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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
Vermont
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Western Massachusetts
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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 

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Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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