Grand Finale Restaurant

4.6
1325 reviews
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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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Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as usual. Never had anything bad yet.

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G
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had another great evening at the Grande Finale this past weekend.

We have been going to Grande Finale for years and it has remained a consistently great example of "value" in dining out. Thus venue excels at good entree's, excellent service (many servers have been there for years) in a unique quiet setting with fine art to admire. It is a winning combination which has resulted in one of Cincinnati's favorite dining venues.

We have taken out of town guests to the Grande Finale and it has always been a big hit especially after dinner when the server presents the dessert choices.

This is not a chain but another example of what makes Cincinnati a great dining Mecca.

Greg

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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place to take a special person or to celebrate a special occasion. Grand Finale has kept its longtime favorites like its out-of-this-world cheesecake and chicken duo, but has also refreshed its menu to keep current. The atmosphere lends itself to wonderful conversations and the servers are great.

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E
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere, great service and excellent food.

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DO
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and wonderful service. We couldn't ask for a better evening.

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DH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as usual. We have been going a couple times each year for over 20 years.

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BE
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

HADN'T BEEN THERE IN MANY YEARS. NICE TO KNOW IT HASN'T CHANGED! WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND AWESOME FOOD.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. We have been coming here for years and have had a wonderful experience every time. Would definitely recommend this to anyone one looking for a great place with great food

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c
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday party lunch for 13 people and got a private room without even asking.mit was so nice because it wasn’t a bit noisy.

The server was excellent.

The Christmas decor was still up and we all loved it.

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MR
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress’s timing was perfect and she was entertaining. Good, as always, was excellent. Love the decor in this place possibly my favorite Cincinnati restaurant.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Reservation was made for 12:15. We were on time. Granddaughter added to our reservation at last minute. They said that was not a problem and promptly set her place at our table. Wait staff was excellent!
I was expecting so much more on a Grand Finale Buffett. The offerings were typical.
The only thing different about this buffet? Every item was cold, not even warm! The items meant to be cold, yogurt, etc were not sitting in ice.
3 good things! Wait Staff. The ordered from table blueberry pancakes served warm.
And the bday surprise for my adult daughter. We all had a bite of her Vanilla bean Ice cream w fresh strawberries. She also appreciated no singers or hat on her head.
The buffet area was quite small and close. Grand Finale should rethink the “all you can eat buffet” and go back to what made them great.

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B
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch

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B
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful night! Been going there for 35 years and always the same high quality food and service! Find out for yourself, you won’t be sorry!

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had our after Christmas Dinner with employees and clients at the Grande Finale for 25 years. We have always had an enjoyable time. The food is great and the service exceptional. Thanks.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service (Kate), food prepared perfectly. Always a great dinner and dessert at Grand Finale!

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DS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not enjoyed Grand Finale for a log time but went at the suggestion of a friend for a get together. It was great. The food was absolutely delicious and the Christmas decorations are not to be missed. Will definitely be returning soon.

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s
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Ahi tuna was delicious.

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LL
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

You cancelled our reservation after we had booked it for more than two weeks ahead.

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RE
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for great food. Never been disappointed in the last 34 years in going there for our anniversary. The Lobster is always my choice.

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SC
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Wanted rack of lamb or duck. Alas, not on the special NYE menu. Boo hoo.

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S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a bit disappointed with the limited menu, but understand since it was New Year's Eve. The service was great and the atmosphere was very cozy.

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D
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the New Year's Eve special. Most restaurants severely limit the selection for a holiday prix fixe meal. I was surprised at the number of options made available to us. The food quality here is very consistent. Our server was wonderful and went out of her way to ensure we were pleased.

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GC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very nice New Year's dinner there. Thank you!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going here since they opened. Very little has changed and that's what everyone loves about G.F.
Still one of the best in Cincy!

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HH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was memorable ♥️The apple cheesecake is the best I have ever had. The crust is buttery, crumbly...melt in your mouth goodness!

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have had the Sunday Brunch twice now and the food is excellent. Will definitely go again.

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S
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Had lunch earlier in the same week, and it was great - brunch - not so much. Poached eggs were hard boiled, signature crepes were dried out and stuck to the buffet pan. I'd say skip brunch and go for lunch or dinner.

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M
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service a bit slow. Had to get up and get my own coffee

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ST
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. This us our go to place for a romantic dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have gone to Grand Finale for 29 years with another couple to celebrate Christmas. They never disappoint.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there for family Christmas with my sisters. The service was good. My parents were splitting their meal, but their salad came out in one bowl and no extra plate. My sister and brother-in-law did not get egg with their salad. Other than that, everything was great.

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CA
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were in the garden area which is very lovely. However, the seating for our party of 14 was quite cramped. My seat had a table leg centered with my chair and it uncomfortable trying to find places for my legs. Our waitress had a tough time getting to the other end of the group with us having to move closer to the table to help her get to them.

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OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!! Service was excellent!!

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D
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Service was good but the food was awful. My meat was overcooked and tasteless and my wife's pasta was inedible. Too much money for awful food.

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CG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We especially love this place at Christmas time and for Sunday brunch. I am a big fan of the 3 soups for appetizer.

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TD
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great place.

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EW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I first experienced The Grand Finale in 1982 with French Club(!) at my high school. Since then, I've been in love with the dining experience there. Fast forward to many years later, and it's still my favorite special occasion restaurant. The food is always impeccable, and the ambiance is lovely. If you are looking for a unique and delicious dining experience, I highly recommend checking out The Grand Finale!

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j
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from FL and took family for dinner. My favorite in Cincy.

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CR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's been several years since I dined at the Grand Finale. And I was not disappointed. The crepes are delicious. The atmosphere is incredible. Can't wait to go back!

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N
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday buffet was excellent and service great. It was nice going there before Christmas to have a quiet buffet.

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