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“Talk about special.....” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zees Grill

Zees Grill
92 Picton Street | Shaw Club Hotel & Spa, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-5715
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Price range: $13 - $43
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Contemporary, Canadian, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Queen St
Description: 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.
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Talk about special.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were seated along the patio by the most cheerful staff. The waiter was warm and friendly and was helpful at sorting out some of the dishes available. The atmosphere was casual and there was such a feeling of ease with the staff and other diners that one did not have any sense of awkwardness that often accompanies a new situation. Oh ya, and the food was terrific too..............

Visited August 2013
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Buffalo, New York
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31 restaurant reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Took a chance and loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Called and made a reservation with a tad bit of hesitation due to a few less than excellent reviews, but we LOVED it. We sat on the veranda for an 8pm reservation. It was a bit expensive, with a bill of $215 for the 3 of us, but worth every penny. We decided against an appetizer, hoping to have room for a dessert, but were pleasantly surprised when we got a nice basket of warm bread followed by some small tastes from the chef. The menu was small, and it was difficult to choose from among the offerings, as they all sounded excellent. The vegetarian among us had 3 main dishes to choose from--amazing--and she, too, had difficulty making a choice as they all sounded good; she finished every last sprout. Our waiter, Sean, made an excellent suggestion for a wine choice to go with our steak dinners. They came rare, as ordered, and were excellent. We were determined to have dessert and again, this is a difficult choice as they all sound scrumptious. The chocolate hazelnut concoction is wonderful, as is the mascarpone and raspberry tart. Need to return to try the lobster poutine.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peggy W, Manager at Zees Grill, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
What a great review, thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I am so glad you loved your meal and our selection of Niagara Wines. Chef and his team take great pride in creating not only amazing new dishes but making sure there is something for everyone and it comes out in our how proud our serving staff are to offer this food. We hope you will have the chance to visit Zees Grill again in the future.
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Oakville, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Location, but often busy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We did have a very good dinner here, as part of our NOTL break. However, nothing really "popped" off my plate and the high prices only serve to raise expectations. Our chicken and duck selections were well prepared but not unique. Food arrived in good time and service was attentive but not overly so. The atmosphere is more modern than several of the other more "traditional" venues in the downtown core.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Burlington, Canada
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“It was better than the Queen's Landing patio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Decent salads, good service (Thanks Ashlie), We Came to Shaw's/Zees Grill after being buggered about at the Queen's Landing. We were all pretty annoyed about how we were treated and Ashlie at Zee's smoothed our ruffled feathers and brought us good food.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner out on the porch at Zees. The service was great and our server, Kim, was knowledgable and friendly. We had the cheese and charcuterie to start, and it was extremely delicious! We accompanied it with a Trius Brut. Tasty! Then, my husband had the salmon and very much enjoyed it. I had the lobster poutine, which was to die for but rich. After a day filled with tasting too many wines, I ordered a much favored but hard to find at a restaurant beer which I was excited to see on the menu! We were too full for dessert, but they did look wonderful. We will certainly return!

Visited August 2013
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