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Orchids at Palm Court

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35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Race Street)
TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
513-421-9100
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Orchids at Palm Court is an award-winning fine dining restaurant located...
Orchids at Palm Court is an award-winning fine dining restaurant located in the National Historic Landmark Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Executive Chef Todd Kelly is the American Culinary Federation's 2011-2012 USA Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 50,000+ chef organization. “Top Cincinnati Restaurant” by Zagat (2011, 2012, 2013) and named "One of the Top 100 Restaurants in USA" and "One of the Top 100 for Best Service in USA" by OpenTable, 2011, 2012 & 2013; AAA 4 Diamond (2006-2012). Orchids offers a contemporary American menu that is seasonally updated with local ingredients. With breathtaking French Art Deco including two-story Romanesque murals, rare Brazilian rosewood, German silver-nickel wall sconces & an original Rookwood fountain featuring two large seahorses all restored to the 1930s grandeur. Complimentary valet parking.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Try the Bar at Palm Court

Is this the most beautiful bar in the world? It is certainly spectacular enough to warrant a Travel Advisor listing all its own. You don’t need reservations a month in advance, it has a great if not overwhelming selection of high class whiskies and, as I said, it is one of the most beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Victor A
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Is this the most beautiful bar in the world? It is certainly spectacular enough to warrant a Travel Advisor listing all its own. You don’t need reservations a month in advance, it has a great if not overwhelming selection of high class whiskies and, as I said, it is one of the most beautiful interior spaces in the world. Not... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I often end our downtown dates with a nightcap at the bar. The atmosphere is gorgeous. We also LOVE the Sunday brunch. Wonderful food, we comes with friends and spend hours eating and talking. I highly recommend Palm Court!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The service was excellent, as was the food. Orchids is certainly deserving of the 5 Diamond Award in my opinion! Our server was very patient in answering our questions, and his descriptions of the menu offerings was spot-on. We requested recommendations for wine by the bottle, within a certain price range. The Maitre d' was very helpful, and recommended 3... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love the memories of Netherland Salad lunches with Mom, cocktails with colleagues, Christmas buffet, meetings in the glorious ambiance of the 20s when Art Deco was big and Cincinnati was on the rise. Because of the building at that time, Cincinnati has great Art Deco here and nearby. Lovely hotel as well.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the very few places in the city to get a mimosa in the morning. The buffet breakfast offers good variety of food. But, it was the mimosa that put it over the top

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Nashville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Excellent, First class service. They certainly make you feel special at this place. Food was really good, but it could be just a bit better. Maybe I was too excited about the Lobster salad, but it really fell flat. Scallops and Beignets were excellent. The NP cocktail was a big hit, paired well with just about everything. Service was fantastic... More 

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Destin, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Ate brunch here today as I have several times before. Classic hotel with beautiful five diamond restaurant. The smell of the hotel as soon as I walk in reminds me of vacations and luxury. The atmosphere is wonderful. So many food choices, smoked salmon, shrimp, duck confit, lamb chops, prime rib, crab legs, and plenty of desserts. The only thing... More 

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United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Loved the architecture; the ambiance and service leave a lot to be desired. Just didn't feel like it was 5-star.

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Cincinnati, OH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food outstanding as always. Service drops the ball here if there is a group in an adjoining room. That is my only complaint for the "occasion" grande dame.

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Columbus
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Recommend: Literally anything This legitimately deserves its excellent 5 star ranking. Rivals meals I've had in Chicago, New York, Paris, and LA. This isn't a restaurant many will frequent, but it should be your go-to restaurant where you splurge. My girlfriend and I both got different dishes and split everything to get a taste of as much as possible. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
    (Race Street)
  • Public Transportation: TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 513-421-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Orchids at Palm Court is an award-winning fine dining restaurant located in the National Historic Landmark Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Executive Chef Todd Kelly is the American Culinary Federation's 2011-2012 USA Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 50,000+ chef organization. “Top Cincinnati Restaurant” by Zagat (2011, 2012, 2013) and named "One of the Top 100 Restaurants in USA" and "One of the Top 100 for Best Service in USA" by OpenTable, 2011, 2012 & 2013; AAA 4 Diamond (2006-2012). Orchids offers a contemporary American menu that is seasonally updated with local ingredients. With breathtaking French Art Deco including two-story Romanesque murals, rare Brazilian rosewood, German silver-nickel wall sconces & an original Rookwood fountain featuring two large seahorses all restored to the 1930s grandeur. Complimentary valet parking.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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