Scratch (Mtn View)

4.3
2092 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

Featured specials

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Enjoy Christmas Eve with Scratch. Serving our regular menu with Christmas specials from our Chef. Make your reservations early.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Celebrate Christmas with Scratch. Join us for Dinner starting at Noon until 8 pm. Enjoy selections from our special holiday prix-fix menu featuring Chef's specialties along with many of your favorite items. The full menu is available on our web site. Make your reservations early!

What 2092 people are saying
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AdamL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group was sat quickly, food came out very quick and drinks/food were all very delicious. Very happy with the experience, thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very rude and pathetic service. Food was also below average

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Andrew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food and service! There was a seating mishap where they had to move us from our table to a booth due to a very large party coming in. The general manager apologized profusely to us and insisted that they'll compensate us on the bill. I imagine that it was too hectic (this was on Thanksgiving) and communication was frayed, as no such discount appeared. However, I didn't see a need to try to get the bill changed, and it was the only detriment to my experience at an otherwise great restaurant.

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vipSanvin
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely place, delicious cocktails, good food and good service. We will return.

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MarkS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Thanksgiving prix fixe menu was wide-ranging and matches were found for all members of our family. While the service was a little slow, you could mark that up to a busy holiday night. Overall the food was excellent and only encouraged us to come back for another meal.

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NancyV
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first family Thanksgiving out was a pleasant surprise. The menu choices were perfect for our group including a private chef, from a traditional turkey entree, filet mignon, scallops, etc. Even the salad was creatively delicious and honored the season’s special ingredients. We enjoyed ourselves because the service was attentive but not intrusive, and the surroundings were most fitting for our group. Scratch lived up to its name; we can’t wait to go back.

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Stacela
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had items from the Thanksgiving menu, and the food was really great. Especially loved the Porterhouse Pork with mashed sweet potatoes, bourbon barbeque sauce, and sauteed apples. It wasn't smothered in sauce - just the perfect amount of each element to make it a really elegant, tasty dish. I'd be inclined to go back more often if they'd add this to their regular menu!

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vipYumm
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving was delicious and delightful at Scratch. The food was delicious, and the ambiance gracious and lovely. We were very well taken care of. We definitely will return next year!

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JohnP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was great!

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vipGwyn
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We dined outside at Scratch. They have a big outdoor area with heaters. The service was great. The food was fine. We had a couple pasta dishes and fish and chips. There was nothing remarkable about the food, just average.

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vipiolavola
San Francisco
154 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We have eaten at Scratch many times, but this time it was a little strange. My dish was $18.50. When I got the bill, they rounded out the figure to $19.00. Also, one my friends ordered separate items for brunch, and she asked for toast with her breakfast. She was brought one piece of toast, and the bill called for $3.50 for that one piece of toast. It didn't make sense. We didn't want to make a further fuss so accepted and paid what they asked. I did ask the waitress to correct the amount for my dish. Believe me, it wasn't that I needed the 50 cents, but they should charge what the menu indicates. Their food is very good, normally, and was still good, but I don't like the way they charged for our food. Was it the waitresses fault for bringing only one piece of toast? I would still recommend them for meals.

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DrTim
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Excellent meal. We appreciated the complimentary dessert for my wife's birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, knowledgeable staff, and tasty food.

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DetoxPoncho
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent. The entire wait staff were fabulous, the food was great, and we really enjoyed our night. Thank you!

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vipJoannC
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled halibut with the choice of sauce and the fish and chips halibut dinners were both delicious!
Service was very attentive and this is one of my favorite restaurants.

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Flywirght
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great. Service was so so. The restaurant only had a few patrons and we were never offered refills. We would eat there again. It’s definitely not a quick breakfast but worth the wait.

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gastronometer
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in Mountain View to catch a movie at the Ikon theater. We made reservations at Scratch for an early dinner before the show. The food and service were fantastic! I had the daily fish special which was a halibut with the lobster tarragon. It was exceptionally prepared and very delicious! My wife had the fish and chips and enjoyed it very much. The service was outstanding, and the floor manager was very attentive, stopping at tables and making sure everyone was happy. He suggested a glass of Pinot Gris to go with my halibut and it was a very nice match!

Dinner was so good, we decided to return for brunch the next morning and were equally happy with the food and service. We'll be dining here again for sure next time we are in Mountain View!

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Kate
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Excellent service! Brunch outside was nice; food okay. The Cobb salad a bit skimpy on bacon and egg (maybe early morning breakfasters cleaned them out?) and the burger ordered medium well nearly uncooked in parts. Otherwise a really nice experience.

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AutumnJ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Staying in Mountain View to see a show for my birthday and were excited to have reservations at Scratch. The food was delicious, but unfortunately the service was severely lacking. To start our experience off we were sat in a corner table that was awkwardly placed against a beam and were jokingly told it was the “social distancing table”. We sat for a while before being acknowledged, and during the entire meal were not sure who our waiter was, as 3 or 4 different people occasionally checked on us. Everything took a very long time to come to us and none of the wait staff were particularly attentive. No one mentioned my birthday, even though it was specified on our reservation. After paying what seemed like too much for poor service the waitress and hostess couldn’t stop their conversation long enough to say goodbye as we left. All in all a disappointment.

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Bobie
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Super delicious and grate quality.
I would love to visit again.
Ori

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LoisW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

we were there for Sunday lunch. Service was friendly, but slow and server never brought the beverage I ordered.

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FoodieR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Halibut and fish n chips were excellent! We'll be back!!!

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beths
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great selection for vegetarians and nice wine list. Love the ourdoor seating.

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StellaBlue
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and great ambiance! Went for brunch and would definitely go back for dinner.

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Coastrider
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both fantastic. We celebrated my husband’s birthday with our daughter and her spouse. We all enjoyed it tremendously. We’ll be back.

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Redanlew
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were delayed due to traffic and needed to get to a theatre performance on time. Waitstaff and kitchen accommodated us perfectly

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PreetaI
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the service was great! Can’t wait to try brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date night w/my boo boos

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Anouk
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

One of our favourite places to eat. Food is always excellent, likewise the service.

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PatzyB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent green salad, short ribs that don’t get any more tender served with mashed potatoes and a medley of flavorful mushrooms. This was one really good meal, with attentive and friendly service. Nice outdoor patio as well.

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TonyaC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Staff is efficient and friendly.

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vipCarrieP
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch outside on Sunday. Good menu and service was great!

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Mamajoy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat inside and had Fabian wait on us. Made our day! The food was excellent, we took his recommendations and we are happy we did. He convinced us to come back for Thursday oyster night, which we are, had never heard about it. Bummed he’s not working though!

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Yummytummy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was pretty good but the service was very slow especially for eating at 6 pm. Won’t be rushing back.

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vipAnonymous
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Asked for medium rare and got medium well.
Average menu
Good cocktails

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vipMrsC
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice table outside, so the noise is from the street. I know the inside is more quiet. The food is great and the prices go with that. We will definitely return.

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Vish66
Singapore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was fine except our food took a long time to come out.

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vipBradG
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a spectacular surprise! Came here wanting to try something new for date night and Scratch did not disappoint. Great cocktail menu! 10 scotch cocktails not to mention all the others. Had the Kentucky Buck and Sunset Sazarac, both ten out of ten cocktails. Snuck a sip of the mezcal ‘old fashioned’ and it was crazy good too. Amazing calamari frites appetizer. Out of this world lobster roll, best my wife has had. Best southern fried chicken I’ve had west of the Mississippi. Every entree on the menu sounded delicious. We were too full for dessert but will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Good food. Fun options for brunch

FAQs

Scratch (Mtn View) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 237-3132.

Scratch (Mtn View) is rated 4.3 stars by 2092 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.