Scottish Arms

4.8
845 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 845 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the patio, and we had a great staff member.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing and my husband and I look forward to making this part of the regular rotation!

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LauraS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pet-friendly patio atmosphere and great, friendly waiter

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HappyCustomer
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had cocktails and dinner before seeing Shakespeare in the park. We sat in the patio which was lovely. The cocktails were inventive and tasty. The food was awesome. Our server was very personable and provided great recommendations. We'll be back!

DM
DeborahM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My only complaint was that my boxed were leftovers, which I mistakenly left behind, were tossed out before I could get back to retrieve them. We called 5 minutes after leaving and they were already gone.

EH
ErickaH
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scottish Arms is always fabulous. Their bar program and manager are second to none. Food and service are always excellent.

BC
BurtonC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant food with certain Scottish influence. Highly Recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alissa was phenomenal and the food came out at a very reasonable time. I highly recommend the Citrus Crab Cakes! Can’t wait to get back there!

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RyanT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first trip, will definitely go back. Great food, service, and scotch!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well done

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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vipFoodguru
Kansas City
376 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This place is a bit tired. The service was friendly but slow. Drinks were excellent though.

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LisaAnn
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere. Very nice menu, I had a hard time picking from the choices!

PA
PatrickA
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Great drinks, good food and a beautiful ambiance. The outdoor patio is spacious. And the staff are so nice. I love The Scottish Arms.

KB
KevinB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for dinner for two. An outstanding place to enjoy a variety of Whiskey.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I LOVE pre-covid brunch at this place. Favorite place for brunch on the city actually. So I checked to see they reopened brunch and when I learned they had, I had to go for my birthday.
I have been craving a Highland Hangover for months. I checked their online menu to make sure it was available and booked a table.

Upon arrival I was handed a menu.... no Highland Hangover. Now I know that since the pandemic we in the restaurant industry have been forced to cut some things out of the menu. Either due to availability or due to staffing restrictions. I was still devastated. Please change your online menu to reflect what you are serving or post it on your social media. I'm sorry we took up a table for a server, they could have had a money making table if I had all the information.

I still love them and I will still be back. The Scottish Arms is amazing. I highly recommend. But, if you have your heart set on something, call first to make sure it's on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The changes to the menu were not impressive. ‘Captain Crunch’ on the French toast might taste OK, but at the price, it’s not worth the chance. Many of the traditional pub dishes are gone and changes to others are not improvements. The green peppers in the baked beans with the traditional Scottish breakfast seemed too strong and the beans weren’t eaten. To add insult to injury, the food was lukewarm. The Scotch Eggs were good, as always, the staff is always good, and the pub atmosphere is as authentic as it comes this side of the pond. Our issue is primarily the food. A pub should have pub food. Other stuff is OK, but where have all the good pub dishes gone?

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HeatherC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan was a fantastic server! What a great first visit, can’t wait to come back!

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TerenceM
El Paso
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super service...we continue to come back again and again!

CG
ClaireG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the choice of food here. There British offerings are on point.

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VictoriaL
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dishes for a hearty meal, and lots of small plates that are very well made and flavorful. Really unique and well-made cocktails - appropriate twists on the classics

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KeliR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, response to ADA accommodation request. Proactive notification about weather complications affecting reservation.

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vipAngieB
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Easter brunch!

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knock
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio seating has great ambience. Excellent service great food. Proper adherence to covid protocols. Highly recommended.

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AC2019
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Would not recommend this restaurant. Chicken tikka and lamb gyro were both lacking flavor and not tasty at all. The rice was overcooked. They do not know what a gyro is supposed to taste like. It was just a chunk of lamb inside a pita. Service was just ok. After food was brought to us, it took too long to get our check. It was too bad because the drinks and outdoor atmosphere were nice. Truffle fries were great as well, but we will never return.

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vipHenriettaB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bailey was our server and she remembered us, she was wonderful. Food was fish and chips, one of our all time favorites! Drink was delicious, but too small :)

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jenniferp
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu reminiscent of our many trips home to Scotland. Great service too!

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RickH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. You'll be glad you went.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scottish arms is consistently great! Wonderful service, delicious cocktails and food, and always a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was awful. The woman lacked a personality-treated us as we were keeping her from her idling.

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thomas
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb as usual - Fisn n' Chips does not get much better.
In the COVID era going to Square2 for reading a menu is a disadvantage to Android Users as it does not work there. Just have to go to the web site in the future to check the complete menu.

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Foodie
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Nice patio and service! Food was great definitely recommended.

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BradT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lamb was absolutely phenomenal. Easily one of the best meals of my life. Also one of the better Old Fashioned's I've ever had as well. 5 stars!

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twilson92
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coming from upstate NY we love our weekly fish fry, which is haddock. Since cod is the ting here, we have found that only the Scottish Arms has fresh haddock "fish and chips". Not only that but it is available everyday ALL YEAR!!! Not just during Lent. Highly recommended especially with a good Scotch. Cheers!

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AbigailG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch food was delicious, our waiter was fabulous, & all reasonably priced. First time at Scottish Arms was great! Would highly recommend.

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TomWaitsForNoMan
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was friendly and personable, knowledgable of the menu and the area, and receptive and helpful when dealing with food sensitivities. The patio atmosphere was relaxed and warm, with ample space for social distancing.

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vipbbfine
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was superb. This was my fist visit but certainly not my last. I look forward to many more meals at Scottish Arms in the near future.

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PeatedPenguin
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Walked in on a early dinner reservation. Place was empty. It was my first time and didn’t know if this was a bad sign. We then had a waiter that was new to scotch and he admitted it, as we asked a lot of questions about scotches. He was a good guy in the end. He traded us off with another waiter that was very knowledgeable. After that the night got better and better. We had some excellent food and wonderful whisky. I enjoy scotch and with the name Scottish arms you would think it would be a great place for that, yes it was! I was enjoying my birthday dinner and would recommend this place for any special occasion or a adventurous weekend dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I love the scottish arms. Frank's is always gives amazing service. Son of erin lol.

FAQs

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

Scottish Arms is rated 4.8 stars by 845 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.