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Palace Restaurant

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$$$$
Central Business District
French, International, Contemporary
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601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2433 (6th and Vine Street)
(513) 381-6006
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8:00 am - 12:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Dining, Last of the few?

It seems there were lots of places like this 10 to 15 years ago but we have now progressed to fine hamburgers, pizza, tacos, fried chicken, sausages and small plates. (Not that these are always poorly done). On a couple of recent visits it was a pleasure to sample well prepared, serious, inventive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Taronti
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very attentive, the food was great. It is an easy walk from most of the downtown hotels. Try their house specials on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Thank Frank J
cincinnati
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four visited the Palace restaurant on Friday, December 11, 2015. We had an 8:00 pm reservation. Upon arrival we were pleasantly greeted and immediately seated by the Maitre' D. The restaurant was nearly empty; there were two other tables occupied at that time. Our business-like and unfriendly server informed us of the menu selections, which consisted of... More 

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1 Thank cinti-lawyer
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I made reservations for High Tea as a Christmas present for my sister. The palace restaurant called to confer the date/time. At no time did they indicate that High Tea was NOT served in the restaurant but in the bar. We arrived At 1pm the beginning of the high tea time -I explained that we did not want to be... More 

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1 Thank Barbara E
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Wish I had read the previous review. I have had high teas in many other places - this was hands down the worst food and most expensive - over $42 per person by time they added the 20% gratuity and tax. 4 finger sandwiches each - the equivalent of 1/2 sandwich, then a tray full of sweets. over 10 minutes... More 

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1 Thank advzr
Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

There aren't many places like this left in Cincinnati - places with impeccable service, attention to detail, quality ingredients and perfectly prepared meals. The decor is elegant, guests are pampered and the food is fantastic. It's rare but really great to be able to have a fine dining experience as a vegetarian. Chef Nathan Sheatzley is highly-rated, and his menu... More 

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Thank LeShock22
Mohit S, Manager at Palace Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, we greatly appreciate the feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed the experience. we here at The Palace Fine dining experience with Chef Nathan's fantastic food complimented with the service, and we are Glad that you enjoyed it all. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

It seems there were lots of places like this 10 to 15 years ago but we have now progressed to fine hamburgers, pizza, tacos, fried chicken, sausages and small plates. (Not that these are always poorly done). On a couple of recent visits it was a pleasure to sample well prepared, serious, inventive cuisine. There are 5 and 10 course... More 

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Thank Taronti
Mohit S, Manager at Palace Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed the experience, we are trying to bring the culture for fine dining back in era. We understand that the wine list was probably your least favorite as far as glass pour are concerned. We are in process of refining our wine list to include larger variety and cater to different clientele. Once again we... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you want to be pampered at a good price, this is it. Matre D was most pleasant and the food fantastic.

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Thank michael s
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a great Evening to celebrate an aniversary. The service was very attentive and very knowledgeable about the new fall menu. Each course deliverable memorable flavors. The hidden courses that the chef prepared was a special treat. Clearly one of the better dining experiences in Cincinnati. We will definitely be back.

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Thank CJCR123
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Before buying a groupon I called and made sure that we could use 3 of them for a party of 6 the gentleman said we could. After we ordered we heard a lady having a dispute about her groupon so we pulled our server over (shortly after ordering) and told him that we had the same groupon as her. He... More 

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2 Thank heather b
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A Groupon deal got us to try the restaurant. We had an excellent multicourse meal. Food was well-prepared, presentation was super, and service was very good. Great wine list, several prix-fixe options, including 5-course and 9-course with Chef's "surprises" in between. We'll go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2433
    (6th and Vine Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (513) 381-6006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?