Deuxave
Deuxave

Deuxave

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.deuxave.com/
  • Phone: (617) 517-5915
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Coombs
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: We do offer 2 semi-private dining areas that accommodate up to 12 people in each of the 2 areas.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Massachusetts Avenue
  • Public Transit: Green Line Hynes Convention center
    #1 Bus Stop at Commonwealth Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available for $17.

    There is limited street metered parking.

    Sunday, free meter and residential parking.
A word from Deuxave
Co-Owners Brian Piccini and Executive Chef Christopher Coombs are proud of their award winning Restaurant & Bar, Deuxave in the Back Bay. The inspiration behind the restaurant’s American Nouveau Cuisine is seasonality, with a focus on working with the finest farms and purveyors, sourcing out the freshest, local ingredients and amplifying their magnificence. The cuisine is strongly rooted in the nouvelle techniques of contemporary French cuisine, married with the splendor of American ingredients in a refined, but casual setting. Deuxave’s (pronounced doo-ave) name plays homage to its location at the corners of Commonwealth Ave and Massachusetts Ave.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Deuxave reviews from OpenTable diners
362 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (262)fit for foodies (255)romantic (206)notable wine list (187)neighborhood gem (144)hot spot (72)great for outdoor dining (68)good for groups (32)vibrant bar scene (27)scenic view (25)late-night find (24)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Truly superlative
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We are always seeking new places and new experiences, but this is the first restaurant where I felt I would go back to have the exact same meal. We actually made a meal of 5 appetizers, each being the best version of that dish we have experienced. Service was superlative - only complaint was that the 5 dishes all came out quite quickly all at the same time! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect!
    AmandaBVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated a friend's birthday here and were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is lovely - quietly elegant without being stuffy or pretentious. The hostess and waitstaff are welcoming and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious and stunning to look at. The duck confit was my favorite appetizer (melt in your mouth), although the crab tortellini and french onion soup were also very good. My halibut main course was absolute perfection. Although the portions do not look large they are actually quite generous and all of us were comfortably full. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant, but I would not hesitate to recommend it to any of my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    JamesWVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Everything we ordered was exquisite; have been many times, every time has been a winner. Very hard to beat the level of quality of this place, from excellent food, service and serene ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dinner overall
    Worldtraveler
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We took our daughter there for a nice dinner during parent's weekend at college. It is a small but nice place. The menu was inventive and yet with classic French (and some Italian!) dishes. The waitstaff was good, young, but not impeccable. The wine list is good, but only once were our wine glasses refilled. The food was very good to excellent, if some dishes were perhaps a bit light on the portion size. The "9 hour" French onion soup was well done and served are a temperature that you could actually consume, a welcome difference. The tagliatelle was flavorful. We will return.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    GGBShortHillsVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant specializing in modern French & Continental cuisine, matched by beautiful decor, wine list and service. The duo of Carpaccio and Beef Tartare, as well as the coriander crusted Tuna were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faiservice great food
    HenryVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service experience by server was poor..the food although quite good was also sparse from a portion size. We left hungry
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely take on French dining
    birthdayboycelebrations
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Knowledgeable serving staff helped us to decide what to eat - excellent choices for both of us. I had the beets and the halibut, both fabulous. My lovely husband (whose birthday we were celebrating) went for Tortellini and duck. I don't think either of us has ever tried duck more tender (cooked sous vide - I asked). For desserts we went chocolatey. I had the chocolate and raspberry dessert and husband had the chocolate brownie option. Both amazing, as were the chocolate and macaroons we were offered with the bill. The Sommelier offered us excellent advice and we settled on a very fine Sancerre to drink, which complemented both our meals. I would definitely visit Deuxave again if I were visiting Boston in future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service once inside
    TastebudBilly
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    All around excellent meal and table service, but I would recommend that if your first reservation is at 5pm, you let guests that arrive at 4:45 in to have a drink at the bar rather than lock the door and make them wait outside (it even started to rain). Bill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I have dined three times at Deuxaves: with family, with friends, and for business. Twice, all the dishes were excellent; once, half were excellent and the others were just good. The quality of the cooking is not the best in Boston, but it is near the top. The wine list is reasonably extensive but, more important, seems skillfully selected and has many good wines for under three figures and good wines by the glass. The service is good but the waitstaff seems to talk a little bit too much about themselves, something I suspect the restaurant encourages but might want to reconsider. The atmosphere is comfortable: people dressed up, people not dressed up, no one feeling out of place. I like the view onto Mass. Ave though it is modest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    L'espalier want to be but with the same prices....service was very slow...the dishes tried almost too hard but failed on executiion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place for a Special Meal
    md14
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    An excellent restaurant with fantastic food. The best desert I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Willetts31
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Had an amazing dinner on Sunday 21st Sept - only disappointment was the table my husband and I were given - in the corner next to a group of 10 girls celebrating a birthday. Extremely noisey and at times difficult to hear each other speak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice spot
    squidly
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Deuxave is a very nice place to have dinner, as they have a very pleasant location in the Back Bay, nicely decorated. The food was very good overall; i especially liked the Heirloom Beet Salad i ordered. My wife ordered steak medium rare, but it arrived rare and she asked them to add a couple of minutes to it, which they did and she subsequently enjoyed it. We had fries as a side order but they were over salted. The desert was lovely (Raspberry Chocolate Royale) but the espresso we both ordered arrived before the desert (a common mistake in this country, i've found), and it was only warm, not hot. This means the coffee was produced in cold cups, not warmed ones. This is a very nice restaurant, but there's room for improvement.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some of the best food I've ever had
    Sixsmith
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Out of all the restaurants I've been to in a handful major cities (LA, NYC, Taipei, Singapore, DC), Deuxave ranks among the top 5. Only room for improvement is the service, which is kind and conscientious but occasionally sloppy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fine Evening
    FoodheartVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was a pleasure to dine at a restaurant with interesting and excellent food, superb service, and an environment perfect for a conversation. Thank you for understanding all the elements necessary for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant Find
    leeintpafl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The last time my wife and I were in Boston we stumbled across Deuxave. It was an incredible dining experience and we vowed to come back the next time we were in town. Two years later we returned and found the food and ambiance every bit as exceptional as the first time we visited. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Better than perfection! Enjoyed another outstanding evening at Deuxave! Our server John and the food were food par excellence! Delicious lobster gnocchi, NY strip and halibut with a great wine pairing recommended by Sommelier Jason Irving provided for another outstanding meal at Deuxave! We topped off dinner with one of the best desserts in Boston-the Rocky Road. We left well fed and looking forward to our next visit to Deuxave!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not as expected
    grotonfoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended by some foodie friends, and the food did not meet the hype. Don’t get us wrong, the food was good, but it didn't wow us especially for the price we paid. The ambiance was great, as was the service. So, the experience was very nice – if only the food delivered.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of the best meals that I have ever had; especially enjoyed the duck and creme brule.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal dinner
    GKJW
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    From the selection of wines, to appetizers, dinner, and desserts, everything was absolutely phenomenal. The staff was extremely knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth your money
    Steven
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've been to over 9 Michelin-starred restaurants around the world and I'm telling you this one is definitely worth a try although it's not a Michelin-starred restaurant. It's mainly French cuisine so be prepared to love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Ddisney
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    My husband summed it up: best food EVER. Any city, any country. The best. Must go!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jake
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Very nice experience. Great menu selection, food was terrific, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Smilebcuz
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This was our third time visiting and each time I leave I say that had to be the best meal I ever ate. Fabulous food drinks waitstaff. I don't know how they get the food to taste so good it's just amazing! I would highly recommend dining here but just so you know you won't want to go anywhere else for a special occasion after you dine here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Billswiss
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Very nice restaurant, very good food and service, only bar service at the beginning was a little slow. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top
    rafaelrvazVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Uma delicia o nhoque de lagosta e o pato! bela pedida.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Best French food I have had in Boston. Everything was top notch. Highly recommend this spot for a date night or special occasion. A++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went to Deuxave two years ago for our anniversary after it was recommended by a friend. I remembered the food and service being outstanding and this visit was no different. If you want an extra special night out, this is the place to go. We will not be waiting two years until we go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    lindam
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I cannot say enough about Deuxave. Took my husband there for his birthday and our experience was excellent. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable and delicious
    Idoluvtotravel
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was delicious. Especially the duck breast. Our server was extremely attentive and in control. We had a delightfully romantic dinner. If in town again I would consider coming to this restaurant again. Only concern was table was too far apart for romance, so we sat on the same side together. Nice.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good experience!
    Lemarcas
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It was a quite good option for a dinner with a costumer. Great food & Service! Congratulations!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive food, service
    WilmetteBoxer
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Highly recommended. Duck confit and the lobster starter both sensationally good. Halibut and lobster main courses also impressive, maybe a bit too big (the duck esp.) but carefully balanced, hearty, and full of delicate accents. Impossible not to love this food or its attractive, bold, but not fussy plating. The "cheesecake" dessert is also outstanding but maybe could lose its gelatin coating. Perfect service, attentive, low-key, candid; our waiter knew a lot about every dish we queried. We'd go back in a heartbeat and will be recommending it to all our Boston-bound friends. We were charmed, delighted, floated out the door thinking of a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dining experience!
    Pepsin
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The foie gras was too die for. The waiter also made our night fabulous - Don was knowledgable, and expert in wines (pick all our wine choices for each person) and so entertaining and fun. Ask for him when you reserve a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Leftdisappointed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    French onion soup excellent! Main course of fruits de mar not to my expectation. Waited all day in anticipation of having this meal and when it arrived I turned to my husband and asked when they were bringing the rest of the food. On the plate were two small chunks of fish, a side of corn mixed with a few of the smallest baby clams and squid tenticals I have evere seen! So small I had to borrow my husband's magnifier glasses to find them. While I don't ever mind spending money on an excellent meal, this meal was a huge disappointment. I would recommend the onion soup, bread and a drink.
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  • FoodieGirlVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved the food. Excellent value for what you get! They were so sweet to my 10 month old. It was an amazing Birthday Dinner. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bostondining
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was good but portions small. Wine list unnecessarily expensive.
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  • Fabulous in every way
    SallyA
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We loved everything about this restaurant. Strangers to Boston, visiting from Australia, we found it on TripAdvisor and walked to it from our hotel in Boylston Ave. Service was excellent - we noticed the staff wander around during the evening just checking as they go that all our needs were being looked after. Food was sssoooo great! We had 3 courses which were all a taste sensation. And the wine list was very extensive. Wesley was our wait person and knew what he was talking about with regards the food and wine! He was excellent too....would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a special dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing Staff/Good Location
    JohnDoeVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The interior is beautiful and the food is very good. The staff seem to self proclaim themselves the hottest ticket in Boston in terms of self importance which is unfortunate. They also rush around so much that in the course of our dinner, no less than 6 utensils were dropped within our tables range. The have a policy of not seating anyone until the entire party is there. This wasn't disclosed prior to arrival and makes it difficult if somone is arriving from the airport or the suburbs. Despite this strict rule and the attitude that went with it, I did see another table of 5 have their 6th guest sit about 20 minutes after the others had been sat. Staff left a bad taste in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we stumbled on place a while back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    and have been back alone and with special friends and colleagues. the service is incredibly wonderful. knowledgeable, discreet, friendly. the food is superb and the menu changing. one of the best in Boston without a doubt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made a perfect night even better
    CastleWedding
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I just wanted to take a second to express my appreciation at this fabulous establishment. Everything from the food, to the wine, to the service was impeccable, and the staff made us feel like we were honored guests. We booked a table for two at this restaurant to celebrate getting married. The minute we walked in, the manager of the restaurant greeted us personally and showed us directly to our table, a beautiful little spot away from the noise of the kitchen and with a lovely view of Commonwealth Ave. Our waiter, Wesley, was probably the most well-spoken and well informed staff member I've ever experienced. My hat off to him and the entire staff at DeuxAve, we will most certainly be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.