Zees Grill

4.5
1894 reviews
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Contemporary American
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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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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zee’s is our favorite Niagara on the Lake restaurant! I am a big fan of the risotto!! We had a quiet night with wonderful service by John!

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BS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific spot, great ambiance, very attentive and informed service staff .

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Y
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Love this place, third time here in 3 years and the food and service are impeccable. Interior decor is nothing special but the patio in the summer is a treat.

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M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I had the short ribs and my wife had the Arctic Char. Both were wonderful but the short rib was amazing. Nice place with friendly staff.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Cozy restaurant with rooms and seasonal patio, great for a quiet special occasion. Simple menu, extensive martini list. Finer food with a casual vibe.

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B
Dublin
31 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and terrific food - john had the Root Beer braised rib and I had the seafood papardelle.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Quality of food was excellent and Laura was the perfect waitress!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, sophisticated, and artfully presented. Service was friendly and attentive. Bauetiful location directly across from the Shaw Festival Theatre. Perfect place for a perfect date night in my books- tasteful dinner and a show!
The short ribs were incredible and a generous portion- my husband had to finish mine (he was pleased to help). The Artic Char was terrific too.
I love a cheese plate, and this one did not disappoint.

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BT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It's a great place to eat, the food is outstanding! Great service and outstanding value compared to other restaurants in NOTL. I had the short ribs, fall of the bone tender and lots of flavour huge portion. You won't leave there hungry. Chef Matt Tattrie has nailed it at Zees, I highly recommend it!

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F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Zee’s is a favorite when we are in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Just consistently good food, nice staff and relaxed atmosphere.

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Menu limited but extremely yummy. The mashed potatoes with double-smoked bacon were to die for.

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IP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our traditional Christmas dinner all prepared & presented with a twist. The best mashed potatoes ever! And wow cranberry sauce! Cranberry orange amaretto cocktail was like being in a candy shop.
Excellent service, waiter Jay, all done with a sense of humour.
We will hope to return prior to next Christmas.

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M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible!! Great presentation. Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Great location for taking a walk throughout Niagara on the Lake. This was our first time visiting Zees and we will definitely go again. Thank you for making our Christmas dinner a memorable one!

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love Zees! The food is always perfect and a cut above the rest.

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PR
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent menu. Flawless service. Beautiful decor.

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Y
Toronto
40 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Service lacked considering the price of food

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DF
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were here with friends on a weekend get away. Our meal was included as part of a promotional hotel rate and we ordered off a special menu which included 3 courses. We did not expect the value we received as this was after all a reduced price! The meal was beautifully presented, the portion sizes VERY generous and it was delicious. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was quiet, elegant and relaxed. We would definitely return for another visit.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The server was the worst.

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HJ
London
20 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We arrived earlier for our table and it was no problem, the waitress took us straight in. It was fairly busy however the room was warm and like the waitress very welcoming.
The service was very efficient and the food was equally as good coming to the table in good time and very hot too.
As always a great visit to Zees.

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b
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

First time there, would not go back. Four people three meals were fine. The fourth which was supposed to be short ribs was not that cut of meat. It looked like two huge bones that you would give your dog. My husband said it was very grissley and lacked flavour.

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Naples
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The waiter was timely and attentive, the food was hot, fresh and delicious. Would highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Laura was an amazing server. She was knowledgeable about her menu and an amazing young woman. Zees has an outstanding menu and there was nothing we did not enjoy. We love food and we love Zees. We are just sorry that our chef was not able to make an appearance but that is not a criticism. We WILL be back.

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AC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and we had a great server (John) . I enjoyed the chicken and hubby had short ribs

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LR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was fabulous! Wonderful options are available for every taste. We devoured the surf and turf as well as the rootbeer-braised short ribs! Heavenly flavours and great service. Always a highlight of our trip to the region. Our fireplace table was prefect for a drizzly Saturday night too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for Fabulicious it was amazing everything was full of flavour and presented very nicely. The staff was very friendly from the host to our server Joe. The whole experience made for a great night out with friends.

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OT
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

3 of us were there for lunch.
2 of us enjoyed our meals - Caesar salad one of best I've had. The burger was very good. I enjoyed the chicken/roasted vegetable wrap but my wife didn't - not enough chicken. Her squash soup was very thin and too peppery - pepper was all she tasted- not what she'd expected.
I'm not impressed with the Fabulicious lunch when only 2 courses are included. Found this lunch overpriced when we added dessert. I certainly would not object to raising the 25 dollar price and include dessert.
We've been to Zee's before and enjoyed our meals. After the meal this time not sure if we'd return. We were there the last day of Fabulicious and maybe that was the problem. Service was excellent.

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GL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

FOOD WAS EXCELLENT,STAFF AMAZING,MY ONLY NEGATIVE COMMENT IS THE NOISE LEVEL AS THE RESTAURANT WAS FULL AND A BIT HARD TO CONVERSE, OTHERWISE I WILL CERTAINLY RETURN.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious. Love Zee’s. Been going for years and they never disappoint

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

This restaurant had pretty good food, but the overall feeling was impersonal. The dining area is just one big room with tables crammed in. We were right next to another couple which was a little awkward. The noise level was loud with a lot of echo. I prefer a more intimate, quiet setting for a nice dinner.

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My daughter and I enjoyed the food, excellent service and ambience during our evening at Zees.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Arrived for a two pm reservation with two 90 year olds. Waitress rushed us to order immediately as kitchen had closed and was keeping it open for our order. Wish we had known it would be rushed prior.

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p
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What else to say. Everything was amazyfrim food, service, ambiave !!!! All amazing will definitely go back when I am in Niagra on the Lake

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SF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant was recommended to us. We enjoyed our dishes, I had the arctic char and my husband had the beef short rib. The portions were very plentiful. The food was delicious and the staff were really helpful and very good.

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our pre-theatre lunch at Zee's Grill. The meal was very tasty and nicely presented. I appreciated the small size of the dining room, which felt intimate and was not too noisy. The fireplace gave a lovely ambiance on a fall day.

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BC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good but I told the server BEFORE we ordered that I had a $50 food credit, she seemed a little confused but didn't say anything else. Then AFTER we were done with our meal, the manager came over and said the $50 only applied for dinner. That's fine but it would have been better if they told us that before ordering so we could have decided if we even wanted to stay there for breakfast considering the food credit didn't apply.

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RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

We visited For lunch before a play at the Shaw. This was the best part of the visit as it is located just across the street from the theatre.

We had reviewed the menu on line. The menu given to us was the same. Obviously they keep their web site current, a good thing (too many don’t).

After finalizing our selection we ordered glasses of wine. The Cab Franc was quite tasty but the sparkling was vey flat which detracted from the taste. The portion size was more than acceptable and lasted through a leisurely paced lunch.

We had 2 appetizers, calimari and soup. As with the wine, the portions were good. The soup was very hot and tasty. Unfortunately the calimari, while quite tasty, was on the chewy side.

For an entree we split the cheese board. Everything was very enjoyable. The only comment I have is that there were a lot of crackers. Reducing the quantity of these and perhaps adding a third cheese or additional meat would have greatLy enhanced our enjoyment.

The restaurant was cold, so cold overcoats we required. Otherwise the experience was acceptable and quick fitting in with our theatre experience well.

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PF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zee's is our go to before shows at the Shaw Festival. It never disappoints, and has some of the best servers we find anywhere, always friendly and prompt. The food is varied and tasty, and a great wine selection.

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GG
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food, good service as always. Would have liked to sit on the terrace but was full. Décor inside is ok but not great. Noise level was very good

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G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Meals were great nice presentation lots of flavour. Would definitely go again

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TG
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second time having dinner there, and both times were fantastic.

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