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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Orchids at Palm Court is an award-winning fine dining restaurant located in...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Outstanding Sunday brunch in a gorgeous room with superb service

Yes, this was one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant. I'm tempted to qualify that statement with "for brunch," but the experience was remarkable in every way. The selection and quality of the food was hard to beat, service was exemplary and it was extremely reasonably priced. I and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
BBinSEA
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, this was one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant. I'm tempted to qualify that statement with "for brunch," but the experience was remarkable in every way. The selection and quality of the food was hard to beat, service was exemplary and it was extremely reasonably priced. I and a dear friend reunited after many years and... More 

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Thank BBinSEA
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The elegance of the Palm Court can be a touch intimidating to the infrequent diner but the staff more than compensates for it with their warmth in welcoming and serving you like you are the only patron in their care! The staff engaged us as if we were dignitaries yet they were not intrusive in their attentiveness to our needs.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is true fine dining. The food is almost always perfect and the service as well. It's very classic but without feeling stuffy or uncomfortable. It's a quieter atmosphere yet comfortable.

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cvg
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the epitome of fine dining. Everything here is in the superlative. Service, food, atmosphere all come together to pure culinary perfection. The variety is such that the diner is almost overwhelmed with the various selections. The wait staff gives gentle guidance as to what goes with what, white wine, red wine, an ale perhaps, and yet no pressure.... More 

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Thank drmmcvg
Michigan
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed breakfast here during our two-night stay at the hotel. Delicious food, and friendly staff.

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Thank svfleming
Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This luxurious brunch, includes everything, including a selection of cheeses, eggs Benedict, waffles breakfast breads, hot lunch entrees and sides, and delicious desserts. At $30-35 per person, it's not cheap, but definitely well worth the money spent for the food and the experience.

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Thank Christaann
North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is beyond measure. The dining is superb, great atmosphere, This is the place to be if you want a quiet pace to eat and converse. I highly recommend it, especially on Thursday evenings.

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Thank Frank J
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner reservations for 8. We were able to sit at the bar until our table freed up. The presentation and staff were excellent. They treated guests like royalty. All 4 courses were excellent. This is a dining experience and you shouldn't go starving or in a rush, sit down and enjoy the experience. I had the duck confit and... More 

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Thank CruisinNurse
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful, romantic restaurant in Cincinnati. It's not cheap, but if you're looking for a special place for a special evening, this is it. If they have a brunch, GO FOR IT!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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198 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the marrow ravioli to start. Very tasty. Followed up with the farrow island salmon which was outstanding and delicious. For my main course I had the lamb filet Wellington. It too was very good. The quality of the food is excellent. The service was impeccable. I did not have any dessert but they gave macaroons which were out of... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

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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