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T. J. Buckley's

132 Eliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-4922
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Ranked #3 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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Certainly a quirky restaurant, which is worth a try. It's the only restaurant we have been to where the menu has no prices. Maybe they thought that someone else was paying, so we both had the 'no prices' menu. That was scotched when the bill arrived! Anywhere else, or if we had been on a budget, I would have asked... More

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I spent a mother-daughter weekend in the area and we had early saturday night reservations. Such a special place but you dont need a special occasion to go. Just do it! We had an amazing crabcake, a pate plate that was accessorized with tine precious pickled peppers, chutney, sliced and fanned pears and flowers. So increibly delicious and beautiful. A... More

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Konstanz, Germany
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

T.J. Buckley's is an old-time diner car with a top-notch chef and help. The food is seasonal and local and is prepared with the utmost of care and imagination. The dining experience is somewhat limited by the environs, that is, the few tables are somewhat tightly placed, but that also brings the diners together in a nice way if you... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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