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Chez Francois - Vermilion

4.8
4.8
2283 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (440) 967-0630

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Executive chef

    Chef D'Amico

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Chez Francois can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Matthew Mars & John D'Amico: (877) 925-0181

  • Neighborhood

    Vermilion

  • Cross street

    Ferry St.

  • Parking details

    Chez Francois is located in a neighborhood and has street parking around the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Hors D'œuvres

  • Soupe à L'Oignon Gratinée$12.00

    French onion soup with toasted crouton and Gruyère cheese

    • Homard Bisque, en Croûte$14.00

      Rich lobster bisque seasoned with garlic, shallots and tarragon topped with puff pastry

      • Artichaut à l'Alouette$14.00

        California Artichoke hearts, sautéed, stuffed with alouette cheese, lightly breaded with hazelnuts and served with a Dijon honey mustard/raspberry sauce

        • Champignons Sauvages de Saison, Beurre Plugrá$13.00

          Sautéed seasonal wild mushrooms flavored with Plugrá butter and cream served over crostini

          • Escargots au Basilic$15.00

            Snails served in the shell with a blend of sweet basil, garlic, shallots and sweet butter

            • Truite Fumée, Cécile$16.00

              Natural applewood smoked Rainbow Trout, served with marinated asparagus and a chive infused olive oil

              • Homard et Saint-André en Croûte$18.00

                Maine lobster and Saint-André cheese wrapped in puff pastry, baked, with a black currant sauce

                • Coquilles Saint Jacques à la Parisienne$18.00

                  Maine Sea Scallops, sautéed, served in a fish velouté sauce, with mushrooms, seasoned with garlic, shallots, Dry Sack Sherry, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, served in a natural sea scallop shell with duchess potatoes

                  • Cocktail de Crevettes$22.00

                    Gulf of Mexico Shrimp cocktail served with an avocado, cucumber and red onion salad, cocktail sauce

                    • Pâté Maison$15.00

                      Country pâté, made with veal and pork wrapped in applewood smoked bacon, pickled red onions, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, garnished with marinated relishes, crostini and Dijon mustard

                      • Carpaccio de Filet de Boeuf aux Champignons Sauvages$20.00

                        Carpaccio of "Prime Beef", paper-thin slices of beef tenderloin, topped with aged balsamic vinegar, Alba white truffle oil, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, cracked black peppercorns, and a mixture of seasonal sautéed wild mushrooms, finished with petite arugula

                        Entrées

                        Entrées are served with our seasonal Amuse Bouche, House Salad and French Baguette bread. Crumbled Roquefort Cheese or Montrachet Goat Cheese add $2

                        • Assiette de Coquillage au Basilic$40.00

                          A medley of shellfish including, cold-water shrimp, Maine sea-scallops, Prince Edward Island mussels, Pasta Neck clams and Scampies served over saffron fettucine with mushrooms, diced tomatoes, Calamata olives and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, basil infused olive oil

                          • Suprême de Volaille aux Noisettes et aux Crustacés$36.00

                            Bell & Evans roasted French breast of free-range chicken, served with Gulf of Mexico shrimp, Maine lobster, and a hazelnut sweet potato mousseline, sauced with an apple and mushroom Frangelico cream sauce

                            • Ferme Feuille d'érable Magret de Canard Rôti, Cerise Glace de Viande$39.00

                              A lightly peppered Maple Leaf duck breast served over a hazelnut sweet potato mousseline, topped with Montrachet goat cheese and sauced with a cherry duck glace de viande

                              • Ris de Veau Grenobloise$38.00

                                Sautéed veal sweetbreads in a caper/lemon wine herb butter sauce

                                • Escalope de Veau aux Fruits de Mer$39.00

                                  Sautéed breaded medallions of Provimi veal tenderloin with Maine lobster, Gulf of Mexico shrimp, Maine sea scallop and asparagus spears; topped with a Normandy wine sauce

                                  • Filet de Boeuf Naturel, Glace de Viande$44.00

                                    Center-cut filet mignon, grille, served over potato galettes and mousseline potatoes, garnished with seasonal vegetables, finished with a veal glace de viande. Add a topping of aged English Stilton Blue cheese, Duck Confit or Seasonal Wild Mushrooms. Supplemental Charge / $8; Add Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras Supplemental Charge / $20

                                    • Carré d'Agneau à la Provençale$50.00

                                      Roasted Australian rack of lamb, topped with tomato tapenade and fine herb crust, roasted tomatoes and golden raisin lamb glace de viande

                                      • Entrecôte of Beef, Morel Mushroom Au Poivre Sauce$50.00

                                        Char-grilled "Certified Angus Beef" strip steak served with a cognac cream and crushed black peppercorn sauce with morel mushrooms, garnished with seasonal vegetables and lyonnaise fingerling potatoes

                                        • Filet de Boeuf Wellington à la Périgourdine$52.00

                                          Center-cut filet mignon, grille, wrapped in puff pastry with seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, mushroom duxelle and black truffles with sauce Périgueux

                                          Les Entremets

                                          Desserts are $12 and are served with a complimentary 1oz. taste of the below mentioned dessert wines. We make all of our desserts on premise, including specialized cakes and desserts

                                          • Gâteau Chocolat Moulleux, Crème Glacée

                                            Warm chocolate cake with Madagascar French vanilla bean ice cream, and caramel sauce, garnished with seasonal berries and mint. Wine Pairing: Porto "LBV", Quinto do Crasto, Douro Valley, Portugal, 2010

                                            • Soufflé Au Citron

                                              A cold lemon soufflé dome, covered with a white génoise cake, sauced with a tart lemon glace. Wine Pairing: Limoncello, François

                                              • Crème Moulée au Caramel

                                                An egg custard topped with caramel sauce and fresh seasonal berries. Wine Pairing: Lustau "East India Solera", Jerez, Spain, NV

                                                • Mousse au Chocolat Belgique

                                                  A rich Belgium chocolate mousse, topped with Chantilly cream,chocolate straw and mint. Wine Pairing: Tawny Port, Graham's, Douro Valley, Portugal, NV

                                                  • Framboises Flambées Romanoff

                                                    French vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate chips and meringue, flamed with brandy and marinated raspberries. Wine Pairing: Framboise "Raspberry", Pacific Rim Wine Company, Richland, Washington, NV

                                                    • Bananes Foster

                                                      Bananas, sautéed in a brown sugar, sweet butter and banana liqueur sauce, served over Madagascar French Vanilla bean ice cream on a génoise cake. Wine Pairing: Moscatel "Victoria N˚2", Jorge Ordoñez, Málaga, Spain, 2014

                                                      • Griottines & St. Angel Cheese, Almond Florentine Cookie

                                                        Morello cherries marinated in Kirsch liqueur served and with St. Angel cheese, garnished with an almond Florentine cookie. Wine Pairing: Porto "Six Grapes", Graham's, Douro Valley, Portugal, NV

                                                        • Lake Erie Creamery Chèvre, Marion Berry Coulis

                                                          Fresh chevre is pasteurized in small batches each week from locally sourced goat milk. This handmade cheese is lightly salted and has a clean, bright flavor with buttery overtones, garnished with a Florentine cookie with Marion berry coulis and seasonal berries. Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc "Late Harvest", Errazuriz, Casablanca Valley, Chile, 2012

                                                          • Fruit Sorbet

                                                            Freshly made raspberry and passion fruit sorbet, sauced with a passion fruit and raspberry coulis. Wine Pairing: Riesling "Late Harvest", Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2008

                                                            • Fruits du Jour Crème de Framboise

                                                              A bowl of fresh fruit of the day served with an almond cookie. Wine Pairing: Framboise "Raspberry", Bonny Doon Vineyard, Santa Cruz, California, NV

                                                              Cheese

                                                              • Plateau de Fromages$15.00

                                                                A selection of Chântelain Camembert, Èpoisses, Lake Erie Creamery Goat Cheese, St Angel, English Stilton garnished with dates, membrillo (quince paste), almond/fig cake, fruit bread

                                                                • Saint Angel

                                                                  Saint Angel is made in the Côtes du Rhône area of southeast France using a process called "ultrafiltration" which ensures that only the most highly-flavored components of the cow's milk are used. The addition of cream to the milk gives this soft ripened cheese a higher fat content and a decadent velvety smoothness that melts in the mouth. This cheese has a delicate bloomy white rind which becomes richer with age. Its interior pâte is rich and luscious with the delicate taste of sweet cream. It pairs well with sparkling wines

                                                                  • Chântelain Camembert de Normandie

                                                                    A product of Normandy, France this cheese has a white, bloomy rind, creamy white texture with a mushroom, garlick,, woodsy flavor that is incredible. Chântelain is the top maker of Camembert and is made from pasteurized cow's milk

                                                                    • Èpoisses de Bourgogne

                                                                      Commonly referred to as Époisses, One of the great classic french cheeses in the world. Pungent, yes, but only skin deep, a blond interior and is brimming with meaty, creamy custardy richness. Created my monks in the village of Epoisses, it was (and still is) washed daily in Marc de Bourgogne. Napoleon was a particular fan of the cheese,[1] and the famous epicure Brillat-Savarin himself classed it as the "king of all cheeses"

                                                                      • Lake Erie Creamery Chèvre

                                                                        Lake Erie Creamery's fresh chevre is pasteurized in small batches each week from locally sourced goat milk. This handmade cheese is lightly salted and has a clean, bright flavor with buttery overtones

                                                                        • Long Clawson English Stilton Blue Cheese

                                                                          Stilton is made from whole cow's milk and allowed to ripen for 4 to 6 months. The texture is rich and creamy but slightly crumbly; it has a pale yellow interior with blue-green veins

                                                                          What 2,283 people are saying

                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                          4.8
                                                                          4.8 based on all time ratings
                                                                          • 4.8Food
                                                                          • 4.8Service
                                                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                                                          • 4.5Value

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                                                                          1. LL

                                                                            LLTerry

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Comfortable elegance...yes you have to wear a jacket guys (tie optional), but the "snootiness" ends there. Chez has earned its stars through delectable food and first rate service. Expect to pay at least $150 for a regular non-event dinner for two (or more depending on alcohol extras and gratuity), but worth it. The upscale rustic setting on the Vermilion River just adds to the experience. Enjoy!

                                                                          2. PW

                                                                            PamW8

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Wonderful as always! Great quality ingredients and preparation. The staff are phenomenal. Matt and John you do a fabulous job as always. We are very grateful that we have such a superb restaurant in our area !

                                                                          3. JM

                                                                            JakeM

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Best ever! Food is so good. The lamb was as good as it gets.

                                                                          4. S

                                                                            Shipsk

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            40 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            40 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent food. Service is perfect. Appreciate the attention to detail and the excellent recommendations by our server Roger. Always a special evening.

                                                                          5. T

                                                                            Theaterfan

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Everything from the aperitif to dessert was amazing! Exceptional service and beautiful ambiance. Best restaurant in the Cleveland area!

                                                                          6. ES

                                                                            ErinS

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                            Just wonderful always!

                                                                          7. MC

                                                                            MarkC

                                                                            Cincinnati

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Not an everyday place, but I can’t think of a better special occasion destination. If this place was in NY or California it would be a two-star. Not an exaggeration

                                                                          8. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 27, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Chez Francois is absolutely one of our favorite places for a really special occasion. The food is amazing and the service is even better. Matt and his crew are the bomb!

                                                                          9. K

                                                                            Kimser

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 26, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            We were a table of 9 on the day after Christmas with some traveling from Toledo & others traveling from Cleveland. The staff of Chez Francois could not have been kinder or more patient when the oldest in our group decided that we should sit at a different table than they had already set. It was changed back without hesitation at my request & we enjoyed a phenomenal meal with outstanding service in a beautiful setting. This restaurant is worth the drive & always has been. We relaxed, enjoyed each other & our surroundings, & had one of the best restaurant experiences any of us can remember. We chose entrees ranging from the special seafood choices to the classic steaks & we all ordered different desserts that were to die for as well. The entire waitstaff was knowledgeable, patient, professional, & friendly. There is nothing I would have changed (other than my dad's attempt at a new table!) & would recommend this to anyone for a superb meal in a warm, pretty setting being attended to by top notch professionals.

                                                                          10. LW

                                                                            Lorraine18W411

                                                                            Chicago

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            What a lovely find. We stopped on our drive from Chicago to NY. Matt provided a jacket so we could dine here. They were just so accommodating. Matt stopped by later and chatted with us. Food was great. The friendly, efficient service provided by Lauren and Alison was superb. Even though it was very busy with what looked like many birthday and Holiday celebrations, we could still converse. A truly memorable evening. We hope to dine here on other drives.

                                                                          11. NY

                                                                            NotYourKidFromMoTown

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Chez Francois could only be improved by being located a bit closer to home. The 2-1/2 hour drive there just ads antica........pation. It's the drive home afterwards that is tough, but their excellent finishing coffee helps.

                                                                          12. M

                                                                            Mikeb

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The most perfect 50th Anniversary we could of experienced!!!!!

                                                                          13. EG

                                                                            EileenG

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 10, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Love the ambiance, food and service!

                                                                          14. AS

                                                                            AnnS

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Always a fabulous evening and worth the hour drive to get to you!!!

                                                                          15. SF

                                                                            StephanieF

                                                                            Cincinnati

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 4, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The best dining experience I have ever had! The food and staff are amazing!

                                                                          16. FK

                                                                            FryrKing

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 30, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Exceptional as always we are never disappointed. My wife and I had the Truffle Prix Fixe menu for the third year in a row and it was as amazing as the first. Omar and Michael took great care of us and Omars knowledge of the wines that were paired was informative and entertaining. Love this place.

                                                                          17. KB

                                                                            KentB

                                                                            Hawaii

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 21, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fabulous as always, we enjoyed everything about our dining experience that was a celebration for our anniversary. Very special. Worth our trip from Pittsburgh. Thank you.

                                                                          18. JD

                                                                            JonD

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 19, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            unreal as always. Thanks so much to Matt and John for always making it worth the trip

                                                                          19. SH

                                                                            ScottH

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 17, 2019

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Great service and atmosphere. The food was great but just not sure it was worth the high price tag.

                                                                          20. RC

                                                                            RachelC

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 15, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fabulous!!

                                                                          21. KR

                                                                            KevinR

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                            Katey in the bare area was attentive and right on point! Seating was 40 minutes late. The waiter brought checked with me for the appetizer and still bought the wrong one... I still tipped generously and Will return.

                                                                          22. DB

                                                                            DayB11

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 9, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Chez Francois is the overall best dining experience in NE Ohio - the ambiance, attentiveness and attention to detail are unmatched. What a lovely place to celebrate!

                                                                          23. C

                                                                            Chris

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 7, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Still one of the very best, if not the best, restaurant in the Cleveland area. The truffle dinner especially is truly a gem worth carving out an evening for. It's all so wonderfully put together.

                                                                          24. M

                                                                            Minuteman1

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 6, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Chez Francois never disappoints. Excellent cuisine, attentive service without frills. One of the proprietors, Matt comes over to talk to the patrons. Civilized and relaxing, A throwback to a more elegant and relaxed dining experience. We Love it!

                                                                          25. R

                                                                            Ruthann

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 6, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent service and the food was unbelievable good. Very quiet and cozy- we loved it

                                                                          26. DR

                                                                            DavidR

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 2, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The restaurant was decorated in traditional fall/ halloween colors, very festive. We had reservations and were seated imeditley with a view of the river. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the vast wine selection and the menu as well. She helped us select an excellent wine as well as several food items. The food was fantastic; very flavorful and beatifully garnished. The desserts where heavenly. We had a wonderful time and will return !!!

                                                                          27. CA

                                                                            CassieA

                                                                            New Orleans

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                            The staff was very friendly. I booked this over a month in advance so that it would be a special night for my boyfriends birthday. We got a air b nb for the night just to come. I made a requests a month in advance for a nice table with a great view for the occasion. When seated with were sat at a small table that sat 2, in a corner. When other couples of 2 were seated at a 4 top. The bottle of wine requested they did not have. The scotch at the end of the night requested did not have. Then at the end of the night. I the server was said to me “are you going to take the bill, because it is his birthday and all” then still slid the bill to him and said “but I’m old fashion” Very uncomfortable.

                                                                          28. BZ

                                                                            BZfromAuroraOH

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great experience from start to finish. Highly recommended, even if you live way on the East Side!

                                                                          29. F

                                                                            Foodman

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            68 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            68 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Always the best! We have been to Chez Francois several times, usually for special occasions and we chose to stay in Vermilion rather than drive the hour home. The staff there is always fabulous, the chef magnificent and innovative. An unsurpassed wine list in Northern Ohio. And always a wonderful overall experience. You cant go wrong with the regular menu however usually the specials feature local seasonal items that are prepared in ways you have never experienced before.Well worth the drive weather you stay out there or not. I would highly recommend it!

                                                                          30. JI

                                                                            JayI

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 26, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            From the greeting when we entered until we departed the entire staff was extremely pleasant, knowledgeable and courteous. The attention to detail is amazing. They truly know how to make your evening special.

                                                                          31. CO

                                                                            COCOCREATE

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Chez François Is a United States treasure here on the north coast of Ohio. Unassuming and modest on the shore of Lake Erie You are transported by the Attention to detail from service to wine selections to the incredible food #treatyourself #lifeisshortorderthefoie

                                                                          32. CL

                                                                            ClaudiaL

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Always a special occasion when we eat at Chez. The service is impeccable and very personable. Food is excellent.

                                                                          33. TK

                                                                            TammyK

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Our evening Saturday night was wonderful!!! Every aspect about it was wonderful!! We ate upstairs in the Bistro and loved the atmosphere,food,waitress everything was wonderful!!! Thankyou for a memorable evening!!

                                                                          34. RJ

                                                                            RobertJ

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            This restaurant deserves its reputation as "The Best Restaurant in Ohio." I took my girlfriend for her milestone birthday, and from the moment we entered until our server gave us a hug on the way out. We enjoyed browsing for our favorite cocktail on the iPad menu, and when they arrived, they were expertly mixed. Lobster bisque was heavenly. We could not finish our generous entrees, so we took the doggie bags home for a delicious reprise the next day. Chez Francois is pricey, but worth the splurge.

                                                                          35. KG

                                                                            KathyG

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 17, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fabulous food and service. Quiet, leisurely, romantic meal!

                                                                          36. r

                                                                            rjsltd

                                                                            Chicago

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            What a pleasant surprise. This was our first trip to Vermilion and we were not disappointed. The restaurant was a joy to behold. The view, the table service, the entrance way, and the gorgeous windows. The service was outstanding and the friendliness genuine. Food was great too.

                                                                          37. JB

                                                                            JerryB

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            An outstanding meal, presentation and service. We requested a table change which was accommodated without question. Our servers were knowledgeable and assisted with any questions we had. Special place.

                                                                          38. MS

                                                                            MichaelS

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 13, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Chez Francois is a special restaurant. I look forward to the next special occasion to celebrate there

                                                                          39. MF

                                                                            MichaelF

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Plan some extra time to review extensive wine list!

                                                                          40. LD

                                                                            LennyD

                                                                            Cleveland

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            One in our party had difficulty with stairs - the staff helped navigate us into the restaurant smoothly and effectively. Dinner was very good - the view of the lagoons and the rising moon spectacular

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                                                                          Additional information

                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                            Ferry St.

                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                            Vermilion

                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                            Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            Contemporary French, International

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Fine Dining

                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                            Jacket Preferred

                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                            Chez Francois is located in a neighborhood and has street parking around the restaurant.

                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                            Chef D'Amico

                                                                          • Entertainment

                                                                            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.

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                            (440) 967-0630

                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                            Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Chez Francois can accommodate all of your special event needs.

                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                            Matthew Mars & John D'Amico: (877) 925-0181

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