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Glendale :: Food & Drink

Glendale Dining Iron HorseThis small village has big-city dining options. Grand Finale, dubbed one of Cincinnati's most romantic dining spots, one of the city's best steak houses, winner of best outdoor dining, and appointed to Cincinnati Magazine's Hall of Fame, is one place everyone should make a point to visit. Though this lovely restaurant offers a wide range of dishes, their fame comes from their desserts, their crepes and their brunches.

Other charming options are available as well. The Glendale Gaslight Café, a community favorite, has a reasonably-priced menu and cheerful wait staff. The Iron Horse, recently renovated and reopened, features fine dining on the first floor and live music and more casual dining upstairs in Brackers Tavern.

Glendale Nightlife Cock and BullIf you are in the mood for something substantial and cheap, try Friendly Stop. This small saloon-style bar and restaurant does diner food with a lot of character - burgers are the specialty. Their bathrooms also indicate a great sense of humor, decorated with comical signs (the men's bathroom requests that you not put anything in the toilet that wasn't eaten first) and pin up models (the women's bathroom is plastered with hand-made collages of male celebrities). If British pub grub is what you're after, then the Cock and Bull (previously Glendale Pub) is the place to go.


In Glendale, the most popular form of nightlife consists of evening strolls or summer concerts at the community center. Most libations must be found in the area restaurants. However, Friendly Stop has five beers on tap (and is open until 10 p.m.) and Cock and Bull is a British-style pub where you can get fish and chips, a good, cold pint, and sit out on the upstairs patio to watch the trains go by.

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