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
Grand Finale is my all-time favorite res ...
Grand Finale is my all-time favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. The house salad dressing (creamy avocado) is excellent, as are the crepes (all savory) and the menu mainstay ginger chicken. Last but certainly not least, the chocolate cordial pie is chocolate mousse like no other. And best of all, the food is as good today as it's been coming here over decades past. Hands down, Grand Finale is of the best!
We were a group of 14 people. They need ...
We were a group of 14 people. They need to improve on the vegetarian choices because lot of people are vegetarian in my group. With a big group they should allow two servers. Rest of the food and appetizers were great. We had a table in the back so we could be noisy and enjoy each other. Did not enjoy the Glendale's well water and had to order and pay for bottled water. Will go again. Love their Sunday brunch too.
It was a nice surprise to find that our ...
It was a nice surprise to find that our old favorite was still serving up delicious food! We've shared dinners and New Year's Eves there over the past few decades but had taken a break for several years. The decor hasn't changed which, depending on how you look at it--it's either tired or comforting. Not a problem for us as it's still a charm. The menu has varied little, but each course was very good. Mike was our server and was a step ahead of my husband's preferences. I'll recommend it to friends and siblings. The large chain restaurants have been tough to compete with, I'm sure, but nothing beats a good independent restaurant. The staff appears to work seamlessly. We'll return.
Great food. Superb service. Dinner for 2 ...
Great food. Superb service. Dinner for 2 plus bottle of wine for $44 great value. The vanilla coconut cheesecake was like nothing we had tasted before and a "grand finale" to a wonderful dining experience. Would recommend to anyone celebrating a special occasion (anniversary for us) or just looking for an evening out in a relaxed atmosphere.
I've been going to Grand finale for 35 y ...
I've been going to Grand finale for 35 years for special occasions and have always been pleased. This visit did not disappoint. We live in Columbus Ohio and make at least one trip a year. The service and ambiance was wonderful. We ordered from the special Sunday menu which included dinner for two and dessert to share. Each course was timed perfectly and delicious. We enjoyed our 35th anniversary dinner.
It has been too long since we dined at G ...
It has been too long since we dined at Grand Finale. We really enjoyed our dinner and service was excellent - attentive but unobtrusive. We did not feel like we were rushed through our dinner at all. Food was as good as I remember it being. We both started with soup, then entree and finally dessert. The soup was special Hungarian mushroom - simple and delicious. I had the Chicken Duo - the ginger chicken was to die for. And dessert was melt-in-the-mouth good, a key lime pie variation. Decadent! I highly recommend Grand Finale for that special night out with the one you love.
As usual, fine food, excellent service a ...
As usual, fine food, excellent service and good value. The menu is varied so there is something for everyone and it is always quite good. The service is always excellent and is attentive without being over bearing. The decor is calm and attractive, although some may find it dated. The noise level has always been non existent. Well worth the trip!
We were a few minutes earlier than our r ...
We were a few minutes earlier than our reservation for this Sunday early evening dining. The hostess did go ahead and seat us in the outer room overlooking the late summer flower blooms in the courtyard. Our waitress was helpful and friendly in making selections and delivering the food. The food is always prepared well with the right temperature and presentation style. We love the charm of the dining area and the changes in the menu selection, but always keeping some of the noteworthy items such as the mountain high chocolate mousse pie on the menu. The waitresses are usually ones who have worked here for years and are very proficient and friendly in their service.
We went for my husbands birthday. The t ...
We went for my husbands birthday. The two of us were seated at the smallest table two people could possibly sit, next to a baseboard heater which was on the entire time...very very warm. We noticed other tables available and couples came and went, seated at the more spacious tables. Our server did not introduce himself or smile ever...he did not check to see if we needed anything, he did not ask if we wanted dessert,....he did not make us want to return to this restaurant. When we were trying to move and stack plates to make room for dinner I mentioned to the server how small the table was...he said nothing. Our food was average at best. The people refilling water glasses were the best part! After the gratuity, we did not feel it was worth the $98 spent and will not be returning. We've eaten there before, and it looks busy on the weekends, so we think it make cater to regular clientele.
This is my second time at Grand Finale, ...
This is my second time at Grand Finale, and both visits were outstanding. The crepes alone make it worth the trip -- my favorite is the mushroom, as a side dish with a small filet, and their puff pastry dessert it outstanding.
This time I tried the orange martini, and it was excellent. (But I had to have a second one to be sure, right?) Also excellent was the soup of the day, a seafood chowder, which I substituted for the salad.
Two others in our group had the larger filet and one had the ginger chicken, and everyone said their meals were great. My husband was also still raving about the apple cinnamon cheesecake the next day.
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!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.