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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%
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“brunch” (76 reviews)
“french toast” (38 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (23 reviews)
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09:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have dined somewhere from 10-15 times at this restaurant. It is a great place in terms of ambiance, food and product. We had the popcorn shrimp and crab cakes as an appetizer at the bar while enjoying some great piano music. On Saturday nights,...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My work colleague took me here and I was pleasantly surprised. A very relaxing and informal atmosphere and smiling faces at reception. The lunch menu was a great mix of options. I had the tequila lime chicken which came with rice and a generous portion...More

Thank 639russellp
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Russell, Thank you so much! What a great review. I am so glad you liked it here. We will look forward to your return visit. Please check us out for Happy Hour M-F 3:30-6:30, Dinner and Brunch every Saturday and Sunday 9-3. Thanks again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a group lunch on the weekend and was supposed to be in a private room. what we were in is not something i would consider private at all - since there was no door - just thin curtains and then some shabby...More

Thank foodiemom141
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry the room was not explanined to you correctly. The room is semi-private. I would love to know who you booked it with if you wouldn't mind contacting me and letting me know so that doesn't happen again I would apprecaite it!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a nice menu selection for Weekend Brunch. I had the Shrimp n Grits. It was not too spicy which is often the case at some restaurants. The bowl of bacon is an interesting appetizer one could share with the whole table. The mimosas...More

Thank Dean C
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! I'm so glad you loved our new Bowl of Bacon appetizer. That was the brain child of our resident bacon lover, expert and Manager John W! I'm glad you liked the mimosas. We do use a higher end Champagne than...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. Love love love it. It's great for any occasion. The atmosphere is so festive and the food NEVER disappoints. I ordered Sharon's pasta with grilled chicken. Beware - you cannot stop eating it. It's angel hair pasta that's buttery and creamy...More

Thank Marianne R
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! We loved reading it and loved hearing from you. All great advice to give to newbies! ;) I would like to mention that walk ins are ALWAYS welcome although we are more than happy to take a reservation...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful waitress (Jessica) but the Manager (Joe) was simply terrible! He was terse, obviously not at all concerned with seeing his customers happy! The server dumped HOT aujus (for the prime rib) into our friend's lap, reaching OVER him to serve to his...More

1  Thank Michael P
ChezZee, Guest Relations Manager at Chez Zee American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Michael P. I am so sorry that happened. I did speak with Joe and he was very sincere in offering to help you clean the au jus on your pants at the time. He is very sorry that did not come across that way...More

Reviewed 16 May 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 14 May 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 1 week ago

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 5 May 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 1 week ago

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 2 May 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 1 week ago

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

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Calvin D
is there a photo booth?
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
How is the coco leches cake? What comments do you receive. Is the lemon Rosemary cake one of you best sellers. I have read a lot of good reviews about that desert. My sisters husband ordered her the coco leches cake for her birthday next week. It sounds to sweet. She likes lighter cakes so I'm thinking he my want to reconsider his choice for $48. Thank you for any feedback. I didn't see the coco leche cake mentioned in any reviews I read.
18 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
USD 15 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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