I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place. My husband is about to get surgery for cancer and we wanted to close out 2017 in a romantic fashion knowing it will be a while before we can do that again. The food is actually a 5, but the appetizer, which was a shrimp cocktail dish in a cheese fondue, burned my mouth when it was served. I did not say anything when it happened because I still had it in my mouth when I was asked about it and was doing everything to avoid burning other parts of my mouth my speaking. I just nodded. Regardless, I would go back AGAIN and AGAIN! Thank you for making our New Years Eve special. I LOVE the chef, wait staff, etc. Note to self...cheese holds heat...think back to being a child and eating a hot piece of pizza...ouch!
Fantastic food ! Second to none service ! One of a kind restaurant ! Unforgettable!
The owner, Matt, greeted us and escorted us to our table. The staff was very attentive, the wine was incredible, and the food was delicious! There is no better place around Cleveland!
Excellent in every way, as usual! Love that Matt comes around to greet each table like an old friend coming to welcome us for dinner. Thankful this gem of a restaurant is close to us.
I went here with my wife and expected a lot based on what I had heard of this establishment. The actual experience exceeded our expectation. The food was tremendous, our server was awesome (Roger) and we just had an all around great experience.
This was a special occasion get-together with visiting dear friends who had been to Chez Francois before and couldn't wait for us to experience it, too. On one of the coldest nights of the year, we enjoyed the warmest, unhurried evening in this beautiful gem of a restaurant steeped in history. The food, the service and overall ambiance could not be better. At the end of the evening , Matt the owner stopped by our table and pulled up a chair and answered all of our questions we had been wondering about the history of the place. That was a very nice way to finish out the evening! If you want a truly memorable dining experience, you won't be disappointed with Chez Francois on the water in Vermilion!
Never Disappoints. Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. You really need to experience this Ohio treasure.
The food is Great!
A little too noisy, veal chop was only so-so, while the “veal castle” was too breaded; not really worth the price nor the hype for a Christmas dinner with family. Too bad.
Terrific! Best restaurant in Northeast Ohio. Food is excellent. Service is knowledgeable and friendly. Wine list is superb. All in a beautiful setting.
Both the food and service was outstanding.
The filet was one of the best I’ve ever heard.
The staff was very attentive. We will definitely be visiting again.
Without a doubt best dining experience for anyone within 50 miles or more. Worth the drive.
Dinner for 6 at the best restaurant in the state. Expensive, not an everyday thing, but worth the $$ when you want a special meal. The wine list is amazing - massive and fairly priced. Our whole evening was seamless. Atmosphere, service, food and wine all impeccable. Entrees for everyone, shared appetizers and desserts, and 4 bottles of wine (no clunckers) for ~$700. Have that same meal in New York or SF and you would pay 2-3 times the price. We're lucky to have a place like this in the Cleveland area.
We absolutely loved Chez Francois and had been wanting to go there for a few years but never quite managed to get there.
Great time, my wife and quests had a wonderful time and will return again
Best restaurant in Ohio - well, I haven't been to every restaurant but by far this is the most classy dining experience you'll ever have. Great location - great seasonal décor.
Our evening was meant to be a special night for our 85 year old mother, however, it didn't turn out so well. When we arrived there was snow packed along the curb so she had to climb over the snow and ended up falling. Luckily I had one of her arms secured with mine but it was slippery and down she went. Needless to say she was very wet and shook up. The rails leading down to the restaurant were snow covered and my sister had to clean them off with her own gloves because my mother needed something to hang on to. That should never be especially with the prices that are charged at your restaurant. All that should have been taken care of. We have dined at your restaurant over a dozen times and one of my daughters had her wedding reception there. The food is very good but the price has skyrocketed and unfortunately because of that and the fall of my fragile mother we won't be returning.
Our waiter Omar was outstanding. Highly would recommend him.
We have been coming here since the new owners took over about 20 years ago. If anything they have gotten better.
Quality, service and quantity are all better. They would be 6 star today.
Hats off to the two gentlemen who own the business and pay personal attention to its operation.
Chez Francois is a very nice restaurant to treat yourself to. If your looking for a unique place for fine dining, this place is for you. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is excellent, and the service is excellent.