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Grand Finale Restaurant

4.7
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1986 Reviews
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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 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1986 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PattiB
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress = outstanding, Food = outstanding, Service = outstanding

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AmieS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

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JasonD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Father in law’s birthday

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FleetF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dining at Grand Finale is always an enjoyable experience. It has become my go to for both business and pleasure.

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Sherry
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been driving to Grand Finale for 30+ years from Columbus, Oh. The food, atmosphere & service have always been exceptional. We love the Ginger Chicken, a dish we have never found at any other restaurant, prepared the way Grand Finale does it. Their dinners have always included a salad & a side. It is hard to choose between the crepes & au gratin potatoes for the side as they are both wonderful. We are hoping that after the Covid virus slows down, they will be able to bring back their Sunday brunch. There was so much delicious food & desserts on the buffet that you didn't have to eat again for several days.

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BALLEN
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New smaller plates are great. Always superb food and service. Thank you for many years of happy memories and great meals.

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vipBlueberry
Indiana
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed this superb restaurant for over 35 years, and the quality of the food and wine never fails to impress. Excellent spacing, staff fully masked, all appropriate precautions taken. We did not leave a crumb from any of the three courses. Outstanding meal and service!

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PatL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Finale did a great job of social distancing and the waitress was supert.

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MikeF
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my adult children. All of us enjoyed the food, servers were friendly and efficient. The food is not what you get everywhere else. I had a great pork chop with homemade barbeque sauce. Everyone should try the crepes and the deserts, especially the white chocolate moose with berries.

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DeborahS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the seafood crepe and salad, and of course, the cheesecake with strawberries.
everything was delicious, and the waitress was very helpful, asking if i wanted a refill on my iced coffee, then bringing it out shortly after. She checked with us, often, and was very pleasant. Grand finale is my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

This place was just plain bizarre. The decor was a mix of your grandmas house, a circus and a thrift store. The food was meh- my steak had zero seasoning and my husbands pasta COVERED in oil. Expensive for the food not being good. One of the servers had slippers and shower cap on. It was dead silent. It was one of the most bizarre dining experiences my husband and I have ever had.

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PastaPapa
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice! The place is unique. The food and service were great! This was only the second time we have dined in a restaurant in months. We were glad to see all Covid guidelines were being followed by staff and other customers. I’m sure the owners and servers wished they had a higher volume of business on a Saturday evening, but it made us feel more at ease.

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libbym
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good, nothing special. Staff was ok, did not suggest any specialties. Nothing special

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vipBearcatDiner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!! One of our all time favs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Celebrating Anniversary and intending to return next year.

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TimG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited in the afternoon. We felt very safe, food and service were perfect. I had crab cakes, and my wife had the salmon cakes. The white chocolate mousse with raspberries was a wonderful ending to a great meal

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vipKathyS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wonderful, prices are great for the quality of the food. Service is wonderful. We have been dining at Grand Finale for the past 20 years.

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PhilW
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I dined here for our 36th anniversary. We enjoyed our meal as both the food and service were very good. We especially enjoyed the location as the church in which we were married is right across the street! Couldn’t have been a more beautiful evening!

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vipKImmyrenee
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at the lovely Grand Finale tonight. The restaurant is doing everything right to keep all safe and we were able to relax and celebrate our daughter’s birthday! Karen was our server and was just wonderful. The shrimp cocktail and deviled eggs were amazing and the salmon on the specials menu was cooked to perfection. Birthday girl is gluten free and she had many choices tonight which was much appreciated. For dessert , we had the berry cup, the bananas foster and my personal favorite, the delicious white chocolate mousse with raspberries served in a wine glass. We can’t wait to return!

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MarkS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This would be a great place to have a dinner date.

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vipHungry
Cincinnati
50 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS EXCELLENT!!

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MaryAnneW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and great service.

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Foodie
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

I always pass this place so decided to make a reservation and check it out. Coming into the building the décor was old school vintage and charming. The hostess led us to our table by the window which was nice.

Our server came over to our table, and was not very warm. We quickly ordered appetizers and cocktails and after waiting a bit were informed because of a large party all the appetizers were sold out. Unless you wanted Artichoke dip.... So we ordered dinner. The cocktails were fair, nothing to brag about and not great enough to come back for.

I'll just say I am not sure a "chef" is working in the kitchen. The food was bland, and tasted like someone who cooked it was either unexperienced or didn't care at all. I ordered the shrimp and grits and my boyfriend had the rack of lamb medium rare. I had the "just veggies" which consisted of two pieces of broccoli a quarter of a raw red pepper 4 or so green beans and a carrot slice on a bread plate , and he had the spinach and cheese crepe. When I say no flavor, I mean- none. Zero seasoning, zero finesse.

The server came to the table a total of three times. Once to greet us and take our order, once to drop off food and once to pick up our check. We had to flag down a busser to receive our check. When asked by our server if everything was ok at the end of the night she offered us complimentary dessert because obviously this place was a huge disappointment. We declined. Over Rated..

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Favorite place to go for Anniversaries, Birthdays etc

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Pickles
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday there for lunch and the service was really good and the food even better. The roasted cauliflower soup was the best soup I have had anywhere in the last 10 years. Unlike most restaurants we feel the Grand Finale is a very good value.

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WayneH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my wife’s sisters had a birthday today so we decided to treat her to lunch at Grand Finale. It is always such a pleasure to eat at grand finale. Can’t wait until next time.

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AdeleL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lovely place has been our favorite for 30 years or more. We spend every anniversary celebration there. This year because of the covid 19 we brought our own candles and flowers. So special.

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MarcM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the server was amazing, attentive and fun. The only thing that detached from the experience at all was a musty smell nearby. Couldn’t find the source but it was quite noticeable.

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JoeR
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service as expected

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious as usual and service was wonderful as usual.

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STEPHENC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grand Finale remains our go-to restaurant for special events or to impress new visitors! We love the food (especially the Ginger Chicken and Spinach Crepe), but we do need to eat less to leave room for their awesome desserts!

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Chris
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for years and is still so worthy. Always a great experience!

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Pickles
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our neighborhood favorite. We love it. Even during the pandemic they produced quality food you could pick up! We have standing reservations on Christmas Eve. We do not ever miss our opportunity to enjoy a great meal. You always feel you are getting value for your money. It is not just another "better" restaurant. They are very affordable. There is no better cheesecake.

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StephenJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The best French onion soup in the area! We had the puff for dessert and took the chocolate cordial pie to go.

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HShappy
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience even during this virus issue.

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vipSharonvilleLisa58
Cincinnati
75 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Grand Finale....the Crepes are to die for and the Avocado Salad Dressing is my favorite...

The service is wonderful and they are doing a great job with the safety aspect even though it is a small restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Karen is incredible!!

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CaitlinM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. The crepes were outstanding.

FAQs

Grand Finale Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Grand Finale Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 771-5925.

Grand Finale Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1986 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.