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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 (53)
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)
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Came here after UT graduation and had looked at the menu online so was pretty excited about the options. Was SO disappointed when we got there to find out it was brunch. Not what we wanted at all. But we made the best of it and all found something to order. The food was good. Service was pretty bad. Had to ask for empty water to be refilled, etc. After the fact I looked at the website to see if the brunch times were advertised. Only found it on their hours information. Anyway, it was fine, but would have preferred to know in advance about the menu.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 4, 2015

This is just an Austin gem

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2015

Sharon stopped by our table to chat and shared that there was a new dessert item on the menu...Pumpkin Bread Pudding with a great sauce and ginger ice cream. YUM!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 3, 2015

I am sensitive to gluten and soy. I met a friend for lunch at Chez Zee on a cold day. The only things on the menu for gluten free diners were salads and pasta. I was so happy that our server offered me a hot gluten free special. It was grilled scallops and roasted beets on a bed of puréed parsnips, topped with arugula and a lemon vinaigrette. Sublime. I was also happy with my hot green tea. We had a great table and enjoyed our conversation. Wonderful food and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 29, 2015

This is an eclectic decor, fab food and fun place. The food, staff and decor make it a hidden gem (from the downtown crowds). The pork is divine! Brunch is a must! And let's just say if you are a dessert foodie....save lots of room for yummy goodness.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Sunday Brunch is always fun at Chez Zee with the food the highlight, however, it is particularly festive during the Christmas holidays. Lovely place to dine with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2015

This is a funky, eclectic place with ample menu choices and great desserts. Plenty of gluten-free options as well. Not a place for a romantic dinner, but a good place to take out-of-towners.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 23, 2015

It was so great to have a reservation with Open Table! Makes everything so easy, especially during busy lunch times. We were greeted warmly and our waiter Diego made our lunch a real celebration by adding ribbon and a special sign saying Happy Birthday. Very festive!
All our food was wonderful especially the pecan crusted salmon. Diego was attentive and never rushed us at all. My friend loved her Birthday Celebration and I was so pleased with Chez Zee AGAIN! thank you so much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2015

We recently made a reservation here for six for brunch and it was an amazing experience. The food and service were great and there was a magician going from table to table doing really cool slight of hand. I had a perfect experience here and will come many times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Food and drink menu was beyond expectations. Then the dessert menu came out and WOW. I didn't think the experience could get any better... But I was wrong. The best desserts and dessert drinks I've had in a long time. Excellent place to eat, drink and be merry. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 19, 2015

we had the pecan salmon on a bed of cooked spinach and the pecan chicken (served with rice and veggies). Both were really good. The salmon is cooked just right and has pecans sprinkled on top. The pecan chicken, on the other hand, was more like a fried chicken breast but the coating was pecan powder. Both were really delicious. We started with the corn shrimp bisque, which is a favorite. Highly recommend Chez Zee.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2015

Glenn, as usual, did a super job. Gordon Ramsey would appreciate him.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 15, 2015

I love this place. Always beautiful, great food, great selection to meet everyone's needs.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Chez Zee gives warm croissants for brunch - 'nuff said! Also, their quiche and french toast are both really good. Highly recommend for a nice brunch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Chez Zee is a long time reliable gem that is centrally located. You can't beat the food, especially the desserts! The food, ambiance and service are always impeccable, and I love that they take reservations for both lunch and dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Our server Matt (we visited on November 13th, 2015 in the evening) was attentive and recognized me from another visit. The food was delicious and the company was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 13, 2015

We have lived in this neighborhood since 1971; I can't tell you how many times we have been to Chez Zee for that "special" dinner or business lunch or late night snack. This visit was the worse I can remember - just about everything was off or out of sync. Took forever to order, drinks were late arriving (non-alcoholic), food delivery was messed up (ordered one bowl of soup and one cup of soup - got two cups and both were cold), one server gave us plates for artichoke pizza, another came by and took them away thinking we were finished with our meal and the pizza was cold and undercooked; server said she was get that fixed but apparantly forgot about her commitment to patrons. We declined desert. We did tip the server our usual 20% but right now Russell's Bistro, San Miguel and even Tito's Greek cafe are looking pretty good for our next night out.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Excellent place to celebrate my birthday. Pecan crusted salmon. Lemon Rosemary cake. Perfect birthday dinner. Noise level is very high in the front area. Recommend a table in the back area, quiet and more intimate. Seating was a little chaotic. Seemed understaffed for the traffic flow. We had reservations and still waited 15 minutes for a table. Waitress Rachel was fantastic, friendly and attentive. She was top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 8, 2015

Imagine Sunday Brunch at a fabulous french restaurant with NO WAITING (reservations accepted), heavenly Eggs Benedict and Mimosas, ordered from a menu (not some generic buffet). Just sit and enjoy the live piano music, the decor, the ambiance!

I would do this every Sunday if I could. We enjoyed it with our grown daughter. This a great way to get out and create memories together. Highly recommended!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2015

Not only is the food always great but the management is caring. We went especially for the Tuesday meat loaf lunch special only to find it sold out. The manager apologized and comped what we subsequently ordered.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2015

I love eating at Che Zee with my girlfriends and doing any kind of celebration is awesome. They treat you very special and you def know it's a celebration. And don't get me started on the delicious desserts such as the Lemon Rosemary cake. One piece will feed two or three but you will want to eat the entire piece yourself! The waitstaff is also very attentive and Rebecca and Sarah have both been just excellent!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 2, 2015

We've had lunch, brunch, and late night desserts there and they are wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 1, 2015

Great service by "Jay-Bo" for the 3 hours we sat at the table catching up with dear friends from years past! And, as always, the food was delicious. We will continue to frequent this Austin relic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 1, 2015

This place is great now and then, the food is great but parking is a nightmare and children run rampant. All restaurants should be family friendly but children running around, throwing toys, playing on the ground and screaming really ruins this.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Wow, the red fish with risotto was awesome. We took the kids and t

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2015

We ate salad so that we could eat dessert later. Dessert is our favorite part of the meal at Chez Zee. I especially like having a choice of gluten free meals and desserts. We were seated near the dessert case. It was nice to be able to choose our dessert in person. Our meals were spectacular.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 25, 2015

My husband , a health nut, saves his occasional splurge for the Creme Brûlée Breakfast at brunch. It's worth every calorie. I love the quiche equally. The service was wonderful, as usual. It's great for a girls' Happy Hour too.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 25, 2015

Have not had a better brunch that I can remember! Had smoked salmon Benedict, to die for! My wife had quiche and said it was best she ever had! Congrats on a great job!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 25, 2015

This was my first time coming here and it was for my bday brunch. This place was awesome! Excellent service, great food, and lovely ambience. We each shared our food so we could sample a little bit of everything and everyone's food was delicious!! The migas were my fav!! I would definitely recommend coming here with friends, family, or even a nice romantic dinner!! It's definitely 5 star in my book!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 25, 2015

We loved the choices at Chez Zee. I hadn't been in a few years, but it was still as yummy as I remembered. The Mimosas were perfect! The one thing that could use some work was service. We had our drink order taken about 2-3 minutes after arrival, but our food order wasn't taken for a lot longer. We were there from 11-12:45. We chatted for about 20 minutes after our meal, but the rest was just bad timing on food orders and checks. So plan accordingly as service isn't the speediest! Overall, we'd definitely go back, it's a great place to meet friends, dine and chat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Desserts really put this charming old school restaurant on the map, and they did not disappoint! Service was a bit slow initially but very gracious. Fun ladies lunch place...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2015

Our group of ladies meets here every few months and always has a wonderful dining experience! The food is delicious; the service friendly and professional; and the ambiance is joyful. Eric our usual server always remembers us and welcomes us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 18, 2015

This restaurant is great for any meal, but we especially enjoy their Saturday and Sunday brunch. Great menu, nice ambiance and excellent, helpful wait staff.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 18, 2015

When we went to lunch at 1:30 on Sunday we didn't not realize we were would be having brunch. They still have some lunch items (burgers and salads), but we ended up choosing breakfast food. The shrimp and grits was excellent! I only wish it had been a bit more spicy for a creole dish. My table mate's huevos rancheros were massive. Chez Zee has a good amount of vegetarian and gluten free items too. Our waiter was attentive and polite. Overall a great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 18, 2015

I love going to Chez Zee for brunch on the weekends, it is seriously some of the best brunch in Austin! The pearmosas are amazing!! It's always a go-to when friends or family from out of town want to meet up at a local restaurant for brunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 18, 2015

My daughter and I made reservations for Sunday, Oct. 18. We were running a bit late due to getting lost but still got a table right away. Our meal was fantastic and the atmosphere wonderful and fun! We have already recommended your place to my daughter's future in-laws, who have a lake home outside of Austin and come up frequently. It was eclectic (Keep Austin Weird!), fun, colorful and just an outstanding experience, great wait staff and food!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 18, 2015

As We arrived on time for Our reservation, to celebrate Our daughter's 17th Birthday per Daughter's request.. noticed the greeter sounded happy, and prioritizing us to be guided for seating. We quickly noticed the table was detailed with simple ribbons and a sign saying "Happy 17th Birthday". Before food arrived, A magician sparkled with one of his tricks. We are amazed of how Chez Zee details made our Brunch daughter's birthday celebration, Super Awesome!

Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 16, 2015

Parking was a pain, but the only notable blip in an otherwise great evening. We had the Hummus appetizer, Salmon and Tequila Lime Chicken entrees and a dessert sampler. Everything was delicious, interesting and creatively prepared. The dessert case is simply awesome. Save room. Service was efficient but unobtrusive. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 16, 2015

I can always rely on Chez Zee to provide a quiet delicious lunch or dinner. And...the desserts are fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2015

Lunch date with my boyfriend in a new spot across from where I work and it was delicious! Can't wait to go back for a dessert!

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