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T. J. Buckley's

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132 Eliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
+1 802-257-4922
Thu - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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 16 June 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 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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371 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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
Brattleboro, Vermont
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

'Farm to table' style can appear simple, but treating fresh and extremely local ingredients with the care they deserve is a rare feat and a rare treat. Chef Michael Fuller's thoughtful presentations and preparations kept my husband and me in foodie heaven for the 4 courses. Starters: smoked trout/chèvre tart (me) - I say don't miss it; crab cake (SO)... More 

Thank ZeldaBoro
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

My husband just took me here for a belated birthday dinner. I am challenging when it comes to preparing a meal I will like. So I approached this meal as I generally do - hoping that it would be something my husband would love and something that I might not hate. I had the first part right - my husband... More 

Thank Kathleen2014
Northampton, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a huge surprise: a tiny restaurant located in an old railroad car on an unimpressive side street, the food is extraordinary and worth every penny of the high price. The presentation, service, and vibe all mesh to create a perfect dining experience - and the soft jazz standards in the background help set the mood. Go there for... More 

Thank Mike L
Lima, Peru
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My husband and I tried T.J. Buckley's for the first time last week. The atmosphere was charming and cosy because it is a little diner car made over into a fancy restaurant with candlelight and linens. We sat next to an opening where we could see the kitchen and the preparation. It was fun watching the prep and the garnishing.... More 

Thank PollyCM
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Incredible food - our family of 3 dinned there in October 2015 and were blown away by the freshness of the ingredients, the care and talent shown in the preparation and presentation. This was our most expensive dinner in Brattleboro but definitely worth it for a special evening. From the appetizer to the desert, not one misstep and each of... More 

1 Thank Stacy_Cooks
Brattleboro, Vermont
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

A long established Brattleboro culinary experience, TJ Buckley's never disappoints. Chef extraordinaire Michael Fuller is a genius at the blending of flavors into complex, intricate, beyond delicious combinations. The atmosphere is intimate and romantic yet has an ease - never stuffy. Reservations a must since it's small and the pace is old world.

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Eliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-257-4922

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