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“Just OK”
Review of Au Pied de Cochon

Au Pied de Cochon
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Ranked #1,146 of 17,315 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Les Halles
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.
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

Service and environment very good.
Starter (Moules) very good, but my main course was tepid and disappointing. My husband's mainwas very good.
Dessert, crepes, thick and rubbery.
Waiter excellent, complimentary Grand Marnier due to disappointing dessert.

Visited August 2014
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Thank bib61150
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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for sharing your review about Au Pied de Cochon. We're surprised to read your disappointment concerning our cookery but enjoyed reading that you liked our brasserie atmosphere and service.
Your remarks concerning our course was forwarded to our Director so that adjustments can be made in the future.
Kind regards,
Chloé P.
Customer Relations Manager
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Skewen, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Our favourite restaurant in Paris”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is the fourth time we have dined in this restaurant. The service is always first class and the quality of food is outstanding. Whilst the steaks are superb there is also a good range of seafood and wines.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank IRoss896
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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for sharing your review and to stay true to Au Pied de Cochon!
We hope to welcome you soon for the 5th time!
Kind regards,
Chloé P.
Customer Relations Manager
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Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A fine dining experience!”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

The waiter and Maitre-D were very polite and helpful, along with being fluent. The atmosphere for a Sunday evening was very pleasant. The food was delightful, particularly the mussels and fries.

  • Visited November 2013
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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for sharing your review! We're glad you enjoyed our brasserie atmosphere and our cookery!
We hope to welcome you again soon,
Kind Regards,
Chloé P.
Customer Relations Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An expensive tourist trap.”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food is not bad, but neither it is good. The prices are at least 2x what they should be if the food was good. The wine list is a rip off. This is the place for people who don't know better.

  • Visited August 2014
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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
We're very surprised by your comment which doesn't reflect our house standards. Au Pied de Cochon is a true institution of the Halles district since 1947. Au Pied de Cochon posesses the "Maitre Restaurateur" title which testifies of our commitment to home-made cuisine cooked with fresh products.
Our Director would like to discuss this recent meal among us and better understand what happened. Would you be so kind to give me your phone number and the best moment to reach you?
Kind regards,
Chloé P.
Customer Relations Manager
chloe(a)blanc.net
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Just love eating here!”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

I eat here regularly. It's a favourite place especially when travelling on my own.
The food is good, whether I eat snails or oysters or go for a shell fish platter for one.
The main course has to be a fillet steak or a Pave of Rump.
Wine is always a bottle of Brouilly froid.
The staff are attentive and good at conversation. I have never had a desert here. The standard of the quality of food is always consistent. A great place to eat.

  • Visited September 2013
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Clients S, Responsable relations clients at Au Pied de Cochon, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for sharing your review about Au Pied de Cochon. We're glad to count you among our regular customers!
See you soon,
Kind regards,
Chloé P.
Customer Relations Manager
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