This was our first time at 80 Thoreau. Finding it was a bit of a hunt, since the sign is just a brass plate at a door that is in the middle of a connected string of stores and their doors. We could see the diners through the second floor windows that face the parking lot, but there was no sign visible from the lot or the street. Once we made our way in, we were a bit taken aback by the crowd of closely situated tables and the noise level. Then we were taken to the worst table in the entire restaurant, although there were other tables for two that were available. I refused that spot, and we were given a slightly better table. This happened to me once many years ago at Felidia in NYC (Lidia Bastianich's restaurant), and I have neither forgiven nor forgotten, since there were MANY vacant tables there. So, now on to the meal at 80 Thoreau. The smoked and toasted gnocchi appetizer was excellent, as was the honey apricot mousse for dessert. However, both my husband's and my entrees were oversalted (tagliatelle and bass respectively), and the bass was also too fishy for my taste. I think the server must have seen my face when I took the first bite, because she immediately offered to return the dish to the kitchen and get me something else. I declined, because some parts of the bass were less salty and could be "rinsed" in the lovely tomato broth that accompanied the dish. (My husband elected to leave a good portion of his pasta untouched.) So, at the end of our meal, the server told us that the bass would be comped, which was a very nice gesture. I might give this restaurant another chance based on the quality and creativity of the appetizer and dessert, but only if I could reserve a good table and be able to get the amount of salt reduced.