Deuxave

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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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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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BF
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 will do the tasting menu again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

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
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

R
London
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an outstanding dinner experience.

PD
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Decent value, excellent service. Phenomenal drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Food is so delicious. Price is not so bad

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Had a drink at the bar and then ate outside. Only complaint was a loud couple at the bar who knew everyone. They live next door apparently. Nothing you could do about it but the bartenders made a fuss over them. Noise level indoors very loud. Had a fabulous meal outdoors. A perfect evening. We will return for sure. Two young women sitting beside us outside dropping f bombs. What’s wrong with folks these days?

OT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brioche rolls and butter (both house made) were perfect - with a subtle sprinkle of salt on the bread. Our shared appetizer of duck pate was outstanding - perhaps the silkiest I've ever had. My duck breast was delicious, as was my husband's lamb loin. The only weak spot in the menu was the peaches & cream dessert. The goat cheese cheesecake mousse sounded delicious but it had just too much salt for my taste. This disappointment was relieved when an amuse-sized dessert arrived to close the meal - it was perfect, so we ended our meal on a very posited note! We will definitely return.

AS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very prompt and courteous. The food was very tasty and thoughtfully prepared. I must say that the deserts were almost too creative for my personal preferences but the desert itself was very well crafted. An excellent restaurant for a special occasion or for just a very good meal.

c
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bolognese and scallops were delicious for our entrees. The French onion soup wasn't very good.

NC
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience overall.
Will return again soon.

M
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside couldn’t ask for a more beautiful night. The food was scrumptious. Loved the duck and duck fries. Fish was wonderful. Ended with doughnut dessert. Quite a treat for an out of Townes. Go!

SR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband for dinner on his birthday, the staff was very professional and friendly. They took prépare everything as requested, I was not expecting that level of professionalism.
Our server was very nice, the food was tasty( the sea scallops are to die for) also the desert was amazing.
Will definitely go back again and soon!
Thank you Deuxave for making his birthday special!! We also got complementary desert and drink form the staff and wishing him a happy birthday !! Thank you all again

OT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The food was disappointing.

LA
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Excellent service. Would highly recommend!!!!

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was inventive and delicious. Our server was kind and knowledgable about the food and the wines.
Our only suggestion would be to consider a larger portion for the dessert if you are going to stick with the $16 price point. The peaches and cream was great, but literally, 2 mouthfuls. More peaches and sorbet would have been just perfect. Beautiful restaurant and staff

CG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Saturday night tasting menu was delicous and appropriately sized. A great place for a special occasion.

GD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our meal was overall delicious. The foie gras was scrumptious and the duck breast and tagliatelle dishes were simply yummy. Service was professional and engaged. Only weak link, and surprisingly so, was the non-descript uninteresting bread. A surprising lost opportunity, with so much great bread now being baked in Boston.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This restaurant used to be one of my favorite. Changed up the style of cooking. Seems to have way too much nutmeg and or allspice. Not the restaurant that I knew. Very disappointed.

Service in staff were excellent

SV
New England
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and ambiance. Being vegetarian, it was not too great in terms of options but the chef did a great job of dishes for our palate. That's the only reason for four stars, in sure most other folks would have a marvellous time here.

M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Wedding Anniversary

EM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The main course took forever to come from the kitchen.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We got the tasting menu - so I get it that we are at the mercy of the chef for what we get but don’t send us home hungry for 105$/pp! Pieces of thin raw fish, one scallop, a small piece of duck and a bite of meat? - no sides. Our dinner was over 700$ with drinks and I ate cheez it’s when I got home. Bummer. The service was good, water was always full and friendly people.

RL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was disappointed after a previously outstanding dinner several months ago. The food was still good but the service was not very attentive and we got stuck in the tight corner of a nearly empty restaurant.

SO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in Boston. Anytime someone comes to visit me or my parents are in town, I take them to Deuxave. I get the Lobster Gnocchi as a starter every time.

JT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at upscale french restaurants in both NYC as well as Walt Disney World; my a narrow margin, Deuxave is better. That should be enough to convince one to try...

E
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

for the second time eating at this restaurant we had a poor experience. We were seated in a corner table and felt ignored by our waiter all evening. The restaurant was already out of a basic entrée (chicken) at 7:30 pm. Once we made alternative choices, our main courses took over an hour to come, with no apologies or even heads-up warnings from the wait staff. We had to ask where our meals were. Although the "manager of the night" came over to apologize, it was less heart felt than it could have been, and no accomodations on the very expensive bill were made. Overall, this is the second time we have felt that the service was poor. The waiter is supposed to be the communication between the diner and the kitchen, but ours was missing in action, mentally and physically. Will not be dining here again soon.

KB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and incredibly knowledgable service. Outside patio very scenic!

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