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80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742
978 318-0008
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Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Thoreau and Sudbury
Transit: Take the Commuter Rail to Concord on the Fitchburg Line. 80 Thoreau is located on the 2nd Floor of the Concord Depot.
Description: 80 Thoreau is a progressive fine dining restaurant set in the beautiful New England town of Concord, sourcing from local farms and offering genuine hospitality.
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English first
RI
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81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to 80 Thoreau with another couple and shared one of our best dining experiences there. The decor is clean and minimalistic while maintaining a pleasant dining atmosphere. Our first courses consisted of pumpkin soup (pumpkin seeds in the soup was a nice touch) and beet salad for myself. These were followed by tagliatelle for three... More

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We were given a gift card and were excited to try 80 Thoreau. I was a bit concerned that the attitude might be a bit too stuffy for our liking, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Everyone from the hostess to our waitress Sarah and the somalier Vincent were very helpful in explaining the menu and offering suggestions given our... More

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Boston
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254 reviews 254 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

With four couples, we all had excellent meals, lamb and fish dishes cooked perfectly. Great place to see and feel the preparations as well as have conversation and fine wine. Having eaten at the counter with it wine pairings, this remains a great special eats place on Concord.

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Burbage, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful food with considered, polite service. Friendly atmosphere with nice touches, i.e. good judgement on how long to leave between courses, coats taken and ready on leaving. My soup was delicious and the Chicken well flavoured. Thank you!

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the food and atmosphere.The restaurant has 3 eating areas which helps with noise - I recommend the back room, farthest from the entrance, near the open kitchen. Both my wife and I enjoyed our food, creatively prepared and nice use of seasonally vegetables. Service was off- we had a reservation and had to wait ~30... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The menu at 80 Thoreau depends on what foods are in season. I have been there in several seasons and the foods are lighter in the warm weather and more hearty in cooler temps. However, other aspects do not change: The venue is pleasant and attractive. The service impeccable. The foods uniformly excellent and beautifully presented. The appetizers are ample,... More

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Concord, MA, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

80 Thoreau is located in a spot that has hosted some really nice restaurants that never quite seemed to click with a clientele, but they've managed it in spades. The food is excellent and varied, the service attentive but not obsequious. A lot of their food, especially the vegetables, are locally sourced, so fresh and delicious. They have a very... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

80 Thoreau offers the best service I've received in Concord -- among the best service in all restaurants I've visited, certainly the best service in one I visit regularly. We would go more often, but the menu is not extensive and changes periodically, so we "fall out of the habit" and then return. The menus are locally sourced and tend... More

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Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The food is superb, the staff are great (Chloe is a wonderful server), and the overall experience is worth every dollar you spend. My wife and adult daughter had the steak special, and I had duck; all were delicious. The salads were crisp and fresh, and the corn sorbet was a delight. It's not inexpensive, but you absolutely get what... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was a birthday celebration meal and turned out to be everything we hoped for. The food was fantastic, the drinks tasty and the service second to none. They brought us complementary champagne to our surprise and seemed to think of all our needs before we could (they even folded my napkin when I got up to use the restroom,... More

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Additional Information about 80 Thoreau

Address: 80 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742
Phone Number: 978 318-0008
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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