Among the many excellent restaurants in and around Les Halles, there are two that are so emblematic of Paris that any time spent in the city without stopping in at either or both of them is a missed opportunity. These two restaurants are Au Pied de Cochon and Georges.
Au Pied de Cochon, now in its 68th year, is not just a true Les Halles tradition but also a veritable Parisian institution. It has never once closed its doors since opening and it is open 'round the clock, 24/7. That alone is a spectacular singularity in this town where meal times are strictly set. It's to Au Pied de Cochon where you come for a hearty meal, whether at noon or at 2 a.m., of the best onion soup you'll find in Paris, a plate of homemade pork charcuterie and some of the best cuts of meat, fish and poultry to be found anywhere.
The other emblematic restaurant of Les Halles district is Georges. This true jewel sits atop the Centre Georges Pompidou and is considered one of the most romantic, upscale dining spots in Paris. The sweeping views over Paris from the glass-encased dining room provide an unforgettable backdrop. The chef here turns out asian-fusion dishes of fish, filet mignon and duck.
The other stellar Les Halles restaurants on this list are also not to be missed. In short, dining at any of these establishments before, after or while enjoying the nightlife or shopping in this district is an excellent choice.