Brunch Buffets Are The Greatest Thing Since French Toast

If you’ve been tasked with the impossible—making everyone at brunch happy—these buffets will help you get the job done.

Grand Finale
Looking for a classy spot to roll into after Sunday services? Try Grand Finale on East Sharon Road. (A three-minute walk from St. Gabriel Church and Christ Church Glendale.) Book in advance; we’re glad we did. A line formed outside five minutes before their 10:30 open. By 11, the place was packed, and rightfully so. The main dining room’s tin ceiling, peacock wallpaper, and hanging plants give it an elegant feel. The buffet doesn’t disappoint either. The crepe and quiche samples, bread pudding, and multigrain blueberry pancakes steal the show, and the homemade dessert samples—apple cinnamon cheesecake, hello!—live up to the restaurant’s name. Sun 10:30–2:30, 3 E. Sharon Rd., Glendale, (513) 771-5925, grandfinale.info

Greyhound Tavern
You go to the Greyhound for the fried chicken, right? That’s why we chose to visit during Sunday’s brunch buffet. On Saturdays, brunch comes off the menu, with chicken and waffles and eggs benedict, but we wanted more. And Greyhound delivered. In addition to breakfast fare—homemade biscuits and gravy, eggs, goetta, bacon, sausage, home fries, pastries—there was roast beef, fried chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, mac and cheese, salad, German slaw, and cabbage rolls. Yes, really. The juicy little bundles of ground beef had just enough bright, tomato-y sauce, and the cabbage leaves were soft, not mushy. The bread pudding with white chocolate sauce was outstanding, but we wanted seconds of the cabbage rolls. Sat 9–2, Sun 10–2, 2500 Dixie Hwy., Ft. Mitchell, (859) 331-3767, greyhoundtavern.com

Photograph by Wes Battoclette

Photograph by Wes Battoclette


Matt the Miller’s Tavern
There’s something for everyone at Matt the Miller’s Tavern’s Sunday buffet. They offer cooked-to-perfection breakfast classics like eggs benedict, Belgian waffles (conveniently located next to a pan of fried chicken), and gooey, softball-sized cinnamon rolls. Lean more lunch than breakfast? Choose from flatbreads, pasta, salad, and assorted desserts. Plus, there’s a mini-buffet for the kiddos featuring cut-up chicken tenders, mac and cheese, and tater tots. The ultimate bloody mary bar (and all its garnishes) is the icing on the cake. But our favorite part is that the Columbus-based chain has two locations: West Chester and Kenwood. Sun 10–2:30; 5901 E. Galbraith Rd., #212, Kenwood, (513) 914-4903; 9558 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester, (513) 298-4050, mtmtavern.com

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