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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #2 of 1,742 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Race Street
Transit: TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
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.
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English first
Columbus, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I ate at Orchids at Palm Court this past weekend while taking a mini-vacation to Cincinnati. Being college students, this restaurant was an obvious splurge; however, we did not realize just how ridiculous it would be. Like many high end places, you get literally 3 bites of food with every plate-yet we paid upwards of 100 dollars... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My wife and I were by blind luck, staying at the Hilton Netherland Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. Inquiring about a great restaurant at the front desk, I was informed the the Orchids, across the lobby was # 1 in town. Correcto. A unique decor of the art deco restored hotel, a perfect service staff, and marvelous presentations of our starters... More

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband made a reservation for us at Orchids along with another couple for Halloween night dinner. I knew nothing about Orchids, so I was in for an amazing and unexpected treat. We felt as though we were walking on the Red Carpet as we ascended the wide stairs to this art deco beauty of a restaurant. Gorgeous murals extend... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Orchids at Palm Court is located in art deco hotel that is beautiful and timeless architecturally. The restaurant is quiet and dignified. The servers are well accomplished. They know how to be present without hovering, and they know the menu. They can explain in detail the contents and style of preparation of every item. Finally, the menu is imaginative,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Sunday Brunch was the ultimate. I went back three times and loved it all. Very nice atmosphere and decor.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a restaurant. Excellent food, outstanding service, and the atmosphere of the roaring 20's. You will be looking for Jay Gatsby and Daisy sitting in a corner booth.

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Johnstown, PA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our party of 3 (parents and one adult child) ate at The Orchids at Palm Court on a Saturday evening recently. The whole experience was excellent. First of all, the setting is gorgeous. The restaurant, located off of the main lobby of the Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel, has high ceilings (probably 40 to 50 feet). There are beautiful painted murals... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I love this lovely resturant on the main floor of the hotel. It is exquisitely decorated and the staff is polite and efficient. We ordered one drink from te bar each, and when we went to pY our bill, the waitress gave me a drink on the house. I had ordered one of the speciality drinks so this was a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This restaurant is excellent in all aspects - food, service, decor,... you name it. A former employee of the restaurant recommended it, and he was 100% correct. The presentations were choreographed to a tee, but that was a nice touch. My wife's comment was they made food she doesn't like to eat (mushrooms) taste delicious, so that is really saying... More

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Southfield, Michigan
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304 reviews 304 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This restaurant is an incredible wow! The staging, the performance of excellence in a dining experience is something we have yet to experience in our travels. We are impressed. The wines in an Art Deco 1938 space with performance and knowledge imparted by Paul, Emily, Kyle and Eric push this rich culinary experience to an exceptional level unknown where we... More

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Additional Information about Orchids at Palm Court

Address: 35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
Phone Number: 513-421-9100
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American

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