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#98 of 3,052 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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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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120 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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
Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

"A romantic meal with a beautiful view"...this very cozy is tucked just steps from the hustle and bustle of the World Famous Pike Place Market...and more specifically about 100 steps from the "Flying Fish" and brass pig location. Four steps down and thru the door transforms Seattle into a quaint French restaurant. Only room for approx. 12 four tops and... More 

Thank SouthEndMCgang
Franklin, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Stopped in by chance while at the Market on Sunday, it was well worth it. I had the breakfast crepes and my girlfriend had eggs and potatoes, both were very good. Service was prompt and friendly. The beautiful view topped it all off.

Thank rickjurewicz
Kyle, Texas
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had great weather so we sat outside over looking the water. It set the tone - but I was not prepared for such a great meal. I couldn't get past the wonderful home made bread and french butter. The dink I had was awesome, and the service the best I think I have ever had. Go.... take your time...... More 

Thank ourgrandpasattic
Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We've been visiting the market for years but just found this place yesterday! It's kind of hidden away but wow! I'm glad we found it! We came for lunch and you can't beat the view. It was relatively quiet when we ate lunch and we had great service and food while enjoying views of Puget Sound. The menu is not... More 

Thank AlexGorno
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The lobster bisque was excellent. Definitely great different variety on the menu, reminded me of Belgium. We did not need to have a reservation, just walked in. Our server was very friendly. Great place in Pike's Market.

Thank Michelle O
Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had eaten here a couple of years ago and did not have a good experience but I decided to give it a try again. My server Mary was fantastic. She was prompt in getting my order and answering any questions on the menu. My entre was late but she kept me up to date on what was going on.... More 

Thank Jennifer L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?