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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 good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hanger steak” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (25 reviews)
“salad” (44 reviews)
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132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
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Reviewed 25 February 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...More

Thank tettyg
Reviewed 19 January 2015

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.

2  Thank Curious_Mr_George
Reviewed 26 December 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...More

1  Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 10 December 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...More

Thank XfraydoX
Reviewed 14 November 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...More

5  Thank peterjlondon1
Reviewed 10 November 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...More

2  Thank Kirsten C
Reviewed 6 November 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...More

Thank GlobalSkiSurf
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Setting (in a railroad dining car), presentation and food quality were all first class. A memorable meal.

1  Thank Rick S
Reviewed 12 October 2014

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...More

2  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 15 September 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...More

2  Thank Ladythrowback
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26 May 2017|
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Response from JillDD1234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Maybe $25-$30
Pamela C
18 March 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
20 October 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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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