Scratch (Mtn View)
Scratch (Mtn View)

Scratch (Mtn View)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scratchmtnview.com/
  • Phone: 6502373132x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Scratch offers multiple seating options. Our main dining room affords a casual dining experience in a relaxed setting of beautiful walnut table banquettes, the community table seats up to 12 and is a great place for small groups, and the wine room is available for semi-private parties with seating up to seventy for dinner and a hundred for cocktail receptions.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Kloth 6502373131x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street and public parking lots
A word from Scratch (Mtn View)
Scratch features American cookery in an elegant setting. The cuisine is based on the premise of simple food done well and draws from American classics reflecting today's influences and bounty of ingredients. Choose from a tender moist braised short rib, rotisserie chicken, or perhaps a selection from our fresh seafood and oyster bar.

For beverages Scratch has researched some of the finest vineyards and distilleries in the United States. We have a wide variety of wines and spirits to choose from in all price ranges. Some of our wine and spirits are highly allocated and will not always be available.

Scratch also offers a vegetarian menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Scratch (Mtn View) reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)good for groups (60)vibrant bar scene (54)special occasion (53)neighborhood gem (51)great for lunch (37)notable wine list (30)romantic (30)hot spot (30)great for brunch (21)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Business Dinner
    ChiefVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Had a group of 10. They sat us at the back on the quiet side of the restaurant, which was good. It was still a little noisy, but fine. The service was attentive but a little green. The food was very good all around. The bacon wrapped dates were killer. We had a great dinner overall.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We have been to Scratch many times now and will keep going back. I almost always order the fried chicken, so good. Also, they change their soups daily and even when their daily soup is something that wouldn't normally excite me (for example, this time it was beef with barley), they always amaze me and I'm so glad I ordered it! Service is always friendly and timely. Again, consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food; great selection.
    Coupledining
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Fantastic food; great selection. The service was amazing; water glass never got more than half empty. Portion size was perfect. Highly recommend the stuffed dates - they are fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noisy but service good
    brunch
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Waiter didn't have vocabulary to describe menu choices well but was attentive otherwise. Thought food was over priced even though quality was good so that would be warning we would give others before recommending
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at reasonable price.
    pickyconsumer
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    This is a somewhat upscale place, with a dinner costing from $30-$70/person. The food is very good for the price and the ambiance is superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for one
    pinkfidget
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I was in town on business and wanted to have a nice dinner. The staff was friendly and made me feel welcome even though it was just me. The food, everything i ate, was AMAZING. I had oysters along with my lavender brandy sidecar (that was a truly fantastic drink), and then ate the special, which was Alaskan Halibut and had the Brussels Sprouts on the side. I would highly recommend Scratch if you're up for a nice dinner and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Varied menu. Vegetarian dish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Varied menu. Vegetarian dish lacked flavor, but looked wonderful. Fried Chicken was slightly salty, but very tender and ample. Roasted Chicken pieces were the size of chicken wings, but the presentation was nice. Salads and bread were tasty. Brother wiped out the ribs and sweet potato fries.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food and service was impeccable. the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. the restaurant was very busy and hip trendy place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    Jenna
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great food, pleasantly surprised with the menu variety. Drinks were good, not great. Server was timely with courses and drinks - a bit awkward when it came to menu/drink suggestions, he seemed a bit unfamiliar with what was available. Overall, I will most definitely be coming back! Tofu entree from the vegetarian menu, must have that tofu again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grateful
    JenLD
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    What a lovely evening we had with friends at Scratch. The waiters were attentive, didn't bat an eye when someone asked for a major ingredient change, and were kind when we lingered over dessert for longer than average. The booth tables are long and make it awkward for servers to reach across to the inner diners, but the booths are cozy and attractive and so it's worth the trouble. I love the ahi with pineapple rice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service fair food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great service : great location : cool ambience : food was marginal at best
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So disappointed.
    KGoett
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We lost our server after we were served our lunch. Never to be seen again. I had noted in the reservation we were celebrating a birthday, but he never recognized our special occasion. I wanted to order dessert, but no one asked. We had to ask for our check after our server had been missing 10+ minutes. A favorite place, but terribly disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way over-rated
    johnfromberkeleyVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Sat down at 11:40. our food didn't make to the table until over an hour later. In some other part of the country, this would be the best restaurant in town. But in Silicon Valley, this restaurant is just pretending. People were nice, but slow. Food was OK, but overpriced (slightly).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • super chef
    Fred
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The chef''s expertise in dish combinations is outstanding and the quality of preparation is super. The service was a little bit flaky. Fourth service was never removed from table (only 3 at table for dinner); waiter forgot to bring new utensils until reminded; empty drink glasses not removed until well into the dinner. But the excellent food overshadowed the service faults.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    anondiner
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Normally I have a great experience at Scratch, so much so that I took my girlfriend who was visiting. Normally the experience is amazing but the service this particular night was awful. Our waiter asked if we had questions about the menu but didn't bother taking our drink order. When he took our drink order, he disappeared and another waiter came and asked to take our drink order. Neither of these waiters brought our drink order, we had to ask a busser to get our drinks for us. The kitchen didn't know where table to take our food to, so we watched the server wander. The waiters we had spoke spanish to each other the entire time and didn't let us know what was going on. Food was great thankfully!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great area
    Teresa
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Downtown Mountain View is a great location for this restaurant. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is upbeat and energetic. Oyster Bar is a nice option. We went for a work dinner and very pleased to be able to hear each other during conversation. The wait staff had a very strong accent which made him difficult to understand. Overall, good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with my Sister
    Amazed
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Met my sister for an early dinner, and was pleasantly surprised by not only the decor and service, but the food was amazing. Lobster and Filet to die for!! When we got there the place was pretty empty, 4:30pm, but by the time we left, 8:00pm, the place was hopping with people, on a Tuesday night. The noise level definitely increased as the evening went on, but we stayed at the bar and enjoyed our visit, drinks and food!! I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes and vegetables, side mac n cheese, and Boston cream pie were delicious! Our salads were plated nicely, but were not as exciting as we had hoped for. I'm glad they had a virgin cocktail on the menu (lemongrass sparkler), but a few more options would have been even more impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Love love love love love this restaurant. Extensive vegetarian menu for my daughters, which is a huge plus, with interesting, tasty foods that mirror the main menu. Brunch is diverse and delicious; dinner is always excellent. The name denotes that everything is made from scratch, and the food reflects that kind of care. It is well presented, tasty, delicious, interesting and there is literally something for every taste on the menu. The brunch staff is a bit spotty, I think they train new waiters during brunch. But overall, we go back often b/c this is such a terrific restaurant. And though it's a 'neighborhood gem" we drive for 20 minutes to get there (without traffic) and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food, service uneven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    I've been to Scratch twice. On the first visit, food was excellent and the service very good. We had their Cuban Pork sandwich which was delicious but a bit too spicy for comfort for me. We also had their chicken sandwich which was very good. On the second visit, the pan-roasted chicken was very tasty and so was the truffle mushroom flatbread. The portions were quite generous. The brownie Sundae was outstanding. We couldn't have enough of it. The pear cobbler, however, can be improved. The pear needed a bit more cooking. The service on the second visit was uneven. We had to ask for bread after noticing that the other tables had it. We had to keep looking for our server--first to ask for bread and then dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Vegetarian Choice ....
    Saratogan
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by the vegetarian choice and separate menu - good call and high marks to the chef. Excellent food and the spicy Margaritas were phenomenal. Excellent experience overall.
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  • Bad day for Scratch?
    tucsonVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Not a good experience. I was disappointed to find that the wonderful breakfast panini was not available even though it is still listed on the website menu. Trying to get a similar item I asked for scrambled eggs with ham, cheese and tomatoes. Whole wheat toast. No potatoes, please. What I got was a scramble with ham, bacon, cheese and lots of potatoes mixed in. Accompanying this were three pieces of blackened toast. Our waiter did not return for quite a while. When I complained he said he'd get the manager. No manager arrived. No one offered to change anything. Or asked if I wanted something else. After another twenty minutes the waiter returned and said I would not be charged for my meal. Just for my coffee. I went home hungry.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Uneven
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Nice atmosphere but service slows way down when it gets busy. Fried chicken and salads were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for the Family
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were able to find something for everybody in the family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot, Scratch surprises
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I've come here a few times over the years and haven't been disappointed in the food, just had the shrimp and grits and they are incredible. Service can be slow and neglectful at times, but they perk up if you mention it. Take a colleague to lunch here sometime.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service! I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Great food and service! I would definitely go back again
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great place to visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    I have been to Scratch a few times and it never seems to disappoint. The service is always good and the food is consistently tasty. What I like most about the place is a wide variety of spirits, some of which are hard to find (trust me, I've tried) that I can enjoy here with my dinner. The bartenders also know how to make a good cocktail with any of the spirits they have. I haven't asked for their suggestions but next time I may put myself at their mercy and see what magic they come up with for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Sunday Night
    Francois
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Went there alone on a Sunday night. The food was good and the portions were generous. The waiter was too shy to my liking, but he didn't bother me once I had gotten my meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good lobster appetizer. Macaroni
    EMcKChicagoVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Good lobster appetizer. Macaroni and cheese and roasted Brussels sprouts were so so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT AMBIANCE, VERY AVERAGE FOOD
    GenieVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I WOULD GIVE 2.5 STARS BUT THERE IS NO SUCH A CHOICE. WE CAME TO A GATHERING AT THIS RESTAURANT. GREAT AMBIANCE AND MODERN DECO, GLAD WITH OUR CHOICE. WE SAT DOWN AND WAS SURPRISED THAT THEY EVEN HAVE A VEGAN MENU. ENDED UP, VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE VERY AVERAGE NON-VEGAN FOOD AND TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED VEGAN DISH THAT WAS PLAIN AND UNIMPRESSIVE. SWEET POTATOES WERE OVER FRIED, 1/2 OF THE MUSHROOM RISOTTO WAS LEFT ON THE PLATE. THE SERVICE PERSON WAS NON-ATTENTIVE, WE WAITED 10 MIN TO GET THE ORDER TAKEN, 15 MIN AFTER ASKING FOR DESSERT MENU, ANOTHER 10 MIN AFTER ASKING FOR A CHECK. OTHER SERVICE PERSONNEL SEEMED FRIENDLY AND NICE BUT NOT THE ONE AT OUR TABLE. IT WOULD BE OK TO GO FOR A DRINK, NOT WORTH THE QUALITY OF FOOD AND SERVICE.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evaluation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Good food.Good service. Your "noise level" question block does not allow for "disturbing noise." I registered energetic and do not like the noise lever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for business lunch
    Surfseeker7
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I enjoyed our lunch at Scratch. The service was excellent and my Nicoise Salad was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a meeting
    BizMtgGuy
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Went there to meet up with an old friend and have a business meeting/interview. The service was excellent, always checking back, water glass always full, bringing/clearing things quickly. Food was very tasty... the presentation was artful, but not pretentious, the flavors were very nice. Healthy choices. Wish the Salmon had been wild (vs farmed), but still tasted good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    Rhea
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    It was my first time at Scratch on Feb 25. My first impression as I step in is it's an expensive, professional, classy restaurant. The food didn't disappoint. And the prices weren't that high. This is a good lunch venue for corporate groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food -expensive wine & dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had a group dinner for 7 last Saturday, and the bill came out to be close to $600! Food was good, but beware of the price tag! The main courses were reasonable, but watch out for the dessert ($17 for Boston cream pie) and wine cost - very high. They also automatically added 20% gratuity to our bill - ouch!!! Not a place I would dine often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Service
    colleen
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We were celebrating our daughter's engagement with a party of 8 and the service was very disappointing. Twice, the 'bride to be' had to wait for her food. Her entree came out a good 10 minutes after everyone else had their food and then her dessert took about 15 minutes. The waiter didn't charge us for her dessert but that's not really the point. So, what should have been an excellent dinner was marred by problems with the kitchen getting the food out. We spent a lot of money and I'm disappointed that I choose this restaurant for this special meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent every time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I come hear for many reasons, one of which is my frequent craving for amazing fried chicken. My husband tried the beef short ribs this time and they were amazing as well. Honestly, every time we come the food is consistently outstanding, as is the service. Highly recommend this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I have dined at this restaurant a number of times, and the food I've had has been consistently good. Great bar scene too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall satisfactory
    carolVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I had arranged a business dinner on a week day and expected it would be a quite evening. The crowd started to show up before 6 p.m. at the bar so it was a little noice. The seating (broth) is well designed for business meal even though I noted in my reservation to ask for a more business appropriate table. The waiter was attentive at first but then disappeared. We did not get our food order in for about 45 mins to an hour. I ordered the braised short ribs which was a little dry and overcooked. The fried chicken looked delicious. My guest ordered the lamb chops which seemed to be very good. The wine recommendation was good although it was one of the top two most expensive bottles on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Anqu0355
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Came for brunch with my husband on a Sunday morning. The server was really nice and the food was fast and delicious ! Definitely recommend brunch here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.