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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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Closed
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Epic!! Best restaurant ever time and time again.

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Food, ambiance, service all excellent. Meal for two with great bourbon and martinis $230 bucks and worth every penny. I have never been disappointed with anything here. I also love the slow and deliberate pace of the meal. You have to experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Brutane
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Milan, Ohio
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Milan, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't already been said. Food, ambiance, service all excellent. Meal for two with great bourbon and martinis $230 bucks and worth every penny. I have never been disappointed with anything here. I also love the slow and deliberate pace of the meal. You have to experience it for yourself.

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Bay Village, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was the most expensive meal I've ever bought but it was also the best. Everything was perfect, the atmosphere is great, beautiful view of the river, and the staff was courteous and attentive. I'll definitely go back.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Business meeting started at the bar with a very attentive barkeep. Food was great; everyone enjoyed their plate. Excellent wine selection which the owner delivered. Would very much enjoy another visit to this restaurant.

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Cleveland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This little spot in the small beautiful lake town of Vermillion is a surprise given the location and hour drive from Cleveland. The environment inside is dark, warm and cozy, which is nice anytime of the year, but especially in winter. A table outside is completely different. Diners sit right next to the water and enjoy gorgeous views all the... More 

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Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant is everything you expect in a restaurant when you spend $200+ for dinner, a nice bottle of wine, and tip. It has everything going for it-ambiance, service, and great food well presented. It is elegant without being at all stuffy. One of the owners, Matt, will most probably visit your table. The wait staff will be as formal... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My fiance and I completely regret going here because now we look for any excuse to go! The service and food were amazing and the experience was everything I could have wanted. Save your trip here for a special occasion, it will be worth it!

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Lakewood, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Took my husband for his birthday. We were given 2 waiters so we would want for nothing. They had half bottles of wines so we were able to try 2 fantastic reds with our dinner. Very lovely!

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Medina, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What an atmosphere sitting on a beautiful sunny afternoon and watching the boats go by while enjoying great appetizers and salads made with local ingredients.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I came here for a mid-week, late-winter, quasi-business dinner. I was visiting this restaurant for the first time in perhaps twenty years, though I can't imagine why I hadn't been back sooner. Chez Francois is an inviting, relaxing and rewarding experience in the best French tradition. Right away on arrival the staff was determined to make me settle in comfortably,... More 

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Canal Fulton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Great food great service great atmosphere!! Outside dining is awesome! The food is amazing and so worth the drive!! Great wine selections!

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?