Deuxave

4.7
3047 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 517-5915
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Coombs
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Massachusetts Avenue
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Parking details
Valet Parking available for $20 through Prieve Parking Valet.

There is limited street metered parking.

Sunday, free meter and residential parking.
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Public transit
Green Line Hynes Convention center
#1 Bus Stop at Commonwealth Ave
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Entertainment
We do offer 2 semi-private dining areas that accommodate a maximum of 12 guests in each of these alcoves.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with a delightful 4 course dinner for $169 per person, brought to you by Chef/Owner Chris Coombs and Executive Chef Adrienne Wright. This is the only menu available this evening. A Credit Card is required to hold reservation. 48 Hour Cancellation Policy of $84.50 per person.

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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

What 3047 People Are Saying
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New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent beginning with waiter and food was glorious

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Went for our 15 year anniversary and couldn't be happier! It was very special!

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New England
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always it was delicious however, I didn’t recognize any employees.
You must have had a lot of turnover the past few months.

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C
New England
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This exquisitely appointed resaturant is a soothing space for superb food and an exhaustive list of fine wines.

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MB
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

My husband and I have been a few times now and unfortunately this time was disappointing. We were celebrating my birthday and the table was really small and too close to the table next to us - which was a table of four people. One of the diners was VERY loud and rather pretentious. She never stopped talking and she was very impressed with herself and her life - and I unfortunately was subjected to all of it. It was not a romantic birthday dinner.
The food this time was good but not great. I was expecting great because it always has been. Our server was ok - but he disappeared for long stretches of time and we felt a little forgotten about. Again - not what I expected. I'll probably go again but I will be a little hesitant about it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The only word is ok. Everything was alright but pretty underwhelming. Service was pretty relaxed and often seemed inattentive. The food though generally good tried to be over fussy with unnecessary over-complications thus detracting from the better core parts of the dishes. I would not recommend or go back. Although nothing was particularly bad there are a lot of areas for improvement and for a $350 meal for 2 I was pretty unimpressed. I think they have high estimations of their offering but for me totally failed to deliver which was a shame.

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n
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

changed reservation, number of guests and time, 5 times until we showed up and were spoiled to death with the usual incredible selection of wines and the over the top food as usual and special attention to one of my guests with a walker. wish i could remember out waiter who we have admired from previous meals

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. Excellent food. Nice wine list.

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CA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was bland and lackluster. It had the ambiance for pretentious people but did not deliver on the food. I wouldn’t recommend or return.

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LL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my goodness. What a way to spend a birthday dinner (mine). The scallops were so tender and my husband's chicken was so delicious. The service was wonderful. We felt we were the only ones dining with them. Nice.

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A
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So beautiful and elegant and one of the best French meals in the city. Romantic, classic and in the most beautiful neighborhoods in Boston. Outstanding service and knowledgeable and accommodating staff. We waited a little bit to be seated for our reservation and the management took amazing care of us and even treated us to champagne to make up for the delay. Amazing birthday dinner!

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S
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful dining room with wonderful service. The food was so delicious and perfect! Loved it!.

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New England
111 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband treated me to dinner at Deuxave, one of our favorite restaurants, for my birthday. I always hope white truffles are on the menu for my birthday dinner, and, indeed, there were two white truffle special appetizers available that evening. We chose the fettucine over the risotto, splitting one order with 4 grams of truffles shaved over it. Regrettably, these white truffles were nearly flavorless, and the fettucine was barely warm (I think if it had been hotter when the truffles were shaved over it it might have released their aroma and flavor to better advantage). The $69 dish, which we split, was disappointing. Our entrees, however, were very good. We had the halibut and the scallops, both beautifully plated and deliciously prepared. For dessert we split a maple apple, and, as a complimentary birthday treat, our server brought us glasses of late-harvest California Riesling, which paired wonderfully with the tart. Service was very good throughout.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your roasted Duck is a destination dish for me. My Guest who is a foodie said it was the best roast duck he has ever had.

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SH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exquisite food, superb service!
Can't wait to go back!

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J
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

excellent service! The bread was amazing and the lobster gnocchi appetizer was so delicious ! They added a surprise candle to our dessert because it was my partners birthday. Very considerate staff

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m
New England
48 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

casual early evening dinner. saturday. make sure you make a
reservation on saturday. they are busy but we were seated on
time and professionally. we had the pate, scallops and salmon.
all were excellent but the salmon was the standout. great service.

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Thanksgiving Dinner is always a challenge I know for restaurants. Our meal at Deuxave was good but I have a hunch it will be even better next time we come for a "normal" dining experience. Our plates arrived lukewarm (probably due to the fact that the place was packed). The pumpkin-lobster bisque was delicious. The "turducken" merely OK. The turkey was good. Dessert was good too. The service could NOT have been better, from the bartender to our waiter to our servers. We really look forward to returning.

Our only true complaint is that it was frigid and we were in the 1st booth and at the bar and in both locations got blasted with cold air repeatedly. Some heavy curtains at the front door or perhaps a space heater at the entry would have been a huge improvement.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Went for Thankksgiving meal. The food was good but simple fair. The atmosphere was lacking. Table was in an alcove, not great. Felt like you were on a time table.. not relaxing. Had to order dessert with main course. One piece of bread was thrown at you. Waiter was very pleasant but felt like you were on the clock. Would never do a fixed price meal again. Too "canned"!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Deuxave before walking a few blocks to Symphony hall. It is a gem. The wine list is fantastic, the food perfectly prepared. We sat at a high top in the bar and experienced excellent service from the bar tender. Can’t recomnend it enough!

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DS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was awesome, my seared foie gras was so oil and tender, the Wagyu capriccio was also impressive. Entrees was good (NY stripes and Halibut) I like the Chocolate dessert but not the soufflé, soufflés was not professional at all

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly, sophisticated service from the bar to the table.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Service is consistently poor at this restaurant. We have been 4 times and the last 3 times have been mediocre in terms of service. Tonight the pork was so-so and my son’s chocolate ice cream never showed up - the manager said she didn’t know what happened- so we forgot about it. Earlier we were told the sommelier “had left the building” so the waiter asked to help us with the wine list. This was news to the manager when we left who insisted that they had a sommelier on staff all night and wasn’t aware that the sommelier was absent earlier. I want to like this place but the service always disappoints.

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DC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a return visit for us and it was even better than I remembered!!!! Staff , food, ambiance all superb!

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DT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Not quite the excellent dining experience this place used to be. Long time gaps of absentee staff on the floor (how can the entire staff disappear for 10 minutes during the height of dining time?). Food was good but not its former quality. It feels like the restaurant is past its prime. I’m 68 and was probably the youngest diner there.

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AS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had been hearing about Deuxave for months and finally went with my parents to check it out. In a word, the food was Outstanding. We had the chicken, the duck and the halibut - each one so flavorful and had such a delicious medley of flavors. The duck was the standout, it’s clear why they are known for it - it was so tender and had very little fat, a rarity with duck. We lived in France when I was a kid and my parents used to eat duck there all the time - my dad said this was the best he’s ever had. A few of us also had the 9 hour onion soup which we also agreed was the best we’d ever had. The only minor issue, and it was minor, was the service seemed a bit mistimed. Appetizers came before the wine, entrees were coming out without silverware ...this wasn’t all at our table but I noticed it from observing the room. It was a Sunday night so it’s possible they had on a smaller team. Either way, the food more than made up for it and we can’t wait to go back very soon!

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D
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It could not have been more perfect!

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SJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice food. Service was great. We had the chef tasting menu. We did not agree with some of the wine pairings. But the duck was amaaaaaaaazing!

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding every time!

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JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine. Great service. Great food. Good for vegetarian as well.

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RO
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very excellent food - the foie gras was fabulous and the lobster gnocchi was perfect - lobster juicy and flavorful (not the usual case when restaurants add lobster to dishes...). Pricey (especially the wine list, I think), but the service was flawless and attentive! At the end, we shared a creme brulee and they offered an extra one (on the house) when we quietly whined about the size (only three small pieces and we were four). We declined of course, but it was a wonderful gesture.

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PR
Singapore
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is a solid restaurant of the sort I have struggled to find in Boston which
has so many unbelievably awful restaurants (including the worst "Japanese" food ever).

By international standards the food quality could be 1 star michelin.

If I lived in Boston, this would be one of my gotos

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H
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was beautiful and delicious; nothing wowed us but was truly very very good. Staff was polite and attentive, setting beautiful and a lovely place to spend time with our daughters.

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Duck Confit and Mushroom Risotto are must orders. Other items are simply not even in the same ballpark.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service with nice urban streetscape view. Knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff and high quality local ingredients with inventive touches.

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New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a gem of a restaurant and never disappoints. Never had a bad cocktail ( unlike many other restaurants and bars, at Deuxave they never mess up any drink), service is beyond excellent and impeccable. Food is outstanding and I rave about this restaurant to all my acquaintances. Background music is very suitable, pleasant, just the right volume, and appeals to every taste, nice and neutral! Beautiful presentation of food. Service is always excellent.

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E
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My friends and I were very please with the services we received at Deuxave. The waitresses are well mannered, and very friendly as well. I had the feeling the chef put all his heart in what he/ she is doing. My friends and I were commenting on the way the staffs handled each clients. They worked as a team to give their clients a great service. I would definitely go back to deuxave ,and invite friends and family to go there as well. It is a great place for a romantic date night. It is clean, classy and . . .
If you are reading my comment ,yes you 😆 please do yourself a favor and go check Deuxave out. I promise you will not regret it. I do not want to leave and not mention that I appreciate you guys,and i will certainly come back .

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HL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We heard great reviews and booked this reservation for our 3-year anniversary. The service and food were amazing. Absolutely recommended!

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A
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

as always,a great experience.a little expensive,but it is what it is. Thats why I don't go often,its a special only time,maybe once a year.If it was less expensive,probably a lot more.

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