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Maximilien Restaurant

#92 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view, good wine and oysters

We went mid afternoon between the lunch and dinner service. We sat at the bar and had an order of oysters and the house pate. Because we were between services the pate plate did not come with bread. $5.00 for a half baguette? Who doesn't serve bread with the pate. The mignonette with the oysters... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cathric
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Highland Park, IL
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Issaquah, Washington
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for a lunch date and I had just glimpsed their menu before coming in. The location and the window side table were gorgeous by itself. The decor and openness of the restaurant was surprising considering the small corner it is in pike place. Anyways the server was super nice and had good suggestions for us. we skipped... More 

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Thank DetectiveMuffin
Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good the wine was good at $13 a glass. The duck confit at $38 not so good. The duck was rather flavorless and chewy which duck can be sometimes. So for a total of $146 including gratuity 2 soups of the day and 2 glasses of wine I feel robbed of what could have been a great... More 

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Thank publiussulla
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely prepared and presented french dinner. Excellent waterfront views day or night. Impeccable service from the waiter. neither to present nor to absent. You can tell this is a place that knows their business and what guests want. The menu is very approachable and is not over-priced.

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Thank JBizSeattle
Highland Park, IL
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went mid afternoon between the lunch and dinner service. We sat at the bar and had an order of oysters and the house pate. Because we were between services the pate plate did not come with bread. $5.00 for a half baguette? Who doesn't serve bread with the pate. The mignonette with the oysters was amazing. We sat at... More 

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Thank Cathric
Boquete, Panama
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Went for brunch on a Sunday at noon. Nice waiter; wonderful view over Elliot Bay but the unique menu with combined with average execution. This was a fine dining French bistro but my pork "chicken fried steak" had more in common with Denny's than a French bistro. Others had meals with pork belly and were more satisfied. My Bloody Mary... More 

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Thank SteveHH1943
Washington
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168 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We just had stopped by for a couple of drinks and didn't get any food. I had a bloody mary and it was really good. This place has to have some of the best waterfront views around. Next time we will try some of their food.

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Thank Dan S
Telford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We ate here on our first day in Seattle. It was hot so we sat outside for lunch, and started off with a couple of pints of the local beer. My husband had the lamb burger, which he loved. I had the Moules Maximilien, which were different to any I've had before as they had caramelised onions in the broth.... More 

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Thank MilCat2506
Eugene, Oregon
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled on Maximilien Sunday morning while walking around looking for brunch. What a find! My omelette was softly folded and perfectly cooked. There was plenty of ham and cheese but not too much. The crispy potatoes were delicious and I ate almost every bite although I try to avoid too many potatoes. The view over the bay was breathtaking... More 

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Thank Gypsygurl1271
Seattle
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We went to Maximilien last night because they we having a chanteuse in to do a Edith Piaf tribute. She was excellent and so was the food, view and service. The singer was Janet Raynor, who showed up with an accordionist. She kept going without a break for the whole time we were there, which was about two hours. Not... More 

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Thank ruby98103
Birmingham, Alabama
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Food is fabulous French! I had creamy mushroom soup and the garlic mussels. The French fries are a must. Completely Delish.

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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: Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, 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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