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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Celebrate the start of a new year at Deuxave. Join us for a Four-Course dinner for $159 per person designed by Chef Chris Coombs. This will be the only menu available this evening

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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

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (76)
Special Occasion (72)
Romantic (67)
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Good for Anniversaries (64)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Creative Cuisine (60)
Notable Wine List (44)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Business Meals (27)
Authentic (24)
Tasting Menu (23)
Cozy (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Hot Spot (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Fun (10)
People Watching (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Exceeded my expectations on every level
Bravo!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great, best tuna I ever had. Our cocktails at the bar was a great experience.
Excellent wine list. We enjoyed a great bottle of wine with dinner. But when I got my bill I questioned one of the charges which was not ours, the waitresses responce was not very nice and for no reason. The charge was not ours. Oh well, at least the food was excellent! One of Bostons best Resturants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Superb food and presentation. Would garner at least one star in the Michelin Guide. Sommelier extremely knowledgeable and service was first class. I highly recommend Deuxave to those who are demanding in food quality and presentation.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

Server was perfect and professional

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service. Romantic setting. Delicious food! What’s not to love?

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The ambience was wonderful. The food was superb and the staff was very helpful and friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was spectacular! Just a great overall experience!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous dinner in a beautiful setting complete with fireplace. Service was excellent. Will definitely return.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I had planned a wonderful evening for my wife’s birthday. It was a surprise dinner at a cute restaurant, Deuxave, decorated with elegant white lights that she happened to walk by on her commute back home. I was so excited to take her there. The restaurant confirmed the reservation the night before and was told of our “aversion” to pork. I put aversion in quotes because it is something my wife has never eaten in her life, and I unwitteningly ate a bite of once in third grade. It is part of our religious beliefs, and a belief we wish to honor and respect. Every restaurant we have ever been to in our lives has taken note and courtesy not to serve us pork (I grew up in South Carolina, and that’s a feat). Now, that aversion is confirmed once again when we ordered the tasting menu. One of the dishes contained “hamhocks,” something I had never heard of. I assumed it was a vegetable, as we had already told the restaurant twice no pork. After taking a bite, I realized that this was no recognizable vegetable. I alerted the waiter, who then summoned the assistant manager. He told us that they take this very seriously and apologized. Fine. The waiter said the drinks will be taken care of. I assumed that meant in addition to the meal. At the end, I was presented with the bill. I never wanted to make a scene, as it was my wife’s birthday. But I was shocked that I found myself calculating the tip. Again, this is something that we have never really eaten, and every restaurant we had ever been to was able to adhere to our request, even when told once. This meal should have been taken care of. We both felt sick the next day with severe gastrointestinal symptoms. We called again to air our grievances, and the assistant manager said he would be mailing us a gift certificate, equal to the amount of the meal. While I had no plans of returning to a restaurant that did not respect our food restrictions, the drinks and ambiance were excellent so perhaps we will use it on that. Unimpressed!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Went to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. Service, food, ambience all met or exceeded expectations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Deuxave is a beautiful setting in an old row house. The food is inventive and the service is excellent - not at all stuffy. We liked the duck entree and the chicken was delish!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Went for my one year Anniversary with my girlfriend and Deuxave more than fit for the occasion. The atmosphere is intimate and exudes class. The service is attentive but not over the top- a perfect balance. Most importantly, the food itself was done to perfection. We had the Lobster Gnocchi, French Onion Soup, Spice Crusted Tuna, and Halibut dishes, as well as a side of fries. All were fantastic, and the Halibut was without a doubt the best either of us have ever had. Really glad we picked Deuxave for our celebration!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We walked into a warm and welcoming hostess...were seated promptly. Our waitress was wonderful...very attentive without hovering. The other members of the team that took care of our table were very respectful as well. Martini was one of the best we have tasted. The meal presentations were artistically arranged. The food itself was better than good but not fabulous.
Would give it one more shot and certainly order something different.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great, very attentive staff and delicious, well-cooked food = will return

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always great. Duck, foie gras and Creme Brûlée made to perfection. Wines are brilliant - something for everyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dinner with our niece

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great ambiance. Attentive staff. Trying to upsell the truffle as soon as we sat down was annoying. The worst onion soup I’ve ever had and one would think a restaurant claiming to be French would have this down. Thin watery beef bouillon with a sour taste. Disappointed. The pork chop had a faux smoked taste as if it were treated with liquid smoke. Gummy gnocchi which again was an upsell from the appetizer portion for $42!! Lovely place and terrific service but the food really needs improvement.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I think the food was very good but my husband thought that the portions were very small . The service was excellent. The cocktails very good . We did not really love the dessert. The coffee was very good . The ambience and view awesome . The lighting just right :)

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great tasting menu! Had a great date with my wife here. She had the vegetarian tasting menu and I had the regular one. Both tasty and creative. We also enjoyed the Take a Hike and Winter Sangria. Great place. Would go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was terrific. We said in our reservation we were celebrating our anniversary, which the hostess noted when we arrived, and once seated we were presented with complimentary glasses of prosecco. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. The starter (two slices of house-made mortadella) was ordinary. The first course - halibut- was worth the price of the entire meal. The short ribs were almost as spectacular. The pork was very nice, but by then we were sated. We had the supplemental cheese plate - don’t bother one piece of Vermont blue on a fruit base. The dessert was NOT memorable. The wines were nice but not remarkable. We will return for the halibut and the general excellence of the experience but won’t do the tasting menu again.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Still one of my favourite Boston restaurants; thank you for another fun evening.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Probably the most bang for the buck french restaurant in town. The food is absolutely amazing. The quality is without doubt top tier. The handling of the food ingredients is definitely worth 4-5 dollar sign rating. If you want better you probably need to pay a lot more at like Troquet.
The best part is the dessert! Unbelievably complex with very simple ingredients.

Otherwise, wine is over priced as per usual.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great French cuisine and perfect ambiance. Servers were attentive and made good recommendations for wine pairing. Our meal was adjusted for allergies and didn't feel like we missed out. Looking forward to returning soon. Much better than L'espalier.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Birthday dinner for my girlfriend. Food was amazing, all 3 courses: appetizer, entree and dinner. Wine selections were great. Can’t say enough about the service, everyone was attentive and perfectly on point. We’d definitely go back again.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

There were six of us for dinner. Service was good although a waiter brought us food that was meant for another table. The restaurant is very expensive but really not that "special". Food was good but not over the top. Parking is non existent so you really need to use the valet service--another cost.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was Thanksgiving and you could see that the staff was busting their butts to meet everyone's expectations. My husband enjoyed the turducken. It just was a longish wait for the food after we got seated. The truffle mac and cheese was delicious though the portion seemed a bit skimpy but overall good food and wine. We like this restaurant and know that holidays and special occasions are hard.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We arrived early for our Thanksgiving reservation and were told the restaurant was running about 10 minutes behind. Some 30 minutes after the scheduled time we were directed to a high-top in the bar area crowded with other waiting parties, despite having a reservation for the dining room. We declined and were seated properly 40 minutes after the scheduled time. Service was not swift but I cannot blame the staff as they seemed overwhelmed. Still, couldn't you at least toss us a few rolls right away after our long wait? The food itself was good and plentiful, but all three courses were served to the wrong person. A side of cranberry sauce was delivered to our table but did not seem associated with either main. Over-all this was not an experience I would want to repeat.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food was fantastic. However....My reservation was for a high top table. I was contacted by the restaurant prior to my dinner to 'warn' me that I had selected a high top table. I was told it was adjacent to the bar overlooking the patio. I was not told that the bar is also where everyone would be standing and waiting for their table in the main dining room. My table was surrounded by people waiting. At one point someone who was waiting sat on the bench next to my table. Conversation was at times difficult. This would have been fine if I were at a bar having burgers and beer, but it was not acceptable for this type of restaurant. There should have been some way to restrict waiting patrons.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our family Thanksgiving dinner at Deuxave. The prix fixe menu was outstanding; the truffled mac & cheese side was a huge hit with the table. In fact, we ordered a second. And we had three of the four entrees (turkey; short rib; turduken). All were home runs.

Oh... and the wine menu is exceptional. We had a fantastic Bordeaux. Again, times two.

We were seated on time and our table service was flawless. The sole service exception was the bartender. She was curt and dismissive and very obviously was disinclined to be working on the holiday. I am certain that most days, she is much better... otherwise, she would not have that job.

I definitely will return for a "regular" dinner!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

DeuxAve is a special restaurant with a NYC upscale ambiance , very professional staff and fabulous food -

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Would have given four & a half stars if half stars were available. Have been before & will go again. This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is very, very good, though not inexpensive. Duck confit appetizer to die for. Entrance is a little tight and confining for handicapped people who may be wheelchair bound. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 19, 2017

All outstanding.....

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Halibut special was creative and outstanding. We were seated at a good location near fireplace. Excellent service and a most pleasant experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I need to start with the fact that I don’t often give reviews but this experience was review worthy. We came for my boyfriends birthday. I booked on open table and let them know ahead of time the occasion. They greeted us with champagne while waiting for our table (completely unexpected and appreciated... who doesn’t like a surprise?) The food was incredible. We ordered the lobster gnocchi, fois gras and beef tartare and waygu carpaccio. They were all excellent. Every order came out the way it should. It was paced perfectly even though they asked for the entire order at once. The wait staff is amazing. There was always someone cleaning our table, refilling our wine or water, changing out silverware or asking how our food was. We also ordered the pork and the duck for main course. Both were also excellent. My SO says it’s the best Duck he ever had. For desert we had creme brûlée which of course like the entire meal was also amazing. They put a candle on the plate which was a very nice gesture and much appreciated. The Restaurant fulfilled every expectation I had. We will be back. The prices are extremely reasonable too. We had an amazing night. Thank you to everyone at Deuxave who made tonight memorable. We will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Deuxave is our replacement for the now no longer open, Hamersley's Bistro. The food is easily on a par with what Gordon was doing, or would be doing now, which is not faint praise. Wines have been chosen with care and fairly priced. The food is always delicious, beautifully presented and served hot with correct intervals between courses. There is no extensive wait nor are we ever rushed. Their staff across the board are invariably excellent. We feel they are serving the best food in Boston and is our favorite restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A great meal, excellent service, creative modern French Cuisine

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Boston. Food, service and ambience all outstanding!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food and even better service

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Deuxave is the best French/American restaurant in Boston. Great wine list. Great service. Best duck breast anywhere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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