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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Fine Dining

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
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It is not surprising that you can't get a reservation here very easily. This restaurant is for the discriminating foodie who wants an excellent meal with white tablecloth and well trained wait staff. Despite the high prices, you get every penny's worth as it saves you a trip to Manhattan. We have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
TravelalotSudbury
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Sudbury, MA
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sudbury, MA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is not surprising that you can't get a reservation here very easily. This restaurant is for the discriminating foodie who wants an excellent meal with white tablecloth and well trained wait staff. Despite the high prices, you get every penny's worth as it saves you a trip to Manhattan. We have eaten in the dining room and at the... More 

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Massachusetts
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153 reviews 153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

80 Thoreau provides delicious meals, superbly prepared and knowledgeably served. Last night, our (all-adults) family had the steak, the venison, and the char, and all of us were delighted with the experience. Nina was our solicitous server. There is a bar menu that's available in the dining room, but you have to ask for it (e.g., burgers). There is nothing... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I had a great meal here during the long MLK weekend. My friend and I had the tuna rillettes and veal and rabbit terrine to start and then the char and hake and mussels for our entrees. Everything was perfectly prepared and delicious. The cocktail menu was short but inventive and we both enjoyed our selections. The wines by the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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147 reviews 147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have dined here before and enjoyed dinner, but the Chef's Counter tasting menu experience is much better. Every course was imaginative and very tasty, and we enjoyed being at the edge of the kitchen with a good view of the action. The chef stopped by to introduce every course and answer any questions, a nice touch. The wine list... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

LOVE the place and the people! Best bar, bar food and fine dining anywhere! If I worked in Boston I'd take the train out to this gem for dinner, even if I lived in Boston! Drinks are always addictive! As is the food and new nibbles. ENJOY!

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Three of us decided to come here for an impromptu celebration for the holidays. We couldn't get a reservation but we decided to try our luck at the bar and got there early. The food was delicious and the service was great. You can tell they take a great pride not just in the food but in the entire customer... More 

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Newton, MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This restaurant has it all together, and it has maintained that distinction since its opening. The interesting location on the second floor of an active depot, the interior spaces--comfortable, stylish, and with the right level of light, informed and unobtrusive wait staff--and, of course, interesting and creative cooking combine to create an enormously satisfying evening. All at a moderate price.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I have now dined at 80 Thoreau about half a dozen times since its opening. Each time we visit it gets better and better. The food, service, ambience and decor (which includes a lively open kitchen) are all exceptional. While not offering a huge number of entrees, those offered typically include meat, poultry, fish and a vegetarian... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food was grand, and the service was even better. If I and my dining companion weren't allergic to everything out of the sea, we both agreed the tasting menu, and wine pairings, would have been a delight. It's not inexpensive, and well worth experience.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

80 Thoreau is a dining experience. The staff are fantastic. The bartender really knows his stuff and is a cocktail craftsman. The food is excellent. You can eat at the bar, as we did, or get a table. They don't take reservations so you have to get there early.

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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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