The Perfect Place for a Holiday Get-together

Photography by Tracy Doyle

The Grand Finale has been a staple in Glendale for 40 years. The restaurant, which opened on August 6, 1975, continues to share what they do best with countless patrons who travel from Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Southern Indiana and various Cincinnati neighborhoods to enjoy delicious food in a unique environment. 

“The 10-plus (years) team, Dave Grady and the Mills brothers have been critical to our success,” says Virginia Chambers, owner of Grand Finale. “I’ve been here since 1977. I still get excited about my job after 30 plus years and I want to share that excitement with our guests.”

During the holiday season the eclectic restaurant is decorated from floorboard to ceiling with bows, wintery scenes, ornaments, garland, lights and more. The eatery is truly a sight to be seen.

Although the décor may change, the menu remains the same. Guests will find favorites such as lobster deviled eggs, melt-in-your-mouth bacon filet, a variety of crepes and chicken ginger, to name a few. 

Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! The Grand Finale’s dessert menu features a number of decadent options such as chocolate cordial pie.

The restaurant’s private dining rooms are the perfect space to host a holiday party. Guests can choose from the attic, tearoom, cabernet room and courtyard. 

The Grand Finale continues to evolve, expand and enhance the restaurants reputation for exceptional food and service. 

Grand Finale is located at 3 East Sharon Road, Glendale, OH 45246. You can reach them at 513.771.5925 or visit their website at