Chez Francois - Vermilion

5.0
2178 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
"If your a serious foodie" or "if romance is calling, sail on up" - literally - to this "French gem" on the Vermilion River, where the "sumptuous" menu and "professional but friendly" staff earn it the top rating from Food and Service in the Cleveland area; "well worth the drive" west of downtown , this "ethereal experience" (the perfect place to propose!") also includes a phenomenal wine list", "charming old world dining room" and "relaxing" riverfront cafe. Proper attire required. Touché a martini/wine bar was opened in 2007 and offers a "small plates" menu and a great selection of adult beverages.
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JB
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a spectacular meal and the service unmatched anywhere!

I will be a customer forever!

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DS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been to Chez François every Easter for the past five years and several times during the year and have always found the experience wonderful
I was extremely disappointed this year
I ordered the chicken dish which was the most bland dish I’ve ever tasted
My husband said his dish was ok but not that great
The service is always exceptional but I don’t come just for a good server
I would think that for what I spent for this restaurant this should have been an exceptional experience in ever way
I think next year maybe we try some place new

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AR
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding personalized service with wonderful selection of delicious food from perfectly put together Easter dinner menu . We enjoyed the the superior and cozy ambiance . Wonderful location . We look forward to come back .

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous Easter lunch.

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L
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were treated like royalty during our entire dinner. We had our choice of table and many servers checked in on us. The drinks were strong and the food terrific. Wonderful experience

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night

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RH
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service with a knowledgeable, friendly, welcoming and courteous staff that went above and beyond to provide a great first experience.

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SR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful venue, delicious food, attentive service, truly a memorable dining experience befitting a special occasion.

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F
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth every penny and a true fine dining experience.

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B
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a special evening with our son and daughter-in-law. Chez Francois was the perfect place to celebrate April birthdays and the announcement of a future birthday of a grandchild. Food and service was outstanding

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How can you not LOVE everything about Chez Francois? It's perfect! From the moment you walk through the door, you are treated as the most important person. The staff is friendly, yet impeccably professional. Your individual table experience is at your pace; want to sip a glass of wine before ordering? Fine! Want to order each course independently? Of course! Prepare yourself for unbelievable food in quality, taste and presentation. The noise level is not quiet, but you are unable to eavesdrop on your dining neighbors. Karen & I celebrated the 40th anniversary of my Proposal to her. On our table, we were greeted with an anniversary card signed by the entire staff. It's the little things that make any evening memorable.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! Would recommend to anyone. Service was as good as it gets.

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DR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience from food to service. Matt and his staff are truly profressional. They make the special occasion one to remember.

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QB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazingly courteous, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. Very attentive to our every need and request. The food was absolutely amazing and I have never had a more perfect “Old fashioned” whiskey cocktail. This is my wife and I’s new favorite fine dinning venue. Your establishment will be highly recommended to anyone I talk to. I have never had a more enjoyable experience from every angle at a restaurant. Chez François, you nailed it! Keep up the outstanding food and service! Can’t wait to return this summer!!

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TT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary

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K
Cleveland
62 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Obviously this is a perfect, fantastic place to celebrate a special event. This was well worth the hour it took to drive there. The setting is pretty, and the restaurant is so cozy, intimate and warm. The service was as good as it gets and with very friendly and helpful attitudes, and we were made to feel very special from the time we arrived until dinner was over. Our dinners were delicious with many unique touches throughout the meal.

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CZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual!!! Our waitress was fantastic and the food was incredible! Our favorite restaurant!

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a
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's nothing better in NE Ohio than Chez Francois. The food, service and ambiance are all

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all time favorite places to dine

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JE
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food as always was excellent. Our waiter, Omar, helped enhance the experience with his knowledge of the food preparations and the history and back ground of wine. I had the rack of lamb and my wife had the beef Wellington. Both were cooked perfectly. Even in the formal atmosphere I picked up the bones and chewed the last little bit of meat remaining (couldn't leave anything behind)! We were celebrating my birthday with my wife and sister and brother-in-law. This is my all-time favorite place to celebrate special events.

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very enjoyable evening. It's been a while since we have visited Chez Francois, & we were not disappointed. Food was great, service excellent & staff very professional.

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LG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in the best setting with the best service. Super help in selecting wine by the glass for differing tastes. From the amuse buche to the dessert, this is a gastronomic delight. A favorite since it took over from Auberge du Porte.

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RH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant may very well be the best restaurant between New York and Chicago. Yes, it is not easy on the wallet, but as they say, "you get what you pay for". In this case I would say you get that and much, much more. Everything is top notch from the minute you walk in until you walk out the door. You can't miss here.

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BV
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. A unexpected fine dining experience in Vermilion

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b
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An experience destination. Good friends celebrating a birthday. No rush. Good advice about wine and food. Excellent food and presentation. Lobster bisque was filled with large chunks of lobster. Best shrimp ever...with the veal medallions. And macaroons were better than those I had in Paris last October. And the service..Suzie was the best! We'll be back!

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GN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to make to Chez Francois at least once a year. As usual, our service was great - especially, Susie. The hors devours, entrees and desserts were sublime. It takes us over an hour to get there but it definitely is worth every mile.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Stars! The food and service was outstanding. Very pricey, but if you are looking for something to open up your pallet to a different experience, this is it!

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JH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday Saturday night, and as expected, had a very enjoyable experience.
Great food, excellent service and terrific ambiance. We love it!!!

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DN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always every thing was excellent. Our waiter was outstanding.As always will be back very soon.

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OT
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Beautiful on the inside as well.

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MS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food staff and service welcome and friendly

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Z
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is by far my favorite restaurant in the Cleveland area. Service and food is amazing

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in northeast Ohio. Probably all of Ohio, but I haven’t really eaten in Cincinnati.

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TJ
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, pricey but well worth it. Flavors in every dish

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MK
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening, food, service, and overall evening was spectacular

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BM
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been eating here for 15 years and it is only getting better. The food is classic and perfectly prepared. This was the best service we have had.

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BV
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! There is still a restaurant in Northern Ohio which still values service, fine dining, ambiance,and attention to details. One of the top 10 dining experiences of my life!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in the Cleveland area ever!

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B
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good all around

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