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Map & Directions 81A Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
  • French
  • Sun 5:30pm-1am, Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, Mon-Wed 5pm-12am, Thu 5pm-1am, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Private Party, Catering, Banquet Facilities, Wheelchair Accessible, Prix Fixe, Water View
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Garage, Meters, Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

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.

Member Reviews

  • seattleweeklybestof wrote a review for Maximilien
    on 05/06/09

    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... More >>

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  • The Seattle Times on 05/14/10

    The city's most romantic happy hour also offers a $2.95 appetizer list, including three buttery croissants with ham and cheese, steamed mussels and goat cheese and garlic mousse. 5-7 M-F, 8-10 Sat

  • Narisa S. on 07/10/09

    Watch the sunset over Puget Sound from the upstairs bar, only open Fri-Sat in summer. Get a cocktail and smoked salmon. Their outdoor deck is now always open in summer.

  • Mandy T. on 04/22/10

    Go for happy hour and get all 8 appetizers for $20.

  • Stacey H. on 04/19/10

    ...is a great spot to escape the crush of the market crowds. Take your out-o-towners through the rounds, then awe them with an awesome view of the sound and an excellent bloody mary.

  • Kerry A. on 08/21/12

    It's all about the deck in summertime.

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