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About Grand Finale Restaurant

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”.

3 E Sharon Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45246
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Creperie, Dessert

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

Cross Street:
Congress

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 771-5925

Website:
http://www.grandfinale.info/

Executive Chef:
Dave Grady, Fred Mills, Jon Mills

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

Private Party Contact:
Virginia Chambers, Vicki Raybuck : (513) 771-5925

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Grand Finale Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (77)
Good for Anniversaries (73)
Good for a Date (71)
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Good for Birthdays (65)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
Great for Brunch (60)
Cozy (59)
Romantic (58)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Great for Lunch (42)
Worth the Drive (38)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Sunday Lunch (36)
Good for Groups (32)
Casual (27)
Business Meals (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Authentic (23)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Seasonal (20)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Afternoon Coffee (13)
Fun (12)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 hours ago

Everything about our dinner was perfect! The food never disappoints—but the service was amazing tonight. I know my guests will always have a great eating experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

A lovely place! We totally enjoyed our dining experience. The food was very good, but sometimes the ambiance and service are even more important, and this restaurant has it all going on. It is charming, cozy and friendly- no airs here. The tables are not right on top of each other. This is a gem of a place!

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great but the service wasn't the norm. We ordered a combination appetizer to share. Our entrees came with a dinner salad and one side. They served us our dinner salad first, although we expected to get the appetizer first. When they brought out our entrees, about 15 minutes after we had finished our salads, the waitress told us our appetizer should be out soon. Obviously, we canceled the appetizer at that point. No restaurant that I know of serves their appetizers after the customer has begun to eat their entree. Also, I ordered a mixed drink before we placed our food order, at no time was I asked if I'd like another one.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything as expected. Great evening.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderfully, lovely dinner! Food so delicious! Delightful ambiance! You really Must try this gem in historical Glendale, Ohio!

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food and great service at a reasonable price.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The Grand Finale Restaurant never disappoints . The food is always delicious. The service is impeccable and on point. It is a beautiful restaurant with a lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been taking my sister's to dinner at least once a year for the past 35 years. We have had many great meals, but for sure Grand Finale is among our 2 or 3 top favorites.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great and the service was outstanding. We were there for a birthday celebration but this restaurant would be great for many types of dining.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We ordered the filet with potatoes au gratin. It was delicious. The Oreo cheese cake for dessert was so very good. I recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband and I went there for our anniversary and it was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. The music wasn't loud and was classical, so was very enjoyable. We were seated in the front room, which is very pretty. The crowd was small, therefore the noise level was low so we could actually talk to each other without shouting, which seems to be a rarity in most restaurants today. The food was excellent and the service was stellar. They made our anniversary dinner very special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

One of our favorites. Never disappointed. Save room for dessert and don't be afraid to share!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We celebrated 2 birthdays. The food was delicious and the service was good. The only downside was that all the chocolate cordial pie was gone! 😌

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice quaint restaurant. Best time to go is around 11:15 -11:30. Fills up quickly after that. If sitting by window make sure you take a jacket because it can be very cold. Excellent but pricey food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

All around great experience. Very cozy atmosphere, my server Marcie, was great to work with and the food was exceptional from appetizer to dessert.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Delicious mushroom crepes. Good salad. Marvelous custard and caramel dessert. Old fashioned decor doesn't do it for me though.

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·Dined on January 30, 2018

I took a group here for lunch...they loved it! The wait staff was exceptional, the food was excellent and it was perfect. Next time we're in the area, we'll be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The Grande Finale has been one of my favorite restaurants for over 40 years. The quality of their food is the best. Our family has always dined their for special occasions as well as good dining nights.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was good and the place has great atmosphere. We were happy that they did accommodate a last minute change with our party, which was greatly appreciated. The server was polite and very knowledgeable on the menu items, however it did take 3 hours from start to finish...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Crepes wonderful as always. Lamb chop not as tender as expected.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

A little pricy but very good

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great atmosphere, good selection on the menu. Great friendly service

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Monthly girlfriend gathering. We were able to talk and enjoy good food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Brunch was very good. Well worth the price. Nice variety. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great accommodations and food variety; great drink selections; a place to re-experience.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Chicken pot pie was amazing. Definitely will go back soon. Service was great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Everything was wonderful. The décor was still in Christmas, so it was extra special. The food was fabulous, our server was very nice. She was never a bother, but there if we needed something. The area of Glendale is historic, so just the ride there was lovely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food, great desserts, great service, quaint, charming

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It was my first time there and I was very impressed . Had great food and charming surroundings. Wait staff was fantastic. Will go back soon.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A classic staple in the Glendale area, the Finale was exceptional the last time we ate there. I've been dining there for many years and this past occasion was one of the best I've had in recent memory. Service has always been some of the best in the area and this venture was no different. If you've been thinking about going, don't wait any longer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Beautiful antique, quaint atmosphere with amazing service. The downside is the food is just fair - had crepes which were drowning in sauce - so much so that you couldn't really taste anything else (same for the 3 other that ordered crepes). The rolls were stale and salad was just average greens. Go for the quaint atmosphere but many other places for good food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful food. We especially loved the apple cinnamon cheesecake

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Six dinner meals. All were good but each person agreed they were overpriced. Overall: a very nice place for lunch or dinner but only average in terms of "value."

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This is my favorite small town restaurant. Located in historic Glendale, the food, ambiance, excellent service and sophisticated yet down to earth vibe make this a wonderful place for any occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We have dined here several times but this may have been our best experience. The atmosphere was cozy and our server Jenny was fabulous. But most of all, there food was top notch, probably the best I've ever had there! Definitely going back as soon as possible!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The breakfast buffet food wasn’t good especially for the cost. Crepes were over cooked, eggs tasted powdered, a lot of frozen prepared foods. The restaurant wasn’t busy and still couldn’t properly cook foods. At this price point for brunch I was expecting fresh gourmet foods or at least not frozen prepared foods. It was our first time there. The Server didn’t ask for my drink order I had to get her attention to order one. Complimentary pancakes took 20 minutes to get to the table and they were still doughy. Good Desserts but we were there for brunch. Too many staff in the way and the bar isn’t set up right to manage the customer flow and maximize the smallness. The antique dessert display case was dirty and full of dust. People in my party said the restrooms were dirty ,dim lighted and smelled of sewage. Decor inside is nostalgic but needs cleaned.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent service. Great food. Awesome desserts. Steak was a tad under-prepared (requested medium+ but was more on the medium rare). Have this problem at many steakhouses. Since when is medium+ or medium well a hot red center (I was taught medium was a line of pink). Overall, great experience regardless.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The Grand Finale is a wonderful place. Our food was very tasty and artfully arranged. However we were seated in the Garden area next to single pane glass doors. Since it was around 10 degrees, the temp of the area around our legs was frigid. So, a word to the wise, go the The Grand Finale and enjoy a wonderful meal with very nice atmosphere, however, avoid the glass side to the 'garden' section in the winter months.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Perfect as always! You know how you go to a restaurant expecting and craving the meal you had before, as it was such a good experience you can’t wait to repeat? Only to be disappointed and find out they have a new cook or they’ve changed their recipe or worse, they have taken it off the menu altogether? Well I have been dining at Grand Finale for years enjoying my favorite lunch, ginger chicken and it is always exactly the same, perfect ! From the salad, to the dressing, rolls and crepe that accompany it. Introduced a new friend who just moved here from Texas to my favorite lunch place, Grand Finale. And she was very impressed and said she would be back! Thanks for not disappointing!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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