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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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Good for:
Fine Dining

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  • 136
    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
Concord Gem

In a town with not many fine dining options, 80 Thoreau provides a top-notch and delicious dining experience. Ian and his staff, most particularly the wonderful chef, make this a must-do restaurant in the western suburbs of Boston. I am particularly fond of the kitchen bar seats that allow you to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
CDma1946
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

In a town with not many fine dining options, 80 Thoreau provides a top-notch and delicious dining experience. Ian and his staff, most particularly the wonderful chef, make this a must-do restaurant in the western suburbs of Boston. I am particularly fond of the kitchen bar seats that allow you to follow the preparation and see how such great food... More 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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259 reviews 259 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ate here after it opened and was disappointed. Finally returned and had a fabulous evening. We met friends there and chatted for ages and at no time did the staff try to hurry us along. We sat in a booth near the kitchen which was a great spot. Servers were knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Had the grilled cauliflower and asiago... More 

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Massachusetts
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231 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cozy restaurant, creative menu with some local foods. Could not get a large-party reservation on the weekend, so went Monday evening. It was busy, but not full, and we were able to relax and enjoy the cocktails, appetizers (mushroom soup, gnocchi with shredded pork and local carols, roasted cauliflower) and main dishes in a leisurely manner. We had the char,... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

80 Thoreau is a wonderful, stylish and sexy-chic dining experience in beautiful, historic, idyllic downtown Concord. Though pricey, the food, ambience and experience is worth every penny. Great drinks, organic fresh food, traditional cuisine with loads of flair! Love it!

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Cambridge, MA
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was one of the best eating out experiences in a long time. Not always the case during DineOut Boston. The food was exquisite and creative. The flavors in each of the courses complimented one another. The service was excellent from the moment we walked into the restaurant. Well worth the trip to Concord.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We loved the 3 course menu for DineOut Boston. Started with mushroom soup which was rich and flavorful. Had the arctic char with lentils which was also excellent. The panna cotta dessert was light and yummy. Our server was not knowledgeable enough about the food- too bad. The dining room was also too cold. In spite of these issues, we... More 

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Sudbury, MA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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106 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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149 reviews 149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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