Grand Finale Restaurant

4.5
1071 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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”.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Creperie, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
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Phone number
(513) 771-5925
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dave Grady, Fred Mills, Jon Mills
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Private party facilities
Perfect for distinctive Corporate Meetings, Private Celebrations, Birthdays,Showers, Rehearsal Dinners,or any private gathering.
Private Attic Parties accommodate up to 20 Guests
Private Tearoom Parties accommodate up to 30 Guests
Private Courtyard Parties accommodate up to 40 Guests
Menus can be carefully pre-planned or "off the Menu" for groups of 20 or less.
Personalized service, flexible seating arrangements, special accommodations.
Private Sunday Brunch Parties In Attic Gallery and Cabernet Room after 11 AM
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Private party contact
Virginia Chambers, Vicki Raybuck : (513) 771-5925
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Congress
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1071 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

The Grand Finale has been one of my favorite restaurants since childhood. I live behind Kings Island in Deerfield Township and thus restaurant is always in the top three whenever we are going to eat out - special occasion, lunch with friends, quiet dinner . I highly recommend it to anyone - works for any age.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything was absolutely wonderful. Yes, it is a little pricy but believe me it is completely worth every penny! I’ve never left anything less than full and happy. The perfect service is complimented by equally as good food. I’m excited for our next special occasion.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Had not been to this restaurant for several years. Visited again for a special birthday and the Grand Finale did not disappoint. Good food, good quiet ambiance and wonderful service once again. We will be going again soon.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We could not have had a more lovely meal! The service was superb and the food was spectacular.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

My husband and I enjoy the brunch, good food, friendly atmosphere for the family. Food is worth the menu prices.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great food. The crepes are always good and something one does not find on other menus. We always try to eat at Grand Finale whenever we are in Cincinnati.

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1.0Dined on June 15, 2018

poor the grouper was really cod
the place is tired
the bathrooms smell

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always delightful. Chicken Ginger is so good. My husband had aTuna Steak. Delicious. We always end with a wonderful dessert.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

one of our favorite restaurants. food is always delicious - never had anything we didn’t love. staff is experienced, efficient, pleasant and helpful. Cincinnati is a town full of restaurants, but Grand Finale is unique !!!!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Great food great ambiance and great service

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I've been to this restaurant four times so far. Twice for brunch and twice for dinner. The food is always delicious. The brunch has a nice selection and the smaller portions lead to less waste and more options for you to try. Our waitress tonight was Karen and she was an absolute delight. The French onion soup is divine. Wonderful dessert options. The decor in the restaurant adds character. Definitely a restaurant worth visiting.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Had a great time . Excellent atmosphere, service, and overall experience. Would definitely recommend for any occasion.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Food was good but could not enjoy the dinner because a huge blower was blowing cold air at our table for most of the meal.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

My go-to restaurant of choice!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food was excellent, tasty and we'll portioned. Mike, our server is a real professional.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had a lovely time! As a former Cincy resident, I used to come to Grand Finale for all of our special occasions. I moved away 20 yrs ago, but visit occasionally and always make a trip to GF. Thus time I brought friends who'd never been to Cincinnati before and the loved it too. I've been so happy to find that the place has remained consistently excellent. Sometimes you can go home again! We had the divers scallops and chocolate cordial pie for dessert and my friends are new GF fans.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We hadn't been to Grand Finale in years, but it was just as delicious, with some of the old favorites still on the menu. Our server was fantastic, and even though it was pouring down rain outside, inside we were cozy and comfortable and able to enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends. The tuna appetizer was fantastic! The ginger chicken is always a winner. Loved our evening out.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

As usual, great food, superb service and charming atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Laid back upscale ambience. Most agreeable. Laid back upscale ambience. Most agreeable. Laid back upscale ambience. Most agreeable.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Absolutely perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary. This is the 25th-30th time celebrating it at Grand Finale. As always, a very good time. Good food, not rushed, easy to talk.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The food is always great, and the traditional atmosphere (starting with the antique furniture) is calming.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We ate the Sunday brunch. Our scrambled eggs and poached eggs were cold. Food was mediocre for the price. We sat next to a table of screaming kids. The crowd is very rude, pushy, and prudish. We will not be back.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My favorite place to eat! I love the chicken ginger. Every time I am back in Ohio I try to go here. Quiet atmosphere, homie feeling, with great service. I’ve been going here for over ten years and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

A lovely dinner for an anniversary celebration! Great wine list -- we chose Chimney Rock Cabernet, which you don't often see in restaurants. Crepe starters are unique and always delicious, key lime pie for dessert was presented with a celebratory candle, which was a lovely touch. We hadn't been for many years and were so pleased that the ambiance was just as we remembered!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Excellent service, entrees and deserts were outstanding. Courtyard area is the best area for small parties.
Always a place I choose to entertain out of town guests and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

We did the 2 for $44 which was a good value. Two meals and a bottle of wine. We went early and therefore it was quiet and relaxing.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Always has been our" special treat" place to go. Never disappointed. Great ambiance, food, service, and delightful menu...AND DESERTS💕. We will always continue to visit and enjoy. Thanks to the long traditions that continue.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very nice atmosphere with excellent food and service at a value price.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Took a friend to lunch to thank her for helping me after my injury. I couldn’t think of a nicer way to show my gratitude.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Have been going to Grand Finale for 39 years, and every time it has been wonderful with fabulous food, great service and unique ambiance!

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

I am afraid to say that our dining experience was not as good as before.

The place is starting to get rather frayed and in need of a revamp. It does not need to become a souless place but some new carpet and a lick of paint would do wonders.

The food was good, but not outstanding as before. While tasty, the menu needs a revamp too. Saying that, the desserts remain a reason to come here.

Service was good and reasonably quick like before.

Some money needs to be spent to make this the place it was before.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Grand Finale is for celebrations! Excellent food. Impeccable customer service. And my 93-year-old mother most specially treated.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We have made this a yearly reunion and we chose the Grand Finale because of its beauty! Our meals were wonderful and our waiter was one the ball. Thank you for a very nice evening.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food was good. I brought a friend for her first time. The waitress was never around though

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Grand Finale was not my taste, but it definitely has loads of character. It is good for groups and definitely for those that appreciate history. I could see this as an ideal location for a family celebration with older relatives. The location is great. Their only competition that is close is chain fare. The food just wasn't my taste and I thought the prices were very high. That being said- the cheesecake was some of the best I ever had. I get the name Grand Finale...

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Halibut was fine. Soup of the day was delightful. Salads were average. Seafood pasta just ok. Crepes, which are obviously a mainstay given their real estate on the menu were subpar. They should be taken away.
Seating was crowded and cumbersome.
Our waitress however was seasoned at her job.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Mothers day

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Our food was very good and the server was efficient and friendly. We didn't feel pushed to wrap up our meal for the next patron.

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