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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
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 157
    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
Silky smooth from arrival to departure

Arguably for me, Chez Francois is one of the finest restaurants in the country. Being greeted with a big smile on entry, then bedazzled by the cooking , served with elegance and aplomb, one would say, "what else could one ask for ?" We went for a wine dinner where the duel was fierce between the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
sawhny6999
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Arguably for me, Chez Francois is one of the finest restaurants in the country. Being greeted with a big smile on entry, then bedazzled by the cooking , served with elegance and aplomb, one would say, "what else could one ask for ?" We went for a wine dinner where the duel was fierce between the Pinot Noirs and Blancos... More 

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Chagrin Falls
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our daughter was married as she wanted something intimate. We had the five course dinner with wine pairing and it was wonderful. John was great to work with and the service was impeccable The Parisian Room had a wonderful ambiance with a lovely view. The couple hope to go back every year for their anniversary.

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Milan, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
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
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?