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80 Thoreau

4.8
4.8
3775 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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Booked 26 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

Popular dishes

Menu

First Course

  • Carrot Soup$13.00

    Ginger, chevre, hazelnuts

    • Salad of Baby Lettuces$12.00

      Peas & tendrils, radish, lemon vinaigrette

      • Fluke Crudo$15.00

        Avocado, grapefruit, seabeans

        • Seared Foie Gras$22.00

          Cherries, polenta cake, Szechuan peppercorn

          • Heirloom Beets$15.00

            Caramelized yogurt, mint, balsamic

            Main Course

            • Pan Roasted Hake$28.00

              Clams, fregola, fennel, saffron broth

              • Free Range Chicken$28.00

                Leg roulade, white asparagus, fiddleheads, oyster mushroom

                • Grilled Swordfish$30.00

                  Ras el Hanout, grilled apricots, garlic scapes, couscous

                  • Parisian Gnocchi$26.00

                    Maitake mushrooms, favas, pecorino

                    • 80 Thoreau Burger & Fries$18.00

                      Brioche, cheddar, house pickles, Thoreau Sauce

                      Wine by the Glass

                        Sparkling

                        • Pares Balta, Cava, Brut NV$13.00

                          White

                          • Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Laballe, Landes 2019$12.00

                            • Gruner Veltliner, Mantlerhof, Kremstal 2017$14.00

                              • Chardonnay, Verget au Sud, France 2019$12.00

                                Red

                                • Pinot Noir, Folk Machine, Central Coast 2019$14.00

                                  • Nero d'Avola Blend, Planeta, Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2019$14.00

                                    • Cabernet Sauvignon, P'Tit Paysan, San Benito 2019$16.00

                                      Beer & Cider

                                      • Downeast Cider, Original Blend 5.1%

                                        • 12 oz$8.00
                                      • Nightshift, 'Nite Lite' Light Lager 4.3%

                                        • 16 oz$6.00
                                      • Small Change, 'A Little Rain' APA 4.9%

                                        • 16 oz$8.00
                                      • Springdale, 'Kolsch Money' Kolsch 4.8%

                                        • 16 oz$9.00
                                      • White Birch, Berliner Weisse 5.5%

                                        • 16 oz$9.00
                                      • Lost Nation, 'Mosaic' IPA 5.5%

                                        • 16 oz$10.00
                                      • Exhibit A, Briefcase Porter 5.4%

                                        • 16 oz$9.00

                                      Cocktails

                                        Up

                                        • All Right Manhattan$13.00

                                          Rittenhouse Rye, Carpano, Orange Bitters

                                          • Naked & Famous$14.00

                                            Mezcal, Aperol, Yellow Chartreuse, Lime

                                            • Steppin Up$13.00

                                              Vodka, Apry, Maraschino, Lemon

                                              • Slumber Party$13.00

                                                Chamomile Pisco, Lemon & Grapefruit Bitters

                                                • Ritz of New York$13.00

                                                  Brandy, Triple Sec, Maraschino, Lemon, Cava

                                                  • Emerald City$14.00

                                                    Rye, Green Chartreuse, Lemon, Honey

                                                    • Pink Lady Slipper$13.00

                                                      Gin, Applejack, Lemon, Cassis, Egg White

                                                      Long

                                                      • Tonic & Gin$12.00

                                                        Junipero, Cinchona, Lime

                                                        • Coin Chaser$14.00

                                                          Fernet Branca, Cucumber Vodka, Ginger

                                                          • Garden Snake$13.00

                                                            Cucumber Vodka, Elderflower, Basil

                                                            • Jungle Bird$13.00

                                                              Rum 80, Demerara, Campari, Pineapple, Lime

                                                              Rocks

                                                              • Gold Rush$12.00

                                                                Bourbon, Lemon, Honey

                                                                • Don't Get Too Caraway'd$13.00

                                                                  Aquavit, Dry Vermouth, Hibiscus, Lemon

                                                                  Down

                                                                  • Too Soon?$13.00

                                                                    Gin, Cynar, Orange

                                                                    • Go Lightly$13.00

                                                                      Plymouth Gin, Lillet Blanc, Campari, Lemon Bitters

                                                                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                      What 3,775 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

                                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                                      Loved For

                                                                      • Boston Suburbs

                                                                        Contemporary American

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                                                                      1. JZ

                                                                        JZee

                                                                        New England

                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        80 Thoreau is always excellent. This last time was particularly good. The current menu is outstanding. We had the asparagus salad, poached oysters, duet of veal, and the duck. All prepared perfectly and delicious.

                                                                      2. LU

                                                                        LindaU

                                                                        Miami

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        It's the kind of place where the taste is so good you want to eat slowly and savor every bite. We'll be back.

                                                                      3. GR

                                                                        GREGORYB

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Ari was an amazing server, who was attentive and has a great sense of humor. Thank you to the kitchen for offering and providing our table.of three, each incredible appetizers and entrées. Only two of us chose to indulge in desserts. But all three dove in, shared and loved them. I thanked the chef and staff for topping off our day with a magnificent meal. I cannot wait to go back to 80 Thoreau.

                                                                      4. l

                                                                        lovetoeat

                                                                        New England

                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        43 reviews

                                                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        As always everything was delicious especially the mushroom tartare!!

                                                                      5. BW

                                                                        BarbaraW

                                                                        New England

                                                                        130 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        130 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                        I've been here many times over the years, but this time I was really appalled by the portion size. We spent $21 for a fois gras terrine, and it was a really small slice. My husband ordered the $35 veal entree (loin and braised shoulder) which had 2 small pieces of each and probably fewer than 10 peas, the vegetable accompanying it. I ordered a panisse (chickpea flour fritters) entree for $28, and that was a reasonably sized portion. The service was great, and all the food tasted fine.

                                                                      6. TH

                                                                        TomH

                                                                        New England

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The staff went above and beyond to give us a wonderful anniversary dinner!

                                                                      7. VS

                                                                        VickiS

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        80 Thoreau is by far our favorite restaurant in Concord. Always something interesting and delicious on the menu!

                                                                      8. NC

                                                                        New2Cambridge

                                                                        Milwaukee

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Very professional service

                                                                      9. h

                                                                        hcdj

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Lovely. Wonderful cuisine.

                                                                      10. EM

                                                                        EliseM

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                        White asparagus soup superb. Duck was good. Baby artichokes not really edible.

                                                                      11. CJ

                                                                        ChadJ

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        My fiancé and I finally made it to 80 Thoreau last evening and, well, the cozy eatery did not disappoint! The service was well timed and placed (no hovering and yet Johnny on the spot when necessary), courteous, knowledgeable, and sharp. The food was delicious, vibrant in appearance, and well-balanced. We will certainly return in the future.

                                                                      12. DD

                                                                        DisappointedDiner

                                                                        San Antonio

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Exceptional food. The staff - especially Bailey - made me feel really welcomed. It was my birthday and just moved to the area and felt quite silly dining alone to celebrate my birthday but every staff who stopped by wished me a Happy Birthday. I will be coming here every chance I get and I will make sure that anyone who comes to visit me, I plan on bringing here. Thank you!

                                                                      13. JP

                                                                        JavierP

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Great restaurant. Great cocktails. Amazing food. The veal needs some thought put into it but wasn’t bad. Just not as good as everything else

                                                                      14. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        It’s a superb restaurant. Very attentive service and well presented delicious preparations. It’s perfect for a cozy gathering among friends or as a date.

                                                                      15. JB

                                                                        JimB

                                                                        New England

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                        The food was terrific as usual, but, after a fine start, the service slowed way down; we had to call for a waiter three times. That, I should add, is not characteristic of 80 Thoreau in general. We have dined there many times, and I’m sure we will do so again.

                                                                      16. Q

                                                                        Quadrato

                                                                        New England

                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Well prepared entrees with inventiveness and superb ingredients.

                                                                      17. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        St. Louis

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Lovely restaurant. Food was very good.

                                                                      18. E

                                                                        Elizabeth

                                                                        New England

                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        17 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                        overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                        Service and staff were wonderful. Drinks were fine, and appetizers pretty good - I highly recommend the whipped burrata with honey. Entrees are overpriced and meh-at best. A lovely evening out but not worth the price overall.

                                                                      19. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        DELICIOUS is the word that first comes to mind.

                                                                      20. AS

                                                                        AndyS

                                                                        New England

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Thanks for the excellent anniversary celebration meal!

                                                                      21. RK

                                                                        RonnieK

                                                                        New England

                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                        Meats were seriously over cooked Eat salad was fabulous Dessert so so

                                                                      22. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        My mother and daughters birthday!

                                                                      23. PL

                                                                        PatriciaL

                                                                        Milwaukee

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        The trout dish was to die for. Light, but with intense flavors.

                                                                      24. EO

                                                                        EatOut

                                                                        New England

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        12 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        So great to be back in the restaurant at 80 Thoreau. The wait staff are lovely, the presentation of food is beautiful, and SO unusual and tasty. And the room is friendly and inviting and elegant all at once. What a treat!

                                                                      25. JR

                                                                        JohnR

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        As always at 80Thoreau the food and service were outstanding

                                                                      26. SP

                                                                        SueP

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The food was amazing. Innovative and artistic. The sommelier here also really knows his wines and they paired beautifully with our food. Highly recommended!

                                                                      27. b

                                                                        bigeks357

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Recent renovations have reduced overall ambient noise. Fantastic service, superb meal; evident technique in every dish. Great take, for sure.

                                                                      28. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                        overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                                        Service was off- waitress didn’t even say hello- acted as if she was doing us a favor taking our order.

                                                                      29. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        80 Thoreau never disappoints!! One of the best places in the greater Boston area

                                                                      30. CU

                                                                        CatherineU

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Everything was great - food, service, ambiance.

                                                                      31. CF

                                                                        CarrieF

                                                                        New England

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Fantastic, innovative, delicious. Lovely presentation, and a quiet venue even though it was full. It continues to be our favorite place to have dinner.

                                                                      32. NH

                                                                        NancyH

                                                                        Baltimore

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        We came for a family celebration and the food was amazing as always. Even our 1 year old loved it. Thank you for being so welcoming and making our celebration so special.

                                                                      33. G

                                                                        Gramadge

                                                                        New England

                                                                        200 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        200 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Great food, wine and friends. Foie Gras, Tagliatelle w clams, mussels and crabmeat and coated chocolate mousse; what more could I ask for. Another wonderful dinner.

                                                                      34. CM

                                                                        CiaoMarisa

                                                                        New England

                                                                        78 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        78 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                        Pasta dish delish. Scallop tartar devine Pork ok Burger good

                                                                      35. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Lovely seasonal dishes. Delicious.

                                                                      36. DF

                                                                        DFGF

                                                                        New England

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                        The food was absolutely delicious and my husband would definitely come back. I am dairy and gluten free and there were limited choices for me. All the places that I go for fine dining offer gf pasta and bread as a minimum. You might consider adding something like this to your menu. Although everyone tried hard to accommodate me, my stomach has been upset all day because of something I ate last night.

                                                                      37. LR

                                                                        LauraR

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Had not been here in years and I was very impressed. The food was excellent . The only slight complaint was the drink (Cosmo) was small but it was made well. Will be back soon!

                                                                      38. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        New England

                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        25 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Always innovative cuisine! Wonderful!

                                                                      39. MB

                                                                        MichaelB

                                                                        New England

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                        Very good food and good wine, not cheap but excellent food, nice quiet atomosphere with quiet music in the background. Waiter did not rush us, which was good. Been there several times and this was as good as in the past. Glad they made it thru Covid! the P;tit Paysan, San Benito 2019 very good wine, even if it is $16 a glass. The Char was excellent as was the tiny kale salad.

                                                                      40. DF

                                                                        DianaF

                                                                        New England

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        This is a wonderful place, excellent food, service and atmosphere.

                                                                      FAQs

                                                                      80 Thoreau is rated 4.8 stars by 3775 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                      Booked 26 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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