Deuxave

4.6
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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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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I ate dinner at Deuxave this past Saturday night with my son and my husband. We had made a 8:30PM reservation through Open Table, however they let us come in as walk-ins at 6:30PM instead. We sat at the bar. Our cocktails and our main courses were excellent. My son and I had the Tagliatelle Bolognaise and my husband had the Long Island Duckling. For dessert, we ordered a selection of three cheeses. Two were imported from Europe. Only one was local, from Vermont. The Vermont cheese was fine, however the other two were just not that great. It seems to me that they should all have been local and they should all have been excellent. It was shocking to us that a restaurant that could make such outstanding main courses would offer such a mediocre cheese assortment. They need to work on that.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very delicate,overall it’s a good choice to enjoy dinner. Deuxave has seasonal five-course menu.

SS
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an after Valentines day date night dinner with my wife. This was our 2nd time at Deuxave and it was consistenly outstanding. We really enjoyed and will keep going back for special occasions.

DW
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deuxave does not disappoint. An elegant establishment featuring very well prepared, interesting dishes. We chose the tasting menu this trip and the chef delivered an array of terrific dishes from crab and star fruit to perfectly prepared halibut, duck and beef dishes. The place is pricey but worth it. The server was friendly and well informed about the cuisine. He made excellent wine choices. If you want a sophisticated setting with a memorable menu you cannot go wrong visiting Deuxave.

NL
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Previous meals at Deuxave inspired this return, however, all six of us were disappointed on this visit. Service was VERY slow; requests for "dressing on the side" were ignored; entrees we tepid, not hot. Our plates arrived with beautiful details; taste did not live up to appearance, by a long shot. Sad. Most unlikely to return.

MW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a restaurant to give 5 stars!!
Wait staff were super friendly and attentive. Darren was hilarious and made our night. The view from the high top table by the bar the bar was nice. Best chicken ever. And the hazelnut with guava sorbet was to die for. Will definitely be coming back next time we are in Boston. Top chef quality and AMAZING wine selection!!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We went for a date and the food was ok, nothing what we expected specially for the price paid. Service was veeery slow and not as helpful as would've hoped. Overall it was a very overpriced dinner for a food not tasteful and a bad service.

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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VS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, a very nice experience. We celebrated our anniversary there. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The bartender was funny and entertaining.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing and food was so delicious - we had such a wonderful evening and can’t wait to come back

RL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place ruined our Valentines Day. We made a Valentine's dinner reservation, showed up on time, and was told there'd be a 15-20 min wait for our table. The room was filled with people waiting, and it was clear that lots of people had also made reservations and were told to wait when they arrived.

So we waited by the bar, and it was freezing. Every time someone walked in/out of the restaurant, we caught a gust of cold air. We waited and waited, 15 mins turned into 45. The hostess was polite but seemed annoyed every time we asked for an update.

Finally after an hour, we couldn't take it anymore and left. Our Valentines night was ruined. I wish they had told us the true wait time and/or didn't take on so many reservations they couldn't fulfill.

Seems like this place is trying to be high-end and high volume at the same time...and as a result it's not achieving either very well.

I'm not sure if this is a common experience with this place as I only have one data point, but I felt the need to share that data point so others don't go through the same thing we did.

KL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was terribly bland from first course through to dessert. Service and wine list were both impeccable.

l
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

went on valentines day maybe they couldn't handle volume but service was slow and they were behind. bar was short staffed. food was good- steak was disappointing

AL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Way too many people, wait was too long. We already reserved a table but it took 20 minutes past the reservation time to actually get seated.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been talking about coming here for a long time and finally made the reservation to go. It did not disappoint and was well worth the visit. The food was excellent, I had the venison, my girlfriend had the mushroom ravioli. Both were excellent. Service was fantastic. The wine list was extensive featuring many French wines. Ordered a really nice bottle of wine and the sommelier was great too. I would highly recommend Deauxave.

MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early to beat the crowds and it was well worth it. The food and service were wonderful...they bring out the dishes at a slower pace for a more relaxed meal so don’t plan to get your food in a rush - it’s well worth the wait! We had the duck and venison and they were both top notch; we’ll def come here again!

IZ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite French cuisines in Boston

GP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

If you like overpriced and pretentious food, this place is for you. Also, it is not really a French restaurant, despite it's trying to put foie gras in too many things. I can see someone going there to impress a date or a business client, but not if someone likes good French food.

JP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Deuxave was phenomenal! They were so personable, and acknowledged our celebratory birthday dinner. The food was amazing, will definitely be returning.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here it's incredible. I am from Miami and I always like to come here when I visit my friends.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have been better...

M
New England
101 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

T
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Crazy noisy. Difficult to have a 4 person conversation. Service although very good borders on mildly intrusive especially the attempts to up-sell.

3
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with very experienced and helpful wait staff. Extensive wine list.

BB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Low key and subtle enough to not be overly dramatic but the food & service is all first class and among the best in Boston

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meet my son’s soo to be in-laws

CD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoy dining at Deuxave every time we make the trek from our home in New Hampshire for a city getaway in Boston. We LOVE the attentive service, the delicious food, the 'just right' serving sizes and the quiet venue. We love Deuave!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seasonal menu, well executed, great sea bass!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful! Our second time eating here and everything was delicious and beautifully prepared!

PE
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! Love everything about this place. The food was fantastic, the waitress was excellent, the ambience is beautiful. Really wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday

Vet enjoyable evening

TA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome experience as always. the roasted chicken was out of this world as was the wait staff (Jenna and Andrew) and GM (Alley). c u all soon!

m
New England
64 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table for seven. Many different dishes ordered. Venison and duck were stand outs. Service was attentive.

MG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was attentive and the ambiance was lovely, brought the wrong dessert and finished with Luke warm coffee

UF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was really good as was the wine list. We had salad and a special octopus starter to start and the steak and bolognese for mains. All were outstanding. Service was good. The only down side was that it took about half an hour to get a drink at the bar when we arrived. The barman was awesome and made a mean manhattan but we happened to hit at a particularly busy time and that's an unfortunate way to start the evening.

SF
New England
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was fantastic. Highly recommended.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Will definitely go back. Special octopus app and venison entree were fantastic.

S
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. The food was incredible and the staff members were extremely helpful. It was a very special evening

TI
New York Area
1 review