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T. J. Buckley's

132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
+1 802-257-4922
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (27 reviews)
“pate” (8 reviews)
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132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Buckley's is a "special occasion" restaurant, because it is pricey. But also worth it. I really enjoyed the rabbit, cooked before my eyes by the magician, Michael Fuller. Everyone should eat here at least once in their life.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ModdyinVermont
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't been to TJB in a number of years and went to celebrate 3 birthdays at our table. The evening and food made it quite special. The Trout Tartelette and the Crab Cake were out of the ordinary and the scallops were perfectly seared and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Claire S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Consistently creative fine dining by Brattleboro's top chef in a cosy atmosphere. One of a kind restaurant in an old railway car. A very special treat.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank marionpike
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Come prepared for a cozy, calming, contemplative couple hours and bask in some of the tastiest food and drink you may have ever enjoyed. Prices are not on the menu nor are they offered while the house "specials" are being presented by the wait staff;...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gaia43
Reviewed October 31, 2018

A 20 seat place and we asked for and got the table right by the open kitchen. It was fun watching them prepare the meal. The staff was very good and pleasant. The food was prepared well and was really great. The prices have risen...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joel S
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The restaurant is very small with just 20 seats so everyone is close to the action in the kitchen which is nice. The menu is small with choices of 4 in each category but we did find that each of the four options were tempting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BibiDub
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We have eaten at TJ's a few times and every time have come away thinking... "That was amazing". The restaurant is small, 20 or less seats in a cozy old railroad dining car, but don't let that fool you. The food is a joy on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NoahandAdam
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I got a nosebleed when I saw the bill. I expected this because the menu is "spoken", another way to say you can't review prices before you order, so be prepared for $45 entrees and so on. I am guessing about this because the total...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank James S
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Art to the eye and art to the pallet. I never give a five, except this one. Atmosphere was elegantly casual and warm and cozy and super friendly . Service, superb! Food and wine excellent ! I am generally very critical because I’ve been a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 618iand
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

We booked a reservation based on the recommendation of local friends. Our palettes were delighted by the taste sensation. And quaint, romantic atmosphere defies description - at least not under my pen. We weren’t all that hungry so we shared the crab cake appetizer, swordfish...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KH11001
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May 26, 2017|
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Response from JillDD1234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Maybe $25-$30
Pamela C
March 18, 2017|
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Response from ClaudiaP107 | Reviewed this property |
Lol. It depends on how well behaved that 7 year old is. It is a very small restaurant geared for adult dining. The night we were there a young couple brought in two little children who disruptive to the dining experience... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-257-4922
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