80 Thoreau

4.6
3657 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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DavidB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Understandably experienced servers are hard to come by during these times. Having said that our server really didn’t have a clue about any of the dishes and really seemed not to care to inform himself.
Sad because the food was exceptional!
Perhaps the owners could make a point of extra training that would compliment the talents of the chef and other staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely.. food presentation… delicious.. however for the price of the pork loin entree 2 tiny nugget pieces that fit on a tablespoon it left my boyfriend starving after his birthday dinner.. I actually had to drive him to friendlies so he could get a burger, fries n a ice-cream… need to up the game.. 4 pieces consider..

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Walter
New England
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fine dining restaurant without being pretentious. Seafood offerings are always outstanding. They have a fabulous wine list with great values and opportunities to splurge.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never dining here before we expected larger portions. Having a first course, main dish and dessert we were stuffed so it ended up being fine. Drinks were awesome.

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vipJohnD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was fair, service average, portions small, nothing special.

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LTE1
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food continues to be outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with my children was absolutely amazing!!

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DianeH
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80 Thoreau is our favorite restaurant for a relaxing dinner out, for a special occasion and for a get together with friends. They have interesting cocktails, great service and the food is outstanding. It is our go to place!

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Joanna5324
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and never disappoints, a favorite restaurant

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Andrea
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. I recommend the burger. try the Manhattan too!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner best burger I’ve ever had. Great service

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vipFrenchAmy
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the loveliest time. Looking forward to going back again.

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vipKathie
New England
62 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back. They managed to keep those of us seated on the porch warm enough with heat lamps despite the dropping temperatures outside. Will be curious to try the inside in the future.

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NadiaP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

80 Thoreau is and has been reliably good over the many years I have dined there. Thank you for excellent service, food, ambiance, all around.

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JosephJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was fair given that the restaurant wasn’t crowded and plenty of staff standing around. Food was excellent.

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BrownBagger
New England
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Benchmark - we keep trying other places but everything compares to 80 Thoreau. Always great, inventive food, comfortable atmosphere - enjoy the outdoor dining while you can.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and a lovely restaurant. The food was great. One or two more appetizer and entree options would make it even better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, excellent service and great ambiance. I have very high standards. This may be our new go to …when tables are available.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the outside it looks disappointing until you enter the restaurant. The decor was excellent with very sophisticated artwork adorning the walls. Food and service was excellent even though the menu was limited.

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williamb
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible experience. The service was awful....slow! The food was mediocre. I'll never come again.

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pickycustomer
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and very nicely presented. The bar is particularly nice.

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Walter
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A short, but nuanced menu. Wonderful veal loin! Outstanding wine list with values and opportunities to splurge. Excellent service.

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tpksk
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We celebrated our 59th Anniversary at 80 Thoreau. It was the perfect place to do that. They were very nice to us!

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vipthomash
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was not particularly interesting, my friend and I shared the pate… both of us had the sea bass as an entree…. Neither was memorable. Service was great!!

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TimC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable anniversary dinner! Great place!

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vipGeorgeE
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris and the entire wait staff were exceptional. The food was, as always, scrumptious and creative. Love this restaurant.

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LindaD
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Uncomplicated good, prepared beautifully and delicious. Service terrific. Ambience and noise rating because of outside eating due to covid adjustments, not the restaurant; which inside is attractive.

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MatthewW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a good time. The servers were attentive, but in general things took a bit longer to appear than one might have expected. My wife very much liked the pate appetizer. I didn't care for the dressing on my salad, but otherwise it was good, if a bit small. Two of us had the hamburgers and two of had the gnocci. They were all good. I think my hamburger was a little undercooked for medium, but that's a judgment call. It came with fries that were good, but oversalted.

We decided to have dessert. We only had two kinds, the chocolate cream lumps and the blueberry parfait. Both were good, but the chocolate is quite a small dessert. The parfait is a good bit larger.

So, all in all, a good experience. Possibly a bit more expensive than it should be, but not wildly so. I probably wouldn't go there of my own volition, but it was my daughter's choice and she very much enjoyed it.

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LindaH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at 80 Thoreau.
We can always count on delicious food served with care!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Amazing food presentation in the plate, really. Cooking was really good as well.
So frustrating do not find the same in the taste. Every dishes we ordered lacked seasoning. So nothing really happens in the mouth.

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ElizabethS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Delicious food and service, delightful complimentary Cava and illuminated dessert for our 55 th anniversary, Limited menu felt somewhat restrictive, but it was a lovely evening otherwise.

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JohnP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was sooo delicious

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vipGramadge
New England
190 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful dinner w friends at 80 Thoreau. I just had appetizers…Melon Gazpacho w Jonah crab, Foie Gras Mousse and Bluefin Tuna Carpaccio. All delicious and beautifully prepared. My friends enjoyed the Free Range Chicken, Parisian Gnocchi (so good w mushroom ragout and sweet corn) and the Grilled Veal Sirloin. Paired w a smooth bottle of Barbera and great service, it was a most enjoyable evening.

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Paul
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The main menu for both entrees and appetizers needs to be expanded

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Gustav
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My daughter and I enjoyed our meal at 80 Thoreau. The melon gazpacho with Jonah crab was delicious. My daughter was pleased with the chicken breast, but I found that the veal strip sirloin was tough and a bit dry. The side dishes were delicious and we shared a decadent lovely chocolate dessert.

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vipNell
New England
59 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Menu was a bit limited. We have dined there before and the offerings were more interesting and a better match for our preferences

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vipTony
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The menu is small - check ahead to see if there is something you might like.

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JudithL
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

80 Thoreau never disappoints...

Thank you!!

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mark
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you, 80 Thoreau, for creating a delightful outdoor environment, with prompt and attentive service, for us to enjoy a delicious meal.. You are a treasure!

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vivek
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good service. We ate outside, however the mosquitoes were a problem

FAQs

80 Thoreau offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 318-0008.

80 Thoreau is rated 4.6 stars by 3657 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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