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Maximilien Restaurant

81 Pike St, Ste a, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 682-7270
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Ranked #203 of 3,508 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $100
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pike Street and 1st Avenue
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English first
Seattle
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Tokyo, Japan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

When you are at Pike Place Market and need that view and drink, Maximilien's is the place; a perfect view of the bay and the Ferries, drinks that are real and food that is delish. Their Happy Hour is the best deal in the city. Start with a French 75 and work towards their house wines by the bottle. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

To start, we sat at the bar for a couple of coctails while amiable bartender David worked his magic. His methods and presentation are amazing. No spoiler alerts, just go, watch and enjoy! Dinner and service was excellent, and the view over Elliott Bay makes it a special evening. My onion soup starter was relatively average, but more than made... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I ate at Maximilien in October and can say that the view, escargot and wine were really good. Today, Sat. Dec 13, 2014, I went back with my boyfriend for a late lunch. It was 3:40pm. And, we were told the only seats available were on the 2nd floor. We went up, found only 2 tables occupied and about 6... More 

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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stopped in between lunch and dinner, so it was limited to a bistro menu. No worries. We enjoyed our soup and coffee and the view.

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British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A beautiful view, delicious food, great prices. We had the stacked beet salad and the stuffed peppers and my husband said that he has rarely had better food that didn't have meat in it! Highly recommend. Also the $3 bottles of French beer were great.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I wish there was an option to select between "Average" and "Very good." It was better than average, but I wouldn't say it was very good. It was good, period. The views are what makes it worth a visit. It's a nice spot to escape the crowds of the market and grab a glass or two of wine and a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A wonderful french restaurant by the Pike Place Market. Not a place you stumble on - you have to know it exists to find it. the service is great, the happy hour prices are amazing. you get a lot of small plates to share as a couple or with a group of friends. I love the Oysters, the escargot, the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We travel to Seattle once a year to stay with family and really look forward to having lunch at Maximilien's. This year was not as good as previous years which was a shame. We were three adults and a well behaved 3 year old. The service was poor and slow - we had to ask for bread whilst other tables... 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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