About Grand Finale Restaurant
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Grand Finale Creperie Steakery, opened 1975, is nestled in the Historic Village of Glendale. Still making history in the Cincinnati area, the menu has an extensive offering of steaks, chicken, seafood, pastas, crepes, salads and famous Grand Finale desserts. Take pleasure from a varied selection of cocktails, beer or a delightful wine list. Enjoy the informal charm of a cozy atmosphere which also features a French Quarter styled courtyard that is one-of-a-kind. Grand Finale is open for lunch, dinner, award winning Sunday Brunch and is available for private parties. Next time you visit, look for the amazing 10+ year list of loyal employees. This venerable establishment in the Cincinnati food scene has been recognized in Cincinnati Magazine for Best Desserts, Cincy Business for Best Brunch and has been noted in Dining Secrets of Indiana and Dave Hunter’s nationally acclaimed travel guide “Along Interstate 75”.
Steakhouse, Creperie, Dessert
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Dave Grady, Joe Mills
Private Party Facilities:
Perfect for distinctive Corporate Meetings, Private Celebrations, Birthdays,Showers, Rehearsal Dinners,or any private gathering.
Private Attic Parties accommodate up to 20 Guests
Private Tearoom Parties accommodate up to 30 Guests
Private Courtyard Parties accommodate up to 40 Guests
Menus can be carefully pre-planned or "off the Menu" for groups of 20 or less.
Personalized service, flexible seating arrangements, special accommodations.
Private Sunday Brunch Parties In Attic Gallery and Cabernet Room after 11 AM
Private Party Contact:
Virginia Chambers, Vicki Raybuck : (513) 771-5925
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Grand Finale Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The ambiance was lovely, as always. Our ...
The ambiance was lovely, as always. Our server was friendly, efficient and accommodating. Our food was outstanding and served in a pleasing manner. The desserts, the "grand finale", were to die for! Portions were large, food was hot, tasty, and served quickly. What a treat of a day!
My wife and I had dinner here on Valenti ...
My wife and I had dinner here on Valentine's Day. The food was outstanding and the service was top-notch, attentive but not hovering. They have an extensive wine list and the desserts are remarkable. We have eaten here several times in the past few years and we've never been disappointed. Would highly recommend
Wonderful dinner as always, but unfortun ...
Wonderful dinner as always, but unfortunately we just got an unlucky slice of beef. Shrimp cocktail, wine, salmon,crepes, and cheesecake all perfectly done. We still love Grand Finale and return again to celebrate our anniversary or another special occasion with friends and family!
I have lived here my entire life and hav ...
I have lived here my entire life and have never been to Grand Finale. The food was good and the service was good. My only complaint would be that it was February 12th and there were still Christmas table cloths on the tables in the area we sat it and also Christmas decorations still hung up. For such a pricey restaurant I would have expected they would have taken the time to remove holiday decorations. That was very disappointing. To me that just means management does not care. Overall, I thought it was a good place for special occasions but I probably would not go back otherwise.
Even with a reservation, due to our larg ...
Even with a reservation, due to our large party, had to wait a bit for our table.
However, the staff tried to make pur wait as pleasant as possible and we were comped some appetizer fruit trays.
The meal was delicious and my guests that had never eaten there before were highly satisfied.
This is a great place to meet with frien ...
This is a great place to meet with friends. We have been coming here for years as our special place. There is so much to choose from that it is hard to pick! It was quiet enough that we could have a normal conversation. The entire staff was excellent.
We ate at Grand Finale for a birthday ce ...
We ate at Grand Finale for a birthday celebration. The restaurant is beautiful . The wait staff is attentive. Our waitress, Kate, was charming, too. We both had filet. The meat was tender and flavorful. We split the chocolate mousse pie. It was too big. Not a problem, though. We made every effort to finish it.
Very disappointed in Sunday brunch. Not ...
Very disappointed in Sunday brunch. Not like it used to be 5 star restaurant! The scrambled eggs were tasteless, biscuits were cold, bacon was scrappy little pieces.
Even their desserts were nothing to brag about!. I think it may have been prepared by young people and not their ordinary chef.
The decor is the same as the last time I ...
The decor is the same as the last time I was there - 25 years ago. It looked like they haven't taken down the Xmas decorations. The food was ok, but unimaginative. The steak on my $15 salad was minuscule. The service was lackluster; we had to ask for refills on coffee and hot tea. There are too many other restaurants to choose from to bother with this one.
Sunday Brunch was wonderful, as usual. O ...
Sunday Brunch was wonderful, as usual. Our group was seated upstairs. It was like a private room and the service was terrific. Our request for a change in the reservation number of our party was pleasantly accomodated. My only complaint was the toilet smell that greeted us as we entered the restaurant and, unfortunately, wafted upstairs to our dining room that was above the restrooms. One of our party members was so sensitive to it, he was gagging throughout the course of our brunch. I know it is an old building and the plumbing is old but something has to be done about the offensive odor.
Special occasion was a golden year Birth ...
Special occasion was a golden year Birthday, specifically mentioned in the reservation, and not one mention of it from the waitress. Not required, but that's what distinguishes good restaurants from, GREAT restaurants.
I've gone to Grande Finale many times ov ...
I've gone to Grande Finale many times over the last 35 years but had not been there for dinner in the last 3 years.
We were disappointed this time because it wasn't up to the same standard in food or service that we were expecting. There are many stellar restaurants in the area so it might be a while before we try Grande Finale again. If this is the new norm that is a shame because the GF has been one of the gems of greater Cincinnati.
I've been to Sunday brunch here quite a ...
I've been to Sunday brunch here quite a few times but this last visit proved much less charming. The room with the fabric ceiling had us sneezing and it's stained and looks almost moldy in places. There was a large dog with one group of guests (couldn't tell if it was a service animal) and the serving spoons were sliding down into the food unable to lean up in the pan which is just hot and unhygienic. Hoping they update for cleanliness while maintaining historic charm soon. Great quiche and blueberry pancakes!
Hadn't been there in a few years and wan ...
Hadn't been there in a few years and wanted a Brunch. The Brunch at The Finale has always been exceptional and was still very pleasant. You won't find wild or unusual items, but it's all created and well prepared and fresh. Mostly American cuisine, but the Crepe and other items have been their specialties. Thid and at a expected price, reasonable, mid priced and not over priced.
The entrance and the ambiance of the se ...
The entrance and the ambiance of the seating area was very warm and interesting. However the food was mediocre and the fish was tasteless! Appetizers were good, but the entrée menu was average, and not priced to the flavor! Very disappointing overall.
Expectations were high for this dining d ...
Expectations were high for this dining destination, as it had been recommended by acquaintences of ours and coworkers. One cowoker said she only goes on special occasions. We were disappointed with the server not being attentive enough and the table was so small I felt I was sitting in an airplane seat. I ordered the strip sirloin steak and the table shook when I sliced a piece of meat. We were looking for an extra special evening for my mother's birthday and Grand Finale did not deliver.
Great food! I had the lobster tails and ...
Great food! I had the lobster tails and my wife had the filet mignon. The service was very good. One of the servers was very clumsy and kept dropping things near us. My wife's steak was a little dry. The inside looks nice but is very old and a little smelly. The men's restroom was filthy.
Grand Finale was the setting for our fir ...
Grand Finale was the setting for our first date and has remained a favorite for almost 40 years. The atmosphere, the food and the service have remained consistently good. We have never been disappointed with a meal at Grand Finale.
Food disappointing compared to what used ...
Food disappointing compared to what used to be very good. I had rack of lamb, overcooked to well rather than medium. think they have changed their chef and butcher. Husband ordered fillet mignon just OK was his comment. Plates were cold for entrees compared to the very hot dishes the crepes were served in. mushrooms in salad used to be shaves but now are big chunks and don't like that. were given a birthday dessert to go, the white chocolate mousse, my favorite. I told them when I come next time I will be sure to ask for a hot plate for my food! Have been going here for 35 plus years and it was almost empty compared to what it used to be like. Do much better food wise there for lunch nowadays.
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