Scotty's on 21

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$30 and under
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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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T
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Half grill cheese sandwich was below par.
But Apple walnut salad was great!

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A
Chicago
132 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good just like the other Scotty’s. Beautiful but there were only two other groups in the room. I hope they make it!

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely place for an excellent lunch. Great choices and reasonable pricing. Fresh warm rolls served right away, mmm...

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NK
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The ribs were excellent, but the veal not so much. We felt very rushed. Our meals were out before our appetizers were finished.

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DF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (Great value) and excellent service

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JH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu is very nice for light bites, salads and main course selections. Dinner salads would be a nice addition.
The only real negative is the noise level which was excessive. Our party of 4 seated at a table had difficulty carrying on a conversation. We continually had to repeat our comments for those seated across the table.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING service and yummy, scrumptious food! Many of the staff here used to work at Lovell’s in Lake Forest, so one can rest assured that they know how to provide a first class dining experience. 10/10 would absolutely recommend!

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PJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always a Great Martini. A carry-over from Lovell's. Food as good as Lovell's as well. Social media advertising and a happy hour on Friday would likely drive more traffic your way.

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, great food and service. It’s in an odd location, they need more advertising to get more people in.

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JN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was pleasantly surprised with Scotty’s on 21. It was our first time there and had a very nice experience on Mother’s Day! Our waiter was attentive, the support staff was superior! Our water glasses were never less than 3/4 full!
My dinner was brought out incorrectly, but happily re-made and was given a rose at the end of the meal! A hidden gem in a strip mall in Vernon Hills!
We will go back!

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KV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed! Arrived early, very early, 45 minutes early for our dinner reservation due to our show letting out early. The host was accommodating and moved things around to seat us, a table of seven, quickly. Service at the table was great as well. Food was excellent. We all enjoyed our evening. We will go back and recommend to others.

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RJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food and look forward to going back.

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LH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and service were very good

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J
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The meal took forever. There was maybe four tables full in the place. It took 20 min for salads/soups, 40 min for entrees, 10 min for them to bring out the cake we brought in. Our kids were getting restless. This is our second time at Scotty’s and first with kids. It’s kind of like they don’t get it. No reason for food to take so long. If it’s an adults only night and you don’t need your food in a reasonable amount of time then it’s the play. The staff is super nice. It’s clean and pretty. Just takes forever.

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LG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious! Service was great! It was a little loud but not terrible. Fun place and will go again!

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D
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Scotty's and we will definitely return. Our group ordered the Salmon and Gnocchi and we would recommend both. We had the meatballs and crab cakes as an appetizer and they were both excellent and would order again.

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a
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have visited Scotty's on Sheridan and just discovered this location, which is closer to home. Servers were friendly and eager to make our evening enjoyable. Food items came out very quickly, so you may want to pace your ordering accordingly. At times we felt like we were being a bit rushed, but maybe the kitchen was unusually efficient.

Everything we tried was very good, but the BBQ ribs were a standout! The sauce was delicious and the meat fell off the bone just the way we like it. Cocktails were well-made and the Champagne was cold.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our lunch was delicious. Service was very good. The background music did not interfere with conversation. We were there on a fairly uncrowded Thursday. My friend was there on a Saturday night, very crowded, and said the noise level was ridiculous.

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DS
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance in a strip mall location.Good food and excellent service.

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JB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Good atmosphere as well! Definite neighborhood go to for us!

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L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fresh and delicious. Very comfortable atmosphere

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, but the service was outstanding. We liked the ambiance.

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l
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice neighborhood find. Large bar area with seating at tables. Our waiter was terrific. Our food was hot and delicious.

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RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. White fish was fresh, and the pasta was great.

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LT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decor and the food was excellent. It's hidden and small so it took us awhile to try it but we would definitely go back.

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NC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthdays, and very nice complimentary desserts were served.

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BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good as was the service. The ambiance is okay. Tables are a little close together. Service was excellent from our waiter. The only negative I have and why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was that the food came way too quickly! I guess we shouldn't have ordered when we did because it seemed the food was at our table before we knew it. I would have liked a little more time to enjoy my wine, warm rolls and just have a relaxing time. We will return but not be so quick to order!

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D
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely space & delicious food. Good drinks as well. Great service. All in all a wonderful experience.

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S
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Inviting lounge/bar area where you can dine if you so desire. Dining room shielded effectively from the bar so televisions aren’t a distraction. Female server was attentive. She didn’t once refer to us, two couples as “guys!”
Food was very good, nicely presented, hot with nice sized portions.
Cocktails were amble & well made with top shelf liquor.

Worth a trip back.

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S
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good... service was great! It’s a good go to for Friday night cocktails and dinner... easy!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambience - very comfortable yet special in a low-key environment. The food was good - a bit pricey for what it was. The main server was nice and OK on the actual service. But the bartender and bread/water attendees were Outstanding. They really did a great job. Will go again.

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LH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Looks like a small storefront, but bigger than it looks. Great food and service. We liked it a lot.

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M
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my, our fourth visit and it just keep discovering new dishes to try. The Turkey Meatballs with white beans was DELICIOUS! We also loved the pizza with giardiniera......so tasty. Of course the Manhattans were perfect.

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D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Food was delicious. Something for everyone. Portions are perfect and price is very good. Would recommend. I think they need to do more advertising. Alot of people in the area are not familiar with the restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, will be back!

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MK
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Scotty's on 21 for the first time after seeing an afternoon play at the Marriott Lincolnshire. Everything was perfect! We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. Our server (Noel?) was excellent - he told us a bit about the restaurant, made great recommendations and was very attentive. The salmon and pork chop entrees were perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Nice choice of wines by the bottle, which are very fairly priced. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Been there three times. My dish was excellent all 3 times. I keep going back for the salmon dish. Two in my family had steaks and they were over cooked and just ok. For the price they should have been better. Stick with fish or chicken.
Mussels appetizer very good.

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SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
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 on March 14, 2019
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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