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Chez Francois Restaurant

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555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001 (Ferry St.)
440-967-0630
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Great spot for fine dining, but snooty employees.

I took my boyfriend here off of a recommendation (I had not previously heard of the restaurant). After reading reviews and reviewing the information on the website, I was beyond excited to surprise him with this spot for his birthday dinner. The atmosphere is extremely romantic and authentic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Courtney G
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I took my boyfriend here off of a recommendation (I had not previously heard of the restaurant). After reading reviews and reviewing the information on the website, I was beyond excited to surprise him with this spot for his birthday dinner. The atmosphere is extremely romantic and authentic. Our dinner, cocktails, and after-dinner drinks were all fantastic. There are only... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant several times and have been pleased with the food and service. This last time was not one of these occasions. First, they do not have valet parking and I had to walk over two blocks on a partly graveled road which was not easy. When I finally arrived fifteen minutes later... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I hesitate to give them 3 stars, however I came with very high expectations for the cuisine. The staff was wonderful, but my partner and I felt as if "they" were simply trying too hard. The food was delicious, but very overpriced for the overall experience. The request to wear a suit jacket was honestly a little silly and quite... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food is great, the service is okay (they can be a little touchy) and the check will rock your socks. I wouldn't eat there everyday but once in a while is probably a good idea

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We planned our trip from central Pennsylvania back to Chicago so that we could stopover in Vermilion and dine at Chez Francois. We are foodies and the chef delivered with an inspired summer tasting and wine pairings menu. From the amuse bouche of gaspacho with an asparagus foam right through to the last course, each dish was artfully prepared. BUT,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went to Chez Francois Friday, for dinner. The food was good & the service superb. However, I was quoted that the Snapper Special was $44. The bill listed it at $48. I was told my glass of the house red was $9, but the bill had $10. A glass of Reisling on their Ipad was listed at $8.50, but... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I took my husband here for a milestone birthday. What a wonderful evening.....we requested a patio table and were seated right on the Vermilion River.....the wait staff was friendly, accomodating, and professional, yet down to earth and not at all "stuffy". We began with pre-dinner drinks and then ordered the lobster ravioli as a starter and we were also brought... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I truly enjoy fine dining and have done so throughout our travels in and outside of the US. What a pleasure to find one of the best we have ever enjoyed in our backyard. From the moment we were seated until it was time to depart we were treated as guests in a dear friend's home. The... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We received a guilt certificate for Chez Francois but I have to admit after reading the online menu and not being a fan of seafood I was hesitant to try this restaurant. It quickly became one of our favorites. The atmosphere was so enjoyable, the food was perfectly prepared and presented and the service was outstanding. The filet was one... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Sitting on the lower deck watching the boats leaving and returning to their berths while being casually pampered with well crafted food and paired wines was a lovely way to spend a memorable summer evening. Although packed, the staff was efficient and professional from dapper Matt down to the youngest yet ambitious Luke! This staff does not hover or lean...the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001
    (Ferry St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Vermilion
  • Phone Number: 440-967-0630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?