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Au Pied de Cochon

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Les Halles
French, Bistro, Gastropub, Brasserie
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6,rue Coquilliere, 75001 Paris, France
01 40 13 77 00
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Large groups

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Interesting but not what we were looking for

We took a taxi from our apartment and ended up at a restaurant that was closed. The taxi driver recommended this restaurant and took us there. It is on a small side street and looks very quaint. We should have known from the name of the restaurant that the theme was pork but no one in our group is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Boston,Ma
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Asker, Norway
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We had reserved a fixed menu dinner for 21 people and were put on the third floor where there was a very cold draft. Overcoats were needed in the beginning of the meal. After clearing first course, we waited more than 45 minutes in the cold before the next was served. Main course was fried chicken. It was very dry... More 

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

Dear Guest, We're truly sorry to hear about your experience in our restaurant. Yet, we are surprised to learn about your cold dishes and the quality of the food served. Indeed, our cuisine is prepared on place by our chef from fresh products. Furthermore we grant a huge attention that our dishes have to be served hot and on time.... More 

Boston,Ma
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We took a taxi from our apartment and ended up at a restaurant that was closed. The taxi driver recommended this restaurant and took us there. It is on a small side street and looks very quaint. We should have known from the name of the restaurant that the theme was pork but no one in our group is a... More 

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

Dear Guest, We're glad that you had a meal in our venue, even if it was unexpected. As you noticed it, Au Pied de Cochon is a traditional french brasserie so the meat is a must on the menu. However, we have a lot of other dishes in order to statisfy all kind of appetites. We hope to see you... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My girlfriend is a huge fan of french onion soup so when we were travelling to Paris I researched the best place on here and was recommended this restaurant. We went at lunch time and it was lovely and quiet and were served by a brilliant American/Canadian waiter. The food was incredible, I had never had French onion soup before... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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64 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

When they say au pied de cochon, i would imagine eating something like a jamboneau or whatever the spelling, i.e. a delicious chunk of pork's lef, or rather thigh, which is amo g the few things i happen to like in Brussels restaurants and imagine they had copied it from French cuisine somehow. No. Not at all. We got literally,... More 

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Nice, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went on a Sunday night, 3 adults 1 toddler 1 infant. They seated us in the middle I'd upstairs. We waited for a very long time for menus, service, drinks! The onion soup was a bit waterdownedin flavour, and there was so much bread about four large pieces. Cheese ok. Oysters ok, steak tarter ok, the fries had a rancid... More 

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

Dear Guest, We apologize for the service. But we're truly surprized to read about your review. Indeed your description of our restaurant and our staff does not meet our expectations and standards. Could you please come back to us in order to discuss it with our director ? Kind regards, Sophie L. avis@blanc.net More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This meal started out nice with delicious onion soup and a complimentary drink. Then dinner arrived. The cotelette was fatty and the fries were cold. The andouille the sausage smelled like offal. The meat was sent back and another piece of the same (or the same) was sent back out. They did do the right thing by combing the check,... More 

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

Dear client, We're truly sorry. Im glad that you at leat enjoyed our Onion soup which is known for its cheese topping which makes it unique in Paris. The Andouille dish is a very special dish even for French. The smell you described is totally normal and shows the quality of the andouille. We're really sorry you didn't fully enjoy... More 

Middleburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Oh gosh - a good old standby since the younger days for family gathering, for meeting with friends, for lunch, for dinner, for late, late night hunger attacks... I order rarely nowadays les pieds de cochon panés (one of my favorite things), because of healthy eating habits, but also as this would gross out my American friends, partly for cultural... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We're always glad to read about regulars. As you noticed a lot of our dishes aren't really dietetic, this is an aspect of french brasserie cuisine. However, we propose more healthy food and in moderation you can eat what you want. We hope to see you soon anytime and anyday. Kind... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The duck fois gras (I think that's what it was called) was delicious, rivaling the Peking duck I've eaten. The bourbon was like a light, fluffy sweet-but-not-too-sweet pudding. And it's 24-hour, which is nice for midnight snacking. I don't quite remember the prices, but I know it was expensive (like most food in Paris). Not sure about reservations either, but... More 

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Nimes, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The snails filled with garlic, parsly and butter are always perfectly cooked. The rest of the menu does not change much, which personally I enjoy as I often order the same dish: le pied de cochon. Great Rococco décor and right off the Chatelet subway station as you get off from CDG

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Paris, France
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a good restaurant in paris for eating pied de cochon I really like it and I have been there for 5 times.I want to recommend the classic pied de cochon in the menu maybe a good bottle of white wine could de a good match with it. ps. you need to book a table in advance. its really... 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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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.