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 and a gluten free menu.
Join us for a special oyster menu every Thursday night starting at 4:00 pm. Patio & street seating.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Pan Seared Salmon
skin on salmon, mango salsa, white truffle oil, silky potatoes, green beans and carrots
St. Louis BBQ Pork Ribs
house made barbeque sauce, cabbage-apple slaw, pine nuts, dried cranberries, waffle cut potato chips
Scratch Fried Chicken
cornbread pudding, smoked ham hock Boston baked beans, crisp tobacco onions
Just a delightful find, will go there again. Just a great place to dine.
This is our third visit and we were disappointed. The server visited our table too infrequently; we received a drink different from our order; the soup arrived without a spoon and the server did not return for 20 minutes; the food arrived a little dried out as if it had been sitting around for 10 minutes; the rest room was messy and unclean; and we were not offered a dessert menu. But the menu offerings were interesting and tasty. And the reservation process was convenient.
Our visit was overall ok but not worthy of going back. The day we visited was somewhat busy with slower service. I tried to slightly customize/substitute my order with a biscuit but there was no flexibility. Instead the waiter brought us an entire biscuit plate and charged us for it.
Just not please with the restaurant and, again, won’t be going back.
Father’s Day Brunch
It was Father’s Day and also my birthday— my husband and I got out for a rare brunch, just the two of us without kids. Maybe because it was a holiday but it seemed like there were not enough servers for the amount of people. One of the servers wouldn’t speak to us, it was very odd. He seemed annoyed for some reason, I’m not sure why. Food was not good at all and overall quite overpriced. I got the crabcake and my husband got something that I can’t even remember now and it’s only been a day. We wanted to leave as quickly as possible. I will not be returning.
The location of the restaurant is great. The ambiance and the cleanliness was great.
The food was underwhelming at best given the prices.
* I got a lobster roll which was decent but not worth the price - it was small and aoli felt very "mayonesey" and my fries were cold when they arrived.
* The mac-n-cheese that we got was decent
* The sautéed green beans and carrot that came with my wife's chicken.
* The burger for my son was fairly small but he appeared to enjoy it.
I would say this is not a "must go" there are others you may consider - I would recommend to go there at least once but its not a repeat restaurant for me and my family.
Our waiter was amazing and attentive. The food was excellent. Looking forward to dining here again!
Excellent meal and service, quiet and comfortable seating.
Food was lacking in taste and quality
Love the variety of the menu - there is something for everyone
Scratch has been a favorite restaurant for years! The flatbread and salads are phenomenal, as are the cocktails. Highly recommend!
Nice moderately priced sit down restaurant. The cocktails are fantastic, and the patio area had an excellent ambiance.
Great food, great drinks!
Great place to go until everything opens up. Outdoor patio can be chilly of the wind is blowing. We went indoors and practically had the place to ourselves.
usual good cocktails and food and service.
Terrible service. Restaurant was not busy yet it took 15 minutes to get two glasses of wine the first time. The second round we ordered never arrived at all. Fish was burned to a crisp. Have been going to Scratch for years and usually decent but not this time.
Made a reservation for lunch last Sunday. Staff was friendly, but service was very slow, despite a meagre crowd. They seemed to be making one table order at a time in the kitchen. It took a full 45 minutes for our brunch order to emerge.
Great food, nice ambiance, and good wait service. Only complaints were the food took a while to come out, and the prices are in the high end. Brunch was $125 for family of 4 with dessert, but no alcohol.
Definitely will go back for a special occasion.
Great food and wine selections. Perfect for vegetarians. Love the outdoor seating and the staff was super friendly.
great time very helpful staff and easy to dine. Good food
Good service, good food. Not a ton of people there on a Friday night at 6:45pm
The chorizo-date appetizer was excellent and unique, so our expectation for the rest of our meal was quite high. Unfortunately, the pork loin I ordered was very over-cooked and extremely dry, to the point where I could not enjoy eating it and left about half the meat on the plate (although the vegetable hash that came with it was quite tasty). The fish and chips was good, as were the recommendations for beer and wine pairings. Service was friendly and helpful, but very slow at some points.
Took over 1 hour to get food
Thank you for the wonderful experience and meal!
The short ribs were outstanding and all cocktails were excellent. A couple of the other food items were merely good.
After waiting for ages for our plates to arrive we really enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious and worth the wait. The server was not great. It also seemed the place was understaffed. We weren't sure whether he was new to the profession or just stretched really thin as the only server in the place. The kitchen crew was incredibly loud. The noise from dishes constantly crashing around was not good for table conversation and really took away from the ambiance. Because the food was so yummy, I will give the place another try some day.
Service was super slow and maybe that was because of COVID rules of the number of servers and cooks. Food was okay but we waited over an hour for it which didn't help. Not sure I would come again. On the plus side the drinks were very good!
I had to provide a credit card to make a mother day reservation. We arrived promptly at our reservation time, we’re not seated until 30 mins later at a table that was not comfortable for us, with food taking an additional 30-40 mins to get to us. The quality of food was below average and the inconvenience of the experience made it worse. I will not plan on returning here and would not recommend to anyone for a special occasion or even a quick drop in.
Understaffed. Long wait time. Took 60 min from sitting down to actually get the food.
Waited over one hour for food. Food was mediocre and got some out of date soft drinks.
Mother’s Day brunch here was lovely and delicious! Great food and variety on the menu. Will come back for dinner to try the cocktails!
Had a relaxing meal outside. Good service. Food was ok. Thanks!
We had a nice Mother's Day brunch for 5 indoors. It was a treat. First time there.
We had brunch here for Mother’s Day.
Scratch is a lovely restaurant but rather on the expensive side. Their menu is rather
limited, but the food is always been very good. Their dinner portions are large and
usually delicious. Very easy to find, and there is parking behind and to the side of
the restaurant. You can enter from the parking lot into the back of the restaurant.
Went for Cinco de Mayo, staff was wonderful, food delicious.
My daughter’s meal was forgotten by the kitchen. This was still better than my wife’s meal, which was the “steak sandwich” - 3 thin pieces of jerky-like meat burned to a crisp on plain white bread (no toppings). We were flabbergasted that they served this. My “medium rare” hamburger came out dark grey all the way through, but was still the most successful dish of the evening. The highlight though was probably when the waiter came over, brushed up a pile of crumbs from the table, and then brushed them off of the table onto my son’s lap. It was almost comedic how bad this evening was, but we would not return for further entertainment.
Prior to the pandemic, I went to Scratch 2 to 3 times a year. It was favorite place to go with a group of my friends. I had only been to brunch there once before. I was really pleased to have brunch on the patio which was available before the restaurant restrictions. It was perfect and my husband and adult daughter enjoyed our brunch items and the brunch cocktails . Scratch had a great variety of brunch and lunch items.
Scratch is largely consistent for good food and a pleasant dining experience.
The outdoor dining in the courtyard is convenient and comfortable. Noise levels are low which facilitates conversation. The service was a little slow on this visit, but it was for Brunch on a Sunday at 11 AM, so that may have been the reason. Drinks are good as usual.
Love this place! Frequent diners. Excellent wine list and beautiful ambiance. I thoroughly enjoy the shrimp scampi. Your welcome!
Social distance maintained at the tables and staff all wearing masks.
Wait staff very knowledgeable with regards to mean & drink.
Scratch (Mtn View) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 237-3132.
Scratch (Mtn View) is rated 4.2 stars by 2058 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.