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“Norman's best food scene”

Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails
Ranked #20 of 329 Restaurants in Norman
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
dallas
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Norman's best food scene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

one of our favorite places in Norman. Unbelievable craft cocktails. sometimes I feel they get a little heavy handed with their awesome bitters but that is a nit. you will have drinks here that you will find nowhere else. Food is very tasty! If you are ordering steak, surprisingly, go with the flank over the mignon. The best thing on the menu is the PANCETTA WRAPPED CHICKEN BREAST // BASIL, SUN-DRIED TOMATO, PARMESAN, THYME PAN JUS. However, some nights they offer a "cut" special - a special beef cut- and always get that but they don't offer it as much as they used to. I have been here many times and never disappointed. Make sure you check out the two walls of photograph portraits. If you want the table that is a little elevated over the other tables , ask for Table 100. The do have a patio that we have not been able to sit on due to weather but can't wait for it! The plates look a little sad when they come to the table -sides are extra and separate but don't judge just enjoy. Hint to the restaurant: come up with a few other sides. Almost all are starchy once you have decided on the mac or potatoes - the only other left was brocallini. Mac and cheese is yummy.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Norman, Oklahoma
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330 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“A Custom Cooking Find in Norman, OK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

All food is cooked to order, made from scratch, including the cocktails. The wait staff (in our case, Travis) takes time to acknowledge and engage in conversation with the customers. What I really liked was the portion sizes: Appropriate to a single seating and leaves you filled and not over-filled. This is NOT a dine and dash restaurant; it is an evening of good food, with commensurate pricing but not, in my opinion, over-pricing. The service is attentive, and not over attentive. I asked for my filet done "Pittsburgh Style" and it was done just as I requested, which is not often in most restaurants. We will return. It is an industrial style, modern restaurant. Reminds me of the Fulton Market area in Chicago. Lively bar scene.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Joel A
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Don't expect to go here and get bang for your buck. I expected sides to come with my $15 chicken but the sides are separate. However, the food was delicious!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Not as good as some for the price.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Scratch is somewhat expensive and that's okay if the food matches the cost but it doesn't. Our meals were somewhat bland and not anything that I couldn't have fixed myself and made better with more seasoning.

Visited February 2014
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Ames, Iowa
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214 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good food; takes itself a LITTLE too seriously”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

Excellent filet mignon. Service takes itself a little too seriously -- waiters/waitresses trying to be pretty chic (undoubtedly a management theme). Prices a bit on the high side for the area.

  • Visited January 2014
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