Zees Grill

4.5
2032 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian
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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KP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Hilary was our server and she was lovely. Martini was perfect and the turkey sandwich excellent.

m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time at Zees...absolutely luv it there..started with cheese platter for 2...then on to the ahi tuna..which was cooked perfectly...wife had the chicken which was super moist...highly recommend this place!!!!....see ya next year Zees👍

BT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to eat before or after a show. Delicious food and excellent service.

TD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. The food was superb. The location was great. Definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Excellent service. Fantastic meal.

JD
Manitoba
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

MM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four fresh piping hot dishes were at our table in minutes on a bustling Saturday night. Delicious swordfish, maybe the best I have ever tasted. The lamb, pork chop and short rib hit the mark. Desserts were a cut above the standard fair, in particular the lemon blueberry tart. We dined here on a whim, with this quality of food and affable service, all under a pleasant porch fan with the sounds of niagara passing us by, we will be sure to be back!

EJ
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There was a group of very noisy women tourists who arrived for dinner when we did, but that wasn’t the restaurant’s fault. Luckily, we were seated at a table for two on the verandah, away from the screechers! Our waiter was excellent, my strawberry and watermelon “gazpacho,” light and refreshing, my veggie risotto hot, cheesy and very tasty (but came out very fast for a risotto!!), and my husband enjoyed his flavourful lamb dish. The local Chateau des Charmes unoaked chardonnay was cold and delicious. Too bad that a downpour precluded dining on the pretty patio.

DC
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable evening. Excellent food and exemplary service. Nice outdoor seating.

WB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great pacing, engaging waiter. We will definitely be back!

SZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great short ribs! We both had plenty left over for another meal! Cool artsy vibe.

IS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely pre-show dinner at Zees. It already came recommended. We had extraordinarily friendly service, and very good food. I think we were served by at least five different people -- so it was clearly an organized place. And we sat outside on the veranda. The servers were fun and helpful and sensitive to our needs. Professional, competent, and pleasurable. I would recommend Zees for anyone visiting NOTL.

VH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great food. We come back here again and again and are never disappointed.

I
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We split an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. The appetizer was roasted cauliflower, something I've had elsewhere...this one was a disappointment as it was still quite hard, when it should be very soft and taste of the roasting. The good news was that it was taken off our bill. The main entrée was quite good, a vegetarian option. Dessert was just passable, a tart that had a soggy crust and not much flavour in its custard. The amuse bouche was very tasty and would have made a good appetizer if it was on the menu.
Overall, a disappointment this time.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter - awesome food and plentiful portions- really a great night out

JG
Raleigh
90 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Zee's is always a wonderful experience!

HC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, well prepared and presented. Portion size of Swordfish was small (maybe 4 oz.)...would have liked a bit more. Other dishes seemed to be more generous. Our server, Laura, was friendly and efficient....couldn’t have done more for us.

CS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very great pleasure to eat at Zee’s. We are longstanding patrons. We are always extra. Delighted to have Laura as our server. She is very knowledgeable, accommodating, thoughtful, efficient and always very pleasant to talk with. Looking forward to our next visit.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our dining experience was excellent....great food, service, and atmosphere. The wine variety was very good, but the pricing was a bit pricey.

SP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sadly the quality and service has changed since I was last there. Service was slow and food was mediocre at best. I would not return.

JT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I book a table every year while attending the Shaw Festival ...and we always have lunch at Zees prior to the 2pm matinee. The food is always delicious and served with great presentation. The staff is always courteous and attentive. Yesterday, they went over and above expectations !!! We ordered our lunch, and the food brought to the table was as always delicious and the service excellent. However, my lunch companion had a small incident where she did not feel well and could not finish most of her meal. I explained to our server that this did not reflect on the meal in ANY way but was due to her not feel too well.
When the bill was brought to our table, the server explained that he had deleted the cost of her main course entree due to the fact that she could not complete eating her meal. WOW !!! I was very impressed with their understanding and their kind gesture. Looking forward to my next visit on September 7th !!! Highly recommend ZEES when you are in the lovely town of Niagara on the Lake

BW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fillet mignon was excellent. They have children menu but not a printed one.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Group of three before the theater. Prompt service. Good menu and wine list. Three happy diners went next door to the Festival Theater.

P
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio and had lunch on a very rainy day. The roof protected us; very enjoyable. The food was delicious, the server friendly and we were done in time to see the show at the Shaw festival. We will return to do this again.

JG
Raleigh
90 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. Dining alfresco was delightful.

R
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zee's veranda was perfect for our pre-theater dinner on a warm summer evening. Everything went well, and we particularly liked the complimentary bread and amuse-bouche.

BB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food setting and convenient to festival theater

CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting on the Verandah and enjoying a deliciious meal! The waitress was helpful and knowledgeable and helped me pair a nice white wine with my food.

d
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was good and the value for money was very good. However, the service was terrible if you were not Caucasian. We had made reservations for 7 pm but the online system did not let us specify that we want a table in the verandah. So we went there around 5:30 pm and asked if this could be added on to our reservation. The host told us - no, it is on a first-come-first-served basis and all they guarantee is a seat. We went there at 6:45 pm and there were many tables free on the verandah. The couple immediately ahead of us were asked where they wanted to sit and were seated at a table of their choice. When we wanted to sit on the same side as that couple (on the queen street) side, the host was reluctant. She wanted to shove us to a table on another side which we have sat at before and had poor air circulation. When I said I wanted to sit on the same side as the other couple she kept asking - must it be there? Can't it be here? We had seen 3 tables for 2 which were free on that side. When I told her that we could wait if those tables were not ready, she again asked if we couldn't sit at one of the worst tables there. I said - no, I wanted the other table. Finally she said, let me go and look and then reluctantly led us to the table. A couple who came not even 5 minutes after us was led to table in the same section we were seated in with no fuss. I saw a black woman in the washroom and she said she saw what the host was trying to do to us. She did the same to them.

I am never going back to Zees. The next day we went to Prince of Wales Hotel and the difference in service was night and day. Here all customers were treated alike and very well regardless of skin colour and the service was uniformly good.

L
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was wonderful although the kitchen was very slow. Food was for the most part amazing. Cheese board was heaven. Cauliflower app was only underwhelming. Salmon and swordfish were refreshing, lamb was amazing, and beef short rib was the most outstanding.

JS
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice late afternoon dinner.

Beautiful weather sitting outside.

Excellent server

KK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding dinner. I had the swordfish and my husband had the lamb shank. Both done to perfection.
We ordered a fabulous bottle of Flat Rock Rusty Shed Chardonnay and it was excellent as well, full bodied, buttery smooth. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. Zee's is certainly one of the best restaurants year after year in NOTL.

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch experience was superb at Zee's. Our server, Alex (Alexandria), was great! She was polite, personable, attentive, and patient as we took our time before ordering. The open faced sandwiches, the salads and the strawberry/watermelon gazpacho were all excellent. We'll definitely be returning next time we visit NOTL.

JU
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Its a bit pricey. Servings were generous. I thought the description Salmon Two Ways overbilled the production.
The Atlantic Salmon (which was excellent) definitely was top billed. The smoked salmon which only had a bit part was upstaged by the potato cake (which was also excellent)

f
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in NOTL. Sitting on the deck open to the air with nearby PLANTS on a warm evening was very pleasant. The food was very fresh and prepared to our nutritional request. Server Laura was excellent. It is adjacent to the Shaw Festival theater. See an wonderful show while in NOTL.

SY
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Everything would have been excellent except that my friend asked not to include certain things on her food -- onions and a ham-type biscuit that came with the meal. Neither of these things needed to be on there and the waiter, while apparently nice and knowledgeable, had to go back twice to have them removed.
Other than that, it was a beautiful day, the verandah where we were seated was in the shade and everything else was good.

DF
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. I had the salmon burger and my wife had the signature turkey sandwich. Have been once before and will definitely go again.

l
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always count on Zee's for a great dining experience! It is always consistent and doesn't disappoint.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were traveling to Niagara-on-the-Lake and this restaurant was highly recommended, as per internet reviews. The good was amazing, good portions, awesome service by our waitress and nice atmosphere. We were extremely satisfied of our booking and would gladly return!

RG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Laura was fantastic. Great personality and made our experience a lot of fun. The food was fantastic. We loved the atmosphere as well! We will be back.

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