About Chez Zee
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!
American, Contemporary American, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm. Friday: 11am-11pm. Saturday: 9am-11pm. Sunday: 9am-10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pop Piano and Jazz Standards Monday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.
In house private functions for parties of up to 150. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for event inquiries.
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
Capital Metro Bus #19 stops in front of the restaurant
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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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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.
Chez Zee Ratings and Reviews
I love to take friends to Chez Zee for l ...
I love to take friends to Chez Zee for lunch as a way to celebrate special occasions. It's always a treat!
The ambiance was really cool, and the food was good with large portions. Service was not great, but they were accommodating for our party of 7.
A great place for a celebration!
Seven of us came here to celebrate my daughter's graduation and it was wonderful! Excellent food, cocktails and service. The waitstaff gave us plenty of time and space to enjoy ourselves, while being available to us if we needed anything. We will be back.
better brunch food
My main course was pretty pricey and mediocre. I'd say come here again for the brunch or dessert but not the pricey main courses. It's great that you can make a reservation though. Beautiful piano playing and christmas light all over.
As usual great
The service and food is always great, we brought friends who loved it and said they would return. We always expect a great evening when we eat at Chez Zee and have never been let down.
Always good food!
Always good food!
Vibrant and fun with good food!
Great food, great atmosphere and overall a wonderful experience. We went to Sunday brunch at 2:00 - had reservations. Seated immediately, drinks and order taken in a timely fashion. As it was nearing the brunch-dinner switch (i'm assuming) our server didn't refill water or check on us much after our food was delivered. Would definitely go back and recommend to others!
Such a gem!
This was our fifth time going to Che Zee (fourth for brunch). We had made reservations for four, however my daughter came in from college and so we had to ask for a table for five. Without blinking an eye the staff made it happen. Very impressive considering how busy they were. The food was great and our server was fantastic. Our guests from Michigan were very impressed and want to make sure to add this to their agenda on their next visit as well!
Best brunch in town!
With a reservation, we were seated immediately. Our server was friendly, helpful and attentive. The brunch was reasonably priced and delicious. The adult beverages were a bit pricey. Valet parking was complimentary. A+++
Good service, cold food
We did not call over a manager, just said it to our waiter, but most of the food we ordered was moderately warm to cold.... the biscuits and gravy were hard and cold... the bacon was cold. My grits were great, as was my egg. But who wants cold biscuits and gravy and cold bacon.
Great breakfast . The best pancakes and ...
Great breakfast . The best pancakes and egg Benedict I ever tasted.
Great brunch ! Loved that it is gf frien ...
Great brunch ! Loved that it is gf friendly ! I would recommend the pancakes. The coffee also was amazing. The whole experience with the option of outdoor dining makes you want to come back the next day !
Enjoyed the food...all very good! The se ...
Enjoyed the food...all very good! The service was excellent especially since a mistake was made on my part (placed the reservations for pm instead of am). Yet everyone was so gracious in accommodating us. Thank you for that. Our waitperson Lance was excellent.
Was there for Mother's Day dinner. The p ...
Was there for Mother's Day dinner. The prime rib was cooked perfectly. The sea bass was perfectly flakey. And the pork chop flavorful. Dessert? Of course... Banana cream pie... Yummy.
A Definite Do Over
Great food. Great service. Menu has a great deal of variety. Love the ambience!
A Mothers Day to Remember
My 91 year old grandmother was dazzled, my mom was impressed and I got to sit back a enjoy the fact that I picked the location for an amazing Mothers Day experience. Food was spectacular and ambience lovely. Piano player was great too! Even my 11 year old son was pleased. I had been previously for a bridal shower and found that experience to be wonderful too! The pork tenderloin with cherry sauce, yummy! The mushroom soup, I would have licked the dish clean had I been in private.
Awesome as usual
We have been coming to Chez Zee for Mothers Day for 9 years. Always awesome!
This was our first visit to Chez Zee. We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. There was a piano player who played at the appropriate level adding to the overall experience. Our waitress was excellent and was attentive to our needs.
Delicious Mother's Day Brunch
Let me start by saying the food was delicious and the service very good. Unfortunately, they have 3 very small 2-person tables in the room by the kitchen that are too small with almost no room. They are squeezed in so tight, it is very difficult to pull the chair out to sit down. If you get the last table, you are in the corner and one person has to look at 2 walls for the entire meal. Terrible ambiance. On this occasion, we were given the 2nd table but there was no way we could get in one of the chairs because of the person at the adjoining table. We had to move the table over a bit so we could squeeze in the chairs. There wasn't even an inch to spare. Luckily, one of the managers moved us to another 2-person table on the other side of the room. It was still a small table but the area was much roomier. I know they tried to accommodate as many people as possible but being squeezed in doesn't make for an enjoyable event. Once we were moved, my mom and I had a pleasant Mother's Day brunch.
Wonderful experience like usual. We had ...
Wonderful experience like usual. We had reservations for Mother's Day brunch. Seated right on time. Our server was prompt, polite, courteous. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was great. All around great experience. I had the crab cake eggs Benedict and the eggs were perfectly poached.
Austin Love Chez Zee
Great food served with excellent service! Nice music too!
Mothers Day OK
We did have a good time. The waitress was pleasant and attentive without being obtrusive. Disappointed in the limited brunch menu but the mothers loved the champagne and cranberry juice cocktail. And, as always, the desserts were outstanding.
The creme brulee french toast was awesome. Try it with the rum syrup for something extra special. The bloody marys can be made extra spicy upon request.
I love this place! One of my faves of al ...
I love this place! One of my faves of all time! Every time we come to Austin, we make sure to eat here! The service is always great, the food is always delicious, and the desserts and coffee is the perfect finisher!
We usto go to this restaurant MANY times a month in the past. We made a reservation and they sat us down shortly after our arrival time. They were busy during brunch as always. Our appetizer came out around the same time as our meal. They were a bit slow on refilling drinks as well. I love this place but be warned if you go while they are busy. The service was great when they were present. She provided everything we needed.
Too noisy to hear each other.
I love chezzee and it has been our place for celebrating. Not being able to hear each other when only sixofus was terrible
Birthday Brunch at Chez Zee
We had a great experience at Chez Zee for a birthday brunch with my parents and husband. The food, our waitstaff and the restaurant were all wonderful. The only complaint I would make is that the piano in the dining area was way too loud. I know the volume is not adjustable but it was very difficult for my older parents to hear our conversation and to speak loud enough for us to hear. The dining area was a little small for such a large instrument!
Really loud and food depends on Chef Roulette
On the super duper up side, there was a lovely staff person who reacted at lightning speed when my seven year old spilled her lemonade at the table. It was a phenomenal feat, and a wonder that none were soaked. We were able to save the moment with some deft action. Thank you to that person, to whom, I would easily give a five star and extra tip. There was grace and caring by that person. Chez Zee is a beautiful concept, and best reserved when you're not needing an intimate group gathering. The noise is so loud, one almost cannot hear the person next to them, forget about the person on the opposite side of the table. My husband had ordered the Crab Cake Benedict on a more casual outing with our children. The look of dismay on his face and his questioning my 12 year old son if the food looked the same to him, made it evident that a repeat wonder of a favorite dish fell short of the mark. I too ordered a meal based on what I saw a waiter serving another table when I walked in. My plate did not have the same beautiful presentation. It is true that one feels jipped when the presentation is not as expected at the restaurant. That is part of the ambiance and the whole reason to go out is to enjoy the presentation of the food and devour it with utmost relish.
Pre Motown Brunch
We arrived a little early for our reservations but had no trouble finding mimosas to sip while we waited for the rest of our group to arrive. Food selected was the whole spectrum...from simple breakfast and omelets, to burgers, and crab cakes. No complaints and several folks took home some for lunch tomorrow. We were also delighted to have our waitress treat us to a sample of the crème brulee French toast. Delightful. We'll be back.
The best service anywhere I've eaten. Very tentative to 8 women at our table. Fried pickles were great! Everyone liked their entrees. Would prefer smaller portions and lower prices.
Will be back!
Everything we had was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to come back to Austin and enjoy Chez Zee again.
Found this restaurant by chance. It was awesome. I loved the decor, the lights, the live music. We were celebrating a birthday and the waiter brought the dessert out with a candle and happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate. I just wish they had white Zinfandel on the wine list but otherwise it was fantastic. Plan to go again soon.
An Austin gem
An Austin gem. Good service, quiet atmosphere is great for conversations, excellent food, generous portions. Definitely on both my lunch and dinner list.
Delicious food, great for a girls night out
I met up with some girlfriends who were in town for dinner and drinks. The menu offered plenty of great options for all of our needs (one is vegan, one is low carb). We started the spinach artichoke dip served with tortilla chips because it was one of the gal's favorites. It was good, just not my cup of tea. The wine was fantastic and our entrees were perfectly prepared and tasty. The dessert was also very delicious...too delicious. I couldn't stop myself from eating it! The server was friendly, and did not bother us--which was fine since we had nowhere else to be. I love this place, it is always great food and a nice atmosphere.
Food was great and so was the sevice. I was seated immediately which was necessary to prepare for my business lunch.
Food was mediocre this evening. Bread wa ...
Food was mediocre this evening. Bread was hard and appetizer size for the price was a huge let down.
What brunch food should be. All the usua ...
What brunch food should be. All the usual plus interesting alternatives, all delicious.
love Chez Zee
I love Chez Zee. The food is fantastic. The service is consistently wonderful. The atmosphere is fun...
Appetizers underwhelming. Waited 20 min ...
Appetizers underwhelming. Waited 20 minutes for a server outside. Enjoyed the ambiance! Outside is fun! Great first date experience, thanks!
Always delightful, charming, and satisfying
Chez Zee is a delightful place with lots of cozy nooks, beautiful lighting, often quiet live music in the background -- and always fabulous food. The menu is diverse, exciting, and fun. The food is fantastically tasty. The staff is always super-friendly, attentive, and accommodating. On my last visit, the staff cheerfully accommodated my wife's unusual food allergies, making Chez Zee one of maybe 5 restaurants in Austin where she can eat. I'd recommend Chez Zee to anyone looking for a great and satisfying dining experience.
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