The atmosphere quickly proves inviting and luxurious, far exceeding any expectations the name itself connotes. I’ve always enjoyed the space, though less so on a crowded Saturday evening as eager patrons hawkishly manuver for a chair at the bar. Once seated, the reasonably priced bar menu seems the way to go, at least where cost is concerned. The $14 burger remains for me one of the most satisfying in the area, best enjoyed I must say on an empty stomach, meaning: Very rich and filling! Unfortunately, the Grey Goose martini with which you might want to wash it down is not as good a deal, being not just surprisingly undersized, but costing the same amount as the burger itself! You’re far better off with wine, if not their deliciously strong coffee.
My most recent experience echoes some of the words of this review written last year, not my own. Initially friendly service grew inattentive throughout the course of our meal, ending with a bill mistakenly charging me for glasses of a $16 wine instead of the $9 selection my party had consumed. Overall, some of the main menu offerings simply do not seem worth their exorbitant price tags. If cost if no concern for you however, by all means judge for yourself. The comfortable and elegant ambiance makes for a lovely evening, assuming of course your entree is cooked correctly and the staff does not ignore you for too long. For better or worse, it’s simply another night in Woodside at the Village Pub.