Scratch (Mtn View)

4.4
1859 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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EC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was delicious, however, not worth the terrible service and time it took for the food to come out.

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EG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great presentation of food and great food. Menu has not changed much for a while but is always a great place to go for casual or.l business meetings.

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BU
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service was pretty good just needs perhaps more experience. Will go back soon

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MK
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I’ve been to Scratch a few times and even though the food is really good, the service always knocks my review down. We were a group of 4 for dinner and we were promptly brought water and bread/butter. Our orders were taken promptly too. Once our food was brought to us, we were invisible. Food was delicious, but Water refills? Had to flag down a bus boy and that wasn’t easy. Getting our waiter to box up things to go? He was nowhere to be found. One in our party would have ordered another glass of wine but nobody asked. We finally got him to bring dessert menus and desserts were terrific. But the service has got to improve. It’s really pretty simple

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch here and the food was outstanding. It's definitely one of our new spots in Mountain View.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant has a great balance in their menu between vegetarian option and non veg options. There is something for everyone. One criticism I would make is that we allowed the waiter to pick a red wine by the glass for one of the people who were with us and when we got the bill, the wine he picked was $20 a glass. We were all shocked at that decision by him and not letting us know ahead of time.

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P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic business lunch, very easy to have a conversation and the watermelon salad was GREAT!

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DS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the fried chicken. Skip the Caesar salad. Keep room for dessert!

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

In looking for a well-reviewed weekend brunch spot in downtown Mtn View, I came across Scratch and decided to give it try. My companion and I had reservations at Noon on a Sunday, allowing 2 hours before our TheaterWorks play across the street. Upon walking in, you have to walk around the bar to find the maitre 'd. Once there, they found our reservation and we were quickly seated in a mostly open restaurant. There were few patrons, so it was quiet and comfortable until they started seating other diners immediately next to us, although there was plenty of room to leave an empty table between parties. The server did not speak much or make recommendations, but he was polite, quick and efficient. The menu offered good choices for both breakfast and lunch at that hour. I had the lemon ricotta pancakes which were excellent, though I did need to order an extra side. My companion had fish and chips which was delicious. They easily accommodated her request to substitute cocktail sauce for tartar sauce. We lingered at the table with our coffee and espresso since the atmosphere was pleasant and it was easy to talk. I would definitely go back and recommend this spot to friends. It would probably be a busier spot if they had an easier-to-read sign, as the one above the door is quite hard to read (non-descript). Access to free parking is just around the side of the restaurant, accessible by a breezeway. I took the light rail with a short walk from Mountain View station.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Sad... just sad. The food is overpriced, not great quality at all. The restaurant was beat down, with paint chips everywhere. The bathroom wasn’t cleaned, the chairs were in bad quality.

The mussels were so incredibly tiny, it was embarrassing.

For the location where the restaurant is situated, it’s pales in comparison.

Most definitely will not return!

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MB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good for large groups but very noisy.
A little on the pricy side

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner. We had our Mackin Company Christmas party there the year before last and it was great but that was the last time I had ate there. It was lovely to come back and the food and service was excellent. Will have to go back again.

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MM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Limited menu. Food was OK. Nice atmosphere. Friendly, efficient staff.

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TS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant find before a Sunday theatre matinee. The brunch was delicious, well presented, and very courteous, attentive service. I live in San Francisco but will definitely come back again when I am next in the South Bay.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour value, even on the weekends. Tasty and generous portions. Might be a little pricey when considering the "comfort food" menu options, but worth it. The servers were attentive and accomodating. Parking was easy and the restaurant wasn't very busy, even for a Saturday night. We enjoyed the quiet ambiance, which allowed for easy conversation. Oysters were fresh, Old Fashioned cocktail was strong and smooth, and short ribs entree was tender and flavorful. We will be back.

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice ambience. Food is good but pricey for quantity. Service was very slow considering the restaurant was pretty empty.

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DS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Scratch on multiple occasions, and it has never disappointed. The food is excellent; portions are large; service is attentive without being pushy or overbearing. Lunch is a little pricey, but the food and portions are worth it.

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RC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was well prepared and very tasty. Carlos was a wonderful waiter. It was very noisy due to a larger party.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I usually love Scratch, but this time the experience was a bit disappointing. I understand that it's tough when there's a lot of large parties dining at the same time - there seemed to be a few corporate events happening at the time, but that shouldn't affect the smaller parties with reservations. The service was a little slow and seemed to forget us a lot. We had to wait a long time to order and get our drinks and food.

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at scratch was quite excellent. We were in the bar table area and service was a little slow. Also, they had changed from weekday happy hour to every day...but no one told us (may have been recent). Online menu not kept up to date, which is unfortunate.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service.

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l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! The restaurant is beautiful. Definitely coming back.

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AM
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is fresh and tasty. We had the tropical ceviche, watermelon salad, and salmon, plus 2 lovely cocktails, and all was great.

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Scratch. We were looking for a restaurant in Mountain View with a bar since my husband wants to unwind after a long workweek. When I saw the menu online, it sparked my interest. I love the fact that I could make a reservation online. We were seated in a comfortable booth.
I ordered the scallops and as I don't like asparagus, I asked if I could substitute another vegetable and they made candided carrots instead. The scallops were fresh and cooked perfectly. The carrots were delicious too! My husband's cocktail was good as well. It is a splurge place but I would totally recommend it. The staff was friendly and very attentive!

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G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, but way too noisy, even early evening on a Wednesday.

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E
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food is a bit on the pricey side but everything we had was quite good. Alcohol, especially wines by the glass, is extremely expensive and brings down the overall value for the buck.

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s
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are semi-regulars at Scratch but invited good friends to join us. They loved everything! Food was great, ambiance was wonderful and service was very attentive. Great wine list too.

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T
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great CA wine options. Will look forward to future business dinners in the future!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my anniversary with my husband. The food was superb and the ambience was nice and quiet. Loved the craft cocktails, and the waitress’s recommendations were amazing! Will definitely be back for a special occasion.

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it! Great quality food and service a little spotty but only because i think our server was new. He was super nice and made everything right. Would def. go again!

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CM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Caesar salad was an embarrassment to see with carrots and green beans, bland flavor and a couple of croutons which were chunks of unseasoned stale bread for the outrageous price of $16! The meatloaf was ok but lukewarm. Prices are way too high for cuisine provided. Only good thing about this place was the quiet atmosphere.

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K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really annoyed Mother’s Day brunch here. Food was creative and delicious. It’s a little expensive but not surprisingly and was reasonable value compared to similar places. Service was good. Style is a little techno/cold but I liked the privacy of the booth we had.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service! And really delicious shrimp cocktail!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mouther’s Day brunch with the family. Very enjoyable.

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F
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Mother’s Day brunch with something that everyone loved. Lobster roll, Ceviche, and Cheesesteak Eggs were some of the favorites. Great full bar to keep Mama happy.

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F
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

If you love French toast made with thick slices of fresh bakery bread stuffed perfectly with light sweet cheese and lightly crusted with almonds this is the place for you. I ate all the hash browns which were crispy and not at all greasy and the Eggs Benedict were also light with just enough sauce. We watched them squeeze the orange juice. We returned there for breakfast because of the food. We wish the environment was a bit cozier. It is a bar / restaurant but the staff are great and for breakfast fine for kids.

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GC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch and service. Food was delicious. Slow on bringing coffee refills, but it was very busy. We will be back.

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SA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service was very good. Wine prices were outrageous

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S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good menu; clean modern place; good service; food is pretty good.

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EP
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dinner at Scratch! Their food is fresh, flavors well developed and good size portions.
Husband had the fried chicken and it was absolutely the best. We had a beet salad that was wonderful.

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