We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

T. J. Buckley's

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
132 Eliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-257-4922
Website
Tuesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 103 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth the wait for a special night

Three things I have known about TJ Buckley's for as long as I've lived in Vermont: the place is tiny, the food excellent and the cost pricey. And for some reason I've never found the right occasion to try it. The right occasion arrived and friends joined us to celebrate our daughter's 20th. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Holli S
,
West Dover VT
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
West Dover VT
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Three things I have known about TJ Buckley's for as long as I've lived in Vermont: the place is tiny, the food excellent and the cost pricey. And for some reason I've never found the right occasion to try it. The right occasion arrived and friends joined us to celebrate our daughter's 20th. The restaurant is less than noticeable- a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bernardston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Having eaten here 3 times over the last eight years, there's a certain fondness for the experience. Three times over EIGHT YEARS; where's the emphasis you ask. Well the problem isn't the setting, the service, or the food. Every time it's been very good. It's just the total for the tariff, tax, and tip, that gets me to question, was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In honour of Sarah Buckley, our daughter's childhood best-friend, our family of four decided to go out to T.J.Buckley's for an intimate meal, a kind of paradox: cozy in public. An 8 table converted dining car with a kitchen right there for all to see, like at home, with a staff of three, a waitress, and an assistant, and one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Francestown, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I must say I was surprised to find this gem in Brattleboro. The experience is so intimate and while you can watch your dinner being prepped, the dining area is so warm and unique I didn't notice as much of the cook as one would thought. Everything was so fresh and tasty, it did remind me of eating in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, Mass.
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a great time last night here. Wonderful restaurant, excellent food. Interesting ambience. Really nice wait staff. So much characier in this restaurant, felt like being in a play. Really enjoyed ourselves! Lovely experience from food to service to environment!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Willemstad, Curacao
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Don't get me wrong, most of the dinner was delicious. But I ordered scallops since they are very difficult to cook well and over cook easily. Everything else was delicious but they did in fact over cook the scallops a little so they lost that sweetness one tastes when they are cooked perfectly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vermont
Level Contributor
41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

If budget weren't a consideration, I would dine here once a week. Michael and his staff create an unforgettable experience. The atmosphere is romantic, the service is perfect and the beautifully presented dishes are both creative and delicious. Favorite restaurant in Vermont.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Western Massachusetts
Level Contributor
95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife and I dined at T.J. Buckley’s for the third time tonight. As was the case in each of the previous instances, the experience was exceptional. Enough has already been written in other reviews, but let me reiterate some of the basics. T.J. Buckley’s is an intimate chef-owned restaurant. It is located in a vintage dining car, with 7... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant will give you a very unique experience!! With only seven tables and an open kitchen to view all the prep work - is great!! The server was phenomenal - I don't think I've ever had better!! She recited the menu to perfection, was attentive the entire time, and was also very pleasant. I had the scallops which were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

Travelers who viewed T. J. Buckley's also viewed

 

Been to T. J. Buckley's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 Eliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-257-4922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of T. J. Buckley's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Bernardston, Massachusetts

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from T. J. Buckley's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?