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Scottish Arms

4.5
535 reviews
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$30 and under
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Scottish
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Scottish, European, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Brunch:

Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner:

Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Late night menu offered untill 11:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 535-0551
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carl Hazel
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Private party facilities
We have a dining room and patio available for private events. Please email us for more details.
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Private party contact
Alastair Nisbet: (314) 757-6530
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Catering
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 nisbetally@gmail.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Forest Park Parkway
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Parking details
Plenty parking is available in front of the restaurant and we also have a private car park.
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Entertainment
Please call us for Entertainment schedule. We have acoustic music and DJ's on weekends after 10:00pm
Additional
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
What 535 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

I have been to the Scottish Arms on many occasions. I've always enjoyed the experience. However this time the menus had changed and it did not have the same feel or flare it had before. I was a little disappointed. I will however go back. I believe one bad experience doesn't negate all the wonderful times I've had there.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent Scotch selection. Authentic food. Music duo was playing in the main room when we left. Convenient for a pre show meal - close to the Fox. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful Mother’s Day celebration, super food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The salmon was outstanding and the patio was delightful.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We have never been disappointed with any of our visits. From the wait staff to the food and drinks, always very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We went to Scottish Arms for brunch with our daughter (college). Great spin on brunch - very tasty food and great drinks. The bar is absolutely beautiful. It's so wonderfully quirky that I would eat here all the time if I lived in St. Louis!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Always reliably good. Love their salads. Get the pot pie if available. Very good beer selection.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great local restaurant. Authentic Scottish food. Great scotch list. Reasonable prices. Not noisy. Decor is beautiful. Friendly bar. Great service. Will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Wonderful birthday dinner. Will definitely go back! Great food and exceptional service

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We came here before an evening at the Fox Theater. We were pleasantly surprised by the authenticity of the Scottish fare and the large selection of scotch. It was a lovely evening; wish we had planned more time before we had to leave.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Always a wonderful dining experience. This was a business dinner with several diners new to this restaurant. They all had a fantastic time and unexpectedly enjoyed this new cuisine. Great place for people who don't yet know they love this food!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We choose this restaurant as we had tickets to the Fox Theatre to see Hamilton. Good location and nice atmosphere. Service was very good and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Really cool atmosphere and great food!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Friday night is date night for my husband and I. We try to avoid noisy environments which seem to be popping up all over St. Louis! The Scottish Arms, in an old building on Sarah, just off Forest Park Pkwy., has a lively bar scene, kept at bay by nice thick walls! We ordered a shepherds pie with ground lamb (it gets four stars) and bangers and mash that was good, but a little too spicy. It must be heaven for whiskey drinkers with dozens to choose from, but we stuck to a nice Irish red ale and Citrapolis on tap. It was an ideal dinner for a cold blustery night

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We have dined at Scottish Arms at least 10 times demonstrating how much we like it. The food, drinks and ambiance combine to make this restaurant a wonderful experience.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fish breading was a little soggy on bottom, chips were good as was tartar. Omelet was tasty although there was very little egg. Scotch egg was outstanding. Disappointed that couldn’t order Haggis at 1:00 Sunday brunch time.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

From the pastie to Seamus Macbenedict to fish and chips all food was tasty and well prepared! Loved the French press and the Bloody Mary bar!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

For a cuisine that is typically underrated, this was a fabulous delight. The ambiance is reminiscent of a Scottish lodge and was lively without being overwhelming. The whiskey options were fantastic and the server very knowledgeable. We sampled a large variety of the creative and delicious foods and found them to be both tasty and creative. Take a break from Mexican and Chinese and try a new cultural experience at the Scottish Arms!

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3.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I was quite disappointed with the scotch availability. Please update your scotch menu for goodness sakes. It’s a core part of your business. The scotch menus were both dirty and outdated. Several in my party had to order several scotches before there was one you had that was listed on your menu. Previous visits were enjoyable. Not so much this time.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The whiskey selection was overwhelming, and our server was very knowledgeable. I picked an Ardbeg Uibeagail from the Islay to begin with and ended with an Arran Malt Sauternes Cask Finish. Loved both.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The ambiance is perfect for a Celtic pub and brunch is a good no-froo froo mix of Scottish and standard American fare, so no one feels left out. Get there early though, it gets noisy when it’s crowded. Which is fine for raucous Saturday nights but not so much for brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My partner and I have gone to the Scottish Arms for an anniversary brunch each year for four years, and we will continue to do so. ❤️ We love the service, the ambience and especially the food. The Bloody Mary bar is also a big hit. Please support this fantastic local gem!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Lovely warm pub, with very good restaurant attached. Their food is interesting, and they have a good selection of beers and wine. But their stand out is their excellent range whiskey. On the pricey side, I suppose, but a brilliant range and knowledgeable bar staff who seem to have the right suggestion for any palate. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Enjoyed dinner with friends we have known for 20years... Everyone loved thier choices everyone shared the sampler starter. And the price in the end was reasonable.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Meh. The food was only upstaged by the food, which also sucked. I won't hurry back! I'd heard a lot of good things, but brunch didn't come through as memorable.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My fried fish was greasy, instead of having a light, crispy coating. Peas were tasty. Fries were fine. I'll try something different next time. Seating 5 people at a table meant for 4 was a little cramped. Love the ambiance of this building.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Went for brunch because it was such a lovely day and wanted to sit on patio. Patio was closed. Food was ok, but nothing outstanding. Really, I would call it a over-priced Denny's in a historic location. Will not be coming back.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We go to Scottish Arms a lot, and I ALWAYS love the drinks and typically love the food but the last 2 times I've eaten there it seems like the quality of the food has gone down. I got the limoncello gnocchi and the brussel sprouts weren't even cooked - just hot hard painful to chew sprouts. This last time, I got the fish and chips - typically always great - and the batter wasn't even seasoned so it tasted like nothing but grease...we also had quite a few plates left on the table that no one ever cleared. On a super busy night I get it, but it was pretty dead. We were 1 of 5 tables in the main dining room. Might skip the food next time and just enjoy the bar on my next visit.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

My shepards pie was awesome and my daughter loved the gnocchi.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Bloody Mary bar and unlimited Mimosas is a great option.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

First time there & I will be going back

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food good as always...waiter very nice...

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The fish and chips was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. We had a booth and we could talk and our server was friendly and efficient- his name was Curtis. Had a lemon whiskey drink and liked it. Would come back again.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. We will be returning!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Only inconvenience was Their website, OpenTable and the resturant had different menus, with the resturant version being the smallest offering

Food was good

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Ambience was great and the drinks and appetizer was as well!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our dinner was great as always. We have been here many times. Always great.

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