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Dec 16, 2005 02:56 PM

Niagara on the Lake --- Zees

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Has anyone ever eaten at Zees in Niagara on the Lake?

My husband and I are spending some time in NOTL over Christmas and our dinner options for Dec. 26 seem to be few. Zee's seems to be one of the few places open for dinner that day.


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  1. Zees is nice. The menu is creative ("Popcorn Shrimp" is actually several large shrimp served with, you guessed it, popcorn), and the kitchen is talented. The related Charles Inn ( is more upscale, and probably also open on the 26th.

    1. Zees is a good, fun place. Maybe not the best restaurant in the world, but solid food with some creativity, as noted above.

      1. I quite like Vineland Estates whenever I'm NOTL bound. Don't know if they're open Dec 26, but they do have a toll-free # so finding out is at least free. It's only a shame you won't be there in the summer. It has one of the most breathtaking views from a patio I have ever seen.

        1. Zee's is great, as is the Charles Inn. Vineland Estates is a bit far afield from NOTL. I think Hotels will probably be your most likely bets on the 26th, but you might try the Epicurean or Stone Road Grille.

          1. I previously would have enthusiastically suggested Vineland as well, but since Mark Picone left, I've found it to be incredibly subpar (2 meals since his departure). Just one man's opinion, of course.

            My new "go to" spot in the region is Peller Estates. Jason Parsons is pretty incredible.