Deuxave

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French
Owner Brian Piccini and Chef/Owner 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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving in style this year. Join us from 12pm to 8pm for an incredible 3 course, $99 menu. A credit card is required to hold the reservation and there will be a cancellation fee of $49.50 per person for cancellations on or after Tue 11/26/19.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate the New Year at Deuxave with a 4-course menu by Chefs Chris Coombs and Adrienne Wright for $169 per person! This will be the only menu available this evening. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. Any changes or cancellations starting on 12/29/19 will result in a $85 per person charge.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food was unbelievable. They’re known for the duck and I know why, really good. Best we’ve had. It was my wife’s birthday and I wanted it to be special for her. The manager stepped up and had my wife’s special bottle of champagne they don’t carry waiting at our table per my request. It was a great experience.

L
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Deuxave. But don't get the tortellini with truffles. $54 for 4 tortellini -- and although their were big sheets of truffle, it really was not aromatic at all. Very disappointing. Our main courses -- the lamb and the duck -- were outstanding, however. We had some wines by the glass -- very nicely matched to our meals, and quite reasonably priced considering the rest of the prices! Desserts were good, but not extraordinary. The service was exceptional. So -- nice place for a splurge, stay away from the truffles, and enjoy!

H
New England
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Deuxave to celebrate special occasions. It’s just that type of place for a quiet and super-quality meal with great service and a friendly atmosphere. It’s a bit pricey but that’s what special occasions are for! We’ll definitely be going back for the next celebration!

c
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. Food is always consistently good and wine selections are outstanding. For wines they have a book of full bottles and a page or two of half bottles with age.

GS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Deuxave is one of those restaurants that aims higher and misses, so it becomes just another, not memorable, pricey restaurant. It isn't that they don't try hard, it's just that it feels like they are so popular that they've settled.

GM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, especially the pasta with white truffles. Now my favorite new French cuisine in Boston.

NF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic meal and wonderful experience! We were celebrating our anniversary with our service-puppy-in-training in tow and they could not have been more welcoming.

MS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Deuxave was definitely a mixed experience, and a bit disorienting, given that the combination of food quality, service, ambiance, and value all felt out of sync. It felt a bit like the restaurant is trying to be something it simply is not. The service is probably the best part of the experience. The waiter definitely knew the menu very well, was very attentive, and had a very formal manner. Yet to have all that going for him and then present us with a strange combination of plates from "Chef" (not "the chef" lol) that didn't match in terms of taste, value and description was bizarre. The duck entree was chewy and unflavorful. The salad was a strange array of a few greens and crispy things. The chicken entree was delicious, yet strangely arranged on only one side of the plate. I guess this was supposed to be artistic, but it made us laugh given all the incongruities. The ambience was nice, but odd, too. A row of more modern tables squished into the back wall, preceded by larger round tables with huge living room like chairs. I think this restaurant needs to rethink its overall concept if it is to survive long term. Until it does, I don't recommend going.

VW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Great spirit selection, and not overpriced. Entrees are delicious and filling, despite the price. Small selection, but each dish has clearly been highly refined. 9/10 would definitely recommend.

JW
New England
77 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Deuxave is exquisite - amazingly wonderful food, excellent service, quiet and appealing decor. We have been here many times and it is always a treat. Outstanding, highly recommend.

LF
New England
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Some items were outstanding and some were somewhat bland. I would give this 4.5 stars.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Will our server was attentive

DW
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good, innovative dishes. Their pasta dishes are cooked perfectly. Never had a bad meal there.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Wine list is extensive and very reasonably priced for the area. Bar service was very attentive, though, unfortunately I forget the name of the bartender, but she was great. Will be back soon!

d
New England
127 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place to go for four gras and duck breast in Boston. If you are not into either, there are plenty of other tasty options.

a
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great, but pricey! The duck was outstanding, probably the best we have had and prepared to perfection. The scallop plate was excellent, with unusual ingredients that made it quite special.

PR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

What a disappointing night. So many things did not live up to my prior visits. I had invited friends to “my favorite restaurant” and had to apologize. The food, as usual was well thought out and beautifully presented. The dining room was not the calm atmosphere as in other visits. It was loud (lots of spills and broken glasses) and the staff seemed disorganized. At our table of five, we had two people delivering the courses. Not ONE was presented to the right person. We all had to hand around the dishes to the appropriate places. We had to request water refills and then the water never arrived. We shared water by the end. Cocktails and wines were ordered and took a very, very long time to arrive (the bar was busy, but this should be taken into account when staffing).
After years of praise and recommendations for Deuxave, I will not recommend again.

b
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Felt rushed and the service staff, not the actual server, needed more training, surprising for an expensive restaurant.
The food was excellent and unique

MA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They nailed the food -- perfectly cooked and seasoned steak and chicken. Service was attentive, and when we told them we needed to leave in a hurry to make the symphony they brought the check before I could even get my wallet out. I will certainly be back!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Food was amazing as usual, Andrew our server was fantastic!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambience! Thank you to all of the servers who made our dining experience outstanding! Next time we visit Boston we will be sure to come back to Deuxave!

HD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant- service is always fantastic & is extremely attentive to allergies & dietary restrictions!

S
New England
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We brought two friends from London to your restaurant. We were all excited to order the Mass striped Bass. We were told they ran out of it. Then we ordered 2 chickens for the ladies , one duck and one filet. Then we were told there was only one chicken. We ordered Wichita wine. Then we were told our wine was not available and we had to choose another wine. Our friends eat kosher style so no shellfish or pork. We were disappointed in Deuxave Sun night Oct 13 We have eaten at Deuxave many times. We were highly disappointed in our Oct 13 dinner

BF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Deuxave. Used to live in the city and dine there frequently, it now that we’re in the ‘burbs, it’s been over a year since we had been back. We were a bit anxious that it might not live up to our old expectations, but it didn’t disappoint. We did the chef’s tasting and one supplement of foie gras, which was amazing. Portion sizes were great. We left there full, but not stuffed. We had a table by the bar and it was loud, but not overly so. Our waiter, Darren, was also behind the bar and was very attentive to our needs. The rib eye was awesome and so was the chicken. Both cooked sous vide. Seared scallops were cooked perfectly and delish. Even the dessert, which was a cheese dish was fantastic. They also gave us some great wines to pair. It’s a little pricey, but well worth it. Highly recommend!!

J
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 will do the tasting menu again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Average service at best, one of 4 dishes was above average(lamb), very much rushed us to get us out and they knew it was our anniversary. Overrated as an experience.

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

3 people with 4 starters and 2 main courses. I would say lobster with Gnocchi, duck confit and foie gras were very good. I had high expectations on the Onion Soup, but I am not quite sure if it is normal to taste bitterness in the soup. May be over burned. I would not recommend the soup.
As for the main course, we had Lamb Loin and Ribeye. When both dishes brought on the table, the smell for both dishes is very similar. The eggplant in the lamb dish is undercooked. As for Ribeye, nothing remarkable. I am positive the kitchen can do better than what is served to us in the future.

As for the staff, well trained, well mannered, and knowledgable about the food and paid proper attention to each table. This is a great place for romantic dinner or date night dinner if your focus is not on the food.

T
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

A good tasting menu—one that succeeds in coherence—is able to conjure the diner to another place and time: perhaps a villa in Tuscany, a hamlet in Provence. Deuxave’s relocated us to the global nihilism of international business class, and the well presented but ultimately flavorless concoctions this entails. Food this bland may actually be something of a treat at 30,000ft but is profoundly disappointing back on Earth. The tasting menu started with a nondescript amuse-Bouche, and then to some rather tasteless charcuterie—we’ve had better from Eataly—lazily draped over a seemingly undressed salad. To follow, scallions with some paste. Deuxave loves pastes. The following two dishes were admittedly better: a raviolo (we learned the singular for this word at this meal!) with an egg yolk on the inside, and then a small but delicious cut of Ribeye accompanied by some other paste. Great chefs know that the typical diner remembers the last course more clearly and so a good dessert can make up for a lot. Deuxave alas has not learned this and presented us with a dry slice of Focaccia, around 4”x1”, topped with two slices of brie and three berries mounted—I think philatelists prefer the word ‘fixed’—atop and held in place by jam. I have rushed together some basic hors d'oeuvres in my time, but I think I would have hesitated to serve this to guests at my home. For $109, the tasting menu presented a profound disappointment. The ambience didn’t help; we were stuffed in a small section at the back between two mirrors with remarkably uncomfortable seats and stark lighting. Several other guests were offered seats in this section and asked to move, and I wish we’d done that ourselves. Perhaps the only redeeming feature of this restaurant was the service, which was friendly and reasonably attentive throughout. As we left, the host asked us “how was your meal?” Not wishing to burst her bubble, we smiled and walked into the bleak and rainy fall evening that so complemented Deuxave.

GG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was a amazing! The food , the service and the ambiance ❤️

R
London
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding dinner experience.

PD
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience; food was creative, well prepared, well presented and fabulous. Service was excellent; servers were extremely knowledgable, considerate of our dining pace and very helpful with the menu selection and helpful with the wine choices; they were there when I needed them, not there when I didn't There was no rush to "turn the table", the pace of the meal was perfect and the food was one of the best I've had in Boston. I dine out quite a bit and Deuxave is one of the best in the city.

KS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily, the manager, was so knowledge, friendly and helpful! I’ve never encountered a restaurant employee that was so good that i’ve decided to hire her a way when i open my own place. hehe. give that women a raise!!

D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service and very nice food presentation. The “Happy Anniversary” written on our dessert plate was a special touch.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decent value, excellent service. Phenomenal drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very nice restaurant! The food was delicious and the wait staff wonderful!!

VR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many thanks to everyone at Deuxave for making our 18th anniversary extra special. It was a pleasant surprise to receive glasses of Blanc de Blanc upon sitting & we were very impressed with the sommelier’s wine picks for us. The food, service and ambiance was perfect. A wonderful dining experience!

BF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Had the Spiced Long Island Duck Breast, which was good, but not as tasty as the one on the summer menu. Also ordered the Charred Corn & Ricotta Triangoli. Only the Triangoli was tasty. Everything else that accompanied this dish was rather bland.

E
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best French onion soup I've ever had. The food and cocktails were delicious, the ambiance was very pleasant, and the service was phenomenal.

B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful and the food was excellent. Waiter was very helpful with the wine pairing.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, the service was impeccable, food outstanding, and wine beyond grand! I will definitely be back!

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