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Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
11:30 PM
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Buckley's Great Steaks

4.7
1783 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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Buckley's Great steaks, located in the historic Riddles Tavern, provides a warm New England atmosphere. We offer Mid Western grain fed beef seared over a hardwood fire and prepared with uncompromising quality. We are part of the Michael Timothy's Dining Group representing the finest cuisine and hospitality in Southern NH by award winning Chef/owner Michael and Sarah Buckley.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Tavern opens at 4pm Tuesday - Sunday

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(603) 424-0995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Buckley
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Private party facilities
Private dining rooms available in our beautifully restored historic Tavern offering a distinguished setting for your occasion. Our exceptional quality cuisine and our spirit of hospitality will make all your guests feel welcome as we anticipate your every need. We look forward to making your event a success.
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Private party contact
Tim Poplar: (603) 424-0995
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodbury St
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Parking details
Parking on site
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1783 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertH 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

The food at this restaurant is very good as good as some of the high end restaurants in the area. It is a local (Merrimack, NH) gem. Service is excellent.

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TimV 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Not impressed. The appetizer baked oysters tasted like a puddle of butter. The server talked up a nice spicy flank steak, so i ordered it. 15 minutes layer she comes back and says chef mis counted and they were out. It was only 7:00pm. She said chef is really sorry and will take care of you. Not sure what that meant because nothing was comped and the steak i ended up ordering was way over cooked. Asked for medium came out with no pink. For a steak house i was more than surprised. Mashed potatoes were bland. My wife was not impressed with here steak either although was cooked perfectly just boring. The rooms were echoey and we could hear every conversation as if we were at their table. Server seemed distracted or inexperienced . .........i will say the blueberry crisp was amazing. Just not gonna go back for just that......its a shame because i love Surf and MTs

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KimberlyM 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was our third time visiting Buckley's, and each time has not disappointed. Each time I have ordered the filet, and it was been so tender and such an amazing flavor. Even two days after, the flavor was still there. I highly recommend Buckley's!

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BridgetteN 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentine's day dinner with our 11 year old son instead of our usual resort getaway. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly! We got fresh breads to start, baked oysters, and the parmesan truffle fries for apps and they were both amazing! My husband had the Cowboy steak which was huge (Highly recommend)! I had the Surf & Turf-Filet Mignon with 1 1/4 lb. lobster shucked. My son had the 8 oz. Filet Mignon. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and very friendly. I will definitely go back and recommend to friends!

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MelindaW 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Nice place. The noise level wasn’t too bad. We had a large group seated next to us. The prime rib was over cooked so we could not get in a medium and went with a rib eye. A nice meal, but not worth the money. Two people, no drinks $140!

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larry (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was good, however service was slow. Will return in the future

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. That checks all the boxes for me.

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Tess (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Buckley's is consistently excellent. Our server was Bill. He was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Classic place. Great service. Great food.

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Bruinsfan (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was excellent as always! We had a Tuna Poke appetizer that was fabulous, and the rubbed rib eye with risotto special that I ordered was delicious and perfectly cooked.

The wine list is fairly pedestrian, but pricey with average bottles running 3X the retail price versus 2X at competing restaurants.

Buckley's is still one of my favorite places for a special occassion!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Calamari appetizer is amazing! Streaks and sides equally amazing. Excellent service - very professional.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Had a great time! Food was outstanding! Service was great!! Will definitely go again.

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JonL (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Rather disappointing Valentine’s dinner. We were seated between two doors and in a room (with a 9 PM seating) with a crying baby. Food was mediocre. French Onion soup had a unique cheese which was good. Salad was off (not fresh), hamburger was small but acceptable, steak was grissly especially for a $40 steak.

We opted not to finish our nice bottle of wine not get desert due to the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overall excellent. The prime rib was not as hot as I wanted but it was very tasty.

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ChrisGMac (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Absolutely superb dining at this wonderful treasure in Merrimack! My wife and I shared the Valentine special chateau briand and it was mouthwatering meat along with great creamy whipped potatoes and a mixture of grilled mushrooms and asparagus - delectable!!

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PaulS (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Steaks are always cooked to perfection, always tender and flavorful. I happened to order
the 'Surf and Turf' - the menu says the dish comes with a 1 and a quarter pound 'shucked lobster' - when the dish arrived I only found 1 lobster tail split in 2 nicely drizzled with a butter
sauce - I have no idea where the rest of the lobster meat ended up - but clearly it was not on
my plate. Other than that, overall the dinner was wonderful as always at this restaurant. Service as always was impeccable. Things did move along on the slow side but it was a full house so we were okay with that. We do enjoy the warm and comfortable atmosphere - so staying a little longer than expected is not an issue.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Wish is were more affordable, can only go 1-2 times per year :(
2 Adults dinner, drinks, and deserts = $183

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I had the twin pepper crusted petite filet. It was perhaps the most tender filet I've had in a long time. I liked the garlic demi-glace better than the béarnaise cut. I thought it was more tender and flavorful. The creamy mashed potatoes were excellent. I rarely eat mashed but enjoyed every bite of these.

I had a glass of Federalist Cabernet Sauvignon with it. It was a very good not too expensive wine that paired well with the filet.

My Wife had the beef tip stroganoff which was excellent. It was true comfort food with top shelf ingredients. Every bite was creamy and flavorful. The beef tips were just about as good as the filet. Definitely not your run of the mill beef stroganoff for sure.

For desert we shared a small heart shaped chocolate desert. I was like a firmer chocolate mousse on top of a red velvet cake slice. Very good and the portion size was just right when you don't have room for a whole desert but just want a taste of something sweet to finish off the meal.

We sat upstairs which I find to be quieter and a tad more intimate setting.

We really enjoy coming here when we're in the mood to splurge a bit.

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JoeyN (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I had never been here before, but heard about how great a restaurant it was. It definitely lived up to the hype. Every bite of my steak was delectable. I wish every meal was as amazing as the one I had at Buckleys.

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DanL (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Buckley’s. Service was very friendly, and the food was all prepared to our liking. Would definitely recommend to a friend and plan on returning soon!

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