Deuxave
Deuxave

Deuxave

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.deuxave.com/
  • Phone: 6175175915x
  • 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
311 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (254)fit for foodies (222)romantic (197)notable wine list (183)neighborhood gem (147)great for outdoor dining (109)hot spot (44)good for groups (35)vibrant bar scene (29)scenic view (28)late-night find (21)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • The Extras
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We expected and received a superb meal graciously presented and served -- the extras made it special: We asked our server about halfway through to take a picture since it was our 45th Anniversary. He was genuinely pleased -- put then passed the word around. We were served a complimentary digestif and both our desert plates had Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Both are minor items but delightfully thoughtful. We had a 1983 Graham Port which turned out to be excellent about a bit dreggy. Our server notified the bartender who personally came over to apologize and offer us another -- we had not complained nor even mentioned the issue. We expected excellence, the meal and service exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An off night ended on a high note
    girlyfoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    At 1st our reservation was lost but we were seated fairly quickly, although the GM was entirely confused, never recognised me, even though bartenders and almost all waiters came by to say "hello", as I dine there at least twice a week...Kevin Murphy wasn't very friendly unlike the other hostess...Then we were served by a very young European man who was outstanding!All was well until they brought my favorite dish: lamb. I had this dish at least 7 times now and it was incredible. This time it was literally tasteless, too raw with off-balanced flavors.. Then we had blueberry and peach desserts: out of this world! The culmination of the night our server making me a special tea with fresh mint leaves and assam: HEAVEN on Earth! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time here!
    Timfromnj
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to Deuxave for our anniversary and to celebrate our son'e return for a second year at Northeastern University. It was a wonderful experience. The menu and wine list were terrific as was the service. The food was great. It was well presented and was very tasty. Our son had the lamb and said it was the best that he has ever eaten. Deserts were excellent and the noise level was fine. We were super impressed by the service. Our waiter was from Oxford and really seemed to enjoy his job. We really enjoyed our first dinner at Deuxave. We will be back the next time we visit our son in Boston. It is a real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top 3 in Boston
    chuckmac07VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    except for a "fishy" taste to the white fish in the Fruits de la Mer entree, a perfect meal. bread, wine, salads, halibut (perfect!) and chocolate dessert all spectacular. we are fans!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our second dinner experience while visiting in Boston. The first was a let down, so we were a bit gun shy taking recommendations from locals. We were blown away by the amazing food and great service. Best duck confit we've ever had. Perfect experience from the hostess down to the last cup of coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lived up to the hype
    SingleMalt12
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was very pleased with my experience at Deuxave, I made a note that is was for my Aunt's birthday on the reservation and they gave us a complimentary champange toast, and placed a birthday candle on her dessert. Thank you! The location is great, with views of commonwealth ave greens and the skyline. We were literally the first ones in the door, but they sat us in the way back in a corner in this tiny table, which complicated the experience a little. The fresh rolls were served hot with delicious imported beurre. The beef tartare & Waygu carpaccio were excellent, The seared foie gras with pistachio baklava is a brilliant idea, and perfectly executed! The Spiced Colorado Lamb Saddle & Lamb Bacon, one of the best dishes I've had
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    amazing food for an affordable price. loved the duck confit and lamb entree
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Uneven performance
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Deauxave is a fun place; staff and surroundings are fine. Four of us ordered different items; two were very happy, two not so much. Fruit de mer was excellent although skimpy( for $34 I'd expect a bit more). Pasta was very good and the beet salad was extraordinary. On the other side, the Halibut was a bit overcooked and the duck was only so-so. Bottom line, for the price and the high rating, I'd expect more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great French Food
    Byron1211
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Better than going to Paris for famous french flavors. We have frequested Paris, after living in Europe and I found Deuxave to be much more flavorful! Our server was an added bonus with his people skills and attententivness. We found the restaurant to be very clean and very nice atmosphere. The group next to us was a little too noisy but there is no control over that. Recommend highly! Bon Appetite :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    me and my gf reAlly had a blast.. Food was awesome.. desserts were out of this world..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    sean
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Deuxave for a dinner. The overall service, food, and environment is just too awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic food; obnoxious waiter
    BackBay
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food and the ambience of the restaurant were wonderful. Our waiter, Wes, however, was pompous and rude and made numerous sexist comments. He also seemed to talk simply to hear his own voice. This is especially unfortunate as we've had fabulous service in the past from a waitress named Victoria. We will absolutely return, but request to NOT be seated in Wes's section.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    DinnerOut
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very attentive to the note I wrote in Open Table--letting them know my husbands 40th. Very personable service, lovely atmosphere, and food was the highlight!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a Special Occasion!
    WindtrystVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I invited our son and his wife to celebrate his birthday. We're all "foodies," so we traditionally seek out a fine restaurant in Boston for the occasion. (My wife and I drove up from Maryland.) Having read that Deuxave was considered one of Boston's best, we decided to give it a try, and we weren't let down. We knew that the meal, with drinks, would be a bit on the pricey side, but the quality of the food, and especially its eye-popping presentation, made our choice of restaurant worth its tab. Two of us ordered the lamb entree and two of us ordered the halibut entree; all four of us were more than pleased with these two delicious options. We're already dreaming of returning to Deuxave a year hence.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for special occasion
    KathleenVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sitting outside on the patio reminded us of Paris. Great setting, fabulous service, and a delicious meal. Our waiter John was professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Great night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best IMHO
    Steak4everVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Another spectacular 3-course dinner at the bar. Food is phenomenal and prices are very reasonable for city standards. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff is professional and knowledgeable. Looking forward to my next dinner at Deuxave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Exerience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I tried this restaurant for the first time last week and were not disappointed. The food was well prepared and delicious, our wait staff was very attentive and helpful with recommendations that were spot on. The table set-up was such that although busy our table was quiet and comfortable to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine French
    Ajb1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A fine French meal. All fresh ingredients. A wonderful farm to table concept. A elegant atmospher
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Deuxave is our favorite restaurant in Boston. Very creative menu, romantic ambience and always welcoming. Wes is superb and it is always great to see him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    1234VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Menu was overpriced for food that was just OK. We ordered appetizers, entrees and dessert - nothing was terrible but nothing was remarkable either. Waiter was a bit pretentious but support wait staff were attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We are from germany and had dinner with the familiy during our US East Coast vacation trip. Very inspired and creative food, serious wine list and very attentative service. Nice setting and no Problem to prepare some simple noodles with butter for my youngest daughter, who is a bit picky with food. A great experience and a welcome variation from steaks and lobster.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    mewill05
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant for special occasions. The food is amazing, the staff is friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    BobN
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Was there for my wife 's birthday. First table was not quite adequate for us. Moved us to a more suitable location with no issues. Waitstaff was great, waiter didn't steer us wrong , food was absolutely phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious fresh food
    ChaniganVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went to Deuxave for our anniversary. It was a perfect meal: fresh ingredients, smaller portion but lots of flavor. The foie gras was out of the world and just a nice piece to satisfy the indulgence without guilt. We both had fish/seafood as entree and were cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our evening was most enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was expertly prepared. The staff from the moment we arrived at the valet service through our departure was exceptional. The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. A great evening for the three of us!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth it!
    Table42
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    A perfect romantic dinner for two on the terrasse. The service is friendly and attentive. I had the beef carpacio and tartare, followed by the fruits de mer. My fiancé had the duck paté and the chicken. The food was some of the best we have had in a long time. The terasse is a bit Noisy, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay, expected more
    JCY888
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Given the reviews, I had expected more. For an upscale restaurant, good service was expected and they did not disappoint. But the food was merely okay. Everything seemed a little too salty. Portions were somewhat minimalistic. The restaurant was okay, but expected more for the price and the quality of the reviews.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Once again we were treated like royalty with impeccable service and outstanding food! The staff at Deuxave was superb! The cocktails, lobster gnocchi, beet salad, sirloin, halibut, pasta bolognese topped off by the Rocky Road dessert were all outstanding! Not a morsel left on our plates! Looking forward to returning soon! Thank you to all at Deuxave for all you do!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Once again, an amazing meal
    JadoreDeuxaveVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have yet to encounter a bad plate or server at Deuxave. We always start with a bottle of Rosé and per usual the duck confit, it's a must! The restaurant stigma amongst servers of "it's not my table" is not the case for Deaxave, the management and team is clearly working well together and it shows in your experience. Each server knows the menu extremely well, to the point of knowing the exact location of a wine on their wine list. Our server was Shaine and he was fabulous! Not once did a feel there was a step of service missing. This is not my first time at Deuxave, this is my first review, but it will not be my last visit or positive feedback from this backbay gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best night of our life
    Andrew
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I went to Deuxave to celebrate our wedding anniversary! We were more the amazed by the ambiance, the food and most of all the service!!! Wow!! They went the extra mile to help us celebrate that milestone of ours by bringing us some a little sparkle for starters and a special desert. Our waiter Dominic was maybe the best waiter I have seen in my entire life! Such an outstanding young man!! The food was out of this world! My wife had the duck confit and the "bolognaise", I had the gnocchi and the "assiete de fruits de mer" we are pretty picky eaters (we are French) but the meal was FLAWLESS!! We will recommend that restaurant in a heartbeat! This is for sure our new favourite place in Boston!! Congratulations to all the team!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    muffinbakerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    What a splendid surprise to find another outstanding dining experience in Back Bay! My wife and I both enjoyed our appetizers and dinner which included well-prepared duck. The French cuisine could not be better from the sweet butter at the outset to the final offering of chocolates. The wine list is varied and extensive and would measure up to any restaurant list in the city. We will not wait until our next wedding anniversary to return to this gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem, superb food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent food and service, enjoyed the wine, starters and entrees!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Atmosphere
    Perry
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent wait staff was very attentive in a pleasant atmosphere for my wife and I to have dinner. The lamb that I had was outstanding, though the French onion soup was nothing special as a first course.
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    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special night in Boston
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Perfect evening for outdoor dining and the food and service were wonderful from first to last. We shared the beet salad and had the duck and lamb as entrees. Service courtesy of Shaine and Don was excellent. So nice to be in Boston for pleasure instead of on business!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent venue for a celebration!
    Leens
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Cannot say enough good things about Deuxave. Great atmosphere, delicious and unique food, superb service.We were fortunate to have same waiter from our last celebration, several months ago, and he remembered us! Looking forward to celebrating more happy occasions there.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • overall wonderful experience!!
    playne
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    we went to Deuxave for my husband's birthday and it was truly incredible! we heard many great things about Chris Coombs and he truly is an asset to Boston for great dining! We had a lovely champagne starter and then moved onto a bottle of Barbera. for apps I had the duck confit and beet salad, he had the lobster gnoccci, all truly delicious and memorable. by then I was stuffed but my husband had a steak for his main course, "seasoned perfectly", he said. the waitstaff was very good, there were a few times where it was hard to understand our gal, she had a thick European accent and she missed an opportunity to up-sell us a half bottle of champagne but overall she was very attentive and friendly. beautiful place, outside dining.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    bradjstkVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Lived up to its #1 ranking!!! Super service, well prepared and presented food and outstanding and reasonbly priced wine list
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Dining Experience
    kspadegalVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I took my husband here for his Birthday and we were absolutely amazed. It was a beautiful evening so we sat outdoors, which has great people watching. The food was phenomenal. And I'm a harsh critic. Each course was exceptional and that is a rare find. Typically a restaurant has a course or two, which are noteworthy; however, Deuxave delivered winning courses each time. I highly recommend the crispy duck and cherry appetizer, which was cooked to perfection. The steak was also a welcome surprise to the usual steakhouse filets around town. We finished the meal with a cheese plate. My husband had the seared foie gras, which was great too, and the fish entree, which didn't blend w my dinner but he is still raving about. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of best of Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My wife and I just had a wonderful dinner. The duck confit and foie gras appetizers were each as good as we've ever had. They were both beautifully prepared, tender and wonderfully flavorful. The lamb and halibut entrees were both excellent but not exceptional in their composition or taste. My dessert was Chocolate Raspberry Royale. It may well be the best dessert I've ever had. The combination of the different chocolate textures and intensities accompanied by fresh raspberries and raspberry ganache was extraordinary. The dollop of a coconut sorbet which was more like a gelato added a perfect counterpoint. All in all I would rate Deuxave as comparable to Clio, better than L'espalier and not quite as good as Menton.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haute cuisine on Comm Ave
    Katems
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Who would have thought you'd find haute cuisine on the corner of Mass and Comm Ave? The food was delicious, the menu just big enough, same for the wine list. The only thing missing was a French waiter.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.