Zee Grill
Zee Grill

Zee Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zeegrill.com/
  • Phone: 4164846428x
  • 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
46 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (20)special occasion (14)romantic (14)good for groups (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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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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    • 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
    • Food
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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
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    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 260 reviews are from the Zee Grill reviews archive.
  • 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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    • 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.
  • Perfect as always!
    Joe3
    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 !!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    GGeatshere
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food service and atmosphere consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, excellent service!!
    LovemyfoodVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable and tasty!
    Dcw1
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Overall a great little restaurant...fabulous scallops...attentive friendly service...would definitely recommend...great local spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal in a great ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very good
    Winelover
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    Heather
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Mid-Town Seafood
    Murf
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a dining experience
    crbu
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an experience
    Jess
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was a memorable evening with terrific food, wine and service. Well done team Zee !!! We look forward to going again and again !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing selection of seafood
    daremedy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual Birthday Destination!
    Dvallx
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Excellent
    princessppmVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We continue to return to Zee - it is consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate