Chez Zee

4.7
3692 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.
YES! WE HAVE PATIO DINING AVAILABLE!
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!

To Help Prevent the spread of COVID-19, a face mask is required to enter this establishment. Thank You!!!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3692 people are saying
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MichaelM
Austin
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always a favorite place to eat. Sadly our water was filled once and a table with a screaming toddler was seated next to us. The food was wonderful but our evening out was a bit ruined by parents that would not take their child outside ( not the fault of the restaurant) but the seating placement was. We purposefully go out to eat at what should be a child’s bedtime to avoid hungry, tired, cranky children. I am a parent and never subjected others to a cranky child and appreciated tables that were by other families or away from the main dining area. If I am paying over $100 for dinner, I want my water filled and ambiance. Screaming children in the back please.

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AllysonD
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We felt a bit rushed because everything came out at once

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Parkecar
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am biased. We have been going to Chez Zee (formerly Chez Fred) for over 30 years. We celebrate all of our special occasions there!

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WendellB
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Nov. 12, my wife and I joined another couple for our first dinner out since the time restaurants were closed due to the pandemic. We were very comfortable with the outdoor seating, spacing, and other safety precautions. The food and service were great, just like we remembered. It was a very pleasant experience, and we'll do it again soon.

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vipCliffE
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor breezeway is a great option for safe social distance dining. Met client's there and had a great and productive lunch.

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Nanaloo
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drink to celebrate an anniversary!

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Francophile
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of my experience was perfect! Thanks so much!!

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vipLuv2eat
Austin
55 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was not as good as usual, my eggs were overdone and my husband was underwhelmed with the creme brûlée French toast...but drinks were fabulous !!! Always enjoy the ambiance at Chez Zee. Hope it was just an off morning.

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blbankhead
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience for my sons birthday brunch. Our waiter was the bartender Derek and he was great. The food was amazing. The tables not being used for Covid spacing were decorated beautifully.

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DaleM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food and service. They had some phone issues. We had to reserve a table online.

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SCOTTT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great table service. Food order came really quick. All food was very good!

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KERRYG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Hand sanitizer on every table.

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DouglasH
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so kind and wanted to make sure we had a nice anniversary dinner. It was and we appreciate her kindness.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Derek was a wonderful server! Both him and the manager congratulated my husband and I on our anniversary and thanked us for choosing them to make our anniversary memorable. And it definitely was! All of the food was sooo delicious, I couldn’t stop eating! And those fresh croissants were amazing! We will definitely be back whenever we’re in Austin!!

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vipAustingal
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chez Zee and the brunch they serve. We sat outside on the courtyard and felt very safe. The food was delicious and the potatoes were cooked to crisp perfection. The CEO’s saints and strawberry butter and always a family favorite!

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Phil
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The pork chop and mashed sweet potatoes were second to none, however the flank steak and all the other sides were something pitiful. The atmosphere is incredible and unique. We were serenaded all evening by a live piano player which made date night extra special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very slow service, food wasn't good

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pattyS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pork chop and chocolate flourless cake was amazing

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was nothing special. Not a lot of flavor and small portions. Their country potatoes are some of the worst I have had. Good ambiance. Staff was nice. But I will not go back nor recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Chez Zee for a Birthday lunch for a long-time friend. Great service, outdoor seating socially distancing from other tables. The food was excellent and so appreciate the care taken with masks for all staff and customers. We’ll be back!

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AustinMom
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Chez Zee! The food is always wonderful, the restaurant is lovely, the service is great.

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allieholly
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a bright spot in our day! We had an early reservation for lunch. Excellent service, food, ambiance. Everyone adhered to health precautions and we had no apprehension about eating indoors. Tables blocked off for social distancing were cleverly decorated and really helped keep the dining room from feeling "empty." Parking spots are plentiful. Grab your mask, head on over to Chez Zee, and let's keep the restaurant industry afloat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here because it’s where we held our very small reception when first married. They have added patio seating due to Covid and it was very romantic and intimate. The food was amazing as always (anything they offer that is pecan crusted is a winner) and the server was excellent. To top the night off, they also offer a free dessert for anniversary nights, and there selection is always impressive and decadent! We have not eaten out a lot recently due to Covid but are so happy we decided to celebrate our anniversary with them!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Arrived after the brunch rush. Ordered food, took over an hour. Never offered refills on coffee, tea or water.
Food was way below par.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dessert selection to choose from and everything came out delicious. The live pianist played very well and added to the nice yet hip atmosphere! Definitely coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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BrendaB
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday brunch was excellent. The chipotle pulled pork tostadas were amazing. My hubby had the pear mimosa and I had the cucumber Bloody Mary. Both drinks were made perfectly. Great way to spend a Saturday morning. Love Chez Zee!!

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BettyB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the goat cheese salad with chicken. Lettuce was crispy, goat cheese was delicious and the red onions were sweet not bitter. Always a sign that the onions are fresh. Key lime pie for dessert. Social distancing was strictly observed, all the tables around us were blocked. Great experience

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BrendanC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. One of my favorite places in Austin.

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LaurieK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service anywhere! Attentive and professional.

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JanT
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always wonderful. Their bread is fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and fantastic food!

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CaroleW
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at Chez Zee & it was fun & delicious. We arrived a bit late due to a downpour & we added a 4th guest. The staff was super kind & very accommodating. The food was superb & the desserts were to due for. Not a single issue with masks or service. Thanks for making our special time even more special.

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vipfooddealfinder
Austin
65 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom's 92nd birthday with Chez Zee's fabulous desserts. We always enjoy having an excuse going to Chez Zee. They food and service are consistently outstanding.

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ElizabethJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful, incredibly friendly and provided excellent service!! The restaurant took all precautions for COVID and the Manager personally thanked us for coming in. The food is always delicious, and the service was exceptional! Highly recommend them for breakfast & brunch!

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vipktmf
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Have always loved Chez Zee- food is always top notch, However we were there late for Saturday brunch. We had reservations. But service was sloopooooooooooow- took 20 min for drinks- long time for server to come back to take our order. Food came out quickly once ordered. I ordered second drink halfway through my meal- didn’t come till I asked for the check. Server offered to take it back - so he recognized it was late- but still. He was clearly overworked- needed at least one more server or an expediter to help.
We enjoyed the meal - as We were not in a hurry. I’ll be back as it is a favorite- just think you should get the feedback.

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vipbenjaminw
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice neighborhood place.

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CarsonG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a really lovely time and the food was great! At one point the manager came over to check on us and to tell us how grateful he was that we were there. It was a very nice touch and we will certainly go back.

FAQs

Chez Zee offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 454-2666.

Chez Zee is rated 4.7 stars by 3692 OpenTable diners.

Chez Zee does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/chez-zee.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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