We had a nice time during our meal. The bread was kind of hard, as was the butter. The side salad was pretty good. One in our group ordered the Avocado Chicken Salad and liked it, although it looked like it was primarily fruit. Another in our group ordered the Ahi Tuna and thoroughly enjoyed it. Two of us ordered the Chicken Breast Pot Pie. It looked beautiful coming to the table. Unfortunately the giant puff pastry on top exploded all over the table when you tried to get a bite of it, the pot pie was not warm in the middle, and it was completely unseasoned. We both left over half of it uneaten. The prices are great for the serving sizes though.
Such a lovely setting in the “garden room”, twinkling lights and snow falling. Delicious food- unique crepes which are hard to find and filets cooked to order. Crazy sized, decadent dessert. Our server was right on in her recommendations and attention. Hadn’t been in several years and will return more often.
Exceptional experience & plan on going again very soon.
Love Grand Finale for lunch and dinner but the Sunday brunch was not good. Food was cold and nothing as good as lunch and dinner. Definitely a yes for lunch and dinner but a definite no for Sunday brunch.
Brunch buffet was a real treat. What a nice place to celebrate at.
First, the online reservation system works great. I have been a patron several times. Diverse menu, great specials and over the top desserts. Great ambiance.
My husband and I were regular patrons of the Grand Finale for many years. After moving further away, it had been 10 or more years since our last visit. It was such a nice evening to be in the Grand surroundings and the food is still excellent. It hasn't changed which overall is a good thing, but the entrance and restrooms do need to be updated. There is one thing to be nostalgic as most of the Grand is, but the entrance and restrooms are simply old and worn out. Still you won't be disappointed.
Great evening at Grand Finale celebrating friends birthdays. Food was excellent and desserts divine. I would recommend this restaurant especially for special occasions.
For years and years we’ve enjoyed the grand finale. For lunch for dinner for after dinner desserts it’s all great
We were in town visiting family and thought we'd try a local restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. Will dine there again.
Food was good, the special menu was a good value. Service slow even when told wait staff we had theater tickets.
The food and service are always impeccable at The Grand Finale. This visit was a special occasion and we had a reservation at 1130 to beat the lunch crowd - little did we know the lunch crowd was going to be a large party of 25 or so who came in almost right after us, and sat at all the tables surrounding our table. What a disappointment for our nice quiet luncheon. I only wish the hostess had seated us in one of their nice quiet rooms and had the large party enjoy the main dining room
My moms birthday
I love Grand Finale and have for years. They have top notch servers and a great menu. That said, the brunch is underwhelming, especially in comparison to their delicious dinners and lunches. The hot items on the buffet were dried out (especially the crepes and quiche -- two items Grand Finale is known for. That said, the dessert items were as delicious as one would expect. I will definitely be back for dinner, lunch, and/or dessert. But will likely pass on brunch here for a while.
Went here for brunch as it's listed as one of the top brunch spots in the Cincinnati area. the atmosphere was very cozy and inviting, and there were ample heaters in the area where we were seated, so for once in a restaurant I wasn't cold, which was fantastic. We started by ordering a couple alcoholic drinks which we didn't enjoy at all, should have stuck with the free juice that comes with the meal. We ordered the blueberry wheat pancakes which are made to order (no additional cost) but they were a bit dry and not very flavorful. The buffet offerings were just okay, standard scrambled eggs, a poached egg with holandaise that was probably the best thing on the bar, Chicken a la King, steamed veggies, only one crepe offering, mushroom, which was disappointing as they advertise themselves as being famous for their crepes, bacon, sausage links that were sitting in a pan of water, and various pastry options that weren't anything to write home about. Our server was very nice when serving us, but once we finished eating and our final plates were cleared, it took about 20 minutes before she returned with our check. Overall, it was an okay dining experience, but not one that made me want to visit this restaurant again.
The food offered at the Sunday brunch has changed. We all greatly missed the mushrooms and the great waffles that were offered at previous times there. The pancakes that replaced those were not great. Appreciated the real maple syrup. The fresh fruit bowls were just OK in variety, very little pineapple and the melon was hard and under ripe. Strawberries were good. We left feeling it was missing some of the reasons we had voted to return. This brunch is fairly high in cost and the consensus of opinion was to try another restaurant next time.
Excellent service. Large portions and very good. Cheese cake was the best we ever had. Would definitely recommend dining here.
Our service was amazing, and I loved the ambiance! We stopped at the bar across the street before dinner, which was fun too! Owned by the same people.
I always enjoy coming to Grand Finale. Such a gem!
Wonderful service from Kate with excellent food. Best dessert ever.
I have only eaten here twice in the last year, but the food and the service are very good
Grande Finale...still Cincinnati's best restaurant after over 35 years. Food, service and ambience all great ...and reasonable prices...can't beat that.
Always a great place to enjoy a delicious meal with very fine service.
We went to the Sunday brunch. Our reservation was at 1 PM and the food was drying out, not a good selection due to things not being refilled. Our waitress was very slow and not attentive to our table. We were disappointed.
Delicious as always! Do not pass on dessert even if you have to take it home. Added lobster tail to my dinner and was pleased with the size. Ask for a window table.
Our group of ladies were more than pleased with our visit. The food was delicious and Brian our server was excellent. He made us all feel special!
It was a ladies lunch to celebrate a birthday. Our server (I apologize because I don’t remember her name) was professional and friendly, observant but not intrusive. The Bloody Mary’s were perfect! The food was absolutely delicious! Dessert was divine! Lovely atmosphere! We will be back!
Enjoy the beautiful porch/patio dining room
Everything was great except for the bleu cheese dressing on the iceberg wedge. It was watery and kind of tasteless.
Celebrated our grandson’s seventeenth Birthday. We were there for Brunch and it was fantastic as always. Grand Finale always delivers; never disappoints.
We always love coming to the Grand Finale for special occasions. It's always pleasant, with good food and good service!
Everything about our dinner was perfect! The food never disappoints—but the service was amazing tonight. I know my guests will always have a great eating experience.
I’m on a crazy low carb, no sugar diet waiter when above and beyond to accommodate me. Desserts are amazing, killed me not to order one but friends from out of town enjoyed!!!
As usual, this little place is so sweet. Food is great-ambiance is perfect. Always a great choice for any occasion.
Great selection of creative, healthy entrees. Nice, quiet atmosphere, perfect for catching up with friends. Waitress was great - perfect balance of attentiveness and allowing us to chat.
Waiter was lovely. One of the few places you can get a delicious crepe!
I was disappointed in the food, even in the desserts. I had not been there for over twenty years since we did not live in Ohio for that period. We looked forward to our lunch there last Saturday. Surely, it was better in the nineties, or we would not have been so happy to make your acquaintance again. To enjoy our walk down memory lane. If someone asked me how I liked the food, I would have to say, "Meh."
Great food and service