Scottish Arms

4.6
892 Reviews
$30 and under
Scottish
Located in St Louis' Central West End, The Scottish Arms is a rustic traditional Victorian style pub and a comfortable setting for lounging on the patio, a pre-show dinner, or a late night drink. Grab a pint and Fish'n Chips or enjoy a single malt scotch, wine and a four course dinner. The experience is what you make it.


Our menu reflects both Scottish & European cuisine along with some seasonal eclectic choices for our regular West End guests. Our hearts will always be in Scotland so we will have our famous Scotch Eggs, Haddock Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, Lamb Shepherds Pie to name a few, all year round.


Enjoy seasonal dinner menu in our pub, dining room, or back patio. And don't forget brunch on Sundays 10am - 2pm with a constantly changing selection of items.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 892 people are saying
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Amber
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting The Scottish Arms is always a great experience. The food and cocktails are always spot-on and the rotating menu items ensures you will have an opportunity to experience new dishes.

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LPP1
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good beer selection. Sprits also if that's your bent. Food portions decent, while prepared very well. Service very attentive.

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EddieB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food and outstanding service. Could have not been any better.

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DarynE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wait staff along with great cocktails.

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BarryB
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from a foodie bartender who knows her whiskys. Food great as always. Especially loved the peat smoked chicken.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Always look forward to eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited for the first time for my birthday with some friends and had a phenomenal time. Our server Ryan was hilarious, quick witted, and incredibly accommodating. The food was fantastic and offered many thoughtful and tasty options. We can’t wait to come back!

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vipKeren
St. Louis
100 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Loved the lamb shanks. Cannot go wrong with fish and chips. Like the lamb burger.
Great selection of Scotch; they have a full bar,

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Moselle
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There's no better place to celebrate a November birthday than the Scottish Arms! I had the lamb shank with creamy barley and peas, root vegetables, and lamb demi-glace. The lamb was tender and richly flavored, the barley side delightfully chewy, and the dish was beautifully plated on dark stoneware--a nice change from the stark white over-sized tableware that has become commonplace in restaurants. My husband chose one of his favorites, the fish and chips, which were perfectly done, with a light, crisp, and non-greasy finish. Dessert was banoffee bread pudding; banana is not my favorite, but the pudding was just the way I like it, with crisp edges to the bread and a texture just dense enough to give a bit of resistance to the tooth without being heavy or stodgy. The creamy caramel sauce was scrumptious! Although the menu has been scaled back during this difficult time and many of my favorites were not available, the restaurant is meeting the challenge admirably. There may be fewer choices, but the food was outstanding as always. I had checked on the reservation form that this was a birthday celebration, and I received many cheerful greetings from the staff wishing me a happy birthday. Our waiter has only been working there a few weeks, but he was genial and knowledgeable, attentive without being obtrusive. A perfect evening!

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Senior
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

As seniors it was too dark the menu was difficult to see. Food selection was limited and we are more used to traditional menus. Bread would have been nice as part of the dinner. Our cocktails and desert were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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IanG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Scottish Arms is the best Restaurant in STL. They have the best team from the front to the back for an overall AMAZING experience. Manager Mike and Owner Ally know what putting the client experience at the highest level is about. They can’t be beat and they ALWAYS make their patrons feel like family. Amazing is just not a good enough word to explain how remarkable the Arms is.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going, was really impressed with the service and the food.

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MichelleA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

They always have something for everyone on the menu and the price is right for the service, location and the food.

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KatieS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was probably the first good experience we have had in going out since things have opened back up more. Great food, drinks, service, and overall time. Often it has been hard to have the experience be great overall, so was such a relaxing relief. Keep it up!

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Soccerfan
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive, the food and drink were presented timely, and we enjoyed both. Definitely like that menu items are more unique and reflective of the restaurant theme.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great little place that brought back nostalgia from living in the UK a few years.

Started with a Scotch egg - it was phenomenal. I had the Duck Wellington, and my wife ordered the Bangers and Mash. The duck was perfectly cooked and paired with a berry sauce that complemented it well. My wife enjoyed her meal and we noted that the sausage is truly the kind from the UK that we have tried and failed to find in any stores here.

Their mixed drinks were also very good, but I did find myself longing for some imported British beer. That said, they did have a lot of British-style American ales and a Bulmer’s cider, which might be the best you can get during the pandemic.

5/5, great food and drinks, good ambiance, and friendly staff.

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vipStephanieY
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food but menu was disappointing. Would have loved some more British options. Service was cold. Decor was sparse.

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vipDONNAP
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My first visit and the place was great. Very friendly hostess greeted me at front door and took me to my seat. Was promptly served water and told how to find menu using QR code. The wine list is short and delicious. Food was outstanding. If you are meeting someone who attends St. Louis University, it is a perfect place to have happy hour of dinner. I will be back!

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AdrienneF
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice selection of interesting things to eat - some surprises, some old favorites. We always appreciate Frank's thoughtful attention and suggestions.

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Floridian1
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great experience. Weather allowed al fresco dining. the only issue was brunch doesn’t include toast or biscuit

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MERoth
St. Louis
73 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The eggs Benedict were not good, pretty much a staple at most Sunday brunches. Both eggs were almost hard cooked stage, and the greens plopped on the plate alongside made for a very unattractive presentation.

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MSMusic
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed brunch at The Scottish Arms very much! Traditional Scottish Brunch was outstanding. Loved the bangers and the black pudding. Also can’t go wrong with a nice draft beer. I was disappointed the Scottish Ale was out but the Civil Life Brown Ale was perfect. Brunch; lunch, dinner or just drinks, this pub is one of the best in the STL!

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LilyW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Perfect.

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MES23
St. Louis
54 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We frequently go to Scottish Arms and find the food reliably good, especially the fish& chips, which is outstanding. The service staff are always very nice and attentive and, since we had a rather early reservation, the restaurant was not at all busy and was pleasantly quiet but not dead.

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience all around. Our server, Daniel, was friendly and took care of us well. The food and drinks were solid, would definitely come back. We came for brunch and it was fairly full but not too noisy. Highlights: the scotch egg was one of the best I’ve had and the fish in the fish and chips was nicely fried.

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vipWorthy
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We two had not been to Scottish Arms before. We were looking to get out of our West County rut. So, with a little research, we made reservations. This is in an old building in St Louis city, old but charming. they have outdoor dining as well as inside. We each had Pork Wellington, like the beef variety, and split a Kale Caesar Salad. The food was very good, the service was prompt, we were escorted to our table promptly at our reservation time. The wine list was mediocre, but cocktails were plentiful. Prices were affordable and moderate.

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vipRockyKathy
St. Louis
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have seen Scottish Arms on OpenTable for over a year. I am so sad it has taken me so long to finally eat there. I was impressed with the drinks and the food was amazing. Luckily I was able to taste three amazing dishes while I was there. I had the lamb burger and it was a top 5 I have ever had. The Shepard's Pie and the Bangers and Mash were also incredibly tasty. I would highly recommend Scottish Arms to anyone that wants amazing food and drinks.

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Simone
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have always loved their Scotch egg and it is still great. Tries the watermelon salad and the lamb flatbread. A delicious meal! So glad they are open again.

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Cher
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Enjoyed the food. If the four of us had not had alcoholic drinks, it would have been a bargain!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Best part of the meal was the monkey bread, mimosa and coffee. I would have gotten 20 orders of this bread if I knew how yummy it was!

Sunday brunch was very much a hustle & bustle, but it’s an Irish spot so I’d you been to a few, that’s nothing new. I didn’t enjoy the rest of the breakfast, but that has everything to do with my picky palette not the food itself.

We will definitely be back to try the dinner selections as we are curious what more this joyous spot has to offer. Plus, one can’t make that delicious of a monkey bread and not have other gems on the menu.

But, the monkey bread is definitely the star of the brunch menu! And their coffee is everything!

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KevinT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chef is from New Orleans and has made some of the dishes with spices/seasonings from that cuisine. Because of this, we did not like how the sausage and beans tasted. Please go back to the old recipes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grear ambiance, great food.

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vipstldining
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

While the atmosphere was cool and the service was very good, the restaurant can be quite loud as the sounds carries a lot in the space. The drinks were good, but the food was just okay.

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BenC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails and food were amazing. We had the scotch egg as an appetizer which was delicious. Our entree's were the salmon and the chimichurri steak. Both were cooked to perfection. Staff were knowledgeable, extremely nice & accommodating. Setting up a reservation was easy. I highly recommend.

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. We arrived early for our reservations and were seated right away. The atmosphere was perfect for Sunday brunch. The Scottish breakfast was awesome.

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Stanley
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a great bar menu and terrific food.

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vipTricia
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the back patio. Food and service was fantastic.

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vipcaraddict
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

limited brunch choices, poor service

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StuartC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

FAQs

Scottish Arms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 535-0551.

Scottish Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.