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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
I have eaten in this restaurant many times over the years. This was the first time that I was disappointed. The food was good, but the service was sometimes intrusive - I was asked several times if my plate should be taken and I had to say that I wasn't done yet. The price on the special also surprised us. True, we didn't ask first but it was approximately $10 over similar prices on the menu. The bill was over $20 over what we expected to pay. Just a bit disappointed in what has in the past been a great experience.
A friend and I had a wonderful birthday celebration at the Grand Finale. We loved the grilled shrimp, cheesy grits and crepes on the special offer menu for two that comes with a bottle of wine, and the seating around the garden courtyard. The ahi and wasabi appetizer looks like a work of art and is delicious too! It was amazingly full for a Thursday evening. It's a treat to be able to go out to a place where you can hear each other talk and not be rushed. The young lady who helped with our table was very sweet. My aunt also had a wonderful 90th birthday celebration there last year. A great place for special occasions!
First of all, I was very happy that we could sit in the garden room. I love that part of the restaurant. Our waitress, Kate, was wonderful. Great sense of humor. Friendly and efficient. She did a great job of making the foil on my dessert into a swan. The special was walleye. My husband and I both had it with lobster sauce. Delicious! We also had the ahi tuna appetizer that was also very good. We took home the chocolate cherry cordial pie. Still eating on it. Grand Finale is one of our favorite restaurants and we will continue to visit them.
For the first time, after dining at Grand Finale for years (our favorite restaurant), my wife and I found the service lacking. Two pieces of bread were served instead of the customary four, our waitress checked back with us once, then was scarce. I was never offered a drink refill. It just wasn't the same. I even asked our waitress how her evening was going in case she was having a hard night. She responded that it was slower than usual. I guess it surprised me that we received less attention if the night was slow. We left.....sad.
Our daughter loves breakfast food so we decided to go to Grand Finale for Sunday brunch to celebrate her birthday. We made a reservation and were seated promptly when we arrived. Servers were good, however, we are a family of tall people and the seating was very uncomfortable.
It was nice to be able to carry on a conversation since the Finale is broken up into smaller dining rooms. We did have to walk into another area of the restaurant for the buffet.
The buffet was disappointing. The food was cold, often crusty and dried out. The set up wasn't very appealing. The mini desserts were served in little plastic cups. There were a couple of very tasty items on the buffet, but most were not. We won't be going back.
Visiting Cincinnati and Grand Finale was recommended by the hotel. We had a very nice meal. The restaurant is in an old house, so the ambiance is wonderful. Noise levels are acceptable. The servers and attentive and very pleasant. Very good sized portions. Interesting menu. Nothing by positive.
It was the 10th anniversary of our engagement so we went back to the restaurant where my husband proposed. We were seated at a special table...our server was very sweet and wished us happy anniversary and even placed a candle in our dessert (the incredible puff pastry). Our food was delicious and we enjoyed a wonderful special night out. They couldn't have been more accommodating. Hope to celebrate our future anniversaries at this very special restaurant!
I have been to this restaurant several times over the last few years...Grande Finale is a favorite of one of my friends so we decided to go for lunch yesterday.
It has always provided a pleasant experience with both food and service. Once again, we had a very nice lunch....both of us had a shrimp and lobster crepe that was delicious. The service has always been good with the exception of yesterday.
Our server seemed to possess three different personalities during our time there. She initially seems peeved ( we both noticed this ) when she took our drink and food order. When she brought our food, we were pleasantly surprised when she became very pleasant and conversational with a big smile. When we were in the middle of dessert, the third personality suddenly appeared. The pleasant persona was gone and replaced with indifference. She brought the bill when we were still eating and seemed ready for us to quickly finish our food, pay and leave ( the restaurant was probably 20% full at this time). We noticed her deadpan expression and sigh when we asked for a box for the remainder of our desserts. There were a few other things that we noticed such as trying to grab the bill off the table before I had a chance to put the gratuity on...empty water and ice tea glasses, etc......
For me, service is as important if not more as food quality and preparation. I can't speak for my friend, but the total experience yesterday ( food, service and price) is not one that I plan to repeat.
The Grand Finale has been our favorite spot since we discovered it 24 years ago. We have never been disappointed. We have enjoyed dinner with three generations of our family and everyone found something on the menu that they loved. It is always a dilemma as the evening ends whether to go with The Puff for dessert or try something different. If you are unsure - go for The Puff! It sounds like a simple dessert, but the berries are always perfectly ripe - in and out of season - and the balance is just right with the homemade hot fudge, ice cream, whipped cream and puff pastry. You might think this would be a heavy dessert, but it isn't. We usually share one between us and leave very satisfied. Be good to yourself and visit The Gran Finale and order the fillet mignon with Bearnaise sauce, a mushroom crepe and the house salad with avocado dressing. You will be so glad you did!
Food and atmosphere was great. Service was average -- our server would disappear for long periods of time (example: took 20 min to get our first drinks, finished them and she didn't return for another 15 minutes to even check on us, and this continued through the evening after dropping off our meal, etc). We were concerned about even ordering dessert because didn't know how long it would take and then to even get the check, so we asked for the check to be brought same time as dessert (which again, did take a while). We were seated at 5:30 and the restaurant was not full and server did not appear to be extremely busy. Nor did the server ever acknowledge or apologize for her long delays between drinks, food....
The ambiance was lovely, as always. Our server was friendly, efficient and accommodating. Our food was outstanding and served in a pleasing manner. The desserts, the "grand finale", were to die for! Portions were large, food was hot, tasty, and served quickly. What a treat of a day!
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