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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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.

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WW
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was far below our expectations. Vegetables tasted like they had been cooked hours earlier rather than to order. Chicken was very dry; steak was under cooked.

OT
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought our group of twenty somethings in for a festive dinner and the service was amazing as was the food. Will definitely go again

C
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very happy with the experience. The menu was varied and different without being pretentious, the scallops were outstanding as was the sauce served with it. The chicken was a bit dry - not as moist as it might have been but certainly acceptable. Ambience and light level were perfect and very comfortable. Our waitress was a bit slow but very pleasant. The noise level was low. We were seated next to a large party and we barely heard them. A definite keeper - will go back,

FF
New England
59 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly, the staff are interested in creating a wonderful dining experience. Fine dining at its best.

RO
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning customer because of the food and service was excellent . The staff on a every busy Holiday did everything possible to satisfy our requests. On my next trip to Boston I intend to enjoy the dinning experience again!

C
New England
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving in a French restaurant is a bit out of the ordinary, but not at Deuxave! Along with the paired wine for each course it was a spectacular meal. My waiter, Bryce, was a big part of my experience. He was knowledgeable about the wines and took time to tell me about them in some detail. My starter, duck confit, was very good and the wine, a pinot champagne was a great fit. Along with all the "fixins" for the turkey were French style green beans (haricot vert) which were perfectly cooked, along with a nice smooth red wine. My dessert, Apple Tatin, was nicely spiced and accompanied by a sweet sauternes. Outstanding!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice staff, excellent service, but as this was my 2nd time in two years, I can now proclaim it to be OVERPRICED!
Yes, despite it’s being a Thanksgiving meal, each of us ordering the $99 three-course dinner with one alcoholic beverage. Both desserts were delicious and had a nice presentation, but each of us found the portions to be SKIMPY!

I don’t know what the day-to-day fare costs, but having paid twice, I don’t plan to return unless the check is on someone else.

GS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very expensive for what you get, service so so
We did not like it

JS
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - the professionalism from Deuxave was first class! Service, food and ambience all perfectly executed from start to finish. Deuxave is a very special restaurant and they make you feel like you are the only ones dining there! Excellent as always and please keep it up! Cheers.

OT
New England
68 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience. Food was very creative, delicious and beautifully presented. French cuisine but not overdone with sauces..perfectly complemented. Fantastic service. Bartender even recreated a drink for my husband that he had there when they first opened, made by a bartender named Francis. Manager came over and told us what Francis was up to. Just a perfect evening with outstanding food, and service I would describe as professional with warmth.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant evening with my significant other

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food - bit salty, though. Good restaurant to go to if you want to impress someone.

R
New England
43 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place -- Great food and great service! We loved our appetizers --the French onion soup and the octopus special.

RB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, first class service, amazing wine list and great food!

D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go yto Birthday restaurant!!! Never disappointed!!!!

KK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Deauave is always the right choice - from casual drinks with a friend at the bar to a special evening out - they do it all seamlessly.

OT
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

In reviewing this menu prior to arriving, i was exceptionally curious what a $19 french onion soup would taste like. Dont waist your time or $19, it was so salty I didnt even care to finish. And at least i was expecting a bowl size and not the cup size served, b uh t then again I would have left more without finishing. The rack of lamb was quite tastey and tender.

G
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Party of 3 last Friday night. Food was VERY good and service was great. Seated promptly at our reserved time. Appetizers: Beef tartare, Duck confit and Duck pate were delish. Mains: Scallops, Tagliatelle
bolognaise and Duck breast were also great. Leftover Tagliatelle was even better the next day. Place was full but bar service (cocktails & wine) was quick.

Only problem was the valet parking: One poor guy was trying to do it all and fell behind, thus long waits.

Definitely going back but OMG, What to have?

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I found the food to be average and unexciting
I have had frozen 1/2 hr onion soup from Cosco that was as good as the”9 hr” version served .

PC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was fine but not fit for a restaurant with such a big reputation. It is much too expensive vis a vis the quality of food. The service was excellent, the space is beautiful and it was very quiet and romantic.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 9, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an incredible experience, such thoughtful and kind waitor

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
79 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
13 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!

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