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T. J. Buckley's

132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
+1 802-257-4922
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hanger steak” (18 reviews)
“scallops” (25 reviews)
“salad” (47 reviews)
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CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$$$
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132 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3275
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Reviewed 18 October 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

2  Thank chowmeingirl
Michael F, Owner at T. J. Buckley's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 1 October 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 28 August 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
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Seats only 18, so reservations are probably a good idea. Menu changes daily. This is not just food, this is art. Possibly Brattleboro's finest restaurant. From the outside you'd never know the magic that takes place on the inside. Truly outstanding.

Thank TeeCee_NYC
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Went w/friends to this quaint place; I rated average because was too expensive. Food was very well prepared and presented but tasty but not outstanding. Wine list small but well researched and reasonable priced. I did not like the fact that the menu was presented...More

1  Thank 10Tito
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Reservations are a must for this small restaurant. There is no menu and the waitress describes the tempting options. I believe that there were 4 each for dinner, appetizer and dessert. The kitchen is larger than the dining area and the aromas are as delicious...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We have visited T. J. Buckley's every 5 years or so since it opened about 30 years ago in an intimate, uniquely romantic wood-interior diner, where it remains. A cutting edge concept with terrific innovative food when it opened, it has remained true to its...More

1  Thank Minor7th
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I cook, eat and hold restaurants to very high standards. Maybe because I'm a local and have known this establishment since its infancy, I hold it to even higher standards in the way a parent expects more from their own children. Quite by accident I...More

Thank J P
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is simply a stunning little restaurant in the lovely Vermont town of Brattleboro. Michael does all the cooking to order.There are always four appetizers and four main courses available; the best salad I've ever had comes with each meal and the side dishes are...More

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is no printed menu. Wait staff will recite the four entree choices, plus appetizers. Everything is fresh & local. The chef, Michael, prepares food that he personally shops for. Elegant but casual, great for special occasions. But it is expensive. Worth at least one...More

1  Thank ModdyinVermont
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sopojo2017
26 May 2017|
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Response from JillDD1234 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Maybe $25-$30
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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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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
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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