Scotty's on 21

4.6
342 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Patio seating when weather permits!
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, yummy food!

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dszumal
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to eat. Great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Michelle is a fantastic server ! Super cool barrel chairs to sit at a table! Loved the ambiance. Would go back very soon !

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vipLorenaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Loved the food and the treatment
Will return for sure or if given COVID 19 does not allow me. I will order online

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vipFourRings
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

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vipTTLV814
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. First time back since restrictions and we were happy with the dining experience. Incredible coconut cake for dessert.

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vipEdwardK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time customer. Dinner on a Saturday night at 5PM. One couple at bar, otherwise empty. Within 20 minutes of arrival other guests started to come in. Found the ambience to be good. We were comfortable and not rushed at all. Appetizer was quite good. Ordered the Halibut special and the Salmon for main course. Presentation of main dishes was impressive and taste was even more impressive. Food and wine were reasonably priced. This spot has jumped to the top of our list for dinner. Really enjoyed.

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Milly
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, nice varieties of salads, home made rolls, good choice of entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love the shrimp scampi!!

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GiGi
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted great! Nice atmosphere. Would recommend.

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vipMidloCritic
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for Happy Hour, enjoyed sampling the small plates.

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vipMidloCritic
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. When they were out of the wine we selected for the half price bottle special, they substituted at half price a better wine of the same varietal that was not included in the special.

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ElsieM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place excellent service and great food . The appetizer - we had Calamari and taste fresh and delicious.
The white fish that I had soooo good with combination of spinach and lemon
a perfect taste ... taste so fresh too.
A perfect place to celebrate my husband’s birthday together with 4 family members whose birthday ladt June ( were not able to celebrate ).
The table arrangement has social distancing and staff has their face mask. To add a delicious dessert . Can’t ask for anything else .
For sure I’ll be back in this Resto .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will certainly returns. The Filet mignon was excellent. 😀

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angel
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific experience. Great ambiance terrific servers and really good food. Such a cozy place.

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vipPatrick
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and attentive staff ! Always good !

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KarenL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers and entrees were near perfect as always, for Scotty's. Fresh and prepared so well. The outdoor patio is in the shade which is refreshing. Even on this busy intersection, you couldn't hear the traffic.

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ArtA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not a meal that did not exceed the last. The garlic shrimp linguine was awesome off the regular menu. The ribs fall off the bone and were done perfectly

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vipwallydr
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great casual dining good to see them open again after the pandemic shutdown.

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KimberleeB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As this was our first visit to this restaurant after seeing previous customers reviews of 4.6 average we decided to try it out. Excellent food, service and ambiance...we had salmon and baby back ribs that were excellent choices. They also have daily specials for food and wine. Their lounge was comfortable as was the dining room. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent and recommended great food! It was a great family dinner!

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vipVit10
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotty's continues to provide a wonderful dinner, ambience, and service. The menu is inspiring and changes slightly to reflect standards with new additions. The specials change often. Scotty's is one of the three top Lake County restaurants in our book and we will continue to come back introducing our friends to this special treasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I never write reviews but I have to share that the service we received at Scotty's was some of the best service we have ever received at a restaurant (and we eat out 2-3 times a week). Every single person treated us like we were their favorite customer ever! It is a delightful place to meet friends and family for a conversation. We need to keep this place open so consider take-out during this confusing time.

Scotty's on 21
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you Anonymous! We have temporarily consolidated operations during the IL-mandated closure. If anyone has a taste for Scotty's delicious food, our sister store in Highwood, Scotty's on Sheridan, is open for curbside pick-up and delivery with DoorDash or GrubHub. Hours and menu are posted on the web site. Be well and see you soon!

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JeanneS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was delicious even the Cappuccino at the end. Delicious food, wonderful service and the entire staff was friendly and accommodating. Try the ribs they have earned their reputation for being a favorite there. We tried this as part of Lake County Restaurant week, a favorite way to discover new eating places. We will certainly go again.

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cfa48
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Scotty's on 21, which just happened to be during Restaurant Week. My wife tried one of the prix fixe menu items, while I ordered off the menu. We were both very impressed with the entire experience. It is located in a store front in one of the shopping centers in Vernon Hills. The restaurant is nicely decorated, roomy with a pleasant atmosphere. The service in incredible; a large staff of servers that are concerned about every patrons experience. We had no less than three servers assist us throughout our dinner, often just stopping to chat. The quality of the food is top notch, as well as the service. We will definable go back again...soon!

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vipfoodwineDvine
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server had trouble making it to our table during the meal, but when he did, he was accommodating. Food was good and Restaurant Week menu was great!

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DonnaC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good experience the French onion soup was a bit salty.

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vipcobra
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, their service was superb.

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BonnieF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had a reservation for 7 pm. We were not seated until 7:30. We ordered right away because we were going to a 9pm movie. Our salads came within 15 minutes. Our entrees took almost 30 minutes. At 8:30 I had to request the dessert to go and the check. Our server got very snippy after that request. I enjoyed my entree, but the long wait for everything and the service left me unhappy. I’m not running back.

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PamH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jay provided great service and was pleasant and efficient in delivery of all. The bus boys/ men were super and humourous. Thank you for a great evening.

Just a side comment: for Scotty Lovell- I escorted your Father- James A Lovell the day of celebration when VA NorthChicago was renamed “ James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center. Your Father is quite the man - just a very nice meeting with him

Scotty's on 21
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thank you, PamH! What an honor it must have been to escort Captain Lovell on that day! An important clarification: Scotty was a valued & long term employee at Lovell's restaurant, but is not Captain Lovell's son or relation.

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vipVit10
Chicago
89 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotty's always performs on all levels: inspired menus based on modifications of favorites, super service, great liquor availability, lovely ambience, and knowledgeable and professional servers. It was restaurant week in Lake County, and it was packed 2/29/2020 with many folks waiting.

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vipJanB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Attentive service. Comfortable club chair seating.

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Dcm2019
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place in a strip mall. Wait staff terrific. Food good not nothing exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Love the ambiance!!

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vipFoody
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCelebration16
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience1

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.

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VickieL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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!

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YFKSS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

Scotty's on 21 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 549-3261.

Scotty's on 21 is rated 4.6 stars by 342 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.