Scratch (Mtn View)

4.2
2058 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Outdoor dining and take-out available everyday.
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2058 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just a delightful find, will go there again. Just a great place to dine.

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TonyB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Father’s Day Brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

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.

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AshV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and attentive. The food was excellent. Looking forward to dining here again!

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FeroEqus
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service, quiet and comfortable seating.

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vipmarkh
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was lacking in taste and quality

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DiandraW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the variety of the menu - there is something for everyone

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FoodieFeedback
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Scratch has been a favorite restaurant for years! The flatbread and salads are phenomenal, as are the cocktails. Highly recommend!

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DylanR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice moderately priced sit down restaurant. The cocktails are fantastic, and the patio area had an excellent ambiance.

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NathanA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks!

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bfoodie
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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.

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PeterY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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beths
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine selections. Perfect for vegetarians. Love the outdoor seating and the staff was super friendly.

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DevinH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time very helpful staff and easy to dine. Good food

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Damo
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, good food. Not a ton of people there on a Friday night at 6:45pm

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vipDash
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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vipFoodie1960
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Took over 1 hour to get food

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the wonderful experience and meal!

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Alex
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The short ribs were outstanding and all cocktails were excellent. A couple of the other food items were merely good.

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JJSS
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience2

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.

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MitchellC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Understaffed. Long wait time. Took 60 min from sitting down to actually get the food.

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vipTomM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Waited over one hour for food. Food was mediocre and got some out of date soft drinks.

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DAAC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ShaunM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Had a relaxing meal outside. Good service. Food was ok. Thanks!

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TonyaC
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice Mother's Day brunch for 5 indoors. It was a treat. First time there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had brunch here for Mother’s Day.

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vipiolavola
San Francisco
150 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipGetoutgirl
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Cinco de Mayo, staff was wonderful, food delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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TenayaCal
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipMissLaLa
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Frequent diners. Excellent wine list and beautiful ambiance. I thoroughly enjoy the shrimp scampi. Your welcome!

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MusicL
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Social distance maintained at the tables and staff all wearing masks.
Wait staff very knowledgeable with regards to mean & drink.

FAQs

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.