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

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (63)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Special Occasion (60)
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Good for Anniversaries (54)
Good for a Date (51)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Sunday Lunch (48)
Great for Lunch (47)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Romantic (39)
Casual (37)
Cozy (37)
Good for Groups (37)
Fun (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Comfort Food (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Authentic (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Business Meals (20)
Healthy (20)
Gluten Free Options (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Live Music (14)
Afternoon Tea (13)
Seasonal (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Happy Hour (12)
People Watching (12)
Afternoon Coffee (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time coming for lunch. We normally go for brunch. The food was delicious as usual! We also had the Apple cider mimosa!!!! My daughter is a vegetarian and they has plenty to choose from. We will be back for sure.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had friends in from out of state. The were enchanted with Chez Zee. They loved the food and the ambience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Been here many times. The food is always great!! It's a fun place for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Chez Zee is consistently good. The dependability of their quality is important: I can suggest it as a mid-point meeting place for folks up north and folk in the south and all agree when I suggest it. Now that they take reservations so readily and seat people upon arrival it has gotten even better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went during supposed Happy Hour charged full price for appetizers. Waiter was courteous and prompt. A few small bones in my fiances fish but that is to be expected of small fish.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had my favorite, New Orleans pecan crusted chicken, delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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 (Central Texas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was quick, food was great! Love having brunch here!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was not as good as it has been on previous visits. We were unknowingly charged $5 to substitute regular maple syrup for the menu item's pecan syrup. This was a shock and we were told that this was standard practice. It seems unreasonable that regular maple syrup could cost $5 more than the special pecan syrup. We will not come back. Even though we have previously had much better food and service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was the best brunch I have had in years. The creme brûlée French toast was phenomenal. Breakfast tacos were awesome!! Best place we ate while in Austin.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food with Austin character. Brunch is not to be missed. Neither are the desserts!

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always consistent...delicious, convenient and perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We've been coming to Chez Zee since it opened and have always enjoyed ourselves. After dinner this particular evening we walked across to the Gallery and thoroughly enjoyed dessert, coffee and a wonderful performance of Edgar Allen Poe with Lucian Douglas.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The staff at Chez Zee did an amazing job of making our first anniversary special. They went out of their way to assure we would never forget our experience , we truly appreciate their thoughtfulness!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of our groups favorite spots for special occasions or just to be with friends in a wonderful place filled with great memories from over the years. The food is always good, staff always makes you feel welcome and goes the extra mile. Wish it wasn't quite so noisy - makes it a little hard to talk sometimes. Brunch is amazing - I love to take guests there. Will keep going back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, even better service.. My favorite place for brunch!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It's always a treat to spend time at Chez Zee. It is our go-to place for almost any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I ate there for my first anniversary with my girlfriend. The food was wonderful. The pumpkin spice cake and ice cream dessert was amazing. :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent dinner and wine selection and the best desert selection in Austin

Tags: Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food quality and service. I had the pork chop dinner and it was extra thick and cooked to perfection. Dessert was pumpkin cake with pumpkin ice cream. Excellent. Definitely recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Rachel was perfection! She anticipated our every need! The food was spectacular! The two Thursday specials and pumpkin ice cream and cake were unbelievable!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great place for a family birthday dinner or romantic date . Also like this place for business lunches. Love the twinkle lights. Desserts are wonderful, but waiters should warn - the dessert portions have grown HUGE! (not necessary in my opinion) Favorite lemon rosemary cake, while still delicious, didn't have the same wonderful rosemary taste/aroma I remember.
Quiet Tuesday evening visit, service was good and not overbearing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Although Sunday's brunch was unusually crowded (perhaps due to the Poe reading), our server, Danielle N took very good care of us. She was thorough, attentive, listened well, and quite pleasant, in spite of her workload.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We greatly enjoyed our meal here . Excellent benedict options and the creme brulee french toast was as good as advertised!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went there based on reviews. The staff was very nice, food was average. Place is very busy, eclectic ambiance, tables close together. Did not consume alcohol as I was driving 6 hours home that day. I can find better food and atmosphere other places for the price. It was close to our hotel. Everyone worked hard and did a great job. Just not my style. If I had looked at pics of restaurant I most likely would have goon somewhere else. Be prepared for lots of families with kids.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A friend had recommended Chez Zee for Sunday Brunch and it was an excellent suggestion. We met with friends from North Carolina and they were very impressed with the food selection, quality and service. The Brioche French Toast with special syrup was incredible.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Every time I have eaten here the service and the food is wonderful. Love the atmosphere and they had a piano player on Saturday night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always enjoy eating at Chez Zee. Actually returned the next day for lunch with another friend👍😄💕

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food and service! Appreciate that Chez Zee takes reservations for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Old west Austin at it's best! We love brunch there.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I love the croissants and strawberry butter. They should be banned from my table :) JK. The french toast and portebellino Benedict were spot on!! Great side of grits with cheese and jalapeños too. The pianist is stellar, as was his set list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Chez Zee is our go-to place for special occasions as well as when we just want to have a reliably special dining experience. It was a lovely evening!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always enjoy our trips here. This one was no different. Great service and food

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Chez Zee is always a good option for a special occasion. Great food, eclectic ambiance, considerate service, and it's not downtown! Love the Chez!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is the first time I've been here for lunch. The quiche was not good - I would not order again. And the beef and kale soup was way to salty.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Wonderful place. Great food and desserts. Friendly staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I'm like a broken record - Chez Zee is one of the best spots in town for a meal, not to mention dessert! A true Austin gem in a town with too many "trendy" spots that quickly fail. Chez Zee has it all figured out!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We went on a holiday Monday night so it seemed a bit empty. Our food was fine. I had the garlic shrimp pasta, which was delicious and my wife had the Jalapeño Stuffed Chicken, which was very good. Our service was fine but not very personal. All in all, it was a good dinner but the atmosphere didn't do a lot for us. They did have a piano player there, which was great, but it still seemed a bit quiet and empty. Perhaps it would be better on a weekend night.

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The eggs Benedict with sausage is excellent. This is actually better than a traditional eggs Benedict. Although the eggs benedict at Chez Zee is also very good. My wife loves the shrimp ad grits.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband & I visited Chez Zee for my birthday. We told them of the occasion ahead of time and they decorated our table and gave us a free dessert. Brunch was phenomenal . The food, service and atmosphere were on point. This was our first visit and we hadn't even gotten through our meal before we started to plan our next. Will absolutely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Chez Zee consistently provides good food and good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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