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#91 of 3,055 Restaurants in Seattle
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81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101-2024 (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
+1 206-682-7270
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed gourmet food accompanied by music and song. The restaurant was rather full. When I told the waiter we were celebrating my wife's birthday a table was set for us. We could see the Seattle harbor lights from our dining table. It doesn't get any better than that.

Thank Robert_Larson72
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207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent cuisine in this intimate ambiance with wonderful nighttime views of the lights over Puget Sound. The food is excellent - try the Coquilles Saint Jacques although a little more deconstructed than in France - and share a starter and dessert. The wines are expensive. Make sure to request an ice bucket to keep your Sancerre nicely chilled at the... More 

Thank djangoGibsons
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from having both a) a lovely view, and b) a fabulous Happy Hour, Maximilien blew us away on Christmas Eve! Wonderful table, scrumptious menu with perfectly paired wines...all at a very reasonable price. With this, we now know exactly where we'll be spending Christmas Eve for years to come. And in regard to the regular menu, my niece and... More 

Thank Ruth V
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After living here for 17 years we finally ate here...why did it take so long. The Gourmand menu with pairings was perfect. The escargot delicious and the duck main course out of this world. I had a cocktail called "Death in the Afternoon" that included an absinthe ice cube...wow I will be back for more. Great views across the sound...from... More 

Thank UKLass09
Vancouver Island, Canada
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259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 9 persons was accommodated with genuine sincere service. All of the dishes were excellent, and the Bread Pudding was simply unbelievable, and I consider myself an expert on this. Simply put I could never replicate it. So using my criteria that a restaurant is superior based on the fact that it would be difficult or impossible to... More 

Thank Brett C
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here while exploring Pike place, we sat outside and it was absolutely beautiful! The menu is traditional French fare, the escargot is some of the best I've had. Great spot for a romantic dinner or Scenic lunch!

Thank Dani K
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We decided to play tourist in our own city so booked a lunch reservation at Maximilien and we were not disappointed. First the views are incredible but the wait staff was attentive and efficient. They have a greta menu (including special lunch menu). So i ordered the steak frites and my wide ordered the duck sandwich. Hers included a wonderful... More 

Thank Christopher J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

At the top of Pike's Market. Great view and looks like a great patio for summer. Delicious salmon a la francaise dish. Make sure the mussels are fully cooked. Nice cappuccino.

Thank lola90036
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had a wonderful dinner here, friendly staff, excellent food, wine pairings. Lovely french atmosphere, over looking the bay, though windows are a bit high to see. Nice location in Pike Place Market.

Thank Carol K
Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Delicious French food at Pike's Place. Loved the view as well as the food. A great place to start our exploration of Seattle. Would for sure go back.

Thank cavwalker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101-2024
    (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-7270

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