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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Special Occasion (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
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Good for a Date (12)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was excellent! Service was fantastic. Although, it did take a bit for our server to get to our table at first (it was busy since it was Valentine's Day, so very acceptable for the wait). Once we ordered, the food came quick and the service was very accommodating. Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

I really enjoyed the food. The Clam Chowder was really good as well as the Mussels. The waitress was super nice. We went late so the restaurant was pretty empty. Would definitely go back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was very good and our waiter was great, but we were completely ignored by the manager for several minutes when we entered. When I asked her about our reservation she seemed annoyed and said the previous occupants were just paying and we should sit at the bar if we want. She was surly and dour -- not a good way to welcome your dining guests.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food but would love to have see bass on the menu more often.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Really enjoyed our dining experience. The food was exceptional and the service was first rate. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Amazing as always!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food. They are always consistentently good. Good vibe. Great for a dinner out with a significant other.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

BEST FISH IN TORONTO! ALWAYS FRESH - TRY THERE FOGO ISLAND COD NOW ONTHE MENU!!! THOUGH MY FAV IS POKE SALAD AND PERFECTLY SEARED TUNA!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It has a nice ambience - had the fish and chips which is my fave! Portions could be a little more generous!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We chose this restaurant because it is primarily a seafood restaurant and we live close by. This is our second time at this restaurant. The food was well prepared and very good. The wine list is quite expensive with the lowest price for a bottle is $49. Overall, we enjoyed this restaurant. Reservations are recommended as the restaurant was quite busy for a mid-week dinner.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Delicious and not overpriced. Every bite is tasty and service was excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

My favorite neighborhood restaurant, Zee Grill never disappoints. Fabulous food, a lovely atmosphere and great service. Our starters were chowder, poke salad, cold half lobster and smoked trout pate. All were fantastic, but a special shout out to the pate. It was heaven. Mains included half roasted lobsters, fish special (fogo island cod), and seafood tacos. Again all delicious. This is a gem of a neighborhood restaurant. Make a reservation ‘cos its always busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent meal - well prepared food, nicely presented with good service in a cozy room. Always a treat to dine here.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My sister and I wanted to experience eating oysters and we knew zee grill would guide us. Kenny was so helpful......as always. Good conversation with Jacques about restaurants for us to visit while in NYC

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening at Zee Grill. The service and food were both very good. We always bring our own wine and the corkage fee is fair.
Have been going there for several years and were only disappointed once.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent seafood. Friendly service. Intimate. Not rushed. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Zee Grill never disappoints. The oyster bar is top notch with fresh oysters sourced from PEI and Maine. The Zee Grill caesar salad is delicious, served with a poached egg on top that gets mixed into the dressing. Cod was the special on Saturday night, pan-seared to perfection. We especially like the desserts that are made in-house. Our favourite is the lemon meringue ice cream sandwich.
As you can tell from my description above, my wife and I really like this restaurant. For anyone who likes fish it will not disappoint.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing neighbourhood gem! Oysters always wonderful and enjoyed the fish. Even dessert is great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A neighbourhood gem! Great oysters, great ambiance, lively yet intimate, attentive service- particularly spectacular fish stew!
Yum yum.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Never fails! Amazing seafood.. very fresh cozy atmosphere.. nice place to have a conversation or friends gather.. it’s not a big restaurant but very personalized

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 22, 2017

A great local institution on Mount Pleasant. Serving seafood primarily, it is creative and delicious. The atmosphere is warm, the wait staff and the chefs are outgoing and approachable. We have never been disappointed with the food as it is always excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great experience at Zee.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We go at LEAST once a month and we LOVE it !!
The best EVERYTHING
It is an amazing place
GO GO GO

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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
 (London)·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 28, 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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 (Toronto)·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 27, 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 21, 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
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great place for fish / seafood!!!

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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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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 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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