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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” (25 reviews)
“pate” (8 reviews)
“salad” (48 reviews)
132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Ian D
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

Thank KH11001
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The ambiance at TJ Buckley's is a unique experience. It defines intimate! The lovely atmosphere and watching the chef makes dining here an event. The pate was excellent and is perfect for sharing. The wine was lovely. All the food was fresh and well prepared....More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed May 19, 2018

This is one of those restaurants that I hesitate to review because I don't want it to get any more popular - it is already somewhat difficult to get a reservation. T.J. Buckley's is easily one of the top 10 restaurants I've eaten at anywhere...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. Chef Michael is always coming up with new and interesting dishes. The services is excellent as well. Reservations or calling ahead is recommended.

Thank Konstantin V
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Husband and I went there on a date night, we had been given a gift certificate from a friend. We called in advance to make a reservation and told them we were vegetarian. The waitstaff let us know that the chef is very accommodating. The...More

2  Thank sVT_traveler
Reviewed October 17, 2017

I can't agree with Vermont nico's review more. We have had much better food many other places for far less money. This restaurant is seriously overrated. The atmosphere is a 1920s train car with about 7-8 tables which was very exciting and gave us great...More

5  Thank chowmeingirl
Michael F, Owner at T. J. Buckley's, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

In this day and age when anyone can be a restaurant, movie or book critic, a blogger, memoirist or autobiographer, we’ve been give a new voice and we all have something important to say. I appreciate every critique of my business knowing full well you...More

Reviewed September 30, 2017

we went back after a 10 year interruption and an average review as we were curious to see if we were still "lukewarm" about this, so it seems, a well rated restaurant. The place was, as expected, packed and the service improved with an orally...More

Thank VermontNico
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This is a very small restaurant so reservations are a must. The waitress describes the menu options. When we went I believe that there were 4 options each for dinner, appetizer and dessert. We went with a friend and knew from the reviews that we...More

Thank Marilrr
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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
Ellen S
October 20, 2015|
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Response from 234lax | Reviewed this property |
Six of us ate with appetizers, desserts, and wine for approx. $600 so about $100/ person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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: +1 802-257-4922
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