Grand Finale Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 3 E Sharon Rd

    Glendale, OH 45246

    Map & Directions
  • 513-771-5925

About Grand Finale Restaurant

Categories
Details
Hours
Tue - Sat: 11am - 9pm Sun: 10:30 - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9pm Mon: Closed
Reservations
Make A Reservation

Food

Food
More choices in Glendale:
Resultset_next

Applebee's

9330 W Northern Ave Glendale, AZ

Resultset_next

Denny's

5161 W Thunderbird Rd Glendale, AZ

3.7143 14
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Grand Finale Restaurant was?
Write a Review
.

Service average ... parking impossible! food...sausage swiming in grease, no real crapes, no omlet stand and no lunch items. Read their menue ahead of time .."buffet"...was not breakfast and lunch...just breafast. Their 'famous' blueberry pancakes arrived cold at the end of the meal...bread pudding the only good thing on the line.... it was Golden Corral (quality) food at twice the price.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Service average ... parking impossible! food...sausage swiming in grease, no real crapes, no omlet stand and no lunch items. Read their menue ahead of time .."buffet"...was not breakfast and lunch...just breafast. Their 'famous' blueberry pancakes arrived cold at the end of the meal...bread pudding the only good thing on the line.... it was Golden Corral (quality) food at twice the price.

Pros: bread pudding

Cons: Too many tables added to the dining area

.

I go to Grand Finale every year for Mother's Day and the brunch is delicious. The food is always hot and atmosphere is family friendly. This makes for a perfect Mother's Day brunch!

4
★★★★☆

I go to Grand Finale every year for Mother's Day and the brunch is delicious. The food is always hot and atmosphere is family friendly. This makes for a perfect Mother's Day brunch!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

This restaurant proves difficult to navigate in many ways. First the parking lot proves difficult if you drive anything larger than a unicycle. My car has never survived the parking lot without getting bumped. When you enter this cozy establishment walking toward the hostess proves cumbersome and tight. Some chairs adorn the passageway to further complicate movement and provide respite for the long wait you'll likely encounter. One cannot sit in this cute establishment without getting jarred. The back room entertained a party of 50 in an area about 15 by 20 feet. This facility in all its quaint fashion is NOT in the least assessable to folks with disabilities (wheel-chair). The owners hang monuments to themselves on the entrance wall in a self-congratulatory manner further enhancing the overly pretentious environment. Employees of great eating establishments know it and don't need to convince anyone with framed outdated reviews, they continually prove it with fabulous meals. The building is divided in two, and the back half seems to be an afterthought with extremely uncomfortable low-quality chairs. After eating there several times it appears as though you get better service in the front half of the building. The staff are always quick and friendly and the management has someone watching over the guests in the front half of the building, more in an obsequious manner than professional. The food here always seems decent, and the ginger chicken is good. The food is well prepared and fresh, but about a seven on a scale of one to ten. Nothing here seems to justify the hype or the pricing - it's similar to paying for a Cadillac and finding you really purchased a Chevrolet. Nothing is wrong with the Chevrolet, but you paid for the Cadillac. The prices are very high for the food provided, and undoubtedly you pay for the Cadillac reputation. Expect to pay approximately $35 a person if you avoid alcohol and keep appetizers to a minimum.

1
★★★☆☆

This restaurant proves difficult to navigate in many ways. First the parking lot proves difficult if you drive anything larger than a unicycle. My car has never survived the parking lot without getting bumped. When you enter this cozy establishment walking toward the hostess proves cumbersome and tight. Some chairs adorn the passageway to further complicate movement and provide respite for the long wait you'll likely encounter. One cannot sit in this cute establishment without getting jarred. The back room entertained a party of 50 in an area about 15 by 20 feet. This facility in all its quaint fashion is NOT in the least assessable to folks with disabilities (wheel-chair). The owners hang monuments to themselves on the entrance wall in a self-congratulatory manner further enhancing the overly pretentious environment. Employees of great eating establishments know it and don't need to convince anyone with framed outdated reviews, they continually prove it with fabulous meals. The building is divided in two, and the back half seems to be an afterthought with extremely uncomfortable low-quality chairs. After eating there several times it appears as though you get better service in the front half of the building. The staff are always quick and friendly and the management has someone watching over the guests in the front half of the building, more in an obsequious manner than professional. The food here always seems decent, and the ginger chicken is good. The food is well prepared and fresh, but about a seven on a scale of one to ten. Nothing here seems to justify the hype or the pricing - it's similar to paying for a Cadillac and finding you really purchased a Chevrolet. Nothing is wrong with the Chevrolet, but you paid for the Cadillac. The prices are very high for the food provided, and undoubtedly you pay for the Cadillac reputation. Expect to pay approximately $35 a person if you avoid alcohol and keep appetizers to a minimum.

Pros: Friendly staff, decent food

Cons: Pretentious as they come, expensive, inaccessible, LONG waits

.

Recently married, I have been talking about the Grande Finale "Brunch" non-stop, for months. My wife, although familiar with the restaurant (her sister had her wedding shower there), she had never been to the Sunday Brunch.

So, today, after church, we decided it was time to go. As we drove, I was eager for a return visit ,and my wife was equally excited with anticipation of what was to come.

Well, what a disappointment. I have literally had better food and service at Frisches. The food quality was terrible, at best. The eggs were luke warm, as were the crepes' and the poached eggs. The link sausages were "Jimmy Dean" ( we eat them regularly) and they were floating in liquid, the bacon was paper thin and cold as well. The sausage gravy was more like soup, as were the garlic cheese grits, the pastries, (their "trademark"), too, were very disappointing.

A word of warning...they charge a dollar for every refill, no matter what the beverage (non-alcoholic).

Then, while in line, the gentleman who seemed to be orchestrating the food noticed that there was a piece of bacon missing from the poached egg. I was very surprised when he reached into the pan of bacon, removed a piece with his BARE hands, broke off a portion and placed it on the egg ( a VERY sanitary activity). That was, to say the least, a very nauseating act, and it was then, that we decided to leave.

Sadly, once a place that I would recommend to anyone, I will be sure to let anyone know who cares, NOT to waste their time or money at the Grande Finale...for ANY meal.

If you enjoy a Sunday brunch with a widely varied selection of food of exceptional qualiity, we would recommend the Greyhound Tavern in Ft. Mitchell, KY.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Recently married, I have been talking about the Grande Finale "Brunch" non-stop, for months. My wife, although familiar with the restaurant (her sister had her wedding shower there), she had never been to the Sunday Brunch.

So, today, after church, we decided it was time to go. As we drove, I was eager for a return visit ,and my wife was equally excited with anticipation of what was to come.

Well, what a disappointment. I have literally had better food and service at Frisches. The food quality was terrible, at best. The eggs were luke warm, as were the crepes' and the poached eggs. The link sausages were "Jimmy Dean" ( we eat them regularly) and they were floating in liquid, the bacon was paper thin and cold as well. The sausage gravy was more like soup, as were the garlic cheese grits, the pastries, (their "trademark"), too, were very disappointing.

A word of warning...they charge a dollar for every refill, no matter what the beverage (non-alcoholic).

Then, while in line, the gentleman who seemed to be orchestrating the food noticed that there was a piece of bacon missing from the poached egg. I was very surprised when he reached into the pan of bacon, removed a piece with his BARE hands, broke off a portion and placed it on the egg ( a VERY sanitary activity). That was, to say the least, a very nauseating act, and it was then, that we decided to leave.

Sadly, once a place that I would recommend to anyone, I will be sure to let anyone know who cares, NOT to waste their time or money at the Grande Finale...for ANY meal.

If you enjoy a Sunday brunch with a widely varied selection of food of exceptional qualiity, we would recommend the Greyhound Tavern in Ft. Mitchell, KY.

.

The brunch that is supposed to be so good is highly over rated. There was no salad, no pastries, no carved meats, no omelets, and no desserts, except for teaspoonfuls of some type of mousse. And I was charged for a refill on my juice. A brunch, by definition, is a combination of breakfast and lunch, and this didn't even come close. When we go out for brunch, we expect see the usual breakfast items, plus entree items, such as carved roast beef, au gratin potatoes, salad, omelets, and desserts, such as cake, pie, cookies, ice cream etc. This brunch had none of these, and I wonder where others have been dining to rate the brunch highly. It was lacking and disappointing.

1
★★☆☆☆

The brunch that is supposed to be so good is highly over rated. There was no salad, no pastries, no carved meats, no omelets, and no desserts, except for teaspoonfuls of some type of mousse. And I was charged for a refill on my juice. A brunch, by definition, is a combination of breakfast and lunch, and this didn't even come close. When we go out for brunch, we expect see the usual breakfast items, plus entree items, such as carved roast beef, au gratin potatoes, salad, omelets, and desserts, such as cake, pie, cookies, ice cream etc. This brunch had none of these, and I wonder where others have been dining to rate the brunch highly. It was lacking and disappointing.

Pros: None

Cons: Not enough parking

.

To borrow Lincoln's line "People who like this sort of thing will probably like it."

I found the self-congratulatory complaceny of the restauraunt somewhat overdone. It simply is too cute by far.

On a recent trip to Cincincinnati, I much preferred Pho Paris or the simple Greenup Cafe in Covington than this but give it one accolade: It's not easy to write a menu that is a total cliche

2
★★★★☆

To borrow Lincoln's line "People who like this sort of thing will probably like it."

I found the self-congratulatory complaceny of the restauraunt somewhat overdone. It simply is too cute by far.

On a recent trip to Cincincinnati, I much preferred Pho Paris or the simple Greenup Cafe in Covington than this but give it one accolade: It's not easy to write a menu that is a total cliche

Cons: Too cute by far

.

My boyfriend and I went to The Grand Finale for the first time on our 4 year anniversary. The red raspberry martini was one of the best I've ever had. Our entrees were also amazing. He had the crepes lawrence and I had the double lobster linguini. Both were filled with amazing flavor. I am a dessert person, so I was most excited about that. I tried their special cheesecake, a chocolate cheesecake in white chocolate sauce with fresh strawberries. If you are a chocolate fan, then this is your heaven. He got the apple cinnamon cheesecake, which tasted exactly as it sounded. It was served with a small helping of warm icing on the side. Everything was amazing that evening. One our most romantic dates. We enjoyed it so much that we took his parents there the following weeking. I would go back again and again.

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to The Grand Finale for the first time on our 4 year anniversary. The red raspberry martini was one of the best I've ever had. Our entrees were also amazing. He had the crepes lawrence and I had the double lobster linguini. Both were filled with amazing flavor. I am a dessert person, so I was most excited about that. I tried their special cheesecake, a chocolate cheesecake in white chocolate sauce with fresh strawberries. If you are a chocolate fan, then this is your heaven. He got the apple cinnamon cheesecake, which tasted exactly as it sounded. It was served with a small helping of warm icing on the side. Everything was amazing that evening. One our most romantic dates. We enjoyed it so much that we took his parents there the following weeking. I would go back again and again.

Pros: with reservations you get right in, amazing food, beautiful building

Cons: not a quick meal kind of place, not good for young children at dinnertime

.

Housed in an old historic Inn at the corner of Sharon Rd. and Princton Pike the atmosphere and food is to dye for. Try the fried oysters and steak, great combo. Extensive wine list and in the summer they sometimes offer free corkage on Sundays. Take a few friends, your favorite bottle of wine and have a party...I have and the service was wonderful.

2
★★★★★

Housed in an old historic Inn at the corner of Sharon Rd. and Princton Pike the atmosphere and food is to dye for. Try the fried oysters and steak, great combo. Extensive wine list and in the summer they sometimes offer free corkage on Sundays. Take a few friends, your favorite bottle of wine and have a party...I have and the service was wonderful.

.

I love this restaurant. The menu selection is great. Some of my favorites are the crab cakes and the grilled shrimp. They make all their own desserts, a different cheescake every day. The service is wonderful and you get a good portion for the money.

2
★★★★★

I love this restaurant. The menu selection is great. Some of my favorites are the crab cakes and the grilled shrimp. They make all their own desserts, a different cheescake every day. The service is wonderful and you get a good portion for the money.

Pros: cute older house, great food, good service

Cons: get there early

.

Best brunch in Cincy. No NASCAR fans or hill folk. Great food in a great space. The dinners are also good and the desserts are top notch. A great place to impress out of town guests.

2
★★★★☆

Best brunch in Cincy. No NASCAR fans or hill folk. Great food in a great space. The dinners are also good and the desserts are top notch. A great place to impress out of town guests.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

Cons: bunch wait

.

Have been going there for years, only place in town that has consistenty great steaks and the lobster is heavenly.

2
★★★★★

Have been going there for years, only place in town that has consistenty great steaks and the lobster is heavenly.

.

I went for lunch on a special occasion and was very disappointed. I had heard that dinner was good, esp. the ginger chicken, but when I ordered it the chicken was tough and not that impressive. The crepes were average, the house salad was pitiful but the soup was great. The service was wonderful and it is a neat building but I probably won't be going back. Oh - and the fish was disappointing also.

1
★★★☆☆

I went for lunch on a special occasion and was very disappointed. I had heard that dinner was good, esp. the ginger chicken, but when I ordered it the chicken was tough and not that impressive. The crepes were average, the house salad was pitiful but the soup was great. The service was wonderful and it is a neat building but I probably won't be going back. Oh - and the fish was disappointing also.

Pros: Good parking, Nice atmosphere, Great service

Cons: Average food

.

Serving fantastic breakfast buffets, superb chicken entrees, & delectable desserts, Grand Finale is the spot to soothe the soul. Mixing an ambience of a Parisian Salon de Thé & classic romantic restaurant, yet with no pretensions.

Perfect for single dining or for impressing large groups of friends, for casual attire or for dressing up. Staff anonymously whisk away empty plates, produce steaming hot fresh cups of coffee, refresh lemon water. Mixing long-time favorite foods with a dash of that something special, try their garlic-cheese grits, mini quiches, baby crepes, "bites" of desserts & Mimosas for Sunday Brunch, or one of their signature chicken or salad entrees, that might include asparagus, capers or artichoke (with Mile-high desserts) for lunch/dinner. Mmmmm-Perfect!

Plan to "WOW!" mom with this restaurant on her next visit to Cincy. She'll love you just for the desserts alone!!

2
★★★★★

Serving fantastic breakfast buffets, superb chicken entrees, & delectable desserts, Grand Finale is the spot to soothe the soul. Mixing an ambience of a Parisian Salon de Thé & classic romantic restaurant, yet with no pretensions.

Perfect for single dining or for impressing large groups of friends, for casual attire or for dressing up. Staff anonymously whisk away empty plates, produce steaming hot fresh cups of coffee, refresh lemon water. Mixing long-time favorite foods with a dash of that something special, try their garlic-cheese grits, mini quiches, baby crepes, "bites" of desserts & Mimosas for Sunday Brunch, or one of their signature chicken or salad entrees, that might include asparagus, capers or artichoke (with Mile-high desserts) for lunch/dinner. Mmmmm-Perfect!

Plan to "WOW!" mom with this restaurant on her next visit to Cincy. She'll love you just for the desserts alone!!

Pros: Fantastic Food, Imaginative Decor, Great location

Cons: Crowded, Tight parking, Res. only for 8+ grps

.

What a wonderful restaurant. After moving away from Cincinnati to Columbus, my husband and I always make sure whenever we travel back home, that we set a time for dinner at the Grand Finale. The Chicken Ginger is wonderful and the steaks are some of the most tender and flavorful steaks we have ever had. For dessert, don't miss the Cherry Cordial Pie. What a slice a heaven, both the pie and the restaurant.

2
★★★★★

What a wonderful restaurant. After moving away from Cincinnati to Columbus, my husband and I always make sure whenever we travel back home, that we set a time for dinner at the Grand Finale. The Chicken Ginger is wonderful and the steaks are some of the most tender and flavorful steaks we have ever had. For dessert, don't miss the Cherry Cordial Pie. What a slice a heaven, both the pie and the restaurant.

Pros: intimate settings, cozy courtyard, fantastic food

Cons: that there is only 1, we live too far away

Editorial from

Housed in an 1895 Victorian tavern, the Grand Finale is named for the desserts created by bakers who make those treats from midnight until dawn. The four managers and owners are Virginia Chambers, Vicki Raybuck and (head chef) Joe and…

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Grand Finale Restaurant, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review