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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 #4,086 of 12,018 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We tried this place on the recommendation of a friend and were very disappointed. The service was lovely and our waiter was attentive and helpful, however the food was very overpriced. A real let down!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I wanted to taste the onion soup and pig's trotters that the restaurant is famous for. Tasted it, didn't like it, and never ordering that again. Pig's trotters......that's just a weird thing to eat! My wife ordered a salad for starter and duck as main course and that was very good. The place was nice, service was friendly, and it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Fun experience with opinion soup and pig trotter--ok you probably don't want every day but tasty now & then. Admittedly a bit touristy but still worth a visit!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting place close to the Louvre and open 24/7. Don't expect local experience; there are a lot of tourists here but nevertheless fun. Their specialty is the pied de cochon, the "Trotter" which is actually the foot of the pig. My husband had it and enjoyed it. I had fish, and it was good. The service was... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Although the food was okay (average) the service was polite but not particularly good. The location is close enough to Louvre to walk and, as a result, it is more of a tourist place. If you are looking for really good French dining.... find another place to dine. As I wrote... it is only average and there are so many... 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. We're really surprised to read you didn't enjoy much your dinner in our restaurant. Au Pied de Cochon is a true institution of the Halles District since 1947 and its clients are tourists but also local Parisian who enjoy coming here. We hope to welcome you again... More

Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

i had high hopes for the place because it was recommended to me and the decor looked charming. however, it took us a half hour to get seated despite having a reservation, and another half hour for the waiter to even acknowledge our presence and provide us with a glass of water and a menu. we tried the french onion... 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. We are very surprised by the lack of service you encountered. It should never have happened and it is far from our house standings. Our Director would like to discuss this with you so he can better understand what happened. Would you be so kind to give... More

Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had come from an exhausting day touring museums and we walking around les Halles looking for just the right restaurant...so many of the cafes having busy happy hours with tables outside full of chain smokers...these did not appeal and then saw the golden glow through the windows of this charming restaurant. Tuxedo wearing Maitre D seated us at a... More

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

Dear Margaret, many thanks for sharing such a nice and elogious review about Au Pied de Cochon. We're glad you enjoyed your meal in our brasserie and our quality of service. As you perfectly described Au Pied de Cochon is specialised in pork dishes. Another of the house's specialty is the traditional onion soup. Do not hesitate to come back... More

Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

As a vegetarian, I had a spectacular tomato parmesean tart and a soup. Of course lots of amazing cheese and wine. The servers are fun and engaging. Wish I could go back!

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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 to read you enjoyed our brasserie atmosphere as a vegetarian! Our traditional onion soup is indeed a great dish and cheese are always a great choice! Feel free to come back upon your next visit to Paris. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We ended up in this famous restaurant without planning it. We went to see the lightshow at The Eiffel Tower and then started looking for a place to have dinner. We were seated inside the restaurant but just aside the street so the atmosphere was terrific. We took advantage of the opportunity to have a nice dinner and order champagne... 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. We're glad you got to enjoy a true taste of Parisian brasserie spirit! Glad also to read our food and service pleased you. We hope to welcome you again someday. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My friends and I had a great time at the Au Pied de Cochon. We were seated upstairs, which was not at all crowded, by a fleet of friendly, multilingual waiters. The restaurant is clean, stylish and the waiters are very well-presented. As it is open 24/7 this is quite a feat! I want to stress that in no way... 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 such an elogious review about Au Pied de Cochon. We're truly happy to read you spent a great time among us and you enjoyed one of our specialties, the famous pig's trotter! We hope to welcome you again someday. Kind regards, Chloé P. Customer Relations Manager More

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