Zees Grill

4.4
1878 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • 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
Please contact us.
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Private Party Contact
Group Sales Department: (905) 468-3369
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Neighbourhood
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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
What 1878 People Are Saying
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Toronto
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Service lacked considering the price of food

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DF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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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HJ
London
19 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
4 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
2 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
2 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
22 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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LE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend as I wanted somewhere special to go while visiting Niagra falls for my mum's 60th birthday and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It also happened to be my Dad's birthday on the day we went and they were very good at making my parents feel special for their birthdays.

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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
9 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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