132 W. Main
Norman, OK 73069
Mon - Thu // 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri // 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat // 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun // 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Has anyone tried Scratch in Norman? I have heard mixed things about it. My food bible, Yelp, told me it was iffy, but I've noticed the reviews have gotten a little more positive lately. My husband has been twice for business dinners and really liked it, so we gave it a try on our own dime last week, and I was kinda shocked. I wasn't expecting something so good to come from a place like this.
I had the fillet, which was grass-fed beef, topped with an herb butter, and it made the list for best steaks I've ever had! And for only $25 (no sides), I thought that was a great price considering the quality! I wasn't impressed with the potatoes (never thought I would say this, but way too much butter), but the pancetta mac & cheese was delicious! We had pumpkin ice cream for dessert which was like eating a delicious frozen pumpkin pie, and some orange cheesecake. I wasn't a fan of the cheesecake, but it was alright.
This is more of a cocktails type place, so their wine list is lacking, especially the options for by the glass.
I found the atmosphere to be a little odd. It wasn't off putting, but it wasn't warm, inviting, romantic, or any of the other things I'd expect based on the food they serve and the price point. It won't stop me from going back. Most importantly, it was not loud or disruptive.
The wait staff was great. Both times my husband went he said the service was slow, but they may have done that on purpose as business dinners have a different agenda than other diners. We went Halloween night, and it was very empty. Service was really fast. The waiter was attentive, kept drinks full and made sure we had what we needed, and checked on us frequently without interrupting. The bartenders or other staff who brought our drinks were also very professional.
I'd love to hear what others think!