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.
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.
Wonderful Mother’s Day celebration, super food and atmosphere
The salmon was outstanding and the patio was delightful.
We have never been disappointed with any of our visits. From the wait staff to the food and drinks, always very pleasant.
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!
Always reliably good. Love their salads. Get the pot pie if available. Very good beer selection.
Great local restaurant. Authentic Scottish food. Great scotch list. Reasonable prices. Not noisy. Decor is beautiful. Friendly bar. Great service. Will definitely visit again.
Wonderful birthday dinner. Will definitely go back! Great food and exceptional service
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.
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!
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.
Really cool atmosphere and great food!
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
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My shepards pie was awesome and my daughter loved the gnocchi.
Went for Sunday brunch. Bloody Mary bar and unlimited Mimosas is a great option.
First time there & I will be going back
Food good as always...waiter very nice...
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.
Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. We will be returning!
Only inconvenience was Their website, OpenTable and the resturant had different menus, with the resturant version being the smallest offering
Food was good
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.
Ambience was great and the drinks and appetizer was as well!
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.
Our dinner was great as always. We have been here many times. Always great.