Zees Grill

4.5
1951 reviews
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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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KZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Well made food, inattentive and slow service

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n
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
52 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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KZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked this restaurant online after reading about it on their web page. The atmosphere was friendly and dress was casual. The menu is varied and original. There are options for vegetarians.
We were seated quickly and the waiter arrived soon after to take drink orders. He gave recommendations from the menu that were perfect. The bill folder made me laugh. It was titled "The Damage". If you are planning to see a play at The Shaw Festival Theatre, you can't eat any closer.
It is directly across the street!

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EG
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food with huge portions. Our second time here in 2 visits

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. The seating was less than comfortable.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good service and food. Nice setting in the screened off porch. Pork belly appetizer was excellent. Pork chop was extremely tender and moist, but beef short-rib was a bit dry and tough.

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l
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Patio dining available in this lovely restaurant looking out over the charming Main Street if Niagara-on-the-lake. Yummy food, great eggs Benedict, strong coffee. Hope to visit for dinner sometime.

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KL
Tallahassee
53 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful setting for lunch. Super accommodating staff. Good food-a lot!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding service, perfectly prepared and flavored selections

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DL
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Food was cold. Service was scattered.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I was expecting the lobster poutine, which to my surprise has been removed from the menu. Food was decent. Truffle fries was below expectation. Location was the best.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was terrific, very attentive, but not overly-so. Our food was tremendous, hats off to the chef!

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MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great menu. I had the lamb shank with couscous and my hubby the swordfish. Both were excellent. The lamb shank had a bit of a bite which I really liked. The flavours were very interesting. The swordfish, which my hubby had never had, was to die for. Excellent flavours and the fish and veggies done to perfection. Dessert and coffee were also very good.

Our server was attentive but not in your face.

We’ll certainly be back again soon.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food with great service. We were a group of 10 and we all enjoyed our experience.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely perfect from start to finish! Great table in sunroom/covered patio, great waiter, great food! Nothing could be more perfect. Will be our new go-to in NOTL!

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic experience!! Our dinner was outstanding, our server (Trevor) was lovely. The restaurant was beautifully appointed. We loved it all!!!!!

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TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a good location. Staff was very nice and attentive.

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GS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our third visit. All have been excellent. The short rib is very good.

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere are excellent. Proximity to the Shaw festival theatre as well.

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P
Melbourne / VIC
35 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good wholesome food in a nice restaurant, Trevor the waiter was great, friendly and helpful.

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KB
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Zee's is never a disappointment. The food is always great and service is very attentive. Great dining experience every time.

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PB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosphere and Service were excellent. The Carrot and Ginger Soup was watery and flavourless. The menu is almost entirely sandwiches and very limited. Prices are too high for the value received.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first time having diner here. Food, service everything was great but if I really had to complain about something I'd say the chairs could have been more comfortable and the way my feet sat under the table around the base made it a little awkward. Regardless I would still go back

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j
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Zee's Grill for its proximity to the Shaw Festival Theatre and its great food, service and ambience. We have been here for both lunch and dinner often and have never had a bad meal or experience.

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NB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My vegan, gluten-intolerant daughter often has trouble finding things she can eat on a menu, but Zee's had delicious choices for her. Service was very good, and we made the play in plenty of time.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The only way to describe the meal was meh. We’ve been here several times before and the food quality has gone downhill. My Caesar salad pretty much could have come from a kit. The mains were decent enough and the dessert was awful - it was clearly old and super dry.

I don’t know what happened whether it was off season but it’ll be a while before I try again.

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RZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Our waiter was very attentive and took care of a snafu with the reservation. The ambiance was great as well.

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