A few steps past the fish-throwing insanity at Pike Place Market, you’re greeted in French in a dim, quiet room, its walls covered in antique mirrors, its view of beautiful Puget Sound. Upstairs is a snug, shiplike garret of a bar, all dark wood; in summertime, Maximilien’s terrace is lovely, too. The menu offers French standards, from escargot and foie gras to cassoulet, and the execution is also often standard—but there’s that view.
Maximilien in the Market
81 Pike St Suite A,
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30 am-10 pm, Friday-Sat 11 am-10 pm, Sun 11 am-9 pm
Bar/Happy Hour, Breakfast/Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Snacks Available, Outdoor Seating
Mon-Fri 5-7 pm ($4, $6, $8 and $12 appetizers, $3 12oz Kronenbourg Lager, $13 for a 1L Carafe, $8 Ginger Collins, $6 Absinthe, $5/$20 glass/bottle of red/white/rose wine).