Scratch Bar Kitchen Scratch Bar and Kitchen Encino Place Phillip Frankland Lee Scratch Bar & Kitchen

Scratch Bar & Kitchen

Encino Place
16101 Ventura Blvd. (Woodley Ave.)
Encino, CA 91436
Cuisine: Contemporary
Chef Phillip Frankland Lee offers a fun culinary experience at this cozy little spot in Encino.
Openings: Dinner Wed.-Sun.


  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested
Scratch Bar & Kitchen, Encino, CA

Scratch Bar & Kitchen Restaurant Review:

About the restaurant: This reincarnation of chef Phillip Frankland Lee’s former Beverly Hills tasting bar concept sits on the second floor of Encino Place. Enter and find a bustling open kitchen surrounding a roaring wood fireplace, creating its own little world apart. Lee is charming and personable; he visibly enjoys visiting each table to recommend his favorite limited-production California wines (Thacher, Vino V, Juicy Villages) or local drafts from Poseidon Brewery.

About the food: Scratch Bar & Kitchen debuted a transformed dining room along with a progressive, 20-plus-course tasting menu experience ($145 per person). Expect dishes like diced jellyfish with soy, ponzu, yuzu kosho and black truffle. From Margarita Kallas-Lee is a cheese course of Triple-Crème Camembert Iced Cream drizzled with smoked honey. There’s also a cocktail bar and an expanded wine list curated by sommelier Gavin Humes.

Reservations are available via the Tock reservation system.


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