Deuxave Restaurant & Bar is one of Boston’s favorite hidden gems, located on the corner of Massachusetts and Commonwealth avenues. The “deux” part of the restaurant’s name is a nod to the intersection of the two famous streets. Deuxave (pronounced “doo-ave”) is frequented by the city’s top chefs, who come for the French-American nouveau cuisine from executive chef Christopher Coombs.

The menu changes seasonally, so expect fresh dishes. Starters can include a summery heirloom watermelon salad with braised pork belly, cucumber, watermelon radish and a grilled scallion compote, or wintry nine-hour French onion soup topped with a bone marrow crouton and a layer of Comté. For the main course, you can order the cast-iron-roasted New York strip that comes plated with a croquette stuffed with potato and goat cheese, and baby carrots and mushrooms in a garlic soubise sauce. Or try the striped bass with crispy polenta, sweet corn and snap peas.

The French restaurant’s bar is a popular gathering spot, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights. Diners come here for an aperitif while locals visit for after-work cocktails. The bartenders are known for classic pours, so go early and order a sidecar or Manhattan.

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