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About 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.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Scottish, European, International
Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Late night menu offered untill 11:00pm
Forest Park Parkway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call us for Entertainment schedule. We have acoustic music and DJ's on weekends after 10:00pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Plenty parking is available in front of the restaurant and we also have a private car park.
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Scottish Arms Ratings and Reviews
We were celebrating Valentine's Day. We were seated promptly. I was a little disappointed that I had to ask for a Scotch menu and then had several trips back and forth from our server to then tell me that they were out of 2/3 of my original selections for my Scotch flight, a favorite reason to come to the Arms. Then my server didn't know to serve the whisky with a small container of water to gently open the whisky. They had a 4 course Prix fixe menu which we took advantage of and found out it was all full portions which ended up being a LOT of food. Standouts were beet and goat cheese salad, a harvest salad was also delicious. A fois gras course was perfectly done on toast w an apple compote. A cauliflower prep had good flavor but was cold on arrival. Prime Rib was flavorful but overdone for our taste. We weren't offered a choice of temperature when we ordered and so assumed it would be medium rare and it was closer to medium well. A Yorkshire pudding side was made w butter rather than pan juices/fat and was fairly flavorless. Desserts were both excellent, chocolate lava cake and blackberry pie w an interesting ice cream. Overall a nice evening, with a few minor disappointing things. My Scotch flight chief among them as it's reasonable to expect a bar specializing in the water of life to have better availability of its Scotch menu. The overdone prime rib also was not up to usual quality standards we remember from past meals at Scottish Arms. Nothing that will keep us from coming back, just hope things aren't slipping.
We were in town visiting relatives. The restaurant was close and the menu looked very interesting. Upon arrival we were seated right away and service started off really great, but as the night got busier it was harder to get our server's attention. Lots of great small plates, so we got several so that we can try lots of the different Scottish foods. Great beer and whiskey selections. The bar appeared to be very lively but the tables are in another room which helped with the noise level. Seating appeared to be limited so a reservation is probably a must. We would certainly go back.
Had a friend in from Berlin. Food and service excellent. Unfortunately, we were positioned near the elevated area by the window. When I stood to leave, my chair tipped over the elevated area and I went with it. Fortunately, I was just bruised. On the way out I asked one of the staff if that has happened before and the response was, "All the time?" Huh? Maybe move the table away from the "stage". I'm not big and didn't require much room to get out-still I fell because we were so close to that spot.
I'm a recent transplant to STL and it was a distinct pleasure to discover The Scottish Arms. I've had dinner there several times and it is always outstanding, this was my first brunch experience and all I can say is that I highly recommend it. Excellent quality food, wonderful coffee, friendly and knowledgeable staff and a diverse menu. I left full and very happy. Will definitely be back for another date with my wife!
Scottish Arms has always been the place for us to go for a casual, seasonal and special occasion; but, on the recent one of those special occasions, the service was not what we expected to receive. Drink orders were not delivered as ordered and the meals were late in delivery. The meals were great but not an overall good experience. For the meal quality, we will try again but for the price would expect much better service in the future.
The food is variable at Scottish Arms - sometimes good, sometimes not. Our last visit was in the latter category. My husband ordered a medium prime rib burger which arrived very well done. I had a lamb shank that somehow was almost tasteless. We asked for salad dressing on the side and instead they put a very small amount on the salad. When we asked for more dressing we were charged extra for it! Won't do that again.
what an amazing and unique restaurant. the waiters were good-natured and well-versed in the offerings. the presentation of both food and drink was beautiful and artistic, and the quality and taste of the food was extraordinary. i had the fish and chips for my entree, and it was out of this world. i did not eat the scottish eggs, but those at the table of scottish descrnt did, and they said it was spa
Eight of us arrived at 11 AM. Most of us ordered brunch and the food was delicious. Service was very good. There was a bit of a problem with 2 orders that were supposed to have bacon on them and didn't, and our server quickly brought out large orders of bacon for each of them.
We will definitely go back.
Scottish Arms is in a great location - -just a few minutes by car from downtown, but worlds away. You have your choice of bar seating, dining room (with white table cloths) or outside patio seating. One of the last nice days of fall, we chose the patio seating. The service ws attentive, the food good and the shade just enough to protect form the strong sun that day. My only issue was the Muzak was a bit too loud for a business conversation. Since there were other causal diners there, I didn't mention it to our server. Perhaps I should have.
If you're a scotch drinker, this is the place for you as they had many to choose from.
We had 2 appetizers - the calamari, which was fine but not anything special, and the shrimp dish with zucchini noodles, which was great and perfectly spiced.
We also had 2 entrees - the prime rib burger, again fine but not exceptional, and the lamb burger, which was great.
Overall, I'd say it was a fine restaurant and I'd go back.
A cocktail with flavors we had never experienced, a meal that was fresh and interesting but the dessert. The DESSERT was SUBLIME. One of the best I have ever had and I've traveled extensively. The service was subpar but we hardly cared. We will be back. We were expecting local pub food; we got a dining experience.
We LOOOOOOVE The Scottish Arms. We have never been disappointed in the food... it's some of the best in the city. All conversation stops when someone takes their first bite and just groans, "oh my gosh... this is SO GOOD." It is our go-to spot for date nights or a nice dinner out. A little on the pricey side if you get drinks and/or dessert too, but pretty on par with other restaurants. Worth every penny to us!
The food was great. We had the Scottish eggs and the pork flatbread and they were cooked to perfection. The Scotch was even better, I recommend the Balvenie 15 year Sherry cask. However, our waitress was slow, even though it wasn't very busy. We asked for a second drink menu, but never got it and it took her about 15 minutes to bring us our bill. Overall, I would still recommend this place to anyone, our waitress was probably just having an off night.
Unfortunately the menu has changed in the few years since I lived in St Louis with many items increasing in price and the Halibut being $32 which for a gastropub is overpriced. Haggis wrapped in bacon no longer tastes like authentic Haggis. Bridies pastry was a little undercooked. Fish and Chips and Shepherds Pie were fantastic though. Pub now features less imports and more domestic/local craft beers than it used to have. Outstanding Scotch selection. Bathrooms a little run down and felt dirty.
I was there for Sunday brunch. I love the food and the atmosphere. It's the only place I know where I can fairly authentic Scottish fare. Been there for brunch at least 3 times before and my complaint is always the same. Very, very slow service! Once I was seated and ordered the serve yourself Bloody Mary bar, it took 20 minutes to get the drink. Mind you, they only needed to get a glass with ice and a shot of gin! Nothing fancy. My server told me that the bar was slammed. It took 10 minutes for me to get a Guinness. They either need to get more bartenders, more servers, or reduce the number of tables. Seriously, it's not that they were surprised by the crowd, they serve Brunch every Sunday!
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