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80 Thoreau

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80 Thoreau St, Concord, MA 01742-2409 (Thoreau and Sudbury)
+1 978-318-0008
17:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:30
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a business dinner with clients. We ordered the parsnip soup as a starter and the grilled veal porterhouse steak. The soup was well prepared and hot for a change. The veal porterhouse was prepared to my wish. Great taste and well prepared. Service was very polite as was our waitress who did her utmost to service us without... More 

Thank Spijkers63
Aurora, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to put my fork down in the middle of my asparagus-themed prix fixe meal to write this review. The food here is fresh, delectable, and delightful. The dishes deliver a variety of tastes that can be individually savored because they in no way confused by the preparation. I have treasured every bite so far and will close so... More 

Thank Taglotn
Reinach, Switzerland
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345 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a plain & crowded interior but the food is something special. Grilled veal porterhouse succulent. The asparagus and sliced duck starter was also fine. The sorbet dessert was in perfect condition but rather sweet. For me a sorbet should have some bitterness to it as a palate refresher. Alcoholic drinks can soon ratchet up the price.

Thank Frank M
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248 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I had gnocci ( best I have ever had) and duck confit ( best I have ever had and I have it a lot.) The service was spot on and the atmosphere is upscale but not fancy.

Thank mjacobs
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were there on a Friday night and had the duck. It was excellent. This is a gourmet restaurant. Although expensive we felt we received value because of the quality. Our only criticism is that it was busy and noisy.

Thank Merrill M
1 review
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The food and service is always on point. Everything has always been delicious and the service is always polite and friendly and not rushed. The wine list is varied and unique. I have had a great dining experience every time we come here.

Thank Martin A
Concord, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Most of our visits to 80 Thoreau these days are in the little bar area. No reservation required. Nice cocktails and a small bar menu that includes a great burger and usually a light fish item (skatewing or swordfish skewers), plus access to the full menu. I find the whole restaurant cozy and quite lovely. Staff has always been very... More 

Thank Sheila F
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We are regular customers - usually visit at least once per month, sometimes more. The food is consistently good and service excellent. The drinks are good but small - about half the size of a martini in many places, but less expensive too. I would give 5 stars except that the menu does not change often enough. With a small... More 

Thank fishmart22
New York
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401 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We have dinner at 80 Thoreau every so often, and each visit is better than the last. Special thanks to Alex, our waiter during our last visit, whose friendliness and advice were greatly appreciated.

Thank skgbos
Boston. MA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a recent Friday night. The food was quite good, although the entree selection was limited. The service was first rate, but the wine prices were steep. Glasses were $12+ and bottles started at around $50. I think this is too high. There were only two domestic wines were on the menu. What happened to farm-to-table? 80 Thoreau... More 

Thank Ronzzz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Thoreau St, Concord, MA 01742-2409
    (Thoreau and Sudbury)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Commuter Rail to Concord on the Fitchburg Line. 80 Thoreau is located on the 2nd Floor of the Concord Depot.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 978-318-0008
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?