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
Grand Finale just seems to get better ev ...
Grand Finale just seems to get better every time we visit. I look anticipate how great the food will be and then it winds up being even better. I love the crepes and the desserts can't be beat. I highly recommend you not miss this unique dining experience.
The entree selection was varied such tha ...
The entree selection was varied such that everyone in the group was able to select something they would enjoy. The service was excellent. The server was attentive, yet not constantly hovering over us. Since the dining time was mid-evening, the dining room was not crowded. We wre able to talk freely, and not have to content with crowd noise. A minor complaint was that the person served the Chicken Duo noted the flavor was unique and delicious, however came out luke warm, and became cold rather quickly. Otherwies, it was a good experience.
We have been visiting the Grand Finale f ...
We have been visiting the Grand Finale for 30 years. I started taking my daughter there for lunch when she was in college. It was a shopping & special lunch day. My husband and I go occasionally also. Only place in Cincinnati that we eat at. We have never been disappointed in their food or the choices we have made. Desserts are outstanding and crepes wonderful.
Service is great and attentive. This time we took friends for Sunday brunch. They loved it too. Wish we lived closer!
It had been a long time since we were at ...
It had been a long time since we were at the GF. Food was as good as ever. Our waitress Ashley a bit overmatched by the number of tables she tended to, but we were in no hurry, so it was mostly excellent. She had great friendliness, and always checked back with us that she was attentive and that the food/drink would be coming out shortly. We'll be back sooner than we had been before. Of course, that's the result of too many great restaurants in the Cinci area!
Had the fish special. It wasn't cooked ...
Had the fish special. It wasn't cooked right. Dry. Had a lobster sauce on top that was like water. Waitress said it got diluted from the fish. She got me some sauce on the side and it was thin soon. Needed something for the dry cold fish.
We had leftovers for lunch the next day! ...
We had leftovers for lunch the next day! great portions! I read a few negative reviews and I wondered if this place had changed since I last dined there 2 years ago. But luckily my husband I were just as pleased as we've been other times. For those of you who say it needs an update..the décor is intentional. It is not a modern looking restaurant, it's supposed to look old fashioned.
The scallop appetizer was great as was the seafood linguine and veggies with salmon. For dessert my husband had the flourless chocolate cake and I had the mousse with raspberries. Next time I'll get the flourless cake for dessert as I was quite envious of my husband's choice. Overall it was as great experience. I'd wish the prices were a tad lower but it's never cheap to dine out.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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!😀👌🏻
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