Grand Finale Restaurant

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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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OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were in a lovely alcove, nicely decorated and very quiet. They had changed the chicken offer, we preferred their previous version. Will try something else next time.

BR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here to celebrate our nine-year-old‘s birthday. Food was excellent, service was impeccable, we will be back.

DC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going here for 40 years and still love it!

KM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have friends who came from Columbus to eat at Grand Finale with me. I have never had your brunch, it was delicious and my friends loved it. They thought the food and service was great.

WP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grand Finale Restaurant has outstanding food, service, and a quiet atmosphere that is classic Victorian. Their food menu has consistant quality and their staff is very attentive.

PC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been regulars for years. So we notice when things aren't up to snuff. We went to Grand Finale to celebrate a special occasion. Service was a bit slower than usual. It was the little things that got lost somehow. When you're used to excellence, you notice. No spoon. Requested limes with the water, which came later. They didn't bring rolls, we had to ask. It was freezing cold. Other diners were also cold. No one ever came to refill our water glasses. My fiance asked for fresh decaf but it was old and tasted bad. Also, no spoon was brought with the coffee. Little things just added up. Plus, there was a table with loud patrons, not all that close, yet we heard every bit of their dinner conversation throughout our entire meal. We'd like to think they were having an off night. Will we come back? Perhaps but I think we'll wait a while. The food was still excellent as always.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

This was my first visit and we were not at all happy. Very over priced and to few options.

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

Everything was excellent M

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there several times and always they do a great job!!

DD
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with old friends. We told server we just wanted to reconnect and she gave the time to her. I tipped well because we stayed so long. She was wonderful to us.

AG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Large group from the office went for a colleague's birthday lunch. The service was friendly and efficient - we were in and out in an hour - and the food was very good. Rolls were delivered to the table hot and fresh. The salmon croquettes with dill sauce, the chicken salad and the chicken ginger earned especially positive reviews. The restaurant décor is a bit worn/dated, but that is part of the charm!

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The rolls are very good as were the entrees. The chairs can be a little difficult to sit in for an extended period of time.

PR
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my first restaurant stop when we return to Cincinnati and it never disappoints!

RW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great deal with their fall specials! We had their steak dinner and salmon. Both were well prepared. Professional staff with excellent service.

KA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The only change I would recommend would be more vegetarian/vegan options.

DG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were there on our anniversary. Very nice and relaxing, I would recommend this place to anyone.

J
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went here for a 13th wedding anniversary dinner. We chose the 2-for$44 option (2 dinners with a bottle of wine). We both had the salmon with asparagus and spinach crepes, with a bottle of Pinot Noir. Food and drink were perfect. We were seated in an area that was the least attractive (sometimes open-air).

b
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good experience
The only complaint I have is trying to get to the area to Hostess area. Some people were waited on and some were not but that was
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AN
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Memorable, as always. Scallops alone made it worth the trip, and then there were crepes and specials and more to make it difficult to decide. Our server was great, and while I started the evening by reading the menu on line to narrow my thinking to planning to choose 1 of 2 entrees, by the time he finished describing more options I had narrowed it down to choosing 1 of 4 entrees! And a dessert, of course, at the appropriately named "Grand Finale", must be included even if you think you are too full. You can share it but only if you must! A truly special occasion restaurant, but not nearly as expensive as many of them who are not as special.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Great food and service. Very unique restaurant.

SD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice

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KB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a very nice atmosphere. The ginger chicken is amazing. I would recommend to anyone.

M
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch. Food was superb! Restaurant remembered my friend’s birthday and served a nice dessert with candle.

d
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Found the luncheon Salmon Salad be ok not great. Nothing that I would go back for. Server was lovely but kept forgetting things and didn't seem to hear our comment about our food.
Note I did have a great dinner experience there in March.

p
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 33rd anniversary & Mike made it a good one.

T
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, The food and deserts were top notch! The service was outstanding!

SS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a family dinner for seven, and everything was close to perfect. The restaurant is classy informal, and a charming ambiance. We had the deviled eggs and seared tuna appetizers, both excellent. I had a strip steak, with a spinach crepe, both perfect. Everyone was very happy with their dinner, except my 10-month old granddaughter, but she hardly ate anything, and we couldn't understand her complaint.

Service was good and fast.

I only wish I'd known about Grand Finale long ago. I'll be back often.

s
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great ambiance. Perfect spot for lunch with old friends. Could not have been better.

n
Cincinnati
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always beautiful place to dine. The service & food are perfection. Highly recommend Grand Finale.

m
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service and food....................................................................................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

We had a reservation at 11:30am on 9/15/19. The Hostess was "running around" trying to figure where she was going to put us (3 people). We were seated in a room to the right of the hostess area.

I'm not sure why be the room was full and it appeared you were seating everyone in the same area. There certainly were open tables to the left and in the section behind the doors on the other side of the buffet area.

I ordered cranberry juice and it was warm.

Thank you
Robert Burns
513-919-9666

SL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

KT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. Everything is always wonderful except the restroom, which is also very nice, except for the smell. I used to think that I had come in at an unfortunate time, but I'm there frequently and it's always the same. Please make your restroom smell as great your restaurant. Pipe some food aroma in there, maybe!

RA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

All in all it made for a very pleasant evening. I would dine there again.

H
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the place to ourselves. 4 pm. Shift change from lunch to dinner. Chicken duo, the "Old, Old Way" Fresh Grouper, blackened with lemon caper butter. 2 seared scallops on the side. It just gets better every visit.

L
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was just ok. Not a good value based on the cost.

T
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quite noisy but food and service was just fine.

D
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great! We were celebrating our anniversary with friends who married on the same day. We were seated on the patio and enjoyed our dinners and desserts.
Everything was great. Grand Finale is our favorite restaurant and we were very satisfied with our dinners. We will definitely go back again.

BS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely experience. Thank you! We will come again.

r
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. This is a great place for lunch or dinner!

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