Zees Grill

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2140 reviews
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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, perfect portion sizes, friendly service. Very positive experience overall. Will definitely go back!

D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Our server Trevor was extraordinary. It was a treat spending time with him. His service was impeccable. The food was excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Niagara on the Lake.

b
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time at Zees and once again they did not disappoint. The meal was delicious and the service was genuine and friendly, the atmosphere was lovely, a quiet gem on Niagara on The Lake. I requested a seat by the fireplace and while it couldn't be guaranteed, I was told they would make a best effort, and they succeeded so I was appreciative of that nice touch and Trevor who attended our table was just tops! I'll def be back.

BY
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service. Professional staff for every meal we had in the restaurant. Food looked , and tasted good.

JM
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Attractive restaurant with attentive and helpful service.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food. Wide selection of meat as well as vegetarian options. The mushroom risotto and gnocchi were hot and extremely tasty. The ice cream had such lovely tastes. The use of greens was lovely. The "Death by Chocolate" was satisfying and did not make us feel overly full by the end of the meal. Overall, a wonderful night with delightful food. I would HIGHLY recommend it to friends and family. We frequent Niagara-on-the-Lake yearly and this is the 4th year we have visited this stellar restaurant. I look forward to visiting again next year!

RB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Outstanding service, exceptional food. The chef is a master at his craft.

DM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our experience was superb - ambiance, service and truly wonderful food. We both had the baulabaise and it ranked with the best I have ever enjoyed, including in Paris. EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY!

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I live nearby and Zees is one of the restaurants I go to for special occasions. The food is always fresh and delicious. Service excellent. The menu changes frequently so there is always something new to try. In Summer the wrap-around porch is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch, or dinner for that matter. My guest enjoyed it as well. I will return! Best to make reservations.

G
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Based on this one experience I would not recommend Zees - at least for breakfast. First, our server gave my husband and I lukewarm tea which was not fit for consumption. When we asked for tea that was hot she said she was unable to make it any hotter so we had it replaced with coffee, which was fine. Second, we each ordered a bowl of fruit with our poached egg - the egg was fine but the fruit was mainly old and tasteless - a few fresher pieces were sprinkled on the top but everything underneath was barely edible and we left most of it.
We were guests of the Shaw Club Hotel which was lovely, so we expected much more. We would recommend the hotel but advise people to eat elsewhere, at least for breakfast, which is unfortunate.

DW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a must do before a show at Shaw Festival Theatre. At first arrival, one of our servers first questions was regarding going to see a show on that night. They made every effort for us to get everything we wanted and the bill in more than enough time to make it to the show we had tickets for. That is only the beginning, the service was spectacular, the food was unbelievable (we had the Arctic char and the truffle gnocchi....both were just incredible), and dessert just topped off the whole meal perfectly. Their heated patio was a fantastic place to sit and enjoy a great holiday season meal. We cannot wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great eggs benny and banana bread french toast and our server Hilary was so helpful

JE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our meals here. Service was great!

c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, beautifully plated. Server was very helpful and pleasant.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great Beafeater martini’s! Cheese platter appetizer was interesting. Great service.

GH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The bean medley with pork was disappointing but the mussels were tasty. Excellent desert.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely dinner! The server was very nice. He checked on us but didn’t hover. We didn’t feel rushed. Our food was delicious! I had the Risotto! Very yummy! My husband had the surf and turf. The steak was done to perfection! Also, the potatoes and green beans were good sized portions and tasted great as well! We shared sorbet for dessert. A nice light ending to the meal. I would recommend this restaurant! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I wish I had been hungrier!
As it was I just had soup and a shrimp cocktail that sounded fancier than it was. Three large crunchy shrimp but pretty pricey methinks. The pumpkin soup was very good but my husband would have preferred it to have been thicker.Friends had the mushroom risotto which was very tasty although the rice was maybe a tad overcooked.Pork tenderloin was generous juicy and very good. The star of the night and it makes me sad I wasn't hungrier because I would have ordered it was...the gnocchi. Simply DELISH!
We sat on the porch under a heat lamp...it was comfy and quiet as the rush had already happened. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive.
A good dining experience.

F
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Holiday time in Niagara on the Lake makes Zees Grill ultra convenient for theater goers and those staying in or near downtown. Plus the wait staff (long term employees) are fantastic. We had some excellent bouillabaisse and char; good wine selection with a tasty rose that was perfect with the fish.

OT
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Close to the theatre and it’s parking lot. Great food. Wait staff are very good.

h
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Food was excellent (beef tenderloin) and service was very good. Ambiance was boring and basically a big open room where you could hear every individual in the room. Nothing done to creat a unique atmosphere... music was odd choice and one speaker so didnt sound good. Based on food and service they have the opportunity to turn the space into something that is a fully stellar experience.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In Niagara on the Lake to see A Christmas Carol and had a lovely dinner at Zees Grill.
This was our 4th dinner at the restaurant and we have never been disappointed!

CH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed our experience at the restaurant. I will certainly come back to Zees Grill again, thank you for wonderful food and service, C. Hills.

MD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t say enough about Zees. Our meal was delicious and the portions are excellent. We will definitely be returning

SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Trevor, our waiter, was great. Both Boulliabaise and Arctic Char were excellent.

EB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great. Service was fantastic. Server went out of her way to make a delicious meal happen.

NK
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Didn’t care much for the fall menu. Too many strange combinations. Tasted heavy. Bouliabaise was delicious, but extra salty, fish with potato rosti combo way too heavy. Service and ambiance wonderful. Would go back for sure

J
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our service and server were excellent. Very close to the Shaw Festival which was handy for us as we could keep our car there after the show.
The food and presentation was excellent with an adequate portion.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you.

V
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

If you are looking for a pleasant spot for lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Zees is for you. The food and service are always good. We sat in the heated verandah, but the heaters were not working properly near our table. Unfortunately, I caught a chill and ended up with a bad cold.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It was chilly on the porch. Otherwise we had a delicious lunch and pleasant time in NOTL

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dinner! Delicious!! Would highly recommend this restaurant! Thanks for the great night.

WC
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food were too salty. One shell of mussels broke and was left in the soup. I bit it accidentally. I was disappointed.

DM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a drink at the bar - well served and then moved to the dining room for dinner w/friends

Emma did a nice job on the door - Joe took care of us at dinner. Nice job - we’ll be back again

Cheers

Dave & Lynda

S
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We eat here when we are in Niagara on the Lake. This time menu was different so a little disappointed. However food was tasty. Please bring back the salmon burger and pulled pork sandwich. Service is friendly and efficient t.

HJ
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, great table. We loved it. Thanks

P
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

we were there for Fabulicious, and the 4 of us all enjoyed everything. Portion sizes were generous, service was great.

j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Delicious food, generous portion sizes, great value and phenomenal service! A new favourite!

e
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've eaten here a bunch of times. Dinners are always innovative and delicious; right up our alley. When staying at the Shaw Club hotel, the breakfasts are amazing as well. Nice little bar also..

SD
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely to go back there
We go less during the summer as it gets so busy
They do have a great outdoor verandah which we
Enjoy

NS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious quiet meal on a blustery night. Service was attentive without being overbearing. My artic char was moist and flavorful. I don't know about my husband's pork tenderloin because he wouldn't share. Lovely setting for a night out.