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80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742
978 318-0008
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Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Concord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I've been to 80 Thoreau about a dozen times since they opened and have never been disappointed. The service is very professional and attentive. Food is imaginative, we'l prepared and presented. Even their "bar burger" is a culinary treat. The room is contemporary yet warm and inviting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been there twice and won't go back a third time. Extremely noisy place, the restaurant is too cramped and not the most appealing in terms of decor. Food is ok, but very hit and miss. If you go earlier in the evening you are more likely to get decent food that is still hot, get a table and wait... More

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Northeast US
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I usually take advantage of "Restaurant Week" in our area but have noticed that restaurants often sacrifice quality, understandably because they're providing fare at much lower profit. We were expecting that at 80 Thoreau. However, if they did sacrifice quality, their usual fare must be celestial. Our dinner was marvelous from start to finish. Such delicate and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The broiled bluefish hit the mark, as did the simple chix. Don't is the heirloom tomato salad to start. Unfortunately not a good chocoholic dessert! Great wine list!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

80 Thoreau gets tons of praise and attention. Each time I've been there, I've not been exactly sure what all the fuss is about. I've been twice for dinner and three times for drinks and each time I go, I walk away feeling like my experience does not quite meet the hype. We were seated within two minutes of our... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have eaten at 80 Thoreau a number of times. Each visit has been wonderful. The food is great, the prices reasonable for the quality, the servers are excellent, the space is bright, airy & pleasant. What's to not like? 80 Thoreau is the best to be found in Concord, and in all of the surrounding towns as well!

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I use 80 Thoreau of a great example of designing and decorating a restaurant space well. It is warm, inviting and comfortable. Elegant, but not stuffy. The bar and unique dining areas are really well laid out. The food is fabulous as well!!! I have eaten here at least 5 times and have not been disappointed. Fresh locally sourced vegetables.... More

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Boston, MA area
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary. We were given complimentary bubbly. My husband always asks many questions about the food and our waitress was extremely knowledgeable. The food was excellent!!! Everything is locally sourced and all the vegetables are from area farms. My husband thought the food would rival any good European establishment. Yes, we have been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife & I have eaten there twice in the past 6-7 months, & each time we felt privileged & pampered. Delicious, wholesome food, a lot locally grown or harvested, presented in a creative & enticing way, & paired with wine that fit the meals & night perfectly. Delivery of the entree on the 1st night of Dine Out Boston... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I really prefer not to have to give any establishment a negative review. Who knows, I could just be catching them on a particularly bad moment (we all have them). But in this case, I feel compelled to follow through. First off, the food was excellent. My wife’s steak was one of the best we’ve had anywhere. However, the service... More

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