Zees Grill

4.4
1858 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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  • Outdoor Eating
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast: Daily: 8:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm (May-Nov) (Closed Dec-April (except holidays); Dinner: Sunday to Friday: 5:00pm - 830pm, Saturday: 5:00pm -9:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 468-5715
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Matt Tattrie
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Private Party Facilities
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Private Party Contact
Group Sales Department: (905) 468-3369
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Cross Street
Queen St
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Parking Details
Free parking is available
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
20 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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GK
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great location for a pre-theatre lunch. Good service and menu. Our fourth visit to Zees this summer & fall. Enjoy the verandah and patio setting, and parking at the Shaw Club.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and excellent service but the price was a bit steep.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came to Zees over the long weekend on a recommendation from a colleague and I was extremely impressed. Our server was outstanding and attentive (nicki) and the food was delicious. I had the short rib and it was massive, melt in your mouth. My partner had the chicken and he loved it, especially the sweet potato purée. We had a Caesar salad to start, which was also very nice, perfect to share. We will be back next time we visit niagara on the lake.

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zees has never let me down when it comes to good food and good service. It is one of my favorite restaurants.

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SF
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Terrific place for dining before show at the Shaw Festival.

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DL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The main course was great. The salmon was cooked to perfection. The southern chicken dinner was great. So glad we picked this restaurant.
The only thing I would have done is skipped the Zees Perfect Cheese Board 26. Although it was a lot of food I felt the quality of the cheese and crackers were lacking. Next time we will try salads.
Dessert was good and our waiter was very friendly.

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WF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food is very good. The servers are competent but not particularly friendly. The beef short rib is very tasty but WAY too much meat for a single person to consume. Suggestions might be to either reduce the size, indicate how many ounces of meat you get so people know they are getting a huge meal, or make it for two people. I saw other people also leaving more than half of the meat on their plate. It’s a shame to waste it. The ambience is nice and the location is very handy, just across the road from the main festival theatre.

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AM
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a pre-theatre dinner. Service was excellent and prompt. Noise level was moderate despite several large groups in a rather full dining room. Convenient location, right across the street from the Shaw Festival Theatre. We used their parking lot and just walked over to the theatre. Enjoyed a filet, cooked perfectly, and the braised short ribs.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Yummy! Beer could have been colder but the cranberry chiller was good! Pulled pork, Caeser salad, Parmesan truffle fries, salmon burger all very good👌🏼

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F
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We made reservations. Sat inside with the most awkward seating. The bench seating inside is not conducive to intimate dining when the couple next to you are inches away. The bench is lower than the other seat so very awkward to talk to one another. The patio seems more intimate and romantic but was not given an option. The appetizers were just boring. Too big and just not interesting for a restaurant that is trying to be upscale according to their prices. My main dish of short ribs was really delicious and huge. My husband ordered the salmon and it was a tiny serving of salmon, the smoked salmon was invisible in the side dish and scant vegetables for the price. So opposite? Luckily he ate half of mine.
Just disappointing. Would have liked to have seen something seasonal and unique on the menu.

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely experience, great & delicious cuisine, topped off being served by our excellent and friendly server Joe!

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EG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Restaurant was nice. I ordered the surf & turf, the steak was delicious, the crab that came with it was not great. Tiny little breaded pieces that were very fishy.

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

I can’t imagine better food. Delicious. Presented well. Amazing.

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NF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Will never go again

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SF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We enjoyed dinner after a matinee at the Shaw Festival. Great lamb and swordfish, very helpful server, a very pleasant 50th anniversary celebration.

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BL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and lovely servers!! A very pleasant place to eat.

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W
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view of the trees the Shaw Festival property and all the flowers. If the weather is nice sit outside and enjoy the great service and excellent food. I had the short ribs and it was the best I ever had. Niagara on the Lake is my every other year 5 day get away go to and Zees is my place for at least two dinners.

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JB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner on the veranda by candle light is perfection.

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, beautifully presented food, and wonderful outdoor patio. Our "go-to" place in Niagara on the Lake.

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EB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing. We have been to Zees for a few special occasions and have always been so pleased with the food and service. Such a wonderful restaurant! Would recommend it to anyone!

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KC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Great service fast to get food. James the bartender was fun to talk to. I enjoyed my visit.

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NT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We all had a lovely relaxing dinner and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend it.

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P
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb location (5 minutes from Festival Theatre). Pleasing to the eye plus great ambiance and food/drink.

Pricey, but you''ll enjoy the experience very much.

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CB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This was another birthday lunch and theatre. Our server, Jay was excellent with just the right amount of humour and the ability to be attentive without being interruptive. The staff at this restaurant is very aware of special diets and able to recommend items that are safe. I recommend making a reservation, particularly on matinee performance days as this popular spot can be very busy. Zees is our go-to restaurant whenever we visit Shaw Festival Theatre.

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Richmond
96 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Caesar salad great. Medetrainnian risoto great. Ahi tuna poor (way too thick ). Very limited wine list by glass. Only dessert was raspberry sorbet. Overall just so so

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d
Jacksonville
118 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are from Florida and have eaten here a few times over the last several years for lunch. Now we were here with a bicycle tour and immediately made reservations for a group,of us for dinner. It didn’t disappoint. We had tuna, swordfish, salads, pork belly, steak and it all was excellent. Save rooms for dessert. The death by chocolate and red velvet cake are to die for! Will be back next trip to Canada.

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JK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were very disappointed with the Fielding Pinot Grigio wine that we ordered. I was fizzy!

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TK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had our first date here and the food and ambiance was amazing. I would highly recommend coming here for dinner. I know we will be returning soon

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s
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We enjoyed the food at Zee's, however it was my wife's birthday and the restaurant had been given a heads up. Indeed my wife chose Zee's to celebrate her birthday. Despite this, there was no response to the special occasion. The restaurant was not overly busy and I chose not to complain, but it makes me wonder why I would state whether there is a special occasion when I book a reservation.

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l
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very enjoyable lunch. Food is good quality although a little pricey.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whenever we go to Niagara-on-the-Lake (usually once a year), we plan in advance to have dinner at Zee's and over the past 8 years we have always enjoyed fine food, great service & a relaxing atmosphere - our most recent visit was a memorable evening and did not disappoint.
Cassandra

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ES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Located across from the Shaw Festival Theater, Zees is perfect for a meal before attending an evening event at the theater. Although the dinner entree selection was not extensive, it was more than inviting with fair pricing. The quality of the food (salad, entree, dessert), the quantity, and the presentation was awesome. Server (Sean) was very attentive but not obtrusive. Wine selection was extensive. Highly recommend without any reservation or hesitation. Suggest the beef or salmon for an entree.

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TF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

First time at Zees. Went there because it was close to the theatre, hence avoiding the hassle of parking. Would have wanted to be inside rather than out but were told there was a function for which inside seating was reserved. Nothing fancy about food but did enjoy the salmon burger and the parmesan fries.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was disappointing. Caesar salad was dry and bland. I had their swordfish “signature dish” which was nothing special.
Jay, our waiter was terrific.

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R
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We had a nice table outside.
The weather held up and it was quiet enjoyable .
The food wAs very good and everyone e njoyed what they had.
We would definitely go back again.

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