Scotty's on 21
Relax with one of our signature cocktails or craft beers in a comfortable club chair in our bar lounge.
Take a seat at our large granite-topped bar, visit with good friends, people watch, and keep an eye on the Big Game.
Move to a table or booth in our open contemporary dining room and enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Marcos Rea.
Scotty’s American Grill menu offers something delicious for everyone, from timeless comfort food to new American classics. Look to our wine list, dominated by California & Washington varietals, for a perfect pairing.
Join us soon. Cheers!
Great food! Love the ambiance!!
Great food and service. We’ll be back!
From the minute we walked in the door, we received a friendly greeting. The entire staff is so kind and friendly. The food is amazing and the piece of chocolate cake, they served us for my friend’s birthday, was outstanding!! My friend loved the jardiniere and the waitress gave her a little container of some to take home. It was wonderful. there’s nothing bad to say.
Food was delicious. Music they played in the restaurant was not conducive to a quiet relaxing dinner ... instead music was loud and irritating. Perhaps you like listening to rock and roll while eating? Sorry, we did not. We asked the owner to turn it down which he did but the music selection was still irritating for dinner. Music selection was more for a bar environment.
The food was excellent! From the crab cakes, to the salmon, power bowls, pizza and chicken Caesar salad, we were stuffed! Unfortunately the service started off extremely slow. We sat there for 10min before we were even asked for our drink order. Then it took another 10min to get our drinks (glass of wine and a tap beer!). It did improve once our appetizers came. We will definitely come back to try it again!
Food and service was very good. Hector was great. I especially loved the bread that came as an appetizer. Everyone in the group enjoyed their entrée. My only recommendation for the management team would be to offer some less expensive bottles of red wine on the menu. They were also out of the liqueur that was used to make the Kentucky Corpse Reviver.
The perfect Valentine’s Day dinner! Service was very friendly. Food was delicious. Great atmosphere.
Good food, friendly wait staff and just enough “noise”. We will certainly return!
2nd time to dine there. Food, drinks and service was outstanding!
A great varied selection of food on the menu. Everything we ate was delicious. Will be going back.
First time here, very impressed. A little disappointed with bread pudding for dessert...it was dry...but otherwise very happy. Will be back!
We really enjoyed Scotty's on 21. Hopping place with a nice varied menu. We will definitely go back to explore more options on the menu.
We had a wonderful waiter and really enjoyed the food. The menu was interesting and diverse. We will definitely be back.
Service was great, food better. Wished we lived closer to frequent more often.
Good meal. Service was prompt and friendly
Very calm ambiance where you can have an intimate conversation with a loved one. We had a friendly wait staff that was attentive. The broccoli cheddar soup was one of the best that I have had and they coconut cake was delicious! Would recommend and will plan on going again
There were three of us and we had three different items and we each enjoyed our selection.
Scotty’s is a great local spot. Great food, great service, and reasonably priced.
Birthday celebration was great . Birthday girl really enjoyed
We had a very nice evening with excellent food. The setting is lovely!
Everything was very good. Only (small) disappointment was the bacon-wrapped scallops with arugula salad. Very small portion. Scallops were pretty small for sea scallops, and the arugula salad was more of a garnish. Not a fully portioned dinner as I expected. Otherwise everything was great! As usual the service was exemplary.
I'm so glad we finally went to Scotty's, because our experience there was perfect. No complaints whatsoever.
Delicious meal, and wonderful service! A great lunch experience in Vernon Hills!
Great food and drinks but very loud.
This restaurant is a hidden jewel in a Vernon Hills shopping mall. The decor is exquisite and the food is outstanding! The meals are moderately priced and are an excellent value considering the quality and beautiful presentation. I will continue to look forward to dining at Scotty's.
Nice local place and atmosphere with tasty food.
Ate in bar area— not crowded as sometimes this a quiet lunch.
New Year's Eve was our first time eating at Scotty's. I would give it another try. But it was cramped and loud. Food was okay, nothing outstanding. Our server was very good.
For it being a busy New Years Eve, their service & food quality was outstanding. They had their regular menu plus specials & even honored their weekly Tue drink & food specials.
It seemed they added extra seating for the night which made it a bit cramped & very warm temperature wise.
Overall a great meal & Pre-NYE celebration.
Quick New Years Eve dinner with our 15 year old daughter. It was our second time here, in addition to one dinner at the Highwood location. In short, we love both locations - the menu selection, food, drinks, beer and wine lists, and the service have always been top notch.
It is clear the owners/management know what they are doing and care about the whole package. Don’t be deterred by the strip mall locations - (I was initially since ambiance is a close second to the food for me) but once inside the restaurants are cozy and really nice.
We have had various fish selections , pastas, the ribs, chicken. All were excellent, fresh and served hot. The servers and wait staff are very nice and attentive and know the menu well. This is one of those restaurants that will be a semi regular place for us even though we like to go all over and try new places. I had trouble figuring out what to order because so many things sound great. I would highly recommend both locations, though Highwood is a little loud when packed. It’s hard to find places all around as good as this in the suburbs.
Great menu at reasonable prices. Excellent service from staff. I will return for dinner!
Our waiter was wonderful! The bus staff was great. The food was just good, not great!
The fried calamari was a bit on the salty side.
The gluten-free pizza was amazing!
In my opinion, the salmon had too much balsamic on it. I would have preferred the fish without the sauce.
I will definitely try it again.
We had eaten at Scotty's on 21 once before and thought it was good. We had liked the atmosphere, the food, the service and the drinks. We ate here the other night for the second time and thought it was AWFUL. The place still looks nice but the drinks were not good (watered down) and the food was really terrible. Not only had the menu changed over the past year to a typical bar menu but the food tasted as if it had come out of a frozen food bag...for the prices they charged...it was offensive. I don't think we will ever try this place again. To be honest, we were embarrassed that we had dragged our friends here. They have either changed ownership or chefs and/or their focus but it is definitely no longer more high end and not worth anyone's effort. Oh, and our server was nice but terribly inattentive.
Great food and service! Look forward to next visit :)
I would definitely go again. I had the pasta with cherry tomatoes and shrimp, which was excellent. The meal does not include a salad and the side salads were pricey.
Very comfortable seating. Service was excellent. Good delicious.
The calamari was top notch. My wife had the Chicken Farro Bowl, the chicken was juicy and Farro was a perfect compliment with some onion, avacado, chick peas, and peppers. I had the pork chops cooked medium with veggies. The chops were moist and tender with just the right amount of pink. My veggies were cooked so they still had a bit of crunch.
We have enjoyed Scotty's on 21 many times; each time we have been most pleased with every aspect of Scotty's. Super food, atmosphere, quiet conversation, superb servers. Interesting menu!!!
Wonderful meal with great service
Our ladies group got together for dinner this week and loved Scotty's on 21. It's a beautiful place with wonderful service and delicious food! Highly recommended.