Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Chez Francois

555 Main St. (Ferry St.) Send to Phone
Details are well attended at this classic French outpost on the shores of Lake Erie.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Dinner Tues.-Sun. (closed in winter)

* Click here for rating key

  • 3.0 star rating
3.0 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Chez Francois, Vermilion, OH

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.

User Ratings & Reviews for Chez Francois


Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.