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Wed, 4/25
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7:00 PM
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Scratch (Mtn View)

4.1
1636 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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(650) 237-3132
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
California
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Street and public parking lots
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Scratch offers multiple seating options. Our main dining room affords a casual dining experience in a relaxed setting of beautiful walnut table banquettes, the community table seats up to 12 and is a great place for small groups, and the wine room is available for semi-private parties with seating up to seventy for dinner and a hundred for cocktail receptions.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for Brunch or Dinner in celebration of Mothers and families everywhere. Our Chef's have created a special brunch and dinner menu with some of our favorite items along with some special items for mom's and your enjoyment. Make your reservations early.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1636 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.9
service
4.0
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3.4
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great time — excellent service!!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Nice place for a group. They were able to easily accommodate our group of 11. Picked this place because they had some vegan options too, so there's something for everyone. They also easily accommodated our special requests (we had two people who needed separate checks from the larger group for travel expenses. plus we paid half cash, half credit--which they handled with ease). Food came out quickly, was hot, and delicious. Will visit again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The server made an error in our food selection, and also brought us the wrong bill. Other than that, it is as fine.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Loved the oysters, risotto, flatbread choices.
Good wine selection including affordable.
Parking can be a hassle; go early.
Felt they treated us as special guests.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was great

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was just okay. Absolutely not worth the price. The service saved it from being a complete bust. I for sure would not recommend or go back.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was not attentive. It took us a while to get recognized at our table to be asked for water. My plate had dirt on it while my napkin had hair on it. No one asked us how our food was. Calamari was under done, breading was soft and loose. Scallops were cooked ok but Safire had a odd taste to it especially afterwards. Cheesecake dessert was soft and mushy. Did not taste well and presentation was not well done. Waiter would slam our glasses down on table like he did not want to be there. All other folks who were older crowd seemed to be getting a lot of attention and check ins from multiple staff while myself and my wife were left staring looking for service.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Interesting menu, but some dishes had excessive sweet or fatty sauces. Very good service, prompt, courteous and helpful.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Waiter was awkward and absent. Food was terrible. Fried chicken coating fell off and meat was dry. Salmon was really over cooked. We should have gone to starbirds

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our waiter was aloof and unattentive. I had to ask for refills and pepper a few times. He seemed confused when I asked him about the menu.

This was the first less than perfect experience at Scratch.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great fast service. Great waiter. A little noisy. That we were in the room with a very large party

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I haven't been to Scratch for a few years and it has definitely gone downhill. I ordered the fried chicken, which was crispy, but it was barely warm - not close to hot. I did not complain or send it back, to be fair, but nobody in our party of 5 had a particularly good meal. We had difficulty getting our waters refilled.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was fine. Cocktails were quite expensive. Nice wait staff

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food is good, but over priced.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Was very loud, food was good tasting but too expensive for it, waiters nice, wait for food not too bad, was crowded.
I won't go back.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was my birthday dinner. Originally I had booked a table for 12, but apparently Thursday is the new Friday for my friend circle and the final count jumped to 17! Scratch called me a few days in advance to confirm and when I told them that my more guests had confirmed, they promptly upped my reservation and even gave me meal options for a large group including several dietary restrictions such as vegetarianism and keto.

When the bulk of our group arrived early, they worked to seat us immediately. It ended up being two tables of 10 at first because there was a crowd but once the table next to us cleared they promptly seated us at one table.

They took all of our orders and even though we had such a large group, appetizers were out in 15 mins and main course about 40 mins— all served at once.

I ordered the simple fish dish. The food was hot and fresh and they graciously allowed me substitute baby greens for frisée salad (it’s a texture thing lol). To top off the night, they allowed me to choose any dessert of my choice (I chose a scrumptious pear galette) and they even brought out a second dessert so everyone could get a bite without breaking their diet lol.

Overall it was an amazing experience made even better thanks to their wonderful staff, excellent waiters and amazing chefs!

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1.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food was in poor condition, the oysters and other seafood were not in good condition and the lamb was very spicy, The brussel sprouts were undercooked.
The lamb was left on the plate after having paid 126 dollars for two persons.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was delicious, but wine list prices were really excessive

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Not sure why we don't dine here more often, although it can be a little expensive .... and they don't carry Grey Goose vodka. :-) Other than that, it's good every time we go. I love the meatloaf and my partner had the chicken that was very tasty.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

They try hard but the quality of the food is good but not great. Drinks are expensive at $16

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great date night dinner!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food is on the pricey side for what you get, but it doesn’t stop the tech bros from going here.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It was just a tad bit pricey but overall I would recommend it. The food was fantastic.

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Overpriced. Paid $47 for a filet that was good, but nowhere near $47 good. Oddly, the corkage was surprisingly low at $20. Waitstaff was not at the level of service expected. Very slow service often waiting for someone to come by.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I've dined here a few times, but this was the first disappointing meal. I asked for bread instead of toast on a turkey sandwich and it was totally dry/stale. The sandwich was also missing some content based on what was listed on the menu. The waiter was very nice and brought more bread, but it too was stale. If you dine here, be sure to get a toasted sandwich. And maybe the kitchen could keep the bread in the bags or something. The waiter was excellent and helped to make up for my bad food experience. I would go again, but a second experience like this would make me take this restaurant off of my list. Hopefully, this was a one off situation.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Fried chicken was crispy. Grilled artichoke with 2 sauces was delicious. A little pricey. Ambiance a bit sterile.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Staff friendly and responsive. Noise level low enough we could have a conversation with a group of 8.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It was way too expensive for what we got. My husband had meat loaf and water, I had an appetizer and a glass of wine and we shared a salad. The bill came to $85 without tip. All of the food was ordinary. Won’t go back.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Ordered a shrimp Louie salad but there it was watery.
Puddle of water in the bottom of my bowl. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Birthday dinner

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We enjoyed the food, the atmosphere was fine,and the service was good.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Sadly having been here previously I chose it for a special evening. First we walked into a restaurant that was more than half empty and were seated at a table directly opposite the double swinging doors to the kitchen. A very loud kitchen. The second issue was the table backed up to a bar area where subsequently a family with four very unruly children were seated.

The evening continues downhill with the server. After numerous delays with the waiter stopping by to say I will be back shortly he finally came to take our drink order. After delivering the drinks he disappeared for far too long before coming back to take food orders. He recommended the fish special which was neither fresh nor special. It was a very small cut of Seabass that was overcooked and mediocre at best.

Unfortunately I am not likely to return to what used to be one of my go to restaurants because of this experience.

I’m not sure what has changed in the last month but Scratch has been scratched off my list.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our second visit to Scratch. Both times, the food was bland and overpriced. No flavor. And no salt & pepper on the tables to liven it up! Open Table calls this reasonably priced, but for one appetizer (the deviled eggs WERE good, I have to admit) one Cobb salad and a plate of 8 raviolis, no alcohol, it came to $82 with tax. As the service was excellent, I tipped 20%, making this a lousy "almost $100" dinner. Sorry, Scratch, but that's twice in a row.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Almond french toast had no almond flavor or nuts.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Scallop dish was delicious. Our friend had the fried chicken and praised it highly. Bread could be more interesting. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was wonderful, they had a great selection of beers on tap and tasty cocktails, but the server was rather awkward/nervous and the price point is a little high.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We have dined here countless times, and the services seems to decline each time we are here.. so much so I refuse to eat here anymore. Our server was attentive until the appetizers were served, after that we had the hardest time trying to get anyone’s attention to get more drinks, and anything else we wanted. It’s like he couldn’t be bothered to ask us if we wanted anything else. Also there was a large group behind us that wanted to cheer and drink like It was a sports bar, totally took away from the normal ambiance of the place. Pretty distracting trying to have a conversation when a group of tech professionals sound like a frat party right behind and next to us. Really not the place for that thing.. I could tell it was also startling the patrons next to us as well.. sad this place has gone down, it use to be better.

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

OVERPRICED AND NOT THAT GOOD. I HAD PIZZA THAT WAS BILLED AS FLATBREAD--IT WAS NOT FLATBREAD. MY COMPANIONS VERY MUCH ENJOYED THEIR DINNERS--ONE LAMB SHANK AND ONE BEEF .

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Bland and flavorless food. Terrible value for the money. No wonder, half of the restaurant was empty on Friday evening.

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2.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Service was very, very slow. It took 20 minutes to get our cocktails, and an hour to get our food! No apologies from the server...an unsmiling man.

The food was good, not great.

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