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About Scratch - Spokane

Scratch noun 1. from a point at which nothing has been done ahead of time 2.without using a prepared mixture of ingredients.

Partners Connie Naccarato and Jason Rex marry passion, vision, expertise to provide the ultimate dining experience at Scratch.

1007 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Italian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday -11:00am-10:00pm Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm & Bar till 2:00am

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(509) 456-5656

Website:
http://www.scratchspokane.com/

Catering:
Scratch offers special services for your events and catering needs. For more information please contact us.

Executive Chef:
Jason Rex

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Scratch - Spokane Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.3

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3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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Disabled Access (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

I won't judge Scratch, where we've often stopped in for dinner, on the basis of this unsatisfying experience. We made a reservation and came in to support the restaurant's anniversary. We were disappointed in the ho-hum food preparation. I asked for my entree medium-well, which it was not, but some of the vegetables were way overcooked. My husband also was underwhelmed by the dish he ordered.

We'll probably come back again, but it won't be for a while. I don't mind paying a pretty hefty price for a memorable meal, but I don't want to for food I could have prepared better at home.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The food & service were great though the high top table was not. Next time, I'll be sure to ask for a regular table. It's such a convenient place to go before the symphony!!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Scratch did not have our reservation and we had to wait about 25 minutes. Food was ok and a little pricey

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Exquisite cocktail menu

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food at Scratch is excellent, and the location is perfect, especially if you're going to a downtown event before or after. The wait staff is pretty great, but sometimes sketchy depending on who you get. Two of the gals that helped us were great, and one . . . yep, other things on her mind apparently. All in all a great experience when creating a special birthday surprise.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were seated on the Rain side of the establishment, which isn't a big deal aside from it being so dark that we needed to use the candles on the table to read the menus. The pork loin was alright, but with the mashed potatoes being as bland as they were for being "blue cheese", they weren't worth the price tag. Similar reviews were given for the ribeye and flat iron steaks. My girlfriend spoke highly of her halibut and rice, though. I think we'll only come back for drinks and find food elsewhere.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The entire menu looked delicious and the food we ordered was amazing! The portion sizes were perfect so we definitely didn't leave hungry:) We'll be going back for sure!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Didn’t make it past the front desk - attitude was so bad from hostess, we had to leave.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Menu is great, but for some reason the individual dishes did not come together well. Best item on the table was the salmon, it was cooked perfectly. We had been out all day and we were in street clothes when we arrived, we felt under-dressed and a little uncomfortable. The waiter was too casual, not really friendly; felt like he drew a short straw to serve that night. Probably would not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Do not order the seafood dishes. The clam appetizer and Seafood Hot Pot were overcooked and rubbery. The lamb and duck were decent as well as the bread sticks. The server was barely visible and luckily we did not bring a guest with us. Definitely will not return to this restaurant.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Kacee made the evening phenomenal. We (party of 7) are from out of town. She is a great ambassador of Spokane. We loved every food item she recommended on the menu and every place she recommended to visit. Great food. The staff was even better!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Terrific meal marred by the acoustics. Large, loud parties will spoil the evening as they did mine. Out of the control of the proprietor, but s/he should do something to mitigate the noise.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Service was great but I was disappointed with the vegetarian options. The main entree section only had 1 vegetarian option of stuffed bell peppers and they weren't that great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Overall it was a good experience, there were 6 of us with 3 giving a thumbs up an the other three a thumbs down. The thumbs up was for the duck, rib eye and seafood trio (scallop, shrimp & lobster). The thumbs down was the 3 seafood hot pots. The sauce had the taste and consistancy of Campbels canned tomatoe soup which detracted from the seafood.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Scratch is our go-to place when we stop over in Spokane. Great room, fantastic menu, and wonderful service. And a great wine list. All of our meals here have been special. the seafood dishes are exceptionally well prepared. We're from Vancouver BC and eat a lot of seafood and the plates here are top notch. A great place for a special meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Really great restaurant and experience. In town on business and looking for a nice meal and Scratch delivered.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Best calamari!! Server was very good, it was busy but he was still attentive. Pasta and doughnuts were amazing too. Love the wine magnets! We will be back!

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was fantastic and the wine selection was very good.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Meal was excellent. I've only ever been for lunch so fun to try dinner. Waiter was very good as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal here....the crab chowder was fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Appetizers were awesome, we had the baked Brie and Crab Chowder. The main course was just ordinary and the halibut my wife ordered was over cooked and dried out. Would expect better for the prices. I would recommend going their for happy hour and enjoying drinks with appetizers, but I don't know if I would return to eat a meal.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good service and setting. A little noisy will return

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A little pricy but food was cooked well and arrived quickly! The seating feels cramped, and we were seated between two other parties that I could probably reach out and touch simultaneously.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Scratch is our favorite place to eat for a romantic date night. The chicken and the seafood trio are my personal favorites. My husband likes the ribeye

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

Had anxiously awaited the Spokane Scratch experience. It's very popular and we'd been turned away many times sans reservations. Finally planned ahead- dinner for 4 and a show at the Fox. It's very convenient to meet at Rain for those who appreciate the pre-event cocktail. (Can't conscientiously call it a 'Happy Hour', because Spokane has yet to figure that out-but that's another story) So yes, Rain has great hand-crafted cocktails, the group can gather, and then step to your awaiting table. Friendly staff makes it all happen. So far so good. The sad review is entirely based on kitchen performance, overcooked seafood and incomplete plating. The Hot Pot, a fantastically flavorful bowl of goodness included scallops and prawns that appeared to have been simmering since lunch. Instead of freshly prepared seafood, it was served similarly to a bowl of cioppino one may pay 8 bucks for at the boardwalk or food truck. The Hot Pot is an excellent $10 quick lunch item, not a $31 dollar sit-down dinner entree. Likewise, the $30 halibut is billed with a berry salsa, Japanese melon syrup... it arrived (fully cooked, not seared), without seasoning or sauce of any type. The meal was half completed before a side dish of the salsa arrived with a - 'Sorry 'bout that', as if the slight had been minor. Imagine paying top dollar for 1st and 2nd course, to include select wines, and exuberant cross-table companionship, to be served lack-luster main courses. Just not what you'd expect from a finer kitchen. In the festivities of the evening, no complaints were lodged, but then we really wondered- should you have to, or should a plain piece of halibut gotten someone's attention? Had the establishment even compted a side order of bread- which is excellent by the way, in acknowledgement of the oversight, we'd be happy to try again. Perhaps was a fluke, but as is, we have other venues to discover- still in search of a true, not-limited-to-what-we-choose-for-you-that-day, kinda Happy Hour.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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·Dined on July 13, 2017

A co-worker and I were in Spokane for the Porsche Parade 2017 and received a recommendation from our hotel shuttle driver for this restaurant. Great food, great service, and a nice atmosphere.

Nicely done! Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

we had been here several times and had the seafood trio before, never has it been made so poorly. the scallops were old and tasted like bbq. the brocolinni was bbq'd as well. I was very disappointed

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Nice people, great appetizers and drinks. Main course very underwhelming and extremely overpriced. Won't be going back.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This place smelled so gross upon entering, we couldn't even stay. The ambiance was odd, and it definitely didn't feel like one of the nicest restaurants in Spokane. No thanks

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Best place in Spokane as far as we are concerned!! The menus is always interesting and delicious! Every server we have had has been awesome! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Small table for two, Scratch signature salad needed more dressing, good salmon and excellent hot pot and cheese cake but the crème brulee was lumpy and not creamy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Our table was not attended to very often. Not sure if the staff was short handed - or what. We had to keep trying to catch the attention of the waiter so that we could finish in a timely manner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Went and celebrated out anniversary. it was delicious and the server did great. it is pricey but we will go back again for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 27, 2017

This resturant has delicious food at a decent price. It has a lovely ambiance and is centrally located in downtown Spokane. Our only frustration was that we were on a 1 hour lunch break and had walked. The service was great for a relaxed, fine dining meal but not as conducive to a fast paced lunch time. I would either communicate up front that I am on a limited time table or wait and choose this resurant for when I can sit and stay a bit longer.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience but had to rush ourselves a bit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 18, 2017

This place is always reliable for a great meal at a fairly reasonable price.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Even though the restaurant was 1/2 empty (and remaind that way the entire meal) we were seated right between two occupied tables, with very little room in between, which made it impossible to have a quiet, private conversation. The food was good but not exceptional. Its an hour drive from my house to get there and we passed many other restaurants to go here. The food and ambience was not exceptional enough to drive past those restaurants next time out.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 12, 2017

The food was delicious, the service was fabulous! The dessert donuts- divine!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Great food and service.... few people in the restaurant so it was quiet.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Food is really tasty, the clams & andouille sausage is delicious! We sat in the bar & ordered off the dinner menu with happy hour drinks. It wasn't busy & the waitress wasn't in a hurry but neither were we.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Food was just okay, nothing special. Very overpriced meals. 4 people, 3 of us had one drink plus one ice tea = $250. Ouch!

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