Around the year, Cincinnati’s downtown is a lovely and welcoming thoroughfare, getting lovelier all the time. We are pleased to contribute to the culture of cafes downtown, and our desire is that we can add to downtown Cincinnati’s bustling, thriving feel by providing a comfortable, stylish space to enjoy a meal with your friends, family, or business associates.
A Simply Grand Cafe Downtown!
Simply Grand Café is also a catering service, but the food at our flagship restaurant in the Great American Tower is presented in a wider variety than anywhere else we serve.
From 7 am until 3 pm every weekday, our downtown restaurant provides a fast, convenient, welcoming environment for dining downtown. And of all of the casual Cincinnati’s downtown cafes, Simply Grand Café is remarkably convenient in its location. You can enter from the Queen City Square lobby, or from Third Street.
At Third and Sycamore, we are an easy walk from many of downtown Cincinnati’s greatest attractions.
– The Cincinnati Reds’ ballpark, Great American Ball Park, is directly across the street. 2019 will be Great American Ball Park’s 17th season, and its Crosley Terrace features tributes to Reds legends like Joe Nuxhall, Frank Robinson, Ted Kluszewski, and Ernie Lombardi. The stadium is right on the banks of the Ohio River.
– The 4th & Main Streetcar Station is one block away. The Cincinnati Bell Connector is a 3.6-mile streetcar loop with 18 stations in Over-the-Rhine, the Banks, and Downtown. Want to hop up to Findlay Market? It’s right there on the north side of the loop, hop on.
– U.S. Bank Arena is a five-minute walk. The indoor venue holds nearly 18.000 people, and is home to many cultural, musical, and other performance events throughout the year. Performances in recent months have included Cirque du Soleil, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Metallica, Panic! at the Disco, and Cincinnati’s own hockey titans, the Cyclones.
– Smale Riverfront Park and Lytle Park are both within three blocks. Smale is a 45-acre park on the waterfront, going between the Paul Brown Stadium (home of the Bengals) and Great American Ball Park. It features water play areas, splash ground, Carol Ann’s Carousel, a playground, and much more.
– The legendary Taft Theatre is less than two blocks north of our entrance. Holding 2,500 guests, the Taft is a luxurious, historical theatre that features comedy, concerts, Broadway shows, and all variety of international touring acts and events.
– The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is at Second & Walnut, a mere three blocks from our location. The Freedom Center tells the story of the Underground Railroad, the secret network that enslaved people could use to escape their captivity in the slaves states. It also documents the 27 million people who are currently enslaved around the world. More people live as slaves today “than in any other time in human history.”
– We are between the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge and the Taylor Southgate Bridge. When the Roebling Suspension Bridge opened in 1866, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Cincinnati waterfront plays host to seven glorious bridges. Roebling went on to design the Brooklyn Bridge, which began construction three years after the Cincinnati bridge opened.
We encourage you to come enjoy a meal with us at Simply Grand Café. We are located in Downtown Cincinnati, right at 3rd and Sycamore. If you have any questions for us, our number is (513) 744-9111. Bon appetite!