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About 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.

401 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian

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

Cross Street:
California

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 237-3132

Website:
http://www.scratchmtnview.com/

Parking Details:
Street and public parking lots

Private Party Facilities:
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.

Private Party Contact:
Michael Kloth: (650) 237-3131

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas with our restaurant family this holiday season. Special prefix menus will be available from Noon-9pm at Reposado and Scratch; 4pm-1am at Gravity.

Scratch (Mtn View) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Romantic (4)
Vegan (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Very expensive for the quality of food. Service was pleasant but not very engaging.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Very disappointing though wait for seating was too long it seems that the process was convoluted. For the waiter to arrive with water was unacceptable long. The order process was awkward with the electronic ordering system and then food took to long to arrive basics like ketchup And water had to be requested multiple times. The prices were higher than expected given the level of service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Terrible experience. Our server was rushing us through everything. Service messed up dishes, overcooked fish, underwhelming steak and chops. Will not be back

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great location, nice looking space. And then the service and food started. This place is completely overpriced - dinner for 2, which included 2 glasses of wine and no dessert, totaled $180. The prices would lead you to believe that the service / ambiance would be great - however this place is more suited to families. There were a lot of children running around unsupervised (and I had a child with me - I get it. But wow!). Will not be back and will actively recommend against.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The spicy margarita was fabulous!!!! The food was delicious and the service was great! We had the lobster and the scallops. Both were very fresh, cooked to perfection, and delicious. The bacon wrapped dates were also a delicious treat! I will return to scratch again in the future.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wish the service matched the food. Good looking spot, we’ve been there multiple times, knowing up front we will be sacrificing good service in the name of having a good meal. This visit was no exception. Barely greeted, no acknowledgement from the on duty host or manager when we left, service was the usual - poor. Who delivers a cheese plate and doesn’t bother to tell you what is on it? Who doesn’t preset for the next course? Whochecks back when you are halfway through the entree? Who literally drops a dessert menu on the table without a word and doesn’t even offer coffee? We skipped dessert because we just couldn’t bear to spend any more hard earned money on a server that either didn’t care or was poorly trained.

The only food item I wish they’d lose is the dark bread served because it’s terribly dry. But otherwise the food was terrific, as usual.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The beet salad is big enough for sharing. The scallops were tender and seasoned to perfection. The waiter’s wine recommendation was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The first time we tried to get into Scratch for dinner before the theater we couldn't get in; this time I called a day earlier and was happy to be able to get a reservation. The service and food were excellent -- servers attentive but not annoying. Cocktail list was interesting and I thoroughly enjoyed the vodka cucumber lemongrass special drink that I had. (One drawback: My husband was dismayed to see that they don't have Scotch in the bar -- that seemed a bit strange.) We had the calamari appetizer (YUMMY!) and my husband had a very interesting Caesar salad; unusual ingredients and lovely presentation. We had the halibut special and ahi tuna for dinner. My ahi tuna was delicious seared gently and served with a risotto patty and greens; my husband's halibut was delicious as well. We did not have time for dessert, but I definitely want to go back sometime when we can stay for dessert. And we will definitely go back!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Scratch is my go-to special occasion meal in Mountain View. The food is reliably delicious, the service friendly & attentive, and the cocktails are strong & tasty.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good food and fine service. The pot roast was so tender and delicious. Veronica took great care of us at this birthday celebration.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Uninspired overpriced food in small portions
Eggplant dish dry, tough barely edible
No returns for us

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The menu is a little pricey for what you get at brunch. We paid $51 for lunch for food that should have cost maybe $25. They burned my english muffin, way over-seasoned our brussel sprouts.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Extremely disappointed in the food. We were a party of 5 for brunch and all ordered Different items. And not a single person was happy with their food. Service and ambience was excellent but we will not be coming back. Extremely overpriced for the quality we received.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great evening for our group, service was fast, food and drinks were good!

Tags: Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Cuz we were seated next to a large group it was difficult to hear each other. Chicken was dry and artichokes under cooked.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We really enjoyed our 1st experience at Scratch. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Will definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was neglectful, and obviously inexperienced & not well trained.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food is always good here, although the short rib this time needs more flavor.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Servers were not very attentive.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food very good. Wine list excellent. Vegetarian options a little weak.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Should have paid more attention to previous, recent reviews. Had similar experience as other dinners re service and also thinking food was over priced for what it was. We had 6 in our party and since gratuity is include it was obvious the waiter did the absolute bare minimum. Also gave us the wrong leftovers.

Had made comments in Open table that we were celebrating a special occasion. While I don't expect any freebies a simple acknowledgement would have been appreciated and a good gesture.

Wanted to give them a chance, but alas will definitely pay more attention to reviews from fellow diners next time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I'd say the food was average. The presentation is nice and my husband liked his mushroom risotto but I found my ravioli to be a bit bland. This was the second time I had a pasta dish here and while they try to be creative with the ingredients, the taste flavor has been lacking. Just too bland for me.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

my problem was the salad nicoise. Everything about the salad was great except the tuna. I don't know if it was the "sauce" on it or the quality, but it tasted more like sausage than tuna. It was a big dissapointment

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The service and food are outstanding. The atmosphere is great! Thank you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We (party of 8) had a great meal with good service.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The 4 of us had a Sunday brunch here. Ambiance was great. Service was good. Food was sub-par. Overall would come back for the ambiance & service but the food needs improvement and this made the higher menu prices a little distasteful.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our waiter was great. He was very accommodating and I am on a special diet. They made a special meal based on my needs which were very complex and they made me feel very comfortable. Would definitely recommend this restaurant, very customer oriented and delicious food. Service was terrific

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not too loud so you can have a conversation. And the service was pretty decent. But the food was just bad. We ordered off the vegetarian menu, and everything we got lacked in flavor (we had to ask for salt and pepper). Even the chocolate brownie sundae was disappointing and we left most of it. Not recommended.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Avoid this restaurant!

Scratch is just a trendy, loud, way over priced restaurant with mediocre food and abysmal service.

This is no joke. Our waiter took our order after waiting over 15 minutes and returned only to bring the check after we flagged down another waiter and requested our check... over an hour and a half later later. No asking how our meal was. No asking for a drink refill. No asking if we wanted dessert. Horrible service.

Our food took absolutely forever, and it was a Monday night at 7:00 when we had a reservation. The kitchen must be completely disorganized.

The restaurant is also far to loud. Nearly impossible to hear others at your table.

Avoid Scratch. There are far better restaurants in the area. I could go on about how bad this place is, but I've made my point.

If you want a terrific meal with outstanding service go to Don Giovanni's down the street. We ate there on Sunday night and it is absolutely fantastic.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Nice foods and wine

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was good but service is very poor and slow. I still gave a 20% tip.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food here always seems perfectly fresh, with very good tasting flavor combinations. I love it for a clean meal while still feeling like I had a fantastic meal. Love the daily special simple fish & lamb!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The restaurant was empty. We waited over half an hour at our table and gave up and walked out. We had already ordered food and drinks but nothing ever came to our table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Expensive . Portion size was small and drinks are way over priced

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Have dined here many times, for dinner and lunch. The food has always been outstanding. Service is fine although it can be confused and inattentive. For example, in our latest experience: 1) it took several minutes for a host to arrive at the desk to take us to our table; 2) the initial server brought us lunch menus; 3) the second server told us that lunch was no longer served, took the lunch menus away, and returned with dinner menus after taking our beverage order; 4) a third server brought our beverages and, slightly frazzled by who knows what, absent-mindedly took our food order (...amazingly, the orders were correct); 5) a fourth server delivered our meals after a long delay. (All this and we were the only diners in the restaurant at the time!)
One last comment: the restaurant should consolidate the seven, large, separate, loose-leaf, menu pages into one or two pages or create a multi-page bound menu. There were the aforementioned lunch menus (eventually replaced by dinner menus) plus a gluten-free menu plus a bar menu plus an organic menu plus a specials menu plus a spirit menu plus a wine and beer menu. How about just one food menu and one beverage menu so that the table isn't completely covered in menus and the diners aren't juggling all of that?!?!? It was comical!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Went there for a casual meal with some out of town family they loved it as did we the bacon wrapped dates are one of my favorite items as well as the lamb and short ribs and home made bread

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We've been there several times. Diverse menu with great vegetarian and gluten-free options.
I loved their crispy tofu dish: interesting flavors.
Great cocktail and wine selection, but for $16 -- really? That's ridiculous for a mid-level restaurant.
We like the place, but it has become over-priced. There are lots of other choices on Castro St in Mountain View.

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great fried chicken, but everything else was average this time. My rating is based on all my cumulative (8) visits to this restaurant. The short rib is also excellent. However, that artichoke appetizer is the worst I've ever had. No substance to the artichoke and the dressing was very sour. Overall I like this place but it's not a place that comes to mind immediately. Very good service this visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We took my sister and brother-in-law for the 45th anniversary. Everyone enjoyed the food and we were lucky enough to have Victor as our server. He did an excellent job the entire time that we were there -- he is just the best!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was tasty, friendly, a little over priced, but manageable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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