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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.
Mountain View, CA 94041
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street and public parking lots
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Scratch (Mtn View) Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Although the food was delicious (but rather expensive - my fish was $35, and the soups were $11), the service was only fair (our waiter forgot that I had ordered a salad even though I had pointed to it on the menu in addition to saying aloud that that was what I wanted; my husband was through with his soup (he didn't want it to get cold, after all!) before my salad arrived only after I had reminded the waiter). The wine list was very expensive, and then the bottle we had ordered ($45) was out of stock so the waiter suggested an alternative (for a mere $60!), but it was pretty much our only option. Not to mention that a full 25% of the list was devoted to just one varietal, at the expense (pardon the pun) of a better selection of any of the other varieties. The restaurant is also very noisy.
We love the food here, although it’s very noisy in the evenings if your table is in the open area to the left of the bar. We always ask to be located on the other side where you can here each other without shouting. This is my only complaint although I’m sure some like the vibrant feeling from the noise.
This one visit we found the service to be inattentive - not typical for Scratch. Waiter was brief and mechanical. I would have liked an coffee refill, but no chance. Still, we will definitely go back.
This was my second visit here and it was just as great as the first time.
My reservation was for Saturday night so expected to be crowded tho they had the table ready for me right on time. We spent over 3 hours and never felt rushed but only excellent service and positive attitude.
Food was great, fresh and cooked perfectly, we decided to go with apetizers selction instead of entree.
Wine was great as well.
The food here is excellent. It shows in just how crowded the place is. We were there on a Thursday night at 615pm and the place was packed. I guess you have to be 3 or more to get a booth. We always get the bench type seating where your neighbors are so close it is uncomfortable. Two guys next to me talked so much that it was really uncomfortable. I felt like I was eavesdropping on a private party.
I will go back only for the food, certainly not the ambience.
Overall good dining. Our visit for brunch although pricey, good portion size. Loved the fresh fruit muffin to start. Food was timely. Service was lackIng a bit, ok upfront but big delay in our waiter checking back, also a bit slow to clear table. Worst of all, i flagged two people (includIng hostess) requesting s coffee refill- no one ever came. Need to pay a bit closer attention to timing. Better service in past, but get the feeling the restaurant runs on short staff. Hope this improves.
Food and drinks were great. Service was marginal. Waited for a very long time before waiter took our initial order. Waited for drinks. During the course of our visit, ordered a second round of drinks which were clearly forgotten and we had to finally catch a waiter (not even ours as we hadn't seen him in a while) to chase down our drinks. Too bad, because otherwise enjoyed the food.
We come here regularly, and the food and service are normally very good. This time was different.
The food was good, but the service was terrible. Long (>15 minute) wait for our appetizer. Long (>15 minute) wait for our salads. Long (>15 minute) wait for our entrees. And we ordered a second round of drinks that we never received! Worst service we have had in a Mountain View restaurant in >5 years. No excuse since they were not very busy and it was not a young, inexperienced waiter.
Nice interior, holiday wreaths were still up, but festive on a chilly January night. They also have outdoor dining in adjacent patio which would be nice for brunch. I love seafood and was very happy with the lobster bisque soup and the wonderful bowl of mussels and Kennebec french fries with a delicious sauce and a hint of bacon..yummy! My friends tried the the fish special, the roast chicken and the short ribs. All loved their main course including the green salads with pomegranate. However, one friend did not notice the short ribs came with hominy/grits and horseradish. My guess is the waiter would have substituted another side dish, if requested.
Service was very good and prompt.
Overall: delicious food!
Also great location--very close to Mountain View Performing Arts Center.
The food is good here and they have a menu with something for most people. The bill does add up though so I don't rate it great for value for money. Service is normally good and it is normally not too hard to find a park. Noise-wise, it was not quiet last time I went, but acceptable.
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