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401 Castro St, Fl 1, Mountain View, CA 94041-2089 (California)
+1 650-237-3131
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mountain View, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not much to add to the title. Four of us went on a Saturday night. Seated promptly thanks to reservations. The food was very good, but portions were too small for the price. The place was way too noisy. No soundproofing. Menu was hard to read because the pom was dimly lit, and the menu was in a font medium... More 

Thank Mark S
Bath, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A typical CA "up-market but not individual" restaurant Good points: they have a selection of vegetarian & gluten free meals Bad points: a bit anonymous, very generic food nothing special - and not cheap

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our Thanksgiving meal here and were perfectly satisfied with the food, ambience and service. Its suitably located on Castro St, downtown Mountain View and offers high-end American food. Good experience!

Thank Bokuli
Campbell, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice menu mix and had a special menu for our vegetarian friend. Food are a not cheap, but the food was very good. Wine prices are a bit steep, with a cheap bottle being $60. Service was very good and the food arrived very quickly. They can accommodate big groups and there were a few big tables set for companies,... More 

Thank ctbrett
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We needed a place near the performing arts center. Scratch has an extensive menu. But we had about the worst meal we have eaten in a VERY long time. They put much too much salt and pepper on every dish. With a salt shaker, you can add salt. You can't take it off. They serve the steamed mussels in a... More 

Thank pfeff550
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

My boss took a couple of us there for dinner last night. Our group included a mix of gluten-free, omnivores and vegetarians. Everyone said they were more than satisfied with their respective meals. We were greeted with a warm welcome by the hostess who so graciously gave us a table sans reservations. The atmosphere was charged but our server, D----,... More 

Thank 168WC
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

On a street with tons of options and an array of cuisine, this is american fare that's pretty expensive. When we go, we go for dessert only, not a full meal. Too many other better choices nearby to spend as much money as needed for a meal.

Thank Dan T
long island
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Went to scratch last night for dinner. I was impressed by the look and feel of the restaurant. It was very comfortable and upscale. The booth that I was seated at was pretty work out and could have used a refinish, but notwithstanding that, the meal was very good. Service was attentive and food was tasty. Their fried chicken was... More 

Thank mous
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try a new place. So I red the reviews and thought we should go to Scratch as it seems to have a bit of everything to please everyone. Just a side note: A lot of reviews said it was a great place for a business meeting. I dont see how, it was very, very loud, even though... More 

Thank Shazzminderr S
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98 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This is a very nice looking place, with friendly and professional staff. The food was just not as wonderful as the surroundings. Maybe we ordered wrong. But the lobster and peach salad had bites that were so yummy i could not wait for the next bite - and bites so hot that i grabbed for anything to put out the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $32
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Castro St, Fl 1, Mountain View, CA 94041-2089
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: +1 650-237-3131

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