Chez Francois - Vermilion
Terrific Anniversary Dinner.Terrific Anniversary Dinner. Everything was terrific!!!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrationThe food, service, room and special attention were fabulous. Loved the lobster bisque, the lamb and desserts. The chocolate mousse was the best I've ever had. All the members of our party loved what they ordered. We will definitely return but probably for special occasions only. We found it rather pricey but perfect for anniversaries or birthdays.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notchEverything exceptional, waiters gave outstanding explanations of menu as well as everything as it was served. The lobster bisque must have a whole lobster tail in it.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMvery specialLovely place on the water - beautiful views, near the lake. The interior is surprisingly charming. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choice for dinner,Excellent choice for dinner, service needs to remember what is ordered6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost FrenchThe restaurant has a very competent staff, not overly familiar. The dishes are well thought out and prepared with attention to detail. The ambience, including the dress code, adds a good deal to an already pleasing experience. Giving French names to food, however, does not make it French food, and especially when there are elementary mistakes in the use of French terms (e.g., "assiette de poisson plate," which means "plate of fish plate"). Classy doesn't mean pretentious. Overlook that, though, and it's a perfectly nice, if pricey, place to dine.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place!My boyfriend and I are picky eaters but we got out of our shells and tried the 5 course meal. It was amazing! There was not a single dish that I did not absolutely love. The dinner was very romantic and we had a beautiful view of the lake. I can not wait to go back!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimerI was blessed to have the Chez Francois experience.Service was excellent very romantic. Our server was a joy and i would recommend this restaurant for anyone any occasion. The owner Matt was so down to earth and very hospitable. It was wonderful!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA specail occasion was made perfectWe couldn't have asked for a better evening of fine dining at Chez Francois. A beautful summer breeze as we overlooked the water, very attentive service and delicous food made for a perfect celebration. It was a first time experience for two in our party of three and no one was disappointed! We were all still talking about it days later and will definitely return...it is well worth the drive.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMost of the reviews list thisMost of the reviews list this as a "go to" place for a special occasion - it is that, but you can also have an outstanding dining experience without having to wait for something special. Just being able to get a reservation with several days notice made it "special" for us.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHIghly RecommendThis is not a restaurant for a cheap meal, but if you are prepared to pay a moderate price you will not be disappointed. The food is exquisite, great wine list by the glass or bottle. They are one of only a few restaurants in the country that uses double servers per table, so you are always cared for. Nice touch of giving you light or dark napkins to match you outfit. I cannot say enough about this experience, other than I will certainly be back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable AnniversaryAt the last minute, I checked OT and found a table, and that started a wonderful evening. Exemplary service by our two waitresses who were friendly, attentive, and professional.The veal chop special was tender and delicious. The hog fish was great. Appetizers of Coquilles St Jacque and Pate were fabulous. Desserts ended the night with banana's Foster. Altogether a very very nice evening. Price is commensurate with the quality.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceOur waitress was very busy with other tables. It took us at least 20 minutes to get our drinks and 30 minutes or more to get menus. Eventually, she had another server helping her and things seemed to start moving a little faster. We understand that part of the experience is taking the time to enjoy moment, the food and each other. We just felt that getting drinks and an appetizer earlier in the process would have been helpful. We did think the food and drinks were great and our overall experience was very good.We were pleasantly surprised at the portion size (they were perfect).5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways SpectacularYou always know that a meal at Chez will never disappoint. From the service to the attention to detail, you always feel special. We took my mother who is from out of town, and she said it was the best meal and experience she can ever recall.
That pretty much sums up our experience every time. Great job Matt!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally made it to Chez FrancoisWe've lived in Northeast Ohio for 19 years. We frequently go out and consider ourselves "foodies." We regret we didn't make the trip to Chez Francois sooner. It was great.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day FavoriteA great place for any special occasion. The fabulous food is matched by the excellent service.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection in FoodWe love Chez Francois. It is our favorite restaurant for special occasions and special guest.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThat French RestaurantMy mind has changed. Chez Francois is now my all-time favorite restaurant. Food, service, surroundings; they're all great. I have already made a reservation for my family to join my wife and I on our 25th wedding anniversary. I guess that says it all.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic! Non betterDo not think twice, this is the only place for THAT special occasion. Matthew and John's are the BEST!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely AmazingI went here with my girlfriend for our anniversary. It was incredibly romantic. The food was delicious and it was the best service I have ever had at any restaurant. The staff was attentive and worked hard to make our experience as great as it was. They suggested wines and dishes that would pair nicely and went above and beyond consistently. I would highly recommend coming here for any special occasion.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA foodies delight!They just always get it right! Great food! Great service! Great wine! Great ambiance!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMComfortable Delicious SophisticatedPerfect sophisticated dining. The ambience is luxurious in that it is formal and beautiful, but in a way that is also very comfortable and suited to its location on the water in Vermillion. Matt is an amazing co-owner in all that he remembers and makes happen in the dining room. John is equally amazaing in the quality and consistency of the food. Two male and food-loving friends of mine described their entrees as "maybe the best beef I have ever eaten." I feel the same about the fish. Each person who works there does their job with pride, charm and a high level of skill. It all makes for a special, relaxing and memorable meal.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you!Absolutely one of the best dining experiences to date. The menu was wonderful and the food is something to remember.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMhappy birthdayGreat everytime we come. Looking forward to the next time.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Occasion CelebrationWe brought a friend here to celebrate her 60th birthday. It was her first time at Chez Francois. Everyone made her feel so special. She remarked that it was the best meal she's ever had. For a world traveler such as she, that's a real compliment.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousWe were celebrating a birthday and the restaurant couldn't be more accommodating. The food was terrific and the service exceptional. There is a clear reason why they are always the top restaurant in northeast Ohio. Don't worry about the cost, just enjoy and enjoy.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDiscovering France in OhioChez Francois was a fantastic restaurant. The food and wine are suburb. I had the duck breast and my friend had the rack of lamb. Both were delicious, and we split a lobster truffle ravioli. The portions were very sufficient, especially for fine dining. This is not a cheap date, you can easily spent $100 per person if you order wine and appetizers in addition to entrees...and if you get the $3000 bottle on the list, well, you can spend as much as you want here.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the bestGreat food, outstanding winelist, wonderful ambience, excellent
Service. You couldn't do any better in New York or San Francisco
My go to place for anything worth celebrating.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Dining ExperienceMy family and I thoroughly enjoyed an exceptional, leisurely dinner. Each of our meals were superb, beautifully presented, by responsive and knowledgeable servers. Works of Art providing both visual treats as well as palatable delights with each morsel. The food brought smiles to our faces as we eagerly explored each preparation. Kudos!
A truly wonderful dining experience as we celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday, who has traveled to France and greatly enjoys fine cuisine. Well worth the 80 mile drive from Toledo. We'll be back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect AnniversaryChez Francois is THE place to go for an exceptional meal served by top notch staff. My husband and I reveled in the leisurely dining experience that took us from beef carpaccio, to lamb and veal, and finally decadent chocolate cake with a sampling of port. It is well worth the trip to the quaint town of Vermilion; you will not be disappointed.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and WineWe went for a special occasion and hadn't been there in some time but we decided we should go more frequently. It is wonderful place for having a quiet dinner for two, the food was excellent and the wine list was great, especially having 1/2 bottles available allows you to have more than one kind of wine. Service is excellent also. Would highly recommend it to anyone.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best in OhioBeen here twice now, hands down the best dining experience in Ohio. Try to make it here for any special occasion. Given the food quality and service the prices are very fair!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Loved everything about it! Service was great! Food was incredible!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenomenal. Simply phenomenal. CPhenomenal. Simply phenomenal.
Can't wait to return.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an outstanding evening.What an outstanding evening. EVERYTHING about it was EXCEPTIONAL!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe rack of Lamb and HalibutThe rack of Lamb and Halibut were outstanding. Crust on the Meyers Lemon Cheese Cake was too thick and the filling lacked the Meyer's lemon citrus bite. In summary, thanks for a very good evening.
Chef Lorenzo4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing, as usualFood was amazing, as usual and the wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. This is a wonderful place. Good food, relaxing atmosphere and a wonderful view, even on a gray day.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service and atmosphereThe food, service and atmosphere was outstanding. Also, check out Touche above the restaurant. Definitely a nice night out!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBy far my most favorite placeBy far my most favorite place to truly have a dinning experience!!!!!!!!!!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest service around, excellentBest service around, excellent food. We stated it was our anniversary in the reservations and were treated like royalty. Upon arrival we were given a happy anniversary card hand signed by the staff and our dessert had Bon Anniversary in chocolate written on it. Everything in between was excellent.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI would recommend this placeI would recommend this place to everyone who wants to go out for a romantic, pampered evening. I took my girlfriend there last year for her birthday. Then again this past Tuesday for it again. I've never been to a place like this, but out wad spectacular. Out was a true experience. Not just a dinner. I will be there again, without question.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for Easter dinner.We were there for Easter dinner. They had both a special Easter menu plus the regular dinner menu avaliable. The Easter menu was prix fixe, four course. All of the food was of their usual high quality. The only downgrade was our waitress forgot one of our drinks - twice. She then brought the wrong one, but did comp us for the correct one, which was as it should be in a fine dining restaurant. Overall a great experience as I expected it would be.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a premier restaurant.This is a premier restaurant. The wine list truly compliments any meal. Our favorite place to celebrate all of our special occasions.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great experienceAlways a great experience at Chez Francois. We always took my mother to dinner here because it was her favorite restaurant. It is now ours too. Great service staff and the food is never diappointing. Looking forward to our next visit.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful experience.My wife and I came here for my wife's birthday and it was absolutely wonderful. It also happened to be Easter Sunday, so I got the Easter menu. It included a soup, salad, entrée, and dessert for a reasonable price. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat relaxing dinner ! BestGreat relaxing dinner ! Best 3 hrs I have had in a while! Would highly recommend3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a special night outIt was a special night out with my wife and the kids. We had a great time and will be back. Thanks3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always. StaffExcellent as always. Staff went beyond the call to accomodate sister's dairy allergies (not easy in a French restaurant!). One criticism - for some reason the kitchen went a little overboard with potatoes. Two entrees had potatoes two ways, and the scallops in the coquilles st. jacques appetizer sat in large bed of mashed potatoes that overwhelmed the great sherry sauce.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate in the more casualWe ate in the more casual dining area, Touche. We were offered both the downstairs (more formal, expensive menu) and the Touche/Parisian Room (bar) small plates menu. These, however, are NOT small plates by any stretch of the mind. My salad and lobster ravioli were perfection. My friend ordered the "small plate" herb meatloaf and was served 3 slices of meatloaf over mashed potatoes-a take home box was needed! The mushroom soup had an exquisite earthy taste, and it was garnished with duck confit. I have NEVER had a single thing that was not 100% delicious at Chez Francois. Our waitress was delightful and the onwer, Matt, regularly makes the rounds to each of the tables chatting with guests. It is the BEST restaurant in the area by far!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and ExcellentExcellent Food and Excellent Service. Always consistent.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM