Chez Francois - Vermilion

5.0
2127 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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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation
Staff courteous and extremely attentive

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A
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

In general the food was OK but not amazing or interesting. They served as a dessert a cake that looked and tasted like it was purchased from a supermarket

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CL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! We enjoy celebrating our special occasions at Chez Francois! The food, ambiance, serving staff are exceptional!

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PT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was exceptional. Would recommend for special occasions.

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Cleveland
64 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are no adequate words for the experience we had at Chez Francois on Sat. Dec.29th. This was a very special family gathering of 6 people after a hard year of sadness and we wanted to make new memories. And that we did. Susie as our server made sure every one felt the love and felt special, as only she can do and the entire service team is beyond amazing. Matt, the owner and forever present overseer of everything, was as always a true gentleman. And the food by Chef John is second to none. This experience is a throw back to when a Saturday night out was special and people dressed for the occasion and a leisurely meal with every possible extra was experienced. Truly the most unique experience for dining anywhere near Cleveland. Like there is one Pacific Ocean, there is only one Chez Francois ---and from the food to the beautiful room to the people who make the experience special---this restaurant is worth the drive no matter where you live in the area. Thank you so much to the entire team as you warmed our hearts and made it memorable!
Joy and Tony Anzalone and family

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were first time customers there to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We enjoyed a beautiful meal. Leah & Josh served us and helped us in making wise menu choices. They made the experience a true delight, one of which we will repeat in the future.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here for special occasions and it never disappoints. Lobster bisque is the best. We went last night and my wife had 4 chunks of claw meat! It’s the best!

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DW
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Not just a special occasion place. Treat yourself to a special meal and experience

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P
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

It was VERY crowded in the bar area. I also asked for a low top when I made the reservation and we got a high top, but the 2 waitresses made it ok, even though it was difficult for them to get to our table.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinning experience along with the food was outstanding and a pleasure.

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience! Professional and thorough staff who never made us feel rushed and paid great attention to the details to make for a truly enjoyable evening. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to all, but especially to anyone celebrating a special occasion. Can't wait to check out Touche next!

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TL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday celebration dinner.. completely met my expectations; the staff made sure it was a special night.

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TO
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good!!! keep up the good work and will always recommend you folks to everyone.

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DB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diner - pre-Christmas dinner with wife and two couples - overall experience was great - service was top notch - will be back again.

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Ohio. We love coming here about every three months.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything at Touche was lovely except for my entrée, and appetizer. The lamb meatballs were overly salty, and I do like salty food. I ordered the hog snapper, and it was a disappointment. Overly prepared, perhaps with the coating and apple topping. The waitress was gracious, and I received a free chocolate martini. My salad with champagne vinaigrette was wonderful, the desserts were fabulous and my friends and I had a great time. They were very pleased with their dinners. I have been to Chez, and Touche several times and will continue to be a patron. I wish you would bring back the prime rib at Touche, we had it there two or so years ago, and it was the best I have ever eaten.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were provided the finest food and service either of us had ever experienced. The server’s were extremely helpful (and friendly) and helped make our meal memorable. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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j
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a must dine. We drove 1.5 hours to celebrate a milestone birthday and we were treated like royalty. The food is spectacular and only outdone by their superior service. We will be back.

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EG
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food presentation is superb! Kudos to Chef, Leah & Josh!!!

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c
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We aren't wealthy, so this was a very rare for us to spend this kind of money. What I will say, is that this was as good a meal as I've ever had (we did the tasting menu).

If you aren't rich, save up for this and go before you die. If you are rich and can afford it, ho here often. Either way, you won't be disappointed.

The food was amazing, the service was top notch and you can't beat the ambience.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the finest restaurant in the country .the best service and great food

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s
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

meal was wonderful.. ..Our waitress (leaha) and her assistant were friendly, helpful and very efficient

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner, himself, seated us, made our drinks based on our tastes and added fresh herbs to taste. He was genuinely interested in our experience. We didn't even know it was the owner until we were about to leave.

We went for our anniversary and we were also given a card from the staff. It was cozy and elegant in the restaurant (jacket required for the men). The food was superb. It was a truly wonderful experience.

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MC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to visit. The food is fantastic with many options for many different needs. The cocktails are a bit pricy but still delicious. The owner is present and attentive which I think makes this place wonderful. He is kind and greets his guests, which trickles down to his staff!
A must visit!
I posted a pic of the scallops with lobster risotto. They accommodated my dislike for lobster and gave me herb risotto. Yummm!

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k
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, from start to finish. I highly recommend

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time. Great service and top notch food

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C
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt-the owner is phenomenal. He always makes us feel like family even though we only get there a few times per year. Amazingly perfect beef Wellington. Superb holiday martinis. Impeccable service. Over the top quality from appetizers to fantastic desserts. This is the BEST restaurant in Ohio if not the US.

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JY
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeds high expectations. Personable staff, top tier cuisine.

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VF
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Francois is the quintessential of dining in Ohio. Right from the ambiance to the team and the food - it’s like no other place in Ohio. A very flavorful array of dishes were presented by Chef John in his featured Truffle Menu - a must do Everett year it’s available. Matt in the front is very professional and fun. Omar our server is a treat to be with. Thank you all for what you’ll do day in day out to keep hospitality alive and rejuvenated in The mid west. See you’ll soon bravo

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LM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious perfection. Our party of four enjoyed every moment and every bite of this dining experience. We highly recommend.

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AJ
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was terrific. The atmosphere was good for a romantic dinner. Plenty of seasonal options on the menu. The servers were very knowledgeable and attentive.

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ME
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Francois is definitely one of the best restaurants in Ohio. The food and ambience are amazing.

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B
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The truffle dinner is absolutely fantastic from the first course to the last!! The staff is professional and very accommodating!

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KG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a incredible experience!! Food is amazing. The employees are knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely attentive! Love love love this restaurant!

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s
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant continues to stand head an shoulders above just about every other place that I have been to.
Staff and service is impeccable. The Truffle dinner was amazing and our first time guests where deeply impressed by this place. Matt and our server Leah made us feel like family and we cannot wait to return

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will simply say that it lived up to the hype and Roger was fantastic!

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TP
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Chez Francois delivered for our special occasion. It is always a great experience and of course the food is incredible. Our server group -- excellent, fun, and helpful.

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KK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come back every year for our anniversary, and we are never disappointed!

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C
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We went for the 32nd annual Beaujolais dinner. It was excellent, as is their food every time we go. It is one of my favorite French restaurants in the United States and I highly recommend it to anyone in the northern part of Ohio.

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KM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating an 83rd birthday. The kitchen was very kind in bring out a complimentary dessert for the birthday girl.

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