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Chez Francois Restaurant

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555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001 (Ferry St.)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Willoughby, Ohio
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food and service here never disappoints! This is what fine dining is all about. Yes, it is on the higher price side, but the value is there for a great dining experience.

Thank Sandra T
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here on the recommendation of our innkeeper (Scott at Wallace Manor) and we could not have had a more outstanding experience! My wife and I love to get "dressed up" for dinner and Chez Francois has a dress code which fit perfectly....jackets (tie optional) for gentlemen and dresses/skirts for ladies (although tasteful pant suits are also acceptable). This... More 

Thank Robert C
Vermilion, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I come here once a year. It is not a cheap restaurant. It is upscale. Gentlemen must wear suit jackets. This is the upscale restaurant your parents would take you to for a birthday, graduation etc. We like to come out for our anniversary. This year I ordered the fresh fish my wife had the steak. Fabulous!... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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100 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a better restaurant in Northern Ohio or in the country. Voted top 15 in the world and for good reason. A very special restaurant with nice ambiance and great food. Whatever selection u make , u will love it. Words cannot describe how wonderful it is .

Thank Donald M
Pepper Pike, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent, as usual, in fact I think the service is better than the food. We had 9:00 pm reservations, and due to rain earlier in the day, had to unexpectedly wait when we arrived, but they handed it as they should, offering a beverage on the house while our table was prepared. I ordered the vegetarian plate, and although packed... More 

Thank Gabrielle G
Cleveland, Ohio
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118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were attending a 12-person dinner and everything from the perfectly balanced salad to the perfectly balanced veal was technically perfect, perfect French technique. The wines (Bordeaux of course) were a treat. For example we had the third wine of Smith-Haut-Lafite (the great 2010 vintage) and it was perfectly ready to drink and a good value. (Thank you, Matt!) What... More 

Thank DNARNA2014
Mentor, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be my favorite restaurant by far in ohio and recommended it to everyone I knew. The last three times that we were their the service was horrible even though I requested their best server since I was so disappointed the last two times and was entertaining a guest from L.A. that had catered most of the celebrity... More 

Thank 799lag
Niceville, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch there and the place was nice. We sat on the deck and watched the boats go out to Lake Erie. Food was good. Puled pork sliders could have had more sauce on them, but were good.

Thank Crashaxe
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many restaurants talk about "customer service", but it takes skill and commitment to carry it out. We went to Chez Francois to celebrate our Anniversary. From the "coats for gentlemen, tie optional" on their website, we expected something formal, special and were not disappointed. We had 8pm reservations, arrived a bit early, but were seated quickly . The hostess asked... More 

Thank comfortnurse
Avon, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully decorated French restaurant located on the water, indoor/outdoor dinning (formal dinning indoors, suit jacket required). Unexpected delicious cuisine, with amazing service.

Thank John G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
French, Gluten Free Options, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?