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Chez Zee American Bistro

#95 of 2,995 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906 (2222)
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Austin, Texas, United States
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sunday brunches are not uncommon...However, if you wake up on a Saturday and want a sweet brunch option...try out Chee Zee American Bistro. Not only is there a lot of variety on the menu, but the place is quirky...Austin Style! Don't see what you want on the menu, just order a la carte....I did and it made for a perfect... More 

Thank becky_blackhall
Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
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152 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for brunch with friends. Get early because it gets crowded. The food is good. The service is also good.

Thank Ramon C
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Sunday's are my favorite at Chez Zee. Go a little earlier than your normal brunch time to avoid the lines. I belly up to the bar - which gives a great vantage point of the preserved 80s decor and all the patrons. They have an exciting list of benedicts. And if gluten is really your thing, order a side of... More 

Thank stephinitelyme
Austin, Texas
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184 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

4 of us went for a lunch and had a great food and good coffee. Only negative was they had one private event in their special room and another office party in the front part of the restaurant. We had to wait at least 10/15 minutes for the valet. We did not reserve a table so had to wait at... More 

Thank DuttaTx
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Very good food in the mid price range. Had dinner with the family and an old friend. Portions were large and the desserts excellent

Thank MiamiLouH
Dallas, Texas
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583 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Came for the French toast - had the challah bread French toast - this was pretty good; not the best ever, not the worst. Everyone else in the place seemed to be having crème brulee French toast, but it looked way too sweet for us. Crab cakes benedict was a unique idea, but was just ok; nicely poached eggs, though.... More 

Thank a-travelin-foodie
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent but the server only took drink orders for some of our party, got our food order wrong and only once came back to check on us. When we said the food was good, we NEVER saw her again until she brought the tab. We had to contact another server when we noticed one of the entrees... More 

Thank Lettie C
Austin, Texas
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179 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've heard about this place for ages but since we live on the opposite side of town, it took a while to finally make it here for brunch one Saturday while out shopping for vintage pieces. It can be a hard decision because there are so many wonderful things to choose from but I talked to the waiter (super helpful)... More 

Thank homeowner E
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I ate here as part of a large group. The service was excellent from offering drink recommendations to answering queries about the menu. I ordered the steak which was prepared properly and the lady next to me had rainbow trout which she said was really good. I would go here again Tomorrow.

Thank ftrdds
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

"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."

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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 78731-4906
  • 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?