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About Buckley's Great Steaks
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.
Merrimack, NH 03054
Hours of Operation:
Tavern opens at 4pm Tuesday - Sunday
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking on site
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.
Private Party Contact:
Tim Poplar: (603) 424-0995
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buckley's Great Steaks Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!!
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.
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.
The food was absolutely amazing. It is a little pricey but it is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. We split the 26oz cowboy steak, it was so tender and juicy. The red wine save was delicious, the mashed potatoes so smooth and creamy, the cream spinach was amazing. I had the French onion soup, best I have ever had. My husband had the Caesar salad with the anchovies, he could nnow it stop raving about how good the anchovies were, he brought them home. The charcuterie board was amazing. We each had martinis, again amazing. I highly recommend the Buckley Cosmopolitan. I can't say enough how much I truly enjoyed the meal. My husband even surprised me with a creme brulee for my birthday, again amazing, so rich creamy and smooth.
The restaurant is beautiful! Set up like in an old colonial with so many original features. The lighting was dim and ambient. The bar area was a little small and not much place to stand when waiting for a table. I would absolutely recommend Buckley’s for dinner. The steak was nothing less then amazing!
Also I requested a pain killer cocktail and it was delicious!
Well came here because of a poor experience at Michael Timothy’s in Nashua with a gift certificate they gave as an apology....very classy I must say thanks
This place was good ....my steak was very good...my wife’s prime rib was over cooked so disappointing....It’s quite expensive here so keep as special occasion unless your not concerned
We may return
Excellent Birthday dinner from start to finish. Appetizers: oysters and shrimp cocktail; entrees: filet and prime rib, cooked exactly as ordered-perfectly medium rare, melt in your mouth, sides included grilled asparagus and broccolini. Mashed potatoes needed a little more creaminess, but it didn’t take away from the overall meal. Dessert: blueberry cobbler and chocolate layer cake, both with vanilla ice cream and deliciously decadent- amazing finish to a wonderful meal. With cocktails, apps, steaks and dessert, Buckley’s is pricey, but totally worth it for a special occasion. Looking forward to our next visit to be sure.
Great evening. First time at Buckley's used gift card from son and daughter in law. Nice setting in restored colonial building. Rachel was our server and she was exceptional. There is a reason it is called Buckley's Great Steak House. Filet and Prime Strip were excellent. Sides were plentiful and desert made at on site bakery was delicious. There is a bar and tavern area where a burger or comfort food from the menu looks like a great way to frequent this establishment. Bar and wine offerings are extensive. This is a can't miss. Thanks
We were there for my husband's birthday dinner on a Friday night. Had heard good things from others so it was his top pick. Three of the 4 of us had the steaks and they were phenomenal. My twin petit filets were pepper crusted, and it was a bit much for me, but still cooked perfectly and nice sauces and sides. The baked oysters were amazing! My daughter had the fish and chips and had enough for dinner and both she and my husband to split for lunch the following day. Our server was Constantine and she was amazing! Pricey, but quality was well worth it. Would like to come back and check out the bar/lounge side - looked lively and fun! Thanks!
We've been to Buckley's many times and it never disappoints. When you want a great steak this is the place to go. They have an extensive wine list; many by the glass. You can eat in the tavern section where the latest game will be on and the fireplace will be roaring. We chose one of the other dining rooms just because we wanted to enjoy our meal and some quiet conversation.
Upon arriving we found parking to be quite challenging. The restaurant was extremely busy and it took several trips around the building and a little patience to finally find a spot. Overall, this didn't have an impact on our experience. Extremely kind host. We were seated quickly. Exceptional server (Bridget). Very personable, considerate, helpful, and quite knowledgeable of both the food and bar menus. Food arrival was well-timed and perfectly cooked. Everything was delicious - unfortunately so delicious we were too full to even look at the dessert menu. Our server checked in with us at perfect intervals and we never had to ask for anything. To say we were satisfied is an understatement. It was the best dining experience we've had since relocating to New Hampshire. This is our new "go to" restaurant from here on out. Our only VERY MINOR issue was the noise level. The acustics in the rooms allow big voice to boom, so there were times we had to move in closer to hear one another talk. That said, it wasn't troublesome because the voices were all having a great time and enjoying their experience, too. Again, fantastic restaurant!
Food was outstanding, I had the 12 oz filet (medium), wipped potatoes and green beans. Steak was cooked spot on and they didn't need or ask to butterfly it. My wife had the surf and turf, it was cooked perfectly but was just way too much food. The steak was a 8oz and 1 1/2 lobster tail
The atmosphere was nice and cozy and the lighting was perfect. Our server Bethany was great, she was very attentive and it was obvious she knew her job well. The food was very good. The steak was cooked perfectly and the portion was just right. We tried the chocolate mousse which we found very heavy and couldn’t finish it but had a good chocolate taste. We enjoyed our night out and definitely plan to return.
First time there, but place was well recommended. Everything was perfect, my dates
steak was slightly under cooked and they took care of right away. Even got fresh
new vegetables and a free drink. Which more than made up for the inconvience.
Service was friendly and prompt. Food was impressive and atmosphere was also
just right. Would go again for sure
The food here is amazing. Perfectly cooked, and seasoned. Well worth the price as you'll savor every bite. 1 bottle of wine, 2 entrees and 1 appetizer = $215.00 before tip. (Just so you're not shell shocked when you receive the bill.)
The staff was great as well. I will go back, it's a great place for a special evening.
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