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Zee Grill

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North End
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641 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2M9, Canada (Between Manor Rd. and Hilldale Ave.)
+1 416-484-6428
05:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Wed 05:30 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 05:30 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there this past Saturday evening. The restaurant was humming, but still had a warm atmosphere. We enjoyed great sea food and wonderful service!

1 Thank ef0ley
Toronto, Canada
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Zee Grill is the type of place I have walked by for many years as there are no windows to the street and a rather innocuous sign, "Phoebes Zee Grill"- What a mistake! Although the decor is very understated the busy kitchen in the front of the restaurant produces the most delicious approachable food. Everything on the menu is delicious... More 

1 Thank Peter M
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Zee Grill is a perennial favourite. Whether enjoying oysters (they carry many different farms, including from PEI and Massachusetts.), the appetizers (the cone of fries with aoli and the crab cakes are delicious) or the entrees (always a fresh fish special) you will be delighted. The desserts are made in house. The lemon ice cream bar - comprised of meringue... More 

1 Thank LofromTO
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

First of all, look for the big red round sign that says "Phoebe" with "Zee" in smaller letters, and you're there! Warm welcome, cozy friendly atmosphere, and excellent service with a smile. Inventive salads and appetizers to start. And the tuna was extraordinary! Nice wine selection at different price points. We chose a Portuguese Vinho Verde, which is a light... More 

2 Thank Vacationer0052
Markham, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Haven't been here for awhile but returned recently to have dinner with a friend. This is a cozy spot serving a variety of seafood. We did have a reservation and were slightly distressed to see we had been placed at a small table way at the back of the restaurant. The restaurant was not full. We should have asked for... More 

2 Thank Traveliz100
Toronto, Canada
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1,409 reviews
789 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 837 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My crusted ahi tuna was excellent; so we're my wife's scallops. The crab cakes and mushroom croquettes we had as starters were also fine, as were our desserts. The service could have been a bit better: refilling empty water glasses is part of the job. On the whole, however, our dinner was very, very good: 4.5 out of 5.

4 Thank operalover939
Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We chose this restaurant for a family get-together. We were comfortably seated in a cozy environment. Initial salads and starters were excellent. The catch of the day..Pacific Salmon was a little overcooked but good as was the house version of fish and chips. The menu is limited and could be expanded. The wine list was extensive but had few "by... More 

3 Thank 708patrick
Toronto, Canada
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1,641 reviews
771 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 970 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Zee Grill is a neighbourhood institution that has been in business since 1981. For a restaurant to survive for more than 30 years they have to do many things well and I experienced this during my recent visit. The menu has a very strong emphasis on fish and seafood - don't come here if you're not a fan of this... More 

2 Thank John B
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I ordered the 1.5 pound lobster which at best was 1 pound. I'm very familiar with lobster being from a lobster town on the east coast. The special in the roasted pumpkin lacked the abundance of seafood as described by the waiter and was just bland overall. Sea bass was ok. Vegetable side was boring to say the least. Only... More 

Thank Hparkerapril
Toronto, Canada
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247 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Had not been there in decades. The service was fantastic. Quick, friendly and able to "read" us quickly. Not a cheap place to go but a good solid menu. Had the oysters. Just beautiful. Would go back for something else to try.

3 Thank sunnydazesunnydaze

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 21:30
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 641 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto, Ontario M4S 2M9, Canada
    (Between Manor Rd. and Hilldale Ave.)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North End
  • Neighbourhood: North End
  • Phone Number: +1 416-484-6428
Zee Grill is one of the best and oldest seafood restaurants and oyster bars in Toronto. Located in the Yonge & Eglinton neighborhood we've been serving oysters, lobster, steak, seafood and fish to Torontonians since 1981.

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North End
The North End is a nucleus of specialty food restaurants and shops, especially around its Mount Pleasant Village area. Frequented by antiquers for its numerous collectable shops, furniture spots, and oddity stores, the North End is a maverick of the quaint and quality. Vintage toy stores, accessory shops, and cinemas welcome perusers to step back in time, while the wide pedestrian squares and the large medical and business community inject it with a dose of modernity. With numerous cafes and Toronto's greatest number of independent booksellers, it isn't uncommon to see folks in this area at their leisure, reading outdoors and in eateries, and taking life a bit more slowly – even if it's only during their lunch break.
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