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Chez Zee American Bistro

5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 454-2666
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Ranked #169 of 3,153 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
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
Hudson Valley, NY
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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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London, UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We popped into Chez Zee for brunch on our way from Austin to San Antonio for a few nights; it was busy and cheerful we were made to feel very welcome. My one gripe is that they could turn the Air Con way, way, way, way down and it would still be cool enough for any human's comfort - but... More 

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Leander, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My sister and I had lunch here this week. We had to wait 15 minutes at lunch for a table. The waiter got us our water and took our order quickly. We got the Chez Zee Burger. It was huge. and the fries were fresh and hot. The coconut tres leches cake was awesome! We will be back. Loved the... 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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