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Chez Zee American Bistro

5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 454-2666
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Ranked #219 of 3,173 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Cuisines: American, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2222
Transit: Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
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English first
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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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11 reviews 11 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
70 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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Outside of brunch hours Chez Zee is still a pretty cute place with decent food, but nothing special in a town full of quirky restaurants, many of them cheaper and more original. (Note: I have never been here for happy hour.) But during brunch hours (Saturday and Sunday only!, 9 AM - 3 PM), Chez Zee is a visual and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A tough call on 4 stars or 3. Once you get past the kitsch it's really just an overgrown family diner, and there's nothing wrong with that. It isn't free but it's pretty reasonable for a good meal. So why 4 star potential? I have to give max props for handling a group of 30 people pretty well, although the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I dined here for brunch as the end to my bachelorette weekend. We were seated immediately but it took 5-10 minutes for our server to come greet us. I actually had to get up from the table to get someone...she just happened to be walking over at that time. Brooke, our waitress, started out with a very pleasant attitude, but... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You will see lots of other reviews that mention the parking issues. Avail yourself of the free valet parking or park across the street. Either way, for the owners, it is a wonderful problem to have! Too many guests, too often! Well, that's the kind of place it is and that alone will tell you of its overwhelming popularity with... More 

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Austin, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We reserved a table for 6 (using OpenTable) for Sunday brunch, but when we realized we'd have 8 people attempted to call Chez Zee and only got voice mail. We ended up going early to be sure the table would handle our group. Parking is (free) valet or self-parking. The lot is very, very cramped and the spaces too small... More 

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Additional Information about Chez Zee American Bistro

Address: 5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Phone Number: (512) 454-2666
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bistro

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