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“Great food for a large group, service and wine list need attention.”
Review of Scratch

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Ranked #8 of 363 Restaurants in Mountain View
Price range: US$ 27 - US$ 32
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: California
Reviewed 12 March 2018

With a group of 16 board members, it can get tricky finding food to meet all tastes. The 4 course, family style services were just right. 3 starters, a plated salad, and dinner (chicken, beef short ribs, raviolli) with great sides were enjoyed by all. I had only two complaints; the service slowed over the course of the evening, and with a mandatory 22% tip, that annoyed me. I would have given 18-20%, but for a meal that was completely chosen in advance and served family style, the waitstaff didn't have the normal challenges a large party faces. The wine list was so very expensive, there were few bottles under $50 (here we are in wine country). They only had 2 bottles of a $48 Sauv. Blanc with no other options... tough when you have 16 to serve. So, while we enjoyed the evening, I could not give it as high marks as the food merited..

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This has been our go-to for special romantic meals for 5+ years now. The food is consistently fresh and high quality, prepared to order, the service excellent. Ask for a booth away from the bar, which can get a little loud and meat-market-ish during happy hour. The high sides of the booth and the Edison-bulb lighting make for an insulated timeless experience for intimate conversations.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This lunch and dinner house serves well prepared dishes that feature fresh and local ingredients. Fresh oysters are available. Been here quite a few times, most often the kitchen get it right. The service can be uneven when the house is busy.Nice selection of American liquor at the full bar including local artisanal producers.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Nice decor, good selection, never too loud good wine choices and friendly staff. Accept reservation so you do t have to worry about waiting.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We went for an early dinner with some friends on a Tuesday evening. Happy hour was in full swing and it got very noisy. Don't sit near the bar if you want to have a conversation. Dinner was a disappointment especially, considering the prices. The tomato soup was delicious, and the Ahi tuna dinner was okay. However, the cobb salad was flavorless -- mostly lettuce with a couple of cherry tomatoes and a few bits of chicken and avocado.
The lamb meatballs tasted like they are just come out of the freezer. The server was attentive, but it didn't make up for the mediocre food. I know we're scratching this restaurant off our list.

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