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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
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
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
Newton, MA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Carlisle
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Quality, upscale restaurant that matches locally grown and harvested foods with an eclectic and imaginative menu. Located above an old train station, hard by the active tracks, the service is above notch, the food generally also above notch which makes for an enjoyable experience without having to drive to Boston

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Even by my city-dweller standards the experience at 80 Thoreau is first rate. Try the lobster and chantrelle toasted gnocci for starters. Entrees are great but don't ignore their bar menu - the burgers are some of the best if you like simple perfection in terms of meat quality, flavor and juiciness and were listed in the top 10 best... More 

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Arlington, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We ate there for a special occasion and it was great. Really good food. Don't sit in the room over-looking the parking lot if you want a better seat. The wait staff was very good and the food excellent. Not cheap, but totally worth it.

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RI
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I went to 80 Thoreau with another couple and shared one of our best dining experiences there. The decor is clean and minimalistic while maintaining a pleasant dining atmosphere. Our first courses consisted of pumpkin soup (pumpkin seeds in the soup was a nice touch) and beet salad for myself. These were followed by tagliatelle for three... More 

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were given a gift card and were excited to try 80 Thoreau. I was a bit concerned that the attitude might be a bit too stuffy for our liking, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Everyone from the hostess to our waitress Sarah and the somalier Vincent were very helpful in explaining the menu and offering suggestions given our... More 

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Boston
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254 reviews 254 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

With four couples, we all had excellent meals, lamb and fish dishes cooked perfectly. Great place to see and feel the preparations as well as have conversation and fine wine. Having eaten at the counter with it wine pairings, this remains a great special eats place on Concord.

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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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