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About Zees Grill

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.

92 Picton St
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 8:00am - 10:00am; Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm (May-Nov) (Closed Dec-April (except holidays); Dinner: Sunday to Friday: 5:00pm - 830pm, Saturday: 5:00pm -9:00pm

Cross Street:
Queen St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 468-5715

Website:
http://www.zees.ca/

Parking Details:
Free parking is available

Executive Chef:
Matt Tattrie

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us.

Private Party Contact:
Group Sales Department: (905) 468-3369

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zees Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (58)
Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
Special Occasion (45)
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Creative Cuisine (35)
Good for a Date (32)
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Casual (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Romantic (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Seasonal (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
People Watching (22)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Cozy (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Scenic View (15)
Authentic (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Business Meals (10)
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Gluten Free Options (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (8)
Hot Spot (4)
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Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Booked a reservation here based on the Fabulicious menus online, and it was a great choice. The service was outstanding, our waiter offered good recommendations for wine, and was very accommodating. The 3 courses came out at the right times, not too much waiting, but also not having to hurry through each course. We were lucky to be seated right in front of the fireplace, in my opinion the best seat in the house! Great for a romantic dinner, or for a casual night with friends. The kale salad was incredibly flavourful and a large portion for a starter. The root beer braised ribs were so tender, and the right mix of salty and sweet. Delicious green beans and roasted potatoes for sides. Would definitely choose this restaurant the next time I'm in town.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great over-all dining. Our favourite place. Need a menu change. Bring back the pork chop.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was very good - just the right number of choices. Service was great - always nice when they let you taste the wine if you're not sure before you order.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Zees has always been a big favorite of ours we always choose Zees. However our visit this time was disappointing. The food choice was very limited, the restaurant was cold and unwelcoming.
The soup and sandwich was good but the lamb burger was not that tasty.
The service was fine not as good as usual but acceptable.
The restaurant is very stark and felt dreary which doesn't reflect the rest of the venue.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Was here for my birthday, been to Zees before and it was a pleasure to have my special dinner there. As we live in Niagara-on-the-Lake we could have chosen any number of fine restaurants in town but Zees was our choice.

Well done ! Great food and service, just need to turn the lights up a bit, too dim/dark for my liking.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been there in the summer on the veranda, and really enjoyed the setting and the food.
This visit was indoors and our waiter, Jay, provided excellent service. The Caesar salad was one of the best we have tried recently. The bread was delicious and so was the carpaccio. My husband enjoyed the lamb and my chicken was moist and tasty. It was a very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Steak was the best I've ever had. My husband's short ribs were to die for. Great cocktails, wine, excellent service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Good food, pretty atmosphere.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I had dinner at Zee's Grill on the last night of our vacation. It was a dark and rainy evening, so I can't comment on the view, but the meal was great. I had the swordfish, which came with purple potatoes and bok choy. It was amazing. First of all, it came out hot, which doesn't always happen. The bok choy was perfectly cooked and seasoned as were the fish and the potatoes. It was a really nice ending to a week of good meals! The service was a little off only because our server clearly had a lot of tables to take care of and it was a theatre night. She was trying to get some tables out the door before curtain time and she knew we weren't on a schedule. Because of that we weren't checked on like you would expect. I'm sure if something weren't right we could have flagged her down. I highly recommend Zee's.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The meal was good . We had the Southern Chicken and Lamb shank
Busy when arrived at 630. Entree arrived very late and the check was very late. If u are not going to the theater your service is slow! Not sure I would return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Creative and innovative in the kitchen, attentive staff on the floor. Great food. Good time.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service and excellent meal! We liked the fact that the server asked us if we were going to the theatre and ensured we got our meal in a timely manner. Good value for money compared to other restaurants in Niagara-on-the-Lake. A great place with some good vegetarian options! We would highly recommend this restaurant..especially if going to the Shaw theatre as it is right across the road!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The waiter was very attentive, however the establishment should take of the deferred maintenance through out. The plastic sheets that “keep out the flies” are moldy and. Filthy. There is dust and general lack of cleaning of lamps, floor and walls. For the price paid for lunch, one expects cleanliness.

Lastly, the Cesar tasted of mayonnaise with little flavor. Very very disappointed in the food in general.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

First time at Zee's and we were impressed.
Loved the meal and had wonderful service.
Brad Thomas

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Love the Shaw Club and its restaurant Zee's. This time we didn't stay at the Club, but we enjoyed dinner at Zee's, before the Shaw Festival Theater. The salmon was yummy and my companions liked their entrees, as well. Will definitely be back. Love the eclectic atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Superb!! Intimate atmosphere. Attentive service from John. Delicious dinner

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I was disappointed when the waiter did not bring change. The bill was 81.00 and I only had 100.00 but did not receive any change.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Wonderful fresh greens and vegetables. Everything was delicious and well-prepared.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had a great breakfast on the front porch even though it was raining. Each plate had fresh fruit and perfect portions. There are heaters on the porch to take the chill off. We will have to go back for dinner or lunch.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary, went to Zees before the theatre, that is conveniently across the street. The service was wonderful - thanks Joe! The food was DELICIOUS, we had the Surf and Turf and the Salmon. Would definitely go back and recommend to our friends.`

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great Service!!! Super friendly !! Delicious.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We would have loved to receive bread and butter just like all the other tables... for some reason we did not...

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Nice atmosphere with good menu. Short rib was delicious. Great wait staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

enjoyed the great patio with friends. Food was good and it was fun to people watch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Amazing food, great atmosphere. Cozy heated veranda.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Friendly service. Close location to Shaw Festival theater. Good really creative and tasty. We commented that they are better than they need to be given great location for pre theater meal

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We usually visit N-O-T-L every year to meet friends for a get together. Zee's has been a our pick the last three years and we have never been disappointed. To help support our local Ontario Wine industry we visit a couple of wineries on our way to N-O-T-L and we appreciate that Zee's offers corkage at a very reasonable price.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Zees offers it all......Great food for a casual lunch or a fine dining experience. This was a return visit for lunch with a friend and we started with the cheese board which was a wonderful palate experience, followed by a shaved turkey sandwich creation which was delicious and shared a "to die for" dessert. Zees has become our favourite go to place for great food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great location...next to Festival Theatre. Servers friendly and helpful. Enjoyable food. Good range of choices.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very nice venue! Had the daily omelet,; sun dried tomato and cheddar cheese- perfectly cooked. Potato cake was good as was the back bacon (Canadian Bacon). Service was very good.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was poor, waiter spilt 2 large drinks on one of our guests, he was wet and sticky all night, he dropped a knife in another's lap didn't bring more napkins used to clean his mess until we asked several times, didn't check in for more drinks so one person never ordered wine with dinner. Not sure if it was a bad night for him but it was horrible service. On the up side the food was great, atmosphere was good. Was a bit pricey but it's NOTL so most places are. May try again but not sure...

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We went to Zees for our anniversary dinner and the food was very good. Our waiter made our dinner experience outstanding! He was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We were also surprised with complimentary ice wine! Beautiful night and great location, especially if going to the Shaw. Highly recommend!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Two at our table ordered tea and both were done cold.When reported to the waitress,she claimed that there was nothing she could do about,giving some explanation which we could not understand at all.Other than that,service and quality of food was just fine although we were just in for a light lunch.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our group of five elementary and junior high classmates celebrated our 70th birthdays here. Two are adventuresome foodies, two prefer simple American food, and one is in between, and we all found food that we enjoyed. The porch seating on a cool, but not cold, evening was perfect. Great food, great service, great setting made the evening a great one.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very good...excellent meal...friendly service with good menu advice...attentive servers..enjoyed patio for wine and indoors for dinner...very convenient to Shaw Festival Theatre...all-in-all a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was our second visit to Zee's. Again it was after seeing a show at the Shaw Festival. I had lamb and my wife had turf without surf. Both were very good. The staff took excellent care of our food sensitivities. We will come back for a 3rd visit next season for sure.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Thank you so much for accommodating us. Joe was an amazing waiter, and your hostess was fantastic... it was so hot and she was very gracious with relocating me indoors where I could relax... food was exceptional.. thanks again!! Definitely high on our list to return next year!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent service. Dining on the veranda lovely.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Zee's Grill is right across the street from the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Most of their dishes are quite light. Perfect for pre theatre dining. They make good use of local produce with interesting and pleasing flavours. They offer a good selection of Niagara wines and beers that match the food quite well. In addition to an attractive indoor dining room they also have both veranda and patio tables with a good view of the theatre and street flowers. The staff are very helpful and very conscious of the need to get to the theatre on time.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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