About Deuxave

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.

371 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Massachusetts Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 517-5915

Website:
http://www.deuxave.com/

Entertainment:
We do offer 2 semi-private dining areas that accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in each of these alcoves.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available for $20 through Prieve Parking Valet.

There is limited street metered parking.

Sunday, free meter and residential parking.

Public Transit:
Green Line Hynes Convention center
#1 Bus Stop at Commonwealth Ave

Executive Chef:
Christopher Coombs

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Wed 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM

Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 9:30PM - 9:45PM

Fri 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM

Sat 10:00PM - 10:45PM

Private Dining

We have two semi-private alcoves that accommodate up to 12 guests in each. We can also host buyout dinners for 30-68 people including room for a reception. We can also accommodate reception only events for up to 100 guests. We are open for dinner service only, 7 days a week.

Deuxave Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Romantic (60)
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Good for a Date (56)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Fit for Foodies (53)
Notable Wine List (46)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Business Meals (28)
Cozy (27)
Authentic (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Tasting Menu (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Hot Spot (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Local Ingredients (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Healthy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Comfort Food (6)
People Watching (6)
Casual (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The staff was all very nice and responsive and the food was great !

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome! Great service and food and ambiance!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were excellent. Enjoyed a wine with help from a pleasant sommelier.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

If you have nothing else, have the onion soup; it’s amazingly good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Very interesting menu. Execution very professional, but sometimes lacks panache and inspiration. Service sometimes overbearing, staff should know when not to interrupt a conversation. The waiter should be attentive enough so as to not stop a joke before the punchline to ask if the food is good.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

The words that could begin to even possibly describe the caliber of this experience do not exist in the English language.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing evening!! Service was best ever! 10+

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was awesome but the seating could be better

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 (Montreal)·Dined 5 days ago

The Valentine's Day menu was incredibly expensive however the food was very mediocre and the portions were tiny. We left disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The four course tasting menu was fantastic! The service spectacular!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

The 5 course valentine menu is 159 dollars. However the daily 5 course is only 99 dollars. The value is real pool.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I went there for Valentine’s Day and the service was amazing. It was beautiful and very elegant place. The atmosphere wasn’t too loud and everything was perfect from beginning to end!

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

we went early for valentines preset menu. just fabulous. venison was the highlight. our sever was attentive and helpful. very nice romantic night.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Disappointed with the selection. Website suggested greater range. Very little options if you were vegetarian. Very little options if sausage or fois gra was not to your liking.

That been said the food we did have was amazing

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

What a wonderful place. Food was delicious as always. Server was very nice and knowledgeable. Love the artistic presentations of everything!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Terrific wine list very good appetizers and main courses dessert however was not up to the rest of the dinner. Our waitress was wonderful and the ambiance was very fine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing meal and the service was impeccable. One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Modern ambience, great presentation, inventive cuisine, attentive service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Me and my family Love Deuxave. The only criticism I would give is to add a couple of new items on the regular menu would be appreciated. We have been going for a few years now for special occasions from Needham and the menu is essentially the same exact menu for a few years now. Maybe a new option has been added in three years. We have eaten every appetizer and main course and they are totally fantastic but it would be nice to add a new dish or two! Is the chef the same as when the menu items were created? I find that hard to believe that a creative chef would not want to mix up the menu a tad over five years even with the continued success the restaurant has experienced with fine cuisine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

excellent service and the food was very good. the menu was limited but very well prepared.
Service was excellent and non intrusive. the best part was the availability of valet parking witch is not mention on their website.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent service! Great food ! Our server , Anthony , was pleasant, helpful and friendly ! We loved the onion soup , steak and duck breast . Manager greeted us as we left and asked about ,Our experience . Overall positive , will return .

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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Not used to French restaurants. It seemed to be little food for much money. But everything was wonderful. We even saw a movie star in the restaurant. So exciting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Absolutely excellent every time, this restaurant does not disappoint!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

My new favorite Boston restaurant. Foie gras was outstanding . Mushroom and truffle tart was also exceptional. I loved the gratis amuse bouches too! So fun!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We had a great time everybody was friendly my first time i enjoyed so much I can not wait to come back Michele was amazing thank you guys I had unforgettable birthday dinner

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food. Very crowded and felt hectic. Staff kind of running around. But the food was great and the wine was delicious as well.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was beyond fabulous! Presentation was top notch. The waitress was not at all friendly but that is my only complaint!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 1, 2018

this was our second dinner here. both have been relaxed, comfortable, nicely paced and everything is absolutely delicious

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food and drinks are excellent, ambience is excellent, service is excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing service for our anniversary dinner! Would definitely come here again

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had dinner at Deuxave on a Sunday night. I had requested a romantic table and the restaurant more than delivered placing us very close to the fireplace - just as I had hoped! The wine is beyond extensive and very good. As a French wine aficionado, I found a many great choices that met my price point. We had a red Cote de Rhone suggested by our waiter that was excellent.

The green salad we split with the 2 minute egg and I wish there were more of it - absolutely sublime! The pepper brioche and fresh "home made" butter was enough to convince a non-gluten to break their habit. I had the Chilean sea bass; it was delicious if not much of it! My partner had the duck which was very nicely prepared and served just as ordered. The chef made some very nice petit four that was served in a most attractive way.

The wait staff was attentive and once we established our order was rotating. The original waiter was excellent, gave a great wine recommendation and you could tell was a real pro. All in all this was a great dinner experience and I would happily return.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We had a lovely birthday meal. The service was fast and attentive, and the food (lobster gnocchi, duck breast and smoked farro) was perfectly cooked.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This most recent visit to Deuxave was not our first nor will it likely be our last. Living up to our now high expectations, the service, the wine (a bottle of Chateau Margaux, Margaux), the appetizers (especially the duck pate), the entrees and dessert were all wonderful. Wish we lived closer so we could partake more often.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall good. Food was excellent, but service was not up to par. Also they did not have the bottle of wine that was recommended by the sommelier. Seating was not optimal. It was a double birthday celebration with 2 couples. I asked for a nice quiet table. They sat us at the first table off the door, right next to where all the servers were passing by. Very noisy, busy and drafty (from the door) Will probably return, but will think twice.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We requested a booth with a view, and in all fairness that is what was offered. Unfourtunately you needed a shoe horn to get in and out. We decided our only choice was the bar.
The AGM was great, Todd. He was truly apologetic, kind, and thoughtful.
The food was the best in Boston! We'll be back with reservations as soon as they open so we can capture a comfortable table.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food and wonderful service

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Chef Coombs and the team provide exceptional cuisine in an inviting space. My Chilean sea bass was prepared perfectly and paired with a truffled salad starter that was frankly food art at its finest with delicately balanced flavors. Servers use the team concept with a lead server and an array of well-trained assistants. Michelle was our lead server and did an excellent job, even though she had to fight her way through challenging, heavy wax seals on the two bottles of wine we ordered. Speaking of wine, the list is exceptional in all categories. Markups are a bit aggressive, but not out of bounds for the quality and service provided. I’ve dined at Deuxave multiple times and have never been anything other than delighted, whether for business dinners or simply for pleasure.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This exceeded our expectations and more! Thank you to Deuxave and our waitress Samantha!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Every aspect - the food, the service, the ambiance —all top notch

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Terrible seating ruined the evening. We were seated at one the side banquette tables, which are closely spaced and made it seem like we were dining with the people on either side. Also, the lighting is harsh and unpleasant in this area - it reminded me of a dimly lit dining hall. The food was good, but not good enough to make up for the lack of ambiance. The tables in the center of the room looked much more appealing, but most of them accommodate larger parties. Most twosomes are forced to sit in the side areas. Service was unfriendly, but efficient. I had a sense that they resented the customers - not just us - the two tables five inches away on either side suffered the same haughty indifference. Our oil candle wouldn't stay lit, so we asked one of the servers to replace it (we desperately needed some light on the table). She tried a few times, but eventually gave up and walked away; meanwhile, a lit candle burned brightly on a unoccupied table nearby. We expected this to be a special night out for my birthday, and it really just fell flat. At the end of the meal, the server actually grabbed my husband's credit card out of his hand before he could place it on the table with the bill. We had the sense that they were happy to see us leave.

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