80 Thoreau

4.6
3684 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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Noise · Moderate
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MichaelM
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a truly pleasant experience at this restaurant!

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KathyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Limited menu, but food was delicious and service was wonderful.

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vipJNGdiner
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outer dining room is charming and perfectly lit. We had a table at the window. Staff is friendly and attentive and the menu’s inviting. We shared the buratta salad which was terrific. I unfortunately ordered a whole dorado unknowingly that was very bony. Ended up splitting my friends steak entrée which was delicious.

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vipniteout
New England
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

amazing how delicious chicken can be when perfectly cooked with wonderful sides. my friend had the monkfish, which she loved also.

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KarenS
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a much needed date night with my husband. Food was delicious!

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DavidM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice, but limited menu. A bit overpricced, but overall a very good-to-excellent experience.

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GustavB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Steak was medium quality beef although well prepared.

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ATZ80
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great, but food was under seasoned. Ordered the monkfish, steak, and burrata. Burrata was good, but textures of the dish were off- the prosciutto was hard as a rock and made eating the dish challenging. steak was cooked well, but some stringy areas needed to be trimmed, and mushrooms were dry and without any flavor.

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vipNanB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I was disappointed in the food this time. Some wonderful menu items have changed and the potions have shrunk considerably. The very reliable chicken entree is half what it was and the price is the same or maybe higher. A friend had monkfish and the portion was very small. She had never been to 80 Thoreau and had read great things. I was embarrassed when our entrees were served. It has been one of my go to restaurant, dining outside when possible during COVID. I also miss the delicious baby leaf salad with a wonderful vinaigrette. It has been taken off the menu.
I hope things improve from the kitchen.
Service was very good and ambience fine.

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Karen
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal we have eaten at 80 Thoreau is delicious. The dishes are creative and unique.

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vipGramadge
New England
193 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sharing a wonderful dinner w friends. Cured Artic Char and Burrata w crispy pancetta and fig jam-delicious.
Seared Scallops
Cauliflower, Curry Spice, Raisins, Lime
Sweet Potato Cappellacci
Maitake, Marcona Almonds, Ginger
Glazed Pork Belly
Kohlrabi, Tatsoi, Perigord Prune
Grilled Tautog
Fregola, Fennel Salad, Grapefruit, Spiced Carrot Puree
Grass-Fed Stiploin Steak
Grilled Mushrooms, Parsnip Puree, Oxtail Croquette
All outstanding w a wonderful French wine and of course ending w the chocolate budino.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains one our few favorites. Menu, preparation, and service haven’t missed a beat during COVID. Hope to return soon.

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woz2
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent.

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vipMichelleE
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Celery Root Veloute For the first course followed by the Seared Scallops. Both were delicious! My husband had the roasted beet salad for his first course and the Berkshire Pork Duet for his main course. My husband raved about the sausage stuffed cabbage as part of the pork duet. We both had a wonderful pumpkin dessert. The food at 80 Thoreau is not your ordinary fare. The blend of flavors and presentation of the plates is special. We had a very attentive and helpful waitress and had a wonderful date night out.

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vipBarbaraW
New England
128 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. The only thing that wasn't great was the noise. There is very little to absorb sound.

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vipAlexanderTheGreat
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a real treat to dine at 80 Thoreau,, esp on my wife's 79th b'day!

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KuBitu
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80 Thoreau has maintained its excellence over the years and our recent visit was no different. As a matter of fact I'd say they have upped their game. So, kudos again to the 80 Thoreau team. We look forward to more visits in the future.

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CameronS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time back inside at 80 Thoreau pandemic closure and my dinner there was superb. It's as if they didn't miss a beat and I was thrilled!

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vipmarjo
New England
295 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have not been back in a while. Menu is still very small especially appetizers.
Tried the Octopus which was delicious but for $23 it was a Very small portion.
Main courses of Pork and Hake were very good. Wine list by glass also Very small and also expensive for portions served. And yet we will be back because they are trying and it was good to be back. Hope they try a few changes on the menu going forward.

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springerm
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a wonderful start but got very noisy as the restaurant filled up. Food was outstanding and we really enjoyed our evening! Thank you!

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Friend4dinner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fun dinner celebrating anniversary of our move to MA.

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant with a wonderful menu that melts your mouth with every bite. Four of us shared several appetizers which were delicious and I loved the scallops for the dinner course. Dessert was wonderful as well, and we shared the amazing sorbet and chocolate dish. Portions were perfect and it did not feel like we overate. Our red wine went beautifully with the meal as well.
The ambiance is quiet and lovely, without any crowding and we felt very safe and secure at our table.
It is worth your trip out to Concord to try this perfect restaurant!

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CorinneF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had the Chestnut fagottinis, great flavor and sauce, however the dough was too thick, at $31 for a portion equivalent to a large fist, I expected something more refined.
The pumpkin soup was too thick for a veloute, consistency was too much like a really thick sauce, a bit off.
The lighting and ambience in the front room where you enter the restaurant is sober and subdued, but borders on sad. Excellent bar and wine list.
I still love having this place around and hope that they can get back on their feet from the pandemic to where they used to sit in terms of always being able to count on a truly refined meal. Good service.

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LocalDiner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit since the pandemic started, and I was disappointed to find a much limited menu. The food was excellent, but I missed the past normal wider selection. Hopefully, when/if things become more “normal,” so will the menu.

Our waiter, Zack, was terrific — personable, attentive, and patient.

The restaurant is still as lovely and serene as always. It was nice to be back, and we will return.

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CarolineM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our meal was wonderful. I can not wait for people to come back to great restaurants again.

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KathrynF
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion! Always reliable and creative food options

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LBJ5
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We miss the bar menu and the prices have gone up quite a bit.

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vipCarlisleFoodie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant. highly recommended. deserves at least two Michelin stars.

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DLVfoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was beautifully prepared, server was ok, not overly knowledgeable about liquor options and didn't offer to inquire.

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RoseanneS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My partner's observation was he could have had one more piece of hanger steak. He liked his meal, but felt both the execution of the concept - that is, steak, potatoes, and mushrooms - was weaker than our expectation of this fine restaurant we love, and also somewhat 'skimpy' for heft alone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
122 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! My husband and I enjoyed our meal!
We will be back soon!!!

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DianaF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent. Food, in these difficult times, continues to hold at top notch.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
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 on October 12, 2021
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
7 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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80 Thoreau offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 318-0008.

80 Thoreau is rated 4.6 stars by 3684 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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