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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” (80 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (24 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 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
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a great place for a Saturday brunch. All items at our table were great but my favorite was eggs Sardou. Poached eggs on top of artichoke bottoms with Hollandaise...Yum!

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Love the food here. It was a Friday but not very many folks were there for lunch. We had wonderful service and the food was good as well. I had the Zee Burger and took half of my meal home with me. The noodle dishes...More

Thank AR1350
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Southwestern bistro with a varied menu and good value. Brunch was hopping. The Aztec corn and shrimp bisque was outstanding. Ditto the blueberry bleu salad and goat cheese and avocado omelet. Diego at the bar was competent and knowledgeable. Definitely a come back to place.

Thank Walter T
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 15 June 2017

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 16 June 2017

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 6 June 2017

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 13 June 2017

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

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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
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
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
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +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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