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Zees Grill
Zees Grill
  • Address:
    92 Picton St
    Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Zees Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zees.ca
  • Phone: (905) 468-5715
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Jason Dobbie
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer O'Connor (905) 468-3369

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Queen St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available
A word from Zees Grill
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a table on the porch that was great for checking out the nice cars on a Sunday afternoon, and the fans kept it very comfortable on a warm day. I liked Zees because it had a classy feel and vibe, but had excellent food for my large appetite. Normally a place with this ambiance serves dishes that leave me wanting to go get a burger afterwards. Also, the meals were as described, the fresh ingrediants were evident and made every bite delicious!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Amazing dinner! One of the best dining experiences I've had to date. The scallop pasta and rib eye were both so delicious. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The staff was attentive and friendly. The chef understands "blue". It was great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I'm a Niagara local and when entertaining guests from out of town I often take them to Zee's. The food is consistently good, the prices reasonable and most of all, the location across from the Festival Theatre is great. The staff is always able to get us served and out the door in plenty of time to catch our show. And the porch and patio are a couple of the loveliest in town. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was ridiculously good. The server was knowledgeable and proper but had an air of pretension."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "service and food was excellent, clean, will recommend to friends and will be back"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Excellent, knowledgable server--very good food and many wine selections. The dining room is contemporary and casually elegant. Patio dining is under colorful umbrellas and very casual."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We come here every time we are in Niagara on the Lake to see a play at the Shaw Festival. Conveniently located next to the main theatre. The food is always consistently excellent and made with fresh local ingredients and the prices are very reasonable. If you happen to be there when they have the lamb burger, it's its so delicious."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Delicious food, great ambiance, terrific service. Nice relaxed atmosphere, friendly waiter who made good suggestions. A little cool on the porch in the evening so the waiter turned on the heater which made things perfect. Overall, a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Location is everything plus good food,wine list with some fine hard to find local vintages.Good experience over all."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Tea without a teapot, espresso in a large coffee cup, mousse dessert without the mousses ness, leaves a nice main, and a wry smile on the amuse bouche as we were encircled by our talkative waiter. Average overall...."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We arrived for our 6:30 reservation and were seated quite quickly. The hostess made a point of asking if we were attending the theatre that evening. We really appreciated the service and we were out in lots of time and never felt rushed. I had the salmon and the chef cooked to to my specifications, my husband had the scallops and they were wonderful. We have already recommended it to a couple who were staying at the B&B and they went the following night and also enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My Daughter and I had an excellent Lunch. Sitting out on the Veranda in moderate weather was indeed a treat. The Service was timely and the server was most friendly and efficient. This is the second time I have had Lunch at Zees Grill. The last time we sat inside and it was very nice as well. We will be returning next time we have Matinee tickets for The Fesival Theater"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great location in NOTL near the Festival theater, lively mixture of herbs, special presentations. This was our second time there and we will go again after a show"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Fly landed in my wine. Waiter offered me a spoon to remove the fly. Pathetic. At 32 dollars for a half liter if wine and $130 bill, the least he could have done was offer to replace the small amount of wine I had left. Will not be back."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed the compressed watermelon and strawberry salad and the scallops with pork belly. The dessert menu seemed unappealing, so we passed on that. The weather was beautiful so it was nice to sit on the porch."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "As loyal long term customers, we always enjoy the Zees experience, prior to attending Shaw. We had booked online in advance, and had specifically requested a table for 2 on the deck, street side. When we arrived (on time), there was no table available/reserved for us and we were seated at a table against the wall behind the reception desk. The staff advised that they do not reserve tables! Now for the good news. Ten minutes later, after we had ordered, a table came up on the deck street side, and they immediately accommodated my request that we be relocated. All's well that ends well. Bruce walker"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My husband and I, along with two other couples enjoyed another fabulously delicious dinner at Zee's, before attending the evening performance, The Philanderer, at the Festival Theatre. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and the service was exceptional ... we were neither hurried nor rushed, but had a leisurely dining experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We reserved online for 5 people however the confirmation came back for 2 people, not being able to accommodate 5. This was quickly resolved with a phone call directly to the restaurant. Food was great. A little on the pricey side but the whole experience of outdoor dining and excellent wait staff made it worth it. Would visit there again."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. fFoodwas very fresh,tasty and creative. Loved the plates."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had lunch at Zee's before attending a performance at Shaw. They have a well-balanced menu and very nice wine list with wines from the region. The food was excellent and you can't beat the setting on their wrap-around porch surrounded by beautiful gardens. The servers were very attentive."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Our second dining experience at Zees and we loved it. Food was great, service was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food at Zees was exceptionally tasty and beautifully plated. Service was excellent and prices on target for the quality. We sat outside and it was most pleasant. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, well informed, polite and professional. It was a great dining experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our main dishes came out almost an hour after the previous course. Our table server didn't show up meanwhile, so we had to grab another server (perhaps a manager?) to ask about our food and whether there is any problem in the kitchen. She never came back to our table for the answer. Our table server showed up with the main dishes later, and he said it is normal to wait that long in this restaurant because they make everything freshly from scratch. However, we found out that there was a mistake in the kitchen, which no one properly acknowledged and apologized for. The food wasn't good either; the chicken was dry, the sauce was too sweet to go with the chicken, and factory-made overcooked soba noodle was bad. It was really a bad experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • " I was very upset with the waiter. One of the meals I wanted to order identified that it came with seasonal vegetables, so I asked what was being served. He responded "whatever had come in that day" so I asked if he could check what was being served - he refused and then asked what vegetables I didn't like - I was very put off with his attitude. We had arrived at 6:00 for an 8:00 play, without having coffee and dessert we made it out at 7:55, everything took too long and my dinner chicken was overcooked."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had a 6:15 reservation so we could make a 8 pm show. Did not get our food until 7:35 and by then we had just cancelled our order. So we went to our show without dinner (just wine and bread) and this was supposed to be our anniversary dinner. Very surly waiter. Manager was apologetic but made no overtures to discount our bill or make it right."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was great and our waiter was very helpful"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We had 2 breakfasts and one dinner here. The breakfasts were good, served outside, with standard fare. The dinner--we chose this resto because it was attached to our hotel and very close to the Festival Theatre--was at best second rate. A very unctuous server made our flesh creep and the food didn't rise to his level. There are better restos in NOTL, notably Treadwell's and Stone Rd Grill."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service was great, the food was great and view from the terrace was so pleasant. A great restaurant overall is highly recommended even for the most discriminating of diners."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Disappointing. Tuna was overcooked. Small portion, more like an appetizer and not a main. Salad that came with it was good. Service was not good. Waiter did not know his wine, and I mean, at all. His attitude did not appeal, either."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner on the patio. Service was excellent, food was fantastic and we really appreciated the vegetarian options that were available. We had a difficult time choosing. Ingredients were fresh and unique."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The four of us thoroughly enjoyed all our dishes. Everything was tasty with some unusual interpretations. Service was friendly and unpretentious but still professional. The porch is a wonderful spot when the weather is right. We were able to carry on a conversation so the noise level was just right as well."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "If you close your eyes and think about the ideal locale for a brunch served on a wraparound porch, this is it. Zees has a fixed charge breakfast menu (i.e. all hot items are $14.95 including coffee). All items are presented well, served hot, and taste great. A terrific experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed our lunch at Zee's very much last week. The patio is very pleasant and the food was fine. The location, a bit beyond all the shops but still within walking distance, made it more relaxing."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My wife and I are from the Falls and we find Zees to be one of the best dining experiences in the whole region. The food is outstanding and the servers are always knowledgeable, friendly and professionable. We have dined at Zees at least half a dozen times and have never had a bad experience. The consistency speaks volumes of the chef and management of this establishment. As a business administrator myself I appreciate how had that is to maintain and deliver great service every time."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "It was quite warm and very humid the evening we dined (6:00 PM) at the restaurant. The AC's in the main dining room were either not working properly or they were unable to cool the space to a comfortable temperature. After complaining to our server, she told us there was no way they could adjust the temperature. After ordering our meals, it took quite some time (approximately 50 minutes) for us to get our food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had no expectations, we booked it online, this was our anniversary dinner. Can't say enough about it. Our seating was against the railing outside on the porch, very nice. The food was outstanding , the service and friendliness of the staff was great. I would recommend this restaurant. We are a very picky couple! enjoy."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Zees Grill is an excellent dining choice in Niagara on the Lake. Our meals were delicious and the serving staff were extremely competant. Several vegetarian options were available."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The burgers were very good however charging $3.00 to substitute fries for a tiny Caesar salad is a little much"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our Zee's burger and pasta special were great, and the wine list included a nice selection from the local vineyards. The restaurant staff was friendly and the service was efficient. The location is great - right across the street from the Festival Theatre. We had a wonderful time and recommend Zees Grill."
    Dined on 6/27/2014