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American Restaurants, Bars, Caterers, Taverns, Restaurants
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Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Above Average

Good For Groups: Yes


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Impress Your Friends

I went there for dinner with a friend this past Tuesday and I loved the entire experience; from the lovely drive from SF through the winding roads of Woodside to the superb service to the great food. The place was filled with young men in suits (I-bankers I assume), which provided me with eye candy to feast upon. The food was excellent, but what really impressed me about the restaurant was the casual elegance of the location, decor and staff. This is my new favorite restaurant in California. Period.



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The VIllage Pub is simply excellent. If you want to be confident of a great meal on an important night, this is the place. They make their own charcuterie- a must try. Reservations are a good idea. The one problem I have had is sitting at the bar on a cold evening- every time the door opens, there is a large rush of frigid air; make reservations and you will not have a problem. One of the few places that really is worth a rather high price.



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Dress code needs enforcement; food and service good

In this age of relaxed dress codes, I can almost tolerate tee shirts and jeans showing up at an establishment promoting fine dining (Village Pub used to have a dress code). But when our dining party witnessed the seating of a couple wearing hospital scrubs being seated next to us, it was not a pleasant dining experience. It would seem that a health issue would be a concern. While the food and service were good , I would not return because I expect a reasonable dress code at a fine dining establishment.



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Wonderful dinner and service

Read the reviews, and seemed like people either loved it or hated it. My wife & I enjoyed it. We had the crab salad as an appetizer, the daube of beef and monkfish. The beef was excellent. The fish was ok. We capped off the evening with the chocolate/pecan pie and quince financier.....both were wonderful. The service was impeccable; all the servers were friendly, helpful but not stuff. I guess it's who you get? Not cheap....$110 w/o wine.



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Best Experience I've had in years!

We've heard about the Village Pub in Woodside for years but finally got around to dining there last week. It was my wifes birthday and we had one of the best experiences in years. The food was outstanding and our server was extremely knowledgeable and gracious. We will definately be back and recommend it to all our friends. Better than most restaurants in San Francisco!



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Good Name gone bad

The Village Pub used to be a unique, romatic destination for the Peninsula. Sadly, not any more. Poor service, ordinary food, high prices. Like a C- San Francisco resturant



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Best ever?

We went to the Village Pub to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It turned out to be one of if not *the* best dining experiences either of us have ever experienced. Everything was perfect. The ambience was elegant but not stuffy. The service was absolutely respectful and considerate without being aloof. And the food and drink was abolutely wonderful. With so many good restaurants in the area, the Village Pub stands out as something very, very special.



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A terrific haunt!

What a great place! I found our server to be educated, which is different than being snobby. I enjoyed learning about the food and wine as much as I did eating it!



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no way

nice ambience, but ruined by food and attitude. Service was marginal and either snotty or incompetent in terms of knowledge of the food and wine, or both. I asked for advice on a buttery chardonnay (OK, not unusual for the area), and they couldn't think of one on the 25+ list that they could recommend except the most expensive, $150 a pop. I got the impression they would have recommended this bottle no matter what type of chard I had requested. Unbelievable. Overrated indeed.



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Wonderful Visit

After calling ahead for a lunch resveration (2 hour drive for us) we were pleasently surprised that they in fact saved a wonderful table and treated us very special. The food was good the service efficent. Great Experience.



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what a rip-off!

We were promptly seated for 6:30 reservation. Atmosphere is very nice; and that was the only positive thing I can say about the place. Our server was very snobbish; and made us feel like she was doing a favor by serving us. We orderd olives and sweetbread as starters; and halibut for myself and duck for my husband. All the dishes were too salty. We orderd chocolate souffle as a dessert, which was dissapointing. Overall, it's too expensive for the food and service we got.



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What a great place to spen an anniversary. Great reception, great food, great service. A+



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Don't be fooled by the hype

Probably the most overrated restaurant I can remember. I took about 6 people here for what was supposed to be a special occassion. The restaurant had lost our reservation but we eventually got seated. The menu was very uninspired. If they were trying for a home-cooked but nothing special series of dishes, I guess it was ok. However, the steak ordered by one of our party was fully cooked but arrived cold. Honest to God, cold to the table. We had to send it back but it took about 10 minutes to get attention of a service person to help. No apology, no reduction in the bill. Like the steak, it will be a cold day in hell before I ever go there again.



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Woodside hidden secret

This is a bit difficult to find - although it's on the main drag it's actually on the backside of the building. This is a great place for a special occassion. I went there recently for my birthday and the food was wonderful - great wine, appetizers, menu selection. This will definitely stay on my top list of great restuarants to go to in the Valley - there are only a handful...



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Great dining experience

My family and I had an excellent dining experience. Great menu. Prompt and courteous service. Great wine selection.



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Poor Service

I have wanted to go to this restaurant since they reopened. Made reservations for a special occasion double birthday. We were recommended a certain bottle of champagne only to be told after that they were out. Service was extremely slow and some of our table was served food while the rest had to wait. Then some of the salads were presented to the wrong people. Murmured disappoinment made the men realize that the other person got their salad. Coffee and Teas were discussed and ordered only to have the one brand of Tea out. Then coffee was presented and served 10 minutes before the tea and chocolate service was served. Chocolate souffle was just okay. When you want to go out to a nice dinner, you expect the service to be as good if not better than the food. The service here was slow and uninformed.

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