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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for a 3-course prix fixe dinner on Valentine's Day for $70 per person.

80 Thoreau Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (52)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Special Occasion (51)
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Good for a Date (49)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Local Ingredients (32)
Romantic (29)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Cozy (23)
Authentic (19)
Business Meals (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Seasonal (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Healthy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Fun (8)
Casual (7)
Organic (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 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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·Dined on January 13, 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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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

On a bitter cold night, we had wonderful food and wine recommendations, and a great waiter. In general it was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

80Thoreau is my favorite restaurant outside of Boston.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We always enjoy going to 80 Thoreau, the food is consistently good and the service is always excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a delicious meal. The scallops were perfect. Tuna was very good. Everyone loved their food. Service was great. Everything was good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful, as always. Particularly appreciated just how many options there were for a vegetarian in our party. Edward, front-of-house, was particularly accommodating ( and with a great sense of humor) with a reservation request AND some confusion about our reservation that I confused! Our food was delicious, great advice with wine pairings.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fabulous, as always!
Great, creative cuisine and excellent service. Tables a bit close together, so privacy for two is not really an option. The tables for four are more private. If the menu changed up more often, I would eat here even more.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was great......only rated it very good because we weren't seated in the table requested. No big deal. It was a great dinner.....as usual.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always wonderful, not over done with fussiness,thoughtfulmcombos

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Four of us for dinner. It was great as always. 80 Thoreau has been consistently good since it opened. We are never disappointed here.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dublin)·Dined on December 19, 2017

good atmosphere and splendid food. Great attitude.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and a great overall experience. My wife had the scallops and I hate the Rye Tagliatelle which both were amazing. We also started with the Mushroom and celeriac soup which was an indulgent start for a cold winter night.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always unique and delicious. The staff is courteous and responsive but not intrusive. They are also very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Great relaxed yet upscale atmosphere to make us feel special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I have been to 80 Thoreau several times and have never been disappointed. The food is spectacular---not your everyday menu, but really delicious choices and interesting combinations. This time I had the seared scallops (we both did) and they were perfection. I asked for different sides and they kindly accommodated the switch (Brussels sprouts and fingerlings---cooked just right on both counts!). As it was a special occasion, we had dessert and both were heavenly...small portions, but more than enough for after a meal. The service was lovely, with our needs being met without the sense of constant interruption that seems so prevalent in many restaurants these days. Our experience was almost without issue, with just one concern: It was very cool in the restaurant and it was a cold, cold night outside. They should have adjusted for that by keeping the room a bit warmer... No one's perfect, right?!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We went here on December 14 for my partner's birthday. Everything, from the attentive service to the food (we ordered the bluefish pate and two entrees- duck and tuna) was superior. I was impressed that they took note of her gluten sensitivity when bringing out bread, and the candle on the pot du creme was a nice touch. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food is very good, especially for the western suburbs. Not exciting, but interesting -- though the maple spice roulard was really good. The service is good, but this is not a place to eat fast -- plan on more than 1 hr and about 1 1/2 hr or so if you have dessert.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

As always, 80 Thoreau does not disappoint! Food, Service, drink and ambiance all a 10+!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have never been disappointed w the food or service and Ian's wine suggestions always hit the mark.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

80 Thoreau has always been terrific; it's even better. The food is even more carefully prepared; the wait staff, even more attentive; the attention to detail even greater. We will be going back even sooner than usual. Thank you for a great evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food and service was excellent---ample parking -----Great choice for a special occasion--PHIL

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were a party of 5 celebrating my son’s 17th birthday. He is a junior at Concord Academy and, quite honestly, I don’t know why it’s taken us this long to find this place! Everyone had a starter. My son said the pork belly melted in his mouth. I had a delicious green salad that tasted as though it had just been picked from the garden. Nothing fancy, just beautiful greens and a light vinaigrette. For dinner, we had scallops, tuna and the roasted chicken. Every plate was wiped clean! The service is very professional but not overbearing. Will definitely be back and recommend you visit!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It is my favorite local restaurant. The menu always has a nice assortment of choices and I like the overall flavor profile... the taste of the ingredients really stands out rather than being overly spiced. Last night, the best thing I had was the celeriac soup with cider creme fraiche and croutons... I would eat it again right now if I could.

The waitress last night mentioned that the restaurant has been in Concord 7 years... I think it is safe to say that I have easily been to the restaurant over 20 times and I have not yet been disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

80 Thoreau hits it out of the park again. Really special combination of flavors, attentive service and nice low key elegance. One of our favorites.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have dined at 80 Thoreau many times and it is consistently the best fine dining around!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The best food in Concord and the attention to the customer is excellent. The only improvement would be the arrangement of the listing of the wines. Very enjoyable for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Dinner was very good, service as good, ambiance pleasant, but the food was not memorable or very creative.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food at 80 Thoreau is consistently amazing. They have a great selection of wines as well as interesting microbrews. The service is wonderful and not at all pretentious. We have eaten there at least 6 times since moving to the area and we look forward to many more top notch dining experiences.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My favorite restaurant. Wonderful food. One of the few restaurants tha the first bite is wow. And delicious til end. Great gracious service. Good ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always great food, cocktails and atmosphere. One of my favorites.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Not very imaginative menu--predictable dishes. Three of our party had the duck which they enjoyed. I had the vegetable gallete;nothing special. Noise level at times intrusive from a table of six noisy young women. Other parts of the restaurant are more peaceful, further from the bar. A series of service failures: 1) A martini ordered on the rocks was served up and had to be repoured; 2) First course order was wrong--brought two bluefish pate instead of one bluefish and one rabbit/ something else--took so long to correct that the main course arrived before we had finished first course; 3 red wine was served cold, and maitre'd somewhat flippantly said it would warm up; of course, it never did even in our glasses, and we left a third of a bottle, really unable to enjoy a cold red; 4) finally the bill charged us for three first courses rather than two. Seemed very bush league and we were embarrassed because we had driven forty minutes to bring friends whom we were hosting.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

80 Thoreau never disappoints. The small but delightful menu changes seasonally, with a focus on local produce, meats, and cheeses. The talented Chef Carolyn Johnson pairs innovative and well blended flavors with traditional dishes such as roasted (and braised) chicken to provide exciting new twists on comfort foods. She also excels at fish and seafood dishes - and there are always creative and satisfying options for vegetarians. Expect to see seasonal favorites in tune with the freshest available foods - wild boar tagliatelle or duck confit, for example.

The wine list is thoughtfully compiled to enhance the food - with ample choices by the glass for parties with different food choices or pallets. Don't miss out on the creative cocktails that the bar delivers - ranging from classics to trendy, and all solidly delivered.

And above all, leave room for dessert! Thank goodness, this restaurant understands that quality is truly more important than quantity. The pastry chef wows with just-right portions of delightful and creative sweet bites.

While this isn't an everyday restaurant, the menu isn't as expensive as what you would pay for the same quality in Boston, making this diner happy to be able to go more often! Kudos to the team and keep up the great work!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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