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Chez Zee American Bistro

5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 454-2666
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Ranked #131 of 3,120 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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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84% Recommend
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English first
Austin, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had brunch at Chez Zee and I was VERY impressed! This is the first brunch I've had in a long time that was truly a great dining experience in both the food, atmosphere and service. It is worth checking out! Their hollandaise is amazing!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped in for an early dinner. We were seated promptly and our waiter Jeremy was outstanding. This was our first visit and he had great recommendations and they were not the most expensive items on the menu which told us he was not pushing price but quality. We had the crab quesadilla as an appetizer and it was outstanding. You... More

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Austin, TX
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place always get lots of attention in the local media for their Sunday brunch. My husband and I decided to go and give them a try. We have seen lots of positive write ups of their creme brûlée French toast. We ordered the breakfast platter that included the French toast along with 2 eggs, potatoes, and your choice of... More

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I had a pretty simple quesadilla but wow was it wonderful! I've heard nothing but great things about their famous French toast and if their best dish is as good or better than how they made what could have been a simple quesadilla into an excellent meal, I can see why I hear such great things! However, no matter when... More

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Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been here for brunch, dinner, and just dessert. I recommend only dessert and coffee. The food I've had is just ok. Their dessert list is long and nothing off of it has been a disappointment. Coffee is good as well.

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Lewisville, Texas
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548 reviews 548 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I went with ten family members to celebrate a graduation. The place has ample parking, including valet parking, and a really pretty, shaded outdoor patio. The decor is certainly eclectic with dangling Christmas lights and brightly colored paintings. They have a very large and varied menu with a amazing number of Eggs Benedict's. The croissants they served as a bread... More

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Guiyang, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If it's a special occasion and you're down to splurge I would definitely recommend this place! Pecan crusted brie, cornbread-stuffed chicken, and popcorn shrimp are a few of my favorites. They have an excellent wine selection by the glass and bottle, gorgeous desserts, and if you're lucky, a pianist to accompany you meal! The design figuratively captures the "keep Austin... More

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Dickinson, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were a party of 8 at the lunch hour, which is not easy for any restaurant. They were most accomodating. The food was very good. My only complaint would be that it took quite a while, but again it was a big group at rush hour. Would definitely eat there again, but probably not in a big group.

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ate here with the family for Mother's Day. Have't been here in a number of years - i think because we didn't like their pecan crusted chicken (too sweet). The grounds have cheerful plantings and are welcoming, which is good because there is often a wait. We had reservations and were seated right away. Half the restaurant was quite warm,... More

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me and our entire group loved it. Fantastic menu with delicious food - we all shared bites of each other's food and every dish was great. The service was great - very friendly and had good timing - we didn't feel bothered and also didn't feel like we had to wait for anything. The outside... More

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