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Scottish food in Manhattan?

bobby06877 Jul 27, 2012 09:07 AM

We have an exchange student staying with us from Scotland and was wondering if there are any restaurants serving Scottish food? Not a personal favorite cuisine of mine but he misses it. Most of the places I can think of are primarily Irish, like Molly's. Any suggestions appreciated, I have been unable to find anything. Thanks.

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    leuce7 Jul 27, 2012 09:12 AM

    There's St. Andrews around the Theather District. I don't know how authentically good it is, but I've had their haggis and the waiters/waitresses were all Scottish. :)

    140 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036‎
    (212) 840-8413

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    1. re: leuce7
      bobby06877 Jul 27, 2012 07:15 PM

      Thank you, it has the haggis he has asked about.

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      EBT Jul 27, 2012 09:18 AM

      Highlands in the WV bills itself as a "contemporary Scottish gastropub." I've only been for drinks and liked it, no idea how the food is.

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        bobby06877 Jul 27, 2012 07:16 PM

        Interesting menu, some great drinks. I may have to check it out myself.

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        jewelin Jul 27, 2012 10:21 AM

        There's A Salt and Battery fish+chip shop on Greenwich Ave which, if memory serves, will deep fry anything, including mars bars (he'll know what they are). Might make him feel at home. But Scotland is mostly known for haggis and for very boring reasons it's not permitted in its unadulterated and original form in the US.

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        1. re: jewelin
          bobby06877 Jul 27, 2012 07:14 PM

          That is what I heard, certain food products from Scotland can not be served here.

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          knucklesandwich Jul 27, 2012 10:38 AM

          Take him to McDonald's.


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            foodwhisperer Jul 27, 2012 07:58 PM

            lol i was thinking the same thing

          2. Wilfrid Jul 27, 2012 10:41 AM

            A good Irish pub might fit the bill. Scottish cuisine isn't especially distinct from Irish (or English) cuisine, except for a few dishes like haggis and finnan haddies, which are hardly served in Scotland on a daily basis.

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            1. re: Wilfrid
              JungMann Jul 28, 2012 10:09 AM

              The Scottish bartender at Swig would disagree. He swears up and down that the pies at Caledonia Pub are far better than the English pies I get at Myers of Keswick (though I've neglected to tell him that Caledonia's pies are actually Australian).

            2. rteplow Jul 28, 2012 06:02 AM

              Myers of Keswick (Hudson St. bet. Horatio and Jane in the west village): it's a food store not a restaurant, but he might be able to find some of the items he misses like candy or biscuits. They make their own sausages and savory pies -- and scotch eggs.

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