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Chez Zee American Bistro

5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
+1 512-454-2666
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (94 reviews)
“french toast” (39 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
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11 - 20 of 270 reviews

Reviewed May 16, 2017

Longtime Austin favorite. Prompt and smiling service. Austin ambiance beginning with covered veranda entrance sparkling at night with projected revolving lights. Dessert menu was mighty and delivered on expectations.

Thank horizonseeker2016
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere. Appy bowl of bacon with a side of maple syrup. Nice selection of Benedict's. Steak w/ creamed spinach, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. Fresh croissants w/ strawberry butter. We'll be back!!More

Thank Leenarino
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Yay! Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate it so much! Thank you for your business and for loving our new Bowl of Bacon appetizer! You are awesome! Hope to see you again very soon at Chez Zee! :) Sincerely, Sarah B. Chez...More

Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Came to Chez Zee for lunch. They have a valet and the parking was packed. However it was easy to get a table for two outside. The crab cakes were disappointing. The queso was good. We each got the soup and salad. The side salad...More

Thank USCKaboom
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Hi USCKaboom! Thank you for your review! I will look into the dishes you mentinend and make sure they are up to par. I am so sorry the crab cakes were disappointing. They are usually very popular, however they are "Southern Crab Cakes" and not...More

Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We held a casual family bridal brunch here and it was a great choice. We had 14 people, and I'm not sure I'd try to do many more. Considering how chaotic our group was, our waiter did a good job. Though I always wonder why...More

Thank mhanley254
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much for your review. I will check on the chicken and waffles and make sure they are preparing it to recipe as it should be very flavorful and delicious. I also love to order the Meyer's Rum Sauce on that dish. It's...More

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Always a delight to eat at Chez Zee. I have a warm spinach salad. What time question chicken is a signature dish not to be missed. Everything they have is worth trying. We did have the hummingbird cake for dessert it was worth it.

Thank GloriaMunday
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

OOhh hummingbird cake. That's the best! Thank you so much for your review and for reaching out. We loved hearing from you and hope to see you again very soon at Chez Zee! Sincerely, Sarah B. Chez Zee American Bistro Keeping Austin Delicious since 1989!

Reviewed April 18, 2017

My family and I eat here frequently; and everyone loves it. From the bread and olive oil they bring you first, through the appetizers, salads, soups, and entrees everything is unusually tasty and seems to appeal to diverse personalities who don't always like the same...More

Thank Doron B
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Hi Doron, Awww thank you! Your review warmed all of our hearts. We are so happy to have you as part of our Chez Zee family. Thank you so much. We can't wait to see you again very soon! Sincerely, Sarah B. Chez Zee American...More

Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We were there for Sunday brunch, and it was wonderful. The restaurant was full, but the service was fast and efficient. The atmosphere was fun am eclectic. Would definitely go back on another trip to Austin.More

Thank 405lindal
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your review! You are awesome! Please come and see us for Saturday brunch as well and also we will be having a fun Fourth of July brunch as well. I call it BONUS BRUNCH! :) Thank you again...More

Reviewed March 30, 2017

I was in the Austin area for 5 nights recently and by far the best meal I had was at Chez Zee. Nice atmosphere although the window shades made it appear dark and gloomy outside. I had a trout entree that was truly superb. Desserts...More

Thank Loki_and_Odin
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you so much! We hope to see you every time you are in Austin! Please tell your friends back home about us too as we love to meet new people. Thank you for taking the time to reach out. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Everything was buttery and delicious! Food was correct and came out fast. Smiling faces from all the wait staff. Fast and friendly valet and it's even complementary.More

Thank kdh0581
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Hi KDH, Thank you so much! What a great review. We are so thrilled to hear it. It has made our day! Thank you again and can't wait to see you very soon at Chez Zee! Sincerely, Sarah B. Chez Zee American Bistro Keeping Austin...More

Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

We sat outside on the patio, had drinks and appetizers. The fish tacos are great. We really loved the chips and queso and the quesadillas. The relatives we were with also raved about the desserts. We definitely need to go back to try out more...More

Thank Llamma2
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Hi Llamma, Thank you so much! We are bringing back the all day happy hour on Wednesday this summer so come check it out. Also half price wine bottles every Tuesday for the rest of the summer Yay! Hope to see you very soon! Sincerely,...More

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Calvin D
November 6, 2016|
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Response from ChezZee | Property representative |
There is a giant chair that is super fun to take pictures in but not an actual photo booth. Thanks for the question. Hope to see you back soon!
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Theresa C
December 17, 2015|
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Response from Marcia K | Reviewed this property |
I simply have not found a dessert in that place I did not like. while the cakes may not seem light, they are simply delicious and all selections will be greatly enjoyed!! Wehad the lemon rosemary cake last evening for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $50
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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 - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
    (2222)
  • Public Transportation: Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-454-2666
  • E-mail
Description
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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