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Maximilien Restaurant

#194 of 3,096 Restaurants in Seattle
#234 of 3,623 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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81 Pike St, Ste a, Seattle, WA 98101 (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
(206) 682-7270
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 119
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  • 92
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very French and elegant at Pikes Market

We stopped in here for a drink before heading back to Tacoma after shopping at Pike's Market. Wish we could have stayed for dinner,as the menu looked great and the food delicious. The atmosphere is the best part, sit on the outdoor patio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
MO2cats
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Fairview, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Seattle
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here many times and always enjoy the food and ambiance. If parking at the Market weren't such a pain we'd be here a lot more. As it is, we often bring out of town guests for a treat. The view always wows them. I recommend early brunch on weekends. Not super-busy and just the right dishes, well... More 

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Fairview, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here for a drink before heading back to Tacoma after shopping at Pike's Market. Wish we could have stayed for dinner,as the menu looked great and the food delicious. The atmosphere is the best part, sit on the outdoor patio.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It truly is all about the view at this place. I have been going to Maximilian's for the past 30+ years and I love this place for it's sweeping view of Puget Sound complete with W. Seattle, the jumbo ferries crossing the water and the layers of mountain ranges. I did not eat there and haven't for the past 20... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Speedy service, lovely setting on terrace, nice food and a pleasant relaxing atmosphere - food seemed average.

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Burbank, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great service right on Pikes Market. We had their lunch special sandwich it was delicious. Super nice waiter. It is not in the main square you will have to walk into Pike's Market to find it. Menu outside so you can decide if you think it is too costly. We shared and it was plenty of food.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited Pike Place market and had lunch at Maximilien's. Excellent market salad with salmon and fries. The fries were the best!

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My friend wanted to treat me to a very nice dinner with a view, so he made a reservation here. Our waitress at the Sky City Space Needle restaurant not recommended this, but we thought since she had been there years ago, that we should give it a chance. Our standards are fairly high, having both worked in the business,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My mother-in-law insists that we take her to Maximilien's in the Pike Place Market whenever she comes to Seattle. She loves the steamed mussels with a green salad. We've been visiting this restaurant for years and it has always offered authentic French food, outstanding service in a comfortable setting with beautiful views of Elliot Bay.

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Food was excellent. I'm not a fan of French bistros but admittedly this place had great food that suited everyone. Only thing keeping this from a five star is the over-rated view. Although on the water, view blocked by high retaining wall.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good food and fine views. Really enjoyed lunch overlooking the harbour. Cheese platter was good (not sure why people complained) - it's French size, Europeans don't feel the need to pile the food on! Moules very tasty and enjoyable - washed down with a fine bottle of white wine. The market is pretty crazy but fight through the crowd and... More 

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Additional Information about Maximilien Restaurant

Address: 81 Pike St, Ste a, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: (206) 682-7270
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 100
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Pike St, Ste a, Seattle, WA 98101
    (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 682-7270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 100
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?