Scratch - Coeur d'Alene
Scratch - Coeur d'Alene

Scratch - Coeur d'Alene

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://scratchcda.com/
  • Phone: (208) 930-4762
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Rex
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Scratch offers special services for your events and catering needs. For more information please contact us.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Scratch - Coeur d'Alene
Scratch noun 1. from a point at which nothing has been done ahead of time 2. without using a prepared mixture of ingredients. Partners Connie Naccarato and Jason Rex marry passion, vision, expertise to provide the ultimate dining experience at Scratch.
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Scratch - Coeur d'Alene reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)fit for foodies (10)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (8)special occasion (6)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (3)good for groups (3)romantic (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great soups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I have eaten the best soup of my life at Scratch (the sweet potato bisque) and had the best toasted cheese sandwich of my life there also. Everything else is always great. My friend drives over from Spokane and Scratch is where we celebrate our birthdays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More food means return visit
    Levirdln
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Really was happy with the service. Waitress was relaxed and attentive . I would have liked more scallops and prawns than just 2 a piece. I had the Mac and Cheese, but 2 scallops and 2 prawns just didn't make it as far as volume for the price
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Everything my wife and ordered was excellent. Bruschetta was amazing, I had a Kobe burger with balsamic onions and goat cheese it was excellent. My wife enjoyed fish tacos all had great flavor. Plates were full. Nice atmosphere service was attentive but not constantly interrupting which is how I like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodieVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We live in Spokane and prefer Scratch Coeur d'Alene to its Spokane "sister". We prefer the menu and the atmosphere to that of Spokane's Scratch. The food is consistently good, and we go there if we visit coeur d'Alene. The adult Mac 'n heese is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Burger Ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The Kobe burger is one of the best I've ever had! I had the Swiss/Mushroom option. It was served piping hot and perfectly done. The sweet potato fries were also great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was very slow and unfriendly. A little to quaint for our taste.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good, went back a second time!
    NotHard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is a gem! It was so good went back a second night in a row.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best food for the best price
    NotHard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Scratch has remarkable food at the best prices you will find in the Coeur d'Alene area. Don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance
    KathylynneVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Cute place. Food was good. Nice artwork for sale on walls.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good food but frozen fish
    Foodseeker
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went there for an early dinner. First, we both order a lantil soup that was served cold. It tasted good. My wife ordered halibut and I ordered Ahi Tuna for main dish. The fish was pretty good but not very good. I could taste it had been frozen before, didn't taste fresh. We had better halibut 2 days ago at Cedars Floating Restaurant. Thus, 3 stars only on food. Nevertheless, overall it is still worthwhile the trip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 23 reviews are from the Scratch - Coeur d'Alene reviews archive.
  • Great Experience
    LaCyd
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a group of diners and all were very pleased with their tasty and attractively presented selections. The service was very friendly and efficient. Making the reservation through Open Table was incredibly easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grandpa Approved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My dad is hard to please and he enjoyed his experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cold food
    stacie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    I ordered salmon and requested it rare....it was served extra well done. My husband ordered pasta and meatballs. The center of the meatballs were cold! Disgusting. The waiter was apologetic. They re cooked are meals and the second time around was better. Surprised that the manager or chef didn't come to talk to us and they didn't comp either meal. Definitively would not returm if I lived in CdA.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very poor service!
    jrsinpdxVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Very poor experience on a 6/18/2014. Ordered soup, salad and entrée. After 20 minute wait, soup and salad arrived at same time. Less than 1 minute later entrée arrived. I protested to server to no avail. I asked for uneaten salad to be removed from check and was denied. Worst customer service I have experienced in a long time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • reservations issue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I made the reservations for this restaurant on line. When I called the evening that we had made the reservations for to tell them we would be about 20 minutes late, they said they did not have our reservation. I told them we made it on line, but they said they did not have it. We were able to get in just fine, anyway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great casual restaurant
    Robert
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The main course was excellent (duck), but what really made the dinner were the accompanying fresh vegetables and greens - combination was well chosen, fresh, and seasoned just right. Location easy to walk to in "downtown" Coeur d'Alene
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie's delight, reasonable price
    NotHard2PleaseVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The meals are delicious! Never a bad one. Service is also good. Don't miss the desserts - especially the berry cobbler.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Spot
    OysterBirthdayVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food and service here was perfect. I had lunch here once and dinner once. I will definitely be back when I return to town. I can't comment on wine because I did not order any alcohol.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the food
    Yayforgoodfood
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I wouldn't call it elegant, it's pretty casual but with fine dining quality food. (My kind of restaurant). If you're looking for excellent food, definitely try Scratch. Try the bacon wrapped figs! Everything was cooked perfectly and the server was sweet and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Nom Nom
    Nesspra
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We had a wonderful meal here. The decor is lovely, very inviting and modern. We were lucky to be there on a Wednesday which was 50% off bottles of wine. SCORE! Plus, the menu has great items on it. We chose the bacon wrapped figs (delicious) and then the seafood pappardelle pasta and the crispy duck breast. They were equally amazing. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Definitely worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first time at Scratch
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Our first time at Scratch Coeur d'Alene (we usually go to Scratch Spokane) The food was fabulous, and the restaurant cozy. My duck was cooked perfectly and the sides were superb. Two of our party had the adult Mac and Cheese which was excellent. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We wanted a quiet relaxing dinner without TV screens loud music and noise and we got that AND great food. We had a seafood special and a beef dish and both were generous servings and delicious. We will be returning soon :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Excellent food and service. A casual setting with great food and wine specials on Wednesdays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food isn't that good for the price
    Sammy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The online menu has several items for dinner that are not served at the restaurant. The portions on my husbands dinner plate were so small that it could have been a small appetizer. ($22.00) My dinner was stir-fry ($22.00) and just that. How expensive is bread or a salad to add to the meal? Because you don't have the business you don't skimp on the food. Also the gratuity was included on our bill. That should be at our discretion. Overall for the price we paid, and what we received, we will not go back. Coeur d Alene has too many good restaurants with great food to choose from and more reasonable prices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just what we wanted
    EandY
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    My girlfriend and I wanted to enjoy CDA for a day and finish it off with a great meal - Scratch provided just that! The food was extremely tasty, with good-sized portions as well. The restaurant had a very nice ambiance, and was nicely decorated for the holiday season. We have already recommended it to friends and family, and would recommend it to acquaintances as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Name says it all
    4rock
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    The chef uses only the freshest local ingredients. Hence the menu changes with the seasons. Scratch has probably the finest quality food available in a local area that contains some very notable restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with Scratch
    vacosvc
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We ate outside so I can not comment on the inside dining experience The lady waiting on the outside tables was pleasant, but we did not see much of her (I checked in, when we arrived, and waited 20 minutes before she can to take or order, and bring us water, I had to ask about ordering drinks, refill my own water, ordering another beer meant going back inside and finding someone to take the order) and ), they did not seem overly busy, so I am unsure what the issue was. Prices seemed steep, with most items above $20.00, some a lot more They had a sign prohibiting dogs in the outside dining area, other places allowed dogs outside. (It just seemed unfriendly and officious) Downtown has lots of alternatives, I wouldn't go back to Scratch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wish they would bring back
    Rita
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    I wish they would bring back their Kobe Beef Tacos, our favorite!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We had a nice evening at Scratch. I had their seafood special of the night which was prepared well and my husband had another seafood dish that was also very good. Portion sizes were generous. Also had a their signature salad which I love and dessert. Would definitely return. I like to support the locally owned restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun Food and Front Row Seat
    TravelingManSpokane
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    Quality food + well-trained kitchen + nicely plated dishes served by a friendly and knowledgeable waitress = a really good dinner. The wine list is much more cost friendly than the Wine Cellar a block or two down the street. Bonus: if you get a window table, you have a front row seat to the Flotsam and Jetsam of North Idaho's heavily tattooed and pierced street population skateboarding shirtless down the street or cruising aimlessly (but loudly) up and down Sherman Avenue on their motorcycles or tricked-out cars trying unsuccessfully to impress. I'll be back for the food. Would prefer the street people migrate somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had the salmon special
    KAPM
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    We had the salmon special and it was fresh and delicious. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time at Scratch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We had a great time at Scratch on Valentine's Day! The mood setting was perfect, service and food were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Birthday evening...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Bruchetta was wonderful. The heavenly Brownie was so tender it was hard to tell it from the tasty ganache. The Fruit Cobbler top was great with a good combination of peaches & huckleberry filling. The vanilla ice cream was great. The Hot Pot is a great find. I loved how it was thicker than expected and the flavor was just right. Nice selection of seafood. The Osso Bucco could have been better. Service was great. Overall a great experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet