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Chez Francois Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Vermilion
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Ferry St.
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Have been to this fine dining restaurant in the summer, over looking the river, and in winter, by the cozy fireplace, and always a memorable experience. The owner, Matt, is there to greet you with a smile and a kind word. He works the tables like a politician, making everyone feel welcome. The food is superb and always tastes as good as it looks. Year after year, rated the best in the area if not in the state.

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1  Thank Jacqueline D
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I visited the "French Restaurant" in Vermilion this Fall for our anniversary. There is, bar none, no better restaurant in Ohio, to enjoy good food and wine and superior service. We've been here on several special ocassions and have always been treated like we're regular customers. Extra touches this time included wait staff dressed in Halloween costumes and real pumpkin scented centerpieces. At other times, we've especially enjoyed the scenic lake views from the deck. The owners are not exaggerating when they claim to have one opf the best waterside views in the country.

For years, I always thought the restaurant was too pricey. Now, after having visited an upscale steakhouse in Cleveland where it cost me $39.00 for a 6 oz steak with no sides, I realize Chez Francois is a relative bargain.

Bub 5

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1  Thank BubAmherst_Ohio
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I have travelled all over the world and dined on corporate expense budgets in some of the most well known restaurants. This is and will probably always be my best meal.

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1  Thank Libes11
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Everything, the service the servers Presentation taste. We have been there many many time it is always outstanding

1  Thank Thomas T
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We have shared several events - birthdays, anniversaries, etc - at this small gem on the lake in Vermillion, Ohio. We needed our Navigator each time, but it was well worth the trip for us. A hidden treasure! The food was perfectly prepared, the wines were superbly paired, and they even presented me (quietly!) on two occasions with a birthday card signed by all of the staff. We will definitely return.
We looked for a nice B+B, there are several lovely ones. We wanted to keep our small toy poodles with us, but no one allowed pets. That would have made our trip just a bit nicer!

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1  Thank Donna W
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