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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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  • 156
    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
Excellent fine dining choice

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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Redding, Connecticut
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I thought that this restaurant couldn't be as good as its reviews. It is! Wonderful food with exceptional service. Try to get a table where you can overlook the open kitchen. It is so nice to eat in a place that is close to perfect.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent service, attentive to every detail. Lovely ambiance, even though we were seated near the beautifully appointed bar there was minimal noise. Next time I will ask to be seated where we can see the chef, just to enjoy the other dining room. Fresh, local food prepared exceptionally well. From beginning to end, a perfect dining experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everyone but us seems to love this place. The meal we ordered was well prepared but very boring. Definitely nothing to get excited about. Not terrible but not worthy of hiring a sitter, either. Service was great, though.

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It all starts with appropriate, seasonal menu creation. That's the easy part. Executing a nice dining experience with efficiency and grace is the tough part. 80 Thoreau has it figured out. One word: superb...which is why we return regularly. This is the place to bring friends. We sat at the bar, had a cocktail and ordered small bites: split a... More 

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boston, ma, usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

have eaten here several times, recommend reservations, as it fills quickly (and can be full days in advance). small and comfortable bar, good mixed drinks and wines. service VERY attentive yet comfortable. menu items change regularly, foods are well prepared, with good portions and visual appeal. great for drinks, intimate dinners and certainly one of the best restaurants in town.... 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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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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