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401 Castro St, Fl 1, Mountain View, CA 94041-2089
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Ranked #57 of 294 Restaurants in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $27 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: California
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69% Recommend
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English first
Nome, Alaska
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

5 of us attempted to have brunch Sunday. The restaurant was about 10% full. Our orders were simple: French toast, pancakes, turkey sandwich and hamburger. After 35 minutes we managed to get the attention of a server and inquired about our meals. We received a lame explanation and no food....no drinks...nothing. When the food finally came, 40 minutes later, 2... More

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Los Altos, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service and atmosphere is good. I like the steak but it might be a little overprice if you consider the price.

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Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

On vacation we wanted a lovely, good, relaxed lunch. Found Scratch online and decided to try it. Our party of four was well pleased. The lobster roll and hamburgers were a big hit. Both flavorful and beautifully prepared. Dessert was a wonderful cheese board which we throughly enjoyed. Suggestions from our server led to some delightful wine pairings with our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Came here for a group work meal. The fish/veg starters were pretty boring. I had the tuna salad, this was made very well and was nice and light. I treated myself to one of the desserts, crumble + salt-caramel ice cream. This was really nice, loved it. The price was a bit high but I would come again :)

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Cupertino, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wow; we have not been to Scratch for a couple of years and were left wondering 'what the heck?' We went for happy hour and sat at the bar. I want to compliment the very nice bartender, she was great. That is where my compliments end. We ordered the sliders and mussels. The sliders: the onion rings were pretty good.... More

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Los Altos, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's full of techies and lawyers from across the street, but don't be put off by that. It's worth a visit, or several. Scratch feels clean, new and modern when you enter and somehow manages not to feel too formulaic, despite being similar to many new places in many ways. The staff is intelligent and attentive and seems to know... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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137 reviews 137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is a nice option if you are eating downtown Mountain View. I've been here three times and have not been disappointed yet. There is a good mix of seafood and meat dishes. Prices are moderately high and you definitely want to have reservations.

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Mountain View, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Food is consistently very good to excellent, seafood is done very nicely. Lamb chop was off the hook, perfectly done and well seasoned. Cocktails and beer selection was excellent. Fresh oysters were superb, could go back just for the oyster bar. Service was quick, very attentive and knowledgeable about Gluten allergy issues. Reservations recommended, they get busy. Bar/reception is a... More

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Province of Rome, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

First off, you better have reservations or the inept seating staff will just point you to the bar. Four of us had dinner here and none of us thought it to be anything worth having again. Bacon Cheddar Biscuits $5 and Chorizo stuffed dates $9.00 were the only highlight of the meal. Was hoping for more from the Meatloaf $19... More

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Silicon Valley
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food just isn't that great. Nice artisanal cocktail. Very windy at the bar. Interior is nice for mountain view in a modern sort of way.

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