Grand Finale Restaurant

4.7
2403 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 2403 people are saying
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jdgpe1
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were late for our reservation due to car trouble. They were most gracious and understanding (probably because they were not real busy). Good food served expeditiously. Attentive service.

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Lcshanks
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazingggg food…
Best cheesecake my husband & I have ever had…..
oh & try the red raspberry martini… amazing too.

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JeffS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Finale is a great place for a family gathering or an intimate birthday/anniversary dinner. The service is always excellent and the food top-notch. Just be sure to save room for their signature desserts!

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BillC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Grand Finale many times. We are never disappointed.

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MichaelG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service were great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good however website does not reflect the new menu or higher prices. Wish they'd bring back Tenderloin Benedict. Everyone I know said it was the best anywhere.

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StephanieH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food every time! I longtime favorite.

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Lucy
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here in many years. Always enjoyed it and really enjoyed it again. Will keep in mind and return again. Food was fresh and hot and very good. Dessert was amazing, had the Chocolate Paradise and it was! Service was delightful. Hope to return soon.

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LisaG
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant with lots of ambiance and the food was delicious I would highly recommend the Dutch apple cheesecake

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

It's good but they need to bring back the Tenderloin Benedict.
It was the BEST. They keep telling me they are but it's not happening. 😒

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Party of 7, served in small table has no elbow room. and floor was wedged in between the table. Bath room was very nasty look like no one cleaned. Coke was flat and taste like tap water.

Floor carpet is stained so bad.
At least server was pretty good, but food, not good for that price.
Price we paid, we should not seen the kitchen workers smoking at the back door.

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Jane
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our food was delicious as it always is when we go here. It is our go to restaurant to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.

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KentB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining here!!! We opted to dine on the Dinner for TWO option. Portions were abundant, very juicy and perfectly cooked. Our server Jayah H was terrific. Support staff was very attentive also. Look forward to going back soon!! We werecelebrating our"21st" Anniversary. They made it very "Special"

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tonyc
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kinasha really took care of us

Everyone wished us a happy anniversary

Highly recommend the Grande Finale

Thanks for a wonderful afternoon

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CharlesC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the waitress/server was excellent

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vipShoppr
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

In this time of COVID, to witness not one single server or floor staff wearing a mask was unconscionable. Many guests were older; many guests came in wearing masks. To have so little regard for the customer was flat out disgusting. For that reason alone, we shall not return. Plus I’ve also noticed, over the years, a slide in food preparation. Have been a guest there since they opened their doors. We’re done.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

It was my mother’s birthday & the server offered nothing special for her. Normally this would be fine but the table next to us was celebrating a birthday so it was awkward. The food was wonderful as always.

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vipRudyL
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual! It is a great value for the quality of the food and service! It’s been awhile since we have eaten here and I forgot how unique and delicious their dishes were! We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

10th Anniversary. Good value for the quality and quantity of items. Server was great.

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RecH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Finale is a gem tucked away in a good neighborhood of Cincinnati, historic Glendale. I'm grateful for the comfortable atmosphere which makes a good backdrop for reconnecting with friends and family. The food is delicious. It has enough wow factor to make you feel treated, but not so pretentious as to be stuffy. I so wanted to stay for dessert, but alas, work called. I will treat myself to dessert next time because I've heard they are legendary. The wait staff was helpful and friendly and I would definitely come here again!

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BecC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint, quiet, and great food! Drove 40 minutes with my mother, and worth the drive.

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lynnb
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Love the crepes and the desserts.

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Frenchie45
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I and my two friends truly enjoyed our dinner at Grand Finale Restaurant. Each of us has been coming to the restaurant for many years because we fondly remember the wonderful crepe dishes and other tasty menu items. We've always enjoyed the old fashioned decor in the restaurant, from the tin ceilings to the old mantle and the floral wallpaper with Mrs. Youse's original oil paintings on the walls. However, while our dinners were delicious and just as we remembered them to be, the restaurant is in need of redecoration, repainting, cleaning and a general "refreshening." The lovely oil paintings are gone, the upholstered bench in the entry way definitely needs some attention and the wallpaper throughout the restaurant needs to be re-done. The ladies' restroom needs to be remodeled from floor to ceiling.
I understand that the restaurant business has had great challenges due to the Covid epidemic when everything was closed and employees moved to other jobs, and I realize that it takes a great deal of money to re-decorate a historic restaurant, but I would hate for grand Finale to slip downhill and lose customers due to lack of cleanliness and attention to detail. I will continue to enjoy lunches and dinners there, but I hope that someone can step up to remodel this restaurant treasure.

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vipTHECORNERBOOTH
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun afternoon at a unique restaurant! Salads were delicious. Entrees were yummy. And servings were incredibly generous for the price. Highly recommend this restaurant's unique menu, excellent service and relaxed ambience.

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JodieC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

It's been along time since we ate there. As for food, nothing special that can't be bought elsewhere. We were so disappointed on the deserts. Nothing like they use to be. We took ours to go and for the cost, we got slivers of pieces, Def not worth the cost. We may return some day, but not this year.
My drink order was maybe 3 sips and that was all, barely a drink, the martini glass was barely half full.

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WayneH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Finale is always an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. They are, without a doubt, the finest restaurant in the greater Cincinnati area. You'll never go wrong with a reservation there.

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DavidV
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate, The Russian, as she told us was fantastic. The food was fantastic. Keep up the great job!
We don’t go to Grand Finale very often and for specific reasons. We like to go there when we have a celebration. On September 16 we went for our anniversary, and as always, it was very special. The food, the service, the ambience have always been top rated. The blending of the spices in the food- it’s much like a five star restaurant… It’s that good! We highly recommend going there anytime. We decided that we must try their brunch someday and we will. Keep up the fantastic work! The entire team is excellent. Even when we were leaving and the staff who were on break said to us…have a good evening. How many staff members do that today? That shows that they enjoy their job thank you thank you thank you! We will return soon!! 👍❤️ David and Regina

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squirebrandy
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding, food, service and atmosphere

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Leven
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Traditional menu with fresh, house made items. Good vegetarian options, fresh herbs are used in salad dressings and dishes. Excellent variety of desserts. Great ambiance in an old house setting. My only negative comment would be the restroom. Needs updating, and sometimes an off odor.

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AnikaO
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Fast and attentive service. Friendly staff. Beautiful restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. It was terrific.

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JadeS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We ate in the Garden Room. The server was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent.

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vipMelissaG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. The crab cake appetizer comes with a delicious sweet corn mustard chilled sauce that is delicious. The seafood crepes were wonderful. We couldn’t decide on a dessert so we tried both the white chocolate mousse with raspberries AND a cheesecake sampler. Everything was so incredible. The mousse was light and the raspberries were perfectly ripe. And the cheesecake is phenomenal. The best graham cracker crumb crust and creamy delicious cheese cake on top - we sampled the cherry, apple cinnamon, and original. Still can’t decide which was best.

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always excellent here. We were celebrating 2 60th birthdays and every thing went well.

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marjoy
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!

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Miga
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh Cobb salad with homemade rolls

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RIckG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Finale is our favorite spot to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries- the food is always well prepared and the desserts, especially cheesecakes, are wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were traveling with friends who had been here 20 years ago!!! They raved about the restaurant 20 years ago, as well as now!!! Excellent experience!!! Will be back!!

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LilysMom
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I go to grand finale for the cheesecake. It is the very best! I eat alight lunch so I can eat a piece of cheesecake. And then I also take a second piece to eat at home. The flavor of the day was Cherry. A new flavor. It is excellent. Maybe one of my favorites now.

My companions all ordered the seafood of the day which was salmon cakes. They all gave it raves and they all ordered different desserts which were all just great!

One of our favorite places. Keep up the good work!!!😁😊🥰😍

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 2403 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.