80 Thoreau

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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal!

P
New England
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

f
New England
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service!

LR
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to 80 Thoreau only a few times, but each time has been excellent. The food is very good, but what makes it stand out is the service and attention to detail. When you walk in everyone is kind and welcoming. We were a group of four and we were all served at exactly the same time — that applied to food and drink. No awkward waiting until everyone’s meal is served. Then between dinner and dessert our server cleaned crumbs from our table. Definitely the place to go for something special.

PG
New England
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved sitting in a window seat the one time we were seated there. Any chance we could try that again sometime soon?

CM
New England
76 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

memorable scallops cooked to perfection! and very good Negrone
please add more items to the reasonably priced bar menu so we can come more often.

r
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was great, the food delicious and our server was pretty attentive. Atmosphere was nice. The only thing I didn't like was how we were kind of shoved into the corner right next to the kitchen. There were other open tables that remained open as we ate in better locations, and I just wondered what made the hostess put us where she did.

L
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time trying 80 Thoreau, and we had a lovely meal, and a great table by the window. It was a perfect, relaxing date night! The food was fresh, delicious, and well-prepared. We'll be back!

MJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Limited menu but it was incredible. Highly recommend this place.

MH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place and great meal! Best restaurant of the weekend!

J
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love that I can experience finer dining without the stuffiness or drive into Boston. Thank you

C
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our neighborhood gem and never disappoints. The ambience is lovely whether you sit in the front, the back, or overlooking Thoreau street from one of the cozy booths (our spot). The ever-changing menu always has something we like and so does the wine list. The only thing that surprises us is that the owners don't care to chat up their regulars.

MF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was outstanding but the service was poor. This is the second time we have experienced this.

d
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

the food was great and i really like the location. the only negative comment would be that the server was not very engaging. there was no presentation of the dishes or wine. a minor complaint really.

S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good for special occasions. More formal atmosphere.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My friend and I were going to see a show at the Umbrella Stage Company.

Hard to find the entrance. Had to call. Intimate place.
Excellent service. Best swordfish I’ve ever had. They accommodate for gluten free. Delicious cocktails.
Portions were good. Fresh creative food. Only downside was the noise level.

D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints and last Thursday night was no exception. The grilled pork chop with fennel and an apple based sauce was fabulous!

D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local restaurant! Food is very good although the menu is limited. It has a great jibe. I would go back again!

RS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the corn and tomato fixed price menu which was outstanding.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place!

P
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always!

OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to 80 Thoreau at least a half-dozen times, maybe more, and it is the most consistently excellent restaurant I've found in the Boston area. The food is inspired and perfectly prepared (I ordered from the "tomato and corn menu" (prix fixe) and had the best sirloin I've had in a very long time -- the salt and pepper 'crust' on the outside was combined with a cooked-to-perfection medium rare inside). The pastry chef at 80 Thoreau is also a genius. S/he needs a James Beard nomination.

AG
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the corn and tomato menu, an annual event that always includes an outstanding selection of choices. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the food was superb.

CN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely tasting menu, absolutely worth it. Try it with the seasons!

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always,always outstanding.

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food good service but the acoustics in the small dining room made it so noisy that it was difficult to converse.

G
New England
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my wife. This is the first time we were seated near the bar, rather loud. Next time, will ask for the back room. Other than that, the dinner was wonderful as usual.

v
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so excited we found this restaurant, the food was extraordinary, very fresh, tasty, different, excellently prepared and presented. Staff were great, setting lovely.

OT
New England
56 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely evening. The food is so delicious. Lots of little tastes mixed into the dishes. My chocolate dessert couldn’t be topped!! We continue to love the simplicity and delicious food at 80 Thoreau.

M
New England
26 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great seasonal menu. Everything very well prepared, combined with a nice reasonably priced wine list. My favorite place in the area

JW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year, we dine at 80 Thoreau for their annual corn + tomato special dinner, and we are never disappointed. They always impress us with a different 4-course meal. This year, we were most impressed with the corn panna cotta. But every course was delightful. Furthermore, we were lucky enough to be seated by the window, and we really enjoyed that. Our wait staff was terrific. We'll be back soon.

BB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the fixed price four course menu featuring tomatoes and corn. All four of us enjoyed it very much. This is one of my favorite things about 80 Thoreau: the chef can take common ingredients like tomatoes and corn and create four delicious, interesting courses. I've never had a bad meal here.

OT
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible place. Excellent decor. I would like more vegetarian options, however.

KB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all thought the food was excellent. My scallops were the best I have ever had. I also ordered the special dessert, a plum and raspberry tart the pastry chef was perfecting. It was sublime. I rarely eat dessert, but I polished it off!

c
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but the wait for the main course was very long. Nice ambience for a slow sit down dinner.

AH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative food, very nice and friendly service. Lovely place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Wonderful food but the kitchen and waitstaff was stretched too thinly on a Saturday night. consequently we waited an average of 30 minutes between each course which meant an uncomfortably long meal of over two hours.

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