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Chez Zee

4.5
2778 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm. Friday: 11am-11pm. Saturday: 9am-11pm. Sunday: 9am-10pm
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Phone number
(512) 454-2666
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
In house private functions for parties of up to 150. Please email events@chezzee.com for event inquiries.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
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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
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Public transit
Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
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Entertainment
Pop Piano and Jazz Standards Monday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.
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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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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

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.

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Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Celebrate DAD all week end long! Award winning brunch 9am-3pm Sat & Sun featuring Prime Rib benedict, scratch made Bloody Mary's and Mix and Match mimosas by the pitcher, live music and don't forget our famous Bacon Brownies! Dinner from 5-11. Make your reservation today.This weekend fills up fast!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 2778 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As usual food and service is great!!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Callie was the best server I have ever had! We were there for mother’s day.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food and service. It is a very nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Chez Zee has been an Austin original favorite for us for many many years. We go there infrequently but the vibe is always old Austin and charming. The food choices are outstanding! I cannot resist their croissants with strawberry butter. Good for all ages!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Ideal Mother's Day Brunch. The magician was a special treat for young and old.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have dined here for dinner several times and both the service and the food have been consistently above average, at a reasonable price. Would recommend Chez Zee to all!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Out favorite "go to" neighborhood bistro. We've never had a bad meal here.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The server was horrible- he spilled our herbs all over the table and in our drinks. He didn’t bother trying to clean it, we did. He didn’t offer more herbs, he just poured the oil on what was left. I had to ask for another drink and I got the same drink with the herbs in it? He was slow and unorganized. He brought our dessert and said he’d be back with water but did not. I understand things happen, I waited tables for many years, this guy needs more training. Our food was just so so. The manager tried to make it right, I do appreciate. We do not mind paying for quality food, this was not worth the money at all. Overall a very disappointing experience.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I've enjoyed Chez Zee a handful of times over the years. It is kind of a special occasion place, and my daughter and I decided to treat my bride for Mother's Day. We had a 6:00 PM reservation on a Saturday night, and enjoyed a good dinner.

We picked out the desserts we wanted to order, but the wait staff was so overwhelmed we just asked for the check at approximately 7:10 PM, which was a good 15+ minutes after we were just sitting and waiting on our server to come back.

As a former server, it was clear our server was overwhelmed with a five-table section, including an eight-top (i.e., 8 guests). At one point, she was double-sat, and it was clear she couldn't keep up. The strange part is she would disapper for 5+ minutes at a time, and it wasn't apparent what she was doing while she was gone.

We were dissapointed to miss out on the yummy desserts, but hopefully next time will be better.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The restaurant was not set up for the amount of people they had dining on Saturday evening. We made reservations to celebrate Mother’s Day early. When we arrived the hostess seemed surprised that we even showed up. They seated us and it took a while before we got waited on, got bread, our drinks and then our food. My daughter and I shared the prime rib Saturday special and it was just fair, nothing spectacular at all for what they charged. The waitress did the best she could, but it was obvious she had a lot of tables.
The food overall was average. I think the best part was the strawberry cake, otherwise overall my experience was just fair, which was a big disappointment since we live southwest and don’t get up north very often.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mothers Day

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1.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Chez Zee is getting a 1 star review because of its parking situation. Chez Zee offers a unique setting and the food is very good, is a place one looks forward to visiting! But the first impression of the experience is parking and Chez Zee has evolved, over years, into a "must use valet" parking situation even though the restaurant is totally self-contained parking-wise so a valet service really is not needed. While it prominently states "Complimentary Valet Parking" everyone knows that is an oxymoron, you better tip the attendants or they will remember you especially if you are a regular. When this practice first started it was only spots directly behind the restaurant but the sides were non-valet. As I drove in yesterday nearly all spots had cones blocking them for valet use only. We arrived early so we wanted to sit in the car until our time , and after asking for "permission" to use one of the valet spots, it was quite entertaining watching all the vehicles come in and try to self-park but inevitable having to line-up in the valet entrance, so much for ease/convenience, nothing like waiting in line when plenty of spaces were unoccupied but reserved. I will think twice before going back, nothing like a stressful situation to deal with even before getting inside the restaurant to counteract the anticipation to visiting Chez Zee!

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

It was very disappointing, because all the good reviews you can read on yelp, but in general is nothing special because the food is bland, and it has a lack of flavor. My daughter is gluten free and she ordered a salad with out croutons, and you can see crumbs on the salad, so it is not a safe restaurant for gluten free people. The server was very polite. We will never go back.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great as always, we love to take out of town guest here every chance we get!

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

It was a great dinner hangout with my boyfriend. We definitely were the younger crowd of the patrons but it was sweet. Lots of selections. Cozy feeling. I’ve had a great brunch here before. Great portion sizes.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful! They had the table decorated for a birthday & everything was great!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always a bright spot for weekend brunches. One of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

As always, it didn't disappoint.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Usually this place is great for brunch however this past Saturday nothing was great. croissants were hard, Biscuits and gravy were cold, sausage on the Benedict was dry.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This place was perfect for a Saturday brunch with family. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere was fun. Just perfect. The creme brûlée French toast was good if maybe a bit too rich for me but the serving size was generous. Eggs were cooked to perfection on all of our orders. Delish!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Brunch is always great, lattes especially. French toast was disappointing - much sweeter than it used to be. Stick with the egg dishes.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Alberto was our waiting and was amazing! I've been coming here since 2005 and had never failed to impress me 😍

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The service was wonderful and the food was great. The only fly in the ointment is the noise level. The piece of lemon rosemary cake I was presented as a birthday gift was a slice of heaven. I love this place.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Chez Zee lived up to its reputation. Food and service were excellent. Wonderful variety of brunch items. Loved having a carafe of mimosas served with multiple fruit juices. The croissants with strawberry butter were a nice appetizer. Our guests brought their puppy, and the restaurant did a great job of accommodating dogs in an outside courtyard. We celebrated a birthday and there was a sign on the table and we were given complimentary lemon rosemary cake. Our only complaint was with parking. There was quite a traffic jam and my husband didn’t trust the valet. We parked down the street and walked.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great service and neat atmosphere. I enjoyed the piano player during breakfast! Overall they give you a ton of food with the platters. The gingerbread pancakes and french toast were bland and lacked flavor. We had to put butter and lots of syrup in order to allow the dry pancakes and french toast to not get stuck to our mouths. However, the value and amount of food was quite good. Overall, I enjoyed this place, but did not love the dryness of some of their food.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Our server, Kim, was great! Good personality, knowledgeable and efficient!
Friday regular offering of catfish was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Chez Zee once again lived up to its reputation for good food, great service and wonderful atmosphere! We all had something different and each meal was superb!!! As is our usual tradition we shared the Mocha Torte for dessert. Wonderful! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

It is always a pleasure to come to Chez Zee for brunch, a jazz concert, a special occasion. Beautiful setting for a rehearsal dinner. Outstanding food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Awesome food, great wait staff. Very reasonably priced

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Chez Zee is a fun place to celebrate a special occasion, but brunch was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Had a casual Sunday brunch date. Soft live piano music played in the background. Service was nice. Food is consistently tasty. I prefer the breakfast in bed French toast plate. Always a tasty treat.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We always enjoy the neighborhood feel of Chez Zee. The food is consistently good and the ambiance is marvelous. With traffic in and out of the downtown area (as well as parking there) becoming a burden, Chez Zee is a nice experience away from the frenzy of all that. We highly recommend it.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Birthday celebration after seated we waited for very long time to be waited on.was disappointed in the food not like it used to be. Parking lot was full and not that many guests in the restaurant had to valet not sure why.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great experience. Food was wonderful

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Glad we had a reservation. It was crowded. Food was very good and plenty of it. Next time we’ll try to come earlier when it might be less crowded and not quite as noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Long story short, we were only able to make it for dessert. We ordered to amazing deserts. Exceeded our expectations. Can't wait to come back for the whole expereince.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Tables should be checked on at least every 15 minutes. We had to look for our server several times. We saw another table stop a bus person to get their server. We had the same server. It wasn’t a super busy night.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We wanted to celebrate a special event with brunch on a Thursday which is hard to find. However, the quiche with the crab/corn chowder was perfect in this cozy, unique atmosphere and so delicious, as always!! Bon appetit!!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We got married at the Chez Zee Gallery Room in 2016 and went there this year for our anniversary. They had set up a special table for us with decorations , the service and food were excellent ! We were treated to a great dessert which completed our special night ... Thanks to all the staff and to Chez Zee for a great Anniversary Dinner !
Tom & Lissa

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