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Scratch (Mtn View), Mountain View, CA

Scratch (Mtn View)

4.4
4.4
2169 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Outdoor dining and take-out available everyday.
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.
Join us for a special oyster menu every Thursday night starting at 4:00 pm. Patio & street seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 237-3132

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Our main dining room affords a casual dining experience in a relaxed setting. The community table seats up to 12 and is a great place for small groups. The wine room is available for semi-private parties with seating up to 70 for dinner and 100 for cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Stephen: (844) 477-6512

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Cross street

    California

  • Parking details

    Street and public parking lots

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SS

    SueannS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The food was well prepared and well presented. However the service was terrible. None of the servers knew who ordered what, courses were very slow to be cleared, and silverware was not replaced. They seemed to have forgotten about our dessert course until we reminded them. The number of servers seemed adequate for the diners. They were just not very attentive and.
  2. u

    urgelblitz

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Thanksgiving menu was limited but everything the 5 of us ordered was very good. The service was also very good. My only complaint is that we were seated at a table near a door that kept opening to the patio. So it was breezy and cold but it didn't ruin our meal.
  3. LL

    LoganL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Over all very disappointed with thanksgiving dinner here. We have never been here before and will never come back. Very expensive for low quality food and service. The presentation of the food was awful as well.
  4. JL

    JenLD

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Our experience at Scratch was outstanding. It's been awhile since I have been there, and I liked the changes in the menu. The quality of the fish in the fish and chips was great and the salads we had (baby greens and butternut squash) were very delicious. Our only complaint was our conversation about the vodka on the menu. We were subjected to an opinionated almost-rant that was inappropriate for a dining-out experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Scratch is our go-to for better dining
  6. j

    jvhiii

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  7. RA

    RosemaryA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great vibe and creative takes on bistro standards as well as intriguing new cuisines. Impressive beverage menu including good NA beers and adult NA cocktails that aren't too sweet. Clearly a hit with the diners because on a Monday night the place was packed.
  8. t

    tashak

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Quiet location, wait staff timid and difficult to understand, not very comfortable talking about the menu. Great burger, strange crab cake. Menu is uninspiring but food was good quality.
  9. k

    koubear

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was fabulous, service was great
  10. D

    Deily

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was super friendly, kind, attentive, and caring. We felt very comfortable and we enjoyed our dinner a lot.
  11. k

    ktee

    Yosemite

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is quite good and they mark the gluten-free dishes on the menu. I have eaten there a number of times with no problem (I have a gluten allergy but am not celiac). The service is outstanding! The only issue is that I have ordered the grilled artichoke twice now and both times very undercooked and tough. Great salads!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and top notch service. Will be coming by again. Hubby and I loved the food and drinks.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner for my daughter & we all enjoyed it very much. We are regulars & will be back soon.
  14. L

    Lauren

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Really disappointed in our experience here. The restaurant wasn't crowded, and our drink orders were incorrect. Our food orders were incorrect. One member in our group did not receive their drink order until after all the food arrived, with a reminder to the waiter what was ordered. The staff knew the experience was subpar and offered free dessert, but the meal took so long, we would have missed our concert start time waiting around for dessert. Try somewhere else in downtown Mountain View.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great service! Food was good. Prices were fair.
  16. a

    arnout

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    One of my favorite places for a nice dinner. Great food, great drinks, great service. Can’t go wrong.
  17. S

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor service for food that was good, but not worth nearly an hour wait. After ordering drinks, we waited nearly 45 minutes for our lunch and my order was incorrect. They comped a round of drinks for the trouble and fixed my order, but the service was not what we expected.
  18. A

    Andrew57

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently good. Particularly good oysters tonight, flatbread was delicious, and my wife had a fantastic cocktail from their always creative bar. Nice to have as a reliable everyday spot.
  19. JS

    JohnS

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Upscale for Castro Street in Mountain View. Nice patio for dining off and screened from the street.
  20. K

    Kengero

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet was excellent; very tender and served with a robust sauce. The scallops were too salty, but the dish with mashed potatoes and assorted vegetables was excellent.
  21. MR

    MatthewR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The service was unbelievably bad. The food wasn’t great for the price and the menu is very limited for brunch.
  22. PM

    PamM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place. Great food. Awesome ambiance. Friendly staff.
  23. N

    Nugget

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a great atmosphere, wonderful service and tasty food.
  24. TB

    TonyBologna06

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. I had the burger and wife had the short ribs. She liked the fusion aspect.Not too aggressive or strong, nice subtle infusion of Spanish cultures. I had the burger-perfectly cooked and the Mojito was good also. Been here a couple of times already.
  25. TR

    TeresaR

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in during the Art and Wine Festival for lunch
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate here after quite a few years, the the quality of food and service remains the same (I had given it 5 stars earlier.). Lobster roll, portobello linguine and braised short ribs were excellent. Very attentive wait staff as well.
  27. BP

    BarbaraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice, quiet patio. Good service. Nice menu with many choices.
  28. l

    lofamily

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Enjoyed the patio setting on a warm evening before seeing a show at the Performing Arts Center. Pizza was undercooked. Appetizer and entrees were so-so.
  29. C

    Carol

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The lobster roll was cool on a hot evening in Mountain View on the patio. Our server was fine, but it is a challenge to get the attention of others when the ice melts or we needed refills on a hot night.
  30. s

    scallops4me

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    There was NO air conditioning and it made the eating and waiting quite uncomfortable. Food was beautiful and yummy, service was sketchy - I asked for a glass of wine while I waited for my friends, then I asked again when they got there, then I asked again finally on the 4th ask I got my wine with everyone else. I was going to order one more but never had the service to do that. Then we asked for more bread and butter 3 times before we got it. EVeryone was so impressed with the quality of food and the amount. It was beautifully presented and the prices had a huge range. We got the spare ribs over mashed potatoes with mushrooms, mac and cheese, green beans, cob salad, watermelon salad to die for, beautiful crispy tofu over a humus base, and my scallops are now served over a pea smash with loads of other veggies like peppers and onions. YUMMY
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A/C could have been working better. My roast chicken wasn’t very good. But service was great..
  32. k

    kathy328i

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    High food quality. Staff was attentive. Traffic noise was a little high.
  33. L

    Lorenza

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The perfect place to grab dinner before a show at the MVCPA. Just a block away, and at 6pm it is nice and quiet. The food is creative and the service is good.
  34. D

    Davew

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a 6:30 reservation but ended up with less than ideal table. The service was initially slow but it picked up. Using the reservation system , I indicated it was my wife’s birthday but that was never acknowledged
  35. SL

    SueL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scratch had no record of my Open Table Reservation. But they were happy to accommodate us.
  36. TM

    TomM

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I was excited to try Scratch, had the steak sandwich-disappointed, really was just a thin slice of steak on bread with very little sauce. Never communicated that they do not give free refills on soda (syrup is very cheap). Service was beyond poor, fast to take order but server never came back to check on us. Was too busy talking to his friends in the booth next to us. Resturant was not that busy, so unacceptable. Not a place I will recommend, nor come back to.
  37. EG

    EdieG

    San Francisco

    170 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We have always loved their weekend brunch. My husband got an omlette, which he enjoyed. I got the crab cake benedict. I was surprised it was just 1 egg. I had this in the past and thought it was two small crab cakes with 2 eggs (as eggs benedict is usually served). It was quite tasty. Service was slow and inattentive. I empathize with restaurants, who are all having a hard time getting appropriate staffing, but it does diminish from the experience.
  38. HS

    HeikeS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Service was great, fast and friendly. The food was really outstanding. My rotisserie chicken was perfectly spiced and cooked and the risotto with it was delicious. My friends also very much enjoyed their food, the scallops and the burger. Everything was a feast for the eyes, too, so well presented one should have photographed it. The only thing they could have done better would have been to bring a wet hand towel for my friend - the burger was so big and juicy, he had a tough time keeping it from getting it all over his hands:-) Thank you, Scratch!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Given the price point, the service was fair, the food was fair at best (my table ordered the Caesar salad, halibut, burger, mashed potatoes and broccolini. For desert, cream brûlée..that was good. Halibut was fine but extremely small portion and slightly over cooked, the burger was ok (nothing to write home about), the Caesar salad was extremely fishy, the potatoes were good and broccolini…just skip it. The bill was $300. IMO, that’s excessive for a mediocre meal. I will not be back.
  40. E

    Enjoyeatingout

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyable outdoor seating on a balmy evening. Good food and delicious cocktails.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Scratch (Mtn View) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 237-3132.

Scratch (Mtn View) is rated 4.4 stars by 2169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Scratch (Mtn View)

401 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

Additional information

  • Cross street

    California

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street and public parking lots

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 237-3132

  • Private party facilities

    Our main dining room affords a casual dining experience in a relaxed setting. The community table seats up to 12 and is a great place for small groups. The wine room is available for semi-private parties with seating up to 70 for dinner and 100 for cocktail receptions.

  • Private party contact

    Stephen: (844) 477-6512

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