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For 2
7:00 PM
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Chez Francois - Vermilion

1814 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive
"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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Contemporary French, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(440) 967-0630
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Chef D'Amico
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Cross street
Ferry St.
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Parking details
Chez Francois is located in a neighborhood and has street parking around the restaurant.
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Chez Francois features live entertainment of Saturdays at Touché, the music changes each week from acoustic guitar to Latin/Jazz to Rhythm & Blues. Sportcoat requested for dining inside; tie is optional. Business Casual is requested for River Front Cafe dining.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic food ! Second to none service ! One of a kind restaurant ! Unforgettable!

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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!

Saji (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

BizLunch (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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!

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Never Disappoints. Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. You really need to experience this Ohio treasure.

OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

The food is Great!

vipMike (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Terrific! Best restaurant in Northeast Ohio. Food is excellent. Service is knowledgeable and friendly. Wine list is superb. All in a beautiful setting.