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Chez Francois/Touche Bistro - Vermilion, Vermilion, OH
Chez Francois/Touche Bistro - Vermilion, Vermilion, OH
Chez Francois/Touche Bistro - Vermilion, Vermilion, OH
Chez Francois/Touche Bistro - Vermilion, Vermilion, OH
Chez Francois/Touche Bistro - Vermilion, Vermilion, OH

Chez Francois/Touche Bistro - Vermilion

4.9
4.9
2245 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French, International
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • 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: (440) 967-0630
  • 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

Experiences

  • Argentinian "Catena Zapata Wine" Dinner

    $165.00 per person

    Apr 18, 2024 only
    Bodega Catena Zapata Create wines begin in the vineyard. Our vision is to make rich and unforgettable wines that are true to the special place they come from. The story of Catena is the story of Argentine wine. Founded in 1902, Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is known for its pioneering role in resurrecting Malbec and in discovering extreme high altitude terroirs in the Andean foothills of Mendoza. Nicolás Catena Zapata is a man of vision, of high intellect, always curious about others and about how the world is developing. He has been instrumental in changing the Argentinian wine scene more than anybody else, pushing it towards high quality." Baron Eric de Rothschild, Château Lafite
    Argentinian "Catena Zapata  Wine" Dinner Photo
  • Southern Rhone Valley WIne Dinner

    $165.00 per person

    May 23, 2024 only
    Join us at Chez Francois for our Southern Rhone Valley Wine Dinner with Domaine de la Solitude Thursday, May 23 at 6:30p
    Southern Rhone Valley WIne Dinner Photo
  • Bordeaux Wine Dinner

    $245.00 per person

    Jun 2, 2024 only
    Join us at Chez Francois for our Bordeaux Wine Dinner Sunday, June 2, at 5p
    Bordeaux Wine Dinner Photo

What 2,245 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,246 Reviews
  1. ShannaD

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent French bistro. Appreciate the more casual atmosphere of the Parisian Room. The food was delicious and the service spot on. We did have to wait a little longer than we would have liked between finishing our entrees snd dessert/coffee service. We will be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love a great dinner at Chez. We love the new 555 Lounge

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    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was fantastic and the service was even better

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  4. Brad417

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a consistently outstanding experience from start to finish. Service, quality and atmosphere combine to make this our favorite place to dine.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met our friends at the restaurant. This was their first time dining at Chez Francois and on their bucket list before a big move to St Louis (my wife & I have been there several times in the past). We were greeted by the owner and offered a table in the enclosed veranda overlooking the Vermilion River - beautiful early evening views. The lead waiter (Dave) & wait staff was extremely attentive, ensuring our dining experience was outstanding. We were presented an overview of the menu, offered wine pairing suggestions and tended by the wait staff for our every need. The food was beyond excellent and well worth the price. I started with a lobster bisque (topped w/puff pastry) loaded with tender chunks of lobster claw meat. This was followed by a fresh, expertly presented boutique salad and then a surf & turf main course featuring veal, a sea scallop, a jumbo shrimp, lobster meat & accompanied by a vegetable side. Our dinner companions had similar delicious gourmet dishes. It was definitely a bucket list-worthy evening! As I hinted; this is an expensive restaurant and proper attire is required (jacket for gents - no jeans). However, the price for experiencing delectable French cuisine at Chez Francois is still far less than a plane ticket to Paris. No more than 45 mins west of Cleveland; this is destination worth visiting!

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  6. TeresaB

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful treat! We sat in the Riverfront room and it was perfect. Wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was marvelous. Beautifully presented and delicious french cuisine. Our compliments to the chef and all the staff for a great Easter dinner with family. Can't wait to return

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  7. SBMB

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always they never disappoint. Great atmosphere, ambiance and elegance.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always an outstanding experience. I feel totally pampered there.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed everything about our evening! Elegant and inviting atmosphere. Impeccable service. And an enticing menu! We’re already planning our next visit.

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  10. jimc

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chez Francois / Touche’ in my opinion is one of the best if not the best all around dining experiences “anywhere “ One of a kind setting, great ambience and a welcoming vibe despite the attire requirements which I really don’t mind and actually kind of like. Everyone loved their entree. Filet, Wellington, even meat loaf (amazing) all prepared presented perfectly! We drive a long way for this experience and we find it is always worth the effort and then some.

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FAQs

Chez Francois/Touche Bistro - Vermilion is rated 4.9 stars by 2245 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Chez Francois/Touche Bistro - Vermilion

555 Main Street, Vermilion, OH 44089

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ferry St.
  • Neighborhood
    Vermilion
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (440) 967-0630
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