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T. J. Buckley's

132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
+1 802-257-4922
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hanger steak” (18 reviews)
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“pate” (7 reviews)
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132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
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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

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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
Reviewed 14 September 2014

My wife & I have been going to Buckley's since Michael opened this gem. It only seemed fitting that after introducing this to family & many friends over the years that we celebrate our son's 30th birthday there. It could not have been a better...More

2  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

My partner and I recently visted for dinner. It was good, but, in our opinion didn't live up to the hype. The staff were all kind and attentive and make you feel very welcome. The food, while presented beautifully, was lacking a bit. We started...More

4  Thank JSchuler82
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We've been here a few times over the years and every meal has been superb. Last night's was no different, and maybe up a notch. We are vegetarians but are foodies (I don't think that's oxymoronic). We've been fortunate to enjoy meals from some of...More

4  Thank khermiz
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I really cannot say enough good things about TJ Buckley's. The restaurant itself is one of the cutest places I've ever eaten in. Our waitress was absolutely lovely and recited the entire menu for the evening from memory (and with a beautiful smile). The dinner...More

2  Thank Adie731
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

The hanger steak is the best I've ever had. Even compared to fine dining in cities like ny, this place is exceptional. I wanted to hug the chef, but my boyfriend would have been embarrassed. A fantastic dining experience!! Thank you for a great night!

1  Thank Alisa R
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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
21 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, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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