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80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742
978 318-0008
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Ranked #1 of 46 restaurants in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Columbus
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I recently had one of the best meals I think I've had in my entire life at 80 Thoreau. While there is no effort on the part of the restaurant to provide a unique, or elegant atmosphere for the meal, the service and food are some of the best that I've ever had. The appetizers and entrées are not highly... More

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I eat out constantly (too often, if truth be told), and this rates among the highest tier experience I have had. Everything we ordered was outstanding. Service was good, though kitchen a little slow on a busy night. Great wines by the class. Highly recommend the gnocchi appetizer!

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boston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went here for our anniversary. We had a reservation for 6:45 on a Friday and my wife and I were looking forward to this all week. Friday afternoon I am stuck in traffic up in Gloucester when I get a call from my wife frantically telling me our dog is locked up at the Stow dog pound. My wife canceled... More

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Rumson, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is a hidden gem smack in the middle of concord mass.. the staff is top shelf. The menu is fantastic.. try the chicken you wont be dissapointed..the bartenders are world class mixologists.. ask to get a look a the "reserve wine list.. I'll be back soon..

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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149 reviews 149 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Our second time dining at 80 Thoreau was perhaps even better than the first. It certainly holds its own against more popular and pricier restaurants in Boston and Cambridge. The main dining room over the Concord commuter rail station is open and bright with skylights and windows that bring in lots of natural light on a summer evening. Too bad... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This restaurant was so needed in Concord where so many people went to Boston for superior food. Its consistently high quality of food, service and wine is a must visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Whether you are sitting at the bar for some truly professional and educational mixology, sitting at the kitchen-view counter for a tasting menu with pairings and course explanations from the chef, or in the dining room for a romantic dinner, 80 Thoreau is great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

80 Thoreau is conveniently located in the same building as the Concord commuter rail station, with good parking. The menu seemed underwhelming at first, but each of the dishes ordered by our party of four was very good. There are two wine lists; the "fine wine" list is very impressive, but the regular list is good as well. Both are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I made a reservation for our dinner because of Trip Advisor and the incredible reviews I read. We made the appointment 15 minutes after we read the information-6:45pm 5-27-14. This was one day after our second year anniversary. As we drove we got lost and then finally decided to call and let them know we didn't know where we were.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Greasy "charcuterie" which would never pass in a true charcuterie, dry swordfish on top of quinoa, fried filet of sole so tightly wound that the waitress felt obliged to explain that they were not scallops, on some kind of wheat. I know grain is fashionable, but with every dish? Deserts far too sweet. Good but very pricey wine list. Nice... More

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