Chez Zee

4.5
2999 reviews
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$30 and under
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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. 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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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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RL
Austin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I reserved a table for lunch at my wife's favorite restaurant on her birthday. We both had a cup of excellent corn and shrimp bisque, my wife had quiche and I had the crab cake sandwich, which were both very good.
They brought my wife a complimentary dessert (lemon cake) which we split and was yummy.

The service was friendly and prompt. The place got noisy at peak of lunchtime

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a
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoyable and good food but we were seated too close to the piano player and the playing impeded conversation. The waitress did her best to address it but it was still a problem.

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EA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing brunch with kids and grandparents after church one Sunday! My kids loved the magician that came by the table and the live piano player.

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d
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EGGS BEN’ADDICTION!!!!! Omg this place is a MUST try !!! Lobster Benedict over palenta ! Awesome option for those wanting to avoid bread! Great coffee!

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DH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service! Great brunch in a fun atmosphere that’s great for a date, with kids, baby shower, Birthday (all happening while we were there) always one of our favorites!

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was nice.... dessert amazing. Pizza was okay. Ambiance was sweet, beautiful lights and corky furniture. Will return again for brunch

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F
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my “go to” place for business lunch. Reservations remove fear of wait, parking/valet available, food and service all very good.

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TA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My apologies for tossing a wide net, but the wait staff in Austin is so hit and miss.

Chez Zee is another place where mediocre waiters make dining out exasperating and not as fun. It was my girlfriend's birthday, and that made it even worse.

I'll spare the play-by-play and simply say that any lunkhead can put on an apron and maybe get an order into the kitchen. When I'm spending $30+ per person on a meal, I'd at least like some level of professionalism.

The food was tasty. The waiter was lame.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Ambiance is welcoming. Salads and crab cakes very good.

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PV
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Chez Zee is delightful and delicious. The atmosphere is fun and festive and the food is fresh, plentiful and tasty. We have dined here many times, and Sunday brunch is becoming one of our favorite meals at Chez Zee. So many options! Always be sure to save room for dessert or take some home...Lemon Rosemary cake and the Italian Cream cake are family favorites.

Service is sometimes slow and this particular visit we felt a little forgotten at times, but all in all a very good experience. Definitely recommend!

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GB
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always good and the atmosphere is comfortable. Our service this day was just ok (had to remind him of our previous requests for things, didn’t refilll coffee, didn’t bring a juice and a side we had ordered) but usually the service is good.

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The quality has gone down for the last couple visits. Not sure when or if I'll return.

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J
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch, bacon was perfect. This place also has great desserts.

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N
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Chez Zee was fine as usual, but they did not have our Open Table reservation. Luckily, there was a table available.

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JN
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went there for dinner at 6:30 on Wednesday.

The good
There is park yourself & “free” valet parking.

It’s a pretty restaurant with twinkly lights & loads of ambiance.

A variety of items in the menu.

Great desserts.

The not so good
The noise level was deafening even though the restaurant was only about 1/3 full.

The tables are quite close together in places making it difficult to navigate with a cane.

Service was inept. Salad & entrees arrived at the same time & that was the last we saw of our server. Finally had to hunt him down for the check & nevermind coffee or dessert.

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GK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did an Awesome job for my mom Birrthday!!! We were able to sit right away. The server was great. The food was delicious.

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EA
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chez zee team was so kind and gentle with my very fragile grandmother while making my mom feel special on her birthday. They accommodated us with a warm table which was so helpful in creating a relaxing dinner with temperature sensitive elderly.

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O
Austin
42 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a busy Tuesday, we were seated at exactly the time of our reservation. We all enjoyed the food. The server could not have been more kind. I appreciated the gluten free options.

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

We had reservations for Sunday brunch. The ambience was severely lacking. For a 9 am seating the music blaring over the loud speakers was 80s hits. The music was too much and way too loud. I miss the old atmosphere.

I ordered an omelette with ham that was so sweet it ruined my meal. It was truly awful. The coffee and cruisants were good but my entree was horrible.

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SK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Chez Zee and it definitely won't be our last. We had such a great time! Our meals were delicious, the service was exceptional, and the live piano music was extremely enjoyable. All around A+ to your staff for a superb dining experience.

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RO
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I loves the desserts, but not the dinner. I ordered steak and it incredibly dry and tough. The portion really small for the price.

I may back only for desserts and coffee but not for dinner.

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SG
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even when I have failed to plan, you make this a wonderful experience for a birthday!!!

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L
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

As usual good but they no longer carry LaCrema Chardonnay which is a real disappointment. Kendall Jackson is a real let down. I hope management puts it back on the menu!!!

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service and Food, will visit again, thank you.

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OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good! We really enjoyed our dining experience!

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DL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I was a bit surprised that the salmon pizza was not the same as other times I have been to the restaurant. I could not tell if it had too much cheese or not enough salmon. They made it for me twice but it was not good. So disappointed. What changed? New cook, new recipe??? I have been ordering this pizza for YEARS and this is the first time I am disappointed.

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MH
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Italian Crème Cake was really good. I love the coconut on top.

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JB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chez Zee has been my favorite for over 2 decades. Always great food & service!! It's like a little treasure you find - just off the chaotic roadways. Totally relaxing & rewarding!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to celebrate various special occasions! The bacon wrapped beef tenderloin was amazing and worth every penny.

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DS
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still, the best Sunday Brunch Menu in Austin, maybe in all of Texas!

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EE
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite brunch spots in Austin! Great service, great menu- try the lobster and shrimp omelette with pesto, it’s amazing! We were a large party and they accommodated us so well, will definitely be back!

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M
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting Austin with a friend and brunch at Chez Zee. The food was excellent, service was great. It was a fun place. Very enjoyable.

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L
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We've been before and loved it, but this time we felt rushed. Barely got our wine before the food came. Just not great.

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RH
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a Saturday brunch with two of our grandsons who were attending the Austin City Limits festival. Ordered omelettes, migas and quiche and all were happy with the taste, value and quantity of the food. Chez Zee is a old Austin restaurant that has managed to sustain decent food, an Austin ambiance and good friendly service over the years.

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AF
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great...service, not so much. I had to ask for bread. I ran out out of soda, twice. I indicated on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday, but it was never acknowledged. I will return as it is one if my favorite places to eat in Austin.

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K
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They made our anniversary special. Included special seating and decoration. The waitress knew her wine list well. And of course, the food was amazing. Thank you for making our third year anniversary special!

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WH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Che Zee but difficult to use Open Table for a reservatiion. I was unable to adjust the number is people the morning of my reservation & nobody answered the restaurant phone or answered my message left for clarity🙃

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R
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Chez Zee and have celebrated many important occasions here. It has a cozy, romantic ambiance and the food is always stellar! Try the Creme brûlée!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is arranged and accessorized in such a way that it can be very crowded but not so noisy to make conversation difficult. Most restaurants have all hard surfaces that bounce sound to the point it interferes with having a nice time. Chez Zee has carpeted floors and several tables have fabric panels between them. It's lovely! The food never disappoints....and the desserts are too many and too varied to make that choice easy. We celebrated a retirement, and there was a sign on our table and festive ribbons to congratulate the honoree...so thoughtful. Our wait staff was attentive and friendly. This is one of the best restaurants in Austin!

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BB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Love the ambience and the food! Definitely one of my favorite spots!

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