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Chez Francois Restaurant

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555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001 (Ferry St.)
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Vermilion, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful food very good service. Has a terrific wine selection Great view of the lake.makes it a relaxing atmosphere

Thank bibbet2
Vermilion, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything is fresh not out of the freezer. Wait staff has been trained not just handed an order pad and an apron. This restaurant does not pretend to be something it is not. You will be pleased.

Thank bobdicarlo
Vermilion, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic French cuisine! This restaurant has been a Zagat award winner for years; continually makes the "best of Cleveland" lists. The wine dinners are fantastic. The location and setting is beautiful. Worth the wait and the price.

Thank hapgeorge
Westlake, Ohio
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chez Francois offers a culinary experience that is superb in every way. The exceptional food, extensive wine list, highly-refined service and European ambience reward guests with an enduring dining memory. We were promptly seated in the main dining room for our Saturday evening 6:00 PM reservation. Our meal began with glasses of Rombauer Chardonnay, an oaky and flavorful Napa Valley... More 

Thank Marc B
Toledo, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First class in every way. Varied sophisticated menu and service. Wine list 400 choices. Jackets in the dining room. No jackets required in summer on the porch. View the food pictures for examples of menu items and their presentation. Boaters can dock in front of the restaurant by prior arrangement.

Thank LJPC
Avon Lake, Ohio
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like a first class VIP from the time I got here to the time I left. Superior service, superior meal, superior personal, from the owner to the kid pouring the water. What an experience ! You just have to remember that if you go "first class", it will cost you a little more. In my humble opinion, worth... More 

Thank jamesereynolds
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great atmosphere, service and food. They encourage a leisurely pace which was great. I would highly recommend the onion soup, the duck confit, and the wonderful cheesecake. Our entrees were very good, but not superb as the rest of the meal. Will go again.

Thank Catherine F
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an unbelievable experience, truly one of the best dinners we ever had. Dining on the Riverfront cafe is truly phenomenal experience. Went there on my wife's birthday. We had reservations for the inside but when we got there, my wife really fell in love with the outside seating and we were promptly moved there (Note: there is absolutely nothing... More 

Thank Eugene T
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food; although we waited a half hour for our reservation. Sunset from the deck was spectacular. Service was top notch, drinks were interesting and good.

Thank Buffetteer
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easily the finest dining experience in northern Ohio. Superb menu and service with an extensive wine list. Jacket required.

Thank Bill L

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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, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
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?