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Dining Room - Chez Zee, Austin, TX

Chez Zee

4.6
4.6
4392 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Chez Zee American Bistro, where Parisian bakery charm meets casual American bistro flair. This iconic Austin original offers a captivating dining experience for a range of occasions, from intimate date nights and business lunches to lively parties, happy hours, and indulgent weekend brunches. We also understand the demands of the modern world, providing convenient online ordering. All that, and we serve the most divine desserts in Austin. Planning a celebration? Our private banquet party room is designed for special occasions or join us for happy hour, perfect for unwinding after a long day or catching up with friends. The weekend is for relaxation, and our brunch menu is the epitome of laid-back indulgence. Share laughter with loved ones over delightful dishes, mimosas, and, of course, our irresistible desserts. Chez Zee American Bistro is more than a restaurant; it's a place where culinary excellence meets unforgettable experiences. We look forward to serving you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Dessert
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 454-2666
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    In house or off site private functions for parties of up to 150. Please email events@chezzee.com for event inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Taruna Ahuja: (512) 454-2666
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest
  • Cross street
    2222 and Mopac
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    Capital Metro Bus #30 stops in front of the restaurant, #337 stops on Balcones at Northland.
  • Entertainment
    Pop Piano and Jazz Standards Monday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,392 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for brunch

  • Austin

    Great for brunch

4,392 Reviews
  1. LeighAnnR

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food as good as always- I wish they had more servers, the poor bartender had to work the bar and the floor but did an excellent job keeping up. It's our go to place.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a solid place to dine. The food and service tend to be consistent. They are so many intriguing things on the menu. It’s hard to decide what to order. It’s a go to restaurant for us.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never been to Chez Zee for any meal other than brunch (been doing that since the 90’s). Happily surprised that the experience remains on par for my expectations. Great service and great food. Much quieter for early weeknight dinner. Will definitely continue to return. Truly an Austin landmark that hasn’t changed that much in ambiance and experience for several decades. And it should stay that way.

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  4. PamJ

    West Palm Beach

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Austin- our waitress must have been new - she forgot several things including putting in our order. The food was delicious when we got it. , the ambience wonderful - I love chez Zee

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  5. queenme

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A perfectly enjoyable lunch at Chez Zee! Our server Yvonne (Yvette?) was very nice & extremely attentive to refilling our party of 5's many water glasses regularly, which we all greatly appreciated. There was a glitch with one of our orders, a cheeseburger ordered without some of the many usual accompaniments, was delivered to our table with no hamburger patty, just a bun, avocado, bacon & cheese!?!?!? Definitely something was lost between the server taking the order, the chef preparing it and perhaps a manager might have looked at it before it went out and realized mmm ya, a cheeseburger, with no burger? It took awhile for it to be corrected, but it was eventually and worked out well enough. We were also very appreciative that they were willing to serve us a bowl of bacon (our favorite Chez Zee brunch appetizer) even though it wasn't on the daily lunch menu!

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  6. Paula

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's always a treat for us to go to Chez Zee. When living in Austin it was one of our top three favorite restaurants in the city. We love just about everything on the menu! We moved to the Tucson, Arizona area two years ago so it was great that we were able to get reservations for us, my son, and two of my other son's best friends. The food was as delicious as always.

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  7. JimA

    San Antonio

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A full room is great for business but can put pressure on both the service and kitchen, even in a normally reliable venue like Chez Zee. The delicious sourdough and olive oil was not offered, and although requested, did not arrive until well after the entrees The sea bass special was moist and tender, but lacked support from the paltry portion of the accompanying sauce. As a reservation-based eatery, management should be better prepared to provide an adequate response and preserve the earned reputation of this local spot.

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  8. DonN

    Austin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dishes for my party of four were all very good, and in particular the hot bacon dressing and the raspberry glaze on the pork loin. Service was great, and not intrusive. A small issue, was that we preferred our sparkling wine to be colder than served, but not a breaker.

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  9. Roxypoodle

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chez Zee is our go-to for Easter Brunch. Salads, egg dishes, soup and hamburgers were good as always. Something for everyone.

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  10. Ricksgirl

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have celebrated Easter at Cez Zee for the past 17 years - except 2020. Wonderful experience, excellent food and service always!

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  11. HollyJo

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was exceptional and food excellent--as usual. Thank you for a lovely Easter Brunch experience!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
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  13. MichaelT

    Austin

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Che Zee has been a trusted provider since 1982 for dining out with family and friends. This was no exception.

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  14. Luv2eat

    Austin

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They always accommodate our needs and the good is consistently good … great place !!!

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  15. KJBS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious Blueberry Bleu Salad! Service was attentive, but not intrusive.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places in Austin. Never disappoints!

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  17. Perceptitron

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meals and fantastic desserts for the whole family.

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  18. Alexis

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance and lighting! Food was outstanding. A little overpriced in my opinion ($25 for a salad) but would certainly come back here again!

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  19. Luke

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Among the best restaurants I have tried in recent memory. Everything was fantastic, portions were generous and they offered free croissants to start which I just love. I will be back, that was some of the best brunch food I’ve had in quite a while. Service fantastic and complimentary valet service.

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  20. Micheileen

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. We arrived early and they seated us early. Service was good too. Always a great brunch place after church. But be sure and make reservations.

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  21. enjoygoingout

    Austin

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent chicken and the Brussel Sprout appetizer was fabulous. The steak and mushroom quesadilla were dry and chewy.

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  22. KDsands

    Austin

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Chez Zee's. The meals and drinks were delicious, and the service was great. It is typically pretty noisy.

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  23. ShayS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the fried pickles and a slice of creme brulee French toast. Both were very good. I ordered the stuffed French toast and was extremely disappointed. I thought it would come with a creamy style of fruit in the middle. It was instead, two thick pieces of French toast (which was good) but whole pieces of fruit sliced (strawberries and blueberries). Not what I was looking for but it was okay.

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  24. DandKatATX

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful dinner before Blake Shelton concert. Decided to split entree and two salads. Peter was amazing as our server. Everything was excellent!

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  25. MelanieM

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, as always. And tempted by deserts, as always.

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  26. Carole

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time at Chez Z.

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  27. SGSA

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent quality, although noise was high. Lots of high-pitched voices competing to be heard a nearby tables. Otherwise, great experience.

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  28. AmandaPanda512

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute brunch/lunch spot for a girls day. Food wasn’t super impressive but the ambience is really nice. The best part was the complementary croissants and strawberry butter

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  29. SGSA

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch entree for one diner, New Orleans chicken, was decidedly overcooked, dry. Disappointed, because usually all good.

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  30. GaryB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant for celebrating - have been there for many special occasions.

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  31. Akers

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a great experience. The food was delicious, the waitstaff was helpful and attentive.

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  32. NancyP

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Sunday brunch menu! The Egg Benedict options were divine along with the French Toast platter. The service was spot on too. Best to make reservations for this popular weekend restaurant.

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  33. MartieW

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast , you can’t beat the quality! Great service too!

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  34. CarolineB

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun place to eat. Great food and friendly service.

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  35. Becky

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I have eaten here many many times over the years, my friend and I eat out once a month and it's usually at Chez Zee. The last two times have made me reconsider eating here. Yesterday, In spite of having a confirmed reservation and arriving 5 min before the reservation, it was 15 minutes after the time of the reservation until we were seated. We could see that there were empty available tables. When I asked about our reservation, the hostess in a very rude manner told me that there were other with reservations waiting before us. And there were a good number of people waiting with reservations besides us. There were several large parties in the dining room and another party in the event room. I don't know if they were short staffed or what the problem was but I expected more. Then when we got our food, both of our orders were incorrect. The time we ate here a month ago, the same rude hostess was there and it also took awhile to be seated with our reservations. Also, my meal was so bad that I could only eat half of it. The atmosphere has changed and the whole dining experience is no longer enjoyable. The rude hostess is a good example of the problem. Our lunch next month will not be at Chez Zee. It may be a very long time before we return, there are too many other places to eat in Austin. We always liked supporting a restaurant that had been in Austin almost as long as we have. However, this is just unacceptable.

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  36. CoreyE

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and hospitality. Had the jalapeño pasta and it was great. Will come back again soon!

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  37. AlliMcG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it live music staff is awesome Desserts are fabulous!!!! Always enjoy!!!

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  38. craigs

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been going to Chez Zee for years. It has been consistently good to great, but our Valentine’s experience was neither. Much to our server’s obvious displeasure, we did not order one of the special appetizers or entrees. We did order a pre dinner drink, soup, two menu entrees, and a glass of wine each to be served with the entrees. The soup was delicious, but our entrees were delivered about one minute after we got the soup, forcing us to choose between eating our hot soup or hot dinner. Our glasses of wine were not served until we were half through with the meal. My pork loin was over cooked and dry; my wife’s stuffed chicken was good. Regardless, we decided to order dessert, one piece of Kailua crunch pie, which was excellent. When we got the bill, we were charged for an entire pie instead of a single piece, a difference of nearly $25. Needless to say, a disappointing conclusion to an evening that was expected to be special. We’ll give Chez Zee another chance but if the experience is similar to our Valentine’s dinner, it will be our last.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is very relaxing. The decor is beautiful. Our server, Laurie P, was so sweet and helpful with our gluten free and vegan requests. Our food arrived quickly. Laurie is very knowledgeable

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Nice relaxed environment, great service and food. Highly recommend!!!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chez Zee using the Order Online button. Chez Zee also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 454-2666.

Chez Zee is rated 4.6 stars by 4392 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chez Zee

5406 Balcones Dr., Austin, TX 78731

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    2222 and Mopac
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Dessert
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Public transit
    Capital Metro Bus #30 stops in front of the restaurant, #337 stops on Balcones at Northland.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Pop Piano and Jazz Standards Monday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (512) 454-2666
  • Catering
    In house or off site private functions for parties of up to 150. Please email events@chezzee.com for event inquiries.
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Taruna Ahuja: (512) 454-2666
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