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Chez Zee American Bistro

#187 of 3,189 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Bistro
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5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731 (2222)
Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
(512) 454-2666
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dee- licious, reasonably priced

We went there, 2 couples, for Valentine's Day dinner. The place was beautifully decorated and the atmosphere was festive. The food was great, all around and the desserts were girgeius. The chocolate cake, in my opinion, was bitter but then I'm not a fan of bittersweet. Cheesecake received highest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Madm Z
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went there, 2 couples, for Valentine's Day dinner. The place was beautifully decorated and the atmosphere was festive. The food was great, all around and the desserts were girgeius. The chocolate cake, in my opinion, was bitter but then I'm not a fan of bittersweet. Cheesecake received highest marks. Criticism: for a nice restaurant don't put packets of sugar/Splenda... More 

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Killeen, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I love this restaurant! We got engaged here 4 years ago and it was a beautiful experience. So annually on Valentine's Day, we return to celebrate in our special place. This year they had set up a very adorable photo booth area, so that couples or anyone coming to the restaurant could take a picture, which the hostess was so... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Whether it is a business lunch, a shower, an intimate dinner, or a family brunch, Chez Zee's atmosphere, menu, and service makes this spot the perfect location. It can be crowded for brunch or lunch, but there is a nice waiting area if you do not have reservations. Great soups and salads for lunch and brunch is a must for... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We reserved for 7 via open table for 11:45am Sunday brunch. No way to edit the number of guests to four plus a high chair so hubby called and left msg early that day. Upon arrival, hostess was unaware of the change but thanked us for calling and we were given a pager and waited quite comfortably in the covered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My friend and I came here for a Saturday morning brunch, and we went a little crazy, but it was amazing. We got the creme brûlée French toast snack to share, plus the rum butter sauce. It was amazing, and it would have been a great choice as a brunch entree. Honestly, just thinking about it is making me hungry.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Every time I visit Austin, I will come to Chez Zee for brunch. A great meal starting with hot bread with strawberry butter, it will bring you to the heaven. The lobster Benedict is my favorite. Love the place. The business is always good, so the service was rush and kept sending wrong food to me.

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Zihuatanejo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This used to be a great go to place for a nice meal but on a regular non-busy weeknight, a salmon-arrugala pizza and pecan goat cheese salad was so salty, my dining companion and I couldn't eat more than a couple of bites. The waitress and hostess could care less and we were offered a dessert! Excuse me-- the food... More 

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Hudson Valley, NY
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88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Other than the wait at lunch time, great place to eat and meet friends/family. The food choices are plentiful and all taste great. I will say that the turkey swiss was ok. I don't think the turkey was carved, Doubt it. I should have ordered something else. Our friends ordered some great dishes which I was envious! Next time. Chez... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great location. Excellent food quality and service. Staff really pays attention to details. Moderate prices lead to a great dining value. Can be a noisy venue when the main restaurant hall is full.

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Palacios, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

My son proposed to his now fiancé an hour before we arrived. I suggested they celebrate here for the food and fun decor. They ordered the filet (good)and my husband and I ordered the prime. The waitress dropped the tray and spilled water down my husband's back and the salads on the floor. No comp on his meal. Our prime... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731
    (2222)
  • Public Transportation: Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 454-2666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?