Food & Drink

Place to Go When Money is No Object

2018 Winner: Deuxave

Photo Credit: Andy Ryan


There was a time when Brahmin-level splurging in the Back Bay assumed a visit to the long-standing L’Espalier. But in its eighth year, Chris Coombs’ fine-dining spot is a more modern neighborhood institution with its own special-night status. Deuxave exudes lavish refinement in its French-American cuisine, award-winning wine program with $3,000 bottles of Burgundy and cultured comportment. No wonder it’s earned a rep as a particularly popular wedding proposal restaurant: It shines like a diamond.


371 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, • (617) 517-5915

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