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Chez Francois Restaurant Review: At this hideaway on the shores of Lake Erie, proprietors Matthew Mars and chef John D'Amico stay true to the locale’s upscale tradition---gentlemen are required to wear jackets---while offering an ever-changing and always interesting seasonal French menu. Start with the homard et Saint André en croûte (Maine lobster and Saint André cheese baked in puff pastry and served with a decadent black currant sauce) or the simple shrimp martini. For an entrée, we recommend the carré d’agneau à la Provençale (roasted rack of lamb, topped with a tomato-herb crust) or the filet de boeuf au Stilton, accompanied by a well-seasoned ruby port wine sauce. Don’t stop there; desserts are worthy of the splurge---anything fruit-forward is a must. The regular wine list holds over 300 selections, while the Captain’s List features over 600. Both span the globe but focus on French and American wines. Service is pleasant and professional.