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Maximilien Restaurant

#175 of 3,542 Restaurants 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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11:00 am - 9:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Very good brunch!

I have been to Easter brunch for the last several years. Our service has always been very good, the food very good and the view is outstanding. I know there are several reviews where people had problems but that has never happened to me. I enjoy going here for regular lunches as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Tom O
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Bellevue, Washington
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I have been to Easter brunch for the last several years. Our service has always been very good, the food very good and the view is outstanding. I know there are several reviews where people had problems but that has never happened to me. I enjoy going here for regular lunches as well.

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North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Maximilien is tucked away in Pike Market--a little bit of France in Seattle--with a lovely view of Puget Sound. The wait staff is French, the menu is French and the food is wonderful. I had moules et frites-- which were wonderful. My husband had salmon--which was also wonderful. We sat overlooking Puget sound enjoying our gourmet lunch--and as we left... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We did not expect to find a French restaurant at Pike Market. We were even more surprised to find such a good French restaurant. We were a party of six. We all loved our lunch choices. Maximilien's is worth a visit for the food as well as the view.

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Algarve, Portugal
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

French restaurant with Belgian fries vieuw over the sound nice peaOple good food parking a bit difficult

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Best French restaurant in the area, as I was served by a waiter with a nice French accent, had the best food ! Go there if you have the chance !

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London
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and service. We ordered two different types of Moules and both tasted fresh and well flavoured. I would recommend a table upstairs as the view was better and less crowded than downstairs. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Pike place area.

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Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We went there both for lunch and dinner. I love their mussels for lunch. I enjoyed cassoulet for dinner the other night and it was a big dish. My son loved duck leg confit and my husband enjoyed beef tenderloin. All the dishes were wonderful and red house wine was fantastic. We brought our French friend to here some time... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Maximilian has the best steamed mussels, and some of the finest French cuisine in Seattle. Great service, delicious food and breathtaking views from indoor or outside terrace make this restaurant a must destination for Seattle visitors.

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Seattle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Maximillian is a great, non-touristy experience in Pike Place Market. It isn’t easy to find as there isn’t abundant signage, but this only adds to the charm. You step into a French brasserie type restaurant with an incredible view of the water, ferries, and the “Seattle Wheel”. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable meal enjoyed at a leisurely pace. If you can... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Ventured in on somewhat of a boys' trip to Seattle from Vancouver and I was curious to know whether the excellent lunch I recalled from a few years ago carried through over the years and into dinner. It did! You would expect a restaurant with a name like this and a classic French menu in Seattle (a wonderful city, but... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?