For this Scottish girl, there are few things more comforting than walking into this little slice of the Highlands. Even if you don't have any Scottish blood, this is a great place to escape on a blustery day. Or, if you are a fan of the warmer weather, you can sit on the patio.
You'll find waiters in kilts, a good wide selection of beverages and some traditional celtic fare.
My friends and I like to meet up here anytime we feel the need to have a mini virtual vacation to the great UK. On our most recent visit, we started with Baby Bridles, which are little slices of heavenly herbed ground sirloin all wrapped up in puff pastry. We also had Celtic Crisps, consisting of fresh potato chips and hot cheese sauce.
I moved on to traditional Fish 'N' Chips. Their take on this classic dish is fried haddock in five ale batter, chips (fries, for the non-celts), and a side of lemon caper sauce. The fish was fresh and delicious. I honestly couldn't get enough of the lemon caper sauce and the enjoyable layers it added to the meal.
One of my friends had the Shepherds Pie, one of the ultimate comfort foods. It's a skillet of stuffed with ground lamb, onions, carrots, turnips, and parsnips smothered and baked with mashed potatoes.
We finished off with a Almond and Espresso Bread Pudding that was a nice encore to the meal.
You might be noticing that none of this is particularly diet friendly, but you can't be the next Braveheart and worry about your arteries at the same time.
If you're looking for a relaxing experience that could lead to an evening of conversation possibly inspiring you to overthrow a monarchy, The Scottish Arms is the place for you.
8 South Sarah Street
Saint Louis, MO 63108