Zee Grill
Zee Grill

Zee Grill

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Zee Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (24)special occasion (15)romantic (13)good for groups (6)notable wine list (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Consistently Excellent
    princessppmVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We frequent Zee grill often and the quality of service and food is always excellent. Service is exemplary. The menu is varied and changes frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine birthday celebration!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Excellent food and service. Spent the whole evening there catching up with old friends. This has been a neighbourhood favourite for more years than I can remember - 30 maybe?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre all Around
    Mcguire7666
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Not worth the money, food and service were mediocre. There's better in the city.
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  • NUMERO UNO !!
    LADYL
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    LOVE this place !! EVERYTHING is great there. I have eaten almost every item on the menu and have not been disappointed . In fact,I have been thrilled with each and every meal. CHEERS !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighbourhood Restaurant
    Leasider
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food is consistently great and the service is always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Incredible experience, wonderful food, great platter for sharing, great signature dishes and all around quality. I look forward to coming here in the near future! PS Never say no to the cone fries!!!! They are delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • J3nny
    J3nny
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Zee Grill is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant with excellent seafood appetizers and mains. Included also are fabulous desserts made onsite. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in in the hood
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We've been going to Zee's for years and it never fails! Service is always friendly and knowledgable and the food is wonderful. I had their seasonal pumpkin soup, literally seafood in a pumpkin bowl, which was absolutely incredible! Oysters, Ahi tuna. calamari, scallops amongst my favs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still the best oysters in the city
    Joe3
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    What others call medium-sized oysters (and then fail to give you a magnifying glass along with the little fork), is not served here: at Zee Grill they give you big, plump, meaty delicious oysters with varying levels of sweetness and/or salinity according to your liking. Lots of oyster-nuts in this restaurant, happily slurping away. The yearly fall special pumpkin dish was as good as ever according to my wife, and the swordfish was the best I've had in a long time. The restaurant is not downtown, and is not flashy, so in short: the perfect place for seafood lovers who don't need to prove anything to other people anymore. Wholeheartedly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • howetoeat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had long waits for drinks and between courses. The first course was not clared before the second arrived!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood, great meal.
    Trav2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everything was delicious from the raw bar starters, main course (3 of us had the seared tuna, 1 the scallops) and the dessert. Amazing what gets done in the space they have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zee Best!
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Love this place. Great ceviche and poke salad appetizers. All fish is fresh and deliciously prepared. Service is fantastic. This really is a neighbourhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • porsions
    mastrovasilis
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very small dishes porsions. The cost for 2 was high according to the quantity of porsions. We left and we still feel hungry. The quality of the food was very good the service ok.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    Camdaman
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    By far the freshest seafood in Toronto. Love this place and the service is unreal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bella
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My sea bass was an extremely thin piece very well done and difficult to separate from the skin. THe veggies were tasty but for $28 I was hungry and thinking maybe I won't be returning for awhile.
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  • Excellent
    Foodfavvies
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I sent my parents here for their 44th anniversary. Here is what they said: "Who knew but that we'd been here years ago but just forgot until we walked it. It was perfect for our anniversary. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed and romantic. Definitely we'll be back here. The fish and chips was outstanding and all in all, it was a wonderful evening." I highly recommend it to anyone else wanting some great seafood and a good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    operalover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Zee Grill is one of our favorite restaurants, notably for its very good sea food. We always enjoy our dinners there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Gluten Free
    GlutenFreeNana
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I picked Zee Grill thinking that, since it was mostly fish, I could get a gluten free meal. To my surprise this was not possible. The fish choices I asked about all had some kind of wheat present--be it in the crust, or the sauce. Those who are gluten free are often also sensitive to milk, which made it even harder. I ended up having to order a meal that included milk, but not gluten. So if you are gluten intolerant, better to go to another restaurant. I might add the the food was okay, but not great.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I enjoyed dinner but thought for the price , the food could have been better -bit bland ...also portion size for poke salad was small.....my dinner companion had lobster -2 pounds =$52.00...WOW!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not to be overlooked
    YDog
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Hits the spot every time. Consistent, fresh, well prepared and assured. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always!!!
    Joe3
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We've been coming here for years; in our opinion: the best oyster/seafood restaurant in Toronto!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • al fresco
    swissmiss
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We sat outside on a lovely summer evening and their patio is lovely and intimate. The rocket salad was disappointing (yellowish leaves) and very small. The moules et frites were very good, especially the sauce with the mussels and the fries. The waiter was very nice. We have been there before, since it is in our neighbourhood, and will certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • patio is good
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    salad is good seafood is ok patio at night is romantic
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    GrannyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have been to Zee grill numerous times and it has never been disappointing. Food is consistently delicious and service excellent. Atmosphere in the restaurant is cozy and busy, filled with regular customers who come here over and over again for years. We will be going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 270 reviews are from the Zee Grill reviews archive.
  • Good but lacked value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We love seafood so we decided to give Zee a try. They sat us in the back patio which was nice, because the main dinning area was a bit dark. The appetizers we ordered (fish tacos, and lobster croquettes) were very tasty and the presentation was pleasing to the eye. The mains we had were Fish and Chips, Scallops and Mussels. Food was tasty but the portion size was very small. The fish (haddock) for the fish and chips looked like frozen fish sticks. They tasted good but the size didn't live up to an entree size. The same goes for the Scallops and Mussels. For the price we paid, we left the restaurant unfullfilled trying to find another place to get a small bite.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently scrumptious food
    Prettyinpink
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Scrumptious food, excellent service, great ambiance, our favourite restaurant. Never had a bad meal there!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish
    OpenTable1VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE IT !!!!
    LADYL
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Love this place My neighbourhood friend....................... I take all my friends See you soon !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ZEE PLACE TO BEE
    LADYL
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    LOVE this place ! The food,the staff,the ambiance ................. GO GO GO !!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hungrygirl
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wouldn't recommend
    Lana
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • keith10
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Been before, but this time was a disappointment. Service was at best amateurish, food presentation less attractive than before
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  • Great Oysters!
    gourmandVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Great place for fresh oysters accompanied by small, but useful wine by the glass list. Service is always friendly in this neighbourhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oyster letdown
    knuckleduster
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm cozy feeling
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three Time's a Charm
    Murf
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great choice for a night out
    SuEe
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WHO KNEW?
    LADYL
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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........................
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.