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#98 of 3,100 Restaurants in Seattle
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81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101-2024 (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
+1 206-682-7270
11:00 - 21:00
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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Lafayette, Louisiana
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This beautiful little French restaurant at the Pike Place Market was delightful. The view of Puget Sound is gorgeous from any seat. I read other reviews that felt the service was lacking (or even rude!), but that was not our experience. Everyone who waited us was attentive (our server was Ali) and extremely polite. We had the smoked salmon appetizer,... More 

Thank AnotherGail
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually came here more for the view than anything else but I was pleasantly surprise by the quality of the food. The cocktails were amazing but the wine and the food was really good.

Thank Eloygm
Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After wandering around Pike's Place Market all afternoon, we stumbled on this restaurant for a drink and appetizer. Drawn in by the sign advertising a "killer view" we quickly discovered this to be a French restaurant. What a delight, as we had just returned from France a few days before. All of the wines are French, the cheese plate we... More 

Thank Pamela B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On a girls trip we visited Pike Place Market and came across Maximilien's. Looking for lunch with a view we thought we would try it out. Boy oh boy - we were not disappointed!!! We all had the mushroom soup and salmon sandwich. Every morsel was simply and elegantly delicious. We were still talking about our meal days later. The... More 

Thank Angie B
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The view is amazing, so ask for a table by the window, or consider dining on the outdoor deck if the weather is nice. The staff are attentive, but not overbearing. The food is always amazing. I'm inclined to try dishes I've never had because I know it will be great. It's expensive, no doubt about that, but beyond excellent... More 

Thank Ciolli_Gleaves
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

My colleague and I were looking for a place to have dinner on our first night in Seattle. There was Lowell's and Athenia's but we chose this French place. We didn't have a reservation but we came early enough to get a seat. The wait staff were prompt, efficient and courteous in their French way. We had seafood chowder to... More 

Thank asianinct
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Food 4/5 Service 2/5 Value 4/5 Ambiance 4/5 Overall 3/5 I have been to this restaurant several times for spontaneous drinks or dinner. It's always been pleasant enough so I opted to go for an outing with friends. We made reservations for 7. We arrived too early (at 6:30) and went to the bar for a drink and hors d'oeuvre.... More 

Thank TheHastyChef
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I could easily rate this as a "5" but I don't give those easily. This place has a romantic and beautiful view of Puget Sound, a good french bistro atmosphere, and delicious food. I especially enjoyed the beef entree and the glass of wine. I will definitely put this on my list of places to return.

Thank Eric L
Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

French style restaurant in the Pike Place market. Food was well prepared and tasty. Limited wine list was well chosen. Nice for a date!

Thank BigJNK
Varenna, Lombardia, Italy
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Escargot, Fois Gras and inventive Barman! I enjoyed two fantastic bespoke cocktails while sharing two plates during aperitif. The bar is cozy and comfortable, the food delicious and drinks are extra sensory!! Let the bartender decide your drink, it is well worth it!

Thank Stacy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
French, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, View, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?