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#105 of 3,028 Restaurants in Seattle
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81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
(206) 682-7270
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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207 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boy, was this place ever a mixed bag. French restaurant with an excellent menu - that's good. In Pike Place Market - lessens the expectations of ambience. Absolutely fantastic Bloody Mary. They call it "Almost Famous." It should be famous. It was the best I've ever had; just the perfect blend of spices and horseradish with the quintessential amount of... More 

Thank Sid R
El Paso, Texas
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271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maximilien is inside the Pike Place Market area, and not entirely easy to find, but don't give up! We dined on the patio overlooking Puget Sound and had a wonderful meal - and excellent service from our [Moroccan] waiter, who paid us the compliment of speaking French despite our struggles. Would certainly go back if we return to Seattle.

Thank Purmamarca
tampa, fl
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you would like fresh great tasting French style food, this is the place. Wide windows allow for gorgeous views. Attentive wait staff.

Thank isufan1973
Mercer Island, Washington
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270 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, delicious food, unique cocktails and a gorgeous view make this a worthwhile treat if you're in the area.

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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waiter was engaging but a bit world weary. We had two French onion soups and two clam chowder plus beers for, gulp, 89.76. The soups were quite good. You are paying for the outside seating, location, and the view.

Thank Carl R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing view, wonderful ambience, disappointing main course lacking flavor. Salad excellent. Waiter very attentive.

Thank Achatkin
Toronto, Canada
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229 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us went for drinks and light snacks when visiting Pike Place. The view is absolutely amazing. We sat outside on a beautiful evening and enjoyed some drinks while watching the sun go down. we had some light snacks, nothing memorable here, there are probably better food options nearby, but the venue makes up for everything.

Thank 10izboy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a good dinner and were worried about taking a chance. We received a recommendation from a few locals about Maximilien and we are so glad we followed their advice. The food and service is equally as good! I have the muscles as a meal. I am a difficult customer as I am allergic to garlic. The... More 

Thank PankeyJM
Port Orchard, Washington
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to get a reservation on short notice and were seated on the patio on a glorious sun filled Seattle early evening. All our food was done to perfection, the escargot smothered in garlic butter was phenomenal, the onion soup reminded my bride of being Paris while our main courses of Cod and the Veal chop were succulent... More 

Thank K9dietz
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maximilien's has long been a favorite, and when you are pining for a meal that will feel like a little slice of Paris, this is a great spot. On our recent visit, my friend and I had the mussels and a croque madame, a frisee salad and the French onion soup. Everything was prepared impeccably. We sat at a window... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $100
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
    (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 682-7270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?