A true French restaurantLocated in the heart of Seattle's Pike's Place Market. You'll leave hours later wondering how time flew by so fast. Exceptional food, service and best of all, great prices.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDecent food, awesome ambienceI took my mom there for Mother's Day. It was really good and she loved her lobster tail but me and the other guest got the halibut. It was decent but not what I was expecting in terms of taste. The sauce was thin and it tasted pretty fishy.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMade the pre-Mother's DayMade the pre-Mother's Day celebration special as everything was awesome!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!I have been to Maximilien a few times before, and I always have a great time. There is great food, great service, and I make very fond memories here.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a favoriteWe often dine at Maximilien's in the Market. It's a gem. We lunch there or have dinner there. The food is consistently good, and their French Onion Soup is better than anything we tasted in Paris!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for French cuisineThis is a great place for both food and service. Service is top-notch, and food is the highest quality.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingWhat a wonderful experience, we were lucky to have beautiful weather and dined on the patio and it was lovely. Food was wonderful - loved the pate. Most at the table had the halibut which was great, I had the duck which was outstanding! Service is pretty good but it is French. Long lag time between starters and entree (almost an hour).5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a lovely dining experience!What a lovely dining experience! We got a table next to the window overlooking the sound. The service was terrific, the food wonderful, the ambience perfect for an intimate conversation.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was superb, as wasThe food was superb, as was the view. This little gem is hidden in Pike Market and one would think would be crawling with tourists however it seemed primarily filled with Seattlie-ites4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSeattle At Its BestOur group of seven really enjoyed the amazing view and equally amazing food. There was not a dish that disappointed. The seafood (especially oysters!), salads, and desserts were superb. A great experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the restaurant week foodHad the restaurant week food and wine pairing - the pork was amazing!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful. WeThe food was wonderful. We started with mussels, had filet mignon de porc, and chocolate mousse. If we had to find a complaint, it would only be that the mousse was more fudge-like than we would expect for mousse, but still delicious. The whole meal was wonderful, the service was expert, and the view over the Seattle waterfront was amazing.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect dining experience!Maximillian was amazing! The food was exquisite and priced very fairly. The view was gorgeous. The service was flawless!
This is definitely one of our new favorite restaurants in Seattle. Top 3 without hesitation!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM-My wife did the add-on "Lovers-My wife did the add-on "Lovers Package" to my surprise..with flower petals, and chocolates
-We had lunch - for reasonable prices for the high quality of food
-We shared the Les moules Provençale - although the mussels were at times on the small side - the preparation was excellent
-Then each ordered or own main dish Grilled Beef and Brie Burger and Croque-Madame - for me the Wagyu beef with melted brie was fantastic
-Great view, watching the ferries against the western horizon4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat romantic ambiance!Great food and impeccable service! Oh, and a wonderful view if Elliot Bay. Perfect for a romantic sunset dinner!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect View of the harbor,restauraPerfect View of the harbor,restaurant space smaller than most restaurants in Europe but the quality of food , flavors, and atmosphere reminds me of when I was in Europe.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time toThis was our first time to Maximilian's and were thoroughly impressed. Being from Olympia we were not familiar with the restaurant but would definitely go there again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIt has been the highlightIt has been the highlight of our weekend. The service was excellent, over and beyond expectations.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the bestOne of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. They never disappoint.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed everything. I didWe enjoyed everything. I did not like the dessert but they were willing to bring another one for me to try. They tried their best at making our experience great. Nice place, and this is one of our favorites now.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMI have never had anythingI have never had anything but a great experience at this place. TG4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMaximilien is as close toMaximilien is as close to a genuine French restaurant as you're likely to get outside of France: classic dishes, refined atmosphere and attentive service. I always enjoy my time there. The wine list is small, but unpretentious and wines are very reasonably priced.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible food, really greatIncredible food, really great staff. Working class French culture brought to Seattle, I felt as if I could eat in peace without having to pay attention to the staff, because they have their own lives and are there for their job, wonderful. I work at a hotel and have sent multiple people there,who have all loved the food and ambiance.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, service, and foodWe went here for my wife's birthday and couldn't be more pleased.
Our waiter was very responsive to our requests and kept our wine glasses full all night! He had great recommendations for the type of wine that would go best with our meal and it was fantastic.
A very laid back atmosphere, great view of the Puget Sound, and very reasonable prices for the quality and presentation of the food.
We also used our $30 for $60 coupon we purchased directly from them with no problems.
We had been there once before to try their happy hour menu, which was also fantastic.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad two bottles of a superbHad two bottles of a superb Pommard. The Potato Leek soup was outstanding as a special. The Foie was excellent. Service was helpful, and friendly. In the hectic feel of the PPMarket, it is a worthy destination for an excellent dinner with a great view of the waterfront thrown in. Will return.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad Easter brunch on the patio,Had Easter brunch on the patio, beautiful sunny day, the "Lovers" option gave us glasses of champagne and rose petals scattered on the table when we arrived - most excellent. It will be a "must go" place our next visit to Seattle.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant was the perfectThis restaurant was the perfect location for celebrating my wife's birthday over lunch. As per the request on our reservation, they had the table with the primo view ready for us, scattered with rose petals, and set with chocolate truffles, and served champagne as soon as we were seated. Great service and a beautiful view! The food was delicious also!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived at 6 p.m. and itWe arrived at 6 p.m. and it was still daylight. The vibrancy of the scene on Elliot Bay added to our dining pleasure. I have been coming to Maximillien since it opened and have never been disappointed in my experience there. My history with this restaurant goes back to The Pittsbourgh Brassire (spelling?). My dining companion although having grown up in Tacoma and spent his working life in downtown Seattle had never been to Maximillien and he, too, couldn't say enough good things.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried the mussels and escargotWe tried the mussels and escargot and both were excellent! The broth flavors were amazing!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an out of town(N.C.),We had an out of town(N.C.), new family member(Oct.Wedding), meet us there for the first time . We had perfect ambiance for relaxing and getting to know one another. Our guest said it was one of the best meals of her life! We all enjoyed the good food and peaceful interlude.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely view of the waterfrontA lovely view of the waterfront in a romantic setting with exceptional service and fairly good french food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThey get a 4 star based onThey get a 4 star based on their ambiance, scenic view, and food. The waitress who served us was marginal at best. The tasting menu with wine paring was outstanding; however, the waitress fumbled. The waitress didn't seem too enthusiastic. My wife chose the tasting with the wine pairing, but the waitress didn't introduce each wine with the respective course. We thought he first glass of champagne poured as we ordered was complimentary because the table adjacent all received a glass, but we found out it was the first pairing although my wife didn't receive her first course. When we questioned, the waitress brought out another glass. Moreover, the waitress failed to give my wife the last wine paring with the dessert.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place...great forLove this place...great for out of towners too...stroll thru the market after a fabulous lunch! Excellent French dining...everything fresh, delicious and ambiance could not be better...service too...French accents from staff all make it such an authentic feel. Mussels are divine, my fave Maxmilien style.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM