Scotty's on 21

4.2
107 reviews
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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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MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 17, 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
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent customer service— will definitely be back

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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SL
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Celebrating New Years Eve.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service especially on NYE. Second visit did not disappoint!

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had New Year's eve dinner with a group of people which was very good. Our server was terrific and accommodating. We had a very nice evening. This restaurant opened at this location 5 months ago so it is relatively new. I had a birthday dinner here a few months ago which was lovely. Entrees, sandwiches and salads and yummy desserts. Attractive place and a good find!

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CD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

We really wanted to like Scotty’s but the food was almost all under seasoned. The French onion soup tasted like beef broth w/o an onion flavor, the salmon dish was confusing with the pico de Gallo and the lava cake had no lava.

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DS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambiance, very good service, good steak but pricey, nice bar area. A little pricey on some other items. First time visit, will try again soon.

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SS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Staff was very attentive. Food was good, reasonably priced and large portions! Wasn’t sure if a wine but the one recommended was very good.

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S
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time and we were very pleasantly surprised, Found it on Open Table. I had a seafood special and my wife had veal. Both were outstanding. Salads were perfect! Waitress and everyone was very polite and friendly. Will definitely return soon.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and friendly service from the front desk upon arrival to impeccable service from servers and management! Always a great experience.

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KH
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have eaten at Scotty’s twice. First time it was just the two of us. We sat in the bar area. The pub chair seating area was comfortable. Our service was fantastic on both visits.
My husband ordered the chicken torte both times. He enjoyed a lot the first time. The second time he said it was not as good as the first.
We brought in friends the second time we visited. They enjoyed themselves.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We liked it, nice out of the ordinary place for the area. Service was fantastic by the waitstaff. Definitely will be back to try other items on the menu.

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J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Jerry was our waiter, made good suggestions for our lunch and service was excellent! Plan to return again for dinner!

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SD
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

This is my second visit. The noise level is still loud and the waiter was slow. Food was good.

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MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Scotty’s was our pick for Christmas Eve and, believe me, we are picky. The Big Ice Manhattan was perfect, service was personable, and our party of six enjoyed the crostini and calamari. Entrees were great, and we had no complaints!

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NC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely holiday meal with friends. Food was all excellent.

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CS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Adon was an exceptional server. All our meals were wonderful except for the pork chop whiz adon did recommend med rare but it was overdone and dry.

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CG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is an upscale neighborhood casual restaurant. We frequent there every few weeks and enjoy the same staff and a nice dining experience. We sit in the quietest part of the place, but you can also eat at comfortable tables in the bar and have a more lively experience.

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B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came her for our first visit on a Saturday evening. Place was busy with good energy. Our server was friendly and helpful. Bus staff did a good job of refilling water, taking away dirty plates, etc. Food was very good. Great addition to the Vernon Hills area dining scene.

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PC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding

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a
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited for the first time, on recommendations from others. The service was on point, very professional. The food was fresh, obviously scratch-made and very flavorful. We will definitely be back!

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TT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, nice feel to the restaurant overall. Lentil soup was the best part of my meal. Linguini with mussels was good, not great. May try Scotty’s again,but would try a burger or other sandwich. Nice beer selection though.

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We arrived and were seated on time. Very pleasant and attentive waitress. Couple issues..... appetizers took forever to be served, and......the 2 hot appetizers came out cold, and the main course came out luke warm...... had to send them all back. Waitress was very apologetic.

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NW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried Scotty’s on 21 before our play at Lincolnshire Marriott. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Steaks seemed a bit over priced. The bathroom was extremely immaculate. Definitely would go again.

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F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very enjoyable

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OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at this establishment

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c
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service there is so good.

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, attentive staff and food was timely and delicious.

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CL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Creative cooking.

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L
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Family dinner with grandchildren. Restaurant. It busy and service excellent. Food not as good as other times. Pasta not hot and another choice was just average. Would try something else when we return.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there and I was pleasantly surprised! I loved the ambiance (except for an out of place tv by the bar visible still to dining room). The decor is great and the service outstanding. Friendly staff and very attentive! The food was delicious 😋. I can’t wait to come back. I didn’t know about this restaurant until I went on OpenTable. Great choice! Sophisticated and comfortable.

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IG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

appetizer came cold twice..
main course had not arrived after 45 minutes...

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HC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

We wanted to try a new place and the Scotty's menu looked good. We went for the first time on Sat night. Restaurant has a nice bar area and the dining area is attractive. Food and service were good. Three of us had burgers and the fourth had chicken parmigiana. No complaints. However, the dining experience is a whole other story. Every seat in the restaurant was taken and it was almost impossible to have a conversation. The acoustics are terrible. By the end of the evening my throat was hurting from shouting at the person seated next to me. Forget about trying to talk to the person across from me. We will not be going again.

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