Woodside >The Village Pub
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.
Fantastic. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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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