About 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.

641 Mt Pleasant Rd
Toronto, ON M4S 2M9
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Open Tuesday-Saturday from 5:30PM until close.
Closed: Sunday-Monday

Cross Street:
Between Manor Rd. and Hilldale Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 484-6428

Website:
http://www.zeegrill.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking or City parking in the underground parking lot right across the street from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Jac Eckhardt

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Zee Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (9)
Cozy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (5)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Nice relaxed meal. Food was excellent. Waitress was lovely and knowledgeable. Will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined 2 days ago

It was great as always! It is consistent and always great!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 9, 2017

One of the best places to go in the city for seafood, always incredible experiences, truly a pleasure.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I go for the oysters, lobster and fish. List above seems inadequate. Who created this low grade list?

Tags: Healthy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very nice and cozy place. Food was amazing, so was the service. Will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good size menu, lots of healthy choices. Excellent halibut special - done properly & tasty. Seafood poke outstanding! Hadn’t been in a while - won’t wait as long to return!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place, good food, great service and atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It is always incredible
Great food
Great service
We go often and they take great care of us
GO GO GO

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delicious, fresh seafood at an affordable cost! Amazing ambience, great service, good location (cheers to our server Riaan) and a wide selection of wines. I had a glass of rose, grilled calamari, sudado and the creme caramel, while my friend had the half lobster with salad/fries & a glass of whiskey & shared the appetizer & dessert. They were ALL amazing! The bill came up to under $100 for world class seafood! My only regret was not trying the oysters---but I'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Was excited to try Zee. Had a yearning for seafood or lobster. Disappointed that 1.5 lb lobster was $52! Found all prices to be too high for meals that were delicious but not creative or complex. Service was excellent :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food, a very fair price for the quality of food, a neighbourhood gem.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always great to come back! :)

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SPOT ~
Definitely and all time favourite right in the neighbourhood.
ALWAYS great food and service.
The staff get to know you and it is so nice .
Number 1 in my books

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Always superb sea food, friendly staff and a great ambience for conversation. Cozy atmospher

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Air condition can be a bit cold and blowing, but was turned off in our area when mentioned to staff. Cozy athmosphere. Good food and presentation as well as reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere and our waiter was professional: quick, courteous, yet down to earth. I had the halibut special which I enjoyed very much. However, if you had not had that special, I would not have had a problem choosing a main course as I do not eat lobster and was not interested in eating steak at the time.

I think that there should be more of a choice in seafood, like a filet of a fish, perhaps salmon or add a chicken dish for the entree...

Thank you

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Really enjoyed this place. The food was wonderful. You can tell the chef takes a lot of pride in creating a great meal with varied and complementary tastes. Our waiter was really nice and told us how the same owner has run the business for 35 years.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food is consistently good. Especially the oysters. SO fresh and tasty! Good selection. Their spicy oyster cesar is my husband's favourite craving. Everyone liked the smoked trout paté. The fish stew was too spicy for me, but not for my friend.
The service was timely, informative and with a genuine smile. The stairs and hall to the toilets could do with a 'freshing up'. It's in a great neighbourhood. Worth a visit, especially if you like seafood.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was delicious! We had roasted lobster as our main entree and clam chowder and corn soup as the appetizer. Grian was our server and he provided excellent service. Highly recommend that you go.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Oysters were super fresh and delicious and all other plates were fantastic.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had the Zee Salad, Lobster and Scallops and the Lemon Meringue ice cream were all very good.
We also had the oysters which were also good. Service and drinks were better than the norm. Close to where we live. Found it on Open Table. The wine glasses should be upgraded to complete the ambiance.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Delicious!! Great presentation and value for the dollar. Unique presentation!
Fifth time there, never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent overall.
We were on the back patio so the noise was minimal - would have been too noisy inside.
Great service and food.
A bit too pricey to come often.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was amazing great service love eating out on the patio quiet sitting great for any occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We always look forward to a nice evening at this restaurant. Not once did we walk away unsatisfied or unimpressed with the quality of the food or the care we receive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great food and service.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service, food and atmosphere was perfect for my romantic birthday. The roasted lobster and grilled halibut was superb!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Phoebe's Zee Grill is always our first choice for special occasions or when out of town friends visit. The sea food is outstanding, especially the oysters, and the family who have operated it for 37 years are warm and generous hosts.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Fantastic food. The Ahi Tuna dish and the scallops were wonderful with beautiful presentation on the plate. Tried 3 types of oysters and all were good especially the Raspberry Point with the cider sauce. Wonderful service and great spot for our 25th Anniversary dinner on the covered back patio.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, great service - we will be back!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I have dined at this restaurant numerous times in the past and would have (and did) recommend it to friends. However, last Friday's meal was a disappointment. The restaurant has changed their menu somewhat, and I found even the old "stalwarts" lacking. The cocktails were fine, as was the wine. My companion said her soup was "okay" but the Zee salad was not as good as it had been on previous visits. The duck was good; the lobster was not; and the fries, though I requested them well-done, were pale and "flaccid"! My companion enjoyed dessert...sticky toffee. Overall, it was the food that was disappointing, as the restaurant ambience and service is still good.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a bad experience at Zee Grill over a year ago but we had loved it in the past so we decided to give it another try. It was great again. The food was delicious and the server, Pedro was outstanding. I did not order the dish that disappointed me the last rime, the seared Ahi Tuna. I was afraid it would be overcooked again.
I made the right decision as my Poke salad and halibut were great

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food is excellent - Chris the waiter we had was very friendly and knowledgeable of all the food on the menu. This owners is extremely dismissive - Hence I said to my wife the food must be excellent because she is so rude.... and it was.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The service was excellent. My tuna was well prepared and very tasty. I had a delicious pudding for dessert. The noise level was moderate which I appreciated - you can actually have a conversation where you are not shouting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 20, 2017

My wife and I go for the seafood which the curious list above does not identify.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Very good food, like their oyster and fish . cozy and nice for a friend's get together gathering

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Excellent seafood and service. Recommend the Grilled Calamari- very tender, the Poke Salad and half lobster. The atmosphere is lovely, a highlight being the photo treatment of "George" (Giant Tortoise) overseeing the room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great food!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Nice raw bar style Restuarant. Oysters were excellent ,grilled lobster very tasty. The soft shell crab was fresh but too much breading. The service was excellent and ambience nice. Where they dropped the ball was on the drinks. Had an $18.95 martini that was tiny. Hate Restaurants that pour small drinks and charge big price. If you go have wine or beer as liquor pours are weak.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Zee is a lovely neighbourhood resto with delicious food, great ambiance and warm and friendly staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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