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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
we arrived for a 5:pm reservation and enjoyed the quiet background french music and song in the back room but as other guests arrived the volume level drowned out the music and one table particularly was quite vocal in their conversation. Overall though the evening was enjoyable and the meal delicious.
Seven of us went on a Sunday afternoon for my Mom's birthday. The staff was cool in letting us bring presents and a couple balloons (nothing crazy). The brunch buffet was amazing with blueberry pancakes made to order (included with buffet). Everyone had a cocktail and it was just a lot of fun.
Please stop sending me text/emails. I already sent in a review. My reservation was for Nov. 5 at 1030 sunday brunch and had confirmation number with me got to soor snobby lady hostess was rude and saud we sisnt have reservation even after showing her and didnt make it right. They opened up late and tild us we could wait hour and half for uostairs. NO THANK YOU. Please stop sending text and emails.
Grand Finale has been my favorite restaurant for over 40 years - my entire adult life. The food is always superb, the staff is friendly and the owner calls us by our name when we come in. The atmosphere is elegant and calming. I've been all over the country and have never found a better place. This restaurant is a wonderful part of my life.
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here. The restaurant is cozy with a lot of character. Our server was attentive without being obtrusive. The food was delicious and not "run of the mill" like so many franchises. As expected, the dessert was decedent.
We had Sunday brunch at 1 pm. The buffet was pretty picked over and some things were dried up. The juices were great, very fresh. Our table wasn't level, so the plates kept sliding. Greeted promptly and service was fine, except for clearing our plates. This is a Cincinnati tradition, but wasn't as good as I remembered.
Picked a good time. We were at least 15 min early for our reservation, but were seated right away. Had time to enjoy a drink before ordering. Pleasant, the only noise was quiet nearby conversation. Once we put our order in, we were served promptly. Finished off with delicious after dinner drink. All in all, a nice treat and worth the 50 min drive.
We have always had nothing but good experience at the Grand Finale and tonight was no exception. We were celebrating our anniversary and our server Mike left us alone to celebrate yet was attentive to our needs and provided excellent recommendations. The food was excellent and OMG the dessert was fantastic! A wonderful place to celebrate a special event.
This used to be our favorite place to go for special occasions. However, this time our meal was not good. I looked so forward to the crepes, but was very disappointed. My husband's steak was just, ok. Salad and rolls were even disappointing. We have crossed off Grand Finale as a place to dine,
We were entertaining out-of-town guests. They were very impressed with the food, ambience, and service (Kate was great!). From many previous visits, we knew this would be the place to bring them. It was the first place we thought of when deciding where to dine that evening.
We have been going to the restaurant for 40 years plus and we're disappointed in the Sunday brunch. Had my family there to celebrate my husbands birthday. We were seated in the back of the restaurant which was very hot and uncomfortable. The manager did turn the air on when we asked. Food was average. I remember the brunch being fantastic years ago. My daughter heard the manager reprimanding one of the employees and that was not pleasant. We will not return for brunch but will still go for dinner.
We love the Veggie Plate and other vegetarian options on Grand Finale’s regular lunch menu, so were disappointed that very few were offered on the brunch buffet! It was surprising that both buffet tables were exactly the same! Our group expected more selections, vegetarian and not, and missed an omelet “made to order” station! We won’t be back for brunch but still love lunch!
For as raved-about over the past 25 years, the weekend brunch buffet did not live up to my expectations. While the desserts (albeit all snack/mini sized) were delicious, and what I’ve come to expect from Grand Finale, the breakfast items and total selection left lot to be desired. The scrambled eggs were no better than Frisch’s or Cracker Barrel, there were only chicken and vegetable mini crepes, nothing fruit/savory-based, which was a disappointment. Finally, the restaurant has too many tables, too close together, and navigating the small space as an able-bodied adult was not the easiest, let alone for a disabled person with a walker. Be advised: while it’s possible for an individual with limitations, it’s difficult, and a wheelchair would be next-to-impossible. Overall, it was average, comparable to the aforementioned restaurants, but below local casino brunch buffets.
Grand Finale is a fairly consistent restaurant with very good food, a nice selection of wines and some tasty specialty deserts.
This visit saw some difficulties in the kitchen and a waitress holding up fairly well under pressure.
The food was up to Grand Finale’s usual good standard.
Other than the kitchen back up, the meal and service was an very good experience.
My consistent complaint about this otherwise very good and consistent restaurant is that at some point, they need to spend the money some money on rehabbing their rested facilities. They place a black spot on what otherwise is a very good overall dining experience. The main and longtime hostess could stand to be more cordial to the customers as they enter and leave the establishment.
Wonderful brunch; fantastic service - our wait-Person was lovely, attentive and she understood what “lots of cream for our coffee” meant! There was a poached egg on a artichoke heart with a bit of bacon on top that was just to die for - so good I had to go back for a second one - which, sadly I could not finish. Desserts looked awesome - but I have a small appetite and I could not manage it, alas! My friend enjoyed hers. On a not special occasion at 12 Noon - not terribly crowded. Just a lovely spot. Wish that the $17.95 Brunch had not somehow added up to $42.00 without the tip with just Coffee as Beverages - only reason the Value Mark was a 4 and not a 5.
The Grand Finale is simply my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. This is where I take all my friends and family members. This is where some of our parties have been held! The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful, the environment and ambiance charming. And you can finish a great meal with a wonderful desert! Can you ask for more?
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