Deuxave

4.6
3272 reviews
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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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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

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New England
79 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for our wedding anniversary. We were promptly seated at what seemed an especially nice table for 2 with large wingback chairs. Alas, these big comfy chairs aren’t so well suited to eating; we had to sit up on the edges to eat. Nothing came to the table for a bit, but then a friendly waiter greeted us with "welcome back." (Did someone really track that we had eaten there a few years ago?). We ordered drinks, and our meal. We were seated a full 45 minutes before our first course came. My wife loved her foie gras; my burrata was a somewhat odd presentation; it was submerged in "tomato water," something not mentioned on the menu, and making it something of a cold soup. I wouldn’t get it again. Main courses arrived promptly after that, but our waiter forgot that I had suggested we might like a glass of wine with dinner. Indeed, where was our waiter? I asked the server to bring back the wine list; the wines actually arrived when we were a third through our main courses. My wife’s salmon was terrific; it was very lightly cooked, and she couldn’t finish it, even with help from me. My rib-eye steak was cooked perfectly, and it was tasty, but didn’t look the least bit like a rib-eye. It looked like a large cube of sirloin, with little, if any, marbling. We got dessert menus, and then, we lost our waiter again. We had to grab the roving hostess to get him to return to the table. The Dark Chocolate Crèmeux was a memorable dessert. Great chocolate, and lots of different textures. As others have noted, this is not an inexpensive restaurant, and while it had several big pluses, the more-than-occasional lapses in service and presentation weren’t up to this high a price tag.

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S
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Boston and I've been to plenty

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GT
New England
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit at this restaurant and it never failed to deliver an outstanding experience. The restaurant is clearly making an effort to maintain high standards on all fronts, food quality, service and ambiance. The restaurant was very busy on a weekday night. We enjoyed the experience and will return.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy a meal with friends here. Good food, beautiful presentation and exceptional waitstaff

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New England
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always phenomenal — inspired and fresh. Service is friendly and sophisticated. Deuxave is absolutely one of our favorites. Sat outside on a lovely evening!

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BB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was some inattentiveness but was recognized and comped the wine!!!

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FB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Very good food and drinks. Don't miss the duck confit, and ask the Sommelier for a wine pairing for whatever you order. Service is a bit slow, so allow extra time.

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K
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Deuxave provided quality food and great service! It's not as fine dining as you may think, given the way it looks from the outside. It's a great restaurant overall and I would suggest this place for celebrating any special occasion!

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MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice contemporary and sleek design and atmosphere. Premium priced menu that fails to deliver. Food though was relatively bland and uneventful. Pate and foie gras as starters were quite good. The entrees were average and certainly not near the quality of the places that Deuxave sees their competition to be. In short, food was fine but you are much better off spending your time and money at one if the other high end French restaurants in town if you want to be satisfied.

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OT
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Chose to have celebratory dinner - party of 7. Service was attentive, helpful, competent, courteous, accommodating. For the high end dinner, though all was very good to suberb. We had 3 of the duck entrees which I found perfectly prepared altho I though crispy skin was a little over salted. Couscous and roasted carrots on side all delish. Started with the summer salad which looked and tasted excellent. Fresh rolls were scrumptious. We did order a couple of desserts which were all good - Mango creme brulee especially. And then brought to table was a beautiful plate of meringues and truffles a la house. Overall, a very nice meal. Not inexpensive..Actually had trouble finding a bottle of wine priced on earth but did and totally enjoyed a french pinot noir.

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Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Started off as a truly memorable experience. Then for whatever reason, our server failed to bring the third course. 60+ minutes later, we received apologies. “....The food is on the way...”
Check please.
Vrooom. F.

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MH
New England
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to put in a lot of effort to make the restaurant serve the "tasting menu" to 3 out of 6 people in our party. The had a lot of not very convincing excuses about the timing of the serving etc, which we stressed did NOT matter to us at all. Eventually they did accomodate us. But the hassle was totally unnecessary.

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was wonderful food, as usual, but the AC was far too cold, and it took three asks to get it turned down. It was fairly noisy.

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s
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Boston restaurant. Delicious food, great wine, friendly staff. Pretty quiet - great bar, fireplace not too big. Food really special, but still familiar. Great location from the west.Menu is a treat and desserts just as special.

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be warned. You should only visit Deuxave if you are prepared for out of this world food, wine, and service. My favorite restaurant in Boston!

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New England
43 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we had reservations we sat at the bar. We could not have gotten better or more friendly service from Andrew, the bartender. His recommendations were spot on. All three of us started with the salad which was exceptional , nice greens and perfectly dressed. We all continued with the duck which could. To have been better...Excellent service, good drinks, good wine and food that was perfectly prepared. Who could ask for more.

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent. Their hand churned butter was delicious on the warm bread. The crispy duck leg for an appetizer was delicious. Little bit pricey. But worth the treat

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KM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food with outstanding service. we were made to feel very special.

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TH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meals were excellent. The Lamb Loin was delicious as was the Duck Pate appetizer. Service was spot on. The only negative is that the tables are a bit crowded. Noise level was quite acceptable.

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QZ
New England
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food is amazing and the service is excellent. The only exception is someone at the door. We arrived 5 mins earlier before the restaurant opened, and we were looking inside from the window to see if we can enter (it was only 57 degree outside and windy). A guy saw us and came from inside with a cold face, and locked the door from inside without asking any word! Luckily another lady opened the door for us, and after realizing we had reservation there, the guy started smiling....

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b
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way

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s
New England
27 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always consistently delicious food with wonderful service.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the halibut

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JC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top-notch. Elegant. Quiet. Fabulous and unusual cuisine. Excellent service. Pricey, but so worth it. One of the best restaurants in Boston, hands down.

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New England
187 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing and this visit was no exception! Just the right level of service, incredible cuisine and exceptional wine list. What a wonderful asset for the neighborhood and beyond!

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did the tasting menu. could not have been happier with my choice.
While eating this meal I was trying to figure out if it was the best tasting and most masterfully prepared meal I have ever eaten at a public restaurant, anywhere. This food is amazing. the staff exceeds all exceptions. I cannot recommend this place enough.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic restaurant with amazing food! We dined here for our first anniversary and the food and atmosphere made for a wonderful evening.

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GD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Recommended with reservations over noise, precarious service and price.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was lovely but the wait for the food and drink was too long we where sitting a hour and only just got out appetizers and felt just as long between getting drinks. If it wasn't as slow we would of stayed for dessert.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

We were so excited to attend Deuxave and were so very disappointed. It all started when we had been waiting 15 minutes after ordering drinks when the couple next to us sat down. After 5 min they ordered drinks and got bread and very nice ribbon butter. I had to ask our server for bread and he seemed disappointed that it hadn’t arrived. 30 min later someone came over and apologized for the wait for our apps. She said they burnt out toast for the French onion soup and only wanted to send out something perfect (as if it takes more than 1 min to toast some bread in the broiler). Another 45 min later our entrees finally arrive. My wife’s ribeye was absolutely to die for. My halibut was WAY under done and tiny. When we were asked about our meals I said my halibut was underdone and the manager said it’s supposed to be translucent but I could send back if I wanted. Rather than argue the difference between translucent and raw AND wait another 40 for a piece of fish to be plated I said it’s fine. The waiter was pretty good and felt bad as he knew our experience was sub par for those prices. Will not return to this restaurant.

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C
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Alyssa was an efficient and pleasant server, with good recommendations. We shared the lobster and gnocchi starter, which was as amazing as we expected. Not a gnocchi fan, but these were tender and sweet. The deconstructed Tuna Niçoise was excellent. All in all a delicious meal in pleasant surroundings, after a slightly awkward beginning - the hostess tried to seat us at a tiny table for two in the darkest corner of the restaurant, despite the fact that there were many empty tables at the early hour. After our slight protest, we were seated at a beautiful table next to a window. Well worth to make a little fuss!

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came looking for an elegant oasis, for a solo dinner to refresh the spirit -- and got it. Deuxave was fairly busy, but the staff nonetheless brought the courses in a serene, unhurried tempo so I could savor them. Duck-confit starter, and a wonderfully composed entrée centered around halibut (with counterpoint from root vegetables and herbs); as I was taking my time with accompanying half-bottle of Sancerre, an unexpected (and free!) entremets arrived between the duck and the halibut: a wash of herbal coulis mantling an escargot -- pastel bitterness and a dot of rich savor. The physical space also offers elegance and ease.

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B
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a setting! Mass Ave & Comm Ave and the spires of Boston in the distance make for an elegant meal. The duck is great, the lamb somewhat less so. Great carpaccio and pate that is ethereal. A wonderful place for a celebration.

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KW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great meal. We had the Chef’s tasting menu and wine pairing. It was excellent! Our waitress, Sam, made it very special. She is the best and greatly contributes to a wonderful experience. Thanks!

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The duck breast was spectacular. An expensive eat, but worth it for a romantic special occasion

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and beautifully-presented food. Great service. The two-top tables were a bit close together, but that wasn't a bother to us though the two couples around us seemed to want more privacy. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in Boston. Portion sizes were perfect. Each bite was an epicurean delight. From soup to salad to entree to desert,
each course was beautifully prepared and was a party in my mouth. We will return.

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B
New England
58 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Suberb food and service! Only 2 tables for 2 available for us were next to large parties of 8-10. I wish the dining room offered more privacy. Next time I'll request a booth by the window when I make my reservation.

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l
New England
40 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was attentive but not too attentive and the food was fabulous.....highly recommend. The duck was terrific!

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