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“Five star food and service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Deuxave

Deuxave
371 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
+1 617-517-5915
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Ranked #1 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Massachusetts Avenue
Transit: Green Line Hynes Convention center #1 Bus Stop at Commonwealth Ave
Description: Co-Owners Brian Piccini and Executive Chef 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.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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111 reviews 111 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Five star food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

1st time dining at Deuxave a bit hesitant since all the reviews were excellent and didn't want to be disappointed. I was wrong from the moment we entered the ambiance was beautiful, we had some cocktail drinks. The main entrees such as the duo of lamb chops, the tagliatelle, mushroom raviolis,were outstanding. We were so pleased by the service, the quality and amount of food plus the wine selection that we asked to meet the chef. At first I thought he was the the sous chef since he was so young(28yrs) and he told me he was the exec chef, Chris Coombs. Congratulated him and his staff for a memorable experience. It's becoming our favorite restaurant in Boston. Can't wait to go back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Easton, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Sure thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We had 8:15 Saturday night reservations and arrived early for drinks. Street parking is next to impossible and settled for $17 valet parking. Had a drink and approached the hostess around 8:15 who told us two tables were clearing out. Waited another 15 minutes while nobody told us the status and I approached the hostess, who told us that people were done, but just wouldn't leave the seats. Oh well. Another 5 minutes went by and they got us a nice window table after our 20 minute wait.

All of this was well worth it. Two of us ordered duck, which was outstanding, my wife had the bass, which she enjoyed, and can't remember the other dish ordered. I also had the lobster & gnocchi appetizer, which was outstanding, if a bit short on the gnocchi. Others ordered desserts. I didn't. They seemed a bit on the pricey side. But those had, enjoyed. I can't imagine ever going wrong in selecting Deuxave.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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113 restaurant reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Intimate atmosphere and THE Best Cappuccino”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

First time experience while celebrating a special occasion. We made reservations two weeks in advance and could only get early or late seating. That was ok. The dining room is intimate, cozy and quiet, perfect for couples. We were tucked in the back and couldn't enjoy the ambiance and decor, so ask for a table closer to the center or front to enjoy the atmosphere if you like that. Our server was helpful, friendly and personable. The cocktails were unique and good. We tried the onion soup and it was very aromatic and flavorful. Our meals were the duck, a specialty, and the bass. Both presentations were creative and enticing. The sides with each were perfect. Our meals were ample and fabulous. We had no room for dessert but the selections made it hard to pass on it which again were unique creations and mix of flavors. Next time! Definitely have the cappuccino. The best ever. We will try again when the weather is warmer and we can walk around. The location is also fabulous.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Sublime eats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My friend and I came in here for drinks and apps. We were so bummed we had dinner resies elsewhere-this place is amazing. I had a citrus cocktail and my friend had a red wine. Both were delicious and described in incredible detail by the bartender. The bartenders were very personable and gave us some great advice on spots to visit while in town. I had a beet salad and it was unbelievably fresh. It was so beautifully prepared. The kitchen also sent up bread and butter which I am taking the time to mention because it was better than most food I had that weekend. The bread is apparently delivered hot and fresh from a local baker. The butter is from Europe. It was the most sinful combination. Our whole weekend was pre-planned so we couldn't have a full dining experience here but I cannot wait to go back. The service, ambiance and few items we had were unbelievably memorable.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“The BEST restaurant in Boston..Hands down.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Excellent as usual! My boyfriend and I brought another couple to experience Deuxave. It was their first time and they were absolutely thrilled with their dining experience. We requested Don as our server, as he is just the perfect host for your foodie experience. He is always patient, knowledgeable, funny, and spot on with his recommendations of both food and drink. From Jason, the sommelier, the expert chefs, sous chefs, mixologists, to Don, and the other serving staff, it is consistently a 5 star experience. We absolutely adore Deuxave, and it has quickly become one of our absolute favorite dining spots.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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