The Village Pub
The Village Pub

The Village Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thevillagepub.net/
  • Phone: (650) 851-9888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Brunch: Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Dmitry Elperin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Village Pub offers luxury catering in your home or office. Please contact Danielle Lembi at events@thevillagepub.net.
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in historic town of Woodside, The Village Pub has preserved the legacy of a beloved landmark location with a rich sense of heritage and authenticity. The atmosphere is sophisticated, yet relaxed and comfortable at the same time.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Lembi 6508516844x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Village Pub can be difficult to find if this is your first time dining with us. We are located directly under Coldwell Banker, just past Whiskey Hill Road. Our parking lot is located directly behind this building. Please feel free to call us directly if you are having trouble finding us.
A word from The Village Pub
This beloved Woodside landmark brings destination dining to Silicon Valley. The Village Pub is rich with a sense of heritage and authenticity. The warm and elegant ambiance is the perfect backdrop for Chef Dmitry Elperin's Contemporary American cuisine with Classic French roots.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Village Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (142)special occasion (131)notable wine list (109)romantic (96)neighborhood gem (88)great for lunch (54)good for groups (45)hot spot (35)vibrant bar scene (27)great for outdoor dining (25)great for brunch (25)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Outstanding Dining Experience
    PeninsulaDiner
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My favorite restaurant on the San Francisco Peninsula is The Village Pub. The service is amazing and they are always very accommodating of the food allergies that confront members of my family. I think I have now tasted most everything on the menu and every offering has been magnificent. Every time my family has a special occasion I lobby hard for us to dine at this restaurant. Fortunately I do not have to lobby very hard as all of my family members have fallen in love with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kjc16
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    very good evening as usual, we've never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks for a great Anniversary Dinner
    GTansecoVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have a new GOTO place! Sweetbreads, Bone Marrow, and Chocolate Souffle!...need I say anything more? So good and tasty. The Parker rolls that were served warm at the table is the icing on top of the great food and service. Shaken martini's at the table...very nice touch, it's good to know someone still knows how this is done. We appreciate you saving the booth for us and thanks to our server Marc for a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Food and Service
    fitndineVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Consistant on the food and service always. Great salads, pastas and daily specials. Never a miss...my favorite in the South Bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meticulous
    EntrepreneurEmeritus
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The quiet and meticulous service is the best on the Peninsula.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality is inconsistent
    kyCAVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is not my first dining experience at the Village Pub. Not exactly sure what went wrong on Friday (which was packed and lively) but the food was sub par - the pork was overdone, the scallops were just average, and the steak was chewy. I've been here on several other occasions and I thought the food was good then. During a busy Friday night, the chef(s)/cooks must have a timing issue with food? How can the pork chops, which were rated to be the best by the waitress, be so bone dry and tough?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good fabulous! Service not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food is fabulous and cozy ambiance is unique. Service did not match the level of this kind of Resturant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ebfc
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I made the trip all the way from the east bay to village pub... An hour or so drive is risky for dinner lol, but we were very pleased with the well executed dishes and knowledgable staff. From start to finish everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Perfect Birthday Dinner
    SFdesignerVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I had a flawless birthday dinner with my family at the Village Pub and loved every bit of it. Their attention to detail is evident in the beautiful interior, perfect lighting, exquisite local food, and high level of service and hospitality from everyone. I was delighted by the warm welcome when the hostess greeted me by name upon my arrival, and the birthday card on the table was a nice touch. I highly recommend the Village Pub for any special occassion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over-rated, very slow service
    garyc
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We've gone to the Village Pub many times over the years on special occasions. The food is always terrific, the atmosphere is great, and the service is stuffy, but efficient. We stopped going five years ago because a reservation is meaningless (they always make you wait 20-30 minutes), and the kitchen was getting slower and slower. Last weekend we went for my wife's birthday. As usual, we arrived on time and waited 20 minutes for our table. That was just the beginning. We waited--no exaggeration--a full hour between our starter course and entree. The waiter blamed it on one of our dishes being mistakenly delivered to another table. He tried to make it up to us with free desserts. But the endless wait had ruined the evening. We won't return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, exceptional service
    PacoVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    For those concerned about $$$ try the steak frites from the bar menu. Also, they have the best burger I have ever had. And when they have halibut or their tomatoes, don't miss it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Overall, the ambiance and service were good, but the food was a little disappointing. The tomato/burrata needed more basil. The pork chop was bland and overcooked. The dessert was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very special place
    cb2013VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Amazing food, amazing drinks, amazing service. Michelin rated. Cozy, upscale environment. You can't beat this place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I am glad we went there.
    chefVlad
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was delicious. I will defanatly go to The Village Pub again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alaska1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Comfortable dining. Steak was cooked to order and very good. Pork chop and chicken were delicious as well. Salads were fresh. Wine recommendations were great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, just not great
    1stTimer
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    It was our first time at The Village Pub, based on a friend's recommendation. We checked out their menu post on their website before we went, and knew what we wanted to try. When we came, our server (very courteous and professional) said they didn't have what we wanted and recommended a replacement. The manager and chef did provide a complimentary side dish as a compensation. So for this, the restaurant gets a solid 5-star service. Overall, we think the food was just good, not quite a 1-Michelin star level. We left there with a disappointment, feeling that something was missing. Would we come back? Perhaps when we just happen to be in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine list is impressive.
    GGpaloalto
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great to have a high-end meal without having to drive to 'the city'….
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant
    KitMenkinVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Lunch menu seems not to have changed, but food was excellent as was the service. I was surprised the restaurant was not crowded, as well as the customers were dressed more informally than I have seen in the past for lunch. Love the big band music. We put down coming for a birthday and the maître de said "Happy Birthday" when we arrived and had a birthday salute at the end of the meal on the dessert plate. We have been here for special dinners and they are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The village pub is the place to go for stellar service and exceptional cuisine. My wife and I come here to celebrate special occasions. The staff make you feel very welcome and comfortable, the food is inventive and delicious. Chef Dmitry is super talented. We will be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food.
    ShelVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We ordered tomatoes and burrata to start. They were brought to the table on a cart with fresh basil to cut and add to the salad, along with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Wonderful. Then we shared some roasted chicken, which was very succulent with crispy skin and some al dente vegetables. To end the meal, we ordered a chocolate soufflé which had creme anglaise to top it off. The service is good and they make you feel like they really do want you there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    kitkatVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The restaurant was much noisier than I had presumed and the waiter got off to a pretty slow start- he disappeared for lengths of time without taking our order, he walked off with the wine list before we ordered wine, and he brought me the wrong martini. Despite all that, it did feel "special" enough for an anniversary. My husband's entree of Lamb Rillettes was crazy good, but both our apps and my Salmon entree were just "meh". Overall, the food was under-seasoned and over-priced, BUT, I had the best dessert I've had since 2 years ago on our honeymoon in Paris. It was the Dark Chocolate Praline Torte with Hazelnut Nougatine / Salted Caramel Ice Cream. Oy. Made it truly memorable. TIP- if you want it quieter- reserve a booth!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Dine
    DinnerPlaces
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Food is great, service is good. Parking ok. A bit noisy when the dining room is full
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food
    ElsieVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The usual great ambiance but when the server says "medium rare ok on the salmon?", don't believe her. It comes overcooked for everyone. I compared it to a recent Park Tavern dinner which was heads and tails above the food here. Dessert too salty. Chicken pretty good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Dinner at The Village Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We're long-time diners at the Village Pub. This trip was very disappointing due to the food itself: all the entrees were virtually flavorless, the desserts very ho-hum, the drinks expensive. The service was good, the ambience is lovely and the heirloom tomatoes and French fries were excellent, but frankly, other than that the food was terrible. We'll give it another try in honor of the "old" Village Pub, which was always flawless, but we're skeptical.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing evening of wine
    goodfamilyfoodguy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We sat outside so the noise level was low. Inside it was quite loud and had a much less intimate and romantic feeling. We were very impressed with the relatively new sommelier, named Simi Grewal. She was knowledgable without being pretentious. We shared a 1/2 bottle of rose Champagne, a lovely Sancere, and a truly outstanding Barolo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent and worth the cost
    EscargotVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We live within five miles of The Village Pub and have been coming here regularly since it reopened. We are fortunate to have such a special food and wine dining experience in the neighborhood As many times as we have enjoyed dining here I thought it is overdue for me to review. The Sommeliers are are world class Go there and enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VP never disappoints
    susieQ
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    VP is my 'go to' restaurant. I look for any excuse to go there. The menu is always fresh and creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch at the Pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent service, very comfortable surroundings and marvelous, unique location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you
    SFRIDAVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Thank you Village Pub for making my wife's birthday special. We had a great seat at the bar and an amazing quiet seat at the end of the restaurant by the window. Could not have asked for better service or ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Que2
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We keep going back because The Village Pub has never been less than outstanding. My wife's very favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great spot for lunch. A little hard to find at first. Feel fairly formal and quiet. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of a kind...
    signguy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Awesome place, great food, five star service. Have had nothing but wonderful experiences every single time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Packed on a Friday night which created a buzzy, cheerful vibe. Despite being busy, though, the service from all the waitstaff was top-notch. Food was generally very good and the drinks were terrific. Just wish it weren't so expensive! Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It is a wonderful place to eat. The Branzino fish was great, tomatoes were in season and juicy and great. Service was terrific--there when you wanted them, but not overly intrusive. The restaurant is always a bit loud, which was difficult for our older guest who may not have heard everything said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food and Service
    foodie1VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love The Village Pub but had not been in quite a while. The food was excellent. The heirloom burrata as a starter is delicious. Of course it is heirloom tomato season but the tomatoes were amazing and prepared perfectly with burrata so fresh. We shared the chocolate souffle for dessert. It is probably the best souffle we've ever had - just the right amount of sweetness and chocolate with a swirl of earl grey creme anglaise - perfection. The service by our waitress Melanie was outstanding. The restaurant was very busy but we were not rushed out at all - we enjoyed a relaxing meal to celebrate our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Village Pub is Great
    GFOODVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Don't let the name of this restaurant fool you. This is no "pub", but superb fine dining, one of the finest around. Every dish is presented like a work of art and unique. They do a table side final preparation of the heirloom tomato and cheese salad. The steak and lamb were beautifully cooked and presented. Zucchini and mushroom soups were delicious and not what you would expect. Both soups start with a bowl and either crimini mushrooms in it or a stuffed squash. And then they pour the broth over it....so delicious and delightful. Every course is a magical moment consistent with the high prices. Sure, it's very expensive, but it's phenomenal food. They have a hamburger on the menu. French fries with truffle oil were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was a great place for our anniversary! Food was delicious! Pork and hanger steak cooked to perfection! The waitir was excellent with pairing our wine to our food. What a wonderful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden find in Woodside
    rosskVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We've driven through Woodside for years, and only last year discovered the Village Pub - hidden off the main street. A special occasion place, the food is deliciously prepared, and they offer a great selection of wine and cocktails. We really enjoyed several of their appetizers this summer - scallops, tomatoes, zucchini. Their chicken is very savory and the branzino was cooked to perfection. We try to plan a special occasion dinner here whenever we can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great anytime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Village Pub is great anytime, but especially nice for special occasions. Vibrant room, good service, creative menu. Our desserts were especially nice, this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite of ours
    sfnativeVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The team of knowledgeable servers work like a finely tuned symphony. Our waiter knew, without writing down, our beverage preferences in detail. The Zuchini soup with roasted squash blossom was velvety and flavorful as were the salads. Next time we plan to try the pre fixe menu. This place , an oasis in the woods, is understated elegance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.