Chez Zee

4.6
3211 reviews
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Chez Zee combines a Parisian-style bakery with a casual American-style bistro and offers guests award winning dessert selections. 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. We're saving a chair for you!
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AS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and great desserts. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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MC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appreciated getting a table in a quieter area, per my colleagues request, due to their hearing situation. Always enjoy the bacon quiche, delicious! Our server, George, told us it was his first day - he did an outstanding job!

Chez Zee
Responded 8 hours ago

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you taking the time and we let George read your review. It made all of our day! So glad you loved the quiche and can't wait to see you again very soon at Chez Zee~!

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OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the meatloaf special for lunch. Delicious! Tried the coco leches cake too. The piece was huge but I have had better desserts from Chez Zee.

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TF
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place was so hyped as 1 of 100 best brunches and always packed. So when family came to visit, I booked a reservation for the 6 of us. The flavorless food, and loudness of other diners, made our dining experience a 0 on a scale of 1 to 10, yes a zero! We won't be back and we'll never recommend it to anyone visiting. Awful. I would think diners at such a nice place would be a little more quiet/conservative by speaking softly, as they are at other nicer restaurants. Maybe you should install some sound dampening padding on the ceilings? Otherwise, ask diners to be respectful of others by being quieter. Very not classy at all. They had live piano music. Sadly, we could barely hear it over the diners' voices.

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ML
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Zee is the best place in Austin for lunch!
Thank you to Chez Zee for the outstanding staff. food, decor, reservations, and parking!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal!

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KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The last few times I have gone at lunch, you seem short-staffed. Takes away a bit from what should be a wonderful dining experience!

Chez Zee
Responded 8 hours ago

Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for your review! I am so sorry we seemed short staffed when you were in. We have hired a new bunch of servers and will be fully staffed the next time you are in. Thank you for letting us know and for your reveiw. We will look forward giving you service that is up to our usual Chez Zee standards next time you are in!

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SG
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect place for a friends' lunch gathering so we could catch up!

Chez Zee
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Sylvia, Thank you so much for your review! So happy to hear it's one of your favorite places!! I did ask the kitchen about the quiche and they would not tell me! i did try though ;) Thank you again for your wonderful review Sylvia. Look forward to seeing you very soon at Chez Zee!

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TV
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Tried a new entree “kale/ quinoa salad”. Very good and will order it again.

Chez Zee
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you Tom! The kale/quinoa salad is one of our best sellers. I'm so glad you like it! We will look forward to your return visit!

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, eclectic restaurant. The Chicken Adrano was fantastic; the creamy sauce was perfectly complemented by the salty capers and mixed well with the rice pilaf. Sauted veggies were tender without being overcooked. My friend had prime rib and it was equally as good as the chicken. The wine list is comprehensive without being overwhelming. Love the red piano. I definitely recommend Chez Zee to anyone visiting Austin.

Chez Zee
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate hearing from you and loved reading your great descriptions of the food and your experience. Can't wait to see you again very soon at Chez Zee!

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BC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We have always enjoyed dining at Chez Zee’s.
It’s probably been a year since we have been there and we have always had very tentative and friendly servers, but this was the first time we have ever had bad service.
Our waiter continually disappeared for long periods of time.
We had empty water glasses and almost skipped dessert because we were afraid to send him away again after waiting forever to get a dessert menu and to wait for him to come back to take the dessert order.
Still love Chez Zee and will be back to try it again, hoping that was just a fluke.

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EA
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took and my friend and her five year old daughter. They were visiting from SA. I wanted them to have an Austin experience. We all had a lovely time — camped at the table for a couple of hours and tipped appropriately for doing so. The service and food were wonderful as always.

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DE
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Luke was extremely attentive, and everyone said their entree was delicious; I would definitely recommend Chez Zee!

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BB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was slow. One of the guests was unable to be there. The waiter never came back to check on us until I went up to the service station. We were there for 2 1/2 hours. Many people that came after us left well before us. One in our party was unable to sit for long periods and left after 2 hours.

Chez Zee
Responded 9 hours ago

Thank you for checking in with us. I'm so sorry to hear the service was slow. I will look into this and make sure it doesn't happen again. Please apologize to your guest and let them know we are so sorry that the service was slow and they had to leave. If you have any issues in the future please get a manager and we will fix any situation immediately. I am so sorry we were not able to do that when you were in. We will look forward to hearing from you again!

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DJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Busy Saturday morning. Seems like a lot of bday, anniversary celebrations going on. Perhaps more people to run food/drinks?

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BR
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

Nothing special for the price. Service was marginal. Parts of the meal were over cooked.

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RT
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious lunch and enjoyable visit. The noise level was comfortable. All of us were happy with our food choice. The Thursday Special of pork tenderloin medalians were very flavorful. My friends commented how delicious their food was.

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F
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I took our mom to celebrate her 85th birthday. We had a great experience and our server was outstanding

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ED
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tiffany was fabulous! Funny, attentive, great service.

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've loved coming to Chez zee for years. The food, service & ambiance are always amazing!

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s
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the piano but everyone tries to talk over it----real loud.

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MR
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service. Timbre is a very good server, and we enjoyed her very much!

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to Birthdays at Chez Zee. Always delicious!

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G
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I was planning to surprise my gf for her bday so I specified the dessert ahead of time. There was a complete disregard for the instructions on the reservation. I've been coming to this place for years but after my experience recently, I will not be going back. Chez zee really dropped the ball.

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and great food. Got a table in a quieter area of the restaurant as requested. Our initial server was a bit intrusive but still did a good job. The second server was much better. He was there when needed yet not hovering around. Even the valet parking attendant did a great job too. The food was perfectly prepared and the taste was exceptional. We spent 2 1/2 hours savoring our food and enjoying our conversation. We were never rushed though we spent about an hour just talking after finishing dessert and paying the tab. All in all a very nice experience.

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JP
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great birthday celebration was had by all of us.
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SO
Austin
59 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love Chez Zee and have been there many times. Huge variety of options on the menu and everything we've ever had there has been excellent! Service was a tad inattentive on our last visit for a late lunch, but this was unusual compared to other visits. We've taken lots of family and friends to Chez Zee over the years because we live nearby, and it's always a hit.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint is always: the NOISE, and I don't know how you remdiate this problem.

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M
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Too noisy. Screaming kids at table next to us. Food was good. Place needs a cleaning and update.

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RB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Folks who work there are great. Good wonderful. Noise level made conversation extremely difficult. We will definitely come back.

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I lived in Austin for 38 years, and moved to Virginia 15 years ago. We visit Austin each year to see family and friends, and make it a point to have breakfast at Chez Zee at least once during our visits. The food and service are always outstanding.

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L
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Chez Zee’s was excellent. It is always our special place for Celebration. Service was better than excellent.

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MR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Good food, enjoyed the music, great place for a date as you can hear each other as you are talking

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always like going to Chez Zee it is a relaxing fun environment, the food is good, and you can hear conversation with the people at your table.

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C
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for a business lunch

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Food was okay. A little on the cold side. Our entrees came out while we were still eating the appetizers which was very annoying. We complained to the waiter - he apologized but that was it. The atmosphere is lovely though. Will give it another try in the hopes it was just a bad night.

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AS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The crab cake sandwich was just ok. Sweet potato fries were good. Lemon rosemary cake was great. Service was great.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was great. I was disappointed in the names of the food, somewhat misleading. Chicken fried beignets are chicken tenders. Misleading. Our waitress was funny, but extremely slow and forgetful. She literally ignored one of our friends and didn’t take his order. This just seemed to carry through the night.

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OT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

This is minor to some, but major to other who have great noses... Every time I visit your restaurant I'm taken aback by smelling the restrooms upon entering and leaving... Bad disinfectant smell.. kinda ruins what you were expecting to experience by great food or the last thing to enter your nose on the way out. There has got to be another disinfectant that smells better... Our noses (smell) are a great part of enjoying food.

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