Scottish Arms
Scottish Arms

Scottish Arms

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thescottisharms.com/
  • Phone: 3145350551
  • 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: European, Scottish, 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 3147576530
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Scottish Arms reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (26)great for outdoor dining (18)good for groups (17)special occasion (15)vibrant bar scene (12)romantic (11)great for brunch (10)late-night find (9)great for lunch (6)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • You need to visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This place is great - you get value for your money. Had a couple of picky eaters in the group and they eat all of their food. Had fish and chips - the fish just melted in your mouth. The batter was just like you get in England (I know as I am English). The waitress we had was attentive to our needs and was always available. I would recommend this place to anyone, whether you want a romantic dinner or like we did had a large party for a celebration.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great again!
    highlander
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We returned to The Scottish Arms because of the food, service and great ambiance. It's just a great place to go whether you be in the bar area or a cozy booth. Sure to return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • RootieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Probably the best variety at the bar in St. Louis.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was our first time here. Enjoyed ourselves trying things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scottish Arms - used to be better
    ELMjr
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Took my 81 year old mother to the infamous Sunday brunch for the first time. She liked it - but everything wasn't nearly as good as previous visits. Our waitress was great - however she didn't have a quilt. And by the end of the meal her service deteriorated. Took a while to get the check, then for her to take my payment. My usual & favorite is the salmon benedict. This time the eggs were to running - not poached (enough?). The salmon was very good, however the bed of mixed greens were limp and smashed underneath. Just sloppy preparation. Since it is a 30 second walk from where I live, and I like supporting neighborhood establishments - I will try it again. They just need to pay attention to details and take care with guests.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    USAFMTUHawg
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Visited Scottish Arms on a Saturday night. Our server was very friendly and our food was delivered very promptly. Everything was delicious. Definitely recommend the Highland Gathering appetizer, the Shepherds Pasty, and the Fish & Chips. The fish portion was huge.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOMMYMAC
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    THE EXPERIENCE OF DINING AT THE SCOTTISH ARMS WAS OUTSTANDING, FROM THE AMBIENCE AND MENU TO ALISSA THE SERVER WHO ATTENDED TO OUR EVERY NEED WITHOUT BEING OVERBEARING, A TRUE AMBASSADOR TO THE SUCCESS OF HER EMPLOYER!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Practically Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I always love eating at the Arms when I'm in the neighborhood. I've never had a bad experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cradled in The Scottish Arms
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Went to The Scottish Arms for a business dinner which included out-of-towners and locals. Selected this venue based on the location and other reviews, and wasn't at all disappointed. Our server was patient, helpful and attentive. The Scotch eggs were fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their food (arctic char special, fish & chips, bangers & smash and burger), and portions were so large that several of us didn't make the "clean plate" club. No one indulged in the extensive scotch list, but we we pleased with the selection of wine and beer. After a lovely evening on the patio, we all agreed we would go back to try other dishes, and I would be eager to try brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A birthday celebration
    Italybound
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Scottish Arms is a great place to take someone to that's never been there before. There were four in our party and we had a reservation and there was no issue being seated. The staff was friendly and quite attentive. Frank, our waiter, was well-informed on the dishes(brand new menu), and made some excellent recommendations. We had plenty of questions about our food, the ingredients, and the overall preparation of certain dishes. Always wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Futbol2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Scottish Arms was terrific. We had great service and the food is terrific. We had the lamb shanks for dinner and the haggis and scottish eggs for appetizers. They were all outstanding and they have a great selection of craft beers and fine malt scotch. All in a comfortable and lively setting
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jahllh
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great fun! Scotch eggs are wonderful. Fish and chips crispy but moist inside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • razbaz
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    When you have an overcoming urge to feel like you are at a neighborhood pub somewhere in the British Isles - this is the place. And if you are looking for a fry up - this brunch delivers. Be sure to try their Scotch egg - perfect. Fresh squeezed orange juice for their mimosas, too! Don't stop at Brunch; we have been there for dinner as well and the food is always delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Scottish cuisine!
    luvdecentfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a wonderful experience at The Scottish Arms Restaurant in St. Louis, Missouri! The server was very attentive and did a fantastic job explaining the various entrees and making recommendations. I would strongly recommend this gem to anyone looking for good Scottish or Irish fare. Hopefully will be visiting on Burns Night, when I've been told they make a "proper haggis"!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DJLComet
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    In the past I have really loved this restaurant. The Scotch Eggs appetizer was excellent, as always. The "pasty" that seems to have replace the Shepherd's pie, was not as good as the pie had been, so I was somewhat disappointed with my entree. Next time, I will order something else. The service, was good, not great, but good, on a busy Friday night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blown away
    JamesWatsonVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went on a whim to get haddock and chips. Ended up with the evening's sous vide rabbit special and a turbot roulade. Flavor and presentation were outstanding. Definitely not just a place for pub grub. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I am a big fan of pub food and this is as good as it gets. Great food, service, and ambience. I will return to try more great menu selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fish and Chips in town
    Keith
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If you want fish and chips, this is your place. The serving is generous and fried to perfection. We should have started with a lighter appetizer to avoid that over-stuffed feeling but, hey, the fish and chips were so good we could not stop eating them. If you don't want fried food, I recommend the pasty. The crust was delicious and the lamb was quiet tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scottish cuisine in STL
    DiStefano
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We found this place on accident while googling restaurants in STL downtown and forest park. My husband's mom is from Scotland so we thought we would try it out. He had spent time on various occasions there. Our reaction was mediocre. The food wasn't extraordinary but it was good to try. The service was good, forgetting g to bring water sometimes. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Menu seemed a little lacking in Scottish cuisine. We would go back with others as a celebration. We also would recommend friends try it. Bar menu was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bad batch
    Mizrose
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Nice portion of mussels but many of the ones I ate were bad and I left most on the plate. This is the third time I have been there and twice they did not have their much touted Duck Proscuitto. We will most likely not go again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 155 reviews are from the Scottish Arms reviews archive.
  • Jackson
    Jackson
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We quite enjoyed the Scottish Arms. The restaurant is housed in an older building near the Central West End, giving it a really cool, historic vibe. It's one of the more unique restaurants in St. Louis, with a differentiated, quality menu and overall experience. Our friends from the U.K. raved about the fish & chips. The quality of the food and the presentation was very good. Highly recommended for a quality, fun evening of non-chain dining. Fine establishment with great character.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    patcus
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food at the Scottish Arms was okay - not wonderful. Especially the "Smoked Salmon Profiteroles" appetizer - no hint of salmon - I even asked where it was and the waitress told me it was "incorporated into the dough for the pastry." When I looked closely, the was a speck of pink on one of them, but no flavor at all! The waitress Wendy was great though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the haggis fritters!
    MidwestGirl2
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Don't be afraid to try the haggis! It's much better than you'd ever imagine! We shared a platter of appetizers for starters, and then when my fish n chips arrived, I was worried that I'd have to force myself to eat; as I was no longer very hungry. However, the fish n chips, as well as the sautéed peas, were so good that I ended up finishing the huge serving and walking out of the restaurant stuffed to the gills! This was our second trip to the Scottish Arms and we're making it a monthly destination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with friends
    matsci
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    One of my friends recommended we meet at Scottish Arms for dinner when I was in St. Louis. It was a good choice. The food was well prepared and tasty. My only complaint was that the fish dish that I ordered came with no sides like the other entrees. Surprising, especially as it cost a significant percentage more than the other menu items.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Place to Celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The Ambiance was great, the service was great, the food was great, the server even picked out 3 different tours of scotch for us. He new his scotch! It was a great way to celebrate my friends graduation at WashU!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    rski1804
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good food. The bartender was very knowledgeable. Big whiskey selection. Staff very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Work dinner
    Sabina
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    My coworkers and I went here for a dinner, and the waiter was very attentive. However, the seating was somewhat awkward for a group of 8 in a corner. They were also out of some European beers on their menu, but the waiter was quick to suggest appropriate alternatives. The prices were reasonable, and we did not leave hungry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun meal at Scottish Arms
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a very nice meal on the patio at Scottish Arms. They have a great scotch menu and interesting dinner menu. Loved the lamb burger. My only surprise was how many people were allowed to smoke on the patio. I thought smoking in restaurants was banned in St. Louis. All though I could smell the smoke as the people next to me were not smoking, I would have been very upset to have smoke blowing in my face if I were close to one of the many smoking tables. I would definitely return as the place was a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Urban Gaelic spot
    guzzlingourmand
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Scottish Arms has an open atmosphere, but much of the seating still allows good intimacy. The Scotch list and server knowledge is awesome and the presentation of these potables is delightful. Nice touch with the traditional Celtic dishes: they actually have two ways of making the haggis enjoyable. How can you not dig waters in kilts, or the tortuous knotting of our server's tie? Some guys were in the next room, singing traditional Scottish songs for tips (unamplified, thank heaven). Really cool. Been here twice and enjoyed it every time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Patio and Good Service
    Tennismom
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I only ate at the Scottish Arms one time when I came to St. Louis from out of town. We tried it for the first time on Sunday so I can't comment yet on many of the food items. However, we really enjoyed the patio dining. We arrived earlier than our reservation time and had our dog with us since are traveling. Nevertheless, the staff went out of its way to accommodate us. In addition, the waiter was really friendly and polite. The beer and wine selection are excellent. I also enjoyed the French press coffee and my husband enjoyed his cocktail from the Bloody Mary bar. We returned on Monday for cocktails on the patio. We will definitely be returning the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Outing
    SudsandBuds
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    First of all, the staff is on their toes and knows all about anything on the menu, including the scotch and alcohol menus. They were very able and willing to recommend items based on our experiences and preferences. Friendly, but non-intrusive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch on the patio
    Letseatoutside
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We ate brunch on the patio the food was excellent & the endless homemade mimosas were plenty & delicious. They were really busy & still managed to give my group attention & a great time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scottish Arms Before Fox Theatre
    Snirt
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I took my girlfriend to the Scottish Arms for her 23rd birthday. We drove down from Springfield. I looked for a restraint near the Fox because we were going to see Joseph that night. My brother who lives in St. Louis said he had heard good things about your restaurant. I checked out the online menu and the variety seemed nice and I was interested in the extensive scotch list. I didn't have any but you seemed to have a good variety of beers on draught as well. Overall, it was a great time and the service was nice. I plan on coming back and would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fish & Chips
    JimG
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Love Scottish Arms for the wide variety of Scotch whiskies and Scottish specialty foods. By far the best item on the menu is their Fish & Chips.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Scottish Arms is excellent. You get what you pay for and do not leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday night large group!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Very helpful with our large group (14). Service was fairly attentive and fun. Since it was a Monday, we were basically the only table in the restaurant which was excellent for us. This also allowed us to get the table earlier than the reservation which made getting drinks and apps before dinner much easier. Food was fairly standard British pub fair, but with a large menu. No complaints. Would def recommend for a large group.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Away
    bfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for local meats and produce
    DrNick
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had an OUTSTANDING lamb shank and wonderful sides of veggies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    highlander
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portion Size
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate