Deuxave

4.7
4118 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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  • Chef's 5-course Valentine's Day Tasting Menu

    $249.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Celebrate your love with an exquisite 5 course tasting menu by Chef Chris Coombs. This is the only menu available on Valentine's Day

Safety precautions

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
What 4118 people are saying
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Csol
New England
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Beware that they charge $7 for still water (no way to get tap) and for bread, which should be included for a restaurant of this caliber.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and the bartender were both great. The food and drinks were excellent!

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vipGabrielleH
New England
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice ambiance for a romantic date night. We enjoyed the focaccia bread, the duck confit appetizer, and tagliatelle and cod for entrees. Had a delicious bottle of Nebbiolo.

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vipandream
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Waiter was excellent, attentive wo being obtrusive. Food was excellent! Felt very safe as all the tables are well spaced out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect atmosphere. Knowledgeable staff. That fire place and decor were so great.

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Great service! Celebrated my anniversary here and it made our night!

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vipFangliC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! One of the best meals we had recently!

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JohnW
Montana
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal. Wonderful atmosphere. Very good service. Highly recommend. Best meal I’ve had in years.

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Dania
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The service was good but they food was not that good. It does not worth that much money.

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Happyeats
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was elegant and cozy, the food was all a sensory delight and the service was attentive and thoughtful. I highly recommend Deauxave for your next special occasion!

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DanC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality of food & service, have been there few times , highly recommend this place

ME
vipMichaelE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently among the best restaurants in Boston along every dimension. The menu is particularly creative- we try different dishes every time we go, and are delighted each time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most amazing dinner ever!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s

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GSEJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambience.

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Conquistador
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The price of food is not worth the value. The environment is beautiful, the food is nothing extraordinary, however.

Paid $400.oo of a simple meal for 2 with a bottle of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with the family, food was excellent, service was attentive, pleasant and polite.

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vipFoodie
New England
59 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food at Deuxave is always amazing - and that hasn't changed I'm the years we've been dining there regularly. So that's the main thing.

There are a few things about Deuxave these days that make for a less than ideal dining experience, though, and that have made me start to question whether it's worth the price tag. First, there's the constant the nickel-and-diming: there's no bread service unless you order the focaccia (which is the only bread choice, and I don't care for focaccia). And if you want water at all, you're required to pay for it. They *only* serve bottled still and stop sparkling water now, and you can't ask for tap water. So we paid (undisclosed until the check arrived) $7 for a bottle of spring water that I didn't want. And of course, there is always the push to upcharge every dish with truffles, which just makes me nuts. Then there was the fact that with every course, the person who brought the food to the table wasn't our server and didn't know who had ordered what. When I'm paying $30 to $50 for an entree, I expect it to be delivered directly to the right person with a flourish, not have somebody standing there saying, now who ordered the duck? Oh and of course, the "kitchen charge," which is small (1.5%, I think), and perfectly reasonable, but should be clearly disclosed up front on the menu.

I haven't fully soured on Deuxave, but honestly, if I can't order tap water next time I go, I probably won't be back. It's not a good experience at a high-end restaurant to feel like they're so desperate for every buck in my pocket that they charge for water. Next thing you know, they'll be charging for the coat check, and the bathroom will have a coin slot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Perfectly cooked protein and vegetables
Incredible sauces, great for a special occasion

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SimpleCityDoc
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Outstanding service and ambience, but food not to the same standard (well-prepared and tasty but not outstandingly so), so that the overall values is not great.

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vipDJNAVAL2002
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chocolate soufflé was divine.

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vipDrapeaued
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Friendly greeting, nice table (although we’d like to see tablecloths). Service was top notch- quick, attentive, friendly. Wine sommelier was expert. Wine list is very good. Food was exceptional: Pasta with white truffles, seared fois gras, burrata, strip steak, all perfectly prepared. Desserts came as crème brûlée, chocolate mousse, and mocha sponge cake with tuile. We’ve been before, but it’s never been better.

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KayN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deuxaves is always my go-to restaurant in Boston for special occasions. My husband and I were there for Christmas Eve. The duck entrees we both ordered were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Great salad and a perfectly prepared martini made for a great holiday celebration . Walked home holding hands!!!

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jlys
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My tagliatelle bolognese came out cold and the noodles were too soft. Our waiter gave us focaccia bread without telling us that it would be charged. The bread and butter were delicious but I wish we had a heads up about the cost. Towards the end, our waitress kept rushing us to finish our dessert so that she could hand us our check. I understand that it was Christmas Eve and they all probably wanted to send the customers out but I felt the customer service particularly for this night was a let down, which is shocking because I’ve been here multiple times and have raved about the customer service. Other than that, fantastic ambience, dessert, and wine.

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JenniferU
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy, attentive and personable service. I look forward to visiting again and trying more of the menu!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deuxave was a wonderful restaurant for dinner. We never felt rushed to leave and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance. Food was fantastic! Highly recommend the Duck Pate. All food came out spaced nicely so that we didn't feel we constantly had food put before us; we could enjoy each course. A lovely place for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. You really can’t go wrong here. It’s been around and considered one of the best for a reason. It is very expensive, but if you can afford it, or it’s a special occasion, definitely go.

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vipBostontravelers
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a romantic dinner with your sweetie

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GustavoL
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and food.

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PaulaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond amazing. The service was spectacular. The manager was so attentive to our needs. There was a family in the booth behind my husband with a rambunctious child. She came over to us all on her own and asked us if we'd like to move our seat. Then she asked the family to keep their daughter in their booth. Upon leaving I asked her to take a picture of us in the front lobby and she suggested we go outside for a better backdrop. Just an A+ night all around.

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John
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent, wine prices a touch high, but was able to find something in a reasonable price range, as I no longer can write this off.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and environment were great, yet the dining ware were quite extensively worn and dishes came with “not perfectly clean plates”. It was minor water stain possibly from hang drying, but for the high price tag the dish presentation was expected to be better.

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vipLindaB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special dinner to celebrate Christmas and before going to the Pops. Everything about the experience was exquisite! Warm, cozy, comfortable setting. Outstanding service. The best duck I have ever eaten. I cannot wait to go back. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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ChrisM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deuxave was fantastic. The ambiance is very romantic. We could not have had better service from our waiter, Jay. And the GM introduced himself and made sure that a few special requests I had were fulfilled for my fiancée and I. I'm certain that we will be back some day in the future.

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Wouter
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, especially both of the duck dishes!

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vipSarahK
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, loved the wines by the glass. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the fourth time my family gathered for a special dinner at Deuxave. My husband and I, my brother, best friend and mom love to celebrate birthdays at Deuxave because of the elegant ambiance, magnificent cuisine and stellar cocktails and wine list. My mom has a special bond with Darren who manages the bar - they have a really sweet rapport and Darren goes above and beyond to make her and all of us feel welcome and cared for, which in these pandemic times, is extra meaningful and appreciated. The last time we were able to go to Deuxave was my mom’s 74th birthday in December 2019. We were sad to have to isolate in 2020, and this year, vaccinated and boosted we were thrilled to be back! Thank you to Darren and the talented staff at Deuxave! What an achievement to remain first-rate under still-challenging conditions!

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MaxW
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place to eat. I like the quality and everything about this place. Server is super friendly

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StephenO
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and what a meal, everything was perfect. I had the Bolognese which I loved but even the chicken and duck were sublime. I highly recommend Deuxave!

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vipreesereater
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deuxave never disappoints.
I have eaten here many times and continue to be impressed by the quality of their dishes and the inspired presentation.

FAQs

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

Deuxave is rated 4.7 stars by 4118 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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