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Au Pied de Cochon

#4,170 of 12,938 Restaurants in Paris
#4,449 of 13,516 Places to Eat in Paris
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Les Halles
French, Pizza, Noodle, Bistro, Gastropub, Brasserie
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6,rue Coquilliere, 75001 Paris, France
01 40 13 77 00
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Description: The ovens at Au Pied de Cochon were fired up in 1946 and they have never...
The ovens at Au Pied de Cochon were fired up in 1946 and they have never been turned off since. Au Pied de Cochon is a Paris institution, very near the Centre Pompidou, on your way from shopping the first arrondissement to the sightseeing the Marais. It is decorated with a profusion of Art Nouveau stylistic touches, like mirrors, fantastic chandeliers, paintings of lovely ladies. There is also an enticing terrace, and, as it's open 24/7, you can come in anytime for a meal and to watch the world go by. Menu is French. Try starter of oysters of several types and sizes, house special main course of pig's trotter stuffed with duck liver and pudding of babas au rhum.
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent

Fabulous ambience. Beautiful decor. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Excellent well flavoured food. Expensive but worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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San Francisco, CA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is our second visit to this restaurant, and it is as good now as it was the first time. Thoroughly enjoyable, good portions, service and it is a Parisian landmark. It is open 24/7, and the place doesn't even had a front door to lock! If you dare, try the pig trotters (pigs feet) they are the landmark dish... More 

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Whanganui
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Fabulous ambience. Beautiful decor. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Excellent well flavoured food. Expensive but worth it.

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your kind review. We're flattered to read so much compliments from you. We look forward too seeing you soon, Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

heredia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The onion soup was water and soggy bread. This is supposed to be where it all started and I know, i used to go there in the 60s and 70s. The andouiette was inefidle and the fries were instutionsl. but there was a professional who made out the check.. I guess there is miney in converting to tourist trap status.

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're sorry that you didn't enjoy our restaurant as much as you used to. However you have to know that we continuously try to improve the overall quality of our venue in both food and service. Could you come back to us in order to discuss it with our director ? Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great food - it was good to try the pigs trotter speciality of the house. The service was very mixed - some staff were great but others were just plain rude and ignored customers.

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review

Dear Phil, Thank you very much for this kind review. W'ere really glad you enjoyed our speciality. Regarding the service we expect the same attitude from all of our staff. Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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104 reviews 104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Flawless service, excellent food, aperitifs and wines! What more can I say? Absolutely no rush, so unusual for Americans! The photo attached will give you an idea of the ambience.

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review

Dear Claude, We're flattered by all your compliments. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and this kind review. We hope to see you soon Au Pied de Cochon. Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

Lancashire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A joy to the palate. Varied and tasty choice of cuisine. Restaurant was recommended to us at our hotel (123 Sebastopol) and it didn't disappoint. Traditional French onion soup delicious & mussels with cream and bacon as starters were great. Good atmosphere and great service.

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Azeitao, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I tried to eat at Au Pied de Cochon on the 21st of April. It was late, the weather was warm. When I entered their restaurant I was sent to the counter. I said I wanted a table and was told to wait (there empty tables). At the counter I was rudely pushed by a waiter. Well they didn't want... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're truly appalled to read about your experience in our restaurant. What you describe does not look like our policy at all, the customer is our first priority. Could you come back to us in order to discuss it with our director ? Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

Cooperstown, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Alright, it is touristy... But, we were there last week and at least half the people were Parisians. The interior is stunning and outside - where we ate - is beautiful. Unlike most other Paris restaurants there are no cars directly in front. The food was quite good and varied. I did not see anyone actually eating their specialty. Service... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Looking back on our meal at Au Pied do Cochon, I feel it was more of an experience than a dinner. This is because the place is really something of a legend, and has become Must-Do tourist destination – they have a display of little brass plates with the names of various celebrities who have dined there. It is not... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We're happy that you enjoyed your time in our place. Nonetheless, we surprized by your comment about our food. Even if, as you said, we're not a gastronomic restaurant, we are not just a ""tourist experience"". Our food is prepared on place by our Chef from high quality fresh product and we aim to offer a real overall... More 

Woodbridge, VA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Seven in our group and everyone thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. We all enjoyed our drinks, meal, and dessert. Guy Legrandidier went out of his way to ensure we had a great evening. Several had the French onion soup and said it was about the best they have eaten. I had the Perigord-style stuffed pigs trotter with celery puree and... More 

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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review

Dear guest, We're really happy to read that everyone in your group enjoyed their meal. Although we konw well how to present our dishes, you description of them make it seems more delicious. We hope to see you soon Au Pied de Cochon Kind regards, Antoine B. avis@blanc.net More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6,rue Coquilliere, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Les Halles
  • Neighborhood: Les Halles
  • Phone Number: 01 40 13 77 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, Noodle, Bistro, Gastropub, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The ovens at Au Pied de Cochon were fired up in 1946 and they have never been turned off since. Au Pied de Cochon is a Paris institution, very near the Centre Pompidou, on your way from shopping the first arrondissement to the sightseeing the Marais. It is decorated with a profusion of Art Nouveau stylistic touches, like mirrors, fantastic chandeliers, paintings of lovely ladies. There is also an enticing terrace, and, as it's open 24/7, you can come in anytime for a meal and to watch the world go by. Menu is French. Try starter of oysters of several types and sizes, house special main course of pig's trotter stuffed with duck liver and pudding of babas au rhum.

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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