Scotty's on 21

4.3
138 reviews
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American
Scotty’s on 21 — an elegant and inviting addition to the Vernon Hills dining scene.

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!
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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. We had cocktails and seafood and e everything was excellent!

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SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attractive, well-laid-out restaurant. The server was great and answered all our questions without hesitation. The three of us had the clam chowder and found it to be very good. Two of us ordered the salmon sandwich; my friend liked it better than I did.

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CD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Scotty's on 21 more than once and it has become a go-to spot for me. We enjoy the Happy Hour during the week which offers great options in food and drinks. The bar area has nice club chairs and tables, and the sound level is low enough to let us hear the great music too.
This week we had dinner on Thursday night. The place was not very busy so the noise level was very quiet. The food is always great, and I can't name any dish specifically since I enjoy so many of them. But you must try the Killer Coffee afterward. This is decadent and packs a punch, but it is a must-have for me.
Finding Scotty's on 21 is interesting since it is between a ChuckieCheese and a Dick's Sporting Goods. Lots of my friends don't know it's here but it is worth finding.

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R
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at this Scottie’s several times. The food is always good and service excellent.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had reservation & our table was ready. Our group was not all there as we sat and waited for them. No one came and took our drink order for 10 or 15 minutes . We all ordered our food, my husband & I had the filet both were over cooked. We will go there again and give them a second chance.

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PG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional although my veal piccata was really more like veal marsala. It was fine, but I love the lemony wine sauce with capers. I will definitely come back and try something different. The service was exceptionally good. I am really glad we have an exceptional restaurant that is not a chain. Please stay in Libertyville.

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F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good. I would recommend the Feta & Tomato Crostini...nice and light and very flavorful! The chocolate chip bread pudding was also fantastic. Server was very attentive. Will definitely come back

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love scottys! High end relaxed vibe.

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IT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for date night or friends night out. Food was delicious. Service was great!

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PB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality was excellent with a nice variety for lunch. Wonderful server

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it!!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice ambiance and pleasant wait staff. Food was expensive, but good. We were disappointed to realize when we got home that we never received the brussel sprouts appetizer we ordered, yet we were charged for it.

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M
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food with amazing service! The bar is the best in the area, the Manhattans are spectacular. Fourth visit and we have never been disappointed.

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LA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time visit. Didn’t realize where was located. Will be back!

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PG
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lots of specials and entrees

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it!

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat. We had the lobster pasta and pulled chicken sandwich and both were excellently prepared. I thought it was a bit noisy but conversation was hampered.
Wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable.

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Nice upscale atmosphere. Food was good. We had a great date night. Go and check it out!

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BL
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was good, drinks were good, the room is pleasant, the music was "odd" didn't add to the atmosphere........i will return, def will eat there again........

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S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Dined here a few times- always been pretty good - very busy, a little slow and noisy on Valentines Day but we expected that... A good "go to" for he neighborhood...

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LE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just what the neighborhood needed! Cant wait to go back!

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N
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We liked everything but it was too noisy! It was hard to have a conversation without shouting. It doesn't need to be quiet like a romantic dinner, but the noise level too high. Some of us with money have hearing aids - makes it difficult to have conversations.

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D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation at Scotty's based on the reviews in OpenTable and I was not disappointed. Service and Ambiance were fantastic and the food was priced appropriately. I was surprised that they had been open for 6 months and I hadn't yet heard of this place. At first glance, I would not expect a place named "Scotty's" to be a fine dining establishment and I would not expect the location of a fine dining establishment to be in a strip mall. I hope others hear about this place and venture into the strip mall, find parking amongst the folks going to Chucky Cheese's next door, and keep this establishment in business...or alternatively, Scotty's find's a more appropriate location and potentially think about re-branding with a name that sound's less like a Scottish pub.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great service. Thank you!!

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KM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Although the restaurant was not full, or even close to full, the service was very poor. It was very slow and I thought the food was just okay. We have been there one other time and now we know we won’t be back.

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l
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of six dined at Scotty’s on 21 after the Marriott Theater. We have been to Scotty’s on 21 previously and once again we enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. One special note.. I had requested a round table but we were shown to a different type upon arriving. No problem..they immediately put a round table for 6 together.. great service. We’ll definitely dine there again!

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B
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Surprised by the interior based on location of restaurant. Very friendly staff and excellent service. Wide selection of choices on the menu, so you will be sure to find something for anyone in your group. Decent wine list and cocktails. Moderately priced for the area.

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L
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was not cooked through 2 times. The manager was very professional about that and the desserts were on the restaurant.

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time going here. Date night. Great ambiance. Only saw one TV at the bar. Candle light at the table. Nice table settings, clothe napkins. My only criticism is the ceiling LED lighting could’ve been a warmer tone. The cooler tent cheapens the feel a bit. We had fried calamari appetizer, white pizza with goat cheese, and Joanne’s chicken parm. Pizza was a great taste, done well, ate leftovers next day. Chicken parm had a great taste also but expected the breading to be more crisp like Cheese Cake Factory’s. The sauce completely smothered the crispy breading rendering it pointless. Maybe should ask for less sauce next time, ate every bit. Wine and beer was excellent. Got the Door County Cherry pie, gobbled it up, real fresh cherries, not overly sauced. Place was near empty at 6:30 but filled by the time we left. Server was on point. Water guys never let the glass go below 3 quarter filled. Added a hard Coffee, bill about $85. Didn’t feel cheated. Would go back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our 1st time there was Friday night,we had heard good things but our time there was not great,our waiter took our drink orders and appetizer orders which came out quickly but after that we waited almost 40 minutes 2 order or main course,our waiter never came back to our table, ae had to get a new waiter who was great,he took our order and the manager told the chef to make ours a priority which was great,food was ok not great but the service was great after getting the new waiter, think I would go back for drinks and maybe appetizers, atmosphere was very nice

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R
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone is very pleasant and attentive. I’ve tried just about every appetizer and dessert and loved each one. Usually come to happy hour which is the best in the area. This reservation was for dinner. Everyone liked their dinner. Will visit often.

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MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We really liked the food and the ambiance. We want them to do well so some friendly advice... the place was nowhere near packed and we felt like we were rushed through our entire experience there. If you see two girlfriends order a bottle of wine and specifically ask for a booth to catch up, don’t pester them every 5 minutes and take the plates away before we were ever done eating. Our waiter was super sweet and all employees were kind, they just need to slow their roll especially when the place was not busy.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience. A nice little gem inside the mall. :)

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c
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and atmosphere there is very good!

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A
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tried Scotty's with a large group on a Friday night to celebrate a birthday. We had a great experience! Table for large party set up near back of restaurant. Perfect for a large group. Waiters name was Jay, he was wonderful. Made our evening most enjoyable!! He was very attentive, professional and funny. The food was really good; portions and taste. Would definitely recommend and we will all be going back.

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SW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiters were exceptional. The food was good. And the decor suited the place. Throughly enjoyed it.

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JO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent customer service— will definitely be back

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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SL
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, but from my perspective a bit over priced for what was received. For example, small dinner salad with unremarkable greens, hard tomato and 2 small cucumber slices $6. Maybe that is typical of restaurants, but the value was not there for me. Service was excellent. Biggest problem was the noise. Very difficult to hold a conversation. Really need some noise reducing materials when the place is busy.

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TB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was excellent and service was attentive. The menu was a little limited. However, the salmon was excellent as was the special scallops.

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