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Chez Francois Restaurant

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555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001 (Ferry St.)
+1 440-967-0630
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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best dining experience from service to food quality. And evening dining at Chez is a full evening of fine dining, quality service, and a beautiful setting!

Thank BDoms
Amherst, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chef John and his crew always create a variety of menu selections using locally source ingredients that are used to create amazing dishes! I've never been disappointed.

Thank rjbranz60
Amherst, Ohio
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five star restaurant on the river French and fun. Great wine choices and beer selections .. plan on spending time out here since the whole experience is something you just don't find in Ohio.. on the river .. owner and staff very accommodating. Formal so wear a jacket for men.. we have been going once a year or so for... More 

Thank CrazyDave1961
Huron, Ohio
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Put on your Sunday best and you will enjoy classic French cuisine that is exquisitely presented to your lovely table. Save all your calories for these dinner that drip in French sauces, made perfectly by the classically trained Chef. Reservations are required on weekends. Also this restaurant closes during the winter months so check to make sure it it open.

Thank mitiwanga
Amherst, Ohio
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I know this restaurant is well known to connoisseurs of fine places, but sometimes as a near local, we take it for granted. Service is always great, wines are delectable, food is always as least good, but now and then (like Saturday--New Year's Eve), despite serving hundreds of people in the three seatings, our food was superb! Seriously, the food... More 

Thank IrishRover777
Cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

I have been to Chez Francois numerous times over the last few years and every time it has been excellent. The restaurant is in an old warehouse on the river in the quaint lake town of Vermilion, but don't let the location fool you. This isn't French bistro food (steak fries, croque monsieur, etc.), this is creative gourmet with superb... More 

Thank clevecigr
huron, ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Elegant atmosphere, fantastic martinis and such a knowledgeable staff! Wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. We totally appreciated the use of local ingredients on the menu. It's a must visit!

Thank macanut
Parma, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is a must place to eat went there for first time and will be coming back went here for our anniversary in feb staff was great food was awesome

Thank dennismmiller41
Akron, Ohio
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Wife and I dined here for our anniversary. We did the tasting and wine pairing (which we wound up getting 2 half bottles of wine instead). Each course was thoughtful and well prepared. They are generous if you wish to substitute a course. As per French/European style, expect to be there for the evening as nothing is rushed. We've eaten... More 

Thank BougieKnight
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Highly attentive staff, wife menu selection for food and wine, romantic atmosphere. I highly recommend taking the boat tour prior to dinner, it picks you up and drops you off right at the restaurant. One note, we dressed a bit casual since we dined at the riverfront cafe portion but I would recommend wearing what you would wear in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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

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