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Scottish Arms
Scottish Arms

Scottish Arms Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thescottisharms.com
  • Email: nisbetally@gmail.com
  • Phone: (314) 535-0551
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:

    Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Brunch:

    Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner:

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Late night menu offered untill 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Scottish, European, International
  • Executive Chef: Carl Hazel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Scottish Arms and our sister restaurant Shaved Duck provide catering from 10 - 1000 people.


    We also offer corporate Whisky Tastings and training paired with dinner or more casual rustic cheeses and charcuterie. Please email us at nisbetally@gmail.com for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a dining room and patio available for private events. Please email us for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Alastair Nisbet (314) 757-6530
  • Entertainment: Please call us for Entertainment schedule. We have acoustic music and DJ's on weekends after 10:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forest Park Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty parking is available in front of the restaurant and we also have a private car park.
A word from Scottish Arms
Located in the heart of St Louis' Central West End, The Scottish Arms is a rustic traditional Victorian style pub and a comfortable setting for lunch, dinner and late night entertainment.


The product driven menu changes seasonally focusing on the purity and quality of local ingredients and sustainable farming wherever possible which gives us the ability to create many styles of rustic European cuisine.


Our hearts will always be in Scotland so we will have our famous Scotch Eggs, Haddock n' Chips and Bangers, to name a few, all year round.


Our wine list was carefully crafted focusing on Old World Vintages, over 100 single malts, award winning cocktails and plenty of excellent local and European pints.


Proud to support Hinkebein Hills Farm. Farrar Out Farms. Jones Heritage and Greg Pusczek to name a few.


And, don't miss Sunday Brunch with our famous Bloody Mary Bar, Endless Mimosas, Fresh Squeezed OJ.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had an OUTSTANDING lamb shank and wonderful sides of veggies."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Inconspicuously located on a side street, once you've found this gem you will want to return. Combines traditional favorite with unique surprise food items, a lengthy wine list, and uncommon beer offerings. Lively crowd with lots of smiles."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "What a great drinking and dining experience. Our party enjoyed some fine wines and beers, from a great selection, before we sat for dining. The bar area has a great feel for a setting in Scotland. The dining area gave the same feel and we sat in a large booth for a quiet and intimate setting. The food was outstanding and I only wish I had room for dessert...maybe next time as I will be returning soon. Our waiter and the staff were exceptional."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have been here several times. We usually get the same salad: the apple fennel spinach. This time it looked as though it shrunk considerably but for the same price. Disappointing. Our server was very nice but needed to be a little more attentive. Checking back with us when we were nearly done with dinner was a little late."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Chances are if you already know what to expect from Scottish Arms if you're heading there; unbeatable pub fare and the longest list of scotch and other whiskys this side of the pond. Even for St. Patrick's Day the bar and dining room were not overcrowded and the noise level was not distracting - I never felt like I had to talk over the band or the ambient noise to be heard by my friends at the table. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, if you're not quite sure what you're looking for in a drink they are more than happy to tell you. The specials are posted clearly about the dining room and bar but the staff is also quick to let you know about them before handing you the menu. Highly recommended for newbies and connoisseurs alike."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food is always good and fresh. Great service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our group had a very good time. The food was delicious and our server was frequent enough to monitor our needs but not too frequent to constantly interrupt our lunch. This was my second visit and this visit was as good as the first."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food is spectacular- consider it a gourmet menu with Scottish and English (and Indian- great masala) influences. No, they usually don't have traditional haggis- although the haggis fritters are excellent. Peat-smoked chicken, lamb burgers, scotch eggs...so good. The food alone is good enough to justify the visit, but if you are a scotch drinker, it is heaven. Not only do they have an incredible selection (literally pages and pages of options), but you have mix-and-match flight options and a staff that can give you spot-on recommendations based on what else you like."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Every other time I've eaten at the Scottish Arms I've always had the lamb burger. This time I tried the pork burger and it was equally delicious! Now I don't know which one I'll get next time!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Excellent food, good service, and a refreshing drink selection. Good warn, feel good place for lunch or after work gathering"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I love everything about this restaurant....I took my friend for the first time and she loved the food."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We were going to the Fox Theatre and found Scottish Arms online so we decided to give it a try. We were very pleasantly surprised by the food, the service and the ambiance. Our waiter was knowledgable and efficient and we had an excellent meal that was reasonably priced. We will be back. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "WHEN RESERVATION WAS MADE I SPECIFICALLY ASKED FOR WINDOW TABLE...OTHER THAN THAT DINING EXPERIENCE WAS WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Few places in town have a delicious lunch and a delicious dinner menu to match; it's usually one or the other. Scottish Arms has managed to win me over in both categories. I always enjoy the lamb burger and after trying the Americana breakfast, it's also become one of my favorites. Scotch eggs are a must regardless of the meal and the scotch bloody mary was a great treat as well. I didn't even need to add salt to my scrambled eggs. Delish!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Fantastic as always. Went with our son and his go we all had the valentines 5 course special and loved it. Their lamb is superb."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had 8 for an early dinner before going to see The Man from La Mancha at the Peabody. The service and atmosphere were perfect. Good Scotch, french wines, cheese tray, all excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food with the lamb shank getting very high marks. I had the fish and chips and it was very good. The bread pudding was also a hit. Fabulous comfort food restaurant that we highly recommend and frequent often."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I had the lamb shank yet again and it did not dissapoint. My dining partner tried the bangers and mash and it was good as well. Always have to try a different single malt while there. The servers recommendation was very good!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Scottish Arms is consistently good food with a nice crowd. They also serve a lot of single malt Scotch by shot or dram, so you can try them without spending $50+ for a bottle only to find out you did not like it. The restaurants food spans the range of pub food to fine dinning and you will not be disappointed. Its weakest link are desserts. So, just order a little Scotch or have another Belhaven Wee Heavy instead. Service is always courteous and prompt here too."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My friend and mine's plans fell through with another Sunday Brunch location, so we picked the Scottish Arms out the night before. We were both pretty bummed to not be going where we initially planned, but by the end of the meal we were glad the plans changed! The host was really nice, as was the waiter (though he didn't show up very often). I got the coffee, which came out in a insulated french press and was AMAZING. We ordered a Breakfast burger, the Stuffed French Toast, and the Scottish Breakfast (the brunch menu is slightly different than what they have on their website)."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I've lived in St. Louis All my life & never been to Scottish arms our server was great the food delicious & the Bloody Mary bar pretty cool. I also took advantage of the bottomless mimosas that were made fresh.it was too chilly to enjoy the patio but I will defiantly return again."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The fare was prepared and presented perfectly. The selection and quality of the Scotches is exquisite."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I was at The Scottish Arms for the Robert Burns Night celebration. The food was very good, however the place was packed with people and the service suffered for it. The planning for the celebration was chaotic at best, with events happening at different times in different areas of the restaurant. If you were in one area, you couldn't easily take part in another event. They had entertainment there, but the entertainment was trying to get their equipment set up while we were eating. That should have been taken care of in advance, but I don't blame the restaurant for that. Had to wait 15-20 minutes for the waiter to bring me my check, then another 15 minutes for him to run my credit card and return it to me."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We happened upon the Scottish Arms on Robert Burns night and had a blast. I would go back for a quieter time as well, but this too was an awesome experience. There was poetry, people in kilts, and I felt I was back in Scotland. The food was also outstanding and the whisky selection is unparalleled in St. Louis."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Delicious food, well prepared; slightly off-the-beaten path menu full of Scottish treats; beautiful old bar. At lunchtime it was quiet, the service was attentive -- thoroughly enjoyable. This was my first-time visit; will definitely go back."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Wonderful environment and unique quality menu offerings and reasonably priced! Fun and filling evening! Good food and great service!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This was our first visit but will definitely not be our last."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The most notable thing about Scottish Arms is the food. It was awesome! I had the crispy duck and my husband had the fish and chips. The duck was cooked perfectly and full of flavor (our waiter told me more than once it was a great choice and he wasn't pulling my leg). The fish and chips was huge (one massive filet) and my husband cleaned his plate! My husband had a whiskey flight to try a few of their large selection and enjoyed it, but it isn't cheap. $4.50 per half shot and these were not "bank breaker" whiskeys. Over all we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and would go back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "It's a great place to take friends who aren't very adventurous."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We walked passed the bloody Mary bar as we entered the restaurant. Our server drew steered us perfectly and coursed out our selections. Great experience!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We have been going to The Scottish Arms for a couple years. It has become the go to place for birthday dinners and a favorite spot for out of town friends when they come to visit. The staff is friendly, I've never had a bad meal, and they have the best Scotch list in the Midwest. I always send Scotch virgins there because the staff knows what each of their Scotches tastes like. They do have gluten free selections on the menu as well."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "One of my new favorite places! Great curry and Scotches!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Excellent and varied "pub" food, incredible and extensive Scotch and whiskey offerings, male servers who wear kilts, and except for the larger size, you'd think you were in a good pub in Edinburgh. Lots of energy and warmth. A find."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This is the best in town! Light, moist, flaky, and a very generous portion. Fries were crispy and tasty with just the right amount of salt. My favorite local spot for late night dining with friends."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We chose the Scottish Arms for an annual group Christmas dinner. Our dinner wasn't quite what it has been in the past, but the atmosphere and our server were very good. The beer selection is also wonderful and we never felt rushed despite spending nearly 3-hours."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We shared a very relaxing dining encounter quaffing Strongbow cider and partaking in a wordly dining experience. Our friends have vacationed as have we in Scotland and the ambience and fine dining conjured up a number of memories of travelling experiences. I would recommend the pork burger and the scotch eggs are not to be missed....This is not just pub grub, but is truly a cut above...Although we had not been at the SA for a number of years it is gratifying to know a quality dining experience is not an exception but is the order of the day."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "One of a kind dining experience in st louis. The food is not to be missed."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "We took some visiting friends here. they wanted some good pub food and they were not disappointed."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "I celebrated my birthday at Scottish Arms with my family and we are all still raving about it. The food was delicious and reasonably priced, they had a very unique selection, and the atmosphere was wonderful. I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The Scottish Arms not only has great food, it has an extensive Scotch list. Great place to learn what you like, and to enjoy what you've discovered. Food is great, seasonal and local."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Four of us were happy with our food. Would go again. Some things on the menu you won't find elsewhere, which is a plus for those who are interested."
    Dined on 11/5/2013