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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best of the Best in NE Ohio

From the minute you walk in you can feel the WOW factor. From the atmosphere to the food to the service. Definitely a special occasion place and very romantic, if you are looking to impress your date -- a place he or she will never forget ♡♡♡

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lena H
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Avon, Ohio
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Avon, Ohio
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute you walk in you can feel the WOW factor. From the atmosphere to the food to the service. Definitely a special occasion place and very romantic, if you are looking to impress your date -- a place he or she will never forget ♡♡♡

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Thank Lena H
Moreland Hills, Ohio
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent, classic French food in a beautiful setting. The setting is even more pleasant than the French Laundry in Yountville--mainly because it is on the water. I could go on about the food, but I wanted to highlight a aspect of this restaurant that makes it stand out. The warmth of... More 

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Thank jmk5
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Chez is the best on Lake Erie between Toledo and Cleveland! The ever present owner is the best and runs a tight ship! The food and service are outstanding and you will be hard pressed to find better in all of OHIO! Have had business meetings, businesses dinners and fun with friends and family for special occasions at our favorite... More 

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Thank Brian D
Youngstown, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We had heard so much praise for Chez Francois for so long and finally made the journey to Vermilion for my wife's birthday. It was truly one of the best dining experiences we've enjoyed. It was a Thursday night a week before Christmas and the restaurant was not at all busy. I doubt, however; that we would have received better... More 

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Thank RRostan
Vermilion, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Service was great. View is terrific the cusine was outstanding . Parking was limited. Plan to spend extra time in Vermilion.

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Thank Robert S
Columbus, Ohio
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Private co. party of about 30 of us. Amazing 5 course meal! The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had in the USA! Would love to return in summer to sit outside and experience the view. Wine list was amazing and owner was there at all times; very classy. Inside of rest. was just gorgeous! I will def. return!

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Thank Kab O
encinitas, CA
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265 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I had the pleasure and honor to be treated to the most wonderful meal in the most wonderful setting on the Vermilion River! Who would ever believe there would be such an exquisent dining experience in Vermilion, Ohio? A true to form French restaurant! It has been there for 29 years and the three times I have dined here I... More 

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Thank Anna M
University Heights, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A very good French restaurant, worth the travel from Cleveland. We were there for Chez's special truffle wine dinner. There special dinners are excellent. Locally grown products are used as much as possible. The service is excellent, and Matt will always try to fit you in. During special wine dinners the explanation of the wines and the menu adds to... More 

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Thank sanddsheppard
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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324 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

It had been 15 years since I had eaten here. I used to live in Vermilion, and during that time, this was an establishment that I visited often. So, when I had the chance to return to Ohio, Chez was on my "must do" list. The decor has changed (the restaurant appears less cavernous) and the restaurant has expanded to... More 

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Thank DrWJW
Vermilion, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Always on top of their game. Forward thinking menu utilizing local grown product where possible. Matt and his crew pour their hearts into their work. Expansive and well rounded wine list. Late spring is celebrated with blossom variety vegetables. And if you are a boat liver the view cannot be beat.

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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, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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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