Zed's Restaurant
Zed's Restaurant

Zed's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zeds.bz/
  • Phone: 5123399337x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday -Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday Brunch - 11:00am-3:00pm
    Live Jazz till 4:00
    Closed Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Adrian Corkill
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call to go over off site catering options.
  • Entertainment: Zed's features live performances from local musicians as well as a number of special activities and events. Please visit our web site, events will be posted as scheduled. Better yet, join our e-newsletter and you be alerted via email.
  • Special Events: Sunday Brunch - 11am to 3pm
    Happy Hour =- Tuesday through Friday - 3pm-7pm
    Saturday 12-7pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I35 and Parmer Lane
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Lot
A word from Zed's Restaurant
Zed's is a modern, casual restaurant serving American fare with Austin-inspired preparations and ingredients. Set upon three acres that include spacious decks, a pond, hike and bike trail and water features, Zed's is an oasis in the city, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of I-35.
Open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Zed's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (24)special occasion (19)scenic view (16)great for brunch (15)neighborhood gem (15)great for lunch (14)romantic (13)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (10)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Celebratory Brunchunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Celebrating my husband's 67th birthday. The three meals served were delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. The jazz trio that plays during the Sunday Brunch was a special touch. Enjoyed the entire experience immensely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great visit!
    julesVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Zeds has now become our favorite brunch spot. We have tried everything on the brunch menu and have not had a bad dish! The service is always great, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Retirement celebration
    Fridaydiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My husband and I had dinner at Zed's to celebrate his retirement. He was wanting prime rib, which was delicious. We had a lovely dinner outside; the music was nice, service friendly and dinner delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • zeds review
    Kjf015
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was my family's first time at Zeds. We loved the band, loved the environment, and loved the food. However, our waiter was mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The new Zed's
    MrKnobs
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Zed's has been born again with better food, better service, and the same great view and grounds! 100% better after reopening, a great place for informal dining with a view!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Ambience is nice. Waitress was not bad. Food sucked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    julesVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Zeds NEVER disappoints. The brunch menu in particular is great! so many great choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    Rebekah
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Rachel in the Banquets department is always so easy to work with! She takes care of us and assists us with booking private event space for our company meetings and dinners. We highly recommend Zed's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Much better!
    JosephVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Zed's Take II is far better than than the first round. Since re opening, the food quality has been noticeably better than before the shut down. I am going to keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place in North Austin
    SS7392
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I like Zed's and look forward to going again. Food is good and very nice amience. Service is always above average
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Something new
    jandjtexas
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Visiting Austin for a weekend getaway, dining out is one of the trip highlights. We were very pleased with our menu selections. My husband loved the fried chicken with spinach horseradish smashed potatoes. I liked the presentation of crab croquettes but would have liked a bit more spice and a bit more of the accompanying sauce. The creme brûlée was excellent and plenty to share. Next time I want to enjoy the outside venue. We would definitely recommend Zed's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Donnie
    Donnie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We love Zeds. Its one of the best mid/upscale restaurants in the area. The nightly specials are always creative. An excellent choice for couples, group parties or business lunches. We really enjoy it. Highly recommend Zeds.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ahi Tuna was extremely good, great flavor. Mac & Cheese as always was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magical Cool Evening on Deck
    RoundRockJean
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went to see my friend's band, Pearl, play...and wow, what a wonderful evening....the band of course was great...but the evening on the deck would have been great without the music....sorry Louisa! The ambience is wonderful...and the food was outstanding...especially the bacon wrapped scallops, the crab croquettes and the spinach mashed potatoes....Unfortunately our server was a bit nonchalant and despite our ordering drinks and food, failed to stop by as often as I thought he should have! But I will give him and the restaurant another chance....soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That Special Evening
    Special
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Zed's definitely made my wife's birthday a special event. The ambience was romantic, the food was fantastic & the service was great! This was our first time at Zed's but it will not be the last. I was so impressed that I recommended Zed's to my manager and he is taking his wife there this weekend to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Great job everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Since ReOpening
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went for early evening dinner. Sat out on the patio. DJ was playing and the music was just right. Not too loud, not too distracting. Could actually carry on conversation without having to talk loudly. Wait staff was great! Food was fabulous! Pork Chop was cooked to perfection. Tender and juicy. Drinks were great. Loved everything about the place. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Zed's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Awesome Brunch
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for Mother's Day brunch and I was not disappointed. There was a wide a selection for both adults and kids and all the food was very good. I would return again for a special brunch but plan on going for a regular brunch as I know I won't be disappointed. I'm so glad Zed's reopened and brought in some awesome cook(s). You should go and support this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where do i start?
    itseasytoremember
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I don't even know where to begin. Should I start with the fact that everyone looked confused when I said I had a reservation? Should I start with how un-accomodating they were when we requested a table inside? Should I start with the waitress making excuses about my mother-in-law "just having to deal" with the sun in her eyes? Maybe I should start with the bloody mary that was ordered and never delivered but still managed to make it onto the bill. Or better yet, I can start with the fact that we were left sitting at our table with nobody ever bothering to let us know that we didn't have the option of ordering off the menu (it was a brunch buffet only).
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I booked a reservation for brunch on Mother's Day. There was no indication on the website or when the restaurant called to verify the reservation that they were only offering a buffet. Once we arrived there weren't menus or signage to indicate how much the buffet was. The food was so-so and we paid $30 per person plus $4 per beverage. We won't come back after spending $200 for 4 adults and 2 kids, we could have given our mothers a steak dinner instead.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening!
    Doc2eat
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I took my parents out for their birthday celebration. It was the first visit for all of us. The food was great! Excellent and attentive staff, though it was not very crowded at the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    AmyDVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Zed's now has live music on select dates so the scenic view is even better now. The food and service continue to impress!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant and the outdoor seating was very peaceful and nice. They have a great wine and drink list, I tried a new-to-me Scotch. The tuna appetizer was amazing and my bacon wrapped scallops were perfect. The service was impeccable. The only negative was that the chef did not have a medium rare or rare cut of prime rib. I had a wonderful birthday celebration and we will definitely be returning for another evening.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch
    DWSEDS
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great value and delicious food! We would definitely recommend Zed's for brunch, lunch, and happy hour. Hope to try them out for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch was great, be ready to wait
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I took the family (extended family actually) to Zed's for Easter Brunch. We had made reservations a few weeks ahead of time, and were seated immediately. Our waitress took more than a few minutes to come by for drink orders. We got in line for the brunch buffet, and apparently just in time, as by the time we got back to our table the line was ridiculously long. Members of our party that went back for seconds took up to 20 minutes to get through the line. Oh, the waitress...didn't see her again...had to hunt her down for the check. The food was great, but the buffet line was poorly managed (should have been two lines), and then there was our M.I.A. waitress.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    Yummy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We were at Zed's a couple of years ago for Easter Brunch, we liked it enough to try to go back again the next year but Zed's was closed. When we found out it was open again we booked another Easter Brunch for the 7 of us. We thoroughly enjoyed the buffet choices and seating outside with the Jazz trio. It was such a nice day. Also, moving the buffet outside was a great idea, more room. The only downside was the shrimp and grits weren't on the buffet as it was a couple of years ago. I was looking forward to it, but the shrimp cocktail was a good alternate. (Hope to see shrimp and grits next year.) Overall the family was very happy and Zed's will be our go-to Easter brunch place.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jazz Brunch
    elodie
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Excellent brunch menu. Outstanding music by Jeff Lofton (his trio). Fabulous experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Eater
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The items on the menu are excellent and the staff are very welcoming. We take a walk though the nearby trail leading to the restaurant before our meal. I would only change the opening time on Sunday from 11 to 10.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find! Food
    TexNV
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great neighborhood find! Food was delicious and the service was very friendly and helpful as well as attentive. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, But Had to Wait 45 Mins
    MDCrane133
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Nice restaurant. The waitress was very attentive and the food and drinks were good. The one issue we had was the long wait time for our food. There were just a few diners in the restaurant section, yet it took well over a 45 minutes to get our food. We experienced this long wait time with the previous Zed's and was hoping for faster service with the new Zed's, but unfortunately this still seems to be a problem.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husband's Birthday
    TinoGirl
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We went for my husband's birthday. It was a very nice evening. The only thing I regret is not making my reservation after dark.. I think the atmosphere would probably have been more romantic because I saw they had strings of light around the outdoor railing and candles on the table so I'm guessing they have a different vibe at night.. Next time, I'll make sure to do that..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just go there!
    Joey
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We were in Austin for four days and ate there twice once for lunch and second for dinner both times the service and the food was fantastic great pacing nice restaurant quality food and we had a five-year-old with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch. The food
    Barbara
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Excellent brunch. The food was very flavorful. Service was very good. Would have given 5 stars, but we had a long wait to get our bill. I would definitely go again and recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice meal
    Alberto
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Good not great food and very good service. The bar was busy but the restaurant was about 40-50% capacity. Great for happy hour
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great meal
    AmyDVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were fortunate enough to try a preview of the crab croquets for the Spring menu. Delicious! And of course had the Thirsty goat steamed clams and the grilled artichoke which I love! Terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Anniversary Date EVER
    Unhappy
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had a late evening reservation @ 9:30 pm. We ordered salads almost immediately instead of an appetizer. Our waiter comes by after about 8 minutes and ponders that our salads should have arrived and went to retrieve them. We finished or salads about 9:50. After a considerable wait, at 10:02 we were informed they botched my rib eye and our order was being redone. And we sat, and sat, and sat. Finally at 10:19 we were served. It took 17 minutes to plate a medium rare rib eye and a salmon dish. Not once did a manager come by. It took 50 minutes to get our food. And it wasn't even very good. My $36 steak was half gristle. No discount for messing up our order, no offer of a free dessert. no acknowledgement that there was a problem. NEVER AGAIN.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A few changes, but.....
    JayTee70
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    From day one, Zed's never disappoints...BUT there have been several changes with their menu. As soon as I find something I love and tell everybody about it, they've changed the menu and don't offer anymore. That is my one chief complaint with Zed's. While they've been closed for a while for remodeling, and while I knew the menu would perhaps change again....and it did, I was not happy with their current selections. Just seems like there's not a lot to offer or enough variety... or nothing jumping off the menu saying... "Ooo... I wanna try THAT!" I should say. Maybe it's that way because they're trying to reach a certain clientele perhaps. In the end the bacon wrapped scallops and crispy brussle sprouts were delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Zed's!
    Lynda417
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I cant believe I hadn't found Zed's already! the server was wonderful, the food outstanding and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    AmyDVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Zed's has become one of our favorite places. The setting/view is gorgeous, service is attentive and food is tasty and affordable. Would love to have live music and maybe rotating specials to compliment the brunch menu! We'll be regulars for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive
    JimA
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent clams, delicious halibut, succulent scallops with attentive service in a comfortable atmosphere - a new member of our personal TOP 10 in Austin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    finedining
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I really enjoyed the ambiance. It was pleasant. I simply loved the jazz music. Although I didn't like the entree I chose, it was still a remarkable place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.