliam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have been several times, and have been rewarded with a wonderful mean each time. Wonderful wine parings too.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I dined there two times. First time amazing, second, almost amazing. Maybe it was what I ordered. I definitely will go back. The first time was near perfection. The setting is perfect for foodlovers. From the outside it doesn't look like much. Inside holds just a handful of tables in vintage, original diner with wood paneling that nearly whispers all... More

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I made reservations for my girlfriend and I for TJ Buckley's on the second night of a long weekend getaway in Brattleboro and boy was that one of the best culinary decisions I've ever made! The diner car setting is unique, if not a tad odd, for this high end dining experience. However, given our romantic stay in town, and... More

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Victoria, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had read the reviews so were not actually completely surprised with the interior, the wonderful food and great service. It's romantic, intimate and relaxed yet you don't feel crowded by other diners. Our trout tart and crabcake starters were heavenly. Never had anything like that fluffy trout tart! crisp, carefully made salads arrived afterwards and then the rabbit and... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

On our way home to NY from Burlington, Vt we stopped in Brattleboro for dinner. Despite the rave reviews, we almost baled when we pulled up because it doesn't have a lot of curb appeal. But we were SO glad we walked in. Tiny but elegantly conceived, we had a wonderful meal here. We chose a nice 2005 Medoc red... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This restaurant, in an old dining car, is a little gem for just a few diners each night. The menu seems to change depending on the owner's inventiveness that day, and precisely recited rather written down as part of tremendous service. The dishes are complex, well executed and priced accordingly. I have to admit that I probably chose poorly on... More

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BRATTLEBORO
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Dinner last evening at this highly rated (and well-deserved) dining jewel tucked in an old diner a couple of blocks off Main Street. There were six of us so we had a variety of dishes starting with a Smoked Trout Tartlet with crème fraiche; a Country-Style Pâté made with Duck liver, veal, pork sliced fruit, whole grain mustard, and homemade... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I knew this was going to be expensive going in, but felt it was going to be a once in a lifetime experience, so was prepared. Unremarkable on the outside, but cozy and intimate on the inside (only about four or five tables and unisex bathroom). The kitchen is completely open and the chef and sous chef do not mind... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Have to prebook but worth the wait. Small diner like restaurant and prep in kitchen visible. Food fantastic ...loved the salad!

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Bemus Point, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I had a meal at T.J. Buckley's on 10/11/13. We both had the Hanger Steak. It was melt in your mouth tender with a mushroom demi-glaze. Probably the best steak we have ever had. The attention to detail on the entire meal was just super. Our salads looked like beautiful bouquets. The service was very good and... More

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