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Au Pied de Cochon
Cuisine: European, French
You can't say you've really been to Paris until you've dined here at Au Pied de Cochon. The name of the restaurant means "pig's foot" literally translated, or pig's trotters for the culinary... Read More
You can't say you've really been to Paris until you've dined here at Au Pied de Cochon. The name of the restaurant means "pig's foot" literally translated, or pig's trotters for the culinary translation. And that is what the restaurant became famous for. Opened in 1947 by a former butcher. It has kept its authenticity, even if it has added a touch of elegance and refinement, over the years. The restaurant is known, and loved, for still making all their dishes by hand on premise. This is the place to order that plate of pork paté since it was made right there in the kitchens, and not bought from outside. And though they do sell hundreds of thousands of plates of pig's trotters here annually, the dish not to miss is their onion soup. It is one of the best in the city.
- 1st Arrondissement - Les Halles' Best Restaurants, French Traditional: "The restaurant has long been a favorite of the theatre crowd who flock here after a show for a good, hearty hot meal. The Pied de Cochon has not closed its doors since it opened in 1947 and it stays open 24/7. Also, the portions here are more than generous."
- Best for 1st Arrondissement - Les Halles' Best Restaurants Because: This restaurant is as much a Parisian institution as is Les Halles itself.
- Best for French Traditional Because: Everything here is housemade and despite the fact it's open 24/7, the quality of the food is some of the best in the city.