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80 Thoreau

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80 Thoreau St, Concord, MA 01742-2409 (Thoreau and Sudbury)
978 318-0008
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Concord, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

80 Thoreau always delivers. We go to 80 Thoreau at least once ot twice a month and the level of service is always exceptional, whether dining at the bar or in the dining room. The bar has a great vibe, watching Isabel, Evan, and Lee create outstanding libations, perfectly crafted. The food is outstanding, from their amazing burger to any... More 

Thank Anne T
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited 80 Thoreau during restaurant week and we were delighted with this special menu. We've been many other times as well and enjoyed the regular menu. Our party of four tried all different appetizers, entrees and desserts and all were exceptional. We're lucky to have 80 Thoreau nearby!

Thank Steve N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us loved our dinner! Food was creative, nicely presented and delicious! We loved every bite. Service was attentive. Can't wait to return.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading the reviews I expected a Michelin-star quality place. My first impression was excellent, great service, nice atmosphere. We were seated by the window, near the open kitchen and ordered a bottle of Spanish wine that was fairly priced. I thought that the menu list was pretty short, but that normally means the food is executed to perfection... it was... More 

Thank Simpletapas
Cambridge MA
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been here a few times a few years ago, but had not been back for a while – which was probably a mistake. A seasonal 4-course striped bass tasting menu caught my eye, and it was well worth the short drive from Cambridge. First course of striped bass crudo was excellent, but the second course of a striped bass "boudin... More 

Thank Scott M
Concord, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On several trips here we have had uneven experiences. Pretty place, not too noisy, food not too fussy , but interesting. However service has not been the highlight. First time here waiter tipped over a glass of red wine laying down some plates, caught it , but 1/2 the wine spilled out on the table and our guests blouse. said... More 

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104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

80 Thoreau is one of those restaurants hidden in small villages in Massachussets. It's kind of hidden and if you don't make a reservation you won't probably be able to have dinner. Food is good and surprising (don't expect to find hamburgers and typical american food). Kitchen is great and all dishes are a surprise. I definitively recommend to go... More 

Thank Javi A
Maynard, MA
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

They only had one vegetarian entree but It Was excellent. And they change their menu so I look forward to trying a new dish All the appetizers where vegetarian I had a delicious salad. My friend loved her potato soup. She thought the creme brûlée was delicious and we also loved the cake Service was excellent.

Thank lisafromMaynard
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Not our first time dining here... and we will certainly be back! The service was excellent - efficient, the food came out quickly (but without our feeling rushed), friendly, no over-the-top recommendations or upsell chitchat... really just flawless. The food was delicious as always. I compliment the chef for attempting some innovative flavor combinations... for taking some risks. Most worked... More 

Thank LexGSR
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We had a going off to college dinner with my daughter, and 80 Thoreau was a very nice atmosphere and menu for that. It is upscale, but you don't have to dress up for it. They have a very long wine list, and well balanced menu that even my vegetarian daughter enjoyed. The portions are just right, and the fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Thoreau St, Concord, MA 01742-2409
    (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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?