The Village Pub

4.8
3143 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 2022

    $160.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    We will be offering a special Valentine's Day menu created by Chef Mark Sullivan. $160 per person, excluding 20% service fee & tax. First Course White Escarole and Watercress Salad Second Course Broccoli Velouté Entrée Seared Hokkaido Scallops or Prime Filet Mignon Rossini or Dry-Aged Duck Breast à l'Orange Dessert Triple-Chocolate Torte or Floating Island Please see website for full details Cancelation Policy: 72 hour cancelation policy. If you cancel for any reason you will be charged the full menu price of $160 per person in form of a gift card. The gift card will be emailed. You can use the gift card towards a future visit.
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MelissaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible place. The service was superb, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was perfect. We sat outside and really enjoyed every part of the meal.

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Nate
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely flawless!

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Tiff
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & presentation, outdoor dining area is really nicely set up, staff was nice and attentive. Overall really good experience and would certainly want to dine here again

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vipDebiH
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back after all this time away due to Covid.

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KatieB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! Great for a special occasion.

The Village Pub
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Katie, Thank you for your kind review, We look forward to welcoming you again.

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ScottW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Village Pub continues to re-set the bar for excellence across the board. Yet another splendid meal, service, wine and experience! A wonderful treat.

The Village Pub
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Scott, Thank you so much for your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you again.

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DonH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Village Pub is a very comfortable facility for dinner. Service is good, ambiance is good, food is mostly good.

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Luah
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my and my friend's birthday and we had the best time! Our servers were just so accommodating and really the food was impeccable, delicious. The dessert selection was amazing! And the restaurant is so clean. I am in love with the plate designs as well.

Overall, we all had a great time and would definitely come back again!

The Village Pub
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Luah, Thank you for your kind review, we are lucky to have these servers and chefs be part of The Village Pub. Looking forward to your next visit

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience

The Village Pub
Responded on January 14, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind review.

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vipPippa
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I've been coming to the Village for over 15 years. The food has ALWAYS been excellent, as with the service. Somehow, this last visit left me feeling my meal here isn't that special anymore....which is hard to say because I always felt the Village is an institution of excellence. I realize finding good help if hard to come by these days, though if you want to stay on your game, having the service align with your meal, both need to mirror each other, at least that was what I encountered in the past. Don't get me wrong, the Village Pub was very good on this night, though it could have been much better had the service mirror the meal.

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vipKatieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in the bay area. Quiet, elegant, amazing food and even more amazing service. Highly recommend!!

The Village Pub
Responded on January 14, 2022

Dear Katie, Thank you so much for your kind review.

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ScrappyKimberly
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outdoors on their risk-managed patio is like a mini-vacation for us! And the service people were so warm and friendly, and made us few extra special. Wonderful!

The Village Pub
Responded on January 14, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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vipKiraD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, unpretentious service. Best food we’ve had in a while!

The Village Pub
Responded on January 14, 2022

Dear Kira, Thank you so much for your kind review, We look forward to welcoming you again.

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vipsubuurbanchickSD
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Each course at the Village Pub is meticulous prepared and simply fresh and delicious. With so many extras from the chef (including madelines at the end), we left feeling so satiated and happy.

Best meal in a long time! The service could use a little more polish - very nice, but a bit slow betw courses and took a long time to get our server's attention to pay at the end.

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vipMarciaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The bread was not fresh and the fish was tasteless. Everything was overpriced for the quality.

The Village Pub
Responded on January 14, 2022

Dear Marcia, Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback which I will share with our culinary team in an effort to improve. I would like to discuss this further my email is juan.barajas@thevillagepub.net Please let me know a good time to contact you.

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vipSteven
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table at the outside seating area for lunch and were totally comfortable. The service was amazing, food well presented and incredibly tasty, and we had an amazing celebration of being together for the first time in a while. The experience was very special.

The Village Pub
Responded on January 14, 2022

Dear Steven, Thank you so much for your kind review, we look forward to your next visit.

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vipLittlek
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and great service.

The Village Pub
Responded on January 14, 2022

Thank you so much for your kind review.

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Carie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service! Wish I could dine at The Village Pub every week!!
Thank you!
Best,
Carie

The Village Pub
Responded on January 14, 2022

Dear Carie, Thank you so much for your kind review, and we are open seven days a week!

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vipTLWSaratoga
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious and Mel treated us to cheerful and friendly service as always.

The Village Pub
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review, we are lucky to have Melody be part of The Village Pub, We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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vipMarceloF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The waiter provided a level of service much inferior to the one we have had in many instances in our menu visits to the restaurant. Empty glasses, no special treats after dessert,etc. Other tables with other waiters had them as it happened to us in many other occasions.

Very unfortunate to have ML as our waiter.

We hope it improves.

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vipAngie
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place for a special night out. The food and service was again impeccable. We have been many times and we love that it is always consistently great. The only set back is the price and the inflated cost of the supplements. That leaves a bitter aftertaste as it is just too high for what it is and the guests feels a bit taken advantage off. $40 extra for a filet or $35 extra for a small portion off lobster is just too high when you already pay $89 for three corses. Other than that it is our favorite place for a celebration and we are glad to see that the service stayed so consistent even during Covid. Thank you

The Village Pub
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you so much for for your kind review, We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTableDiners
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

With so many positive reviews we were looking forward to a fine holiday dinner date. We decided to try this place out and were glad that the restaurant was opened the daye after Christmas. The host was robotic and not warm with his greeting as we checked in which started off awkward. A prix fixe menu was offered. Everything we had was exceptionally good. The Coq au Vin which had a few pearl onions that were still quite raw and was so pungent, pretty much ruined the dish after I accidentally bit into one thinking it was a radish. The outside dining was a bit dim. We had trouble reading the menu and had to use our phone. It was a bit challenging to see everything on our dishes. The chicken breast in the Coq au Vine came out pretty dry, which was a surprise considering everything else was very good. The foie gras and mushroom soups were excellent. The chocolate souffle was delicious. Our only major disappointment was the lack of service and care by our waitress, Teressa. We often had to signal across the room to get her attention, or we had to request the bread server for assistance. He was probably the best help we had tonight. Our waitress never once asked us how our meal was or if we would like anything else. She showed no interest in serving us, and since the 20% service fee was automatically charged onto our bill, she didn’t give it another thought. It was an unpleasant experience with Teressa that sour our dining experience here at this very promising elegant pub and great menu. One bad apple. We were looking forward to a lovely holiday dinner experience and we feel good service is key to any wonderful restaurant.

The Village Pub
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize our service did not meet our standards. I will pass your experience to our server in an effort to improve. I would love to discuss this with you further. Please let me know a good time for me to call you. My email is juan.barajas@thevillagepub.net…

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vipMonikaH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Bruch! The food & service were both excellent, even the kids really enjoyed this meal!

The Village Pub
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review.

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vipKendallF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal here is an investment and in our case - well worth every penny. Fantastic service, incredible food and a dining experience we will treasure and remember for years. Wanted to do something special this year and this fit the bill. Five courses of delicious, slow, lovely pleasure. We came for brunch and frankly skipped dinner as we were all so satiated and still in a state of foodie bliss! Can’t wait to come back!

The Village Pub
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review, We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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vipjennesssH
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and hot. The best meal I have ever had at the Pub. The evening was enhanced by our server Kathryn. who couldn't have been professional. a lovely start to Christmas

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SuzanneW
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We ate here for the prix fixe Christmas Eve dinner ($140), treating ourselves -- and treating ourselves to the wine pairing as well ($75). We ate outside (a good thing), but the wind was blowing (a bad thing). No one ever bothered to light the candle on our table -- or notice it wasn't lighted (Yes, we should have asked...), and at times our very pleasant waitress seemed to disappear. The food was, for the price, a disappointment, most especially the prime rib, which may have been aged but did NOT taste as if it had been. It was beautifully cooked but had little flavor. The wine pairings, on the other hand, were lovely. I have indicated that I "would not recommend the restaurant to a friend" for this particular sort of meal. In years past I have had memorable meals here, but I won't return any time soon. Too big a risk for my pocketbook

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistent good food and service. Our go to place.

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JeanneM
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion! Each dish was delicious.

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vipErikS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible, but the experience was quite rushed. We weren’t halfway done with our cocktails when they dropped appetizers and wine pairings. Then the mains came so quickly after the appetizers that we were sitting for what seemed like 10 minutes waiting for the wine pairings to arrive. It felt like they were in a hurry to get us out the door. Also, typically truffles or other sweets are brought at the end and we didn’t receive any. After paying the check and noticing other tables with these I asked and they brought them. We’ve had so many amazing meals at this place and love it so much. This isn’t the normal experience—normally things are paced quite well. Still, it’s disappointing to feel rushed through such an amazing meal.

The Village Pub
Responded on December 30, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for not providing our normal service standards and you felt rushed. I will pass your experience to our entire team in an effort to improve.

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Mike
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Village Pub is more than a pub. Excellent cuisine, attentive service and the perfect spot for a special occasion. The format for dinner is now three courses from an excellent menu, making a leisurely evening.

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vipLikestoeat
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was fantastic but there was an execution problem with parts of the meal. The garnish was the same on every entree and we had all of them. The portions were very large or very small dependent on your entree. Dessert was terrible. The chocolate tart was nice and well executed but the beignets, the apple cake and the soufflé were various degrees of terrible. Over cooked (apple cake), undercooked (soufflé) and cooked in fish oil (beignets). For a 1 star Michelin it’s pretty unacceptable. And there was no discussion from chef or manager when it was brought up. We weren’t expecting a concession but some acknowledgement would have gone a long way.

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JoelleB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a comfy feel to it with its red velvet seatings as well as red velvet on the walls.
Our waiter was attentive and discreet.
The four of us agreed that our food was delicious- I ordered the duck breast which had a nice crust and was cooked to perfection.
The chocolate souffle was divine.
We definitely will come back !

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mckenna
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. Could not have celebrated graduation better.

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vipPeninsulaDiner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

For the first time in a long, long time, our experience was not great. Endive salad (2 of them) had clearly been frozen, perhaps mistakenly, then thawed and served. Leaves of the endive and frisée were translucent (water logged appearance), which is what happens in this case. The salad had clearly not been made to order, but rather previously stored in the fridge (which was likely too cold). I would have sent it back but it would have been a more negative experience overall to do so.

Halibut was great, but monkfish was so tough it had to be sawed with a knife.

This time the upside-down spice cake tasted dry, (several months ago that was not the case) and it would have benefitted from being served warm.

Service was excellent. But a bill of nearly $800 for four people should be better than this.

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vipMonique
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was not bad, but the service and additional costs did not sit well given the overall cost of everything.

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Murthy
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our special occasion 25th anniversary. Overall good experience but for vegetarian food this was very pricey and not many choices. Expected more based on the reviews but all these reviews were about meat entree. Definitely will not choose if the menu is not updated to include more vegetarian options

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AmyK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite restaurant this year, ambiance, service and food were all top notch.

The Village Pub
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review Amy.

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vipwineguy8
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, service and ambience were all perfect Eugene, our waiter was the best we have ever experienced! His connection with your many offerings in both food and wine - and with us was truly spectacular spectacular. Such a festive experience!! Will come back often - although we live in Marin County.

The Village Pub
Responded on December 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review and for visiting us from Marin County. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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vipRicF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch experience as usual. One of the best restaurants on the Peninsula.

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vipRGSiliconValley
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. We definitely enjoyed the occasion.

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You can order delivery directly from The Village Pub using the Order Online button. The Village Pub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 851-9888.

The Village Pub is rated 4.8 stars by 3143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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