Happy Hour at Maximilien

My husband and I treated ourselves to a night out at Maximilien inside Pike Place Market.  We just had the Happy Hour outside on their patio, but it still felt upscale and refined and who doesn't love a view while they dine.  The patio was busy for a weekend and we scored the second to last table available.  It felt like we eating in a secret garden, with our table for two set against the greenery of a rooftop garden on the other side.  The night was hot so I cooled down with a glass of Rose, $5, and my husband had a bottle of French beer for $3.  The happy hour menu had a nice well rounded selection with food prices ranging from $4-$12. 

Maximilien is a French restaurant where the chefs utilize the local ingredients using French techniques.  Being in the heart of Seattle inside Pike Place Market, I'm guessing they don't have a problem finding the freshest local ingredients.  We ordered four food items, the Belgium Frites, the Stacked Beets, the Goat Cheese Mousse, two Lamb Burger Slider's, and a half French Baguette with butter.  We also shared a cocktail, a Black Opal, to beat the heat and go with the rest of our meal.  A Black Opal is similar to a Long Island Iced Tea but has Chambord.  

The food was delicious and I enjoyed all of the dishes.  Everything came to only $55, which isn't bad for a date night and al fresco dining near the water.  Maximilien would be a great spot to take guests from out of town or to impress a date.  There are so many choices for dining in Pike Place Market and I'm having a nice time discovering them with my husband on our date nights.  The Market might seem touristy and kind of crowded but the food scene makes it worth visiting every time. 

Maximilien Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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