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Chez Zee American Bistro

#139 of 3,006 Restaurants in Austin
#154 of 3,308 Places to Eat in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
French, 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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Strawberry Butter!

Everything about this place is cute, unique, and fun to check out. We were able to make a reservation having a large party, and glad we had. The restaurant was pretty full for brunch. There were also a few events going on there as well. The croissants and strawberry butter brought to the table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Monica P
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Cedar Park, Texas
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My family loves the brunch and the atmosphere here at Chez Zee! We have been here for Easter, Mothers Day and just general Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is beautiful and magical (twinkly lights everywhere!). There is often live piano music playing. You should make reservations for special occasions.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We ate here last year after our son had recovered from surgery, he had the same surgery a couple of weeks ago, so at his follow up visit we decided to eat there again. Not only was the food fabulous, we sat at the same table, and had the same server Rebecca. Rebecca is so friendly, and attentive, and amazingly... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This place has the best French toast. It's very fun and we've never had anything but great service. I love this place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Everything about this place is cute, unique, and fun to check out. We were able to make a reservation having a large party, and glad we had. The restaurant was pretty full for brunch. There were also a few events going on there as well. The croissants and strawberry butter brought to the table were super tasty. I got the... More 

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durham, nc
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had a great Sunday brunch. Everything I ate was great. If I lived in Austin, I'd go to Chez Zee as often as possible.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was my first time to eat here for dinner and it was just as tasty as brunch! I had the halibut and it was delicious. The service was very efficient and our meals came out quickly. Save room for dessert!

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Austin, Texas
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Would love to go to Chez Zee for brunch. Their fresh warm croissants are always delicious with strawberry butter jam. Their "breakfast in bed" entree, two slices of challah bread French toast filled with fresh berries and served with eggs, home fries, and fruit, bacon, or ham is excellent, as is their creme brûlée French toast platter. The atmosphere is... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

i have been there several times, and I love the atmosphere, it is aesthetic and whimsical. Especially over Christmas time. They have a pianist play at times. It has a great ambience, and the food was great as well. There is something for everyone, from veggies to meat - I went with a group and everyone loved what they ordered.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have been to Chez Zee many times of the years. I am always pleasantly surprised. It is a great spot to meet if half the party is coming from far North Austin and half is coming from South Austin. It is very easy to get to less than one minute off Mopac at 2222. I absolutely love the atmosphere.... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Met friends to try something new and visit. That is what we had, relaxed and not too busy for mid day. Food was very filling and tasty. Tried a Rueben sandwich with sweet potatoe fries. Yum. The egg dishes looked amazing. Definitely find this place again.

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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: French, American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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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?