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“Great Brunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Zee American Bistro

Chez Zee American Bistro
5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 454-2666
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Ranked #155 of 2,938 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2222
Transit: Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This was my second visit to Chez Zee and I was pleased both visits. We had reservations and were seated within 5 minutes of our arrival. The hostesses were nice and friendly. The service was good, but our order took a while to come out. Everything was delicious and worth the wait. The waitress found out it was someone in our party's birthday and brought out a complimentary dessert. I definitely plan on dining here again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Terrific place to have brunch on a lazy Austin weekend.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

A favorite Austin restaurant with great food and atmosphere. The weekend brunch menu is just sensational with terrific choices. Almost all the Benedict choices are superb. Lovely environment but be certain to make reservations on weekends if you want to get a table.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Wonderful and delicious brunch with the ambiance to match. Great selection and superior food that is sure to please your taste buds no matter what you order. A little more expensive than some places but definately worth the cost. Service is good, also has valet parking, great seating choices from several rooms to outdoors. Have to go at least once when in Austin

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Tempting desserts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

My friend took me to this restaurant for a light lunch but it turned out a lot heavier. Loved the mouth-watering display of the cakes. So many kinds to choose from. Also loved the seating area outside but due to hot weather, we had to have the table inside. What a pity!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Antonio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Good Food, except for the Coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Made on-line dinner reservations through OpenTable.com for Chez Zee. I was impressed Chez Zee followed up, calling me to verify the reservation time and date. We told our server Jeremy not to rush dinner since we had an hour and a half to dine before getting to our jazz concert at One World Theater. He and the kitchen staff timed our meal perfectly. Our crab cakes with apricot chutney appetizer was delicious. I had the Lemon Rosemary Trout while my wife had Shrimp and Grit Mini Cupcakes with Salad. Both meals were well prepared and generous portions. We finished off the meal with their in house prepared key lime pie and coffee. The pie was great; however, the coffee was horrible! It tasted very bitter and thick. We didn’t let the coffee spoil an otherwise well prepared and well-timed meal. Finally, I’ve read several previous Trip Advisor reports from the locals who complain about Chez Zee. Our experience was very positive. This place is great for a special occasions because the food is very good and their service is excellent.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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