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401 Castro St, Fl 1, Mountain View, CA 94041-2089 (California)
+1 650-237-3131
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Palo Alto, California
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

food is good but not spectacular...the fish dishes are really good. I can't comment on the wines as i don't drink wine. Service is speedy and gracious. seating is comfortable. best to chose tables that are at the sides of the two main area to keep the noise down. Scratch is very popular especially on Fridays and Saturdays so make... More 

Thank asbowers
Columbia, Maryland
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in town on business a few weeks ago and went there based on a recommendation from one of the young ladies that worked at my hotel. I was very disappointed. I found it to be very overpriced. They had a lobster pot pie or something on the menu for like $40+. Don't get me wrong...it's not that I can't... More 

Thank SpunkyDivaLola1908
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

good food, but a bit pricey. i had amazing meals there, but I also ate some pretty mediocre dishes. nice environment.

Thank John D
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a friendly staff! Our seats were on two couches with high closed back leans, so you really are sitting alone that you can focus on each other. The food choice was good and it tasted even better. Be sure you take enough money. Wine prices start from ~$15 per glass and appetizers as well. But for once it was... More 

Thank Ivo L
Northern Michigan
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a truffle and mushroom appetizer and I had scallops as an entree. Both were very good. I found the drink prices to be rather high ($12 for a mojito) but probably average for this area.

Thank amymvr
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. We enjoy the salads, Shrimp cocktails, vegetarian menu, and wine. The service is great. We like the seat by the kitchen to watch.

Thank Beth K
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318 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

. The service nice but not too proffesional/ Ellegant retaurant for the locals. Very good risoto. Ambience nice. Good ceasar salad

Thank couple59060
Menlo Park, California
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant but not fabulous restaurant in downtown Mountain View. Some interesting interpretations of dishes. The beef spare rib was tender, juicy and excellent. My ahi tuna salad was beautifully seared and good, but nothing special. We had the smoke mussels as one of our two appetizers- man, what an awesome dish! The mussels themselves were great but the sauce... More 

Thank 389tonyn
silicon valley
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316 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

It gets very busy and is a great place for groups. The food is amazing. A new and tasty presentation of salmon and fall off the bone ribs.

Thank travel4fun111
Hastings, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A little bit of a wait, but our own fault for not making a reservation. Great service and nice selection of starters and entrees on the menu. We'll be back.

Thank jsnorthard

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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
US$ 27 - US$ 32
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?