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Review of Maximilien

Ranked #110 of 4,096 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Pike Street and 1st Avenue
Portland, Oregon, United States
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413 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

we began with the chartreuse lemonade, and a fremont ipa. both were fine. the view is exceptional overlooking elliot bay. we each had the dungeness crab and smoked salmon salads. it had avacado, cherry tomato, crostini, and was excellent. the server was friendly and efficient. the ambiance was relaxing, and everything was perfect. thx...

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Teresa M
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“C'est nes pas bien or YUCK”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I had high hopes of this place. I have been eyeballing their menu even before we arrived in Seattle. We sat in the balcony and that was the only thing worth talking about this place. Food: meh. Service: double meh. When we decided not to have dessert, I was certain that the waiter was going to punch our lights out. Their toilets can beat any third world country abattoir toilet. Take your money some place else.

Visited July 2012
Thank Yappas
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Derby, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great service and terrific views”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We come over from England at least once a year to visit our family in Seattle and a visit to Maximillien's at lunchtime is a must. It's where the locals go to meet friends, talk business, eat well and watch the shipping world go by. It's small and intimate with an old world charm and the service is excellent.

We have never booked and last time had a 30 minute wait, so we wandered around Pike Place Market which soon passed the time.

Our son and 22 month old grand-daughter came with us and although the restaurant is not geared up to small children they did their best to accommodate us . There is no children's menu but a small croque monsieur usually does the trick. The cuisine is French and delicious - better than some of the restaurants I have eaten in, in France.

It's well worth a visit if you're looking for a good place to eat.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Karen R
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“good view average food”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Good friends recommended Maximilien and we joined them for dinner. The atmosphere is charming and a good place for romance, but the food was both pricy and just average. One of the dishes the kitchen used a knife that had been used to cut cheese [no implications here] and that taste carried over to the main dish. It seems very behind the times when it comes to cooking standards.

Visited January 2013
Thank highstandards00
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Silver Spring, MD
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188 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, classic seafood at Pike Place. What more could you want?”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Get a table by the window and you have the best view of the ferries, ships and downtown Seattle. The food is excellent and service is classic. Of course, the seafood is as fresh as possible and the crab dishes are outstanding. The only downside...bring your wallet.

Visited December 2012
Thank FenwickBill
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