We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 38 Vermilion Restaurants

Chez Francois Restaurant

555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Vermilion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ferry St.
Write a Review

179 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tiffin, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What can we say? A wonderful evening at a wonderful restaurant. Thanks to Matt and everyone who made our anniversary celebration so special. We will be back. Your restaurant's standards are what others aspire to achieve.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Nestled between Sandusky and Cleveland, Chez Francois sits along waterways extending off Lake Erie. The patio views are beautiful especially at sunset. I wouldn't have imagined a small one light town having an establishment of this kind. The menu is pricey so don't come short of cash or plastic but the quality of the food and extensive wine list makes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Having eaten here multiple times it is safe to say this has become one of my favorite places. The decor is simply unmatched anywhere else in the area. The service staff is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful, and the food was amazing. After ordering the Beef Wellington, it is easy to see how it has won so many awards. While... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maumee, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Recently dined outdoors at Chez Francois for our anniversary, offering a very nice setting. The martinis were expensive and not that good, the dinner prices are outragous. My husband ordered a veal chop for $60 that he said wasn't even that good. I ordered the Hog Snapper which was very good but extremly over priced. I must admit that the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Chez Francois is the best in the northern Ohio area. The service and food are outstanding, the view is very nice when the weather is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Vermillion is the far NW edge of "greater Cleveland", but this is a destination restaurant. The owners seem to honestly strive for excellence. CF is pricey, but the upkeep must be high - as evidenced by the large amount of fresh flowers throughout the dining room, the extensive menu choices, and the generous portions of well prepared fresh food on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Chez Francois Restaurant also viewed


Been to Chez Francois Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chez Francois Restaurant

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chez Francois Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?