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Maximilien Restaurant

81 Pike St, Ste a, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 682-7270
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Ranked #258 of 3,431 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: French
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Pike Street and 1st Avenue
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Seattle
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I will never comeback to this place again, I used to go often and like the place but never meet the owner until yesterday , wowww I request to reserve a Window tbl he said couldnt happen then i call back nxt day same request he said can't reserve a window tbl , ok I still went and for my... More

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Ask to sit inside if the patio is crowded. Could not believe we found such a slice of heaven and the food was delicious beyond belief. It's expensive, but anything you order is worth the price, including the bread. After an hour of battling the mob and being overwhelmed by the various odors swirling around Pike's Market, this will bring... More

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east amherst
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There, in the middle of Pike place chaos, is Maximilien's charming French restaurant. We had reservations for lunch, and chose to sit outside and enjoy the water view. Two of us had differently prepared mussels, with excellent bread for soaking up the delicious broth. The other had an authentic and outstanding croque Madame. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we... More

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Seattle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We eat here once in a while with visiting out-of-town friends, and I'm wondering why I don't make the effort to come more frequently when I am downtown. Parking, I guess. The service was pleasant, each lunch entree for 4 of us was perfect. We all had the lunch specials, 3 courses/$25 and were satisfied and then some. I resent... More

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Coincidently we had dinner at 3 nice restaurants last week with Maximilian's being the first. (Matt's in the Market & Purple-Bellevue)". Good comparison - The overall experience at at Maximilian was the best. All three had unique ambience and good food. The pricing varied dramatically with Purple being the best value (price), but service and the food was best at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a beautiful meal on the water in the middle of Pike Street Market. What a find!!!! Lovely meal, great service and beautiful view....what more could you want! Really enjoyed the charm and yummy french wine. A great place to slow down and enjoy a wonderful meal.

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Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

True, this place is a bit of a hole in the wall, but what a wonderful hole at that! In fact, being in a somewhat remote corner of the market makes for the advantage of it not being a tourist magnet... The waterfront view is first class and overall the setting here is dark and quite romantic. As for the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Despite a large wedding party which booked the entire first floor, the wait staff did a remarkable job in serving the tables on the second floor Outstanding goat cheese appetizer. We shared the duck and salmon entries. We'll return

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San Diego, California
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great view!! Great seafood chowder!! Lamb burger request for medium was very over-cooked.... Service totally lacking (e.g., bread never brought, pepper brought after a 2nd request, server never did check w/us about anything). The worst $50 I've ever spent....

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hidden in the Pike Place Market, a gem. Fulfilled my foie gras quest since it's been banished in SF. Venison was the special of the night and it was presented superbly. High praise

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