Deuxave

4.6
3199 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day Lunch or Dinner at Deuxave. A 3 Course Lunch for $79 will be served from 11am to 4pm. A 3 Course Dinner for $99 will be served from 5pm to 8pm. These will be the only menus available. Cancellations within 48 hours will result in a $49 charge per person

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Celebrate Easter Lunch or Dinner at Deuxave. A 3 Course Lunch for $79 will be served from 11am to 4pm. A 3 Course Dinner for $99 will be served from 5pm to 8pm. These will be the only menus available. Cancellations within 48 hours will result in a $49 charge per person

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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KL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came for a birthday dinner and Deuxave's service and quality of food may the night so special and memorable. The duck is truly a dream. The foie gras was divine. The bubble bath cocktail was also a true creative concoction.

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New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The only complain I have is that when told the duck breast would take a half hour, I changed my order to pasta. We still had to wait a half hour for our dinner. The management was nice enough to compensate us however, so we would gladly return. This is the only time we have had a problem there.

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CO
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! The food was outstanding and the patio was so beautiful.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken was the most tender I have ever had. Also highly recommend the carpaccio. Fantastic meal!

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k
Houston
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a very good restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The service was very professional and friendly, the food original and well thought out. The wine list was thorough and offered some good choices.

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i
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

only for special occasion or a way to treat yourself, otherwise you’re loaded !

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m
New England
58 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have the truffle chicken for two. Fantastic.

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E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming and warm place—amazing food—great night! Look forward to returning. Awesome wine list!

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L
New England
42 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Atmosphere needs to be updated. Felt it was dreary. Bathrooms not very clean. Surprised how patrons were dressed down in jeans, sneakers and sweat pants. Almost every table was on their cell phones.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at DeuxAve regularly for special occasions and it never disappoints!!! Excellent on all levels!

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m
New England
48 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We would love to say we had a great dinner. We had a $100 gift certificate from a poor experience the last time that we went to Deuxave and saved it to use for our 35th wedding anniversary celebration as we fully expected that last time was just unfortunate. We had a great waiter and a great table and we were really excited to try the special which was truffled chicken. We voiced a concern to the waiter that lately truffle dishes in other restaurants did not taste much like truffle but he assured us that it was in fact filled with yummy black truffles. The dish was brought to our table for us to look at and then carted away to be carved into two servings. We waited and waited until we finally asked the waiter where it was. It appeared about ten minutes later and had zero truffle smell or taste and it was extemely dry. Sadly we sent it back and ordered soup and a duck dish which was ok not amazing. We are so sad as we always loved going to Deuxave and hope that it improves soon.

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SK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining here. Had a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. Bar service was a bit slow but it’s a nice bar to sit at! Our waitress was professional and knowledgeable and made some great recommendations. The duck entree was excellent and the foi gras melted in your mouth. A great dining experience.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The ambiance was a bit off. Loud and not the best for the romantic feel. The food was okay, not worth the price. Would not return for a special occasion or most likely ever. People were not dressed per dress code and just the loudness, casual dress took away from the unique restaurant experience.

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JM
New England
47 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The dining room is beautifully appointed; very attractive and comfortable and is spotless with high windows looking out over Mass Ave and Commonwealth. The foie gras was exceptional - one of the best I’ve had. Our other dishes were quite good but not off the charts. However, no complaints other than being quite pricey. With cocktails, a bottle of wine; and an appetizer, and dessert (we shared one of each between us, plus our two entrees), you can easily spend over $300/couple. Service is excellent.

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G
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We love deux ave and have dined there many times however they were off their game April 2nd when it took over an hour plus to get our main course. We were very disappointed. The special a truffled roast chicken was dry and not particularly flavorful. Especially disappointing after an infuriatingly LONG Wait...

We should have been warned by the wait staff that it was going to be interminable.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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SD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined at Deuxave alone this evening due to a last minute change of plans in my husband’s travel. I was treated as a whole party from the beginning, given a lovely table with comfortable chairs. Perhaps the fact that I am 8 months pregnant with twins factored into it but if so, I didn’t feel that. The host stand staff were polite and efficient. The bathrooms were lovely and the general ambiance of the restaurant is understated but elegant. I had a passion fruit mocktail with house made vanilla simple. Very nice.

I enjoyed the chef’s tasting menu and just mentioned that I am pregnant but would trust the chef and eat my steak medium rare. All the food was fantastic.

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D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there! Great restaurant. The entire experience was amazing. Will definitely come back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were incredible!

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DO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious and presented very nicely. Quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Efficient and unobtrusive service.

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BB
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal! Everything was stellar!

And the chef owner is not only impressive, but also very philanthropic.

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m
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I have eaten at Toro, Uni, Branch Line and B&G Oyster in the last week. I chose Deuxave to celebrate our son's 18th birthday. The waiter was nervous, didn't know his own menu, dropped and smashed a glass on our table, didn't respond to a request to ensure the champagne was served "really cold".

The truffled salad my wife selected was good. The pork dish I ordered was shockingly bad - cold, dry and presented on a dirty plate, smeared with marks (looked like it was washed in cold water).

I am amazed an establishment like this can survive.

This was memorable for the all the wrong reasons - don't go. Walk over the street and eat at Uni and have an experience that you will relish and remember for good reasons.

I would imagine the leadership is weak at this establishment.

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DM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating an engagement. The wait staff were exceptional. The meals were elegantly served and were delicious. Portions were smaller than expected. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The wine list has its price much more higher (more then 10x) when compared to to other French restaurants, as well as the varietals choice was to small for a “French” restaurant. Too noisy, chairs not comfortable but the food was fantastic.

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m
New England
58 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent new spring menu options. Loved the pork dish and the sole. One of the best upscale locations in boston.

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic food but odd service. Greeted by one server, then another took drink order and filled-in on specials, and a third took the actual food order. The problem is that the third server didn’t know how the prior server presented the specials. So when I had a question, she was unfamiliar with the situation and the second server had to come back to the table.

Would have saved time and confusion if 2nd server simply took the order in the 1st place...

Also light pour at the bar for the after dinner drink. Certainly not worth $16...

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Pittsburgh
46 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. Great food with great ingredient combinations. Loved the pate' and the chicken with rye fettucine. Great job!

The staff was friendly from the hosts (hostess) to the bar and our server. Thanks!

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JU
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent staff, food and service. I was only here for a visit but if I lived in Boston this would be my go to restaurant for dining.

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LK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant with great food and service. Beautiful space!

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SA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food and overall layout. The head server was great, but the other servers (who brought out the food) basically placed it, mumbled what it was, and walked away - not a great experience when you're doing the Chef Tasting menu. Hopefully it was just a couple of servers who need more training.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deuxave has been my favorite restaurant since the first time I’ve dined there. The food is outstanding and the service is always friendly. Thank you so much for a great experience!

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BS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional restaurant! Great service, tasty food, and a lovely atmosphere!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Deaxeve is not a good restaurant for parties of two. All the prime tables are for parties of four or more. We noted on the reservation that we were there for our anniversary. I asked for a nice table. Instead, we were seated at a tiny table in a back corner/alcove. We were seated next to a six person group that was very loud and perhaps intoxicated. We could barely hear one another. We waited about 40 minutes between appetizer and meal. The server apologized for the delay, and normally we wouldn't have minded, but the party beside us made us want to leave.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Warmly welcomed by Emily at the door (also awarded a small flute of champagne to celebrate). Arthur, terrific server took great csre of us: despite relatively new, knowledgeable in menu and preparation, just the right amount of interaction. A beautiful ambiance and lively without shutting down conversation.

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RJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overpriced for the size of the portions, but an engaging and inventive menu.

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J
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Better than I expected. I would place it as one of the top French restaurants in Boston/Cambridge. Our waitress was very professional, but friendly.

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MM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

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g
London
524 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

GREAT bar & bartender. creative menu. solid service in dining room (unspectacular but attentive). food very good overall (great salads, very good chicken entree, bland duck entree & disappointing soufflé), but it should be ‘wow!’ food given how nice the setting & menu are. still, a great evening & we’ll be back.

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p
New England
33 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

I returned to Deuxave last night for the first time in a couple years. It is one of the most chic, elegant, and expensive restaurants in Boston. The food is good, and last night, the service was impeccable. But there comes a time when price exceeds any possible threshold of quality, and this place is over that top. I left the restaurant hungry, and I had bread, salad, an entree, and a few bites of dessert. The biggest offender was a $48 sole entree that I ordered, expecting to have enough to take home. Alas, the piece of fish that arrived was (no kidding) one inch wide by about 6 inches long, and it was sitting on a bed of sauteed cabbage. With it were about 4 pieces of halved cooked new red potato. I figure the dinner came in at about $5 a bite. Sorry, but we are talking about sole-- nothing rare or difficult about that. So until this restaurant comes down off it's pretentious tower, and serves you enough food so that you don't leave hungry after paying $100 a head, I can't recommend it.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent last-minute date night. Perfect combination of elegance and modern. The servers were informed but not pushy. They were even kind enough to warn us that entrees can take up to 45minutes from the kitchen. Will definitely come again

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