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“80 Thoreau continues to impress”
Review of 80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Concord
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Westford, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“80 Thoreau continues to impress”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

It takes a lot to get me to leave the house on a Friday night, but the effects of my long, long work week evaporated within minutes of climbing the stairs to the dining room at 80 Thoreau. We love to eat at one of the high-top tables near the bar -- a little more casual and great for watching the talented bartenders hone their craft. For a first course we shared the gnocchi with mushrooms and the tuna croquettes, both delicious. The croquettes were an elevated version of something comforting and familiar, really quite unusual. Now for the main course I was torn -- I enjoy duck, but so many times it is disappointing. Fortunately my faith was restored with by far the best duck I have eaten in years -- tender, perfectly rendered and served medium rare. The braised pig cheek was equally delicious, rich and luscious. Did I actually forget to mention the wine? Ian suggested a wonderful Cotes du Ventoux red from Fondreche that paired perfectly with our meal. We rounded out a delightful evening with panna cotta and a tiny sampling of Bual Madiera -- so yummy that I ordered a full glass. I immediately went home and posted to Facebook friends that they MUST go to 80 Thoreau.

  • Visited March 2014
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Concord, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Worth a drive”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

When I first moved to Concord there were 2 Brigham's and 1 Friendly's. It's a whole new world. I like to sit in one of the 2 booths across from the kitchen as it's quiet there. 80 Thoreau could make it in any city! It's open relatively late for the suburbs. The food is excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Laurie G
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Arlington or Cambridge
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Scrumptious gourmet dinner”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been here several times for special occasions and restaurant week. Each time the food was absolutely delicious. The menu changes according to season and what is available locally, which makes for new and interesting items to choose from. We savor each bite from appetizer to dessert with a nice glass of wine and then the best coffee. The service staff are friendly and accommodating without being intrusive. I would love to eat here more often as the food is the best in metro west Boston. And parking is no problem at all.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank claudine53
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Wayland, MA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delicious dining in the suburbs.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a treat to find such delicious dining in the western suburbs. There are wonderful drinks mixed by the talented and creative bartender. It is nice to eat in the bar area or in the main restaurant. The burgers are delicious and entire menu always has delicious innovative dishes and desserts!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank MAMEK
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15 reviews
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“Outstanding Plac”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

It is a new restaurant for Concord and has become a major win. Thank you for coming to our town. The food and presentation are awesome, but the staff exceed all expectations -- friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Having 1/2 and Full portion is great. The bar is awesome. I only wish I could go there more often. It isn't cheap but it is really worth it. Thank you.

  • Visited March 2014
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