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The Village Pub

4.6
2216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
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 John Madriaga's Contemporary American cuisine with Classic French roots.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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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.
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Phone number
(650) 851-9888
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Madriaga
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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 Pub has private room to accomodate groups of 12, 24, 48, and even up to 140 for full buyout events.
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Private party contact
Danielle Lembi: (650) 851-6844
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Catering
The Village Pub offers luxury catering in your home or office. Please contact Danielle Lembi at events@thevillagepub.net.
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Neighborhood
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Seasonal Cooking Classes, for both public and private, Wine Tasting Seminars, Wine Maker Dinners
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2216 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDrxrys (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Love that Village Pub is known for their fresh, seasonal cuisine. I’m a big fan, but this last trip was a little lackluster. Maybe Feb is not a great time to dine there. The service was impeccable as usual. Look forward to dining there in the summer months.

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ChrisVZ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful service - very professional (not cozy friendly, but what you would expect from a high-end establishment.) All 2 entrees arrived at the same time, food was well plated and appropriate temp. Properly garnished with fresh ingredients. Server was not intrusive, but attentive - allowed us to have a nice meeting lunch.

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vipLauraE (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The cocktails and appetizer were amazing. The cauliflower soup beautiful, creative and olive deconstruction mind blowing. The truffled potato and cheese ravioli in a comte cheese sauce made our taste buds swoon. We split the pasta with truffle special as a mid course. The pasta was perfect, but the mascarpone cream sauce was overly salted and detracted from the truffles magic. The wine with main course was properly paired and very good. The main course, salmon, was tasty though the skin was 1/2 way crisp which made it chewy and inedible. The marinated veg sides were inventive and flavorful. We were sat right away, but not even water arrived for 20 minutes after our seating. Once service started it was very good. If you are on a date night, and don't want to listen to investment bankers, make sure you get a more private booth along the wall.

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vipDoro (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great Cocktails & over all very nice experience.

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vipMarla (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always the best service there and the best food - we love it and come for special occaisions and we were celebrating our Valentines Day the weekend after - never disappoints!!!!

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TheSeeFoodDiet (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I have been to The Village Pub a few times now and every time it is a delight. The servers are super friendly and helpful, the food is absolutely delicious and appropriate sizes for a 3 course meal, and the ambiance is perfect for a comfortable, romantic evening for two (without being pretentious).

The prices are a bit expensive, but for the level of service and quality of food we have found it to be a great value. We spend $150-200 for the two of us, where a comparable dinner at other high end restaurants in the area would easily be $300-400.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Went here for late Valentine’s Day dinner with the significant other. Food was amazing! Price point was much better than expected and I really enjoyed the Michelin star quality without the meal being prix fix. Service was outstanding

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vipCharlie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Two of us had an excellent meal and the other two were mediocre. The corkage fee
of 50 dollars is well beyond anything on the peninsula. The wrong dishes were brought
to the table. All and all, the value isn't there. There are too many restaurants to choose
from in the area to pay these high prices and be disappointed.

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SandyM 
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Ambiance is wonderful but the food is just too rich.

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vipsfnative (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

service always impeccable. A special of Turbot was not exactly the best. But their specials are usually excellent like the Flannery rib eye Steak. Amuse buche's are very delicious and fun. Wine list is imcomparable.

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vipDebMacQ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Always an amazing experience. Amazing food, outstanding service and beautiful ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and service were both excellent as usual. The wait time to get seated was horrendous (30 minutes)

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JR55 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Village Pub has been our favorite restaurant for years and years. We have gone to the restaurant a hundred times. Our meals there have always focused on the best of fresh local ingredients, impeccable presentation, delicious flavors and a creative menu. This time was different. The food was nothing special and even sub average. The salad was served incompletely prepared, the goat cheese was left off! The soup was lukewarm! The dessert plate of cookies consisted of two supersized undercooked doughy cookies, like what you would get at Costco! One entree was a huge slab of hot goat cheese with cooked smoked salmon and mushy vegetables on top served with over-grilled dry bread. (The same bread that is served at the table, nothing special.) I mentioned to the waiter that I did not enjoy this entree and the manager took it off the bill immediately, which was professional. The normally fabulous VP fries were not prepared as in the past. They were thicker and unremarkable, not the usual long thin tasty frites! Our experience was so dissapointing that it makes me sad! I love the VP!! Please up your game Village Pub. We hate to watch your excellence and special fare become a thing of the past.

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vipdransel (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Nice atmosphere, excellent service. Great wine list. Seating a bit close and lined up in center of room. 3/6 dishes were superb (potato soup, scallop ceviche, sorbets). The other 3 (pasta, monkfish, ice cream) were good but not special.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Consistently good food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Wedding anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Horrible service, average food.

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vipTennis0109 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We came for our one year anniversary - we thought they could at least offer some cheap glasses of champagne to celebrate for the expensive meal. We were also creeped out by our server and disappointed with his service. He would stare expressionless and also did not offer any specials for the evening. We heard another server at another table give specials that we would have ordered and also act warmly and invitingly to his guests.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding service! Food was delicious and well presented and prepared. Not pretentious!

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vipSusan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Service, ambiance and food was impeccable as always...

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Our birthday luncheon was one of our most memorable dining experiences in a long time. The food, from appetizers and salads to entrees and desserts, was delicious, the atmosphere serene and cozy, and the service professional and friendly, among the best I’ve ever witnessed. Kudos to the entire staff!

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ChangedAndChangedBack (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

A close friend and I took each other out for lunch for our birthdays.we both had the Crispy Chicken Salad which is a longtime favorite of mine, a wonderful salad and underneath the best piece of fried chicken on a small puddle of buttermilk dressing. And then we splurged on gorgeous desserts and coffee and tea. Yummy and elegant and intimate and perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Was very disappointed in the meal. Sparse but more than that, the quality of the food was sub-par. I had the buttermilk chicken salad. I asked for it tossed, but it came as a big fried slab of chicken sparkling with grease. Part of it was undercooked. And there was a small handful of lettuce and that's it. It was presented nicely, but not up to their normal ratings. My colleague had a gem salad that was average.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

A great evening... great service by Melody!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Great meal, great service, great atmosphere, as always. Village Pub is one of the classic great SV restaurants. My only criticism is that we brought three very fine bottles of wine (one valued at $30 and two which were each valued at $4o0/bottle) and the corkage fee was $150. Really? Come'on, VP: you can bring that down a bit!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We’ve had great brunch experiences at the Village Pub previously, but our most recent visit was not pleasant. We waited 9 minutes after being seated to receive water or any recognition from the wait staff. We ordered cocktails and had them arrive at the same time as our entree (about 15 minutes after placing the order). Empty plates sat in front of us for a good amount of time before the sommelier stepped in and cleared them. Unfortunately, we are unlikely to return again for brunch - maybe we’ll try bar seating on a return visit.

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vipBritview (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful experience I love the ambience, food and service at The Village Pub it reminds me of an upscale restaurant in a London Hotel. Keep up the good work!

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vipMarilyn (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

As always, excellent service. Quiet enought to have a conversation, but energetic enough not to be stuffy. One suggestion would be to change up the menu a bit. The food, however is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The duck confit was fabulous as always!! Staff was attentive and professional. We will be back soon!

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JAC2 (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

While the setting is wonderful and the ambience very cozy and pub-y, the service and food were variable. Our waitress spoke very quietly against a fairly noisy background and did not provide much menu information, which made our final ordering decisions less ideal than they might have been. The rest of the staff did an excellent job of presenting and serving our drinks and food. Some of the dishes were outstanding (salads, black cod), others were fine but nothing special (burger), and others really didn't live up to the standards of the restaurant (steak bavette with duck fat fried potatoes) While flavorful, the kitchen failed to cook the steak to medium - although they very kindly did give it a second try. The potatoes were bland. All of the staff, including our waitress, were very focused on making sure we enjoyed our evening, and we did. In addition, they provided a lovely birthday surprise for the birthday person - yummy macarons and jellies with a candle. So, I might recommend the restaurant to others, but with caveats.

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