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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Leave the Thanksgiving Cooking to Us! Join us for a truly extraordinary meal, without the work. Enjoy Executive Chef Chris Coombs' Thanksgiving Day menu
3 Exquisite Courses, $89 Per Person Optional Wine Pairing $40 Per Person. This will be the only menu available. Open 12pm to 8pm.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (76)
Special Occasion (73)
Romantic (63)
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Fit for Foodies (60)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Creative Cuisine (57)
Notable Wine List (42)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Tasting Menu (25)
Business Meals (25)
Worth the Drive (22)
Cozy (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Authentic (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (8)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Scenic View (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined a day ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

A great meal, excellent service, creative modern French Cuisine

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food and great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Our son booked this place for my husband and my 30th anniversary. It was perfect.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were excellent. Out table was not the best seating we have had, a booth near host station. Overall would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious dinner with NYC quality service and food. A total A+

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and great service !!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent service and food. Portions were small but delicious.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at my express recommendation as I loved the restaurant from when it opened a few years back in my neighborhood. I was disappointed by the food and service. The duck sauce was overwhelming and the service borderline inattentive to our needs. We were not informed that asking for a glass of flat water and another of sparkling water would result in two huge bottles of each then be told that's all they have. My husband was certain that the water was complimentary and of course it wasn't. We are not cheap people (on the contrary) but we like to know what we are going in for. It was not fair. The service felt rushed at times. The goodies plate that came along with the check had a broken tip. We spent a good amount of money but felt disatisfied at the end of our dinner time. I really hope that mgmt takes better care of their offers. Overall we give it a 3/5 for the feutré environment and tasty halibut dish. We would rather spend this amount of money in another high end restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was a nice restaurant with a modern feel. The food was very good quality and tasty but not memorable unfortunately. I hate to say that because I feel it was a good attempt but we've simply had better, more inventive, thought out. We had the tasting menu and thought that parts were really good, the halibut, the steak the soup but the menu didnt seem cohesive. Ambiance was nice but not warm. Service was good but not engaging or especially professional whatsoever as it really should be at a restaurant of this level. Service could have showcased the meal better. Disappointing that for 1 night, we didn't have a memorable amazing dinner in Boston

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

My Husband and I went for our birthdays. The had the tasting menus. Every course was spectacular. We savored every bite. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. Outstanding overall dining experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had made a reservation about 6 weeks prior to last night. When we arrived, our friends were seated at a table in the bar area. They were told that a table would not be available in the dining room for at least 30 minutes, despite our having a reservation. The hostess offered us free champagne, which was fine although none of us really wanted it, and said she would keep an eye out for an open table. Nobody ever offered us the option to move. The service in the bar area was extremely slow and at times it was so loud that we couldn't hear the person sitting next to us. My chair kept getting bumped by people standing at the bar. Although the food was delicious, the service was quite disappointing. We were frustrated at having had a reservation and not being able to sit in the dining room.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lovely spot, we sat in the dining room and had wine and small plates. Everything was excellent, the carpaccio was a star. For dessert, the Pistachio Napoleon was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The wait staff need more training. The first courses were delivered to the wrong person. More portantly tell them MEVER to clear plates while someone is still eating

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a wonderful meal celebrating our anniversary. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Loved the ambiance. Will return soon!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food and wait staff attentive but not bothersome. The menu has unbelievable selection with good portion size. The chef is amazing. Creative and delicious dishes. The perfect romantic spot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Deuxave offered a delicious menu and extensive wine list. The gorgeous lighting and romantic ambiance made it the perfect place to celebrate my significant other's birthday! Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding, even if a bit overpriced, French/fusion food. Creative, flavorful, and a great wine list to go with it.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Deuxave was a sparking surprise, and hands down the best dining experience I've had in Boston in quite some time. This restaurant is perfection, from the moment you enter, and througout the evening. Its bar is cozy and worthy of a dining location, but we had a booth facing the street, which was nice and supported conversation. Our server, Chantel, was attentive and exceptionally knowledgeable of the menu, giving us some great tips. Entrees are reasonably priced and of superior quality. The wine list is divine. The place deserves your business!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. This is one of my go to places for a foodie business dinner. The atmosphere is quiet enough to have a conversation.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 25, 2017

If you are in Boston and you want high-end French foid served by friendly, professional staff in unpretentious but comfortable surroundings then this is your place! Do not leave befor dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great place!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The duck is the best in town! I have eaten it at several of the top restaurants. It takes 40 min. to prepare, but it is well worth the wait.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Absolutely stunning food. Possibly the best food in Boston. Great wine list and perfect atmosphere. Pricy for sure, but quality food.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I had been wanting to dine at Deuxave for years now and finally booked my reservation...my expectations were more than exceeded thanks to the incredible service and the world class cuisine. Chef Chris Coombs' dishes were perfect...the chicken was the most succulent chicken I've ever tasted in my entire life, and I've been cooking since I was 13. I've never been big on dessert, but Pastry Chef Shaun Velez has changed that. His stand alone creme brûlée was the perfect combination of sweet and savory...and the roasted pistachio ice cream on the pistachio dish was to die for! Highly recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lovely and efficient wait staff and bartender.
Nice wine selection.
BUT warned them about allergies on line and by phone weeks in advance - and was told the chef would work with it for this special event dinner. Few options provided for serious allergy folks at the dinner and disappointing because of that. One of the party with allergies ended up in emergency that night with stomach issues. Very unfortunate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious cocktails and comprehensive wine list. We both had the French onion soup to start which was fabulous, for main courses my friend had the duck which she said was delicious and I had the tagliatelle which was lovely.
Great atmosphere, attentive service, all in all we had an excellent evening at Deuxave and would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful meal. Having been told that we would be celebrating our anniversary, the restaurant went all out on congratulating us, including complimentary champagne! We ate on the patio, taking advantage of the unseasonably warm October weather. It was very pleasant, but it means I can't speak to the ambience or noise level inside. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Service was not good. Server had a dismissive attitude.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Quality food, beautifully presented with great service and ambiance. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

With a reservation we had to wait an hour.There were three of us and one had major dietary restrictions so two of us wanted the tasting menu. We were told the chef would have to approve. Even after we said that we didn't mind food coming out at different times for the person who did not have the tasting menu we still had to have a manger check with the chef. We had the tasting menu and most of it was clearly prepared much earlier. The duck skin was soft and not crispy. Another dish had potatoes that were not properly cooked. For everything we had heard about this restaurant it was indeed a disappointment.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Le restaurant n'est pas trop bruyant , ideal pour converser. La nourriture et le service sont excellents. Ils ont pu accomoder un member de notre famille qui a un regime special pour des raisons medicales.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We booked this restaurant well in advance for a special occasion, having heard good things about it. The hostess put us in a section where we were stuffed in like sardines, despite 20% of the restaurant being empty. It took 30 minutes to put in our drink order, and when they arrived they weren't what we had ordered. We had two appetizers, one of which was very good, the other was "ok". Same with the entrees, one was good, the other was bland. With so many great restaurants in Boston, it's hard to imagine going back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Dinner was just OK. I got the scallops and there were only 4 very small scallops on the plate--not even the big bay scallops. I was left a little hungry and disappointed overall in that dish. My date ordered the chicken based on our servers recommendation. Again, the chicken was just OK. Not what I was hoping for a restaurant with such great reviews.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Starters and the French onion soup were surprisingly good. The two main courses are not really exceptional but stand out overall. The spiced duck breast hits your taste bud with several levels of flavors. The crust on the duck breast was really tasteful. Desserts were amazing too. I strongly recommend the pistachio Napoleon for it is one of the best pistachio flavored anything I've had.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Super slow service! Food was meh, nothing special. Overrated

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