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About 80 Thoreau

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.

80 Thoreau Street
Concord, MA 01742
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:30pm

Cross Street:
Thoreau and Sudbury

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 318-0008

Website:
http://www.80thoreau.com/

Parking Details:
Free on site parking. Street parking available as well.

Public Transit:
Take the Commuter Rail to Concord on the Fitchburg Line. 80 Thoreau is located on the 2nd Floor of the Concord Depot.

Executive Chef:
Carolyn Johnson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

80 Thoreau Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
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Fit for Foodies (48)
Good for a Date (47)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Romantic (32)
Local Ingredients (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Cozy (27)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Notable Wine List (22)
Authentic (19)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Casual (13)
Seasonal (13)
Fun (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Healthy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Organic (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Terrific all around! Great food, very helpful waiter who guided us through the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I loved it here! Would highly suggest it!

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was very good indeed. We both enjoyed all of the courses. Service was very good and attentive. We've been to 80 Thoreau quite a few times. It seemed somehow less inviting and comfortable than we've previously experienced. Perhaps the lighting was too high? Perhaps a couple next to us with a baby (seems kind of out of place at this kind of restaurant). We enjoyed our meal but will be looking for a better ambience in future.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great meal at 80 Thoreau! The food was amazing, service was attentive and the ambiance was good. We had a view of the train and the kitchen in the end room we were in. I had the seared gnocci with lobster appetizer and the Arctic Char entree. I ate every bite as it was so delicious! The devil's food cake was delicious too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

It was my husband's birthday and unfortunately our babysitter was not able to assist us last minute. I called the restaurant since we both have not been there and asked if they would be able to accommodate my 10-month old son. I also stated that I didn't want to be a burden and asked if it was alright to bring him. The host insisted that I could bring him that it would be fine for me to bring him and that they had a corner seat the owner often sits at with their own young child. It was very comforting to hear this and I appreciated that they were so kind and helpful in a situation that I hadn't planned for.

The menu options were not extensive but they were all interesting which we both appreciated more. My husband and I enjoyed our meal and the staff was very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We normally LOVE 80 Thoreau. So much so that we got many GCs for Christmas from friends and family. However, this time, neither my husband or I liked our meal, which is unusual. Both of our main courses were over cooked. However, the service made up for it, and we'll be back to try again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice restaurant in Concord. Menu is not extensive, but had a bit of everything so you'll be sure to find a couple of items that suit your preference. Our dishes were well prepared & paired with interesting sides that worked well. Portions were just right. Our only negative comment is that all the dishes were just a little heavy-handed with salt. Otherwise, dishes were delicious.
Wine list is good & staff attentive. Will come back to again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

the link to the review page keeps closing -- and that's a real pain

The service was great, Attentive but not intrusive - we all enjoyed
our meal, food was better than expected no complaints, better than that
A bit pricey but the food and options were more than fine

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice Valentine’s Day dinner!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We have eaten here before and came with high expectations, and so were slightly disappointed. Strengths first, the food was delicious. ON the other side, although it was not a particularly cold night, the room was uncomfortably cold. We asked if we could be moved to a booth area, but were told no, that there no booths for 4 , and the restaurant was quite full. They would see about turning the heat up a bit. I suspect the system was not functioning properly since there was only cold water in the restroom for hand washing. We were thoroughly chilled by the time we finished eating ( for the record, my husband was wearing long johns and a fleece over his shirt and tie) and were quite eager to get to our heated car!The server was pleasant, but not quite well informed about what he was serving; he didn't know what a sun choke was ( why I asked) and said it was a type of artichoke, etc. Some things he did ask about in the kitchen and returned with the info. We were disappointed in the wine by the glass selection. For a restaurant with this depth and an extensive offering of bottles, there were 5 reds and unfortunately none suited my husband's taste ( maybe his taste runs to more plebeian, and less sophisticated to appreciate the offering? unsure, but we tasted a couple and neither he nor I liked them). I had a white Grenache (?) and eventually I decided it tasted like a sauvignon blanc that had been chilled by a melting ice cube.
So since you asked, open table, I answer honestly that we were disappointed in our overall experience. You might read this and think my husband is too fussy, etc., but since it was his birthday, I was disappointed that it was not an overall great meal out.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was good, the service was a bit on the slow/felt ignored side. The greetings were staid, not a happy welcome kind of reception. That is one of my pet peeves. Restaurants should be excited to greet guests, right?

Nonetheless, I had a really great time and good conversation with my friend and our bellies left happy. I did like the way they allowed us to take our time. We were at that table for several hours.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

This is one of our favorite places. Always consistently good food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I went for my birthday. I wanted a place that I could dress up for and 80 Thoreau did not disappoint. The food was delicious and the dessert was beautiful.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was good, but I found the fish to be a bit too oily for my taste. Overall the wait staff was attentive, but our dessert was scooped off the table before we were finished, which made it feel like they were in a hurry to get us out the door. Also, the server did not clean off the table after the first course. A small thing, but still a touch I would have expected at this sort of restaurant. They shouldn't be serving the second course no top of the leavings of the first course. They did clean up after the second course before serving desert.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and menu with seasonal and creative dishes. Each course was flavorful and delicious without being too small or overly large. This is undoubtedly a special place that is well worth the price premium and the outstanding service and food only reinforce my opinion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent as always! This is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We've eaten at 80 Thoreau several times, it's been consistently good. I had the duck and the lobster gnocchi, both were very good although I wish there had been more lobster in the gnocchi, it was just trace amounts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was one of the best meals my wife and I have had in a long time.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As good as it geta

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

don't miss this place! big city dining in the suburbs with free parking. you can even get there on the commuter rail. great food and service. save room for dessert!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

the food was wonderful as was the service. We really enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great way to celebrate my husband's special birthday. Staff was friendly, food was delicious, ambiance was perfect. Wonderful evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to 80 Thoreau on a whim and managed to get an 845pm reservation. We arrived early and were able to grab two seats at the bar for a cocktail and some bites before dinner. Great drinks and nice bartender who puts on a good mixing show. We ended up with a great table near the kitchen. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was a 10, perfectly prepared and tasty. The wine list eclectic and sometimes hard to navigate, but we ended up with a great bottles. Overall this was a great meal in a wonderful restaurant that continues to deliver.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our favorite place in Concord (and beyond)!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had the gnocchi and the duck. The duck was absolutely wonderful. I am always impressed with the performance, value, and experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Table was ready on -time and the server was quick and very pleasant. It was my wife's birthday and they surprised her with a candle, well done.

Appetizers and dinner were excellent. Drinks were a bit expensive but not extreme.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We LOVE this place. Never disappoints us. The food is always delicious and creative . Wait staff is friendly and efficient.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We feel extremely lucky to live within walking distance of such a fine restaurant. Once again, we enjoyed exceptional food beautifully presented and served. A wonderful evening!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was amazing. The service is attentive without being overbearing. It is always a little loud in the small space but you can still have a conversation. Overall, this place is great.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Perfect. The Arctic char was excellent. The service was spot-on without being snooty or intrusive.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious meal in a charming setting. Menu somewhat limited but the food is very good. Wonderful local restaurant

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Seating was prompt, Service was excellent from introduction to check. Never felt rushed but did not wait for anything.
Menu was full of great choices, meals chosen were prepared perfectly and served at the right temperatures.
Prices were very reflective of the quality and quantity.
Overall excellent, it was nice to be so pleasantly satisfied when you try a restaurant for the first time.
Recommend this restaurant strongly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Delicious food
Lovely atmosphere
Friendly waitstaff
Love this
Never a bad meal

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Continues to be one of the finest dining experiences in the Boston area. An absolute favorite. Everything was perfect.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As always, the food was outstanding -- interesting, unusual flavors, beautifully presented. Each dish was a delight. The service was perfect, -- friendly but not intrusive. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great restaurant well worth the cost!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great French with a twist cuisine! Love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My favorite restaurant!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious food, attentive service, neat setting made this a great place to celebrate a birthday. Maybe add some specials?

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Went because they advertised a list of bin ends. First bottle Vincent suggested, he knew right away was corked. Next suggestion was delicious. One of the reasons I love 80 Thoreau is their wine knowledge (and food, of course).

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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