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T. J. Buckley's


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Country Style Pate Duck Liver, Veal, Pork
Sliced fruit, whole grain mustard, homemade fruit chutney
Crab Cake
Citrus, cilantro, garlic aioli
Smoked Trout Tartlet
Chevre,‎ dollop of crème fraiche, trout roe
Parmesan Cheese Tart
Swiss chard, golden raisins, pine nuts served w/ membrillo
Beef Tenderloin, Braised Oxtail, Black Trumpet Mushroom
Mashed German butterball potatoes w/ roasted garlic, grilled green beans & gil feather turnip
Rabbit Loin Wrapped in Jamon Serrano
Rabbit leg stuffed w/ swiss chard & double-smoked bacon. Maine heirloom beans, winter vegetables, poached bosc pear
Diver Scallops & Crispy Pork Belly
Au jus w/ carrot oil & aged balsamic syrup coarse grit polenta cakes sauteed winter greens, fennel, savoy cabbage, black trumpet mushroom
Wild King Salmon Seared & Steamed Lobster Stock
Parsley oil local brown rice & wild minnoman rice risottopureed kabocha squash, frizzled leek, kale includes salad & orchard hill bread
Local, seasonal vegetables from local farms
Vegetarian & vegan options always available
Excellent wine & beer selection
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Had dinner with two couples, everything cooked and prepared to perfection. Limited menu, choice of 4 appetizers, 4 entres, and 4 deserts. Each person choose a different item, and all raved about the food. Very small seating area, maybe 7 tables and no more than...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ynapa456
Reviewed 13 February 2019

I've had several meals at T.J. Buckley's over many years. They have always surpassed rhe expected, and gone one step further. The presentation, as well as the menu, is unique. They excel in small deails. I observed them preparing several salads individually with great attention...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nonandbets
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Buckley's is a "special occasion" restaurant, because it is pricey. But also worth it. I really enjoyed the rabbit, cooked before my eyes by the magician, Michael Fuller. Everyone should eat here at least once in their life.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ModdyinVermont
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Hadn't been to TJB in a number of years and went to celebrate 3 birthdays at our table. The evening and food made it quite special. The Trout Tartelette and the Crab Cake were out of the ordinary and the scallops were perfectly seared and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Claire S
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Consistently creative fine dining by Brattleboro's top chef in a cosy atmosphere. One of a kind restaurant in an old railway car. A very special treat.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank marionpike
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Come prepared for a cozy, calming, contemplative couple hours and bask in some of the tastiest food and drink you may have ever enjoyed. Prices are not on the menu nor are they offered while the house "specials" are being presented by the wait staff;...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gaia43
Reviewed 1 November 2018

A 20 seat place and we asked for and got the table right by the open kitchen. It was fun watching them prepare the meal. The staff was very good and pleasant. The food was prepared well and was really great. The prices have risen...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Joel S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The restaurant is very small with just 20 seats so everyone is close to the action in the kitchen which is nice. The menu is small with choices of 4 in each category but we did find that each of the four options were tempting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BibiDub
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We have eaten at TJ's a few times and every time have come away thinking... "That was amazing". The restaurant is small, 20 or less seats in a cozy old railroad dining car, but don't let that fool you. The food is a joy on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NoahandAdam
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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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
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