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Zee Grill
Zee Grill

Zee Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zeegrill.com
  • Phone: (416) 484-6428
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Open Tuesday-Saturday from 5:30PM until close.
    Closed: Sunday-Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jac Eckhardt
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Manor Rd. and Hilldale Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking or City parking in the underground parking lot right across the street from the restaurant.
A word from Zee Grill
Zee Grill is one of the best and oldest seafood restaurants and oyster bars in Toronto. Located in the Yonge & Eglinton neighborhood we've been serving oysters, lobster, steak, seafood and fish to Torontonians since 1981.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Scrumptious food, excellent service, great ambiance, our favourite restaurant. Never had a bad meal there!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "great service - friendly staff, very attentive waiter - felt a little rushed (perhaps the waiter was too eager to please, or perhaps he didn't have other people to wait on as it was quiet when we arrived at 7 p.m.) Great food - a neighborhood oldie but goodie."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It was our first time at the restaurant and all 3 of us had great meals - European sea bass, cooked with crispy skin and seared tuna - great flavours. The server was friendly and attentive. Will come back for sure."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Love this place My neighbourhood friend....................... I take all my friends See you soon !!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "LOVE this place ! The food,the staff,the ambiance ................. GO GO GO !!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Tried Poke Salad, chowder, ahi tuna, scallops and chocolate dessert. Good service and ambience but food was just on par for the price point. Chowder was not the best. Smoked bacon overpowered the soup. The rest of the dishes were decent."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The the main entree portions extremely were very small, for example. the scallops portion had 3 scallops and three peaces of ravioli! and nothing else, beverages were overpriced, overall we spend $250, which was not worth of it. The tables are very close each other, the kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant, and is not ventilated as it is usually done in fish restaurants, so there is a very strong "fishy" smell, which is even for fish lovers is unpleasant. We wanted to discover a new seafood/fish restaurant, but we wont come back there , and wouldn't recommend anybody."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time at the Zee Grill May 30, 2014. Our server , Ryan, did a great job making us feel catered to with every detail. His recommendations on the oysters was helpful. My wife ordered the Divers Scallops and I, the Battered Halibut Special. Everything tasted fresh and flavorful however I would have liked the portions to be a little larger. Overall the experience was quaint and delightful. Good Job to the staff, Ignazio"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Been before, but this time was a disappointment. Service was at best amateurish, food presentation less attractive than before"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great place for fresh oysters accompanied by small, but useful wine by the glass list. Service is always friendly in this neighbourhood restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Was craving scallops, googled, found Zee Grill. Google, as often, was right! Yummy yummy scallops, but the oyster selection was a letdown. Only one west coast offering, and it paled in comparison to others (Rodney's) finished with a delicious flour less chocolate cake!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We love Zee Grill and have been coming here for at least 7 years now. Larry is always our server and we look forward to seeing him. At times the food can be a bit slow to come out but when it does, it is fresh, delicious and full of flavour. There is nowhere else we will go for seafood and we love the intimate space that makes us feel wonderful. We endeavour to get here at least once a season because the menus change and Jacques, the owner/chef is always there welcoming you at the door. This is an "aint broke, don't fix" kinda place- the whole plan works and has been perfected over the years. Can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is the third time I have been to Zee Grill this year. I took my girlfriend again, and two friends this time. They were very impressed. The food was excellent and so was the service. The only complaint I have is that the tables are little close to one another and that makes intimate dining a challenge. Notwithstanding this, Zee Grill is definitely a neighbourhood gem. Highly recommended. I would actually rate Zee Grill 4.5 stars."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We love going to Zee Grill because of all the fish and seafood choices. The Hawaiian Seafood Poke Salad is fantastic, a mixture of tastes that delights. The calamari is excellent (perhaps worthy of a main course). Our server was attentive and sweet, bringing tasters of wine despite a limited wines by the glass menu. He also spoke with the chef who accommodated us by making the main course scallops with a stir fry that was heartily enjoyed. The restaurant is dark in some parts, and light in others, so you might want to request a table according to your preferences. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I have lived by this restaurant since it opened and have commented MANY times about trying it but WOW,now that I have,it will be a fave on my list ! It was outstanding Only two little snags,the cocktail prices are WAY too high so get wine. It was my birthday and the waiter DID put a candle in my dessert but he also made me pay for it,not cool........................ "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "oysters perfect; scallops in sea urchin sauce heavenly. Service outstanding. And now there were razor clams !!! Saves you a flight to Barcelona !!!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food service and atmosphere consistently excellent. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I randomly googled any nice place to eat grilled fish and came across this restaurant. I must say one of the best sea food restaurants I have ever been to. For anyone looking for a good sea food meal in a quite cozy restaurant then this is definetly a must try!! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Overall a great little restaurant...fabulous scallops...attentive friendly service...would definitely recommend...great local spot."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Zee Grill is a great find in the Mount Pleasant and Eglinton area. The decor is quite nice, with gorgeous exposed brick and lots of unique character. We had appetizers of crab cake, fish tacos and calamari. The crab cake and fish tacos were awesome. We all had the panko halibut and frites special - chef's interpretation of fish and chips. It was absolutely awesome with a great homemade tartar sauce - we loved it. For dessert there was lemon meringue ice cream sandwich, flourless chocolate cake, and apple torte. They were all great, although the pastry on the apple court was a little undercooked. The service was friendly, without being overbearing. Overall we loved it, and will be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We eat there 6-10 times a year, and it never fails to deliver. Our favorite meal is the Zee salad and the lobster. They also have a nice wine list."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My husband and I recently found this restaurant and it's very close for us so we were excited to see the great reviews. Our waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable of the menu. We both really enjoyed our app';s and entrees. The dessert was also delicious. My only issue was that they charged 20 dollars for a martini. I think that is about 5 dollars more then even some of the best restaurants in Toronto. It also was not a great Martini. We won't order them again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I booked Zee's about a month ago because, quite frankly, Rodney's Oyster House, was full. I checked the internet and found that Zee's was mid town and it served oysters. Thought I would try it. Was very glad I did. The restaurant is small and cozy. The brick walls are surprisingly warm and relaxing. The servers are well trained and well versed with the menu. And the food is extremely well prepared, innovative, and flavourful. I went back this past Friday (April 11, 2014), and was once again very impressed. A definite 4-star rating in my restaurant book!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is a dining experience with character. The food was fresh and interesting and well prepared. It was beautifully presented and the service was excellent...attentive but not intrusive. The reservation was honoured with no wait time and the entire experience was memorable."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This was a memorable evening with terrific food, wine and service. Well done team Zee !!! We look forward to going again and again !!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "With a craving for a quality seafood dinner, I came here with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. I didn't know whether to dress up or go casual to the restaurant. We played it casual, but could have easily dressed up for this place. You're good either way. Great ambiance and service. We were pretty new to the whole oyster scene and our waiter walked us through how to eat it, the flavors and textures to look for. It's as important as enjoying a glass of fine wine. The diver scallops were ridiculously good. Black cod was so fresh and tasty. We also had the tacos and seviche as appetizers and were some of the most tasty apps I've ever had. Seriously, the freshness and taste was divine. I will definitely come back here again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Birthday girl loves seafood - so this resto is tops in the neighbourhood! Very relaxed on a Tuesday night - three hours of storytelling; great wine and delicious fishy eats!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We continue to return to Zee - it is consistently excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I went with a couple of friends. We were impressed witht the service as well as the food. The food was prepared and served wonderfully. The staff really took care of us."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Zee grill combines the flavor of a local neighborhood restaurant with a great quality of food found at high end eateries."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The ambience was nice, the food was good and the service was good, but the portions were too tiny and I left wondering why it was so expensive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "ZEE GRILL WAS A TRUE FIND. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT. THE WINE EXCELLENT. THE MENU IS SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE. THE FOOD QUALITY (I LOVED THE POKE SALAD. THE SCALLOPS WOW.) THE FOOD QUALITY IS VERY MUCH ON PAR WITH THE "HOT SPOTS" OF TORONTO. YET THE PRICE AND THE NEED TO BE SCENE HYPE IS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. THUS YOU GET GREAT FOOD, GREAT VALUE AND A TABLE AT A DECENT TIME WITHOUT TOO MUCH TROUBLE. . ITS LIKE SOMETHING YOU WOULD FIND ON A WELL ESTABLISHED SIDE ALLEY IN PARIS OR ROME..."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is truly the best food, ambiance and serviced restaraunts I've been to in Toronto! Outstanding home made everything from the kitchen is spectacular!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My second time at this place and it impressed me more than the first. The place has a very laid back personality. I have to say that the staff added to the ambience and made it a great night. There was a sense of pride by the waiter on the quality of the place."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I love this place. The service is reliable...and sometimes outstanding. The food is amazing, and the ambiance is hard to match in this neighbourhood. Dim lights and warm brick walls make for a very inviting space. Great for a couple's night out or a group of 4-6. Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We have been to Zee Grill before as it is in our neighbourhood. The food is very good - fresh and tasty. The room is very loud but that wouldn't discourage us from going again. Our waiter interrupted several times to check on the food which was a little more than called for but that is a minor fault. Overall, we really enjoyed it and will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went here recently for valentine's dinner. It was a pleasant experience to say the least. Just to tell you about the highlights, we loved the appetizers kob salad and calamari. All the fish were cooked perfectly, and seasoned well. All the deserts such as ice-cream and soufflé are made in-house as well. Our server was kind, smart and quick on her feet. We didn't have to look around for her attention or ask for anything because she brought us everything we needed before we asked for it. This was impressive considering it was valentines day with a full house of diners looking for a perfect evening and shows the owner's effort and attention that goes into running this restaurant. In all, we left zee grill smiling and satisfied."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised! The food was vibrant and the staff was great. Couldn't ask for a better atmosphere for that special night."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The four of us enjoyed our appetizers and main courses. Lobster bisque and fish tacos were delicious. The Chilean sea bass was perfectly cooked with bok choy and pot stickers. It was a decent sized portion and I felt I'd had a very healthy meal. Service was excellent. It was very quiet and cozy on a cold winter evening. We'll definitely go back there."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I found the menu enlightening. The meal was not full of salt. the flavours were so clean and individual. I will be back in heartbeat. I wish this restaurant was closer to home."
    Dined on 1/29/2014