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Scratch (Mtn View)
Scratch (Mtn View)

Scratch (Mtn View) Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scratchmtnview.com/
  • Email: events@scratchmtnview.com
  • Phone: (650) 237-3132
  • 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 (650) 237-3131

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food and service was impeccable. the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. the restaurant was very busy and hip trendy place to be."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great service : great location : cool ambience : food was marginal at best"
    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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "After searching through many yelp reviews, decided to give this place a try to Valentines Day (it was the 15th). So happy we wound up here. The restaurant had a great feel to it-- nice enough to pull off a fancy date, but not stuffy. Modern yet cozy atmosphere. The staff was all very helpful. Our server was a bit over-the-top, but I'm assuming he was newer and still trying REALLY hard. Can't complain about that-- you could tell he really wanted to do his job well. Food was all GREAT. We had the lobster? soup and bacon wrapped dates as apps. The dates were DELICIOUS. Both entrees were good-- we didn't have one item we didn't really enjoy. (and we're both in the "foodie" category, so basic dishes would have not impressed us)"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere but service slows way down when it gets busy. Fried chicken and salads were very good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We were able to find something for everybody in the family."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I went to Scratch on a weekday afternoon. Breads were excellent, appetizers were very good. Portion size is inconsistent. My mom had the Shrimp Louie salad, which was huge (sadly, dressing was too sour for her), and I had the Cobb, which was teeny tiny (but delicious). Others had hot entrees, which were all generous portions. The hot dishes fared better than the salads. Short rib ravioli was fantastic, and mushroom flatbread was very good as well. Service was slow - they took almost 20 minutes to take our order, even though the dining room was not full. Servers did not check on us often enough, so a dropped fork took too long to replace. Good enough for another visit and a chance to redeem themselves though. I'd give 3.5 stars if I could."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Great food and service! I would definitely go back again"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Good lobster appetizer. Macaroni and cheese and roasted Brussels sprouts were so so."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I enjoyed our lunch at Scratch. The service was excellent and my Nicoise Salad was excellent!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "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."
    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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We were at Scratch for an early dinner - 5:30. The restaurant was quiet but may get noisier as it fills up. The waiter was very attentive and pleasant. I had the Beef short ribs - excellent - tender and tasty. My husband had the Rotisserie Chicken. He wasn't as impressed. He found the chicken dry though liked the sauce. He wasn't wowed by the sides. The entrance to the restaurant is odd as it brings you right into the bar. Nice bar though I'm not sure it would be comfortable sitting there on a cool / busy night - may get a tad chilly."
    Dined on 2/16/2014