Zees Grill

4.4
1976 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
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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GK
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pleasant patio lunch. Very nice strawberry melon gazpacho, followed by a smoked salmon sandwich was just right on a hot day. Ideal location for a Shaw Festival outing. Attentive service.

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CS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was exceptional. Everything perfect including wonderful choices on the menu. We like to really be wowed when dining out and Zee’s did that again. We have been here a few times in the last 5 years always great. Dining on the porch is so nice at Zee’s

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was wonderful and gracious and made sure we were never waiting or wanting for anything! Bill came out to a far more reasonable amount than we were initially expecting and everything was delicious!

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JC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We’ve been coming here for years and it never disappoints. The food is consistent and service generally very good.

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RT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous, yummy and very reasonably priced! I'd go back there over and over...wonderful....

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J
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent short rib special, salmon croquetts were delicious. Have always enjoyed our meals here. Service by John was impeccable. Location next door to Shaw Festival theatre a real plus. We will be back.
Highly recommended. Reservation strongly suggested.

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N
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The lamb shank was very good but the smoked tomato relish was very strong. The salmon with crispy smoked salmon and dill potato galette was good, except the smoked salmon was nowhere to be found.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never been disappointed!
Perfect for pre theatre dining!

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KD
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I have eaten dinner at Zee’s in the past so was expecting good things. Sadly, breakfast was disappointing, overpriced, actually served me cold toast, had to ask for cream for my coffee.
Considering breakfast for 2 people was $35, not impressed.
Should have gone to Sunset Grill.

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RM
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Good not great. Service was exceptional but food just OK.

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k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our service was very professional and timely. Food is delicious

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EM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zees always has great choices! The menu is well planned with great combinations. Wine choices are wonderful local with off local if you prefer. Have been to Zees many times over past 5 years and have never been disappointed. Staff is always cheerful, can't beat the location. Highly recommend this for dining delight!

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Lamb shanks was tooooooo salty, had to drink lots of water.

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DT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal served by an amazing waiter named Weston! We will definitely arrange another dinner here on future trip to Niagara on the Lake.

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NW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The appetizers tuna tartar and salmon croquettes along with our alcoholic mixed drinks were so bland or too heavy that they were unenjoyable and we cancelled our dinner. It was so overpriced. We ate lunch at Cork and had delicious food for so much less.

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The place had the potential to be very nice. It just seems poorly looked after and the dishes lacked imagination. For what you are paying I thing everything needs to be taken to the next level. I would not visit again unless there was a significant investment in all areas. That being say its placed in a very nice location and ideally situated.

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a treat to go there
We really enjoyed it

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z
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zee's is one of our favorite restaurants in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. In fact, it might be our favorite. Sit on the covered patio and watch the world go by. The staff is wonderful (ask for Kim, she's terrific). I had the surf and turf and my husband had the chicken dish. Both of us loved ours. I don't think you could go wrong with anything you ordered. And my drink! Kind of a Cosmo but better and made with Black Vodka. What a treat. A fabulous restaurant in one of the most beautiful and charming towns we've ever visited. The Shaw Festival just makes the experience better!

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GH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service and reasonably priced. One of the best turkey sandwiches I've ever eaten.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the perfect spot for theatre goers. Located directly across the street from the Festival Theatre, Zees offers a lovely variety of seasonal selections in a relaxed, yet exquisite outdoor patio and verandah. Our favourite selection is the vegetable wrap with salad. We also chose the Mexican burger. Everything was delicious and the serving left us feeling more than satisfied. Treat yourself to Shaw and Zees..... a perfect combination!

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L
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely table, just inside the open windows to the patio. The food was quite good and the wait staff was attentive.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Great food, so so service. They need to pick it up a notch. If the food is coming slowly because it is busy, let the customer know. Not wait till asked. Common sense.

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TA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Located across the street from the Festival Theatre, we thought that 1.5 hrs would be sufficient to order and eat dinner before the play. We were warned when we were seated that it could be close and they made sure it was. The meal (a risotto) was good but not outstanding. After taking our order we didn't see the waiter until the food arrived, much later.

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NL
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I hadn't been back to Zee's in years because my original visit was so-so (didn't care for the menu). I was definitely pleased with the menu upgrades and we had a lovely dinner on the porch prior to attending a show at the Shaw Festival. Our waiter was very good also.

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AG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The menu was so limited and the food was mediocre at best. The atmosphere is the only thing that would take me back.

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KZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous menu of interesting flavours and textures. Attentive staff, but never rushed. Lovely atmosphere and steps to the Shaw Festival Theatre.

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L
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and service. Great place to eat before seeing a play at the Shaw.

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G
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Well made food, inattentive and slow service

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n
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. The porch was lovely.

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T
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner reservations at Zee’s after seeing a performance at the Festival Theatre. This is one of our favourite restaurants. The wait staff are excellent. We arrived early and were quickly seated and drinks very soon arrived. My husband had the Chicken Supreme with Scalloped Potatoes and Corn Succotash. He has had this before and he said it was just as delicious as ever. I had the Salmon Duo with Carrots. There was a fillet of salmon, cooked as requested along with a light galette of potatoes and salmon with lemon and dill. It was light and fluffy with a crispy outer crust and the lemon and dill added just the right amount of “zip” to the dish. An excellent dinner. The wine selection has a number of very good local wines.

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a
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Swordfish texture tasted frozen and it was overcooked.
Caesar salad was nice
Short ribs very tasty and a huge portion

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j
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zees never disappoints. This is a wonderful spot to have lunch or dinner, right across the street from the Shaw Festival Theatre, and watch the people go by. Great food, great service, great ambience, especially on the porch.

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DG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Overall, our experience at Zee's was very good. Our only complain was our particular Server. He certainly wasn't the "warm. cozy" type....got the job done, nothing more, nothing less!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal. Great service. Sat on the porch and it was very nice on a warm evening.

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JW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, ambiance, service and location. The short rib was perfection. My friend said the lamb was tender and well seasoned. The swordfish was light and fresh. Our server was personable and attentive.

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PF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother and I always enjoy going to Zee's before we go to the afternoon play. This year we took our neighbours as well and they were thoroughly impressed and enjoyed the sumptuous lunch choices they made. Will definitely keep it on our must do list when in NOTL.

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J
Toronto
53 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always dependable that Peggy Wills will oversee the safe menu we arranged as I have a fatal food allergy. Every year, myself + 2 friends attend a production at Shaw and have lunch before at Zees Grill. Every aspect of the meal, seating, service, food is perfect. My friends do NOT have an allergy and their meal is beautifully presented and tasty. We would never go elsewhere before the theatre. Thank you to an attentive staff and chefs....we all appreciate you!

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MR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had just the perfect evening at Zees tonight. The menu isn't too extensive, but several dishes intrigued us and we had (a little) trouble deciding. Highlights were the crispy pork belly starter, the Moroccan lamb shank and the Wellington Street pork chop. Food was excellent and portions were generous. Absolutely no room for dessert, and desserts sounded really good. Good wine selection and a great post-meal martini (cappuccino, vodka, Kahlua and Baileys). We need to return so we can try some of the other dishes. Oh, the service was excellent too. Very helpful, never far away, but not at all intrusive.

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w
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Zee’s is my favorite restaurant in Niagara on the Lake. The service is always attentive without being fawning and the food is prepared and presented beautifully. I also like that so many local foods are offered and the entrees are not your run-of-the-mill meat and potatoes dishes. Try the lamb shank!

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L
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Overall the food was good and the service was excellent.I would not recommend to a friend for several reasons.
The establishment is in need of a thorough cleaning.This is the beginning of tourist season so everything should be spotless.The carpet on the stairs going to the washrooms was dirty and had bugs crawling around.
The food is unimaginative for the price paid
Not everyone wants to eat steak.
We will not be returning.

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