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Chez Zee American Bistro

5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
+1 512-454-2666
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (81 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for breakfast and found the selection and service very good. Chez Zee has a casual atmosphere and valet parking if you want it. Good place to go.

Thank Neal F
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I've been to this restaurant several times and every time I've had a great server who was friendly, knowledgeable and had a sense of humor (which always makes the dining experience better for me personally). They engage with the table and never make me feel...More

Thank scottimprov
Reviewed 5 January 2018

It's been about 10 years since I last ate at Chez Zee. Everything about this place is charming, elegant & outstanding! Food was excellent...great portions. Desserts were to die for! Had enough to take home to enjoy the next day. GREAT intimate date place. We...More

1  Thank 515sheris
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We went with a group of nine, two nights in a row. Everyone loved the variety of the menu. The food and service are simply amazing. Selection is good, with a couple vegetarian options. The Cucumber Jalepeno Margarita is to die for.

Thank John T
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I've eaten here a few times and the food is always good. However, the prices are a bit high and there is always an upcharge for substitutions or an additional plate if my husband and I share a plate. We share plates in a lot...More

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Some Texan friends brought me here for brunch. We found it so difficult to choose what to eat as there are so many good options! There are sweet and savoury options. We ate smoked salmon benedict, crab cake benedict and crab meat quesadillas. We then...More

1  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This is the second time I have been here and both times were delicious. The cream brûlée French toast is to die for - crunchy on the outside and moist and tender inside. The regular French toast platter, made with challah bread is amazing as...More

Thank CoolKay
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

HeyCookKay, Wow, thank you for an amazing review! I'm so happy you found out about us. Yes, we are proudly locally owned for almost 30 years! So glad you discovered us and looking forward to seeing you very soon! Please ask for me or the...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Sorry, but I was utterly underwhelmed when I visited this normally pretty dependable and steady winner Chez Zee for lunch the other day. Service, cleanliness and food quality was below their normal standard and when I had sent my lunch back as it was cold,...More

Thank Sibylle R
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Dear Sibylle, I am so sorry that we feel short of the mark on this trip. Please send me an email to sarahchezzee@gmail.com to further explore how to remedy this situation. Thank you so much for your input and letting us know what we need...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Robert was our waiter--pretty awesome guy with a sense of humor. He was very efficient, and make sure we had plenty beverages. The New Orleans Pecan breaded chicken was superb!

Thank NancyS2
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Dear NancyS2, Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you giving us a shout out! Please see us for Happy Hour M-F 3:30-6:30pm and Saturday and Sunday Brunch! Sincerely, Sarah B. Chez Zee Marketing

Reviewed 16 August 2017

I really love this place. I meet a group of ladies here who are friendly and political. I had the mimosa there which i really liked. The bread is great and so is the jam. I really like their pasta linguini with marinara sauce and...More

Thank Wendy K
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Dear Wendy K, Thank you so much for your great review! We also have a great Happy Hour Monday through Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday brunch. We hope to see you at all different meals or come in just for dessert anytime! Thank...More

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Calvin D
6 November 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!
Theresa C
17 December 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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: +1 512-454-2666
  • E-mail
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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