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Chez Zee American Bistro

#71 of 3,186 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Southwestern, American
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5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731 (2222)
Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
15124542666
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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 - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Chez Zee combines a Parisian-style bakery with a casual American-style...
Chez Zee combines a Parisian-style bakery with a casual American-style bistro and offers guests award winning dessert selections. We describe our menu as "American fare with an Austin flair". We have an ever-expanding lunch, dinner, and brunch menu, a full bar, as well as a private banquet party room to celebrate special occasions. All desserts are made on-site in our award winning bakery and all entrees are made to order with the best and local ingredients around. Come celebrate! with us. We're saving a chair for you!
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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    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
Great Hot Croissants and Soups

Had a great brunch here but almost didn't stay. When we arrived, they said it would be a 25 minute wait, yet lots of empty tables. After a few minutes wait we talked about leaving and suddenly they had a table for us. How ironic. The hot croissants and soups were excellent. I tried the Crème Brûlée... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
tlscorpio
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a favorite place of my Mom. I think Chez Zee is much improved from when she visited. Absolutely delicious homemade bread. Great Fettucine Alfredo with Pecan Chicken.

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Thank Elizabeth W
Wilmington, Delaware
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great brunch here but almost didn't stay. When we arrived, they said it would be a 25 minute wait, yet lots of empty tables. After a few minutes wait we talked about leaving and suddenly they had a table for us. How ironic. The hot croissants and soups were excellent. I tried the Crème Brûlée french toast. It... More 

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Thank tlscorpio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know. There are many excellent brunch restaurants in Austin. But Chez Zee consistently serves the most consistently excellent brunches. My southern crab cake Benedict substitutes a crab cake for the muffin with a poached egg and hollandaise. Really really yummy. My wife's egg beaters veggie omelette with restaurant made salsa on the side rocked. The side potatoes are lightly... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are always apprehensive regarding restaurant plans on Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. The expectations and crowds usually cause us to regret spending the money and time. However, this was the perfect way to celebrate. Amazing service, excellent food (filet mignon / lobster/ sea bass), wine, drinks, and desserts (best Cream Brule in Austin) Our party of six adults... More 

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Thank Tym2Pla
Austin Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wonderful Sunday brunch, Lots of choices. However you may have to wait ( bring a book) but worth the wait. Once inside you do not feel rushed. It is also a wonderful place for dessert and coffee late in the evening.

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Thank Nancy-Jane G
Round Rock, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Some friends and I gathered at Chez Zee for Sunday brunch and a gift exchange. We made reservations for a party of 7 and they had no issue with accommodating. We arrived at 11:05 and the parking lot was PACKED! Thank goodness they had complimentary valet parking. Dropping off the car was a breeze but a few in our party... More 

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Thank MissPriss96
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Chez Zee has a large menu with a variety of foods for lunch, dinner and brunch. Every meal I have eaten has been delicious. The atmosphere is warm and cozy with tiny lights throughout. The service is excellent and they accept reservations. They have a beautiful dessert counter with desserts that are irresistible. I also enjoy their special olive oil,... More 

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Thank BH709
The Woodlands, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Delightful setting in the midst of Austin. Worth the traffic horror to get there. Four of us had dinner and were not disappointed.. Two had pasta, one had fish cooked to perfection and I had the lobster stuffed shrimp on beets, most unusual and delectable. We all had scrumptious desserts - sticky toffee pudding, chocolate cake and husband and I... More 

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Thank Macree
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Chez Zee has great service, and their brunch is delicious! You have to try the creme brulee french toast. DIVINE.

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Thank Rebecca M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This place is very nice and quaint, Staff is friendly for sure and the food is very good tastes like everything is fresh and made to order. So good for sure. Try this place you will love it.

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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: 15124542666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Chez Zee combines a Parisian-style bakery with a casual American-style bistro and offers guests award winning dessert selections. We describe our menu as "American fare with an Austin flair". We have an ever-expanding lunch, dinner, and brunch menu, a full bar, as well as a private banquet party room to celebrate special occasions. All desserts are made on-site in our award winning bakery and all entrees are made to order with the best and local ingredients around. Come celebrate! with us. We're saving a chair for you!
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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