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Au Pied de Cochon

#123 of 4,599 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
French, Canadian
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536 Duluth Avenue East, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1A9, Canada
(514) 281-1114
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing calories

You need to make a reservation if you want to eat here. The food is very good, the foie gras bouchées they serve you when you sitdown are just amazing. The only down side is that it's pretty loud and crowed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Halle389
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Montreal, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was everything i was expecting. Yes you have to wait long. Reservations are impossible to get. But ince you get the it is worth it. The parmesan risotto in the cheese wheel is so fun to watch and eat. Big portions come hungry.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Was here for a convention and hadn't been in MTL for a number of years, thus, wanted to hit up some of the better spots if possible (here, Joe Beef, Toque, etc.). Service was great but the food didn't dazzle any of us, especially the pricing. Fiddleheads must have been on sale at the local markets as these were coming... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have eaten here 20+ times over the years. The menu has changed mildly but it is still spectacular! I savor every minute and every meal. Must have dishes the fois gras shooters, plog de champlagne and au pied de cochon. I also love the duck in a can with fois gras. This place is one of my favorite restaurants... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I read the other reviews that are mostly very good but we might be the only ones who are reviewing the new "theme" which is harvest (and not sugar shack). We were expecting too much thinking it would be similar to the sugar shack menu. The place: it is impressive and located way out in the bushes. However, you sit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants, though admittedly very heavy food. Offering up traditional French "peasant" fare in the cuisine brute tradition this chef has a knack for keeping things interesting.

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant is tucked innocuously in a residential area of Montreal. Nothing trendy here, but don't be fooled by the studied casualness. This place is small, but rocks with energy and loud, loud, loud, but fun, fun, fun. The menu is decadently designed to kill you with fat. No room for an individual concerned about calories, but the quality and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You need to make a reservation if you want to eat here. The food is very good, the foie gras bouchées they serve you when you sitdown are just amazing. The only down side is that it's pretty loud and crowed.

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were especially impressed with a taste of different foie de gra dishes and fries that were prepared in duck fat. Duck breast was very tender and lean. We found other dishes to be somewhat bland but it may be just a matter of taste and I’m trying to remain objective in my subjective review. Over all, the place was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a once in a LONG time experience or you will be doomed to have heart failure. I went for the foie gras appetizer and the foie gras duo (consisting of a foie gras hamburger and a foie gras poutine) - expensive, but so delicious. It will be a few years before I return to Montreal to have another... More 

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is an icon so it was hard to go in without very high expectations. Overall it was very good. I had the plogue a Champlain, a combo of foie de gras, bacon, cheddar and potato. It was good except that it came with a maple sauce that was very sweet. For me, this threw the balance of flavors... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 536 Duluth Avenue East, Montreal, Quebec H2L 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: (514) 281-1114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Neighborhood Profile
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.