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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.
Woodside, CA 94062
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.
$31 to $50
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The Village Pub offers luxury catering in your home or office. Please contact Danielle Lembi at email@example.com.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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