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By Elena Kadvany

Mixx, Scott's Seafood replacement, opens in Mountain View

Uploaded: Sep 15, 2014

Mixx, the casual fusion restaurant replacing Scott's Seafood at 420 Castro St. in Mountain View, officially opened this Saturday, Sept. 13.

After 11 years as a seafood-centric spot, the restaurant has been completely transformed into a place where you can munch on lacquered duck leg and wings, charred padron peppers or chicken and waffles; sip on craft cocktails like the pisco paloma (Barsol pisco, fresh grapefruit juice, lime, strawberry and ginger beer) or beer/wine during a daily happy hour.

The restaurant's evolution is the product of a partnership between Billy Berkowitz, owner of Max's World (which runs Max's Opera Cafe at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto and in San Francisco, among other outposts) and Scott's Seafood Mountain View owner Steve Mayer. The two met by chance in a business group some months ago.

Ryan Shelton, formerly of the recently shuttered Palo Alto Grill, is heading the kitchen. His resume includes Chez TJ in Mountain View and Palo Alto's Michelin-starred Baume.

The menu quickly takes you around the world, from spaghetti alla carbonara to a "Bronx" pastrami board, whole fried branzino and paneer tulsi tikka (for dinner). For lunch, there are numerous salad options (sesame tuna chopped salad, chinese chicken salad, pear salad, coucous salad with lamb meatballs and sesame yogurt, kale salad), appetizers (matzo ball soup, anyone?), sandwiches and some mains.

Here are the full dinner and lunch menus.

There's a pretty extensive wine menu, plus a few standard beers on tap and some more interesting by the bottle. Cocktails range from $9 to $12 and offer slight twists on many standards. Monday through Friday plus weekends, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., snag happy hour deals ($4 draft beer, $3 bottled beer, $5 well drinks, $7 cocktails and small bites like a kosher style hot dog; a pastrami board with cheese, bread and pickles; green chili mac and cheese; peanut chicken poppers; three different kinds of sliders.)

Mixx is open for lunch, Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and dinner, Monday through Sunday from 4 p.m.

Anyone who's eaten there: How was it? Let us know!

420 Castro. St, Mountain View