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Chez Francois Restaurant

555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001
+1 440-967-0630
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster bisque” (27 reviews)
“veal chop” (12 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went with another couple to celebrate our anniversary a bit early, but after the Carole King play in downtown Cleveland. Service was super as were the choices available. the lobster bisque was the best I ever had and only regret was that I didn't...More

Thank J8192UWdennisk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful atmosphere with a spectacular view of the lagoon. Parking was difficult but, the restaurant is unique and fantastic for special occasions. I was shocked that the service was just average considering this is an upscale restaurant. The entree’s were unique and tasty. A...More

Thank NancyNurse9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated our 5th year wedding anniversary here! What a delight! The traditional gift for a 5 year wedding anniversary is wood and this whole restaurant is made of authentic wood. It was a cool little touch. Service was great and the food even better! Anything...More

Thank Courtney K
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited for a birthday. The atmosphere was great and the staff was friendly and accommodating. There was a nice card on the table wishing Happy Birthday signed by the staff. Service was a bit slow but we didn’t mind because we were enjoying each...More

Thank TheTravelingFurs
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Let's get this out of the way, right off the colloquial bat: the only reasons I gave this restaurant an overall rating of 4 are that, (1) the parking they have is street parking [it was a Sunday evening in the early Spring when we...More

Thank JustPetro
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Chez Francois never disappoints. Every detail of the meal is perfection, from the choice of napkins to the last bite of dessert. They know exactly what wine to pair with each dish. The pace is slow and relaxing. Each dish is done perfectly. I know...More

1  Thank hapgeorge
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at Chez Francois for our son’s 21st birthday. My son is a big time food critic and loves fine dining and Chez Francois did not disappoint. Everything was perfect from the time we entered until we left. They had a birthday card...More

1  Thank 430kippk
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Drove over 200 miles to dine at Chez Francois; worth every mile. Relaxed elegance! The staff, the food, the ambiance... all spot on! Well worth any size trip! The dress code, makes it classy without being stuffy; our first of hopefully many visits and the...More

Thank Larry K
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

What can you about this great restaurant. The best service in all of northeast Ohio and greatest food from kitchen to table, bread to entree and dessert. Taste was fabulous.

Thank lsuscha
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Fabulous food, wine, and ambiance. Absolutely full, service excellent. We go at least once each fall and spend the night in Vermilion.

Thank Ainsjoan
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August 20, 2016|
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Response from rjb1122 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Coat and tie expected inside so I would doubt it.
Patricia G
April 18, 2015|
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Response from Greg W | Reviewed this property |
I just ate there and had a filet. They offer it prepared two different ways and I had it with no sauce. It was outstanding.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, 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: +1 440-967-0630
Chez François Mission Statement: To create an upscale, unique and informative dining experience with value and without attitude. 100% of the time. An upscale French Restaurant located in a National Historic Landmark built in 1840 nestled along the Vermilion River. We have several dining locations with the Main Dining Room being the fine dining venue, The Riverfront Cafe offers outdoor dining casual but sophisticated, Touche is our bistro/wine bar venue and The Parisian Room offers private dining. Our award winning wine list offers over 600 selections from around the world with an emphasis in France and the United States. We also have an extensive list of fine spirits with Our seasonal menus offer the freshest/seasonal products sourced from small farms located throughout the United States.
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