00000 - 00000 of 00000
00,000 of 00,000
The four-decade old Maximilien has a certain shabbiness—some might call it romantic—that only comes off as stylish when it's associated with France. The Pike Place Market restaurant flaunts its Gallic associations, serving up classic dishes like escargot, apparently secure in the knowledge that most diners know so little about French cuisine that the kitchen's competence won't be questioned. But it doesn't take a culinary education to recognize grease and salt, which figure into far too many dishes. Maximilien is a lovely spot to practice French with your waiter, or gaze out at the window at the Sound below. Do your eating elsewhere.
There's no salve for a long day quite like watching the sunset over Elliott Bay while being doted on by a congenial waiter, especially if that waiter is speaking French and serving you a mound of mussels simmering in a buttery-herbed broth—for only $2.95! That's right, hop on over to Maximilien in the Market for this screamin' deal, sea breezes, and Seattle-affirming view during happy hour, 5–7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There are also great wine and cocktail specials, and the patio's big enough that it's usually not too tough to find a seat. The hardest part is finding the place. Look for the neon red sign around the corner from the guys who throw the fish, and be sure to say "Bonjour!" to the smiling waiter who greets you at the door.—Aimee Curl
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city