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Chez Francois Restaurant

555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001
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Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Vermilion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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165 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hanoi, Vietnam
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My wife and I joined my business partner and his wife for the Italian wine tasting dinner at Chez Francois on August 14th. Not only was the food spectacular as is par for the course but the wines that accompanied the meal were equally special. The stories about each wine and the regions in Italy where they are produced capped... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a beautiful summer evening with friends. We can early and had a table with great view of the river and the boaters. Drinks were fine, appetizers were delicious.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Food was great and service excellent. Don't come here if you want a quick meal. They give you plenty of time between courses . Our dinner lasted 3 hours but we were in no rush. Expensive but was the perfect anniversary dinner.

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Grand Island, NY
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great location, we loved sitting on the patio overlooking the river, but 3+ hours for dinner was just ridiculous. It's not that we were wined and dined all evening while slowly savoring each course, but rather we were basically ignored most of the night .... While the table next to us was fawned over by the owner. The kicker was... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Celebrated a birthday so we decided to splurge. Excellent food and wine list. We ate outside to enjoy the view and wonderful weather. Service was excellent. we were surprised to see a "jackets required" sign at the entrance, not what we were expecting but it didn't seem to be enforced (we were dressed for dinner but my husband didn't have... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We love coming back here every year. It's not what you'd expect being so far outside of a city (west of Cleveland). It's gourmet and romantic. The food is always wonderful and perfectly prepared. The seafood is fresh and served many ways. I love the shrimp martini (dig to the bottom to stir up the goodness) and the soft shell... More

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Strongsville, OH
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Each time we dine here, we come away promising to be back more often. You'll pay top dollar for a meal here, yet rest assured that it is worth it. It's the best of everything - a gorgeous setting, highly professional wait staff, attentive service and fresh, yummy food you'll remember for months! We stopped in the small bar, Touche,... More

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Vermilion, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Last week, our Columbus area friends were visiting and once again, we had a great time here. Not only was the food great, but the waiter, Curtice and assistants were professional and personable. Love this restaurant and town.

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Gatesville, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was excited to take my family out for an upscale meal in my hometown. The food was"fine" but the service was not what I expected for the price. I was never asked if I wanted another glass of wine after my first. It took a while to get beer. The waiter was absent after taking our orders but he... More

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Ashland, Ohio USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had another wonderful experience at Chez Francois. We have dined at this restaurant several times and it never fails to impress. Michael was our outstanding waiter - very attentive without hovering. I had the out of this world lobster special and my wife had the Florida snapper special. Both were excellent. Michael suggested an excellent wine that paired very... More

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