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Scratch|Bar & Kitchen

4.6
4.6
464 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American

Scratch|Bar & Kitchen is a contemporary American restaurant located in Encino, California. We offer a seasonal 20 course omakase style tasting-menu served to you directly by the chefs.

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Menu

Main

  • Popcorn

    • Mussel

      • Mustard

        • Truffle

          • Jellyfish

            • Meat | Cheese | Bread

              • Salmon

                • Avocado

                  • Cuttlefish

                    • Leek

                      • Sweetbreads

                        • Celeriac

                          • Foie

                            • Quail

                              • Lobster

                                • ​Japanese Wagyu

                                  • Chestnut

                                    • Cheese

                                      • Chocolate

                                        • Marshmallow

                                          Optional Supplements & Additions

                                          • Premium Wine Pairing

                                            • per person$65.00
                                          • Fresh Black Truffles for the Table

                                            • per person$45.00

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                                          What 464 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                          4.6
                                          4.6 based on all time ratings
                                          • 4.7Food
                                          • 4.6Service
                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                          • 4.1Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          1. MJ

                                            MJSchooley

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on March 10, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            The tasting menu involved some of the best flavors of food I’ve ever had. The service was accommodating and incredible. I want to be fed by this group of people every meal of every day.

                                          2. MB

                                            MarcB

                                            San Francisco

                                            16 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            16 reviews

                                            Dined on February 19, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Best dining EXPERIENCE I have ever had. Chef Philip and his team could not have given us a more phenomenal experience. It is MORE than dinner.

                                          3. LF

                                            LaFoodie

                                            Los Angeles

                                            87 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            87 reviews

                                            Dined on February 11, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This is a real unique experience. You owe it to yourselves to go there. I won’t say more as I don’t want to spoil it for you.

                                          4. ER

                                            EllenR

                                            Los Angeles

                                            34 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            34 reviews

                                            Dined on February 11, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Scratch is amazing. The place is renovated and the experience is even better than before. It is an intimate food experience in a warm and welcoming setting. The food is utterly fabulous. Go! Go! Go!

                                          5. RA

                                            RuwAngie

                                            Los Angeles

                                            13 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on February 4, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great luxury experience for the valley. And it was done in a unique fashion (at least for the current version for 2018).

                                          6. J

                                            Janey

                                            Los Angeles

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on February 1, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            A totally unique high-end experience unlike anything else in the valley. Only one menu option. Everything! And everything was delicious. 24 courses, two bites each. Every course was a delight. Each one was an art piece served in a different dish, cooked to perfection. I understand that there is no servers just chef’s that serve you. They know they’re excellent and you will too when you experience it. Expensive but treat yourself. You’re worth it. If you want to go easier on your wallet there is a new bar next door that I believe serves some dishes. They will definitely be Michelin rated so go before that happens so you can say you discovered it first.

                                          7. V

                                            Valleycloud

                                            Los Angeles

                                            4 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on January 31, 2018

                                            overall4food5service5ambience4

                                            This place is trendy and innovative. It's cool to watch chefs work. Service is great for the most part. It can get a bit chilly depending on where you're seated. I think its a fun experience but a bit overpriced for what you get.

                                          8. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 27, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            To describe our visit to 'Scratch' as a meal would be a disservice. After all, a mere meal shouldn't cost in the neighborhood of $200 per person. It is much better described as an odyssey, which makes the cost much more palatable and the experience memorable. (Basic cost is $125 per person. Tip is added on top of that.) The first impression of Scratch is creative chaos, which is amplified by the fact their official entrance is under construction, so you enter through their sister establishment (Woodley Proper), next door. Our first dish was a shooter with some sort of baby mussel on a skewer with gingered something; lime dominated the liquid in the shooter; and at the bottom was a smooth concoction of uni and avocado. One was instructed to take 'all in one go', encouraging the uni-avocado along with the skewer. We were all amazed into silence. (This is noteworthy, because two of the people at the table are psycho-therapists - and very little will silence a shrink.) (Too many dishes to describe in the space allowed here ... but they were all great!) More important than anything written above, is that we were here to celebrate my wife's birthday. It required some persistence on my part, and accommodation on theirs to secure a booth, but we were successful. (Thank you, Judah and Gavin Humes!) Happily, flowers (ordered earlier in the day) were waiting for her at our table; she loved the food and we all left very happy. The amount of food, the richness of the food and the price make this an event place for us, but waistline and wallet allowing, this could be a regular place for you. Perhaps it doesn’t need to be said, but I’ll say it anyway: This place is great!

                                          9. KM

                                            KikiMcDaniel

                                            Los Angeles

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 20, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. Hands down.

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            New York Area

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on January 18, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            amazing. totally unexpected.

                                          11. BD

                                            BillyDubb

                                            Los Angeles

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on January 13, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Quality, taste, unique, service, and vibe! Outstanding on all accounts

                                          12. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Exclusive

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on January 11, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Amazing! Exquisite cuisine! Every bite is unique! Keep up the good work! Love this place!

                                          13. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on January 5, 2018

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            It was fantastic!!!

                                          14. AG

                                            AlexandraG

                                            Los Angeles

                                            12 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on December 31, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            20 course menu with wine pairing was divine !

                                          15. JL

                                            JonathanL

                                            Los Angeles

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on December 31, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent 20 course tasting menu was one great surprise after another

                                          16. FK

                                            FactoryKitchenFan

                                            Los Angeles

                                            67 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            67 reviews

                                            Dined on December 29, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            A show watching the open kitchen; outstanding preparations and presentations; great service and wine choices. Gavin and Philip made sure it was an amazing evening!!!!

                                          17. W

                                            Wendy

                                            Los Angeles

                                            39 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            39 reviews

                                            Dined on December 28, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            UNBELIEVABLE!! Delicious, creative, artful! Chef Phillip is a culinary genius. 21 courses and each was made to perfection—no weak links. Hospitality and service was top notch. The chef and staff were approachable and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of our experience. Don’t let the fact that this restaurant is not on some food critic’s 101 restaurant list this year prevent you from experiencing one of the best tasting menus in the Los Angeles area.

                                          18. N

                                            Nathalie

                                            Los Angeles

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on December 9, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We love the Scratch Bar! My husband and I have been going there a few times. The food is fantastic. Its small and intimate. The kitchen is in front of you. We just love it!

                                          19. C

                                            Chris

                                            Los Angeles

                                            14 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on November 24, 2017

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Food terrific Too Smokey inside...clothes need to be washed. Expensive.

                                          20. w

                                            wino

                                            Los Angeles

                                            76 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            76 reviews

                                            Dined on November 22, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            S. F. Valley foodies arise; the best place to find creative, contemporary cuisine is Scratch Bar and Kitchen. It has cycled through a few different iterations since opening 2 years ago and now sports a 20 course..yes tiny courses...tasting menu. Several items were just plain amazing, like the frozen cheese that surpassed most ice creams. It is a dining experience, not a dinnr and be prepared to soend 2+ hours to comlete it. Worth the time and the price tag.

                                          21. MC

                                            MotiC

                                            Los Angeles

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on November 19, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Hands down best restaurant in LA. I’m glad it’s a hidden gem (not a visible location) but worth coming to from any location. Culinary experience like no other.

                                          22. JM

                                            JeffMel

                                            Salt Lake City

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on November 12, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Be prepared for one of the best dining experiences of your life.

                                          23. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on October 26, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great dinner!! So many courses of creative flavorful unique food! The courses are small so you don’t get to full. Be prepared for the bill... Dinner for 2 with 2 cocktails $300!!

                                          24. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            2 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on October 22, 2017

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            Delicious. Over-priced. A bit precious. Delicious.

                                          25. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on October 11, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This place is excellent. A tasting menu based affair where one inventive dish after another come your way. Staff is very pleasant and involved with the prep, so you feel very connected to the experience. On the expensive side so you might have to make this a special occasion place, depending on your budget. Totally worth it when you go!

                                          26. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on October 7, 2017

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            It is a unique concept, one that not everyone will appreciate, especially given the price tag. That said, you are paying for the labor required to offer up the dishes served. It is a dining experience, so expect to be there awhile. This was my second time there and would go back.

                                          27. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            25 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            25 reviews

                                            Dined on October 6, 2017

                                            overall3food5service5ambience2

                                            Food was very good but it was way too expensive ! 500 for 2 of us - no ambiance and we were very surprised on the prices -

                                          28. IA

                                            IAWN

                                            Los Angeles

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on September 27, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Superb and inventive creations served lovingly by knowledgeable chefs. Expensive but worth it.

                                          29. MN

                                            MarcoNMe

                                            Los Angeles

                                            14 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            14 reviews

                                            Dined on September 22, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            People have been raving about Scratch, we had to give it a try and now understand their exuberance. Our waiter was superb, our servers friendly and the chefs were on their game! Wonderful experience. I look forward to sharing the experience with more friends.

                                          30. S

                                            Sandy

                                            Los Angeles

                                            65 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            65 reviews

                                            Dined on September 21, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            15 courses of unusual small bites, exciting and different. Staff was amazing and informative, flexible for allergies and dislikes!! Desserts were amazing as well!

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            7 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on September 16, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            This was our third time dining at Scratch and it had been over a year since our last visit. Needless to say, we were wowed beyond measure! Each dish was more inventive, creative and delicious than the last. I hope to visit again soon!

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Exclusive

                                            2 reviews

                                            3.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on September 15, 2017

                                            overall3food4service5ambience5

                                            Nice space and interesting food, just wasn’t prepared to drop so much $$$ on a weeknight.

                                          33. s

                                            samd

                                            Los Angeles

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on September 10, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Fabulous! I went there when it first opened and it was great then too but they have definitely gotten the program down now! It is only a nine course tasting menu now (when they first open you had a choice of three, six, or nine courses). I love how you can tell them what you eat and don't eat and it will be accommodated. Every bite is literally amazing! Plus the waiters/chefs are super nice and friendly. It is pricey but well worth it.

                                          34. J

                                            Jennifer

                                            Los Angeles

                                            12 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            12 reviews

                                            Dined on September 6, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            The entire staff was amazing! We were taking great care. They gave great explanations of each dish. If I had one comment it would be to slow down the process. I felt we were getting amthe dishes too quickly but overall is was great.

                                          35. AM

                                            AndreaM

                                            Los Angeles

                                            5 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on August 24, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Pricey and worth every penny. The service from chef to other staff makes you feel like you are having a private meal created just for you. Delicious and experiential. Perfect

                                          36. f

                                            foodchow

                                            Los Angeles

                                            58 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            58 reviews

                                            Dined on August 20, 2017

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            A tasting menu offering many planned courses, prepared before your eyes at the counter by a talented chef and his crew of sous chefs who serve you. There were a couple of questionable menu choices but generally the food was inventive, fresh and very good and the experience is worth repeating since the menu changes every month. The wine list is OK, with many Central California offerings with a glass costing about $15.00 A wine pairing is offered. The next time we will choose a bottle of wine, instead of glasses because it is a better value. We had fun, the food was very good and the atmosphere and the personalities of the chef and servers made the evening memorable.

                                          37. ML

                                            MeatLover

                                            San Diego

                                            7 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            7 reviews

                                            Dined on August 20, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            As you walk in, you're welcomed by a rustic, wood fired, open kitchen. The food is highly creative and delicious. The service is impeccable from start to finish. Value for money is excellent: Vegas quality at much more affordable prices. If you're curious about food and enjoy being awed by inventive creations, this is a must!

                                          38. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on August 20, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Loved every dish from start to finish and the service!!!!

                                          39. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Los Angeles

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on August 12, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            My son and I had dinner at this amazing restaurant to celebrate his birthday and we were not disappointed! What a fantastic experience! The staff were all so friendly and welcoming and the food is truly delicious! Truly a fine dining Experience! We will be back - can't wait for the new menu!

                                          40. JI

                                            JenniferI

                                            Los Angeles

                                            5 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on August 10, 2017

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Totally unique experience! The chef customized the menu to our liking. We had a vegan meal that was out of this world.

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                                          Scratch|Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 464 OpenTable diners

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                                          Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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