Scottish Arms

4.6
874 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 874 people are saying
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DONNAP
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great atmosphere. Perfect.

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MES23
St. Louis
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
38 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.

OT
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!

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JohnB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service..drinks were good too..........

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vipALocalDiner
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink! Authentic pub food, yes, and much, much more! Our group had the charcuterie board, Mediterranean dinner salad, cauliflower grits and shrimp, salmon and risotto and bangers and mash—all were excellent! Great selection of beers on tap as well as craft cocktails and excellent service. This is a hidden gem, we will be back for sure!

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CherylL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a great restaurant! Never disappoints! Will continue to dine at the Scottish Arms. A real St Louis gem.

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KD54
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and unique - definitely something for everyone! We will be back.

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Jimandcindy
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was quaint and the service by the assistant manager was excellent.

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marie
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly covid safe place to eat great food with good friends!

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FredL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Salmon was raw in the middle. Breading on fish and chips soggy. Wait service slow.

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NebFoodie
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If The Scottish Arms isn’t on your “must try” list, you’re missing out. My fiancé and I enjoyed the atmosphere, our servers assistance, and, of course, the food and drinks. For an appetizer we decided to try out the duck confit flatbread. Hands down delicious. The “flatbread” was dense enough to sustain the richness of the duck while still highlighting the spicy honey and sesame bbq sauce.

My fiancé chose the smoked harissa chicken and loved it! He enjoys most spicy dishes and this definitely brought the heat for him. I decided to have the salmon with the crab cake crumble. The flavors, even with the saffron risotto, stood out on their own, yet everything worked well cohesively on taste and texture. It will be extremely difficult for me to have any other dish when we return!

We did notice a lot of tables enjoying the fish and chips so it will be a must try on another occasion.

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BrandonB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I honestly don’t remember their food being as good as it was, but it’s been years since I’ve been. I was blown away at the quality and taste from the brunch menu. It won’t take me as long to return for another visit. Just like other establishments, your wait for food might be increased, but they are doing their best with their staff.

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vipDianneC
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Brunch. Slow service. Chicken steak was over seasoned. Could not eat. Bacon burnt. Irish breakfast ok,, no black pudding as described on menu. Ordered 2 eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, sausage...it all came out on separate plates. Table of four got crowded with dishes. Over prices. No music on. Will not be going again. Really disappointed. Scotch egg was good.

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vipFergieFerg
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks, and atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back!

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VickiB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for accomodating our dog on the patio! Loved the shrimp and cauliflower grits, as well as the spicy tofu dish! Good steer on the scotch by our waiter. We'll be back!

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Emily
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled salmon with the risotto was ridiculously good. I will definitely come back for that dish very soon.

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JonR
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive waitress and excellent food made this date night a success!

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BeckyS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was average. Place could be cleaner. Service was good.

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DavidJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Just ok food. Very informative and friendly server who was quite busy, but other staff helped. Scotch Egg shared for appetizer was good. Salmon entree also very good, lamb entree not so much. Overcooked and just not tasteful. Portion sizes ok. Drinks weren’t that great , bottle of wine was much better and reasonably priced. Dessert also ok. Doubt we would return except to maybe try it for brunch.

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Foodie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice Sunday brunch; service was slow, but good food.

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SheriK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Scottish Arms! The food, drinks and staff are always amazing. We have yet to find something we don't like

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 874 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.