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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M
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Julie was our server. She was great. She even laughed at our jokes.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife really likes The Grand Finale and asks to go there whenever we have a special occasion. Service is excellent, as usual, and the food was very good. We usually get a table overlooking the courtyard and enjoy dinner and good conversation. Area is quiet and not crowded.

GR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous! Cozy restaurant in an old house. Save room for dessert- they are to die for!

SJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the few places to still get crepes which are always good.
Good value for upscale lunch

RW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Friendly service with good food. The deal they offer is a good value equation.

NM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back.

JR
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my Birthday and the food was outstanding and service was excellent. We had their special menu offer and selected the sirloin topped with mushrooms and onion straws, mushroom crepe, salad and bottle of wine. You will not be disappointed.

AH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally awesomeness ! Food was amazing! Highly recommend it

BU
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The prices were quite high for food that was somewhat mediocre. The waiter was overwhelmed by the number of people he had to wait on.

LS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Red rapberry martini, salad with many goodies, salmon with lobster sauce, mushroom crepe side, clam chowder, seafood linguini, shared a mixed berry cobbler. Hats off to the chef and pastry chef.

DH
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal. Consistent.

DM
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Sunday brunch was nice but our server only checked on us a few times. She did apologize stating she had other tables in the back. Service was so so...a little disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. The seafood crepe was stuffed full of lobster, scallops and shrimp and the filet was cooked perfectly. We were completely full but the Kahlua chocolate chip cheesecake with a Bailey’s cream sauce was decadent and a must have if it is on the menu.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing!!!!!!!

NG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was terrific. Made our anniversary dinner there very enjoyable.

KW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place for our group, with prompt service and delicious food and a quiet atmosphere so that we could hear each other across the table.

MK
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, yummy food and a great price. We will be back!

M
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always with excellent service. Love the apple cinnamon cheesecake

LR
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

LZ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
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.

EJ
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I’ve ever had. Have been going there since I was a child and it was just as amazing now as it was then. Add their brunch to your bucket list.

k
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, excellent service.

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OT
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020
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 on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
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 on February 20, 2020
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.