Maximilien’s is where I always send people when they go to Pike’s Place Market. It is tucked away, down the hall from the Spice Shop (go there, too! And get the Orange Spice tea!), and as soon as you are there, you’ll feel like you are a miles from the hustle and bustle of the market.
To be clear, I am not suggesting you go here for the food. Or really the drinks. I am suggesting you go for the views and a drink. Preferably at happy hour.
The views are some of the best that Seattle has to offer. The drinks are good, too.
I’d be remiss to fail to mention the French waiters and their accents.