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T. J. Buckley's

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132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Thu - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service. A one of a kind experience. Great time of year to visit VT. Love the train car experience.

Thank marilyn r
Alta Loma, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love good food. We started checking out restaurants for our trip to VT ahead of time and this place popped. We made reservations two weeks ahead and almost didn't get in. This place is very "unassuming" from the outside and is incongruent with what you'll find on the inside and on the plate, so don't let that put you... More 

Thank ClaudiaP107
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Yes, it was not inexpensive. Yes, it took awhile. Nonetheless it was an incredible experience. One of the finest meals I have had...ever. Each course was perfection: the pate, hanger steak, scallops and salad all indescribably delish and artfully presented. The charming waitress did bring one incorrect dessert, offered to replace it, but overall it and it does deserve two... More 

1 Thank Joebob2014
Putney, Vermont
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

T> J. looks TIRED and ready to fall down. That's not unreasonable considering his age. But the springy little wait staff act like they couldn't care less, And the PRICES!!!!!!!! Where does he/ they think they are? this Brattleboro. DON'T go unless you have - lots! - of money to waste.

Thank rowlandz
Rochester, New York
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We love this restaurant so much we route our trips back to New England through Brattleboro, VT, in order to eat here. The chef/owner selects the best in season, local ingredients and changes his menu daily. You can sit in the small, restored street car and look into the kitchen and talk to the chef while he prepares your meal.... More 

Thank RochesterDoug
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Excellent restaurant!!! We called last minute and were able to get a table for that night. The waitress was extremely professional and courteous. The food was fabulous! The atmosphere was charming. It is a very small restaurant but definitely worth trying to get a reservation. So small that you get to see the chef and staff make your food right... More 

Thank ctmike15
Brattleboro, Vermont
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a once in a while wonderful treat for special occasions. Wonderful atmosphere and service and special seasonal menus.

1 Thank _dmpinvt
Hartford, Connecticut
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

When we pulled up, I thought I was over dressed. Upon entering, I saw I was just right. (Nice jeans, a blouse and heals). The atmosphere was phenomenal. Open kitchen so you can watch all the action. It's very intimate. We had lovely halibut and scallops and an excellent peach cobbler dessert. The combinations of flavors are wonderful. Our appetizers... More 

1 Thank Laurel M
Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

T.J. Buckley's is not cheap for Brattleboro pockets, though you can spend twice the money at a New York restaurant and get half the value. For me, it is the go-to place in Brattleboro if you want to have a really special, intimate dining experience. The place is small--it is a converted dining car that seats only about 20 or... More 

2 Thank MacLean G
Leverett, MA
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365 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Eight of us reserved well ahead and had a wonderful evening at TJ Buckley's. This is about as good as it gets anywhere in western New England. The service is quite outstanding, not pretentious, just excellent. You can watch the chef in the kitchen and watch the staff work well together. One had scallops, seared and cooked to perfection. Another... More 

Thank BobHLeverett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: 802-257-4922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?