Est. 1975 Glendale, Ohio
Appetizers & Light Lunches
Create a light lunch with your soup or appetizer and add a salad . . . House Salad +2 . . . Caesar Salad +3
Bowl 9.50 Cup 5.75
SOUP SOUP & SOUP
Samples of 3 Soups of the Day 5.95
FRENCHMARKET ONION SOUP
Baked with Garlic & Parmesan Cheese 6.95
with Four large chilled Jumbo Gulf Shrimp 9.95
Lunch Specialties include our House Salad & our Homebaked Breads.
To substitute for our House Salad
FRENCH ONION SOUP 2.75 SOUP DU JOUR 2.45
FRESH FRUIT 2.55 CAESAR SALAD 1.15
Our Classic Savory Custard Tart baked daily
with fresh ingredients. 11.25
CHICKEN BREAST POT PIE
Made from scratch, steaming with Carrots, Peas, Mushrooms
and a Puff Pastry Crust. 11.25
SESAME CRUSTED AHI TUNA
Seasoned & Grilled Tuna Steak
served with Stir-Fried Vegetables and our Wasabi Cream Drizzle. 13.95
PISTACHIO SALMON CAKES
Fresh Salmon, Pistachios & Dried Tomatoes. Served with French Beans,
Garlic Mashed Potatoes and our Citrus Butter Sauce. 13.75
SHRIMP & LOBSTER LINGUINI
Maine Lobster Claws, Shrimp, Sweet Corn & Sweet Peppers
sauteed with Garlic Parmesan Sauce. 14.25
GRAND SPAGHETTI TOSS
Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, Dried Tomatoes, Basil, Red Onion, Greek Olives,
lots of Garlic and Shaved Parmesan. 10.95
(add Grilled Spicy Chicken Breast 4.00 or add Shrimp Scampi 5.00)
Our tender Beef Tenderloin, Poached Eggs, Creamed Spinach, Puff Pastry
and Bearnaise Sauce. 14.95
Our Famous Grilled Chicken Breast marinated in Soy,Sherry & Honey, topped with
Ginger & Walnuts. Served with our Spinach Crepe, Mushroom Crepe OR Steamed Vegetables & Wild Rice. 12.95
SHRIMP & ASPARAGUS
Large Gulf Shrimp & Fresh Asparagus grilled with garlic butter and served
with our Mushroom Crepe, our Spinach Crepe OR our Steamed Vegetables & Wild Rice. 13.95
DAVE’S FAMOUS CRABCAKES
Baked Crabcakes with Red Pepper, Corn & diced Onion Relish and our
chilled Mustard Sauce. Served with our Spinach Crepe, Mushroom Crepe OR Steamed Vegetables & Wild Rice. 14.95
STEAK & POTATOES
Delightfully marinated 6 oz. Filet Mignon grilled on a skewer & served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes. 20.50
Wrapped with bacon, Served with Spinach Crepe, Muchroom Crepe OR Steamed Vegetables and Wild Rice. 28.95
Our Famous BERNAISE SAUCE... 2
Always Fresh and artfully prepared. Daily
Warm Fresh Broiled Salmon
with chilled Asparagus, Artichoke Hearts, Kalamata Olives, Sweet Peppers & Romaine dressed with our Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette. 13.25
ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD
Napa Cabbage, Grilled Chicken Breast,
Crunchy Noodles, shredded Carrots & our
Ginger-Sesame-Soy Dressing. 10.95
CLASSIC MIXED-UP COBB
Chicken Breast, Crispy Bacon, Avocado,
Tomato, Diced Egg, Bleu Cheese. 10.95(sub. Steak 4.00)
OUR GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
Grilled Chicken Breast, Garden
Greens, Sweet Peppers, tender Wild Rice & grilled Fresh Asparagus. 10.95
SCALLOP, BACON, BLEU CHEESE SALAD
Fresh Broiled Scallops on a bed of Mixed Greens with Bleu Cheese & our Warm Bacon Vinaigrette. 11.45
OLD KELLEY’S MARKET SALAD
Garden Greens, fresh Chicken Breast, Ham, Swiss Cheese, Artichoke Heart, Mushrooms, Avocado & Egg. 10.95
CAESAR YOUR WAY
Crisp Hearts of Romaine, Croutons, Shredded
Romano Cheese & Classic Garlic Dressing (no egg). 7.25
ADD: Grilled Chicken 4.00 Grilled Shrimp Scampi 5.00 Grilled Salmon 6.00
AVOCADO CHICKEN SALAD
The Freshest Chicken Salad with a hint
of curry, served with Avocado, Pinenuts & Fresh Fruit of the Season. 10.15
WARM VEGGIE BOWL
Steamed & grilled, fresh & artful.
A selection of the Season’s Best. . . Served with Wild Rice (Tofu on request) 9.25
Garden Greens, Sliced Mushrooms & Sprouts. 2.95
All Salads are served with our Fresh Homebaked Breads.
Creamy Avocado, Bleu Cheese, Country French, Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette, Sweet Peppercorn, Fat-Free Sundried Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette
All crepes include Our House Salad & our Fresh Homebaked Breads.
Shrimp & diced Asparagus in a mild Paprika Sauce.
ONE 8.65 TWO 10.55
Fresh Mushrooms & a blend of melted cheeses.
ONE 8.25 TWO 9.70
Baked with a blend of four cheeses.
ONE 8.25 TWO 9.70
CREPES COQ AU VIN
Chicken Breast in White Wine Sauce with Toasted Almonds.
ONE 8.55 TWO 10.35
HAM CREPES DIJON
Ham in Mustard Sauce with melted Swiss & Green Onions.
ONE 8.60 TWO 10.45
King Crabmeat in a delightful Buttery Cream Sauce.
ONE 11.10 TWO 15.45
NOTICE: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.
A Light French Aperitif wine served iced with an orange slice.
RED RASPBERRY MARTINI
Stoli Razberi Vodka, Red Raspberry Puree & Fresh Raspberries.
Our Traditional Eye Opener garnished with lime, olive & celery.
STOLI ORANGE COSMO
Stoli Orange Vodka, Cointreau, Cranberry Juice & Lime.
SOUR APPLE MARTINI
Ketel One Vodka and Sour Apple Schnapps.
The effervescent combo. Sparkling Champagne & Cranberry Liqueur.
Chilled Chardonnay with a splash of Black Currant Liqueur.
KEY LIME MARTINI
Ketel One Vodka, shaken with Creme de Cacao, Sweet Lime Juice & Cream.
Our Award-Winning gallery of Sweet Delights, Homemade Daily in our kitchen by our Midnight Bakers! Voted BEST DESSERTS by Cincinnati Magazine Readers
THE LUNCH “PUFF”
A smaller version of our famous ‘’Puff’’. Flaky Puff Pastry, Ice Cream, Fresh Berries, Whipped Cream and our Rich Chocolate Fudge Sauce 6.95
Rich, Creamy, Fudgelike, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Red Raspberries, Red Raspberry Puree & Whipped Cream 5.95
Cool Custard, served with caramel sauce 5.95
CHOCOLATE CORDIAL PIE
Mountainous wedge of Chocolate Mousse in a Pecan Crust, topped with a Cherry Cordial! 5.95
Our own famous, creamy rich! Served with Fresh Strawberries! “Best Cheesecake in Town!” 6.25
APPLE CINNAMON CHEESECAKE
Our Award-Winning, Apple-filled, Streusel-topped ‘’Cinn’’sation served with Vanilla Sauce 6.25
Whatever our Midnight Bakers have created this morning! Always Sensational! 6.25
Cool, creamy Fresh Lime Pie in a Hazelnut Crust with real Whipped Cream & chopped Hazelnuts on top! 5.95
STRAWBERRY RASPBERRY CREPE
Nonfat Blackberry Yogurt with Fresh Strawberries & Fresh Raspberries (available sugar-free) 5.95
ICE CREAM PARFAIT
Our Philadelphia Style Vanilla Ice Cream with your choice of topping: Fresh Strawberry, Fresh Raspberry, Chocolate Pecan, or Caramel Pecan 5.50
DESSERTS TO GO!
Enhance your next Special Occasion with WHOLE Cheescakes, Chocolate Cordial Pies or Limelight Pies! (48 hours may apply - ask your server)
Ice Cream Drinks
All blended with our creamy, rich Philadelphia Style Vanilla Ice Cream and Premium Liqueurs.
DREAMSICLE • MILK PUNCH
Our Fresh Ground, Dark Roast.
Served in a double-size cup!
Authentically prepared with Only Fresh Espresso & Steamed Milk.
Blended with Eight Different Liqueurs.
With any Liqueur, blended in.
Fresh brewed Coffee Blended with 8 Liqueurs.
BAILEY’S & COFFEE
COFFEE & LIQUEUR
With any Liqueur blended in & topped with Whipped Cream!
Four Wonderful Decades
Over one hundred years ago this corner was purchased by John J. Kelley, for $750, to start up J.J. Kelley’s Saloon! (The photos in our foyer show us how it looked back then.) After Emma Kelley inherited the corner in 1928, the Kelley sisters ran Kelley’s Corner Market until 1970. Many Glendalians still remember stopping in for penny-candy after school. After the last of the Kelley’s passed on, the Grand Finale building stood empty & ‘’haunted’’ until the spring of 1975.
That April 15th, Larry & Cindy Youse (at the time a business manager & an advertising art director) decided to start their own little restaurant. After only one hour of searching, they ‘’stumbled‘’ onto this old dilapidated Victorian building in the charming Village of Historic Glendale.
With very little research, no restaurant back-ground, and a heartfelt love of fine food, the Youses suddenly found themselves in the business of creating their first restaurant!
The Summer of ‘75 was spent hunting antiques, drawing up menus, testing recipes, repairing the premises and dreaming up ‘’The Grand Finale‘’. It was a family affair ... the couple’s devoted parents from Indianapolis came to help out in any way they could – new ideas, wallpapering, sewing uniforms, planting, refinishing & repairing antiques! The tin ceiling was original. The back bar was obtained by the Youses from the Florentine Inn in Germantown, Ohio. The grand chandelier in the Tea Room came from a West Virginia mansion.
Finally, on August 6, 1975, after a long hot summer of setbacks and surprises, the Grand Finale opened its doors to an eagerly awaiting public. In 20 minutes every table was full. The first Grand Finale menu was simple Country French. The tiny kitchen offered a limited selection of Crepes & Quiches and of course, the Grandest Finales - the sumptuous homemade Desserts!
But, in those first very busy weeks it became quite clear that an enthusiastic clientele wanted more. The Grand Finale has been continually expanding the menu & enhancing its ambience ever since! The Award Winning Sunday Brunch Buffet was established in the first year. The Attic bar opened in April of 1976 & the Courtyard first bloomed that June. Honors for ‘’Best Outdoor Dining’’, ‘’Best Chicken’’, ‘’Best Desserts’’, ‘’Best Sunday Brunch’’ and a Mobil ★★★ rating soon followed. To meet the demand, the ‘’Midnight Bakers‘’ had to begin baking all those luscious desserts & breads from midnight until dawn. The total original Grand Finale staff of 15 employees has grown to over 100!
So now, thanks to the many friends & patrons of Grand Finale (and thanks to a fine group of loyal, caring, and hardworking managers & employees like Jerry, Fred, Dave, JP, Dion, Jan & Rick to name a few) – Grand Finale celebrates its continued success!
Thank you, Cincinnati & Glendale, for four wonderful decades! Many Happy Returns!
We accept MC, V, AE, DIS or Cash only. No personal checks. Menus subject to change without notice.
Special Thanks to the Grand Finale “10+ Team”:
Virginia-39, Dick-39, Rick-38, Joe-37, Fred-37, Dave-36, Jan-36, Vicki-36, JP-30, Dion-30, DC-28, Scott-25, Mike-23, Eric-20, Jennifer-20, Jenny-17, Margie-16, Ben-14, Drew-14, Mary B.-12, A. Foster-10