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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for a festive Christmas Eve Pre-Fixed Dinner.
$130 per person, exclusive of gratuity and tax

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us to ring in the New Year! We will be offering two seatings. At 8:30 we will be highlighting a local band favorite and Champagne toast at midnight.
First Seating $135 per person, exluding tax and gratuity
Second Seating $165 per person, excluding tax and gratuity

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The Village Pub Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Notable Wine List (40)
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Romantic (38)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Good for a Date (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Business Meals (26)
Bar Seating (26)
Cozy (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Seasonal (8)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fun (6)
Organic (6)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The village pub is a one star restaurant for a reason. Actually hundreds of reasons. Every aspect of the dining experience is superior. From a gourmet meal to a pub burger its got it all.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Two guys, two drinks, two Pub Burgers with tip $100. The company, great. The gin, great. The burgers ... you must be kidding!

I love the Pub's food and service in the dining room. This was a big letdown.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We have been going to village pub for a long time because of ambience. Menu is getting boring and they need to have more Variety. This time service was better than last ones.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious, as always. Service impeccable. Ambience beautiful.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We had an excellent time. It had been a year or so since we had been to the Village Pub, and frankly we had forgotten how good the food was and the high skill level of the staff. Everything was great and they did a marvelous job of adapting the pace of the meal to the tempo of our table.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We are so fortunate to live near this gem. No words to adequately describe it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Cozy, Organic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent service and food, as always. One of the best places in the Bay Area.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The ambiance and food are fine. The noise level is too loud. The waiter was fine, but it took AN HOUR for us to get our food. Way too long.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We love the Village Pub. The food was great, and the service is always excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food. Professional services. Great wine list.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always a wonderful place to dine. My friend's plane was delayed; hostess able to push my reservation to accommodate us. Thank you. The black cod was divine. Service always impeccable. These are the reasons why this restaurant has weathered the fickle dining tastes over the years.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love the Village Pub! It is pricy but The food service and atmosphere are great. Village Pub lives up to their Michelin Star.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

good food, service and room, cocktails and wine and very overpriced...

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service staff was most pleasant and everyone very nice, but very uneven in attention and service. My husband's cocktail order was not as requested, but he did not send it back because we waited so long and the evening had to go on. And, my entree was only lukewarm, but I did not send it back because I HATE causing those types of issues during a meal with other people.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

I was surprised that the New York steak had gristle on one end and a large tendon running through the other end. When I brought it up to our waiter he said that was the trade off for getting a meaty New York for $50 instead of a filet for $60.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a wonderful time with great food! Wish I could visit weekly!! I recommend this place to everyone.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very disappointed in our server. We have been several times and haven’t ever been rushed to order, to eat and to leave like this time. The restaurant was never filled to capacity during our stay. Server appeared to disapprove of our requests. Unusually disappointing overall and I left not wanting to return which is sad as it as always been a special spot for us.

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vip
 (Monterrey)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Second time that we have to wait for our y table, this time for more than 30 min. Other than that the place is fantastic

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We celebrated our 30th anniversary with good friends. We had Kampachi, Squash Soup, Raviolo, Sweetbread, Black Cod, Foie Gras, Filet paired with Gls: 2014 Dunstan Chard, 2015 Guillemot, 2012 Caprili, Oscuro Nuevo. Excellent service once seated. Bar was slow at getting our cocktails when we first arrived.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

So, I have been trying to take the wife here for a couple of years. As Michelin Starred restaurant and near our house, it seemed ideal for a special occasion. We were seating at our reservation time. When we go out to nice restaurants we like to share, so we ordered two starters and a steak.They had an NY Strip special and Filet available. We asked the waiter and he said the strip would have more flavor but they are both good. We also ordered the Curry Mussels Special and the Foie Gras. Drinks and a little Cheesy bread snack were delivered quickly. Some bread was offered. We normally don't fill up on bread but it looked good and was exceptional. The Mussels showed up in 15-20 minutes. We were not in a hurry so it was fine. They were very tasty and the portion was reasonable. Next up was the Foie Gras. That took 20-25 minutes. It was also very good and a rather large portion. Very rich but enjoyable. We started to notice that our waiter really was not coming by much. My wife's wine was usually empty for a while and then he would come by. Still, not a deal killer at this point. The steak took another 5 minutes and we we got it, we were not sure if it was the right steak. We wanted to check before digging in. We asked for our waiter. He took a few minutes to come over. Once we confirmed it, we took a bite. We both looked at each other, The crust was very tough and needed to be sawed through it and the edge pieces we very tough and dry. I tried a middle bite where it was still very pink (medium was ordered) and also dry and tough. We stopped right there because this was not a $50 steak. It took a few minutes to flag someone down and ask for the waiter again. By the time he showed up it was 9PM (7:30 reservation) and we were pretty unhappy. My wife wanted to handle but practically started crying and asked for the manager. The manager came over 10 minutes later.. She handled it well and we got some free dessert. Overall it was a letdown

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The place is not as good as it was in the old days. The main dinner menu does not have enough choices and what it has is boring and over priced. But that does not keep the people away and the parking lot full. They still do not have raw oysters available to serve.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a wonderful time and the service was top notch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service and ambience was outstanding, and the food was great. It's a perfect place for conversation and catching up with friends over a good meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The raviolo appetizer was very good. Our entrees (the duck and the pork) were good but not great. The Pineapple & Coconut desert was very good. In general, it seemed like everything was priced about 20% too high for what we got. It was a little disappointing that we didn't find out about the mussels special until we overheard someone else being told about it as we were leaving. Probably would have gone with that for an entree if I knew.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This had been one of my favorite restaurants, but we did not have as good of an experience this time. The food was a bit bland and undercooked. Then, 3 of us had saved half of our meal for the following day and they lost the leftovers. With each meal being $30-45, that was a waste of a lot of money. Someone gave us their card and said to ask for him next time we came in, but a refund would have been much better. Who knows what they'll do for us next time...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I've been going to the Village Pub for over 30 years, both in its old incarnation and the present one. This was the worst it has been. It took around half an hour before bread arrived; neither of us enjoyed the food, although the atmosphere was as vibrant as usual.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We thought the service was great, but the choices were unimaginative and the portions too small.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Probably the worst service I have experienced in my life. Horrible dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We went for a weekday lunch for our twentieth wedding anniversary. The event was celebrated by a nice card on our table and "Happy Anniversary" in the dessert plate. We couldn't have been happier by the whole experience. My husband was the general manager of an airline at SFO, so we have eaten at some truly spectacular restaurants world-wide. The Pub was among the best. The food was superb, but the ambience and the service were what really made the experience unforgettable. Our waiter was charming and attentive. I will recommmend the Pub to everyone I know, especially those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a wonderful experience. Food & service are exemplary. Can’t fault it. We return regularly and are never disappointed.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Back again for food & wine paring. Started with our favorite bar tenders Martini’s. Then 4 courses Corn soup, tuna tartare, black cod, sweetbreads paired with 2015 Ente PM, 2015 Guillemot, Porter Creek, 2013 Vietti. A very satisfying meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food, wine and ambience. Hostess warm & friendly. Service arrogant, professional, borderline condescending. Noise level comfortable until 7ish when it got busier.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We sat at the outside table to enjoy mimosa and pasta, it was a very nice day and the service /food were excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The Village Pub takes itself very seriously. It's evident in the dark wood paneling, in the sky-high prices, and in the phone book of a wine list it offers. Its serious of purpose is not, however, evident in its service, which can only be described as poor. If our waiter hadn't had sweat dripping down his face all evening, I'd have asked him why he only visited our table once an hour. We felt lucky to be enjoying the company at our table, because the experience provided by the restaurant was frustrating.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was a bit slow. Coffee and dessert (cookies) took forever. We were a two top so didn't feel like a priority for the waiter. We have eaten here numerous times and this was our least favorite experience. I usually don't fill these out but we really like this restaurant and will come back. If the service is lackluster next time I may have to pass on coming here anymore. I come from a restaurant background and do understand how hectic lunch service can get but we did feel neglected.
We still love you Village Pub!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

It's not just that every item on your plate is spectacularly delicious, it's every bite.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We've always loved the Village Pub for its ambiance, good service, and delicious food. Our most recent meal was marred by an overcooked entree, and an overpriced glass of wine ($35!) recommended to pair with a salmon dish. While we acknowledge that we should have asked the price before agreeing to the recommendation, it does rather spoil a romantic dinner to be asking for the prices of everything. It never occurred to us that a "wine by the glass" would be so expensive.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always a joy. The food is perfect and the service outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great service
Excellent food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This is my third visit to The Village Pub. The previous two visits were impeccable in every way and gave me the confidence to bring one of our friends here for a third visit. It's a shame, because the service was embarrassingly bad -- possibly some of the worst we've seen in the peninsula at ANY price point.

Our waiter, Sebastian, was incompetent. He tried to pour on the charm from time to time, but then wouldn't be seen for FIFTEEN TO THIRTY MINUTES. There are numerous examples, but it started at the beginning (we waited at least 15 minutes to order our drinks, 15 minutes after that to actually get them) and continued through the meal (coffee and after dinner drinks were never even entered into the system; we waited half an hour and only after receiving the bill did Sebastian realize he should actually have input our order; he was too busy pouring on the charm at the table next to ours, reminiscing about the old days). Our meal stretched over the three hour mark and most of the time was spent waiting for anything -- service, food, or attention of any sort.

Consistent with our previous two visits, the food, drinks, and wine service was impeccable. Bussing and kitchen staff were on point. The sommelier at one point took over drink service for the table since our waiter hadn't been seen since emptying our beverages 15 minutes prior. I don't know how to put it nicely: Sebastian is an embarrassment to an otherwise fine restaurant and I will refuse any table served by him in the future.

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