About Grand Finale
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 : 5137715925x
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Grand Finale Ratings and Reviews
We have patronized Grand Finale since it ...
We have patronized Grand Finale since it opened in 1975. It is a great place to go to met friends and family in a casual, cozy atmosphere. My husband and I go every year to celebrate our anniversary, and it remains our favorite all time restaurant! The food and service is consistently excellent.
GF has been a great restaurant for many ...
GF has been a great restaurant for many years. The food is good, and the service professional and polite. It has a nice ambiance, including a courtyard when weather permits.
The only real drawback to our visit was a table of 4 that was seated next to us shortly after our arrival. One of the 4 was an older man who couldn't see or hear well and engaged guests and servers in loud conversation that was mildly annoying. And our server obviously spent more time and attention on them, slowing our service somewhat. We had to wait longer for the check than I would have liked.
My friends and I kicked off a get togeth ...
My friends and I kicked off a get together weekend with lunch at the Grand Finale. We decided that there were so many great options on the menu that we had to come back. The food was unique, very tasty, and very filling. The price was appropriate. They're known for their crepes and their desserts. The desserts looked awesome but we were too full to try them. Creeped were awesome.
My sister was visiting for my birthday S ...
My sister was visiting for my birthday She had never been there. She has always been intrigued by the building. She wanted to go for lunch to treat me for my birthday. Server was very attentive, food was delicious. We will definitely go back next time she is in town.
Three of us met at Grand Finale for lunc ...
Three of us met at Grand Finale for lunch. One lunch was very good, one fair and one disappointing. The good one was shrimp and asparagus. The soup, soup, and soup was fair...the lentil soup very good, the florentine soup was okay and the French onion was very diluted and not very flavorful. The third person dining ordered the French onion soup and Caesar salad...the salad was good, but the onion soup was not...again, very diluted and lacked flavor. The best part of the meal was the lunch puff dessert which we shared!
We had the special of the day, the Steak ...
We had the special of the day, the Steak Oscar. It had heaps of crab meat and the bernaise sauce was luscious. The Champinion Crepe side was also wonderful. The Puff Pastry dessert was perfect. What a great meal!
Food was excellent - dessert the highlig ...
Food was excellent - dessert the highlight but lunch entrees also very well-prepared and tasty. Had an inexperienced server but he was very pleasant and didn't detract from the dining experience other than a few delays. Atmosphere is lovely and we enjoyed a very pleasant birthday lunch outing.
Cousins from Chicago were in town, and o ...
Cousins from Chicago were in town, and our Sunday brunch was lovely and just right for a get-together. The food was OK but not noteworthy. The service was excellent. The chairs in the Garden Room were somewhat uncomfortable and tight to go in and out for buffet service. However, it was a pretty day, and we enjoyed the morning.
Very quaint and great for doing somethin ...
Very quaint and great for doing something special. It was a mom and pre teen son night out, I didn't want to splurge on a full meal here, but we got into some nicer clothes and went here in the evening for dessert and talking.
Sometimes it helps to be in a different setting to have good conversation, and this place provides that. --- and an incredible ice cream puff never hurts either!
We love Grand Finale and have been loyal ...
We love Grand Finale and have been loyal customers for years. They never miss on service, great atmosphere, or food. Our kids (in their 20s) have adopted it as their favorite restaurant. It has always been my wife's and my favorite!
Grand Finale continues to provide great ...
Grand Finale continues to provide great food and the best cheesecake around! I had not been to Grand Finale in quite a few years and the restaurant continues to serve with excellence! The service was great (thank you Andrea!) and we enjoyed her wine recommendations. It was the perfect dinner place to celebrate our anniversary!
Grand Finale is a staple in Cincinnati d ...
Grand Finale is a staple in Cincinnati dining. While not super fancy it is definitely a bit upscale. I think you could go there in business casual but I might feel funny in shorts and sandals.
The food is excellent and the atmosphere feels like you are back in time.
We have never been disappointed, and frequently surprised.
I have been going to the Grand Finale al ...
I have been going to the Grand Finale all of my life. It is a Cincy treasure. The chairs are terribly uncomfortable but the ambiance is good. The crepes are good, but the food is rather ordinary. I don't know if after living in NY, Paris and Boston my palette has changed a lot and the food is the same and I am different, but the food doesn't impress me. However, their clam chowder did. The reason I went the other night was because when I was there in the summer, I tried the chowder and thought it was OUT of this WORLD good. So, I went for that the other night and they did NOT have it!!! I was greatly disappointed. I would go back for a bowl of that and because the place is a Cincy relic, but not for any other reason!
Went to the Grand Finale again for the ...
Went to the Grand Finale again for the first time in many years. We were cautiously optimistic after reading several reviews stating the place was somewhat neglected and had gone downhill, in general, when compared to years ago when it was an award -winning restaurant and a "go to" place for special occasions. Upon arrival, a walk thru the foyer hallway confirmed there is an overwhelming stench and serious problem with the sanitation/restrooms that needs to be addressed with top priority. We were fortunately seated in the back section with a nice view of the courtyard and away from the congestion and noise of other tables for the Sunday Brunch buffet. Unfortunately, the initial beverage service was slow at best. The selection was decent but the hot items were not kept to temperature adequately None of the offerings were really exceptional in any way and lacked what we would call "freshness & flavor". Our waiter was very cordial & friendly...but we had to ask another waitress to summon our waiter just to get a coffee & water refill & then again, to get our check so we could leave. We would much prefer to offer a review which highlights the "positive" of our experiences and even tho a meal out is a treat & a real blessing, your time & money is probably spent more enjoyably elsewhere.
We were there for lunch. I was disappoi ...
We were there for lunch. I was disappointed that we had paper napkins instead of cloth. I always thought they provided a touch of elegance. Also I think our server was stretched to too many tables for quick service. He was doing his best to serve all of his tables.
First and foremost I would like to say m ...
First and foremost I would like to say my wife and I have enjoyed this restaurant for the last 10 years. We drive from north of Dayton (50 minutes) just to dine here for special occasions. We even purchase gift certificates for others to enjoy.
We have always had great service and the food is generally delicious. The ambiance is what makes this a great "date night" or special occasion location. It has a historic look and feel that sets the mood. The menu is generous in choices and the cheesecake is wonderful.
On this occasion we had an early dinner and despite a situation we had with flies (first time ever), I believe Grande Finale will remedy this situation before our next visit.
Love the quaintness of this charming res ...
Love the quaintness of this charming restaurant.
Our server, Russ C, was one of the best we've had at ANY restaurant in the area. He was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and polite. Kudos to him for outstanding service.
The Grand Cafe coffee was simply delicious. The shrimp and asparagus, with a spinach crepe, was the perfect meal. It was tasty and presented artfully.
The only drawback to our lunch was a rather loud group of ladies who were seated at a table next to us. While it was pleasant to hear laughter, knowing they were having a good time, it was sometimes overly loud and disruptive to our quiet meal. You may want to request a table in a corner or smaller room if you prefer a quieter setting.
I took my parents who are both elderly a ...
I took my parents who are both elderly and using walkers now. They used to enjoy coming here over the years. We have not been in a while. We have had many family dinners and family celebrations at the Grand Finale. As always today was no different. The Service was amazing. The food was delicious. The atmosphere delightful. Thank you again for a wonderful afternoon with my parents.
We were with a few other couples. The s ...
We were with a few other couples. The service was fantastic. The food was okay but certainly not something worth bragging about. My husband had a steak that was okay. It was not a filet. However the highlight and worth everything was the dessert
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