Zees Grill

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary Canadian

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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.
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vipSheilaD
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant. Good food and I look forward to a new menu In the spring

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WandaT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Zee’s. Our waiter Trevor was great. I thought the wine was a bit expensive at $48 for bottle that sells for 15.95 in the LCBO.
We would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at Zee's. The food was phenomenal, and the staff were amazing. Really is a highlight of our trip to NOTL.

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vipMDinBflo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We come her often. Food never disappoints. If they have the truffle fries, and the pork belly on the menu, those are awesome (but it’s more of a summer thing). Truffle gnocchi was a decent substitute this time.
The only issue at our recent visit was one of the people in our party tried to pour himself a cup of coffee from the lobby while waiting for the rest of us to arrive for dinner (it’s a hotel restaurant, so it’s all attached) and the front desk clerk admonished him saying “that’s only for hotel guests”. Never mind that we had a reservation for 14 at the restaurant...and we were literally, the only people there. I mean really? Seemed a bit petty, especially considering there wasn’t exactly a crowd. AT ALL.
A bonus- they have electric vehicle chargers. Those, I can understand have hotel guest priority. Although we’ve also been here when gas vehicles have hogged up those spots, and the staff don’t seem too inclined to call those people out on it.

Despite this, dinner was excellent and waiter was awesome. Will be back.

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Coast
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. The waiter was exceptional!

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DavidL
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The desserts sounded delicious on paper. However the crème brule was much smaller and much sweeter than anticipated. The Death by Chocolate was very scant with the fudge.

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JohnA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zees is always a great stop on any weekend for dinner while in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Service is excellent; the food tastes excellent and cooked to perfection.

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SuzanneL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome at Zees and our waiter Sean made it a perfect dinner!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant went above my expectations. The personal service was awesome. The knowledge regarding the menu by our server was very welcome.

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PatriciaV
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, perfect portion sizes, friendly service. Very positive experience overall. Will definitely go back!

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vipDmac
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Our server Trevor was extraordinary. It was a treat spending time with him. His service was impeccable. The food was excellent. Our favorite restaurant in Niagara on the Lake.

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blaqliquid
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Zees and once again they did not disappoint. The meal was delicious and the service was genuine and friendly, the atmosphere was lovely, a quiet gem on Niagara on The Lake. I requested a seat by the fireplace and while it couldn't be guaranteed, I was told they would make a best effort, and they succeeded so I was appreciative of that nice touch and Trevor who attended our table was just tops! I'll def be back.

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BruceY
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service. Professional staff for every meal we had in the restaurant. Food looked , and tasted good.

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JanetM
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Attractive restaurant with attentive and helpful service.

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SSMVisitors
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Wide selection of meat as well as vegetarian options. The mushroom risotto and gnocchi were hot and extremely tasty. The ice cream had such lovely tastes. The use of greens was lovely. The "Death by Chocolate" was satisfying and did not make us feel overly full by the end of the meal. Overall, a wonderful night with delightful food. I would HIGHLY recommend it to friends and family. We frequent Niagara-on-the-Lake yearly and this is the 4th year we have visited this stellar restaurant. I look forward to visiting again next year!

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RobertB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service, exceptional food. The chef is a master at his craft.

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DougM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our experience was superb - ambiance, service and truly wonderful food. We both had the baulabaise and it ranked with the best I have ever enjoyed, including in Paris. EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY!

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Cherie
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live nearby and Zees is one of the restaurants I go to for special occasions. The food is always fresh and delicious. Service excellent. The menu changes frequently so there is always something new to try. In Summer the wrap-around porch is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch, or dinner for that matter. My guest enjoyed it as well. I will return! Best to make reservations.

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Grasue
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Based on this one experience I would not recommend Zees - at least for breakfast. First, our server gave my husband and I lukewarm tea which was not fit for consumption. When we asked for tea that was hot she said she was unable to make it any hotter so we had it replaced with coffee, which was fine. Second, we each ordered a bowl of fruit with our poached egg - the egg was fine but the fruit was mainly old and tasteless - a few fresher pieces were sprinkled on the top but everything underneath was barely edible and we left most of it.
We were guests of the Shaw Club Hotel which was lovely, so we expected much more. We would recommend the hotel but advise people to eat elsewhere, at least for breakfast, which is unfortunate.

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DanW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must do before a show at Shaw Festival Theatre. At first arrival, one of our servers first questions was regarding going to see a show on that night. They made every effort for us to get everything we wanted and the bill in more than enough time to make it to the show we had tickets for. That is only the beginning, the service was spectacular, the food was unbelievable (we had the Arctic char and the truffle gnocchi....both were just incredible), and dessert just topped off the whole meal perfectly. Their heated patio was a fantastic place to sit and enjoy a great holiday season meal. We cannot wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great eggs benny and banana bread french toast and our server Hilary was so helpful

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JeremiahE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meals here. Service was great!

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cathyp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, beautifully plated. Server was very helpful and pleasant.

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jerrym
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great Beafeater martini’s! Cheese platter appetizer was interesting. Great service.

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GaleH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The bean medley with pork was disappointing but the mussels were tasty. Excellent desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner! The server was very nice. He checked on us but didn’t hover. We didn’t feel rushed. Our food was delicious! I had the Risotto! Very yummy! My husband had the surf and turf. The steak was done to perfection! Also, the potatoes and green beans were good sized portions and tasted great as well! We shared sorbet for dessert. A nice light ending to the meal. I would recommend this restaurant! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Suzette
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I had been hungrier!
As it was I just had soup and a shrimp cocktail that sounded fancier than it was. Three large crunchy shrimp but pretty pricey methinks. The pumpkin soup was very good but my husband would have preferred it to have been thicker.Friends had the mushroom risotto which was very tasty although the rice was maybe a tad overcooked.Pork tenderloin was generous juicy and very good. The star of the night and it makes me sad I wasn't hungrier because I would have ordered it was...the gnocchi. Simply DELISH!
We sat on the porch under a heat lamp...it was comfy and quiet as the rush had already happened. Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive.
A good dining experience.

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vipFoodandplays
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday time in Niagara on the Lake makes Zees Grill ultra convenient for theater goers and those staying in or near downtown. Plus the wait staff (long term employees) are fantastic. We had some excellent bouillabaisse and char; good wine selection with a tasty rose that was perfect with the fish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Close to the theatre and it’s parking lot. Great food. Wait staff are very good.

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heathers
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent (beef tenderloin) and service was very good. Ambiance was boring and basically a big open room where you could hear every individual in the room. Nothing done to creat a unique atmosphere... music was odd choice and one speaker so didnt sound good. Based on food and service they have the opportunity to turn the space into something that is a fully stellar experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Niagara on the Lake to see A Christmas Carol and had a lovely dinner at Zees Grill.
This was our 4th dinner at the restaurant and we have never been disappointed!

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ChadH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our experience at the restaurant. I will certainly come back to Zees Grill again, thank you for wonderful food and service, C. Hills.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about Zees. Our meal was delicious and the portions are excellent. We will definitely be returning

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SaraH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Trevor, our waiter, was great. Both Boulliabaise and Arctic Char were excellent.

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ElizB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was fantastic. Server went out of her way to make a delicious meal happen.

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NKE3
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Didn’t care much for the fall menu. Too many strange combinations. Tasted heavy. Bouliabaise was delicious, but extra salty, fish with potato rosti combo way too heavy. Service and ambiance wonderful. Would go back for sure

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Jackd
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and server were excellent. Very close to the Shaw Festival which was handy for us as we could keep our car there after the show.
The food and presentation was excellent with an adequate portion.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Thank you.

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Vivestar
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are looking for a pleasant spot for lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Zees is for you. The food and service are always good. We sat in the heated verandah, but the heaters were not working properly near our table. Unfortunately, I caught a chill and ended up with a bad cold.

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cathyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was chilly on the porch. Otherwise we had a delicious lunch and pleasant time in NOTL

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DeborahC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner! Delicious!! Would highly recommend this restaurant! Thanks for the great night.

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