The Village Pub
The Village Pub

The Village Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thevillagepub.net/
  • Phone: 6508519888x
  • 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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
The Village Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (149)special occasion (147)notable wine list (118)romantic (106)neighborhood gem (97)great for lunch (55)good for groups (40)great for outdoor dining (36)hot spot (30)great for brunch (29)vibrant bar scene (27)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)Show More
  • 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!!
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    special occasion
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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.
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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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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden find in Woodside
    rossk
    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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth trip down from San Francisco!
    howardnoe
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Nothing to say negative about this restaurant. I've been there three times and have always ordered the same thing: the chicken salad plate. I know it sounds mundane, but it isn't — it's lightly sautéed chicken breast and fresh, fresh vegetables/salad with a buttermilk dressing. I never get tired of it. All the food looks good, but each time, I come back for my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the food !
    jamesVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food and attitude of the staff is outstanding !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pub classic
    FiordVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Village Pub is great for any romantic occasion. The food is superb and the red velvet walls are magical. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Anna
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent on all counts - including special touches such as the pre meal "amuse bouche".
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RitaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Village Pub is one of the top restaurants in the Bay Area. Never disappoints!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special
    out2lunch
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very refined and memorable experience. Staff well-spoken and extremely knowledgeable. Discussions on target and most helpful; Complex entree combinations with lots of variety among offerings. Peach crisp dessert was fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Peepers
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Inventive food made of only the freshest ingredients. Exceptional service - friendly but not too much. Lively atmosphere. This place does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Consistent
    fitndineVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant is always consistent and good. Never a miss!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I don't usually rate restaurants, but this lunch was worth 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maintaining Michelin 1 star
    pcp21VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The Village Pub continues to serve interesting, high-quality fare. I was completely happy with the meal I was served there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service!
    AvidRWCDiner
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Love the Village Pub. Its on the pricier side, but always worth it in the end for a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always tasty
    Peepers
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Once again a trip to the Village Pub was a savory delight. The menu is creative without trying to hard. The flavors are obvious of food harvested locally and recently. Even the portions do not disappoint. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    Bella
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My friend and I went for a special birthday dinner and we are foodies, we loved almost everything we ate. She ordered a soup for appetizer that was a little salty, and my entrée came with some odd croutons but other than that everything else we had was perfect, it is a great place for a special occasion, and has an EXTREMELY extensive and well thought out wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing!
    June
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a 6:30 reservation and arrived , not appreciated by receptionist by 6:15. The table was empty. The noise was too much!!! Our order took too long, forgot to serve the salad to one of our party and was brought with awful main course. They compensated by giving us a complimentary souffle (not worth the inconvenience. ) The food was soooooo disappointing. They try to make the normal service something memorable---it does not work!!!!! The best part of the evening was the bus boy, who demonstrated a trick to clean the table cloth. He was friendly and nice. More than the serving staff. I will never go there again and recommend to anyone. My guests were from Napa, known for their great dining.
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  • High expectations
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Based on the high reviews and michelin reputation, I was disappointed with the food. The tastes were not amazing or all that memorable. Glad I tried but likely not a repeat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely birthday lunch
    lovelunchwiththegirls
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The charcuterie plate, the fried chicken salad, gazpacho and flour less chocolate cake were all wonderful as was our service at the table. The disappointment was being seated indoors on a picture perfect day especially after requesting the outdoor seating ahead of time. We were given the somewhat puzzling excuse that the three tables outside were only "four-tops" as if two couldn't have been pushed together for our party of 6. Explained ahead of time that we would be coming from a hike; felt a little uncomfortable in the fancy interior of the restaurant in our sweaty and quite casual attire. Also, in a celebratory mood for our friend's birthday but felt a little stilted trying to keep our voices down for the reserved mood indoors.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal i've had in months
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    absolutely no complaints here. everything was cooked to perfection, the staff was courteous and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JellyBeanVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Outstanding food, service & ambiance. Incredible Wine list. Truly a 1st class restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Village Pub Rocks!
    cflynnlVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This might be my 10th Village Pub review and I continue to love everything they do! Don't let their remote location fool you! It is worth the drive from San Fran, San Jose...heck, Los Angeles! Never, and I mean Never, had a bad experience at this wonderful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Village Pub continues to impress
    DaveGSM
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Village Pub continues to impress, firing on all cylinders for a wonderful experience. Well crafted, delicious food, and a 'gotta see it to believe it' wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate