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Deuxave or Towne?

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I'm meeting a friend who's in town on business and is staying at the Hotel Commonwealth. We want to check out the cocktail program at Clio and then have dinner at one of the new spots nearby (he's been to Eastern Standard many times, and we don't want to spend the money to actually eat at Clio).

I realize both Towne and Deuxave are pretty new, but has anyone been to both? Which is off to a stronger start?

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  1. FYI- Towne was slammed last Friday night... line down the sidewalk, etc. If that's not the kind of thing you're looking for I'd go elsewhere. However, it does seem to be the "it" spot right now.

    You may also want to look into Back Bay Social Club which was a little more subdued than Towne. Can't comment on food at any of these but interested in what others have to say.

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    1. re: Beachowolfe

      Back Bay Social Club isn't going to have as good food as either of those two.

      1. re: cbcpapa

        how would you rank the three of them?

        1. re: Beachowolfe

          For food, Towne first then a pretty big drop to Deux then another two stories down for BBSC.

          Penny
          http://www.bostonzest.com/

    2. We've tried both and would say Towne.

      Penny
      http://www.bostonzest.com/

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      1. re: BostonZest

        I would definitely say Deuxave. Both are cool though, just very different styles.

        1. re: JanineB

          Ended up at Deuxave with a Friday 9 pm reservation. The various hostesses seemed a little flustered (the place was packed) but friendly and we were seated by 9:10. From then on, it was smooth sailing. Loved the Okinawa yam in the halibut dish. The bar served up a terrific vieux carre, and our server was able to list all of the ingredients without a second thought. Also loved the bread service (fresh out of the oven, served with tongs).

          1. re: robwat36

            Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

            I would have gone with Deuxave over Towne anyhow.