Deuxave

4.7
3139 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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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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I was forced to wait 40 minutes to be seated for a 9:15 reservation that was secured with a credit card. I had no problem with providing a credit card to secure a reservation, however, given that I did, I had an expectation to be seated at or around the reservation time. I wouldn’t recommend the restaurant. The service was poor and the food was good. It’s really a shame how the reservation experience caused a poor review and lots of word of mouth to avoid the restaurant...

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San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our server was professional and very friendly.

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DP
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was enjoyable, carpaccio and tar tar were great. I had the tuna and octopus, and enjoyed those. Server was attentive and polite.

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AF
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Excellent attention to my allergy needs. Delicious high-end food. I get duck breast or duck confit in French restaurants whenever it's available, and theirs is mouth-watering. Great wine list, and very helpful in selecting wines also.

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S
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth every penny. Definitely coming back here.

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

Everything was excellent from the staff to the food. No complaints.

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

Excellent choice for a romantic dinner, and definitely a place where you can explore finer Cuisine and excellent wine pairings

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

Thank you for another wonderful dinner! Sam's service was outstanding, and the food and wine were superb.

One suggestion: For those of us with Celiac's, the only dessert we are ever offered is sorbet. After dealing with this for 15 years while dining out, I don't think I'll ever eat sorbet again. A few simple suggestions:
- Gluten/dairy free biscotti (Glutinetto makes nice ones that store well) dipped in dark chocolate are wonderful with a dessert wine.
- Meringues with fresh fruit or Pavlovas made with lemon curd filling are also wonderful.
- Finally - a flourless chocolate cake made with butter and no other dairy with a raspberry sauce would also be wonderful and these are options that your other diners will also enjoy!

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful evening here celebrating an anniversary. Ambiance of the restaurant was cozy and elegant. Waiter was very knowledgable of all menus and recommended some incredible dishes. For starters we had the beef duo of carpaccio and tartare. This was my absolute favorite. Also the duck confit; the crispiness was perfect and the mango and chili sauce was delish. For entrees we got the steak and chicken. Both did not disappoint. The drink I ordered called Bubble Bath was so yummy. Perfect mix of gin, lemon, lavender, and bubbles. Would recommend this place and everything we both tried!

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is good. But too salty in general. The service is very nice is the table. The wait time is a little long even though we have reservations. The food is very creative overall. The desserts are very nice.

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New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day at Deuxave was well worth the money.

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s
Seattle
140 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited Deauxave on Valentine’s Day, which was coincidental because we were visiting Boston from out of town and were just looking for a good restaurant. They served a prix fixe menu with various options. The service was remarkably efficient and friendly give how busy the evening was. The caviar supplement was superb! The venison was excellent: perfectly prepared and not gamy as it sometimes can be. The desserts were also very good. We tried the wine pairings, which were often obscure but interesting. A little pricy, but it was a holiday.

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CE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the prix fixe with wine pairing. Sublime! Great for a special night (or any night).

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New England
50 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

if you haven’t been in a while you will find some new and exciting twists in the menu.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very perfect tasting menu and pairing.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Service extremely slow even though the restaurant is pretty empty.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, and food was amazing from start to finish.

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L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deuxave is a real gem of a restaurant! Great modern French cuisine, but without the pretentiousness one might find in other establishments. Dishes are clean, balanced and delicious.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! The food, service, staff, and atmosphere were all absolutely perfect! Great place for a date!

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JV
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was personal and warm. Food was served at a good pace and we never felt rushed. Food was good. The foie gras was exceptional.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early to enjoy a drink at the bar (and warm up from the cold outdoors). Our server was very friendly and informative and a somm was available and walking around to help with wine - of which they have a great selection.

We shared two appetizers, the duck confit and the foie - both very well prepared. We then had the venison loin (best venison I have ever had) and scallops that came with octopus which was also elegantly prepared and tasty. And of course it was hard to pass the duck fat cooked fries though we did not need them.

One of our favorite places though price wise it’s definitely more of a special treat if you want to do it right!

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very slow and inattentive service. Food was mediocre.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding! We will absolutely be back!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Took too long to get our food ....

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and people are very kind.
Inside of this restaurant was wonderful.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance, attentive staff. The food was a bit less than what I expected, but not bad. I would go again.

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SG
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

overpriced, food very average, pretentious service, water glass empty most of night.

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DD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff here tries hard to please and succeeded with me. A team of folks cared for us with just the right touch. Excellent wine pairing suggestions from our waiter.
Our appetizers were the stars of the night. The French onion soup was rich and had a great unctuous feel of long simmered bones. Beef carpaccio was the best dish of the night. Everything was on that plate was there for a purpose and it worked from the pickle to the egg yolk.
Only 1 of our 2 main courses lived up to heights of the apps.
Scallops octopus and olives was perfectly cooked and tasted great.
The chicken dish was surprisingly bland considering long list of ingredients. That dish needs to be reworked.
Chocolate soufflé had great flavor and texture.
The staff made this a wonderful dining experience and I can’t wait to return.

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New England
112 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another AWESOME meal at Deuxave! Sea bass outstanding, sirloin tender and delicious!! Cheese plate superb! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!!

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The bar was set high, the reviews great, the prices quite high, and so our expectations were also set high. I'm only taking a full star off my review as our waiter (Matt, according to the receipt) started out great, but for some reason sort of dropped us just before dessert. At a fine dining restaurant, one should not be spending time looking around the dining room for the waiter or assistance with closed menus as many people walked by, and kept looking at our table but did nothing.

We were dining to celebrate my wife's birthday, and the restaurant did a very nice job of discreetly determining whose birthday it was, and our waiter impressively greeted her, we felt like we were off to a very nice evening of fine dining. Overall the food was very good, some dishes great. The 9 hour french onion soup was very good, I only wished perhaps it had a bit more onion in the bowl, but the broth was rich and satisfying. One of our friends enjoyed the three cheese Faro for dinner, and it was perhaps the best dish at the table, over the duck, tagliatelle (both very good) and sea bass (average at best). I found my dish, the sea bass, to be the weakest. While the piece of fish was beautifully presented, it lacked flavor and had a dry exterior and interior, something I was not expecting from sea bass. I did not eat very much of it.

Leading into dessert we noticed a little bit of slowdown on our service, and a a long and awkward delay for our dessert order to be taken. When our server finally did arrive back to the dining room, he seemed a bit ruffled, and gruffly asked what we wanted. It was a complete 180 from the way our dinner was progressing thus far, and not at all what we expected from a restaurant of this caliber.

Certainly not enough to ruin our meal, but enough to scratch your head and ask, what happened? Based on the other reviews, I have to think this was just a fluke, and perhaps our waiter had issues with another table or the kitchen, but that is when some other

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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v
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific and presentation outstanding

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was superb in flavor & presentation, the ambience relaxing & impressive, & the location easily accessible & in the heart of things.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

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CD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I live in New Hampshire, and always take a mid-winter trip to Boston. One of the things that makes our get-away special is dining at Deuxave. This time was no exception. The food was remarkably creative and flavorful, the service was excellent, and, as always, there were the special little touches- the complimentary mini appetizer and bite of dessert. My husband LOVES the chocolate souffle and hopes they NEVER take it off the menu!

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JD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavorful dishes with excellent service. Great choice for a special occasion.

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BF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Luckily when we adjusted our reservation from 4 to 6 they could accommodate us in the bar area. Disappointed because a few of our guests ordered an entrée that was no longer available at 8 o’clock on a Saturday night. Restaurant did make up for it by Offering us not only a free bottle of wine, but upgraded our other bottle at the same price of the bottle we ordered. They are always good that way.

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M
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding from our server Eric to the food, wine, ambiance. Just fantastic!

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AW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! Service was excellent! Good scene! Pricey but worth it!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. It’s always a wonderful experience at this place., it’s never disappointing.

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