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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

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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 (84)
Special Occasion (79)
Good for Birthdays (76)
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Neighborhood Gem (68)
Good for a Date (58)
Great for Lunch (58)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Sunday Lunch (57)
Casual (48)
Cozy (46)
Romantic (46)
Good for Groups (45)
Fun (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Comfort Food (39)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Live Music (27)
Business Meals (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Authentic (24)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Gluten Free Options (20)
Afternoon Coffee (17)
Kid-friendly (17)
Healthy (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Seasonal (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Afternoon Tea (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
People Watching (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vegan (5)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was delicious... from appetizer to dessert and the salads and entrees in between. Portions were generous and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had reservations for 8:15 and were seated about 8:45, but it was Valentine’s Day and super busy. But enough about that. The service was impeccable, the food was delicious and was served very quickly after we ordered. But let’s get to dessert. The red velvet cheesecake-oh my gawd. Best thing I’ve ever had. I won’t mention the food hangover the next day (oops. I just did). Anyway, the entire experience was tremendous and I looked like a romantic god. Plus, I still had money when I left. You just can’t beat that.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was a wonderful experience. The only negative thing would be the lack of parking, however it was valentine's day and the place was packed.

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

My GF and I went there for Valentines Day. It was romantic and delicious. What a wonderful experience. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for Valentines Day

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Our Valentine's Day meal was fantastic. We had prime rib and a strawberry salad with scallops. And the dessert was divine.... the Coco Leches Cake!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s dinner with friends. Service was great, our special request of a quiet table at the back was honored, food was delicious.

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s dinner. We dine frequently at Chez Zee on special occasions. Have never been disappointed by the food or service.

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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

We dined at Chez Zee for Valentine's Day. It was our first visit, and won't be the last. The food was excellent. Mine came out so hot it had obviously come straight from the pan. The cheesecake is to die for. Best I've ever had, hands down. Our only complaint was the volume of the live piano music. It made conversation difficult; we would have preferred a quieter environment.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Dragged my reluctant bf to Chez Zee for Valentine's day dinner. He is strictly an Italian and American food guy & I'm a foodie! I'm happy to say that he's a fan. His steak was not cooked to his well done (ew) request, but he did not want to cause a fuss. The person in charge that day did come by the table when he was over halfway through and offered a dessert to make it right, but he declined.
My only complaint was the fact that our entrees came 5 or 10 minutes after our appetizers. I do not like feeling rushed during a meal & really don't appreciate it from a fine dining establishment such as this.
With the exception of the steak being under done the food was delicious, including the strawberry chocolate mousse cake I took home to savor later.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Love Chez Zee - Great as always! Amazing how consistent they remain...

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine lunch was fantastic. Our server, Callie, was great!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We love this place, and go often. Always good food, great service, great atmosphere!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

There wasn't anything exceptional about this place, unfortunately. The menu looks fantastic - and if you like super-sweet, the creme brulee french toast will hit the mark. The huevos rancheros are a hard pass. The benedicts are OK, but everything seemed to lack seasoning. The best part: mimosas were reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Another wonderful family get together at Chez Zee. We love the atmosphere and the service. Some of us want our old favorites, but they always have something new for the rest. Always a treat!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

It's always a treat to go to Chez Zee. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the food goes from good old comfort food to new ideas in food. The desserts are heavenly too. When I have out of town company, this is the spot I bring them.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Disabled Access
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Eh. I don't know. This used to be my FAVORITE place ever. Lately-the past two times my husband and I have gone to celebrate our anniversary and then most recently Valentine's Day, have been disappointing. I made reservations over a month ago for Valentine's Day dinner. We get there and we are told to wait 10 minutes, even though, there are SEVERAL tables available--I counted 15 free tables. Then parties without reservations for groups as big as 5 walked right in and were seated instantly. When we finally do get to sit down, we are placed at a small table directly by a drafty window when it is in the 30s outside. I asked to please move as I had made reservations a month ago and wanted to celebrate without shivering AND when there were plenty of tables around. The hostess seemed confused by this and told me the room was just cold, but ultimately complied.
As for the food, again, disappointed. My husband ordered the margarita pizza expecting something gourmet. But no, it looked like a kids meal pizza--small, very doughy (no crunch, no browned crust or bottom), and a glob of cheese on top. So much so that there cheese wasn't even melted and the dough was more like pita bread. I ordered the chicken fried steak and can say it had no taste at all. The winners of the meal were our appetizer of fried pickles and the mashed potatoes from the chicken fried steak. Our service felt very rushed-we were given the ticket before being asked if we wanted dessert. Then we were handed our to-go boxes at our table. Someone, a manager I suppose, came over and told us that they usually box up things in the back and apologized.
I will say that Chez Zee brunch is amazing! I just wish the food and service were more consistent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I've been to Chez Zee many times and it's always consistently good. The ambiance and atmosphere is so festive! Staff is extremely friendly, great menu variety, and food is always good. Twinkling lights, lovely outdoor fireplace and heaters outside. It was a little too cold to enjoy this visit but they have a great outside area with lots of seating if you are waiting for a table. Small parking lot but they do offer valet parking in the evening so its never a problem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Brunch was delicious! We enjoyed the Eggs Benedict Crabcakes... O'MyGosh... delicious. And we both had the Spicy Bloody Mary's, very good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We always enjoy Chez Zee. They have a great variety of food and everyone can always find something that fits their dietary needs/wants. Unfortunately this time I has the Smoked Pork Tenderloin and although it had great flavor it was dry that is why the food rating is good instead of excellent. They have great desserts too!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Was very disappointed in our trip to Chez Zee. The hostess was grumpy and didn't welcome us. The restaurant was not extremely busy (only 3 people in line) and yet she seemed very rattled. The waitress was very good even though she was very busy. The food was horrible. I had the trout which was very fishy tasting which usually means it is not fresh. The mashed potatoes and vegetables had no seasoning. The Torta appetizer was dried out like it was sitting uncovered in a refrigerator. My husband had the chicken alfredo. The chicken was very dry and very burned. Most everything we had tasted and looked like it was left over from a previous day and reheated. Altogether a very expensive disappointment for lunch.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Love this place! Great service, great food, great ambiance! Staff is very friendly and helpful! I take friends/family here for any occasion!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Fabulous lunch, service was outstanding! The flourless chocolate cake melted in your mouth!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Staff was courtesy and food was great; the only negative was the close proximity of other tables and overall din made it hard to hear our waitress and vice versa, let alone converse.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a birthday celebration and had a very enjoyable time. Our server, El, was very attentive and amiable. She surprised us with some delicious cake for dessert. It was our second year in a row and I'm sure we'll be back. Congratulations to Sharon for a super place to celebrate.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was ok! Not great! I ordered the Lobster Eggs Benedict for brunch. The atmosphere inside was dark. Somewhat friendly. I didn’t feel a warm welcome, but the waitress was attentive. I don’t know if I would try it again but I am open to it in the future. It’s not a bad place just wasn’t for me.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved that they were festively decorated for Valentine’s Day!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Chez Zee is the best place for a birthday celebration. The atmosphere is already like a party! The table is decorated for a birthday. Service was perfect and so was our order. The complimentary slice of cake for our guest of honor was much appreciated and delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love having birthdays here. The honorees are made to fell so special!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A staple go to place for consistent quality and flavorful optioins.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As always - one of my favorites. Food is consistently good, drinks and service never disappoint. I was happy to introduce a fellow born and raised Austinite to Chez Zee. She lives in South Austin and had heard about it for years but had never visited. Lovely brunch catching up. We were there for over 3 hours chatting and never once felt like they were rushing us. Thanks again for all the hospitality. We will be back soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday brunch
Excellent service & food, as always!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great value, food and desserts

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good food and service. Parking is difficult.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is the second time we have been to Chez Zee and it was about the same both times. The location is very convenient for us that live out in the northwest part of the city. Ambiance and feeling of the restaurant are very good. Our waitress was very attentive and made it pleasant. When it comes to food, the fried pickles and the chocolate gooey cake (can't remember the full name) are both excellent choices. The pastas that we had were decent, but had way too much sauce on it and I am a big sauce guy. It is like you had to fish out the pasta from a bowl of sauce, which is not good when it is a very heavy sauce. We will go back because it is a quaint little place and service is pretty good. I just need to find the dish that I love and will stick with it. Over, pretty enjoyable.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Robert took good care of us. We will be dining there once a month for lunch!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful as always. Favorite gathering place for my friends and people visiting!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Great menu, great cocktails, excellent attentive service. Very eclectic and enjoyable

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 21, 2018

An Austin tradition that seems to be suffering from a horribly loud and just plain bad pianist. It’s loud enough inside without poorly played piano music.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food and service. A little loud if case you have someone who can’t hear well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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