Love coming here! The staff is so kind. Never feel rushed when we go to Chez Francois.
Went here or an anniversary dinner. Food was outstanding, service was just as good. Attention to detail was evident. Very classic, clean setting by the river in Vermilion. A terrific place for a special occasion.
Overall this is THE place to dine. However this time we found our waiter “Omar” to be condescending and just dripping with the “I know more than you do” attitude.
In reality, his wine service (which he believes is perfect) was FAR from it. He missed many of the wine service protocols that any trained server should know.
He was far more impressed with himself than we were.
We truly enjoyed every aspect of our evening at Chez Francois. Each food and beverage item was a delight
Our "farewell dinner" for my mother this past Tuesday was, as usual, outstanding! The service, ambiance and food was second-to-none as we have come to expect when dining at this lovely spot in Vermilion. We were seated immediately and the wait staff was at our table within seconds of being seated. The two servers were professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable regarding the menu, specials and the history of the restaurant. We were not rushed during the course of the evening and we enjoyed our appetizers, salads, dinners and desserts in a leisurely, relaxed manner, savoring every bite! We look forward to our next dinner at Chez Francois later this summer--always a treat and very much worth the 45 minute drive from Lakewood! Thank you.
I had the pleasure of treating my mother and daughter (soon to be mom) for Mother's Day 2018 to the Chez Francois experience! Itcwas well worth the drive from Cleveland. Our table was prompt and service was acceptional! Mom and daughter had the perfectly seared and temped fillet i had the flaky Hog Snapper, delicious!! We'll be back soon to check out Touche`
Always a memorable experience, nothing is ever missed, a real gem
Chez Francois is always a five-star experience. Wonderful food and attentive service!
50th Birthday and everything was wonderful from the valet to the service plus perfect food.
We have been to Chez Francois several times and it has always been outstanding. The service is good, they do not rush you through your dinner. This particular evening they were not busy so it was very quiet. When there have been large groups, their conversation level has not been too loud or distracting. We like to go in May to avoid the tourists starting in June.
Just an overall great night with my wife. They make you feel like you are only the people in the place. Highly recommend.
Only one word can be used for this restaurant EXTRAORDINARY. Absolute perfection in every way.
Food and service is fantastic. I love that couples dress up. Men are required to wear a jacket.
Located in Vermillion, Chez Francois is quite a drive for us (hour+) as we live in Geauga County. Nevertheless, we make the drive out to this restaurant once or twice a year because we always have an exceptional meal delivered with first rate service.
The atmosphere is a bit formal (jacket required for men) but very unpretentious - which I think is a great combination.
Our most recent visit was for my wife's 60th birthday. I mentioned that her favorite dessert was banana cream pie, and the chef agreed to prepare her favorite dessert to help celebrate the occasion - a wonderful surprise for my wife and a very gracious gesture on the part of the chef.
It's so nice to be treated like we are special and then add fabulous food and wine, I can't imagine anything better. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
As always, Mr. Mars and Mr. D'Amico provided a top-flight experience. I could have made a meal out of just the amuse bouche (an English pea soup with a red pepper foam). I will continue to return there for special occasions.
Love this restaurant! Always the best service and best food.
We have been going here for 6 years now, about 3-4 times per year. Never once have we been disappointed. The food is amazing, service is superb, and the decor is elegant. I recommend Chez Francois to anyone! You have to get the lobster bisque!!!
Wine, atmosphere and service were great. Entrees, not so great, flavorless. For the price I expected more. I guess you’re paying for the ambiance and service.
Never disappointed! Great way to kick start our warming season!
Everything to perfection, best restaurant in the world.
First time dining here. Recommended by a friend and experience was wonderful. It is i the pricey side but given the quality of the food, service and ambiance I did not feel guilty paying the tab on this dinner.
This, consistently, is one of the outstanding restaurants in the U.S. Never fails.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Chez Francois - for the 3rd year in a row. We enjoyed a wonderful meal served by a personable server. Everything is quality with Chez - it's classy, comfortable and the food and service are second to none. If you haven't enjoyed this experience, it's time to make your reservation!
Fantastic dinner. Very special meal in a lovely setting. The service was fantastic and food was delicious. This is a first rate restaurant that we would love to return to for a special occasion.
Excellent! Our food and service was exquisite! Congratulations to the owners, chef and Roger our waiter.
The attention to detail and helpful/competent servers made this evening a delight! Will definitely return!
That’s fine dining establishment is unparalleled in every aspect from ambience to service to the food and it’s presentations. This restaurant operates at the highest level in all categories to perfection.
first time at the restaurant, visited for Easter day, the setting is wonderful and likely even more amazing in the summer given the restaurant's location, lovely service and food
Romantic, we enjoyed over 3 hours and 4 courses.
We had the 5 course chef tasting menu with wine pairing. It was wonderful. Each course was delicious and the wine pairings were perfect. It was a well-paced meal with excellent service and a vibrant atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
More than fabulous as ALWAYS! Our favorite place to dine bar none. John's and Matt's efforts always exceed our expectations. Well worth the cost and the drive.
Food and sevice was impecable. Wine list ,best everarond.felt quite at home.very cordial staff.
My wife and I celebrated her birthday at Chez Francios. This is our go-to restaurant for truly outstanding French cuisine. Everything from the cocktails, wine, appetizer, main course and dessert was outstanding. The atmosphere is old-world charm with a great view of the water. The service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. It's a little drive from Cleveland, but well worth it!
From entering the doors of Chez your experience starts. Matt Mars and his staff go above and beyond to make your dining experience amazing. The ambiance is lovely. The wait staff are professional and informative. The food is always amazing. Don't forget the Bananas Foster! Bravo.
Went to celebrate a special occasion! Exceeded expectations! Everything was delicious! Very memorable experience. The dinner was definitely one of my top 10 best meals.
We chose the 6 course meal and would absolutely recommend this option. It was a superior experience and each course offering was divine both in presentation and taste!