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“Interesting selections, great service”
Review of Scratch

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Ranked #10 of 327 Restaurants in Mountain View
Price range: $27 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: California
Baltimore, MD, USA
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Interesting selections, great service”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Went to Scratch with 4 other colleagues for a business dinner on a weeknight. Seating was efficient, service was friendly and well-paced throughout. The restaurant has a nice vibe and a modern look. Location is good, too, with ample parking close.

They have an extremely interesting selection of small-batch alcohols, including a number of gins I had never heard of I went with the server's recommendations and was very pleased. We had oysters and crab cakes for appetizers. The oysters were excellent, very fresh and chilled. Crab cakes were fine, though a little to mealy for this Maryland boy (more lump meat, please!).

For entrees, we had pork, meatloaf and two of us had the salmon special. All were done correctly, delicious and well-proportioned. Sides were very good, as well.

For dessert, I had the sticky toffee pudding, which was delicious.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty!!!”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Very tasty restaurant, a bit expensive but very nice food.
Variety of drinks.
Go for the short ribs!

Visited May 2013
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Thank 668Anonymous
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Napa, California
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service in Mountain View”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Went with out of the country customers to Scratch in Mountain View - everything was great. Had a nice large booth for 6 of us - had appetizers - steamed artichoke, tuna nicoise, oysters, and chorizo stuffed dates - all awesome. Wines by the glass were good - some ordered beers and mojito's everyone was happy. 2 of us had the halibut fish special with the lobster sauce, others had steak, one had the meatloaf and mac/cheese - it was all good. The only thing we didn't like was the grits - it had tomato sauce on top - not good - the grits were good but not with the sauce on top - weird! Service was great.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank lisalisa24
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Silicon Vibe, Friendly Service”
Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, quiet but attentive service. Not a value proposition, but the cuisine is nicely prepared and balanced. They seem to be going for a comfort food theme, but with haute cuisine plating and portions. Would suggest a variety of apps to share, the bacon wrapped chorizo and dates shown brightly. The braised short ribs and polenta was warm and gentle. Could have been a touch more aggressive in terms of spice profile.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank David S
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Mountain View, CA
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great addition to Castro Street”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We have loved this restaurant ever since it opened last year. The delicious cocktails and "American comfort food" menu has been a great addition to the Castro Street food scene. At a recent dinner, we shared oysters rockefeller (beautifully presented and delectable!) and also shared the pork chop. Portions are so large that sharing is a great idea, and then you save room for dessert. We were a little disappointed with the brownie sundae, not enough of the delicious brownie bites, but overall satisfying. They also invent delicious seasonal cocktails that are really fun to try.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Karleshyogi
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