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About Grand Finale Restaurant
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”.
Cincinnati, OH 45246
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 restaurant hasn't changed the way it looks in over 30 years. Unfortunately this means that it has a bit of the "grandma's house" smell to it. Depending where you are seated defines what type of chair you get and how close you are to the people around you. We were were in a section with ice cream parlor style chairs which are not really conducive to fine dining. The staff were all friendly and attentive. The food was served hot and the portions were a good size. Everyone in our party liked what they got except one. The prices are a little high in my opinion.
Made reservations for a Friday night at 6:00 with no problem, which belies the quality of the restaurant. Very nice menu with lots of selections for both apps and main courses. Had the seared Ahi tuna. Very tasty. Had the Caesar salad with grilled salmon, although the salmon was not listed on the menu as an option. Salad was generous with crispy romaine and an excellent dressing. The salmon was perfectly cooked. Waiter Mike was top knotch and provided excellent service. Topped off dinner with a hot fudge Sunday, although house desserts were hard to pass up, and a Grand Marnier. A great experience.
Quiet atmosphere, very friendly staff, great food cooked to perfection. We have been enjoying The Grand Finale since they first opened, and now make sure we celebrate our anniversary there every year. This was our 61st anniversary that we celebrated with the delicious rack of lamb dinner. Hopefully we'll be around next year and able to go again.
Have eaten 50 times or so at GrandFinale over the past 25 years. This was the worst meal and experience ever. The special fish dinner and filet special both were horrible. Must have been specials to get rid of inventory. The service was not up to par either. Simply said $120 later we were very dissatisfied and disappointed.
The atmosphere was quiet and restful. The food was great along with our waitress who was very attentive and took care of our every need. We went because we read the grand finale restaurant was voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. I believe that is true!!
Absolutely wonderful food expertly prepared. Just the right amount of seasoning to where you can actually taste the food. I dislike when other restaurants over season as if they are masking something. This place takes pride in there work and it shows. The crepes are wonderful and the cheesecake is the best I have ever had. It was the perfect Grand Finale to our dinner.
Excellent lunch and terrific desserts. I tried the salmon salad because it had artichoke hearts. Next time, I will just go with the artichoke appetizers (more arties!). One had the chicken salad and praised it. Our third had the quiche which is always good.
Two had the mile-high chocolate pie and I tried the lime pie. It was delicious. We were in the garden area. Very nice setting. Our reservation was for 1 o'clock, so the noon-time folks were still there and it was a bit noisy until most had gone. We made a bit of noise ourselves since we hadn't seen each other in some time. Our service was excellent.
Parking can be tough during the busiest times.
We had a wonderful Saturday brunch a few weeks ago at Grand Finale; the poached eggs atop a tenderloin were amazing, as was the salmon. But when we made a reservation for Sunday brunch, which we'd always heard was good, we arrived to learn it was a buffet and we could not order from the menu. It was noisy and crowded, and the food was mediocre. Our server did not offer us any of the special alcoholic beverages or the pancakes -- we had to ask for both, although we heard other servers making the offers. It was a special occasion and we were disappointed. I would not go back on a Sunday.
Avon brought me here 25 years ago for dessert. Avon brought me back to Cincinnatti and I had always vowed to return. We had an amazing dinner and the white chocolate mousse with raspberries was as wonderful as I had remembered. Had scallops for dinner and they were melt in your mouth wonderful.
Wonderful food and the service is always noteworthy. And, of course, there are the desserts! If you go for no other reason, definitely go for dessert. But be sure to save room, because most of them are HUGE. No kidding. The cheesecake slices are twice as big as what you usually get. When I went this time, I got a bowl of the special-of-the-day soup (mushroom Florentine) and cheesecake. I did eat a couple of dinner rolls, but I was too full after eating only part of the cheesecake. It was so good the next day.
We weren't too hungry, so I opted for an appetizer and salad, to save room for dessert. Good choice! The Diver Scallop app and house salad were both awesome, but the Bananas Foster was DIVINE! My friend opted for the Crab Cake app and French Onion Soup with the Warm Mixed Berry Cobbler, all of which she raved about.
Went there for Easter brunch. The food was about what I would expect at a cafeteria.
No omelettes, VERY limited buffet items, everything was lukewarm at best. They said they
had blueberry pancakes, ordered them and we had to remind them twice. They arrived burned.
They are known for their desserts, well they had about five served in little plastic cups, classy. The sad part is my 85 year old Dad has been coming here for over 25 years. He was so excited but then so disappointed. If you can't please an 85 year old man's palate you have lost your way.
I have gone to nice places in the past but always felt it was just not worth the money. Grand Finale always has great food and service! This is our go to place when we want upscale food worth the value! Mike our server had great suggestions and knows how to treat people. Thanks again for another great dining experience!
We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with friends. Our service, food and ambiance were perfect and all for a great price. We drive over 60 miles and it is so worth the trip. I always leave there full and glad we choose Grand Finale to make our day feel special
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