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Chez Zee American Bistro

#89 of 3,050 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906 (2222)
+1 512-454-2666
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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South Kingstown, Rhode island
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135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking here is the main problem for this popular restaurant with good food, great bakery and good service. It is often a scene for celebrations and groups and seems always crowded. The service is accommodating and friendly. Tables are close together and it can be noisy, tables in the back are quieter.The varied menu offerings can suit every taste. Portions... More 

Thank fergrimes-7
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it's the Creme Broulet French toast (with sauce) or good old biscuits and gravy, we have never had a bad meal here. In fact, toughest thing is getting reservations and/or parking. All of the menu appears home grown, nothing frozen, just good ole Texas breakfast food. Don't miss this place, you will be sorry.

Thank Marion M
San Angelo, TX
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch with friends at this restaurant. There was nice variety on the menu. They were able to accommodate a food allergy by letting us know which menu items could be adapted. The food was good, the service was great, and the atmosphere was fun.

Thank khrd
Houston, Texas
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119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were here for my nephew's wedding rehearsal dinner. The room was separated from the restaurant, was a great size, was decorated with lots of tiny clear lights (which made it look romantic) and had its own restroom (not used by anyone except our party). The waitstaff was very helpful and went out of their way to accommodate or special... More 

Thank Kathy H
Oakland, California
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172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Famous as the go to place for late night dessert after a show, the restaurant is also good for other meal times. Our large group descended on it for brunch on Sunday and were not disappointed. I couldn't resist the crab cake benedict, a twist on eggs benedict. Instead of an English muffin as a base, the nicely poached egg... More 

Thank The Other Jim H
dallas, texas
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Sunday brunch.French toast with rum sauce.As the title says----UNBELIEVABLE. Service courteous and friendly which is typically Austin. Decor is funky which is also typically Austin. Please don't miss this place

1 Thank texascouple21
Cedar Park
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

If you have a sweet tooth, this is a really good for you. Good cake and family party. Latte is nice match with a sweet cake. Merry Christmas!

1 Thank Seungmahn
New York City, New York
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154 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant for family outings. Excellent food, wonderful salads and epic deserts. Good service, easy parking, fun and vibrant decor. Love it, repeat customer.

1 Thank Urbane_Biz_Traveler
Southlake, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were a party of 14. Food was great and drinks were as well. I had the Chicken waffles which were great and split with my daughter. Large portions. They don't have options for Vegans as one of our members was served a plate of steamed vegetables. I suggest providing options for Vegans.

Thank rholliday
Branson, MO
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Apple pie, key lime pie, creme bruele and coconut cream pie all very good. Many choices. Trendy and quirky. One of the quieter locales for after dinner stop.

Thank magnetboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
  • Public Transportation: Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-454-2666
Chez Zee combines a Parisian-style bakery with a casual American-style bistro and offers guests award winning dessert selections. We describe our menu as "American fare with an Austin flair". 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. Come celebrate! with us. We're saving a chair for you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?