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Au Pied de Cochon

6,rue Coquilliere, 75001 Paris, France (Louvre / Place Vendôme)
01 40 13 77 00
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Ranked #4,441 of 12,529 restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French, Brasserie, Bistro, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Louvre / Place Vendôme
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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Sooo maybe this is not the first restaurant you should eat in alone when you're still on basic french!! :) Well that's what i did. I am still in the beginning of my french BUT I've usually been able to translate a menu with no problem. My friend (who lives in Paris) had to work so i was left to... More

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

Dear Jacqueline, thanks for sharing your funny and lively memory of your coming at Au Pied de Cochon! We're glad you (inadvertently) decided yourself for our house specialties! Next time you come, don't hesitate to ask the menu in English! We hope to welcome you very soon again so that you can share with us some other great memories! Kind... More

Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A beautiful setting is about all that is positive about this tourist trap. Two glasses of champagne 20 euros each. They had a menu at 34 euros ie. entree, main course and dessert. The main course was half a duck breast which was evidently thrown in a pan and turned over...it was hard and tasteless. I selected from the main... More

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

Dear Guest, we're very surprised by your review about Au Pied de Cochon. Our brasserie is indeed acknowledged for its cookery and quality of service. We posess the "maitre restaurateur" title which testifies of our commitment to home-made cuisine cooked with fresh products. What you described is far from our house standards and our Director would like to discuss this... More

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our friends went there and highly recommended their foie gras. We had it and it was very juicy, soft and delicious. It just melted in my mouth. French fries were dipped with foie gras sauce and it was nice flavor.

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Paris, France
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Manager take care of us even my baby is with us and a stroller. He even offer us free drinks because of waiting to get seat.

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your review about Au Pied de Cochon. We're glad you enjoyed your experience here. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In Paris, excited to taste the delicious food around the city, I read online that many people think Au Pied has some of the best french onion soup. Boy was I let down. It came out with a nice, crusty layer of cheese like it should, but it all went down from there. Soup? More like bowl of liquified salt.... More

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your review on Tripadvisor. We're very surprised by your comment concerning our traditionnal onion soup. This course has been a speciality of the house for more than 65 years! Moreover our brasserie posesses the "maître restaurateur" title which testifies of our commitment to home-made cuisine cooked with fresh products. Our Director would like to... More

London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

One of the best known restaurants in Paris, with a long history. First visited this restaurant 20 years ago but still the great place it was, hope it will not be another 20 years before I am back. Service in brilliant, food is good, atmosphere is excellent what else can I say. This restaurant is not cheap but you pay... More

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

Dear Philip, many thanks for your lovely and elogious review about Au Pied de Cochon. We're truly glad to read you had a marvelous time among us! We hope to see you again and as you wrote sooner than in another 20 years! Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food was average and still water was 6 euro's!! Make sure you ask for tap water. Atmoshpere was nice and the staff were friendly. However, felt that we receied a lot less attention once we opted for some of the cheaper menu options. In fact, trying to get someone's attention at the end of the night to pay the bill... More

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for sharing your review about Au Pied de Cochon. If we're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere, we're very surprised by your service description. We can assure you our waiters do not make difference between clients and we're sorry to read you didn't like our food. Au Pied de Cochon possesses the "Maître-Restaurateur" title which testifies of... More

Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a tourist trap. It is expensive and there is nothing special about the food. The onion soup was not even good; the service is good, but the food is definitely not worth the price

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

Dear Guest, we're sorry to read your didn't enjoy your recent meal among us. We're truly surprised by your comment as our brasserie is acknowledged for serving generous and good dishes since 1947. Our Director would like to discuss this recent meal with you. Would you be so kind to give me your phone number and the best moment to... More

Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Second time for us in this typical Parisian brasserie. And we were not disappointed at all. As the first time (almost five years ago) great food and attentive service. We had a great onion soup, tartare and the famous Tentation de Saint-Antoine which is a pork based meal made of different parts (queue, oreille, museau, pied de cochon, sauce béarnaise).... More

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

Dear Guest, thanks for sharing your positive review about Au Pied de Cochon. We're glad you enjoyed your meal among us and some of the house specialties! We hope to welcome you again someday. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

All around experience was very good!! Great place for traditional Parisian fare. Historic location, great atmosphere. Certainly worth a stop.

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

Dear Andrew, many thanks for sharing your enthusiast review about Au Pied de Cochon. We're glad to read you had a great time among us! We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

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