T.J. Buckley’s is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday year-round, and seasonally on Wednesdays. Please call 802.257.4922 for reservations.

Located in a restored 1925 Worcester Dining Car, T.J. Buckley’s serves local, organic, seasonal food cooked to perfection by Chef-Owner Michael Fuller (see him in action here, on “The Big Cheese”). Boston’s Chronicle television show (watch here) calls Fuller’s cooking “brimming with tempting delights!” and lauds his foraging skills, highlighting his diverse selection of local mushrooms. The open kitchen and vintage decor might evoke the quintessential experience of dining in a quaint Vermont town, but the meals served at this establishment combine classic French training, the finest ingredients, and the Chef’s own original and always-evolving take on New American cuisine. The menu changes daily depending on whatever is in season and local. Meat, poultry, fish, vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options are always available as appetizers and entrees. A delicious, “beautifully composed” salad precedes every scrumptious meal.

Brattleboro, Vermont is a unique and beautiful place to live or visit — and the Huffington PostFodor’s  and other respected sources dependably direct readers to T.J. Buckley’s as one of the high points of the area.

Chef Michael Fuller and the restaurant were featured in a recent episode of Filthy Riches, a National Geographic series that focuses on foraged and wild foods, and the adventurous chefs who integrate them into their cuisine.

Come see for yourself why Yelp.com and other diner-driven sites (such as Trip Advisor, Google and Urban Spoon) consistently rate T.J.’s at or near five out of five stars, and why Fodor’s calls the restaurant one of the two reasons why Brattleboro is “one of the top 10 best small towns in America.” Frommer’s calls T.J. Buckley’s “the best restaurant in Brattleboro,” while other prestigious sources have said  “nothing beats T.J. Buckley’s” (Country Living) and called it, in a rapturous and extensive review, “one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in a really long time” (Edible/Usable).

A local treasure for 30 years, people also come from all over to eat at this extraordinary spot. New York calls Chef Michael Fuller “a pioneer in seasonal cooking” with “ingredient-driven dishes.” Time Out New York notes T.J.’s unique location in an “ancient diner” and touts its “ever-changing,” menu and “focus on foods sourced within a 15-mile radius.”  Yankee Magazine — in its “Best of New England” issue — celebrates Fuller’s “artistry” and calls the restaurant “memorable…a nightly stage for intimacy.” Country Living celebrates the restaurant’s “exceptional locavore meals served out of an open kitchen.”

Vermont Arts and Living just swooned over T.J.’s “intimate” atmosphere and “amazing” food here. And see below a recent article in AAA’s Northern New England Journey:



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  1. When is best time to call for Thursday 2/15 reservation? Please call 802-257-4922 there is room available for 2/15. Thank you for inquiring

  2. Why is it you don’t put your prices on your website like other fine places do?
    Hi entrees are $45 which includes a beautiful salad. Appetizers, desserts, beer, wine, coffee and tea are extra

  3. Erin and I will be in Brattleboro this weekend and we are looking for a table this Saturday the 26th. Do you have any availability? We need another phenomenal meal here.

    • Hi Scott and thank you. I do have availability. If you don’t mind calling 802-257-4922 and leave a vmail around the time you want to come in and I’ll call you back by Thursday 1/24 and get you in. Thanks again

  4. Hi, Is it too early to make a reservation for Sunday, Aug. 4th? We’ll be at Marlboro Music Festival that weekend and would like once again to have a meal at your restaurant.. (There are four, possibly five, of us. Ann Scott

  5. OK. I’ll call later. I realize that we are actually going to be 6 people. I’m wondering if you can handle that many in your small place. Ann

    • Hi Ann, I’m at the restaurant and saw that I’m closed 8/4-8/9 for vacation. I’m sorry I didn’t remember the dates when you first inquired. I have room early 8/3 if that’s any consolation, but that time slot will go fast. Sorry about that

  6. Oh no!!! Alas and alack!! We have a concert at Marlboro Saturday night at 8:00pm and I don’t think we would have enough time. Do you? As I recall, dinners are quite leisurely, as they should be.

  7. Hello, we so enjoyed our dinner a couple of years back during our daughter’s graduation, and are now returning to Brattleboro again. Might you have availability for 2 on Sunday evening, June 2nd?

    • Hi Kristen thank you for your kind words. I do have room 6/2 for two. I’m not at the restaurant right now, but please call
      802-257-4922 and I’ll happily set up your reservation. Please leave a voicemail if I’m not there

  8. Hi there. We will be visiting from California as a family and are wondering if we can get reservations on Friday July 5th for 4 of us? thank you!

  9. Hello! I’d like to make a reservation for three on Saturday evening July 20th. I’ve called, but couldn’t get through (bad reception for my cell phone.) . If you have availability, what would be a good time to call? Thank you, Aina Bernier

  10. by any chance ,on Dec 7,could you accommodate 12-14 people ?I love your restaurant ,and will be up in Vermont with people that work for me as a thank you dinner.we all have to leave by sunday afternoon. just trying to plan ahead.thank you.April Amodeo

    • This week we’ll have hanger steak with short rib and herbed gnocchi, locally raised rabbit with jamon Serrano and heirloom white beans, scallops with pork belly and local braised greens and polenta and maybe halibut with a local rice fried with pickled daikon and fresh truffle

  11. Just want to make sure you got my message. Friday party of 4 …1 individual is vegan…honey is okay…no soy. The other 3 are open to everything. Thank you

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