Grand Finale Restaurant

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Grand Finale Restaurant opened 1975. Nestled in the Historic Village of Glendale, we offer steaks, chicken, seafood, pastas, crepes, salads and "Grand Finale" desserts. Find a nice selection of cocktails, beer & wine as well. 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 Buffet 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”.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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LR
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Celebrated our anniversary and they honored my request to sit at the same table my husband proposed at!! As always, the staff is EXCELLENT. My medium steak was overcooked but I chose not to say anything as our server was just the sweetest. We return every year on this date and will definitely continue to do so, as it's such a special place for us. The only issue I would request the management to look into is regarding the entry area and front room - the past couple of visits we've noticed a strange odor in those areas and it's a bit "off-putting" when you enter the restaurant to enjoy a special night out. It's a very old building so it may just need some repairs or attention - other than that, we love how the decor and atmosphere stay the same. Can't wait to return next year!!!!

T
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very tasty but felt like the portion was a bit skimpy (baked scallops with linguini).

LZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Grand Finale used to have great food. Sunday brunch was less than marginal and the service was horrible. It wasn't a holiday or a special day with unusual crowds. Very disappointing.

OT
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, excellent service.

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OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here about 4 times a year for special occasions. As always great food, nice atmosphere, and look forward to our next visit! Wonderful place to dine.

SR
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I'm pretty sure it's one of the nicest places around. The decor and ambience were very cozy. The menu had a lot of tasty sounding options and our choices were very good. The attention from the server could have been better. It took a while to get our cocktails and he didn't check in on us very frequently otherwise it was a nice dinner.

L
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always good; service good. dessert scrumptious as always thanks

DH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is AMAZING! Perfect flavor combos! We will definitely be returning and look forward to trying brunch there.

LC
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is always a great place for lunch or supper. The menu has many choices and the wine list is excellent. I would recommend it for a lovely dining experience.

SS
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in a charming atmosphere.

SB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was bland and not worth the money! Everyone was nice but buffet was small and not really different than any fast food breakfast place?

DW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The is the 5 time we have been here. Loved it the first 4 times. Brought guess with us this time and food was ok. Service was bad. I don’t mind paying the price for good food and service. But when the service is bad you start to question the price. And was embarrassed that I raved about it to my guest. Hope the next time I go they will be better servers.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Celebration

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Brilliant.
Have been coming here since the 70's!

I
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! We were there for Valentine's day and struggled because we love the regular menu, but the specials for valentine's were too good to pass up!

T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint and romantic spot. Good value and great food.

TD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day Dinner

SH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Awesome lobster! Well definately go back❤

d
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service there! The food is amazing and we love the puff dessert!

r
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall we had a very nice experience. The food and atmosphere was great! We would have loved if a few things were different. It did not state on the website we could not order off the dinner menu until 4 p.m. Our reservations were for 3 p.m., so that was disappointing. Also, for the price of the food, we would have expected to be given cloth napkins, instead of paper napkins. We had ordered the Jumbo shrimp off the appetizer menu, which was $10. Not a big deal, if they were jumbo. The shrimp were very tiny. We didn't complain, although we did hear the couple next to us order the same thing. When they got theirs, they did complain, and asked to take them back. They didn't want to spend $10 on four tiny shrimp. I would like to end on a good note, the dessert, and crepes were amazing! I think we will go back and give it another try and order off the dinner menu.

y
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, awesome waiter.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Finale always delivers. I’ve been going there for over 35 years and i still love it.

R
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us went to celebrate a birthday and had a delightful time! Everything was impeccable. The server even brought a birthday dessert since only one of us actually ordered dessert. The server wanted the birthday person to celebrate. What a thoughtful gesture! We all said we would definitely return--the food, ambience, service could not have been better!

BL
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Grand Finale for many years and we have always had a good experience. There has been a change of ownership over those years and it does show. We were disappointed to told upon our seating they were out of several things we would have been interested in ordering (how can you be out at a 5:00 seating when they just opened at 4:30...not good planning). Also, they had removed two of my favorite items from the menu (fried oysters with corn relish & no bread pudding for dinner dessert). Still, I have to give them high marks because the items we ordered were delicious and the service was excellent. We may think twice before driving 40 minutes to find the things we came for are not available though. I will recommend the artichoke fritters!! These are new and were a great surprise to start our meal.

MT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Sunday brunch at Grand Finale. There are so many options and all are SO good.

JT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, food and service. Our favorite restaurant that is still reasonably priced.

JC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal for all four of us. Filet was perfect, sirloin was excellent, lamb was imported from New Zealand and was tasty. Excellent service. All desserts were great too. Will definitely be back.

AF
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Sat dead center of the main dining room. Table was ready. Server was immediately there. Wines was served along with bread. Orders were taken quite a while after the wine arrived. Food was served in a reasonable amount of time after ordering. Desserts and coffee was spot on. Food was hot, but not overwhelming in taste or presentation. The Grand Finale has been my family's go-to place for special events for 40+ years. We were some of the very first customers.

EC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Grand Finale about twice a year. I always have the twin lobster tails as they are always excellent. There is no place better and I have ordered them many places around the country. They are tender and sweet and I believe they get them from South Africa. My husband got the filet as he always has a steak of some kind. The crepes were superb. Even the salads are supreme with all the ingredients. The atmosphere and service are always top notch. I consider this restaurant the best and it’s my favorite.

MI
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Natalie was the best. We enjoyed her friendliness. One of the nicest and most helpful. The food (salmon and cod) was excellent. Dining at the Grand Finale is always a pleasure.

MW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Finale always impresses us with their service and amazing food and desserts!

LC
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a great place for a quiet, laid back dinner. A lot of food choices on the menu and the drinks are fantastic!

GP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the homey atmosphere and charming character, and the food is great! Service was exceptional.

SL
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a great place for a special lunch or dinner. It is truly a one of a kind place both atmosphere and menu. Just love going with friends....Had a great lunch with great friends...

s
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, very nice brunch.

BS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

My big complaint was that the buss people were grabbing at your plates before you could finish.
I had the impression that they wanted to clear everything so they could go home. On the plus
side the cheese cake was EXCELLENT!

OT
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Finale is the absolute best. It is our favorite restaurant. Any celebration 🍾, it’s our go to!! Special thanks to Virginia and Margie ❤️
Thank you, Grand Finale 😉

TB
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

d
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grand Finale never disappoints!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always-