Chez Francois - Vermilion

4.9
2141 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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BV
Key West
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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B
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good all around

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put Outstanding; beginning to end.

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RR
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped at CF on our way to Chicago. We had eaten there before. The quality is outstanding, the ingredients super fresh and the final product just superb. Our waiter was fabulous. Matt Mars stopped by our table and sat with us for a great conversation and to make sure everything was to our liking. The whole service was just outstanding. It is a great culinary experience. We love the fact that there is a nice dress code, something that many fine restaurants should bring back. Nothing pretentious, just classy. Great value. They make you feel comfortable and welcome. One of the best restaurants, period.

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WS
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent no matter what time of year. Food and service is always top notch!

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WI
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined here for years. Food and atmosphere are excellent.

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PJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding!

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine day

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C
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We originally booked this table for my husbands birthday and date night but was extremely lucky to have VALENTINES MULTI-course dinner with wine paring. Can’t tell you how amazing the food, service and ambiance of this restaurant was. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional in every aspect

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d
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to a meal at Chez Francois. Outstanding in every aspect. Exceptional service. Wonderful food and atmosphere.

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k
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! The food, the service, the ambiance are always impressive. For an over the top dining experience you can't beat Chez Francois!

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LB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my favorite restauarant. I have lived and dined all over the world and am NEVER disappointed with this place. Not only am I impressed with the food, but I love the fact there is a dress code, which is rare but necessary. I feel pampered and special after every meal! Thank you!

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation
Staff courteous and extremely attentive

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A
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
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 29, 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 28, 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 22, 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 21, 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 15, 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 15, 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
7 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 14, 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 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, from start to finish. I highly recommend

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time. Great service and top notch food

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