The Village Pub

4.8
3014 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are open for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery daily!

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 Mark Sullivan's Contemporary American cuisine with Classic French roots.

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:15PM 8:30PM - 8:30PM

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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShivaniJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The food was excellent. I highly recommend this to those looking for a well thought out date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Great food, wine list, service. Lovely community asset but extra fun escape for sun-starved city-dwellers on a cool summer’s day! Lunch at the Pub + a stroll through Filoli = perfect one-day staycation. Recommend!

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viprnomad
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. One of my best there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Really good but Super expensive! If money is no object then by all means.

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vipMarsha
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I enjoyed every bite and the service inside was exceptional. Nice friendly feeling and felt taken care of. Really enjoyed the duck and the squash blossom pasta, but don't expect big portions. However, my friend's pork chop was huge and the beignets and soufflé for dessert were very generous.

The Village Pub
Responded 4 days ago

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vipKMar
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal - outside patio area. The food was delicious, I had the hamachi, duck breast and lemon tart and we did the wine paring with our meal. Service fantastic, very attentive, knowledge and friendly. I've always loved coming to The Village Pub and will come more often with the expanded patio area.

The Village Pub
Responded on July 24, 2021

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was extremely helpful in making adjustments with the onion allergy. Dinner was amazing and we had an enjoyable dinner.

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Responded 4 days ago

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Goli
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was top notch! I highly recommend this restaurant!

The Village Pub
Responded on July 22, 2021

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Merendona
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. People are well trained, it is the best service.

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CAMILLAMEIFANGKAOoPHDLAH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GOING BACK ON THURSDAY-SCHEDULE HAS OPENED UP? SPECIALS ARE GOOD-

The Village Pub
Responded on July 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are open seven nights a week in addition to lunch on Fridays and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again!

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vipKenM
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and impeccable service! Nice atmosphere!

The Village Pub
Responded on July 22, 2021

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ddcc
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very pleased that the hostess was able to set up a beautiful outdoor seating for us and our guests-huge thanks to her. We were surprised though our waitress did not wear a mask. We understand that it's her choice to wear or not to wear in her own time. Yet when dealing with public and handling food, she should wear a mask to minimize her customers' risk. Most other staff wore masks though. As for services, we found us had to look around and wait for someone to pass by quite a few times to get something. One of the staff explained that they were very busy. Wish the service was a bit more attentive. Overall the food was pretty good. The menu is prix fixe. There are supplements for certain menu choices. The $15 supplement for the appetizer truffle pasta is reasonable and worth it. But the $20 supplement for the scallop as a main course is a bit out of the range. Overall, we had a good time. This is our 2nd time and our 1st time was before the pandemic.

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vipFoodie2mama
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to come here. It was our daughter’s first time to attend and order all 3 courses and she thought it was an amazing experience. Thank you to everyone for making it so special.

The Village Pub
Responded on July 22, 2021

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vipLuvTravel
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outside lunch. Will be back soon

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Responded on July 22, 2021

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vipChristianB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We go to VP 7-10 times/year. Food continue to be at the very top of Bay Area. Service, however, is not what it used to be. Last night it was difficult to get attention from the server, we had to ask for bread 2 times. This is the only areas that lower the customer experience. This is not Guide Michelin-worthy in my mind and need to improve for the money you pay here.

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vipdweekly
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, as always. It's amazing to me that a Michelin starred restaurant is tucked in here on the mid-Peninsula with reasonable prices ($85/plate prix fixe) and is relatively easy to book. An amazing deal and fantastic food. The pork chop in particular was delectable.

The Village Pub
Responded on July 17, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service . Will back again

The Village Pub
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you so much, we look forward to seeing you again!

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dilettante
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I've had in years--novel in conception, flawless in execution. Service was extraordinary while still feeling human. The new porch space is marvelous. Great wine list.

The Village Pub
Responded on July 17, 2021

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CAMILLAMEIFANGKAOoPHDLAH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREATGREATGREATGREATGREAT

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant gave us a lovely table and provided impeccable service. The food was delicious and we enjoyed it very much.

The Village Pub
Responded on July 17, 2021

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ElaZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Noted birthday in reservation. Apparently got overlooked. Medium rare steak was quite rare.

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AndyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Dined outside at 8PM; very pleasant

The Village Pub
Responded on July 17, 2021

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Woodrow
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time going to The Village Pub. Our server was really great, and actuall all of the staff were great. They work as a team, so it seems to be very smooth.

They started off by serving complimentary sweet summer corn and ricotta cannolis which were really good. I thought that was a great touch.

This place has a wine/beverage list of 98 pages, so I don't think there is a drink in the world that you can't get at The Village Pub.

My wife had the ribeye, which is not on the regular menu but was a special that night. It was cooked very slightly more than the medium rare she asked for, but because it was so juicy and tender, it still tasted really nice.

I had the pork chop which was by far the best pork chop I ever had.

The reason I put 4 instead of 5 for the food was the Maine Lobster Consomme. It was very salty, and I thought it was not up to par with the rest of the food we had for the evening.

We will return and had a great time. The service was great.

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T365
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Like some other fine restaurants of the pre-COVID era that my wife and I have recently been to, The Village Pub was not hitting on all cylinders last night: things did not appear when you expected them to and some items disappeared without a word. I would rate my Squash Blossom appetiser excellent, but not so the filet mignon. In fairness, the other four guests were satisfied with their Chicken Al Mattone, Hokkaido Scallops and two additional filets. However, everyone was a little underwhelmed by last nights performance, and we are hoping the restaurant is better next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Events lead Sarah is very responsive!

The Village Pub
Responded on July 15, 2021

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Carie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening! Food and service was amazing! ✨✨✨✨✨
Best,
Carie

The Village Pub
Responded on July 15, 2021

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JanB
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and good service. Try the heirloom tomatoes, the duck, the salmon, and the chocolate soufflé!

The Village Pub
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review, Jan!

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vipAmyH
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent. Interesting seasonal choices and every dish as good as the next. I won’t go into details because the menu changes and also it’s fun to be surprised. This is not a
Low priced dinner but we think of it as an evening of entertainment that includes feeling spoiled and amazing food. Romantic and also celebratory destination. Worth every penny!

The Village Pub
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review, Amy!

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vipFoodie
New England
53 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our food was excellent, though perhaps not quite creative/perfect enough to be up to the standard I would expect for a Michelin-star record. (Examples: Bread (country load, Parker rolls) is just mediocre; lobster consomme was delicious but the scallop mousse didn't have much flavor; salmon was cooked perfectly on the interior but didn't have a sear on it or anything to add a texture/flavor boost, and the oyster nage had little flavor (certainly I couldn't taste any hint of oysters).

The setting is absolutely lovely -- we sat on the outdoor deck and it couldn't have been more perfect.

The service is very good but sometimes a bit slow in terms of ordering; yet our table conversation interrupted multiple times by someone asking about clearing a glass or something equally unimportant. The delivery felt a tad pretentious, especially relative to the setting.

Probably my biggest gripes are about the pricing structure. First, the *only* option is a prix fixe -- you can't just get an appetizer and entree, or two appetizers -- you can *only* order a three-course meal (with some courses incurring a supplementary upcharge, which is fine but honestly I am tired of Michelin-level restaurants pushing the $125 caviar upcharge). Even more annoying is the 20% "service charge" that is automatically added to the bill, with no explanation or disclosure on the menu, and with a "tip" line on the receipt that doesn't say anything like "optional" or "additional." So one is left wondering -- am I supposed to pay a 20% service charge and THEN tip another 18-20%?? It felt very much like the restaurant was trying to trick us into double-tipping by slipping the 20% automatic charge into the bill and hoping we wouldn't notice.

That said, all in all it was a really good meal and I would definitely be back. I just think there are a number of issues that keep it from being Michelin-level (and I've been to 20+ Michelin restaurants, so it's a fairly informed opinion).

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GertrudP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Village Pub was delightful. The food was superb, very interesting. Service was perfect.

The Village Pub
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review, Gertrud!

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Foodexperiencer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Sunday prix-fixe brunch was a wonderful experience. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who accommodated our seating request. Our server, Rolando, was outstanding, attentive but not overbearing. The Vichyssoise was delightfully poured into the soup bowl by the server keeping the pearl onion and leek shavings crunchy. Flank steak was cooked to perfection with a pesto sauce. The piece de resistance were the beignet and the chocolate souffle! I would go just to have those desserts. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars for overall is for a few details - since our fingers got a little sticky from the delicious chocolate and cream anglais sauces we requested hot towels. Also a suggestion would be to have the server use a table crumber before dessert. As for accessibility to the restaurant in the parking lot, not allow cars to park in the No parking zone next to a handicap parking spot which blocked ingress/egress access.

Will definitely return!

The Village Pub
Responded on July 15, 2021

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vipAnne
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely our favorite place for all occasions! Food is sublime especially the truffle pasta, pork chop, potato soup, etc.. Besides the delicious food is the outstanding and amazing service overall! But Melody is the one who makes the dinner experience special and memorable! Above all, I noticed that she goes above and beyond with all the patrons there, chatting with each and every table and makes us all feel special!!! We look forward to our next visit!

The Village Pub
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review, Anne!

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AzmirM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and our waiter was phenomenal!

The Village Pub
Responded on July 4, 2021

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vipMikedanner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall very good! Only petite hiccup was the dessert was a little overdone.

The Village Pub
Responded on July 4, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! I will share your feedback with our pastry chef in an effort to improve in the future.

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CAMILLAMEIFANGKAOoPHDLAH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PHENOMENAL-PRICE IS EXPENSIVE BUT PROBABLY NECESSARY. I SPEND MONEY HERE as-opposed-to ELSEWHERE.AFTER EVERY MEAL,I MAKE RESERVATION FOR NEXT MEAL,CIRCA1.5-2WK.
THANK YOU SO MUCH'.

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Responded on July 4, 2021

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vipg2vin
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best dinner I have enjoyed in a long time and that includes 3 star Paris restaurants. Each dish was outstanding, from the seared foie gras to the dark chocolate souffle (which is truly unmissable). Not inexpensive, but the quality of the cuisine makes this a bargain. And the atmosphere is casual and as elegant as you want. Bravo!

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Responded on July 17, 2021

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MichelleM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st visit with some 1st new tastes and we were not disappointed.

The Village Pub
Responded on July 4, 2021

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BruceS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special lunch with delightful wines and food. We shared a selection of Pinot Noir wines by the glass from around the world. The duck and salmon dishes were tasty and tender. This was a wonderful way to enjoy an afternoon lunch

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Responded on July 4, 2021

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freshandlocal
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Lovely place to sit outside on the patio. Menu quite good but I did not like the duck which is what I had ordered. The salad was excellent and the dessert was good which is something I don't usually eat so it was a treat. Both ducks dishes at the table were sent back as they were too underdone for the huge slabs of meat. Not an appetizing way to eat it especially when it cools off which was quickly. Presentation was not attractive. The pork chops were ordered by two others and they said that they tasted good. The service is excellent and the wine list impressive. A nice place to eat but not anything much to remember for the price. It will not become one of my "go to" places for celebrations but I think I will try the Pub Menu at some stage.

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