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80 Thoreau

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80 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742 (Thoreau and Sudbury)
Take the Commuter Rail to Concord on the Fitchburg Line. 80 Thoreau is located on the 2nd Floor of the Concord Depot.
978 318-0008
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 80 Thoreau is a progressive fine dining restaurant set in the beautiful...
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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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Never, Ever Disappointed

Eaten here perhaps a half dozen times. The food is always amazing. The menu is constantly changing, and while somewhat limited there's always something that catches your attention. The staff seems to be more about pleasing all customers than just the wait staff's assigned table. This might... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Eaten here perhaps a half dozen times. The food is always amazing. The menu is constantly changing, and while somewhat limited there's always something that catches your attention. The staff seems to be more about pleasing all customers than just the wait staff's assigned table. This might sound confusing or scattered, but they've got it mastered. There's always someone immediately... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great dinner here with another couple. A bit more expensive than we would spend for an average evening night out, but was worth it for a special occasion. The staff were very attentive, the menu focused and well conceived, and the food very tasty.

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southeast Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you are looking for fine dining and a meal that is out of the ordinary, 80 Thoreau is the place to go in Concord. All four courses were excellent.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We love this place. Food is tasty, artfully prepared with special touches that bring it to life. Service is great too - helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Our "go to" place when we want to treat ourselves. Always satisfies.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

80 Thoreau is a great and strong local contender for good reasons: The staff is courteous, attentive and knowledgeable, the food preparations follow seasons and embrace the freshest of ingredients, and the cocktail mixology can be considered to be at the top of any bars game. While many new contenders have popped up recently, I have not doubt that 80... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We recently ate at 80 Thoreau with friends and had an excellent meal. Cucumber salad was outstanding. Roasted and braised chicken very good. Veal special was excellent. Wine choices were solid. Only disappointment was desert; the blueberry vacherin was lost on a too-large plate and unmemorable at best. Prices were about what you'd expect for a top-tier restaurant.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Living in Concord, 80 Thoreau was a much anticipated addition to the (nonexistent) restaurant scene, and it ended up paving the way for more fine-dining options, like Bondir and Wood's Hill Table to join the scene as well. 80 Thoreau continues to be our favorite (by far) of the three, with consistently strong though often changing seasonal menus of very... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You know how a great server can make your night - well we had that with Virginia (Nina). So pleasant, knew the menu inside and out and was happy to explain every question. The servers were fantastic with all of the dishes arriving at the same time (both apps and main meal). The tuna fritters were a big hit and... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

4 years ago, 80 Thoreau arrived on a stagnant Metro West (and Concord) restaurant scene and proceeded to turn it on its head. From day one, the creativity and execution of Caroline (the chef), and the friendly front of the house lead by Vince and Ian (partners in the restaurant, have made for a rock solid, fun and dependable place... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This small restaurant was a wonderful surprise. Interesting menu choices, beautifully prepared and served. The dining experience was further enhanced by the well trained attentive staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742
    (Thoreau and Sudbury)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Commuter Rail to Concord on the Fitchburg Line. 80 Thoreau is located on the 2nd Floor of the Concord Depot.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: 978 318-0008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
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

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