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Chez Zee American Bistro

#85 of 3,047 Restaurants in Austin
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5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731 (2222)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

"We were entertaining out of town guest for our upcoming wedding. Our criteria was excellent food, fine ambiance, great service and a menu that could satisfy any and all palates. Chex Zee was the obvious choice."

Thank Charles M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here after going to another Austin restaurant for brunch. Chez Zee does take reservations for larger parties and could accommodate our party of 7. Great little patio with fans and misters. Still hot in Austin by 10:30 but a nice vine covered patio eating area. Service was good and they have an extensive menu. Only negative was that... More 

Thank Edward W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We held the rehearsal dinner for our son's wedding in the "Gallery" of Chez Zee, and it was wonderful. Absolutely delicious food, superb service, we had 66 guests, and everything was handled to perfection. Would highly recommend holding an event at Chez Zee, or just go enjoy a great meal in the restaurant. Famous for their desserts too.

Thank Jeanne B
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to Chez Zee for fifteen years. It is always good, consistent and busy. Even for a weekday lunch, I get there early to avoid the rush. It is busiest on special holidays like Mother's Day, birthdays, and brunch. I get something different every time. Best of all, try to same room for dessert or take a... More 

Thank Kyllito
Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter brought me here several years ago for brunch and we now return every time I'm in town. I love the crab omelet and their migas, but have started working my way thru the extensive eggs bennie offerings and highly recommend Will's Lobster Benedict- mmmmm!

Thank LH55
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined with a client for lunch. The menu is very good and varied. I had the Blueberry Bleu Salad with pecan crusted chicken, which was delicious and a very large serving. I took home part to enjoy for dinner later that evening. I love the atmosphere. It is cute and has a neighborhood vibe.

Thank swwake
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice casual spot. I loved my salad, but the tuna was old and very dry. Our waitress was sweet and made great recommendations. I wish we had enjoyed it more as this was a precious night out with hubby.

Thank Amy J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we were in Austin, we came here for a Saturday brunch. We enjoyed the food so much that we returned for dinner a couple of nights later.

Thank Cicero63
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Theientry walk way with the twinkling lights, charming wall water fall, and little quirky big chair outside on the patio brings a smile. The interior is matched with mismatched furniture, colorful wall art and warm ambiance that will make you, a group of friends, visitor or a romantic evening enjoyable. The Happy Hour offers wonderful cocktails, chilled wine or beer,... More 

Del Rio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family has eaten here for special occasions for years. The food is really good. However, the atmosphere has slipped a little. It has probably been 12 years since I had last eaten here, and I was surprised to see a makeshift gift shop set up in the entry. The outside entry is kitschy with various funky art items and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
American, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731
  • Public Transportation: Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 15124542666
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?