80 Thoreau

4.6
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3209 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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C
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, fun evening! The soup was delicious. They have the best soups there. The bread was fresh and yummy. They have the most amazing cabernet sauvignon - it is so smooth! I think it is Rabble 2017 Mossfire Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles) and 80 Thoreau is the only place that I know of that carries it. It was the best wine I have ever had! Their wine selection is well done. Everyone is very friendly and polite and helpful. The food is consistently tasty and great!

ML
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional and lovely space to enjoy a flavorful meal. We brought my parents here to celebrate their 59th wedding anniversary and it didn’t disappointi. Excellent flavors and presentations for all our entrees. The service was impeccable. See you soon!

JC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional. The menu was limited but everything offered seemed truly special. I would definitely recommend it.

LD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The best dessert ever!! malted vanilla ice cream with cookie and salted caramel.

KS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent , scallops appetizer and halibut entree and good cocktail. Shared a caramel dessert. No particular atmosphere but was great to go someplace nice on a Monday night!

b
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Farm to table, fresh, inventive and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly.
The wine list had many options to suit all tastes and budgets. Concord is lucky to have such a gem of place.

SP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the changing seasonal menus. The food is consistently delicious, with appealing colors and textures.

BT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful spot! Lively but quiet. Delicious food and lovely service.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice meal before the show on Concird

AN
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love our dinners at 80T. Warm, sophisticated, but relaxed ambiance. Food excellent. Service outstanding.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The meals were poorly prepared. Some fish undercooked, some overcooked. The salads seems old. We usually have good experiences, this wasn’t one of them

OT
New England
58 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently yummy, fresh food well prepared and served. The best desserts!! Noise level is alive, but moderate. Definitely a go-to local restaurant. Try it. You’ll be back.

LV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its been a few years since first entering the door to 80T. It has become my favorite place to have dinner on this entire planet. Special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries are all shared with this wonderful establishement.

Whatever the occasion, I am certain of two things: 1) I will leave with a round belly.
2) I will have had phenomenal meal.

Waiters, ambience, quality are all excellent. 80T is synonomous with excellence and I will continue coming here for a very long time.

S
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been to 80 Thoreau many times.
We wish they would change up the menu.
It is very concise as it is, so if there are no changes
we always order the same thing.

F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and appropriate service. Deeply satisfying food consistently and thoughtfully executed. Wonderful wine. A well spent evening.

a
New England
99 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service with great food! What's not to like!
Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata - not to be missed for a first course.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Inventive, delicious cuisine in a beautiful environment!

AR
London
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80 Thoreau is great-creative, delicious food and attentive, professional service.

SL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were 2 couples, and I made the reservation. I got the swordfish and it was about 3 oz with two bites of two vegetables. My plate was practically empty. Well I had the Bluefish Pate, which was very good, I had to eat two pieces of bread just to get full. The other three people who all got something different got a lot more food.

G
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Butternut and pwar soup, kale salad, Chicken, and beef dishes are very good. Service is great. Vegetable side dish is bit of overlooked. Nice place!

AS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Might have been the best swordfish I have ever eaten! Perfectly cooked and juicy!

CE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch gourmet food, fresh, and yummy. We are n the bar area which allowed us to order from both bar menu (you must try the hamburger on brioche bun!) and the main menu. Another must: appetizers known as gougères. Amazingly cheesy and fluffy little bites.

CC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff accidentally spilled champagne on my partner’s suit, tie, and our table. We were quickly and politely moved without incident. Classy and efficient.

TB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific from start to finish. Hard to find as its in a strip mall on second floor but we called and gave us easy directions. I’d suggest they give more detailed instructions on their website.

Food was fresh and well presented. Would definitely recommend and go back.

Zach did a perfect job as our server. Warm, friendly, knowledgable.

BT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose 80 Thoreau as were hosting two couples for a reunion weekend. The apps were fantastic, a fav was the smoked bluefish. Out of this world. Entrees excellent as were desserts and cocktails. As happens with old friends we got lost in conversation, looked up and the restaurant was empty. Credit to the staff and their excellent service...we never felt rushed to pay the bill and move on. They subtly worked around us and allowed the conversation to flow. We apologized for getting wrapped up in ourselves but they were so gracious in telling us there were still people seated in other section of restaurant. To cap it off our guests were blown away by the value of the meal; namely the combination of the price (very reasonable) combined with the ambiance and the overall dining experience. Thank you for a meal to be remembered.

UF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80 Thoreau is our favorite fine dining restaurant. We arrived early and were quickly seated at our favorite table. Service was excellent. It was my wife's birthday and the staff brought out a tasty birthday treat as a finale. I had the roasted/braised chicken and my wife had the steak offering. Both cooked to perfection. We had a wonderful meal and appreciate the service and excellent food.

K
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food at 80 Thoreau never disappoints and as usual, was outstanding as we celebrated our 21st anniversary. Unfortunately, the service did not match the meal. I had to flag our server down several times for water, dirty silverware, and to find out where our dinner was after an hour and a half at the restaurant with no meal. I felt as if we had been forgotten completely. I noted these issues on the comment card given to us with our bill and gave the card to the staff. However, no one at the restaurant ever acknowledged my comments or made an effort to contact me in anyway. Sadly, I'm not sure I will return based on this service experience and the lack of concern about it from the restaurant.

L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite, go to restaurant!

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G
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the food at 80 Thoreau, so we chose to celebrate our anniversary there. They surprised us with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for each of us. We had fish and steak and both were good. I didn't eat all of my steak, so we took it home and had it for lunch today. I think it tasted even better today.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Two diners liked their entree (swordfish). Two did not (roast chicken).

HR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. The fish was cooked perfectly and the dessert was fabulous!!!!!

e
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Well our food items were prepared with great care and flavor. Our servers were attentive. My only complaint is how uncomfortable the wooden chairs were. Neither my husband or I wanted to linger over our meal or wine for this reason

v
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best swordfish I have ever had. And excellent service.

MD
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Burger and fries is always excellent - best in the area. They also ways seem to undercook it a bit so keep that in mind when selecting temperature.

l
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I have long counted on 90 Thoreau as a special place for dinner. Pricey but usually worth it. My last visit included a distinctly unfriendly reply to a small request for the kitchen and from then on our waiter was perfunctory at best. I’m not sure I’ll be back...

H
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food but portions are quite small and appetizers in particular rather pricey.

KB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal!

P
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We have been here many times and the food was excellent but the service seemed a bit off this time. Had to ask for a glass of wine with dinner

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Our server was very knowledgeable and I appreciated his recommendations - they were all PERFECT. As good as always.

f
New England
70 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually, this restaurant is wonderful for any occasion. It is a favorite of ours. Always delicious food, perfect wine choices, comfortable service and ambiance. All in all a terrific restaurant.

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