Zees Grill

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian

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Zees Grill at the Shaw Club Hotel and Spa is Niagara-on-the-Lake's newest hot spot, featuring classic nostalgic food updated with a whimsical twist. Across the street from the Shaw Festival Theatre and with the largest patio in Niagara, every detail of this exciting new restaurant will surely tickle your senses and tantalize your taste buds. Our award-winning chef has created an array of dishes that are as delicious as they are inventive. At Zees, fine dining meets fun dining.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food (wrap, salad, smoked salmon, gespachio soup). The table in the conservatory was bright and enticing. Lovely ambience. Attentive wait staff. Lunch was served in a timely manner, and we had time to enjoy a brief stroll before attending the play at Shaw. Relaxed timing to get to the show on time! The restaurant was close to the theatre so we only had to park once.

MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was good. I had the chicken and my husband had the risotto which was watery. Service was acceptable.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner and Sean our server was both informative and friendly

HM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Four of us dined there before attending a performance at the Festival Theatre conveniently located across the street. The menu does not provide a lot of variety but the selections we chose were excellent. We took advantage of the BYO wine feature, part of the reason we selected this restaurant. However we were very disappointed to find a total charge of $20 corkage for simply removing a cork from the bottle that we brought and pouring into each wine glass. Would the corkage charge have been less if we brought a screw-topped bottle? The corkage charge should be clearly listed on their website, which should also include a list of all beverages with prices.

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Surf & Turf we have ever had. The steak was cooked to perfection, prawns were delicious and dessert was to die for. I 100% recommend anyone looking for an amazing dining experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

LH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Our server (Kim I believe) was fantastic. She recommended our entrees and we loved them. The swordfish was one of the best meals I've ever had. Delicious. The ambience was perfect. We wanted a romantic quiet restaurant. I can't wait to come back. Thank you for an excellent experience!

KB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had minimal time between shows at the Shaw. They had a very reasonable lunch menu, with good choices. Tasted great and they got us in and out with ease and a cheerful manner. What more could you ask?

SS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent choice for a lunch before a matinee at The Festival theatre in Niagara on the Lake.

l
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent. Very satisfying meal, nicely presented.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

My gluten free wrap had very little inside compared to other visits. I am normally quite pleased with the offerings. Hoping this was just a fluke.

DS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service and right across the street from the Festival theatre.

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I have eaten here more than 5 times and this was the first entree I did not consider good. I ordered the swordfish and it was overcooked and dry. My wife's salmon was, however, excellent.

M
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Four of us wanted a good pre.theatre dining experience with vegetarian..fish options. Sees fit the bill. The food was fresh and tasty. Our server tried to be attentive but had an overload of tables to serve. She was pleasant and interesting but not always there when we needed something. The salmon and swordfish selections were excellent. One criticism..
The caesar salad was just nice greens with cheese. It needed more romaine and anchovies and tasty croutons. We had no time for coffee or dessert so no comment on that.

CT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A delightful experience. Worked well being so close to the theatre. We would definitely come back again.

NS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about Zees Grill is wonderful. The wait staff are very knowledgable about all food selections and are eager to answer any questions. The presentation is elegant and the food is always delicious and served at proper temperature.

LP
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delightful verandah eating right across from theatre.
Pretty expensive for what you get, but it’s a tourist town.
Food is well prepared and nicely presented.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter Weston was excellent. The ambience of the porch is exceptional and I would, and have, recommended Zees to a number of my friends. I met a friend from Rochester at Zees last year for the first time and when we were planning our meeting this week, she immediately suggested returning to Zees.

S
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zees was absolutely amazing! Kim, our server, was wonderful! The food was exceptional and the ambiance delightful! We will definitely choose Zees when we return to NOTL.

DO
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very good and the patio was very comfortable and nice

r
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Overpriced but decent food and service

OT
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love coming here for breakfast when in town.. food is great and so is service.

DG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was scrumptious and the servers are friendly and helpful!

MG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great quality food, service went out of their way to make it a good experience

HG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Your staff was very helpful in all respects. Any request was attended to immediately

JB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely lunch on the covered patio. Our server Jenn was outstanding in helping us with our entree choice and the meal service. The calamari was excellent. The salmon burger was uniquely breaded like a crab cake and was delicious. A truly wonderful dining experience that will be a must go to upon a return to Niagara on the Lake.

LD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant was very busy as it was lunch just before the matinee show. The food waa really good and the service was good at the beginning and end but scarce between. We would return and overall very good.

GW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful selection of luncheon foods. Had the open face salmon sandwich and my friend had the turkey sandwich. She had her left hand in a cast-like apparatus and needed something that could easily be held with one hand. Our server, Jacob, recommended her sandwich. Service was excellent and we had a great table located on the porch, out of the sun and we could watch the action on the main street. It was very busy but sound was at a minimum. This was our 3rd year eating at Zee's and look forward to returning again next year.

LL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server John was very helpful about menu items and provided smooth table service.

SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, as always. Service was impeccable. Food was served piping hot. Salmon Duo with different coloured carrots. The presentation was appetizing. The Death By Chocolate was heavenly.

KL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The people at Zees grill are friendly and accomodating.

DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A beautiful night to sit on the covered porch. Attentive service. Good menu choices and well-prepared food. Northern Lights cocktail was particularly creative. Enjoyed the salmon croquettes app. Third time there over the last 5 or 6 years. Always a good experience.

MJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal at Zees Grill before heading to the theatre - great location! My only regret was that we didn't get an outdoor table on the porch - it was full.

E
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was amazing. I especoally loved the pork belly!

AV
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Zees is directly adjacent to the Festival

PB
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very pleasant server. Food is okay not great. Quite expensive for what you get... barely average food at very superior prices. Atmosphere is pleasant enough.

R
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious! Food top rate.

M
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dine at Zees every trip before seeing a show at the Shaw. Food is always outstanding and service excellent. Will return again next year.

SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined at Zees last September and had a wonderful meal served by Joe! Returned this September to enjoy another delicious dinner, with Laura as our server! Definitely recommend eating here!

MZ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A dependable place with friendly servers, comfy chairs and tables plus a variety of tasty entrees. Why go anywhere else?

DC
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and service. Great night out. Server provided us with recommendations and they did not disappoint

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