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The Village Pub

4.6
2258 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
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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Cuisines
American
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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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Catering
The Village Pub offers luxury catering in your home or office. Please contact Danielle Lembi at events@thevillagepub.net.
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Neighborhood
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2258 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was a lunch meeting. Wine by the glass is always a good option for this style lunch and your selection is very nice.
I love the food and service here - it’s excellent!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good. Service somewhat slow—- the dining room was very full. The noise level was such that we had to switch seats with in our group so that all could hear the conversation.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food, great service, every detail perfect.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Perfect French omelette, served gracefully with perfect pairing suggestions! Gently elegant but unfussy spot!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional Sunday Brunch!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The nice thing about the Village Pub is that it is consistent. The food is good to very good, but not two or three Michelin stars like. The service is very good, just a little overbearing. The Village Pub has a very nice atmosphere. Prices are high. On this evening we were offered a special entree a Turbot fish at $60! Hard to find a bottle of wine at less than $120, mostly because the mark-up is so high. We opted for the citrus scallops which were great. My salmon was good, but not extraordinary. Overall, a pleasant dinner, a little overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

One word that describes the restaurant is "excellent" - the food, the service and the ambience!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Our experience once again was fabulous. The service was sensational as was the quality of the food. Terrific venue for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was absolutely spectacular. We couldn't have been treated any better. A huge thank you to everyone! Randy

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Came here with family to celebrate our engagement! A few in the party were very picky with food (pescatarian, plus only eats certain grains and vegetables), and they were very satisfied with their meal! We enjoyed the multiple rounds of the various bread options, and the desserts were amazing (highly recommend the chocolate bar and chocolate soufflé)! It was our third time at Village Pub, and we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Outstanding restaurant from the moment we arrived until our last cookie. We had the fresh Turbot, halibut and gem lettuce salads for all. The best part is are a couple of favorite items. An old fashion cocktail and a chocolate soufflé that is just perfect. We are obviously fans of The Village Pub.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always everyone and everything is perfect. Never disappointed :)

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

While the food was very good I and one other guest had something that didn’t agree with us. We think it could have been the soup but we are not certain. Both suffered intestinal discomfort

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We both thought Sunday brunch would be a good time to check this place out. On Easter Sunday, at least, we were wrong! The food was surprisingly bland (Maine Lobster Eggs Benedict) to tasteless (Watercress Vichyssoise). We were both really surprised by this. For the price (for a total of two prix fixe brunches, two cocktails, two bottles of bottled water, and two coffees= $220+ tip), we expected a more remarkable meal. It wasn’t the cost, it was what we didn’t get for the price, the lack of value. The service was fine. The atmosphere was lovely. Easy enough to park. The food was the let down. We won’t be back.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were looking forward to celebrating our anniversary with our daughter at the Village Pub, but, unfortunately, it wasn’t what we hoped. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who seated us at a quiet table as requested. It was downhill from there. There was a flurry of activity all around us, but no one came to take our drink order for 15 minutes. We just sat there and watched the wait staff pass us by without any recognition. When we finally ordered our drinks, two came quickly while the third took another five minutes. Our waiter was pleasant but not what was expected at a high end restaurant. He rattled off the specials without giving prices, and we didn’t think to ask. Imagine our surprise when we received the check and a very small piece of fish was $60! The steak and lamb were very good and were the correct portion for a dinner entree. This restaurant has been in Woodside for many years and has a good reputation. It just didn’t live up to that reputation for us.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Incredible food, great service. Completely wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The overall experience is great. We ordered foie gras, salmon and pub burger. The foie gras was awesome, while salmon and burger were just regular and ordinary. The service was amazing and restaurant prepared special treats before and after meal. I would give 3.5/5 on food and 5/5 on the service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Have been there several times before and liked, but didn't love it. This time, the food was outstanding - very creative; the service was great and I would happily recommend it to my foodie friends. It helped that we were seated in back - well beyond the bar noise. This gave us a much better opportunity to really appreciate the food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The delicious food and classy service we can always rely on. A complimentary small glass of Riesling was excellent with my wife’s appetizer and a nice touch.
Slightly noisy neighbors one table over was the only annoyance.
And the prices seem 10% higher than they used to be, or should be.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Friendly staff - great service - creative entrees - pretty environment

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Silicon Valley! Great for single, double, small group, large groups. The staff is absolutely the most professional, respectful, smart group! The food is always perfectly done! I love everything about the Vilkage Pub!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Incredible food and service without the pretension. Amazing Sommilier!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Consistently solid and seasonal food. Very fresh produce, blending traditional and modern approaches. Excellent service and phenomenal wine program.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Usually a great dinner but was a little disappointed with my last visit. Lacking detail including burnt potatoes. Hopefully just a one off!!

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were very excited to eat at this restaurant. Once we got there, we quite enjoyed the ambiance, the service is very attentive but did not enjoy the food because:
- my pasta was extremely rich, at the same time boring after three bites
- wife's cocktail had a piece of glass in it
- wife's duck breast's texture was unexciting, skin barely noticable

I'm a hobby cook and I feel like I could make a tastier (though less nicely plated) version of every dish I had there at home. In the face of the $ 175 I spent there I don't think I'll be going there again. I would summarize the experience as very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Jure, our waiter was such a gentleman. We had the baked feta appetizer (very good & a large portion) and the chicken salad entrees (also very good & large portions). We took home the leftovers, as we saw that a lot of tables were doing. The wine per glass is very pricey, but, I guess that is expected in such an area where a lot of rich people live. It was full at 1 pm and very loud.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The Duck Confit was delicious and the service was fantastic. This is my go to location for businesses lunches/special occasions.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Efficient waiter and service was great!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great service by Kemal. Appetizer of fresh scallops was an inspired preparation. Main courses excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

The burger is the absolute best! Favourite every time!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Having been here many times over the years for business and special occasions, this time was a disappointment. After being seated next to the kitchen, it took over 10 minutes for somebody, not our eventual waitress, to come by and ask for our wine selection - no cocktail request first. And several more minutes for our waitress to appear. Throughout the meal, while the secondary staff made regular appearances, our waitress attentiveness was at best sporadic. The food was generally good, but the prime rib was a disappointment - tough, chewy, and cool, while the accompanying bread pudding was dried out. We will likely go back, but not on a weekend evening, and with the expectation if significant improvement.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A lovely Sunday brunch with my spouse

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was our first trip to Village Pub and we loved it! After a scenic drive into Woodside from the heart of Silicon Valley, we were treated to very attentive service from the moment we walked in. With a 20,000 bottle cellar, we appreciated the sommelier's insights and decided on a lovely 2014 Hirsch East Ridge Pinot Noir. The entire meal was thoughtfully presented with special chef's touches along the way. Caesar salad with beautiful anchovies, peppered filet mignon, baked monkfish were among the highlights.

Don't forget to take a look at the extensive whisky, aperitif and dessert wine menu. Our waiter even found a way to "expedite" a chocolate souffle even though the menu asked for a 20 minute prep time. Top to bottom, Village Pub is a wonderful dining experience. Make a reservation and GO there... NOW!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Perfect as always although on a Thursday evening more specials would have been appreciated!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Wonderful as always.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Excellent service a quality food!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great restaurant for a quite romantic dinner or to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We visited The Village Pub for the first time last Sunday to celebrate our son's birthday and it is now on my favorites list. We were met with genuinely warm welcomes as soon as we walked through the door and were led to our table immediately. We never felt we could hear our neighbors conversation because the tables were generously spaced apart. The waitress was one of the best I have had a chance to meet in a long long time. She was extremely well verse on the restaurant's offering and was kind enough to suggest splitting our dinners (two of us ordered salmon and two ordered duck confit) into two tasting menu so everyone could enjoy both the salmon and the duck. When the food came out they were plated beautifully as well. We ordered Chardonnay and Cabernet to go with dinner and they were both excellent. The desserts were amazing as well.
If you like great food but can do without the attitude you sometimes encounter at some fancy restaurants, you owe it to yourself to visit The Village Pub in Woodside.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We go there for the ambiance....and the great burgers. And amazing wine suggestions....
can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food is always nicely prepared and presented. Service was a little slow, for brunch, but attentive. We chose to sit outside on a beautiful day which was nice as it can be a little dark and noisy inside.

On that note, I find it odd that so many people bring their children to this place and I would prefer it be adults only, or an adult area. Even the best behaved kids get bored in a place like this and they negatively affect our experience with messiness and electronic gadgets. I imagine it’s very dark fficult fir a restaurant to impose or manage it though. By sitting outside we did avoid a large table with kids that looked a bit chaotic.

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