Zees Grill

4.5
2310 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
***Starting September 22, 2021 it is mandatory each guest show proof of 2 vaccines with a photo ID***
Reservations strongly suggested. Your reservation guarantees you a seat in the restaurant. We do our best to accommodate all requests, however we have limited outdoor tables available (especially if it rains).
Mandatory mask when not sat at your table; Guests must not be symptomatic; No contact with COVID positive people.
These rules are mandated by both the Region and Province. Thank-you for your cooperation***
Zees Grill at the Shaw Club Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake is located across the street from the Shaw Festival Theatre and has the largest patio in Niagara. Our award-winning chef has created an array of dishes that are as delicious as they are inventive to tantalize your taste buds.. At Zees, fine dining meets fun dining.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2310 people are saying
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robertz
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We selected outdoor seating when arrived hostess said nope not available. We said we requested out door seating she told us everyone does but you are going to be seated inside. No compassion or any type of explanation we saw a open table and were told no some one else will be seated there. We said we would wait and that that was not an option. All and all just a cold reception.

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our waiter must have been trained in a diner and not a white table cloth restaurant.

The wine arrived (after the soup- which had been spilled) and he handled the glasses by the bowl and not the stems

We received the bill/ paid , then the coffee and later on he came by to ask if we had paid ( really !!)

Only saving grace is the food was excellent

There is a real disconnect between the food quality and the server

With their prices, one would expect better experience

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Eric
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was pretty good, although it was VERY expensive. The service was great, but VERY slow. Also, we sat outside and there was consistent noise that took away from the experience.

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WineBuddy
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They have an excellent selection of Niagara wines and the perfect location before a performance at The Festival Theatre.

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AdRank
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and spectacular service. The staff were really friendly and our server Sean was superb. Definitely coming back for another special evening out.

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vipBBee
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love Zees ,unfortunately cannot reserve verandah outside ,but covered and has heating if needed ,think in Covid ,it would be greatly appreciated to know a table is guaranteed .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went for lunch. The food looked very nice but several items lacked seasoning. We had the caprese salad which desperately needed salt and pepper. My Cajun shrimp tacos were very bland . The tomato soup and the apple Brie grilled cheese were ok. The French fries were delicious and nicely salted. We had high hopes for the restaurant. Service and location was great but the food was sadly not.

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alamaude
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was great and the food was a delight. My only complaint would be their coffee. Just too weak for my liking... buts that’s me being petty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific experience at Zee's. Food was great on a beautiful evening for the patio.

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DavidM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice location across from the Shaw Festival. I had the confit duck which I found a bit dried out. My companion had a dead on medium tenderloin...said it was perfect. Sides were nice but someone must have dropped a salt shaker in the veggies.
Desert.. delicious. Great service.

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KenW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We had the beef tenderloin and the pork chop with potato hash - Caesar salad and smoked salmon - we have had this a few times before in the summer and really liked it - this time - so bad - there was only half the portions for appetizers - beef tenderloin rubbery - my potato hash - greasy and had one small potato piece - the rest was onions and some greasy ham pieces - the bread that came to table was burnt on top and could not be eaten - we returned it and the next bread was better - carrots not cooked and the green beans over cooked - As i mentioned - this was like a totally different experience than before - we were there Sept. 16, 2021 at the 5 pm .

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BethK
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We'll definitely return to this restaurant. One lady recommended Pork Belly & this piqued my curiosity so we ordered the dish. To our delight, it was delicious. I wont eat it Everyday but it was worth the try. Today we had Apple & Brie, the combo was easy on the palate & surprisingly very tasty.

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VICRITA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

MY WIFE HAD THE SHRIMP TACO AND I HAD THE TURKEY SANDWICH. WE ALSO SPLIT THE SALAD. EVERYTHING WAS TASTY AND WE ENJOYED THE COMFORTABLE OUTDOOR ENCLOSED PATIO

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RialiR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful dinner at Zee’s - our server Kim was funny and friendly! Food was wonderful and our table couldn’t have been in a nicer spot!
Great experience

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Synectics
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Booked Zees for our anniversary dinner. The ambiance was delightful, the service very good, and the food was excellent.

I had the steak tenderloin and my wife had the Risotto. Both were tasty and the portion size generous. There was no room for dessert.

This is a great place for special occasions (i.e. not casual dining) or for a pre-show dinner (the Shaw Theatre is right across the street).

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VickyC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. We had e char and it was so good.

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The location to the Festival Theatre was perfect, especially for my elderly Mother with a walker, but I thought it was a little expensive for basically a sandwich and coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First vacation with my fiancé in a long while. We really enjoyed the food, everything was spectacular!

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Msadon
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was our 46th wedding anniversary and we were greeted with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. I ordered the filet medium rare and my wife ordered the Arctic Char. When my steak arrived it was cooked medium well but well presented as was the Arctic char. I proceeded to eat the steak and finally our waitress Laura came by and asked how the meal was. She saw that the steak was overdone, and offered to bring a new one, but by that time I had eaten most of the original and my wife had almost finished her Arctic Char. Laura approached the manager and the steak was removed from the bill. I wasn't really too upset over this as restaurants are having trouble being adequately staffed just now and I thought that the situation was dealt with satisfactorily. The Arctic Char was really good. I would happily return to Zee's.

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gmaitch
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a busy Sunday afternoon. We were seated on the veranda. The staff was friendly and food was great (although they were out of Zees Fries)!

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vipRonB
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I really enjoyed the ambiance of the terrace!! Lots of gorgeous flowers. The service was good! The pulled pork poutine was average. I was disappointed with the lack of the amazing taste which fresh French fries provides. That said, I will return to the restaurant in the Fall.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate dinner and breakfast at Zee's. Excellent food and service. It's not cheap and portions aren't huge but the quality is top-notch.

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vipPaulS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times and always enjoy the food. Service is excellent

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Druid
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My wife really liked her surf and turf. I thought my chicken supreme with pesto might have the pesto underneath, then later I decided it must be inside, but no, it just wasn't anywhere. Any chef can make a mistake but this one is pretty glaring given the price point of the restaurant. And they did not adjust the bill.
The vegetable portions of both dishes were pretty creative. Jenn, our waitstaff, was quite good.
So I would recommend to a friend but with caution to be sure you got everything you ordered.

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Emil
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Convenient, comfortable personable, and delicious.

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vipBill22
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a nice dinner served in a friendly atmosphere with good service!

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Kate
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time out in quite a while and couldn't have made a better choice. Beginning with the server it was a wonderful experience. Great wine and food, all in all a perfect dinner out.

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donnav
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

September 1,2021

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josh
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was fine, but not for $40-50 per plate. I added "surf' to my "turf", it ended up being 2 shrimp for an extra $10 and they were over cooked. The beef tenderloin was fine, but at $50 for a small piece it should be.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful meal at Zee's following a wonderful play at the theatre next door.

Trevor our server was very helpful, with great suggestions, and accommodating with our special requests.

The food was fantastic, and I very much recommend their Caesar Salad - it's a must have everytime!

Our mains were delicious, and the portions were generous, highly recommend the pork chop as well!

The drink menu is quirky and fun, and we're always eager to try their new inventions!

Desserts were decadent and the perfect finish to a perfect meal!

The ambiance on the veranda is tranquil and lovely, and the staff is always eager to help.

Zee's is an experience Not to be missed while in Niagara On The Lake!

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LenoreM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, our server was so friendly and professional. Thank you for exceptional service

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AndraC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a spot to eat before a show at the Shaw Festival, this place is perfect! Quick and friendly service, tasty dishes and right across the street from the festival theatre

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Bill
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were celebrating my wife’s 55th birthday and made it very clear on the reservation. The hostess mentioned nothing and neither did our sever Jenn. The patio was full and they did not want to entertain us waiting for an open spot. Rather the message was clear to sit and enjoy the table they selected for us. At the end I did fill out the survey card with my name and email address. Never heard back from them. Not what I would expect for fine dining. Lots of better alternatives in NOTL for the same price.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The salmon appetizer was excellent as was the Arctic char. The beef carpaccio was good, but seemed like it was missing some acidity. Surf and turf beef was really good. The prawns were okay. Service was prompt, pleasant and efficient, which we appreciated! Would definitely come back again.

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JeffreyL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere, and our waitress was an absolute delight. We will definitely be back!

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Musiclove2013
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the location is directly across the street from the Shaw Festival. Perfect for before or after show meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance very good. Service great. Food amazing and good portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pesto chicken and sirloin meal were delicious! Excellent service and ambience. Outdoor patio spacious and the plants were lovely

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KaschelleC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service, and beautiful quiet patio with ceiling fans for a bit of cooling.

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vipRonB
Toronto
70 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu provides for an awesome selection!! The cuisine is excellent, as well as the service and ambiance. An excellent selection of wine and beer is also provided!! I highly recommend this restaurant - especially on a gorgeous summer day!!

FAQs

Zees Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 2310 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.