Located directly across from the Shaw Festival Theatre, Zees Grill offers casual fine-dining based on a "scratch-to-table philosophy", says Chef Matt Tattrie. "Everything is made in house, whenever possible. From jams to granola, ricotta to gnocchi, and everything else in between."

Although the establishment aims to source local, fresh ingredients whenever possible, the inspiration for Zees' menu is actually quite global. Flavour infusions include those from the Deep South, the Far East, the Mediterranean and beyond.

Catering largely to the theatre goers during the high season, Zees operates one of the largest outdoor patios in the Niagara Region. The L-shaped veranda wraps around the open concept restaurant where customers can dine al fresco in the summer months or semi-alfresco during the winter months. Once the snow starts to fall, the patio is closed off with wind protecting sheets and cozied up with heat lamps. A truly unique experience unlike any other in NOTL.

Wine List

Zees' wine list offers an extensive tour of Niagara Region wines with a few imported varieties available for the more international tastes. Each server is trained in-house on the local selection and will be able to recommend proper pairings with each meal.

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Private Dining

Large group reservations are welcome and recommended, especially during the busy summer high season. Small corporate gathering of 25 people or less are accommodated in two separate rooms, the Wellington Room (capacity of 25 people) or the Picton Room (capacity 10 people). Both rooms offer audio visual amenities and in-room dining.


Phone: 905-468-5715
Toll-free: 1-888-669-5566
Website: Zees Grill
Address: 92 Picton Street, P.O. Box 760, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0


8:00 - 10:00 AM

Monday - Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

5:00 - 9:00 PM

Tuesday - Thursday
5:00 - 9:30 PM

Friday & Saturday
5:00 - 10:00 PM

4:00 - 9:00 PM

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From start to finish, our dining experience at Zees was one of the best! We were in town for a show at the Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival. Zees offered a comfortable setting, with warm, attentive and knowledgeable service staff (John was FANTASTIC). Food and staff were well coordinated. The Food: simply delicious!! One of the best meals I've had! OpenTable Review
The beef short rib was fantastic! My wife had the chicken and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service provided by Tiffany was beyond a five star rating. Thank you for a great evening. OpenTable Review
It was a wonderful restaurant. Nice ambiance, great wait staff and super food. We went just before a play and they were very accommodating on meeting our deadline to be out in a timely fashion to meet the start time. Very nice feeling and each part of the restaurant gave a different and inviting ambiance. Would definite go again and would definitely recommend to ALL! Thank you. OpenTable Review
Another outstanding meal at ZEES. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed their Salmon Combo and the Turf. We had the Salmon Combo and the Chicken, all were delicious, ample servings and nicely flavoured on all counts. The server was most efficient, pleasant, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend for meals anytime. We have had lunch and dinner here over the past few years and never have been disappointed. Entire staff are welcoming and helpful. OpenTable Review