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Scratch (Mtn View)

1607 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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Phone number
(650) 237-3132
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
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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

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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What 1607 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vinnie (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

vipPooch94024 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 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 unsmiling man.

The food was good, not great.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

Lking (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Delicious lunch! The waiter was very attentive and knew the menu. Loved the artichoke appetizer! The bread on table was yummy too. It would be a good place for a business lunch as well.

vipEllen (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Nice ambiance. Food was good. Prices are high especially wines by the glass and by the bottle.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great place for cocktails!

KABB (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I used to enjoy Scratch. But it has become very pricey and I don't think the price is worth it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

harpo (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Familiar, "comfort" food, not very exotic, ethnic or interesting. Has become rather outrageously overpriced for what you get.