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About 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 John Madriaga's Contemporary American cuisine with Classic French roots.

2967 Woodside Rd.
Woodside, CA 94062
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 851-9888

Website:
http://www.thevillagepub.net/

Catering:
The Village Pub offers luxury catering in your home or office. Please contact Danielle Lembi at events@thevillagepub.net.

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.

Executive Chef:
John Madriaga

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.

Private Party Contact:
Danielle Lembi: (650) 851-6844

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Seasonal Cooking Classes, for both public and private, Wine Tasting Seminars, Wine Maker Dinners

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The Village Pub Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Notable Wine List (32)
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Romantic (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Business Meals (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Consistently good food and excellent service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Wedding anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Horrible service, average food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 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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·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A great evening... great service by Melody!

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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious, professional and lovely atmosphere. We love dining there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This was my forest time at the Village Pub. It was as great as i had heard. The food, ambience, everything was wonderful. I would highly recommend and I will be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic food! My second time there. Had the burger both times. Will gladly go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food is wonderful and the service impeccable. One of the best finds in Silicon Valley.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My Favorite restaurant, and it's in my neighborhood,
The menu changes and is a bit limited on the entrees
but as a result you will find some 'odd" but good entrees.

Desserts are tremendous!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Had a late dinner and found food, service, music and ambiance to hit the high notes in every respect !
Delightful dinner and don’t miss wonderful deserts !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always Spectacular
You can always count on the Village Pub for a spectacular evening. Both the food and service is superb, and the wine list is extensive. We dined for the 2nd seating on NYE, which can often be a challenging evening. They pulled everything off really well. The room was festively decorated, they brought in a fun band, and they were able to keep the service flowing all night long.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place for a special dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

While service is very attentive, the pork loin entree was dry, and the menu overall limited. The lighting is SO subdued that we actually wished we could SEE our food --we'd prefer a bit more light, if only to better appreciate the aesthetics of the food. The duck and bavette beef was very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Sad. This was our go to place for special occasion dining and we showed up on time for dinner and were placed in the over flow area for our meal. We sat alone looking at everyone else eating in the main dining area. Both of us were dressed to impress with a blazer and nice outfits.

I was also disappointed in the food options with much smaller portions this time.

Not sure we will be back anytime soon.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing dining experience worthy of its Michelin star. We had the Christmas Eve menu so can't say much about the normal menu, but the wine list is exceptional, and the food is an exceptionally well crafted and succulent experience from the amuse bouche to the appetizer to the main courses and dessert.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our second time for lunch on Christmas Eve. Such a lovely place with great service and fantastic food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and exceptional service.
Warm atmosphere.
Great for celebrating a special occasion.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Life to come in during white truffle season

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The Pub is my favorite going out for a special occasion restaurant. This ti,e we were there for a holiday birthday lunch. We couldn't resis and both had the chicken salad. It's not chickensalad, ot's a lovely salad with a wonderful fried chicken breast hidden underneath. I almost had the soup — their soups are incredibly delicious and inventive — but the old favorite called and I responded as did. Y companion. Yummy, of course and elegant. It's a place to dress up for.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

wish my duck confit was as good as porridge king....my lunch partner‘s chicken salad greens were lovely but the chicken breast was the texture of sawdust.

Really y‘all, what‘s happened to u? Even the beignets were sub-par....some dark, others light!

Coffee was lovely, although interested in lack of espresso. Loved the stainless steel straw!

The worst part is that my waiter exclaimed that the duck was best thing on menu....think y‘all r more of a steak frites place with some good greens.

I know you won‘t miss me; i had hoped to wow my friend who‘s from woodside and just moved back here. Wowing didn‘t happen.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The Village Pub has a warm, cozy ambiance during the holidays. They made my wife's birthday dinner extra special by baking her favorite cake. A perfect evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Sadly the Village Pub has really declined over the last few years. The food is average at best, the service is not very attentive and the tables are so close together that it is difficult to get out and walk to the restroom or to the front door. The prices are outrageous for the quality - it used to be one of our favorite spots on the Peninsula, not any more!!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had a lovely dinner from the minute we sat down until we walked out of the door. Service was excellent, wine and cocktail list perfect, the food delicious and the whole night just lovely. Highly recommend the Village Pub.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I do love the food, especially the foie gras and the souffle.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The main course was undercooked ( I requested medium) and they brought it back to the lithe not twice to get it right! Not what you expect from this upper scale restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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