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Chez Zee American Bistro

5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
+1 512-454-2666
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (96 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5406 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731-4906
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here with friends for dinner. I had the chicken fried steak. Absolutely one of the best anywhere. Great service and atmosphere. Friends had nothing but praise for their dishes. Outstanding!

Thank juanb0b
Reviewed 6 days ago

Terrific little Bistro - wonderful waiting area with the giant colorful chair and many other things to keep both little & big kids occupied while you wait, including giant connect four game! Delicious food, don't pass on the basket of bacon appetizer at brunch, ask...More

Thank iamqueenme
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 star reservations--on time. Table set for birthday celebration. 5 star service--waiter excellent. 5 star food with a couple of exceptions. Yum on complimentary croissants with strawberry butter. Not impressed with creme brulee French toast. Had 1 piece (1/2 slice) ordered as appetizer to try...More

Thank MiriamOlesen
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Made reservations for Easter brunch. They had us in the event space with a nice piano player. Our table was a bit in the traffic pattern but we didn't mind. As it was Easter Sunday they had face painting and balloon animals for the kids....More

Thank Me9247
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous presentation! The three of us shared this gem and we were all very happy. I would HIGHLY recommend dessert here. Our service was great to top off the great visit. We'll be back.

Thank Chastity D
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Attended another association meeting at Chez Zee. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was amazing! Informed the manager of what a great time and how great the food was and he remembered us! Simply, awesome!

Thank BradATX
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our party of three had creme brulee french toast, the classic eggs Benedict and migas. The portions were large and delicious. The Easter crowd was having a great time with face painters and balloons. A great place for a family brunch any time of the...More

Thank gregaustex
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We were looking for a Sunday brunch location after a relaxing spa morning and Chez Zee was a great choice. It was really crowded but we were seated just a few minutes after our reservation time. Our waitress was really attentive even though she had...More

Thank kimw824
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Brothers and sister and nieces and nephews and where to go to brunch in Austin without breaking the bank? Chez Zee, that's where! The atmosphere is whimsical and the server was fantastic. Food was all terrific and portions were huge, really! They drop croissants and...More

Thank IDigWine
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Fresh Tuna delivered daily and prepared wonderfully seared. High quality, beautiful presented, great tasting Tuna salad. The other three in our group enjoyed their fine entrees also. Prompt, professional, friendly service. Fantastically fresh and delicious desserts. Mimosas were great, margueritas a little weak but very...More

Thank Wally B
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Questions & Answers
Calvin D
6 November 2016|
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Response from ChezZee | Property representative |
There is a giant chair that is super fun to take pictures in but not an actual photo booth. Thanks for the question. Hope to see you back soon!
Theresa C
18 December 2015|
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Response from Marcia K | Reviewed this property |
I simply have not found a dessert in that place I did not like. while the cakes may not seem light, they are simply delicious and all selections will be greatly enjoyed!! Wehad the lemon rosemary cake last evening for a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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