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/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Grand Finale Ratings and Reviews
Quality of food very good. Menu limited. ...
Quality of food very good. Menu limited. Service average. Prices have gone up significantly with no change in anything else. No longer a good value.
Very disappointed. Poor selection. Only ...
Very disappointed. Poor selection. Only 3 very small dessert selections. Really a very poor experience. I much more from theGrande Finalle.
They seem to be skimming on some of the ...
They seem to be skimming on some of the food and drink items. My glass of white wine was about quarter full. The desert was a very thin slice. And another person in the party was disappointed in the size of theie side item. Probably won't return for a long while
Returned to Grand Finale after 20 years. ...
Returned to Grand Finale after 20 years. Wow is it run down. The customers have aged along with the the room and the menu. I am in my late 40's and I was the youngest person in the dining room by at least 15 years. Execution on the food was sloppy - no one in that kitchen really cares, they are just throwing together the same old stuff they always have. The service was quiet nice. The pricing is the same you would pay for actual fine dining so do yourself a favor and book elsewhere for better value. Oh, and the atrocious wine list - I asked for a Rose and they offered me a white zin - amateur hour. Grand Finale needs to do some redecorating and maintenance and freshen up the menu while keeping the old favorites. If not, over the next few years the clientele will have past on and they won't have a business.
Every thing we have come to expect of ?t ...
Every thing we have come to expect of ?the Grand Old Lady.....Pasta with Parm sauce best I have eaten in a very long while....friends were very high in their ratings Ralph Logan Blue Ash
The worst service ever. The server was t ...
The worst service ever. The server was terrible. Had to wait and wait to take a drink order. Had to ask for the specials..never asked us if we wanted another drink /wine with dinner. Never offered dessert. Very uphappy guy no personality at all. We would have spent alot more money on food and drinks, but we just wanted to go.We will not go back.
This is a great place if you love a quie ...
This is a great place if you love a quiet and classic environment. The staff was amazing and the food was delicious. I especially recommend the seafood!! Definitely will be returning, specifically to try the brunch!
Always a great experience - good food, s ...
Always a great experience - good food, service and the ambiance is soothing
Only criticism our group had was too man ...
Only criticism our group had was too many mushrooms in the salad. Our waitress was very kind to my mother.
Always a nice experience. The crepes an ...
Always a nice experience. The crepes and desserts are awesome. I have grown tired of desserts that invariably include Oreo Cookies. It is nice to see a restaurant that still has awesome desserts. White Chocolate Mousse and Raspberries has always been my favorite!
The food as well as the service were won ...
The food as well as the service were wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Grand Finale was recommend on the hotel ...
Grand Finale was recommend on the hotel website at booking. We reviewed the menu and thought let's try...WOW...I was so impressed with this local gem! The service was excellent, the food absolutely delicious and the desserts were divine! So glad we decided to try and will definitely come back and try their award winning Sunday Brunch. Thanks for making my birthday dinner so special.
Best restaurant in Cincy. Good price and ...
Best restaurant in Cincy. Good price and taste.
Better values elsewhere
This place came highly recommend by a friend who said that I must get the Ginger Chicken! However I didn't want chicken for an anniversary dinner. I got the strip steak instead. Should have ordered the Ginger Chicken!! The steak was pan fried and tasteless. Not to mention overcooked. I love mushrooms but the mushroom crepe as a side was a mistake. My wife's filet mignon was very tender but poorly seasoned. Her augratin potatoes were delicious however. The desert was also very delicious! It was a puff pastry with ripe berries and vanilla bean ice cream. Oh yeah, the shrimp cocktail appetizer was very good (4 large shrimp for $10) I expected more for $125. I would only go back for desert and the ambiance.
With its "Laid-Back Elegant" ambience, its excellent service, delicious food, imaginative presentation and interesting menu, Grand Finale, as always, proved itself to be a winning choice for any festive occasion.
We have been going to the Grand Finale for 20 years. I have only been to the brunch once but always remembered it was there! We had family come in for a holiday weekend and decided that this would be the perfect time to check out the brunch again. I made the reservations online at Open Table which worked out great. I had 8 people in my party. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived. We had a lovely server named Lindsey (if I remember correctly) and she really took great care of us. The food on at the brunch buffet was very good and there was staff on hand to answer questions. It is a bit on the expensive side if you have people in your party that don't eat much (like my mom) but for most folks it is a good value. You can go back as many times as you wish and they even have a few special items that you can order and they will bring them to you. I did not feel rushed at all either. We sat in a front room and it was very quiet there. The room with the buffet was not as quiet but still not bad. I was very pleased with our experience! Thank you Grand Finale!
Great ambiance! Unique nooks and crannies. The seating was unique on all antique furniture with eclectic touches. Wine list with unique serving options including 1/2 bottle options. Food was delicious, with many dinner options including homemade desserts! Would highly recommend it for a special, romantic dinner!😀👌🏻
Consistently good for 30+ years!
We used to live in the area and so have dined at the Grand Finale many times since the early 1980's. For the past 10 years we have only been to Cincinnati about once a year. We always make the Grand Finale one of our stops. The quality has always been very good, the avocado salad dressing is one of the best I've ever had, and desserts are varied and delicious. Fish of the Day is always offered in an interesting (but not weird) preparation; this visit it was Grouper and was perfectly prepared. Wine list not bad. Lovely dining areas in this historic house in a beautiful neighborhood. Servers & assistants are always extremely knowledgeable and friendly, making it a pleasure to dine here.
Great food, service, and people! 40yrs o ...
Great food, service, and people! 40yrs of hard work! Always good and very consistent ! A family Favorite!! Top 3 in Cincy!
Five of us had lunch,and everyone was ve ...
Five of us had lunch,and everyone was very pleased
Excellent good, excellent service, excel ...
Excellent good, excellent service, excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends.
Puff is to die for
Great crepes, puff desert is totally worth the calories but you have to ask for it - not on dinner menu. Not the cheapest place around but worth the $$.
The Grand Finale is a true Gem in Cincinnati!
Anytime I come to Cincinnati I make sure to eat at least once at The Grand Finale! It's one of my all time favorite restaurants! Their crepes are delicious and I always go for the filet with a lobster tail! Coming from LA the prices can't be beat! Deb was our server this visit and she made sure my party of six I had a wonderful evening from start to finish. Be sure to leave room for dessert! They're not called the Grand Finale for nothing. Their Chocolate Cordial Pie and Cheese Cakes are the best. Love! Love! Love! The Grand Finale!
Grand Finale was a happy surprise. Our food was delicious and everything was cooked as ordered. Only drawback was the relatively slow service. Our waiter said he would bring bread and butter three times before it finally arrived and THEN he took our drink orders. (???) I would recommend it though. The food and atmosphere made it worth the wait.
Excellent service and food. Just the rig ...
Excellent service and food. Just the right amount of attention by staff ... not rushed. Love coming here!
Great Anniversary Dinner
My husband and I dined at Grand Finale to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Loved sitting with the view of the patio. Very quaint and romantic. I highly recommend the asparagus and wild rice soup and we both enjoyed a puff pastry for desert. The Filet mignon was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It is a bit pricey but since we were celebrating, we thought it was worth it.
The food and service is excellent. Howe ...
The food and service is excellent. However, there is no lounge despite the service of drinks and wine. We would have liked to come early and have a drink before dinner That has to be done somewhere else.
the food and dinning experience was fant ...
the food and dinning experience was fantastic as well as the decor! They have friendly staff and food that i would return for over and over again for any occasion ! Going to try lunch one day soon and see if it is just as fantastic as dinner!
I have enjoyed lunches , dinner and bru ...
I have enjoyed lunches , dinner and brunch at Grand Finally since it opened many years ago, and think of it as my favorite eating out location. Look forward to being there many times in the future.
Great for business dinner
Took out of town business men and was very pleased overall. Personally love this place.
I took my niece, visiting from Columbus, to dinner. I wanted to take her somewhere locally relevant...not to a chain. Our food was excellent, the desserts were heavenly, and our server and hostess were terrific.
Excellent brunch at a great price! Very popular - can get a little crowded for moving back and forth to buffet. Very nice selection of traditional and not so traditional breakfast items (mini soufflés, bread pudding, warm cinnamon apples, and excellent blueberry wheat pancakes).
First time I had been to Grand Finale. ...
First time I had been to Grand Finale. Décor was quaint and private. Food was outstanding! What a great place, and it's not in the OTR! Not very busy for a Friday night but then, it is Glendale, the gem of the north. Try it, you will not be disappointed.
Food lacked flavor.
Steak was cooked to desired temp., but flavorless, same with potatoes. The house salad was delicious, as was the appetizer. Nice wine list, and sever was efficient.
Special occassions are special
Our daughter picked Grand Finale for her 24th birthday celebration. It has been my wife's and my favorite restaurant for years. The food and presentation are always perfect. The service - attentive but not overbearing. Atmosphere is special and unique. The desserts....well...the grand finale!
Grand Finale is a great place for lunch ...
Grand Finale is a great place for lunch and dinner. The ambience is great. The food is always good and different. I was disappointed they were out of quiche, thought that was a little strange. Unique place to dine.
Good Night !
Everything was very good and our server Mike was outstanding, It's been some time ago from our last visit but the meal was better then I remember. The only downside was we all had a coupon for dinner and they would only let us use 2 per table and there were 5 couples. I think a good selling point would be to allow them all to be used and would have gave our entire party a better experience with little cost to the restaurant.
We will definitely be going back! Just perfect !
Food outstanding. Service wonderful! Our company loved the restaurant and fine service. We will be going back!
I recently went to Grand Finale for a gr ...
I recently went to Grand Finale for a great lunch with a dear friend. We were able to linger looking over the menu and not rushed at all. Service was very welcoming and efficient. Altogether a wonderful experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and return for Brunch or Dinner. Such a lovely setting and very comfortable. Food was delicious!
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