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About Chez Zee

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!

5406 Balcones Dr.
Austin, TX 78731
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm. Friday: 11am-11pm. Saturday: 9am-11pm. Sunday: 9am-10pm

Cross Street:
2222

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 454-2666

Website:
http://www.chezzee.com/

Entertainment:
Pop Piano and Jazz Standards Monday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.

Catering:
In house private functions for parties of up to 150. Please email events@chezzee.com for event inquiries.

Parking Details:
When you arrive in our parking lot and see numerous cars (sometimes hundreds!!) do not be discouraged. Our complimentary valet will get you taken care of ASAP! If arriving by helicopter or jet, the wait may be just a tad bit longer...

Surface Parking, Self Park, Complimentary Valet

Public Transit:
Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Chez Zee is THE spot in Austin to celebrate the special moments in people's lives. From New Year's to Christmas, Bar Mitzvahs and weddings to birthdays, come celebrate with us!

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Private Dining

Chez Zee has a complete private dining room with a private patio, sound system, beautiful decor and exquisite American cuisine and service. Chez Zee will gladly accommodate seated parties of up to 100 or cocktail style events up to 150 in The Gallery.

Chez Zee Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (71)
Great for Brunch (69)
Good for Birthdays (63)
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Good for Anniversaries (54)
Neighborhood Gem (54)
Good for a Date (52)
Sunday Lunch (48)
Great for Lunch (45)
Romantic (44)
Casual (41)
Cozy (41)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Good for Groups (36)
Fun (36)
Comfort Food (35)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Authentic (23)
Healthy (22)
Live Music (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Business Meals (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Kid-friendly (19)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Seasonal (16)
Afternoon Coffee (14)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Late-night Find (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
People Watching (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quick Bite (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Vegan (4)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Consistently a good to excellent dining experience.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Quick Bite
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always fun to go to Chez Zee and the food is very good.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our family loves to meet for Sunday brunch. It never disappoints!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food, good service, a little loud for intmate conversation but otherwise good place to go for werkend brunch. Impressed that there was a sign wishing our family member a happy birthday. Nice touch!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Hostess when we got there ignored us for like 3 minutes super frustrating then indicated we were having a special occasion meal and got seated in kid land. Then a manager moved us which was nice and had a fairly pleasant experience after that. The kahlua cake was average.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have been to Chez Zee many times. The food is always excellent.
Normally I would say the service is too. The man was polite. However , our food came slowly. Our waiter brought a bottle of wine and 2 glasses; we did not order any alcohol. We waited a long time for the dessert menu after our meals were finished, even though we said we would have dessert after dinner when we ordered the entrees.
I asked the waiter twice if I could have my leftovers from my entree in a box. It never happened.
I gave up.
My husband asked for the check when we ordered the dessert . It did not happen either. Again,more wait time. Honestly, I was tempted to give one star for service , but the waiter was polite. Maybe he needs more training?

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Hot Spot, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great evening! Relaxing and enjoyable. Service was great!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I usually enjoy this restaurant quite a bit; however, my husband's burger was not cooked to order--overdone. My pasta dish with grilled salmon was very good. We were seated at a table that was so crooked that it leaned considerably and had to request that it be fixed in order to eat. The curtain hanging nearby had an awful odor, so I had to move away and seat in the opposite direction. While the food was good and I would recommend going there for a lunch and especially trying the desserts, the restaurant really needs some upgrades. Someone needs to buy new curtains and tables or at least fix everything.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a “farewell to the holidays” brunch at Chez Zee with a group of friends. Everything was tasty and service was good. The migas were better than the lobster Benedict (which was a bit disappointing), but the creme brûlée French toast was yummy as always!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is good!! The selections are unique and very good!! The mix of salads, seafood and pasta make it an easy spot for a good meal with friends -- something for everyone! The desserts are amazing!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We use Chez Zee for our very special occasions. For years we have celebrated our Engagement and all of our engagement Anniversaries there. We go to Chez Zee to talk make our plans for the coming years goals together We go there to decide how we will celebrate our personal and marriage milestones. We want to grow together forever and Chez Zee has become part of that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Chez Zee is our New Years Eve/ New Years Day family tradition. It was just immediate family this year and as usual we were very happy with our food, drinks and service. We ordered creme brulee to go and unfortunately that didn't quite make our top favorite list. First time in 20+ years that I wasn't impressed with the creme brulee. But, I can guarantee you I will order it again next time.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for NYE with friends. The food and service were excellent. We were in the second building that normally used for private events, which was fine, but the singer was too loud to make comversation comfortable.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have visited Chez Zee many times and loved it. On this occasion we left our car to be valet-parked, but the parking attendant ran over my wife's foot because he started moving the car before she had even shut the door and cleared the area. There was no significant injury, just soreness, but this is unsafe, inattentive driving. We reported this to the hosts, and my wife asked for and received an ice pack from the waiter.

At a minimum I would have expected an apology from the management and some assurance that there would be some admonishment of the parking crew. Instead I had the strong impression that this was not even reported to supervisors and that Chez Zee isn't very mindful of customer relationship issues.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice ambiance with piano and bass playing jazzy tunes. Food was excellent as always - shared two salmon dishes, and they were both delicious! Madison was a wonderful server and kept our glasses full.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Waiter was SUPERB. Live music was superb. Ambiance was superb. Price reasonable/fair. Parking attendants superb. Had to ask for another table...first had kitchen door opening into ours. :-( Wish there were tablecloths. Wish every time could be as perfect as the first several...they’re what has me returning, even though seating is sometimes odd. Overall, I’m pleased Chez Zee is here...just wish it could stay consistent. Thanks.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love Chez Zee!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A wonderful and festive family spot

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointing. Previous meals were much better.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was great. Service was great. The only problem was that it was very noisy. We could hardly hear each other when sitting right next to each other. Felt like we were yelling just to have a conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Brandon was an awesome server

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food is always good and the service is great. Although this was a dinner meal, they also have a great weekend brunch. We love to do special occasions like birthdays here as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good food and service if a little pricey on what I would consider some standard fare.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of my very favorite environments in Austin to eat!!! I love their food, the decoration, the live piano, their fun drinks and desserts! Can’t say enough about this place! Love it.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent, love the cheery atmosphere, and homey feel

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I took my mom for brunch recently and we both enjoyed it. Initially, we were seated at a table directly under the heat vent but when we asked to move, they quickly switched our table. The brunch was delicious and the service excellent. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We went here before seeing an evening performance of the Nutcracker. Great food and service, wonderful ambiance. The prices are a tad high but it was a special occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was wonderful - AS ALWAYS!!!!! Except the halibut was overcooked. Very dry & hard. Flavor was great - but not the usual excellence from Chez Zee

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Not impressed. Nothing special and definitely over priced for the quality of food and service.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Eclectic Austin landmark, Chez Zee did a phenomenal job for our wedding anniversary. Great food and drink. Appetizers were tasty, and promptly served. The granddaughter enjoyed her child's meal. We had the bonus of live a capella singing from a group of carolers in Dickens period costume.

Altogether, this is our go-to restaurant for special occastions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

As always, the service was very good and the food delicious! Loved the holiday decorations also. We'll be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food consistently. Perfect spot for the most awesome desserts ever! Been around a long time and never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Extensive eggs benedict menu with many different varieties. I had the portabelliono benedict and my companion had the baked polenta eggs benedict. Both were delicious. Extensive dessert menu. Even with all of the options, there were specials. We split the oreo mint cheesecake and it was terrific. The only downside to the dining experience is the noise level due to the acoustics in the dining room. We were sat next to a table of eight people celebrating a birthday and had to practically yell throughout our conversation since they were so loud.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very yummy!! I love the atmosphere. The trout was good...not anything over the top. coconut cake was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Waitstaff was amazing. Really thoughtful and professional. I wish I could remember our waiters name so I could give him a shoutout. :)

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our bestie girlfriends group went here for dinner before going to the theater. The service was fantastic, the food was excellent (New Orleans Pecan chicken and Chicken Adrano). Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Service and good were wonderful. 2 topper table felt cramped and space was very crowded.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Enjoyed dinner at Chez Zee with a group of friends recently. We have been coming to Chez Zee for our annual reunion dinner for two reasons - great service and delicious food. The central location is also ideal.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Chez Zee is always a joy to go to. It is a place I go to at the holidays because I love their Christmas decorations.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A good friend and I go to Chez Zee every year to celebrate her birthday and the holidays! I love the eggs benedict and this time I did the eggs benedict (can't think of the name of the dish) where the artichoke heart replaced the english muffin along with sauteed spinach.

It was so creamy and delicious. The artichoke flavor with the hollandaise sauce was a delightful mixture.

Also, it's a must, that we split a pancake as part of brunch. This time we had the French challulah bread with the fruit and whipped cream. The sweet french toast with the fresh berries toned down the overall sweetness and had a perfect balance.

The pear mimosa was just the right amount of sweet and tartness in the drink. We will be back next year and hope to get there again before then!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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