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The Village Pub
The Village Pub

The Village Pub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thevillagepub.net
  • Email: info@thevillagepub.net
  • Phone: (650) 851-9888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 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 (650) 851-6844

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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We've enjoyed many outstanding meals at the VP but the latest experience leaves me questioning what has changed in the kitchen. The food, while good seems to have lost some of its richness and the presentation left much to be desired. My dish of chicken roulade and roasted beets was simply scattered all over the plate and I never did find much of the pickled rhubarb. My dining companion had the NY steak and red wine braised farro that looked liked it had just been heaped on the plate with the steak arranged haphazardly on top. While the service and atmosphere is still superb, the kitchen has lost much of its past luster. Unfortunate as for years it held its own with many great SF restaurants."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I came here for my birthday with my wife very excited to try the food here. Needless to say, the food and the bar did not disappoint. The pork chop, arctic char and our rhubarb crisp were amazing. I would also go back just for the bread. However, our server was far from attentive. He seemed to be engaging the other tables a lot more than us. It took nearly 20 minutes for him to take our food order even though we were ready long before. There were also long stretches during the meal where he did not check in on us. Fortunately, another server figured it out and started taking care of us (kudos to that guy for saving the night). I would go back again for the food and hope the service improves a bit."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Village Pub easily deserves the Michelin star it has received for three years running. Excellent food, professional wait staff in a pleasant setting."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "As usual, we had a lovely experience at the Pub. It is definitely one of our favorites!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We accidentally discovered The Village Pub and are so happy we did. Amazing service, food and atmosphere. I live in Marin but will drive down just to experience the pleasure of dining here. Not enough stars to rate this wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had a Family Birthday Party and everyone had a great meal and an enjoyable time!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great place for a business lunch. the food is superb. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "As an acclaimed restaurant critic I set out to challenge The Village Pub in subtle and "attention to detail" ways. TVP never fails to deliver. Server Melody was extraordinary. Every "fine diner" need is filled with panache and many times covered without asking. Only other comparable experience at Taillavent Paris. When you have two types of Billecart Salmon offered by the glass then you know your in for an exceptional dining experience. You'll be hard pressed to find a better restaurant west of New York."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always a great experience because the atmosphere is great and the food is always stellar. Menu changes seasonally but always outstanding. Sommelier recommended a nice wine in our price range. Service is great-left off a star because it took a while for the waiter to come back for my credit card, but overall a great experience and consistent with my past experiences. Will come back again."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Every time is excellent -- the food, service, ambience, just outstanding. Make sure to pre-order the souffle for lunch - it's fabulous!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We always enjoy The Village Pub. The food was delicious and service very good."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This place is a classic, but great restaurant. The food was made so simple, yet well done. Great service."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The Pub has an ever changing menu for the adventurous, but if you aren't there is aways the bar menu to choose from which has great selections as well."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Finally went after hearing good reports about the Village Pub. All reports were true as the food was outstanding--pricey, but well worth it. Where on earth did you find my nickname? I didn't think it was known west of New York!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I was really disappointed with the special appetizer of the day, Spanish octopus with chick peas. The octopus was roasted, and was so overcooked, I could barely cut it with a table knife, let alone the seafood knife they gave me with the course. Otherwise our dishes were good to great, and service was professional."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "enjoyed their special New Years Eve tasting meal and it was delightful. In fact could not have been better and that applied to each course. All plates were served simultaneously to our party of 6, so there was not waiting for everyone to be served before starting that course. Highly recommend the Village Pub and I look forward to returning."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Hands down, the best grilled pork chops I've ever had in my life."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is a complete surprise for me since this is the first time I dined here for dinner. The bar was crowded and happening. The check-in was a little clunky as the hostesses were busy on the phone and worrying about seating, but when a sommelier came over to pick up the wine bottle I was holding asked if I was already helped, it more than made up for it. Nothing was spared when it came to the food - well prepared and presented. Delectable to the taste buds, a sensory experience for the nose, and a delight to the eyes. Coupled with the attentiveness of the staff, it made my Friday dining experience very pleasurable."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I've been going to the Village Pub for special occasions for more than 10 years and it never fails to please. Food, wine, service - all top notch without being overbearing or pretentious. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the wines, with spot-on descriptions and recommendations as well as for martinis (gin). The best surprise was the Rye Blondie for dessert. The noise level on a Saturday night at 7pm gets to be too loud to hear your fellow diners at a 4-seat table without leaning in over the tabletop. The VP already has above-average spacing between tables and soft furnishings (including comfortable chairs), so not clear what the restaurant can do about the noise, but it's not so bad to keep me from going back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great lunch spot. Need to try their hamburger, pasta and they serve duck liver mouse too. Best chocolate chip cookies ever!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "What a plesant surprise..great food great service..the extensive half bottle list allows even couples to have multip[le wines over dinner..The muscovey duck was very tasty and the variety of caviars was unique...Deserts fantastic..."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food: Mushroom consommé-too salty Duck liver mousse-too salty Lemon tagliatelle pasta with truffles-could've saved $35 as the dish would have been just as excellent without the truffles. They must not be in season since it was pretty much tasteless and I'm not a huge fan of the texture, so I could have done without. Steak-perfect! Terrarium dessert-hubby loved it Praline Mille-Feuille-my absolute favorite! I get it every time. Service-good, but 1. Ordered 1 mushroom consommé meaning to share since we also had duck liver mousse. Waiter came back to see if hubby los wanted it. Thought he was asking if we were going to share, instead got charged for 2. 2. Got charged for 2 bottles of sparkling water without being asked if we wanted the 2nd."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Many years ago when we were young and stupid, we strolled into this restaurant and--because we had no reservations and more importantly because we were wearing jeans--we were turned away. It's a lot less snooty these days, but this is still an elegant, beautiful restaurant. This time (our first time here), we were dressed appropriately (although I'm not sure it would have made a difference if we hadn't been--although all other diners were in "casual business" attire). The food was truly wonderful, the service was attentive without hovering. Even though there were people chatting at the bar and other diners starting to arrive (we were there super early--at 5 p.m.), we could actually have a conversation without shouting. Lovely ambiance."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Lunch was delicious as always. Service outstanding."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Always have a great experience at this outstanding spot......once I get past the menu..... Selection is limited and each choice might seem unappealing...when in doubt order steak... The dishes are always better on the table than they seemed in the menu....Only complaint this visit was the "medium rare" steak was really "rare" and it is no fun to send things back Attentive service and great overall ambience....."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Foos very good to excellent, as usual. The restaurant was exceedingly noisy. Unable to communicate with table mates. DB reading was over 105 db. OSHA unacceptable. Some small lapses for such an expensive restaurant: salt and pepper served in small doses without tiny spoons....too many fingers in the pot!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The pricey abalone appetizer was tasty, but not particularly special. The mushrooms were excellent, but the fish could have been anything (just a little tougher than most fish). The crab appetizer was a better bet. The lightly seared bluefin tuna special was delicious -- if you like sushi (which I do). The pasta was rated good, and the skate was beautifully prepared. Basically, an excellent meal."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The title says it all - Village Pub was truly just a great experience. The food was delicious, the service was attentive but not overbearing, and the setting was welcoming and private. We had an excellent time. The most moist pork chop I've ever had. The garlic soup was great. The poached lobster was tasty though not mind-blowing. Not a thrifty outing, but I wasn't expecting it to be. Definitely a top 10 dining experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "A perfect venue for a special meal. The service was just the right level of attentiveness, and the food was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. It was our third visit, and each one has been memorable."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Simply put, this is one of my favorite restaurants. Incredible food and service, great wine and beer list, and wonderful atmosphere. Prepare to pay for it, and it's well worth the money."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great wine and great time. Skip Valentine's day though......"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We (three friends) enjoy lunch at the Village Pub periodically and always have a wonderful time. The atmosphere is charming and relaxing, the menu creative and delicious and the service always delightful at lunch. We consider trying other resaurants but keep returning to VP."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Always a favorite for the PUB BURGER......it was not quite up to it's excellence, but still delicious."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went on Valentine's Day. Big mistake! Everybody in the restaurant got the same prix fixe menu for $120. Bland, uninspiring. What a waste of money. I'll never go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The Village Pub is always good. Great food and amazing wine list."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Its true the Burger here is worthy of worship! So I had to ask more about their delicious, famous burger. Apparently its just a grass fed beef patty flavored with salt and pepper cooked over an almond wood fire grill. If only things were that simple and accessible. I came by for lunch and was quickly seated in a nice comfortable booth. Overall it was a good lunch with a nice laid back atmosphere. You will find everything you expect from a Michelin star restaurant here: friendly service, delicious food, well maintained restaurant. Great lunch service and will definitely be back to try there dinner menu soon."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had our anniversary dinner there and the atmosphere and service were perfect as you might expect from a Bacchus Mgmt restaurant. What we ordered wasn't memorable so we should've done our research first. But otherwise a nice, quiet, elegant place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My family has been going to the Village Pub for years. It is always such a special treat and so delicious. Whether eating at the bar or in the restaurant, you can't go wrong."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "this restaurant is superlative in every way. there's nothing more to say."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The Village Pub never disappoints. We have some pretty fine restaurants in San Francisco, but The Pub is always well worth the trip."
    Dined on 1/31/2014