Deuxave

4.7
4000 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Tumeg
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

No baguettes for a French/American restaurant (tragedy)! Food was served cold. Server was inattentive!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best, if not THE best, restaurant in Boston. That goes for the food, atmosphere and especially the service!

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vipWayneS
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was beautifully plated and larger portions than typical in high end restaurants. It was noisy, due to a large group seated not far from us. Great wine list, but pricey. Overall, well worth a visit

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SharonK
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered several appetizers and entrees, as well as specialty drinks. Everything was artful and delicious. The steak was not cooked enough and they provided drinks on the house for the one who had to wait extra time. All in all, though, a delightful experience and worth the $$$$.

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PHILIPM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from start to finish. Service was good . Great dinner

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Jessica
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Food was off the charts delicious. Staff were friendly, accommodating, knowledgable, and attentive. We ordered the french onion soup and duck pate to start and both were unbelievably delicious. Their steaks are cooked to perfection. Cocktails were made by the keen eye of their personable bartender and were outstanding as well. Elegant and romantic place to go with significant other for sure. We sat outside and enjoyed the tranquil ambiance adjacent to the hustle and bustle of the street, but inside is cozy and lovely if dining indoors. Pricey, true, but you know that going in and for the quality of everything you experience it is worth the splurge. I'd definitely recommend!

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vipRitagonz
New England
215 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey and not for the faint of wallet. Yet exquisite. Everything is crafted superbly. We indulged in the lobster gnocchi and the veal cheek for dinner. Both are incredibly well prepared to the extent of perfection. The veal cheek was certainly a surprise, not a cut I make at all nor find on menu's. Paired with a creamy yet corn studded polenta, it was really spectacular. My husbands cavatelli was a tad oversalted but we didn't tell the servers who I KNOW would have fixed it immediately. But the duck, served with a "risotto'd" style fregola was plentiful and everything French cuisine. Amazing bartender duo, lovely cheese plate to round the meal, fantastic wine list. It is just the place you want to go to celebrate something special. The Foccaccia was not worth paying an extra $3 for, however.

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RosemarieB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service incredible. The sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always impeccable which is why we always return. This is our favorite restaurant in Boston.

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Dougaeye
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of the dining experience were top notch. Excellent cuisine and service, great ambience and quiet surroundings were pleasurable. Highly recommended.

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JimP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our 25th anniversary! The food, service and ambiance were excellent.

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vipDouglasA
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Bolognaise in the City! Wonderful and attentive service. This is a never disappoint restaurant to dine at. The expanded outdoor patio is lovely!

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JFrench
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if you like modern French cuisine, Deuxave is a fantastic restaurant! The service, food and ambiance was wonderful. During COVID, there was no valet parking so plan ahead if you intend to drive to the city as parking is difficult. High-end restaurant and perfect for a special occasion!

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vipRebeccaM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant painterly plates, flavorful and rich with complex tastes. For a romantic dinner, it's a wonderful choice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super attentive and responsive! They went above and beyond to help us celebrate our special occasion and made it a night to remember!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - impeccable service and food that surpassed expectations. The pork belly and watermelon was intense, but still delicate. The cod was exceptional. Overall I would return when I’m in Boston next.

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enjoyedmydinner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service.

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VictorC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and delicious food, very different from what we are accustomed to. Wine was great, but the cocktails we had at the beginning were not really our favorite, too much going on and too complicated flavors for our taste, although we recognized its high quality ingredients.

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vipArthurC
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Emily, the host/manager to Brian our server, the service was outstanding as was the food.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

For a restaurant of this caliber our visit was disappointing. This was the third time we ate at Deuxave. The first two were very good. This time, however, it was average at best. Our server, was absent a lot. Our reservation was for 3 yet there was only 2 place settings. It was impossible to get any servers attention to get silverware. We had to get up and walk to a station to get a set and this is after the appetizer was served. The food was satisfactory, but wasn’t exemplary. If you’re going to spend higher than average $$$ look elsewhere.

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Britt
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and drink. Would go again for special occasions.

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JenL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, was just like being in France! Thanks so much!

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RonW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great place to have a lovely dinner - has been for several years. Some dishes, like the foie gras, duck confit, and duck breast, are among the best I have ever had and keep me coming back. Great service, great food, great ambience and reasonable prices, including the wine list. Kudos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was just ok. For the money, nothing to write home about.

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Karen
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return experience for me and it lived up to my expectations. My fellow guest diner was a first time attendee and she loved it. I was celebrating my birthday and got lovely treatment and a birthday treat from the restaurant which is always a lovely special touch.

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Catstail
New England
42 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JackiP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. We can’t wait to come back

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DisappointedJoe
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Decent food, but definitely not worth the hype. Our server was snooty and rolled his eyes when we asked questions about the menu. They also forgot to put in an order for the duck, which takes 30 minutes to prepare. The manager was kind enough to give us something else on the house, but we were midway through the meal. We didn't want to wait or make a fuss, so we ended up ordering a quick pasta (Italian at a French restaurant?).

I'm willing to forgive poor service if the food is good. But Deuxave, which aims to provide "impeccable service", misses the mark both on service and on food.

A big meh for me.

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vipAnonymous
New England
220 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to Deuxave since shortly after it opened, and it is as good as it’s ever been (I actually think the food is at its very best lately), even with all the challenges of the pandemic. Darrin took great care of us at the bar, and we love seeing him. Joe, a well-known longtime Back Bay somm is now there (huge win), and he picked out a gorgeous Barolo for us. It was great to see Emily and Chris, both former bartenders, too. When you compare the quality of the experience here to similar places in NYC, it is a real value. For special nights out, this is my go-to, because they consistently crush it. I hope they never change.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Deauxave was fantastic! The service was outstanding and the food was exceptional! The personal touches from the general manager, Joe Corrado, made the whole experience beyond memorable for our anniversary dinner! We couldn’t be more pleased!

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vipAshley
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and cozy date night spot. To start, we had the duck liver pate (real standout - amazingly creamy texture and perfect accompaniments), french onion soup (not bad, but not as rich as I usually like FOS to be), and the summer salad (skippable but not offensive).

We shared the duck breast on virtually everyone's recommendation (other reviewers on various sites + our server). It was delicious but really needed a bit of quality flake salt. I believe I saw another reviewer complain the duck was overly salted, so I assume the chef adjusted based on that. We ended up adding our own salt from the shaker, but would've really knocked it out of the park with a higher quality salt. Two good wines by the glass recommended by the chef (a Nebbiolo was the real standout).

Cheese plate + Sauternes for dessert.

Overall, reasonable value for money, but I'd love to come back and sit outside with a bottle of bubbly and the paté and cheese plate.

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vipPhyllis
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit pricey. Bottled water pushed instead of tap (which is not ecologically sound). The red curly lettuce were gritty in 3 of our salad orders, so not properly washed, which was very unexpected in a restaurant of this caliber. Outdoor ambiance nice. Otherwise, food and beverages delicious and beautifully served.

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vipHarryZimm
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great. Food, service, ambience, wine selection, the whole thing. Ask for Pamela to be your server.

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vipChristineC
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious French food. Wide arrays of wine. Superb service. This is nuts a great place

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Jhnew
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best high end meal we’ve found in Boston - doesn’t try to overly impress with unusual ingredients but is still creative - every dish is well thought out and every bite is delicious!

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FaridaJ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed.
Will go back again.

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StefanieF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best as usual

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Dinner was fantastic. The staff was so friendly. Made for a perfect evening.

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CodyA
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was perfection, yes it is a bit expensive but you get what you pay for beautiful interior courteous staff but the food was magnificent would definitely return for a special occasion I had the duck and a lobster starter. My girlfriend had the cod and shrimp and a duck leg starter. The cocktails were also a very nice touch!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh ingredients, thoughtful preparation and presentation. Something special.

FAQs

Deuxave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 517-5915.

Deuxave is rated 4.7 stars by 4000 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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