Chez Zee

4.7
3828 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3828 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NathanG
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Obviously everything was frozen. When I pay $70+ for a meal, I expect a lot more. I had been there many years ago. Either new management or lower standards have replaced what it once was. I was so sadly disappointed. Never going back. It breaks my heart.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience1

2pm, 19 June ‘21.
Do you only get croissants upon request?

Floor was a mess, full of food crumbs.
The place could use a full wall to wall dusting. Even the fake flower arrangement on the table should be wiped down.
Chair and table wobbled.
The noise level is definitely high with chatter but especially since there is live music.

Server only came to take our order and deliver our check. I had to track him down 2-3 different times for what I needed. He also took my order wrong and brushed it off when I mentioned the mistake.

But through this all, I would return. I would really like to ensure my food experience is as good as I think. Now that I know what to look past. The creme brûlée French toast was good but more like a slice of creamy, sweet pie. I wouldn’t order that again. I really enjoyed the polenta and poached egg but the bacon makes it really hard to cut through something that should slice like butter. I would’ve liked the Gorgonzola sauce on the side, it’s really rich so the whole dish in my preference doesn’t need to be smothered in it.
The quiche was good but a tad dry and the potatoes didn’t have much flavor. Home fries usually don’t so that’s not a complaint. The Brioche French toast was my Favorite… Mouth still watering!! Didn’t need syrup. It’s a nice size slice, moist, warm an already a bit sweet with the powdered sugar. Absolutely delicious!
The Lemon lavender cake slice was really good, would order again but the frosting is a bit much for my liking. I would prefer the fresh whipped cream or no topping besides the lemon. The kahlua chocolate pie is a chocolate lovers dream but be aware… it is REALLY chocolate rich. Wouldn’t order again but glad I tried it. There’s lots of brunch food options to choose from so I’m eager to try more.

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LauraP
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Service was outstanding! Piano player on RED piano added a nice touch. Will be back again.

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MicheleG
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Chez Zee never disappoints! We were there to celebrate Fathers Day and a birthday for brunch. Great food . Great service!

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Diner78734
Austin
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trout was terrific; the service, spot on. Can't wait to go again.

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RockyMtnBri
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Chez Zee did not fail to provide an excellent dining experience! We chose it as the first restaurant to visit since the pandemic started.

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MichaelA
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch menu. Prices a bit high on pies and cakes.

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GarrettH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent and exceptional quality of food and service. Have loved every time we have gone here. Creme Brûlée, French toast and the chicken fried steak are amazing.!

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Pwca
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service person Alma was awesome! Knew the menu in and out. The food was great, as always.

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DanW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chez Zee is my go to place when I want quality service, quality food, unhurried service and a quiet dining experience. Never been disappointed.

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vipsesalch
Austin
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great business lunch; loved the place and so glad to be back!

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JanaW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the reservation went from 3 to 5 people using opentable at the last minute with no problem. Chez Zee has the most reliable menu and the most unique ambiance of any restaurant that has been around for 30 plus years. The wait staff is knowledgeable and very efficient. So grateful they were able to survive during the pandemic!

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TavaW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes, and the desserts are especially amazing.

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DonaldG
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for decades now, on and off. Always great food, precisely made, with service that makes you feel good. Occasional live piano music also adds a lot.

SJ
SherlynJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice experience! Took a little too long to give our order, but food was delivered promptly.

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CarinaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few brunch places that accept reservations and is one of my favorites. Creme brûlée French toast is always a hit - such a fun ambiance as well. Great for celebrations.

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SherronC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Took out of town guests there and they were most impressed. Food was excellent as was the service. Such an eclectic and delightful place.

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ABC123
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Absolutely phenomenal service, phenomenal food, phenomenal ambiance with piano music and lights, ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service has really gone down. They try to nickel and dime you for everything now. They no longer give croissants which is what they’re known for and the main reason we would go in. We requested an inside table on our reservation. When we got there they pretended like we didn’t request inside and tried to force us to sit outside then made a big deal about being able to squeeze us inside and the whole time we were inside majority of the tables were empty not including the empty tables for social distancing. The whole restaurant has really gone down in service.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food was not up to the normal standard. Cold, no flavor. It’s also off putting that you are still requiring masks (no issue with that, every business has the right to do so) but if you are going to mandate it then your staff should be required to wear theirs properly. The woman at the host stand (who was rude when we arrived early) asked us to put our masks on and had her nose exposed the entire time we were in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy brunch, great staff (Maxwell and Alma were fantastic) and food is always great.

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PaulP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed Chez Zee's ambience, wonderful food, and very attentive wait staff. We will definitely return!

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vipjknoll81
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not had a bad meal in the 10 years we've been coming to Chez Zee!

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AllisonR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bruch! Loved the mimosa!! Such a great place in Austin!!!

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vipElcid91
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only negative thing I can say is that the menu online offered truffle fries with the Friday night Prime Rib special and they did not have them available.....the menu online had not been updated. The waiter was very nice and made up for it by bringing us a plate of their regular fries, which we enjoyed. The food was great, service great, and we will be back again!

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NancyC
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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Kentlands
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service and ambiance are nice, but the food was fair. We had Lucinda's Basil Cheese Torta as an appetizer, and the cheese spread was presented as a large chunk of creme chese wrapped in provolone, which was not very attractive. The prime rib and flatiron steak lacked flavor.

Overall, the restaurant is ok, but nothing special. Would not return.

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ValerieS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful to be able to eat at Chez Zee's again! A dear friend took me out to eat for my birthday and he hadn't been to Chez Zee's in about four years. It had only been six months for me! Both of us had a great meal and were delighted with the Lemon Torte desert offered for my birthday meal!

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vipLeighAnnR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

so glad to see this place open again for dine in. Food is always consistent- think they are still building up staff but if you keep in mind that they are "re-opening" and service may be slower, you will still have a great time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!

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WWandRR
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chez Zee has a great atmosphere, excellent COVID accommodations, a varied menu with good food and excellent service.

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GulliverAustin
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Felt rushed, few refills on liquids, meal overcooked, as often happens here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Love the atmosphere. Food was excellent!!!!

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vipEatout
Austin
45 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good local restaurant Nice. Well run. Good wait staff

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vipRachelA
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

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danrm
Austin
52 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Zee is the perfect place to meet a friend for dinner on the way downtown. We sat on the patio and enjoyed wine, appetizers (the fried pickles are always a hit) and a nice meal. My wife selected the lamb chop special. Not only did she enjoy it, we all thought it looked wonderfully presented as well.

JJ
JJB78660
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, company, and food. Although I choked on the salmon, that was my fault for trying to talk and eat at the same time. Haha It really was delicious. Such a cute place to go.

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LilianaD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was great. My ahí tuna was a little overcooked.

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FrequentDiner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet lunch, great food. I am getting a little tired, tho, of only being offered QR code menus.

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DAVIDS
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I brought my best clients, Chez Zee is one of our favorites. The service was good, the food was quite good as well. I ordered Tequila Lime Chicken, and would have enjoyed it much more if the chicken, rice and broccoli had been hot instead of almost cold.

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 3828 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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