Zees Grill

4.4
1839 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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EG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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NF
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Will never go again

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SF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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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
1 review
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
116 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
13 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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SS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambiance. Excellent elections for wine. Must have the Chacouterie, chicken and swordfish!!!! Best service ever. We will be back.

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner on Thursday evening. We sat out on the veranda and thoroughly enjoyed people watching, delicious wine from Flat Rock Vineyard and a wonderful meal. We will definitely be back!

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CB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Dave made the experience the very best. He was attentive, but not intrusive. He was extremely helpful and was able to answer or find the answer to each inquiry that we had. The veggie wrap that we selected was one of the most delicious gluten free options that we have enjoyed. Both of us are celiacs; so, this is very important to us. The presentation of the meal was excellent; the atmosphere is lovely year round. It is a perfect location for theatre guests as the Festival Theatre is directly across the street.

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful patio to eat on, our server John was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and especially when it came to the VQA wines. We stayed until close on Monday night and never felt rushed by him while we enjoyed dessert and the evening. Short ribs were fall off the bone delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening John. Alex and Erica

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G
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Came here for dinner during our annual stay in NOTL for our Wedding Anniversary. We’d been here once before and the service and food were excellent. Great location on Queen Street with the option for outdoor dining. We elected to dine inside as my husband prefers it.
This visit, the wine and service were very excellent, but my risotto was a huge, slightly undercooked portion, dripping with cheese...it was not good and I sent it back. To the restaurant manager’s credit, she did all the right things to fix it. My husband’s swordfish was excellent, as was my tuna appetizer, our wines, and desserts. One other bothersome detail, however, was that there were several flies hovering around our table and it was quite off-putting. We were constantly shooing them away from our food. Not sure we would return.

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JP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We love sitting on the veranda and watching people go by.

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BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

overall food was good. Good be seasoned more. Although cooked well, it was slightly bland.
Service was great and timely. Everyone was friendly and accommodating.
Highly recommend the ahi tuna!

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SP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great short ribs braised in root beer, but the swordfish was sadly overcooked and quite tough. The risotto was delicious and the surf 'n' turf was very good. Seating on the porch was comfortable and the server was attentive and considerate.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Zoe’s !!! The Mediterranean risotto is to die for!!!

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RT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was very impressed w/Zees and I would return on another visit to Niagara on the Lake. Food, service and ambiance were excellent.

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L
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great staff! Always a treat and we go often

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RB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

" A great place to meet with family or friends as a prelude to a play at Shaw."

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We weren’t terribly hungry, so we ordered salads and the cheese board to share. The cheese board had plenty of fruit, crackers, and condiments, but only 2 pieces of cheese! Really? Then don’t call it a cheese board. We’d eaten there last year and had a wonderful meal, but we were really disappointed this time.

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JR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was just not up to the standards we’ve experienced in the past, starting with a poor excuse for bread to the just OK mains. Maybe just an off night?

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food, paired on the beautiful patio made for a lovely evening out

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T
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Zee's is one of our favourite locations in Niagara-on-the-Lake. There is a lovely patio with tables under umbrellas. There is the veranda - open air - with ceiling fans. There is also indoor dining. So lots of choice. The menu is quite varied with many tasty featured items. My husband and I were there for an anniversary dinner. My husband had the southern chicken with Charred Corn Vegetable Succotash. I had the Salmon Duo with tri-coloured carrots. I also had the Cappuccino Mousse with Chocolate Chip Biscotti, drizzled with Kahlua Caramel for dessert. It came with some strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, topped off with a swirl of chocolate. Absolutely delicious and so pretty to look at! We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I really like the fact that Zee's offers a good selection of local wines.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Newton, was our waiter and he was impeccable! He was very attentive and informative on the menu. We choose to sit outside because it was a warm day but we had to battle the bugs. The food was delicious and presented nicely. Overall, Zees Grill is Place to eat.

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VG
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good. The only annoyance was surcharges for feta cheese.

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