Grand Finale Restaurant

4.7
2024 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Grand Finale Restaurant opened 1975. Nestled in the Historic Village of Glendale, we offer steaks, chicken, seafood, pastas, crepes, salads and homemade desserts. Find a nice selection of cocktails, beer & wine. Enjoy the informal charm of a cozy atmosphere which also features a French Quarter styled courtyard that is one-of-a-kind. 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 and has been noted in Dining Secrets of Indiana and Dave Hunter’s nationally acclaimed travel guide “Along Interstate 75”.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2024 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKathyK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy spot for lunch. Service was awesome. Sit in the back by the patio if you can.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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maryt
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was socially distant. Nice quiet atmosphere. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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vipFatfrumeating
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good visit.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Delicious meals. Wish we lived closer than 130 miles.

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vipSherryL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great service. Always a delight!!

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Mainz
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a very nice place to meet friends and have a relaxing meal. The food is excellent.

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vipThomasH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice menu options- lovely old house- crepes and steaks both delicious- disappointed with chocolate "pie"

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vipSharonvilleLisa58
Cincinnati
81 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Grand Finale has been in existence for a very long time...I now know why. We have just recently rediscovered Grand Finale in an attempt to support locally owned restaurants...and this one is Awesome !! Nice variety of food...the service is always very good and the prices are very reasonable for what you get...the crepes are SUPER GOOD !!

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vipCVGJetGuy
Cincinnati
131 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Flawlessly prepared dishes. Attentive but not obtrusive service. Creative menu offerings.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went here for girlfriends birthday. Very nice place, but food was not good. Was extremely disappointed as this place was highly recommended. I ordered filet and shrimp, along with a salad. Salad and dressing was not good, ordered filet medium, came out medium rare, (which was fine) but the filet itself was terrible. Was extremely disappointed with the desert as well.

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Catskins
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner reservation was early and we were seated promptly. One of the servers filled our water glasses immediately and our assigned server appeared ready to help. We ordered the artichoke appetizer and it was delicious. The entree was outstanding and we both ended up taking a portion home. The fact that bread (homemade rolls) and a salad were included was a bonus. The avocado dressing was a surprise on the positive side. The staff was attentive and professional. Kudos to The Grand Finale.

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vipsuzi
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The lamb was extremely tough !! Could not eat

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MaryD
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Finale is my go to restaurant when I want a special treat for lunch or dinner. The food choices are delicious, but the desserts are superb and big enough to share! The wait staff always makes you feel special, and glad that you came to their Victorian home.

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DougL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here many times.atmosphere was tranquil, quiet , intimate, just what we wanted . Kate our waitress was wonderful. overall another superb supper at the most underrated restaruant in Cincinnati.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Salmon dish cooked just right.
Spinach crepes were delicious.

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MikeS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have noticed some changes. The fruit plate is smaller, no avocados on the salad (sprouts were discontinued long time ago), iceberg lettuce was used, scallops are not on the menu, no more fried onions on the steak dish (can't remember what it is called), and maybe others. This is our favorite restaurant but one we tend to use mainly for special occasions due to price. I assume these changes are due to Covid so we understand. We want Grand Finale to be around for the rest of our lives and our children's and beyond. We continue to support you through this pandemic mess. If we were richer we would be there every week. Wishing you much success!

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent from salad to dessert! A great place to celebrate our anniversary.

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vipBiskit
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late lunch and it was wonderful!

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janice
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Tables in use were spread apart to comply with social distancing rules. We had crepes for lunch, which were good, but I've had better. They were a little watery, but the accompanying salad was excellent--almost a meal in itself. Dressing was excellent too.

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Brandiec
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand finale is always amazing. The crab cake appetizer was delicious, filet mignon melts in your mouth, mushroom crepe is a favorite. I Always get the white chocolate mousse with raspberries for dessert, its fantastic. I also got the special oreo cheesecake with vanilla sauce to take home and omg it was the best cheesecake I've ever had. Chef's kiss!! The service and food is always amazing. I have been going every year for my birthday and will continue that tradition for many years to come!!

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CarlB
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

It's been awhile since we've been. The service was average but the server was very personable. Crab cake appetizer was good but tiny for the money. My rack of lamb was small and tough. The cheese cake was very good. But this kind of money I expected better quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated a friends birthday and it was excellent!

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Elena
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a fair price. We had ginger chicken, mushroom crepes, and French onion soup. Lots of attention to sanitization and social distancing. Chocolate cordial pie is divine! I live out of town and try to get to Grand Finale At least once a year!

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KimS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Med Salmon salad! Desserts are fantastic, too. Thank you!

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SueR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS AND VERY HOT. LARGE SERVINGS. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT

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AnneM
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👍🏻 great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming to The Grande for years, They have the restaurant set up nicely to accommodate for the virus, you still feel like you are enjoying a nice meal out, but not in a jammed packed place. Food was wonderful like always. Highly recommend.

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June
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Finale is our favorite restaurant to celebrate special occasions because the food is always great, the staff attentive and the atmosphere comfortable with class. I recommend the seafood crepes, the house salad with avocado dressing is wonderful, and I can never resist ordering the chocolate cordial pie for dessert.

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Genesis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Food was reasonably priced. Nice area

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40yearslater
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff brought their A-game: kitchen staff nailed it, servers were attentive at just the right level. Great time.

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Shon
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Grand Finale. A very nice small and quaint restaurant. Food is excellent. Definitely recommend!

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MelodyM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a nice lunch with excellent service provided by Carla!

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JennyH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was my first time at Grand Finale. The food was amazing and the waitress was exceptional. The atmosphere was charming until a large party was seated right behind us and they were loud, this would be the only complaint that I would have. I would definitely return and recommend.

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PatriciaA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside in the garden. Our waitress was top notch!
Could not have asked for more!

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jeepnut
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food if you like Crepes. Large portions and prepared hot and delicious. Desserts big enough for 2-4 people. Very friendly staff and owner was very active in the room.

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PattiB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress = outstanding, Food = outstanding, Service = outstanding

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AmieS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Finale has always been a great restaurant, but during these times of COVID, they have stepped up even more to make their customers feel safe and still provide the best food and service around. A new entrance, and tables are spaced beautifully. Thank you for having a place we can still celebrate a little, in the safe way!

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KayCee
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice late dinner with family. Hadn't been there in awhile since we moved out of town. So glad to see our old favorite chicken ginger on the menu. Seafood crepes really good too. My only issue is that one of the staff was wearing a political themed mask... When going out to eat, you want to just relax and enjoy good food...

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BarbaraY
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! The food is always excellent. I had the chicken pot pie. My husband had shrimp and grits and my son had a seafood linguini. The service was excellent. The only negative is that it was very cold in the restaurant.

FAQs

Grand Finale Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 771-5925.

Grand Finale Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2024 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.