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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 150
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Wonderful dinner

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Kim44107
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Lakewood, Ohio
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lakewood, Ohio
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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Cleveland, Oh
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185 reviews 185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Located midway between Cleveland and Detroit,the restaurants is better than any in either city. It is worth one hour driving from Cleveland, also because Vermillion is a quaint little village with a nice river and harbor. We have been several times during the last couple of years and the food continues to be exceptional. The menu is continental american with... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

You will never be disappointed eating here! It starts from the welcome as you walk through the door and into the warm environment of the dining room. Mealtime is amazing from the moment the server comes to the table (all the servers are fantastic). The best part is the delicious cuisine. We have had several items from the menu and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

In the tiny (and very cute) town of Vermillion, Ohio, this world class restaurant has been moving from strength to strength. With a broad range of French and trendy American dishes, and a chef's menu that is the equal of any of the top restaurants in the country, this is an amazing find. This is my third year coming in... More 

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Tiffin, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

You will not be disappointed! The service is 5 star and the food is amazing! My only regret is that my stomach could not accommodate the wonderful meal. This is a very special place!

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My best-friends and I always meet up here during my visits. The food is always exceptional, drinks are strong and the atmosphere is amazing! We normally sit up at the bar area Touche and there are martini drink specials on Fridays. During the summer with sit out on the patio and watch the boats. Our fave dishes are the lobster... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is be far the best experience I have ever had in dining. The service is top notch and the food stands above that. this is one of my favorite Restaurants ever. Its everything you expect and more in French dining. Sign up to receive their news letter and you will receive a wealth of information on events and wine... 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: 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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