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Scratch

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401 Castro St, Fl 1, Mountain View, CA 94041-2089 (California)
650-237-3131
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delightful just delightful

This is a wonderful restaurant. It is vibrant and has a great atmosphere. The food was scrumptious and the service was impeccable. Overall it was a great experience and I would heartily recommend this venue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Blighty-man
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West Midlands
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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West Midlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant. It is vibrant and has a great atmosphere. The food was scrumptious and the service was impeccable. Overall it was a great experience and I would heartily recommend this venue.

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Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great food and service in this innovative restaurant. The name says it all. Ingredients are locally sourced and food is made from scratch, unlike many of the chain restaurants. Servers are very knowledgeable about ingredients and even drink recipes. Nice wine and beer selections. Give Scratch a try and it will be one of your favs too.

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Mountain View, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

great menu with vegetarian options, love the flat bread. Prices reasonable . Quiet dining , Very good service

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California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Brought my husband here for his birthday in November. Made reservations. We live in Mountain View and are always having dinner on Castro Street. Never thought to go to Scratch. We were impressed. The service was top-notch. The atmosphere romantic. Quiet even though the restaurant was busy. The Scratch Fried Chicken was incredible. I couldn't stop talking about how amazing... More 

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Bay Area, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a fine looking restaurant with good staff and good food. Modern look and feel. Great open-feel bar. Community table. Booth and table dining. Staff is well-dresed and trained. We were there for brunch and saw a new waiter shadowing and being trained. Wait staff dresses well to match the ambiance. We sat at the bar and enjoyed interacting... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We love the atmosphere here, the easy way that we are treated, and the amazing comfort food! We tend to bring friends so that we can chat with dinner and some great wines. Good wine list, wonderful recipes, the chicken must be tasted!

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Mountain View, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

For the large number of restaurants in downtown Mountain View, there not a lot of places serving more traditional U.S. lunch fare such as a Cobb Salad or Club Sandwich. Scratch is where I head when I want that kind of lunch within walking distance. It's not spectacular, but it's good. They also offer a pretty good lobster roll, and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This restaurant is in the middle of the old part of Mountain View on Castro St. A great location. The restaurant was recommended by a colleague from the area, and she was spot on. We went to dinner relatively early. Reservations are mandatory. The wine list was extensive and bottles reasonably priced. The bar area is very nice and the... More 

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Mountain View, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed a very nice Sunday brunch - The food was spot on but the service was not up to the restaurant's usual standards.

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SF Bay Area
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Somerimes, special holidays offer a unique perspective on restaurants. This last Christmas Eve is a good example: Scratch was one of the few places open, so we booked the 3 of us on the sterength ofour previous experiences there. Good choice! Bustling that night- our resvation helped. We needed a quiet section- no problem. Service was immediate, choices were wide... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Castro St, Fl 1, Mountain View, CA 94041-2089
    (California)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-237-3131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 32
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?