The Village Pub
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
For Christmas Eve, a pre-fixe dinner menu will be offered for $155 per person.
Monday, December 24, 2018
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will offer guests a four course pre-fixe menu priced at $145 between 5pm and 6:30pm. At our later seating from 7pm onward we will offer a five course meal for $175 per person.
Monday, December 31, 2018
Restaurant is a beautiful and charming located in Woodside. My friends and I were there for Sunday brunch. We all ordered lobster eggs Benedict which we all found it very bland and taste forgettable after eating it. We also shared caviar for appetizer but was disappointed that it was served with brioche bread instead of Blini (little pancakes). The brioche bread is good but not with caviar, it was too thick and did not compliment the caviar. Our waiter informed me that blini are only served for dinner. I wished he told us that when we ordered $200 caviar!
Overall, it it’s 3.5 stars but brunch food wasn’t Michelin Star quality.
We dropped in for lunch on our way to Los Gatos for a weekend wedding! I used to frequent The Village Pub with clients for business for many years! Great ambiance and food but it is a tad pricey for the portions as compared with a lot of terrific other restaurant options! Service was friendly and warm and attentive without being too much. Water was regularly refilled and the low was perfect for us!
The attention to detail while dining is unmatched in my experience. Food is unforgettable and the wine list extensive. The best filet mignon in the valley.
Service was seriously lacking. We waited at least 15 minutes after being seated for any service. Our waitress apologized saying there was a big party in the next room, but service did not improve. I expect more from a Michelin star restaurant.
We had a very nice business lunch. I had the duck confit, which was excellent. But I thought the portion size was too small and the prices were pretty high. Service was friendly and excellent.
We went for brunch. Food was great, staff was friendly, and it was inexpensive compared to other high end brunch spots.
Everything was great except the server was constantly pushing $60 plus truffles and champagne. Asked too many times and with a snotty tone. I am rich enough but don’t need that kind of attitude.
Very average high-end meal. I expected at least some of the dishes to be extraordinary but none were. Cocktail service was poor (cosmopolitans were poorly made which was a surprise sf they are hardly an unusual order). Service was excellent.
As always service by Tom was excellent, cuisine delicious. Slight disappointment was as a returning long time customer my request for a window table not honored even though I was there earlier than reservation. Again not the end of the world.
The best part of our holiday lunch at the Pub was our server. He took extra time to be sure we ordered the right food. I also love the ambiance here - the holiday decorations were beautiful.
Consistently wonderful experience
Last Sunday, 12/10/18, four of us went to lunch at the Pub. Our first time was a disaster EXECPT for Michael at the Bar. Walking into the restaurant we were welcomed by the friendly 'hello and welcome' from this bartender. The bar is 'old school' beautiful; lots of wood and lots of booze. The host was welcoming as well.
Once we got to the table it was downhill from there. Although the waiter was nice and apologized after the awful experience, it wasn't enough. Our experience was already ruined. We waited 40 minutes to order; another 45 minutes to be served our main lunch entrees. My friend ordered a medium rare burger and it came out almost well done and cool. They replaced it after he was just about finished trying to not waste the food; the 2nd burger was cooked correctly. It left no doubt that along with the LONG wait for our food, the burger sat in the kitchen getting cold after being over cooked.
The waiter told us that he was sorry and there was a "large group in the back" he had to tend to; to which I said, "That is not our problem!"
The properly cooked burger was late and they did not take it off the bill.
Unfortunate. Sad. Overrated and arrogant place; but a "captured audience" in a little town so they don't have to change.
Unless they want to be ethical, proper, and good restauranteurs, that is.
Beautiful setting, outstanding wait staff, varied menu. Celebrated anniversary dinner amid extremely loud week night patrons. Hard to hear conversation. Food was delicious although some items were over seasoned (i.e., too much salt). Even though we have a beautiful collection of wine at home, we opted for a glass each and not bring our own and pay $50 corkage fee. Far more positives than negatives.
As always, service and food were exceptional. Group of 4 young women with birthday girl in red dress pretty well ruined ambiance with loud braggadocio regarding Mediterranean vacation. Very unfortunate. Other diners surrounding this group also were giving them the evil eye. Did mention to server and greeter, but they just commiserated that it was a shame.
The pub was as always absolutely perfect. I had the lobster bisque which I didn't like but that's fine..
This was one of my favorite restaurants. Service has diminished this year. This visit I had under-cooked meat and a stomach ache all night. Last visit they couldn't get the order right and the prior visit had hair in the food. Not sure what has changed but it's not excellent like it used to be.
$50 corkage is ridiculous and soured what was a fantastic lunch. Given the markups on their wine list, bringing your own bottle makes a ton of sense. However the Village Pub is sending a clear message that doing so is not welcome.
My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at one of our favorite restaurants. For appetizers we had seared fois gras, excellent. For the main course, my wife had crusted baked halibut that was cooked perfectly, while I had the roasted scwab on a bed of potato risotto that was full of flavor. The service and the wine parings were fantastic.
The restaurant is quite dark so ask for a brighter spot to enjoy your food.
The Village Pub is always excellent. Great service, food and environment. We never miss the chocolate soufflé. The salads and soups are excellent and the diversity of he entree offerings makes for a fun experience every time we go.
Very good caesare sakad and service. Tomate soup was a bit too salty
We wanted have a nice lunch so the ambiance was perfect
Absolutely wonderful experience. Fantastic service; never rushed never too slow and attentive but not intrusive. Don’t miss the soufflé!
Very disappointed. My amuse bouche was covered in fuzz. Waiter responded it was probably from the table linens - I didn't think those were edible. Lobster bisque had three tiny dime size pieces of lobster and a very small amount of broth. I informed the waiter when ordering that I didn't like oil drizzled on top of my food or on my plate but then received the beet & persimmon salad with both of these. When I reminded him of my oil request, he replied that he would "take note of this" - whatever that means as I was still charged. Waited for refills on water & bread ... eventually had to flag down someone. Finished my meal and waited for quite a while for the waiter to stop by to inquire about dessert. He eventually brought the dessert menu and informed me the souffle would take 20 minutes. I was celebrating my birthday and wish he would have mentioned this earlier. I work hard as a physician and have the means to dine at the finest of restaurants, but the quality, value and service were severely lacking at the Village Pub.
Good food, but spotty service. Drinks orders forgotten and an entree salad that went missing for example.
Excellent food, attentive service, and comfortable/attractive interior.
Excellent food and service as always! I don't mind the drive from San Francisco at all.
Server was obliging about explaining the unlisted contents of the offerings so that we could avoid allergies.
We celebrated my birthday some eight months ago, and decided to return for my mom’s, and were not disappointed. The service, food and ambience were as good as we remembered—and then some. The Village Pub is, in every regard, a memorable dining experience. Tom P. served us (sorry I don’t know his last name) but, as with our last experience, he was friendly, professional, and most accomodatong. Kudos to one and all.
Second time here. Slow service. Small portions. Food is nothing spectacular. Overpriced. Terrible caviar presentation. $600 bill for two with drinks. Disappointed. Won’t be back.
Outstanding service!!! We had the best server I’ve had st a restaurant.
The Village Pub is possibly the best food on the Peninsula--which is saying a lot. The wine selections are spectacular and the food innovative and delicious. We will be back!
The server we had was awful. We got our cocktails after we received our salads and we had to ask for bread. She forgot about us at times and they were not busy.
If I could afford it I would eat here all the time. The food and service are both fabulous.
Very accomodating in accelerating our reservation time!!
It is very nice to move into a new area -- and still be able to find excellent dining. Coming here from NYC -- this restaurant feels somehow familiar and world class. You will not be dissapointed.
Love the food, presentation and hospitality! We want to come back with our 2 precious bichons and dine at the patio!
My wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary and had a great time! The service, food and fine wine were all fantastic! We will continue to celebrate our life achievements at the Village Pub!
Thanks for a wonderful evening!
John & Chris
Our Peninsula gem! We enjoyed a very romantic evening at one of our favorite places! Thank you for making our anniversary extra special!
Anniversary dinner was a big success -- they went out of their way to make it a special event. We were very happy.