STL- need a quick bite near the Fox
We ended up at the Scottish Arms and we'll go back. It was very good. The service was great. If you go early (before 6:15 or so), you'll have your choice of seats...But by 6:30 there was a wait for a table.
We tried the Scotch Eggs. My husband enjoyed them, they were good for what they are, I'm just not thrilled with the ingredients. I had fish and chips (featured in Sauce this month), the tartar sauce was great, the fish wasn't greasy at all and it was a very generous piece. My husband had the bangers and mash. He liked them and thought that the sausages were great but the potatoes needed more seasoning.
We also got the fried Mars bar for dessert. This was a delightful treat! It was almost like funnel cake batter and the chocolate and caramel was nicely melted inside the crisp batter. They serve it with some Serendipity Tahitian vanilla ice cream. The pressed pot of coffee was a steal @ $2.50! Nice and hot and bold.
Our bill was very reasonable considering we had a beer, a shared appetizer, entrees, shared a dessert and I had coffee too (about $50 pre tip.)
I'm heading back to the Fox in January to see Wicked with some girlfriends so I can do another dinner before that show (though we won't need to be quite so pressed for time!) So I'm still open to other suggestions. I'll check out the restaurants on Washington. It's hard for me to get my husband "downtown" for dinner so this'll be a great opportunity for me.