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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” (28 reviews)
“veal chop” (13 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
555 Main St, Vermilion, OH 44089-4001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We sat in the bar and were warmly greeted by our waitress in a very short time. Her service and attention to our needs were timely and convenient. Perfect first night date at a great restaurant.

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have heard wonderful things about Chez Francois, so we were very excited to try it. We ordered the Veal Chop special ($56) and were very disappointed. The veal was not very flavorful and the risotto was was very bland. Not what we expected from...More

1  Thank Sailingtheworld2gr
Reviewed 6 days ago

The wine list is extensive. It is computerized and presented on a notepad. It was extremely difficult to make a selection on the spot for quality and value since I didn't have a data signal on my android phone. There is no excuse why this...More

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having patronized Chez Francois for 24 years, I was greatly saddened by my last visit. This establishment to fine dining was lacking in many ways. It was a very busy Saturday evening and we were celebrating my wife birthday at Chez Francois, a tradition of...More

1  Thank piggy575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What more can I say about the food but that it is outstanding! The French and American Cooking is the best in Northern Ohio.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Best food & atmosphere, on the water!! A treat every time we visit. Blue berry martinis are the best!!

Thank Designer13
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Excellent meal. Service was prompt and the servers very knowledgeable about all aspects of the dishes. Everything was perfectly prepared. Wine list is extensive and properly priced. It is pricey but not unreasonably so for what you get. They easily accommodated gluten free and vegan...More

1  Thank fritznig
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We had our wedding reception at Chez Francois and it was wonderful! Our party was very small, less than 20, and we were all treated like royalty. The wait staff was excellent in their service, conversations, suggestions and I'm glad they were a part of...More

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

First time dining at Chez Francois was for my twin sister’s and my 50th birthday. It was worth the wait. What a memorable experience! We selected the chef’s prix fixe menu with wine pairings. Every course was prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. The wine was...More

Thank DAPL
Matthew M, Owner at Chez Francois Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

DAPL, Thank you for choosing Chez Francois for your 50th Birthday Celebration. We love Celebrations! We appreciate your kind words about your experience with us. Merci! Merci! We love being part of fond memories. Sincerely, Matt Mars

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Sometimes we read many reviews on restaurants, and they turn out to be overly exaggerated. I was impressed with the fact you need a jacket to dine on the main dining area. Not many restaurants around here, make that a requirement anymore. I took my...More

Thank jarrod i
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20 August 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
19 April 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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