Scottish Arms

4.8
796 Reviews
$30 and under
Scottish
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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TraciB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Wonderful service, and our server provided thoughtful recommendations. Would like to see a more varied beer list. Those in our party loved the pork tenderloin, lamb, and the fish. My pasta Bolognese (“Great Grandma’s”) was too spicy. Not accustomed to a Bolognese leaving the back of my throat on fire! Overall, we enjoyed our experience but I would order something other than the pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I went for dinner tonight (1/16) and it was amazing! She had the French Onion Soup and Gyro, I had the Scotch Poached Egg and Lamb Shank! It was delicious! Would recommend!

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LibbyI
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Nothing beats their Shepperd's Pie on a cold evening.

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vipters
St. Louis
45 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a good Sunday brunch, we made reservations at Scottish Arms. Wow! Everything was delicious. The Butty sandwich, the Bubble and Squeak...YUM! Unfortunately, they were out of the pork steak. Most go back, SOON.

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TrishM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the Scottish Arms is simply outstanding. The Shepard’s pie is the ultimate comfort food. Loved the duck confit flatbread! And of course, they have an excellent bar selection. This is one that we just keep coming back to because they never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is the best!

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

You took a reservation for Sunday brunch- unfortunately, THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED! It would have been nice if you had a clue about such minor details.
To be fair, I should have been more familiar with the health department’s rules for re-opening.

AK
Apollo1K9
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Scottish Arms is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in St. Louis. From the friendly, knowledgeable staff, to the delicious food, and the phenomenal whisk(e)y selection, it is a must-visit!

DK
DerKaiser
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuine Shepherds pie, not the American version, totally pukka bangers and mash, top notch lamb pasties and excellent service. Do yourself a favor and eat here.

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NormaR
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing! One little thing- the church pew booth seat hurt my butt! Next time we will ask to sit in a regular chair.
Will definitely go back for the brunch again! Our server was excellent and the hostess was so warm and friendly- kudos to them!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Hands down the best restaurant in St. louis! Food is excellent, drinks are perfection, ambiance is casual but special. The service is top notch. We've had several servers and they are always excellent. Frank, the Scotch Sommolier is excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable, and so fun to talk to. I can't say enough good things!

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vipBerkleyF
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific dinner during the holidays !! Winter cocktails, beautiful decor and great food! The sommelier suggested wonderful liquor for us to try! 10/10

JM
vipJudithM
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time since March, and enjoyed it as much as ever. Ate reasonably lightly since it was late--shared the appetizer platter and the beet salad plus pints of beer, of course. Lots of other stuff on the menu to tempt us, including several specials but . . . .

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LauraR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Nice ambiance with the feel of a Scottish pub.

MW
MollyW
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great date night. Awesome, friendly bartender/waitress. Got a couple of appetizers while trying a few scotches, will definitely go back!

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CHRIS
St. Louis
46 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. It was really empty which was sad to see. But scotch eggs and lamb just really fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Home fries were excellent, but my Seamus Mcbenedict was cold upon delivery — which is not great for a hollandaise sauce. My boyfriend’s biscuits abd gravy were also room temperature.

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Nat2
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always! Brought a group of 7 for lunch and not only was service timely and thoughtful but the food was outstanding.

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HeatherT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think back on this meal with such joy, days later. Our server was attentive, knowledgable and enthusiastic but not intrusive. The wine we shared was incredible, and the curry mussels app was likely the best mussels I've ever had. We sopped up every drop of broth with crusty toasts. Our salmon special really was special! It was the perfect portion size, cooked and presented beautifully. This restaurant puts out a perfect product in a charming, comfortable and unpretentious way - a memorable meal in a city full of great options. We'll be back!

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TheAgedPs
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good as always and our server was a peach! Very accommodating and attentive.

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EmilyS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish and chips were amazing. The waitstaff were attentive and skillful. Will definitely return.

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LewisS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal and service was personable and great.

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Outtolunch
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food tasted very good, but the Lamb Porterhouse was way overpriced for the very tiny amount of meat on the plate.

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ShellyC
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough, we had reservations for about 30 and over 40 showed. It was a great brunch event and we will be back. Thank you!!

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good traditional Scottish food food well done. My son had the Hangover Platter that showed a nice collection of traditional dishes. We enjoyed the endless Mimosas and the knowledge our server brought to our table. The $5 per person coffee press was a bit much but all the food was well presented and tasted great. Go and enjoy.

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, I love the decor and ambiance. Perfect little place for brunch or date night!

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JimI
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had dined there last Fall twice, both times excellent. This time they must have had a different chef as the Shepards Pie & the Lock a Leki were mediocre. However the Bruscheta was superb. And waitress recommendation for non alcoholic beer was great.

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AJChou
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! Delicious food, great service. Love to visit again.

MC
vipMikeCynRStL
St. Louis
50 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We Have been to Scottish arms many times in the past. This time they had all of the scotch selections that I ordered for my flight. I noticed that the Scotch menu you had been narrowed down some which I think is good, I have been disappointed in the past picking selections that were described as “sorry we are out of that one” better to have a little bit less Variety but good availability! We had a beer salad which was out of this world, And the star of our meal. I had the duck breast on tree while my wife had The Lanb Porter house which was excellent as well. My wife had an apple tart for dessert, while I had a lovely chocolate berry chocolate mousse parfait, which was lovely. Only reason we did not give five stars for service, our server had picked up our forks with our salads, and dropped our entrées without having replaced them, and it was at least five minutes in our food was already cooling by the time we found someone to get us another one. She had a big table and was otherwise great, just a solitary glitch!

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SarahB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress helped my husband choose a scotch that was best for him, and our food was amazing!

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Scott
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few years since visiting and we regret not returning sooner! Great food and service, even better than we remembered. Food is very rich, but absolutely delicious. Gnocchi limoncello appetizer was amazing. Halibut special was good and the chicken pot pie (don’t remember exact name) was phenomenal

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NituUshi
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing pub, well worth the trip. Lovely staff and amazing food combine with the ambiance to make me feel like I am coming home each time I visit.

JL
JohnL
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice selection of wines by the glass. The lamb shank was perhaps the best I've ever had. Once again, excellent fare at a very reasonable price . Also, as usual, the service was courteous , efficient and casual.

EJ
ErinJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots to eat and relax in the city.

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TriciaB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and the service was excellent.

RH
ReneeH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very quaint, loved the cozy dining area. Loved the sampler planks, our meal time was relaxing, server was kind, curtious and friendly and the Whiskey list was extensive. It was just a smidge dark, made the menu a bit difficult to read; could have been my aging eyes. Over all this was a nice place.

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AbiL
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Service was exceptional. The mushroom bruschetta and apple tart dessert just so amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous.
Food was great!

DB
DonnaB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great cultural dining experience. Our waiter was knowledgeable & personable. Loved the Scottish Eggs!

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vipChuck
St. Louis
38 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner before attending the theater.

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 796 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.