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80 Thoreau

4.7
4.7
3810 Reviews
$50 and over
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (978) 318-0008

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Sakelakos

  • Neighborhood

    Concord, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Thoreau and Sudbury

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,810 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. MR

    MROBXA1

    New England

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A consistently excellent dining experience. If possible I would give it 4.5 stars in all respects, not quite as good as the very best places in the Boston area, but not far from that. Everything I have ever ordered is excellent. Parking is easy, no traffic. Tables by the windows are best - request those if you can. Unfortunately several tables, one of which we were seated at, directly adjacent to a noisy open kitchen, which significantly diminished the experience.
  2. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently wonderful. I love your restaurant.
  3. f

    farmer2tabler

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food reproducibly tends to be overly salted and this night was no exception. Interesting new options on the menu but I do think the asparagus main course was very over priced for what was delivered. Service is always attentive and it remains one of the best restaurants in the Boston suburbs
  4. LK

    LindaK

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The menus was small but interesting, My husband like the food more than I …
  5. C

    Cam02138

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All went well. Any hiccup was fixed swiftly. Lovely appetizer (eggplant) and entrees (chicken, sea bass). My wife did not want dessert and yet she ate half of the financier :)
  6. S

    Seakille

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really nice. Ari was an attentive server. We sat outside. We got three appetizers and two mains. All were tasty and well prepared. Overall we had a good time
  7. J

    Jake

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to 80Thoreau a number of times and have always had an enjoyable experience. However, our last visit was the best yet. The food (veal for my wife and duck for me) along with appetizers and a cheese plate for dessert were really tasty, well prepared and beautifully presented. The service we were provided was truly exceptional...friendly, courteous and seemed to anticipate our every need.
  8. PP

    PaulaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The melon with ham appetizer was excellent. Light, with great mix of flavors. The veal loin was good, well prepared with interesting accompaniments of Bok Choy and meat filled ravioli. The coconut sorbet was a wonderful dessert finish with on a warm evening patio.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! I can’t wait to go back!
  10. AR

    AROne

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative, local, delicious food and knowledgeable, professional, friendly service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice meal and great service.
  12. LC

    LucyConcord

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner for five was absolutely delicious, scrumptious and beautifully presented. We all agreed, no better meal anywhere! Can't wait to return!
  13. SG

    SuzytheGardener

    New England

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am never disappointed with 80 Thoreau. It is always outstanding from the cocktail to the dessert. Even a green salad, with local greens, is fantastic. One of my all time favorite restaurants.
  14. LD

    LexingtonDiner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was wonderful! We plan on returning soon.
  15. NP

    NadiaP

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was delightful. The food delicious. The service impeccable. The wine excellent. The bread like bread should be. The butter, the real thing. Everything I expect from 80 Thoreau and some. Perfect for a special occasion or if you simply want a fabulous meal.
  16. C

    Charles

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best duck dish that I ever recall eating, and an excellent soft shell crab. Ate outside. Good, attentive service.
  17. d

    darcyhp

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I’ve been coming to 80 Thoreau for years and I love it and it’s been one of my favorite restaurants for a long time. I was a huge fan of the burger. As well as many other things on the menu. It looks like they have a new chef and they’ve taken the burger off the menu which is a big disappointment I know lots of people won’t come back to the restaurant without the burger. We found the new menu to be over overpriced and not well seasoned and for the first time ever there we had to send something back that wasn’t cooked correctly. I hope they can work the kinks out and continue to offer good food. And please add the burger back in.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our cocktails, first and main courses and desserts were absolutely outstanding! This is one of our favorite local spots. It never disappoints!
  19. RS

    RoseanneS

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We've been to 80 Thoreau many times and were looking forward to ordering our favorite meal, the burger. Unfortunately, they no longer serve the bar burger. They told us it was because they don't have enough help in the kitchen. It's too bad since their burger was delicious and a good value. We ended up ordering one of the expensive dinners. I had the chilean sea bass and my husband the duck. Both were delicious. We also ordered the chocolate dessert. Yum. I hope 80 Thoreau brings back the Bar Burger.
  20. G

    Gael

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambiance food and service! Highly recommended’
  21. CR

    CaroleR

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an adventurous and creative dining experience. Interesting flavors, nice portions. Good wine selections.
  22. PP

    PeneloP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh ingredients prepared perfectly. Nice to be outside on an end of spring evening.
  23. LF

    LydiaF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at 80 Thoreau Is absolutely incredible. This is a small, quiet, intimate restaurant with an absolutely incredible kitchen. Just as good as any restaurant in Boston!!! The service was impeccable.. The food presentation is phenomenal!! GO!!!
  24. MC

    MeghanC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic all around! Amazing service, accommodating to my allergy, some of the best food I’ve ever had!
  25. LZ

    LisaZ

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for 28th anniversary. Was surprised with a glass of champagne. Wonderful fresh food and excellent service. Overall a wonderful experience
  26. JB

    JennyB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always lovely to dine at 80 Thoreau.The food is both creative and delicious. They make the best cocktails and Graham is very inventive. The fantastic wine list will surely surprise. The wines by the glass are the best in the area and they are not typical. We are frequent customers and that’s putting it lightly! We dine there for gatherings with family and friends, but mostly for couple’s night. The service and the team at 80 Thoreau is second to none!! Thanks!!
  27. N

    Nance

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love 80 Thoreau—the food is excellent and different from what I prepare at home. Also, I really like that the food is locally sourced. The chef pays attention to special requests and fulfills them. The wait staff are attentive. I recommend 80 Thoreau as a restaurant of choice. Thanks, Nancy Lawrence
  28. FL

    FoodL0ver

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always LOVE it....Have eaten here a number of times and are NEVER disappointed.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Train rolling by was a bit much and that’s not advertised so I was completely unaware until I got there. Difficult to even find entrance! Portions so small it was more tapas than dinner. Quality and prep were ok but the prices for that were not appropriate. Only fish option was with pasta. My drink was so small and no stuffed olives!!! Service was mediocre at best. I had waited so long to go and it was a big disappointment.
  30. LD

    LexingtonDiner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and very attentive team! We will return soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Used to love this place. Now Bread served cold. Food meh. Just felt very lack luster. Our guests loved our server Evan and the cocktails. However very very limited and uninspired menu. Disappointing.
  32. NT

    NancyT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The artichoke veloute was exquisite, the cocktails delicious, the service attentive and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the entrees- duck and veal- Everything was lovely.
  33. J

    Jimmy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An always stunning experience. Phenomenal place. Also excellent cocktails.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, small portions, excellently prepared.
  35. LJ

    LauraJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for an anniversary dinner. We found the food to be outstanding, cocktail and wine list fun, desserts yummy. We think it competes with some downtown Boston food-y establishments for food, service, and ambience —- but with better prices and less hassle. Recommend!
  36. JF

    JF0117

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very well prepared food to taste great and refined.
  37. IT

    IraTei

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The woman who created the reputation is gone but hopefully the new guy will burnish the reputation. Our meal was very nice and beautiful though the portions were on the small side (eg, 4 total fiddleheads in a dish labeled fiddleheads). If it weren’t for my friend paying since he loves to treat his friends to dinner there, I would seek out alternative farm to table establishments
  38. ER

    ErinR

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    It was okay, food was okay not great. Food was cold and they were very empty. Service was wonderful though.
  39. JP

    JeffP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual food and service impeccable will return as I do every couple of months
  40. EN

    ElizabethN

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I have had in years. Try the mushroom tartare and the Panisse!

FAQs

80 Thoreau is rated 4.7 stars by 3810 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for 80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street Concord, MA 01742

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Thoreau and Sudbury

  • Neighborhood

    Concord, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Sakelakos

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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