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401 Castro St, Fl 1, Mountain View, CA 94041-2089
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Ranked #44 of 293 restaurants in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: California
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52 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Cupertino, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had a team dinner there last week and we all remarked how good the service, starters and mains were. 3 of us are carnivores and our 4th not, but there was a good selection for all on the night! You get HUGE portions for the price, quite a nice wine selection, would definitely go there again w/o question! I... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We didn't quite understand the meaning of the name of the restaurant. We figured it out when my husband tried to order a single malt scotch before dinner. They don't serve scotch because they only serve what they make from "scratch". They do serve bottles of wine so we went with the wine. I ordered surf and turf but when... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Brilliant atmosphere, with an interesting menu, especially when compared to the bland options found in many american restaurants. Unfortunately, the execution was less than satisfactory, with one of the dishes ordered overly salted to an intolerable degree. In short, lots of potential, but the execution must be more careful to justify the price.

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We have been to this restaurant a number of times in the past few years. the service has been good to very good, but the food and the wait time from ordering to serving is outrageous. We dined here on Saturday 11/23/13 at 6:30 with reservations for 7 people. We had immediate seating and our order was promptly taken with... More

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