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Au Pied de Cochon

536 Duluth Avenue East, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1A9, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
(514) 281-1114
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Ranked #115 of 4,319 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
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684 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Cambridge, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had the pleasure of sitting at the bar to watch the frenzied activity in the kitchen. They certainly work hard, and fast. Service was friendly and thorough. But the food was a disappointment. Quantity seemed more important than quality and there is a noticeable lack of vegetables. We tried it as an experiment, but I would not recommend to... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is the second time we've been to this restaurant and once again I loved it. Their dishes are heavy but it feels like heaven. The Canard en Conserve (Duck in a can) is to die for. Duck and foie gras cooked in a can and then the waiter comes to your table with a can opener and opens the... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had the PDC and my girlfriend had meatloaf with foie gras. The PDC was huge as expected and cooked to perfection. My girlfriend's meal was very good also but a bit too much of the maple sirop sauce and they went a bit cheap on the potatos (in comparison with the meatloaf). Lovely interior but too crowed because of... More

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Vegetarians should avoid this place. I love meat-based dishes, but this restaurant was a huge disappointment. On the basis of our collegues' recommendations as well as on the ratings that we read on line, we expected high level, satisfying, tasy food, that could justify the middle-high prices: We ordered one appetizer to share, one main course each, one garnish to... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I chose this restaurant after seeing many rave reviews by fellow TripAdvisor reviewers and I don't feel I made a good decision. Food is okay but nothing to go crazy about. Another huge problem for me was that I could not find more than 4/5 menu items without pork! If you do not eat pork, stay away from this place!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We drove 2 hours to eat here! We were not disappointed! The foie gras Poutine was unbelievable. The veal shank was out of this world. however, Although we were looking forward to the creme brûlée, the sugar was literally burnt. Would definitely like to try everything on the menu!

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is one restaurant that lives up to the hype. My wife and I had seen it profiled on various travel shows and wanted to try it for a long time. The resulting high expectations are usually a recipe for disappointment, but not in this case. We started with the foie gras cromesquis and codfish fritters. Both were quite good,... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I was ALMOST converted to being a foodie after taking MANY recommendations to eat here. AMAZINGLY super TASTY. HOWEVER it almost didn't happen because when calling for a reservation, we always got: leave a message and we will call you back - which after three days and three calls - happened only once and then when we arrived at 5:15... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We finally managed to make a reservation which is imperative. Very unlikely you will be seated when you just walk in! Definitely not the ordinary kind of restaurant. If you love foie gras - this is the place to go. The food is very innovative. Comfort food with a special touch. Portions are extremely generous so be careful with your... More

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is an incredible place, full of Quebec tradition and well-cooked meals, with an excellent Quebecois chef who loves food more than we do! They have made Montreal famous and put la joie de vivre of Montreal dining on the map again - just like that great old establishment, Ben's Delicatessen, who closed after more than 25 years or so,... More

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