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
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!
Fabulous Service & Food
As always Grand Finale provided as with wonderful service - helpful with a smile - and fabulous food. As the name suggests, we all had wonderful desserts to top off the evening.
Nice restaurant. Nice and cozy. Small an ...
Nice restaurant. Nice and cozy. Small and very historic. An epic restaurant. Food was good. But my wife didn't like the smoothie drink. The ice are thick and not so called smoothie. Server need to smile a little more. Overall. My wife and I had a great time. Thank you Grand Finale.
The food was excellent including the dai ...
The food was excellent including the daily special of blackened halibut. The food was presented well and prepared to perfection! We were not disappointed!!
The service was impeccable. I was treate ...
The service was impeccable. I was treated like I was the only patron in the restaurant
Both the food as well as the service were wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
took my friend for bday lunch. It was even better than I remember
Old fashioned value and great food.
What a fabulous find in Glendale. This restaurant is situated in a lovely historic house filled with antiques. The service is old fashioned friendly and attentive in all the best ways. Try the onion soup with onion strings on the top of the cheese - decadently delicious. Lots of interesting options on the menu to choose from , including some traditional items like Steak Oscar. Prices are on the low side for the most part and there is an incredible daily special serving two meals with wine for $40. We didn't choose this as there were too many other interesting items we wanted to order.
Great, well established, neighborhood restaurant
Grand Finale has been around for a long time. The building is an old saloon/store that was converted to a restaurant in the 70's. Everything is old school and the food is very well prepared. I think they are trying to avoid getting "snobby" but everything has a unique vibe to it and the staff is super friendly. This is more of a family restaurant, I wouldn't bring a noisy bachelor party.
As always great food and service.
As always great food and service.
We enjoy eating here to break from the usual places we enjoy. We have very special memories of eating here in the 38 years we have been together with our daughter, our parents and close friends. It maintains the same level of excellence over these many years as well as keeping an updated menu. Great service underlies it all, no matter how long the person has worked there. Thanks.
Always a memory!
Grand Finale is a place you can make memories. It's quaint, decorated tastefully and you feel at home. The wait staff is always friendly and efficient, the food delicious and we are never disappointed . Some things pricy but you can always find something to fit your budget! Recommend highly . They also have specials with full bottles of wine for two!
Always a treat. Been our fav over 20 yea ...
Always a treat. Been our fav over 20 years. Great food, ambience and service. Always look fwd to a return.
I had a fonder memory of the buffet at Grand Finale than the dxperience I had last sunday. It was my mother's 88th birthday and we wsnted to do something special. Thr brunch at Grand Finale came to mind. From the monent we walked in, it was unpleasant. When you open the door you are immediately hit with thr smell if the bathrooms since they are located where you wait for your table. We had a reservation, and since it was brunch, we only needed dtinks from our server. However, we still dudnt see him at the table for several minutes, and he proceded to firget our coffee! Hello, brunch?! The food was average. No pancakes on the buffet, so my kids were dusappointed and didnt eat much. The potatoes were minced, just terrible. The tiny desserts were nice. Just small enough so you could have a bite of everything. Probably wont go back.
Food was very good. Service was excellent. Only complaint was my Bloody Mary was weak for me. Quit, great for conversations
The Grand Finale has lost its luster. The furnishings look tired. The location of the restrooms and their accompanying odor are offensive upon entering and leaving the restaurant. The wait staff was not attentive. The salad was never that good and after at least 30 years it's outdated. The rolls were cold and dry. The filet steak special was perfectly done and tasted great. The chocolate cordial pie is still good. It was an expensive evening for a very average experience.
A Long Time Establishment
Been having dinner at Grand Finale for well over 40 years. A great place to relax and enjoy company as well as the food. Always a friendly place and the service is excellent.
What a gem
We celebrated my sisters 60th birthday. I was a little nervous able having a buffet brunch but we were all thrilled with the upscale choice at the buffet and the staff was exceptional.
I'm Going back
My dining companion, an old high school chum, and I had the dinner crepes and they were perfect. We had asked for a quiet corner, as we had some catching up to do and told them that we might linger. Service was there when we wanted it and they did not rush us out. Bread pudding for desert was also perfect.
It's Our Special Place Restaurant
We started going to the The Grand Finale shortly after they opened 40 years ago. It was a great restaurant then and after all these years, the level of every detail ranks them at the top of our special places to get away! The cuisine is amazing and the staff are real professionals! The wait staff is so well tuned that we frequently tell people that this is the place that every restaurant owner needs to send their new wait staff for inservice! It's not just the amazing food and fabulous desserts that keeps people coming back! It's that perfect balance of food, service and value. What's very commendable is that the prices are comparable to other average to mediocre establishments. Why go to those other places when The Grand Finale is a class act and it's right around the corner?
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