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Chez Francois Restaurant

555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001
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Ranked #1 of 39 restaurants in Vermilion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ferry St.
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93% Recommend
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Chez Francois cannot be rivaled in Northeast Ohio in general setting and ambiance. We've dined both in the beautifully decorated dining room and outdoors along the riverfront. The patio is just lovely on a gorgeous summer day. Chez Francois has a world class wine list including selections we have not seen outside Napa. During our recent experience, we enjoyed the... More

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Pepper Pile
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I anticipated this dining experience for months. The food was exceptional. The courses well timed. The presentation impressive. Here is my comment/suggestion: If you want an intimate setting for a special occasion DO NOT choose the patio. The noise level was "enthusiastic" and tables were very close. We were seated in front of a "gate" to the boat docks that... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great place. We actually ate at Touche. Worth the trip. Some things were excellent, others just very good. We had the four course meal. The French onion soup was excellent. The lobster bisque was just short of excellent. Big pieces of lobster, nice rich and creamy base, but lacked in flavor, a bit bland. Salads were very good. Bread and... More

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Avon, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Last week I had the opportunity to dine at Chez Francois with my husband and friends and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit! Being a self proclaimed meat and potato girl I was not overly enthused about going to a French restaurant but that was soon changed with my first taste of a delicious, refreshing gazpacho. This was followed by breaded... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I had wanted to try this restaurant for years but never got around to it. For our anniversary, we decided the hour drive would be worth it. Well we were not dissappointed, This had to be one of the-if not the nicest dining experiences we've had and we are definitely foodies. The service was exceptional-Thank you Jim... More

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cleveland, ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Recently one of our national meetings was held in Ohio. Wanting to impress these out of state guests that Ohio was not simply 'rural, cow country' we took them to this restaurant. The restaurant did not disappoint. First, between the standard menu and the summer specials, the offerings were varied and offered something for all tastes. We ate at the... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is the best restaurant that I have ever been to in my whole life the food is amazing and the servers are the best. I will be back as often as I can come. It is well worth all dimes that I have spent there. Our server was Joan and she is possibly the best server in the world.... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

One of the best restaurants we’ve experienced in recent years. We sat in the outdoor area called the Riverfront Café that is more casual and does not have the same men’s jacket requirement as the inside. The table and views were outstanding. The smoked salmon with asparagus and crème fraiche was enjoyable. The salad came next with bacon and egg... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Celebrated our 45th Anniversary here and had a delicious meal and outstanding service. We had a drink on the patio upstairs at Touché . We did not have a reservation there but they squeezed us in....gorgeous view and very reasonable drink prices. We then went downstairs to Chez Francois for dinner. The filet was superb and the fish special (... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was a delightful dining experience in scenic Vermilion, just a 30-minute drive west of Cleveland. The French cuisine was impeccably prepared, modern in the approach to ingredients, and absolutely perfect in taste. We will return.

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