The Village Pub

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$31 to $50
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American
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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Sun 10:00AM - 11:30AM 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Mon - Sat 5:00PM - 5:45PM

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D
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FINALLY, next level food that was outstanding, but the service, wow, impeccable, which is such a rarity in the Bay Area, we’ve already booked our next reservation!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a gem and a treasure. On the Peninsula the staff is always fantastic food is exceptional ! We had two duck breast a l'orange, lobster bisque soup for appetizers for myself. My lovely wife had a scallops appetizer with a cream hazelnut sauce and pasta, unbelievable!. Which would at any given time could have been the main meal.
And what can I say about Melody if you have gone to this restaurant you know.if you haven't you should,she is fantastic.
We had a five-star night thank you all again

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently good

K
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is great for special occasions but pricey. Not a place I can go to often but would love to....

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING Filet and AMAZING service. Blue was our waitress and she was great!

SK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at the Village Pub was like a mini-vacation for me and my scrappy gal pal. Wonderful to have such a gem so close by! And the service! They made me feel so cared for with their kind and friendly service. Thank you!

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

DG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hello and thank you for asking....we have eaten at the Village Pub several times at different days...some lunch and mostly dinner.....Sunday night I felt that the music was a bit too loud. We had difficulty hearing our waiter who was very polite to repeat some requests. The food was delicious as it always is...Marc Garibaldi enjoyed his birthday dinner for sure....thank you Diana E Garibaldi

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Requested med well steak, got rare. Requested no pork, got bacon on potato dish. Requested chocolate soufflé, got lava cake.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melody always makes dinner at the Pub a special occasion!

g
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place but old school expensive

OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought Mom here for a birthday lunch. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Will definitely be back.

ST
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu and quality of the food were both much improved over the last few times I've been there recently, and excellent. The service was good, but not great. The waiter had memorized everything in detail but wasn't really knowledgeable about details he should have known.

d
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding. She anticipated our needs and was very knowledgeable about the dishes. Food was excellent. The chicken with butternut squash and lamb dishes were enjoyed at our table. Desserts were cheesecake and a chocolate confection. Also very good. Wines tended to be on the high end of the price range. Wines that are as good or better are produced in California. Would have been to have some of them included in the wine list.

L
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always feel special when I eat at the Village Pub. The crab appetizer was sooooo good!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

S
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great...

A
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this beautiful restaurant tucked into a quiet corner of Woodside. It's the perfect place to take those with whom you'd like to have a nice conversation as you can actually hear yourself think. The food is good if a bit overpriced and the service can be spotty depending on your server and waiter.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service and ambience was fantastic. I don't think any of the dishes were memorable. They tasted okay. We got the crab appetizer, duck entree & fillet mignon, chocolate souffle. The guy sitting in the next table was so loud.

SB
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner. The food was excellent, the server was attentive and the environment delightful.

l
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good service. The restaurant hires enough staff to be attentive to every table.

OV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with Village pub! They will make you feel comfortable, fix anything that doesn't work for you if anything were to happen and Chris makes the best cocktail! One of the best restaurant in the bay area.

L
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Our server was amazing. We had her the last time that we dined at Village Pub and loved her then as well. I wish I could remember her name, because she deserves recognition. Everyone one there is very friendly and professional. The food is excellent. The ambiance is relaxing, warm and romantic.
Such a gem of a place.

EL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous, elegant, but approachable meal!

MS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve!

J
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time on New Year's Eve. The restaurant looked festive and beautiful as we entered and all evening. There was a perfect vibe in the room - a clear feeling of lots of people having a good time. The crowd ran the gamut from senior citizens to twenty-somethings. Our server, Melody, was outstanding and we had the feeling of being cared for throughout the meal. When we asked if she had something specific, she would respond, "I have everything!" and make it appear. The food was delicious. We especially liked the amuse bouche (oyster), the soup, the pasta with mushrooms, the filet and the lobster. The pinot grigio from Alto Adige was a smooth and restrained delight. The French 75 was made to our specs and the best ever.
I wouldn't say the evening was a bargain, but I'd do it again on such a special occasion. See you soon!

K
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Village Pub and Tom P is the best waiter on the planet.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our of town guests!

TL
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our "go to" special occasion place for 30 years and it doesn't disappoint.

S
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

When paying $40 + for an omelette, expectation can be high. It was a delicious omelette but the scones were cold and stale. Service was good when the waiter was around but we did wait quite a while between courses. You know the price is going to be high when you come to the Pub but it needs to perform. I do not think the quality of the food and service justify the cost.

M
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner tradition! Best quality delicious dishes. Glad tonight was white truffle time!

a
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

As a long time admirer of this restaurant, I must report major disappointment in its overly arty offering this time around. The two dishes I ordered lacked substance and appeal. I hope this does not represent a trend.

H
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly a wonderful experience dining there. Just on the right side of “fine dining” attention. The waitstaff were incredibly friendly, unobtrusive, and attuned to our rhythm. Even though we had a 9:15 reservation, we never felt rushed at all. The set menu was well-balanced, with the egg nog amuse and the pheasant entree particular standouts. An exhaustive and not inexpensive wine list nevertheless has many fine offerings. A lovely comfortable room.

AB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love the Village Pub and especially Christmas Eve dinner for the atmosphere and ambiance. Unfortunately the food has been deteriorating over the years. While the presentation and the service are excellent, the quality of the ingredients is lacking which is a shame. This time the presumably sous vided meat looked nicely medium rare, but was a tough puck that would have bounced from the wall. Of course we did not try, but it may finally prevent our return.

DC
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Host and wait staff were OUTSTANDING. From greeting upon entry, throughout dinner and at departure the entire restaurant staff was superb. The staff totally made the evening a pleasurable experience. While arriving 15 minutes early for our 7:30pm reservations, we understandably needed to wait (standing) in the bar area until reservation time as the entire restaurant was completely full as was the bar area. We were seated in a lovely booth (as requested when making reservations), allowing for comfortable conversation. Three of us ordered starter salads (all excellent), and so my wife would not be without a dish, she was comp'd a small elegantly presented salad. Our main courses: the mushroom risotto was superb; my duck breast was excellent in taste and presentation but disappointingly only 'warm' (considered sending it back, though did not); the cauliflower steak was excellent and side of Miatake mushrooms was outstanding; but sadly the fourth main was a hamburger and fries...came cold and on the rare side of medium rare rather than medium. The staff was wonderful and quickly removed the dish and replaced it about 10 minutes later. The replacement was piping hot, with great fries, but sadly again the meat was not medium. Once again the staff was wonderful, understanding, apologetic and again offered to replace it, but our daughter politely declined. The restaurant showed outstanding professionalism and sincere concern, and while we declined ordering dessert they brought us four spoons and a lovely dish of three flavors of gelato and sorbet (all outstanding). Moreover the restaurant significantly adjusted our final bill, much to our appreciation. While kitchen mistakes understandably occur from time to time, the true test of a restaurant's worth and professionalism is how the staff handles the incident and responds to the customer...in this regard, The Village Pub is superb and unsurpassed. We of course will return and highly recommend TVP.

c
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful, special restaurant. Service and food was excellent. Everyone was attentive and nice and we had a delicious dinner. We ordered duck, Bavette steak and chicken, all delicious. The only thing I would ask is they have more choices of affordable wines. They have a gigantic wine list, and that is fine, but I want to spend my budget on good food...not really expensive wine.

VM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was anticipating much better food (as in the past).
The food was good, but i have definitely been more impressed on previous visits.

BJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance were amazing. Village Pub is always a treat!

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