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Jul 27, 2012 09:07 AM

Scottish food in Manhattan?

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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  1. 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

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

    2. 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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      1. re: EBT

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

      2. 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

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

          1. 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

              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).