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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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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 2
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  • 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
Wonderful hotel food

Here for conference. Had to sit at bar but was able to get Orchids menu after "approval from kitchen". I ordered asparagus salad. Wow. Green and white with nuts and some amazing sauce then beef medallions with onion and potato and chocolate tort. 10 year tawny port for dessert and Merlot for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Jeff D
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Here for conference. Had to sit at bar but was able to get Orchids menu after "approval from kitchen". I ordered asparagus salad. Wow. Green and white with nuts and some amazing sauce then beef medallions with onion and potato and chocolate tort. 10 year tawny port for dessert and Merlot for dinner. Just wonderful. Will come back tomorrow!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had the breakfast buffet this morning, May 27th. 5 star service!!! I had several different requests, yes, I am a diva ... and Aryeh took care of every one of them!!! I'm a southern girl, and he brought me cheese grits!!! He was so personable, loved that! Lots of recommendations. The food is wonderful, but what sets the Orchids... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This restaurant offers a high end night out or the opportunity for a one of a kind experience for a business meeting. We enjoyed a multi course chefs taster menu paired with wine. The sommelier is very well versed in each offering and explained the pairings exceptionally well. Excellent for a special occasion, brunch, bar and apps or for the... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We loved every bite of our Sunday Brunch. The tiny desserts were perfect. Each of the dishes offered were perfect. This is the most comprehensive brunch buffet I have ever (they had something for everyone). I would love to come back for dinner some time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The brunch is absolutely amazing...from made to order omlets, cheeses, fruits, pastas, prime rib, desserts galore and many other fantastic choices, you cannot go wrong here. The only thing I wish they had was a mimosa bar (bottomless would be even better)...it is a little pricey, but worth it if you want to load up on some good food.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to the Grille at Palm Court for breakfast before leaving town after the Flying Pig marathon. We had ducked into the building the day before to admire the art deco architecture and furnishings and were anxious to bask in it! We were given a choice for the buffet to direct order any hot egg dishes we might want,... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The most gorgeous bar I have ever seen. Delightful service; fabulous drinks. Then after a few too many because you simply don't want to leave the ambiance, the jazz, and the friends- you are treated to the most delicious coffee. I can't wait to be in town again!

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The food is unbelievable and is matched by the fine service. You can not beat the elegant surroundings. Don't miss it.

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Greater Cincinnati
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Best in Cincinnati... Top notch food selection, Caesar (Bloody Mary) bar, amazing service, incredible desserts, huge seafood selection... plus free valet parking. A must for your Sunday downtown!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Recent visit to Cincinnati led me to this beautiful bar inside the Netherland Hilton adjacent to the lobby of the hotel. You may seat yourself at the bar or at any of the comfortably cushioned lounge chairs with a table. This place oozes ambience. My visit was in the evening and this was the perfect place to stop for cocktails... 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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, 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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