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The Village Pub

2216 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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The Village Pub offers luxury catering in your home or office. Please contact Danielle Lembi at
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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
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
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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.

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.

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.

vipDoro (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great Cocktails & over all very nice experience.

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!!!!

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.

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

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.

4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Ambiance is wonderful but the food is just too rich.

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.

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

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

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)

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.

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.

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

Consistently good food and excellent service.