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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 1,750 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 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
Miami Beach
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The Palm Court is an amazing art deco restored two story space in the Netherlands hotel. My parents were actually married in one of the ballrooms...also restored Art Deco masterpiece of detail, scale, sculpture, lighting, painting, etc. There is also a bar and bar menu that is delicious...so you know that Orchids is a step above that. If you don't... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We visited Orchids at Palm Court in November as we ventured through Cincinnati on an early Christmas present. The weekend had been perfect so far, and we expected the same with the reputation of the Orchids at Palm Court. We walked in and immediately felt the noses of the waiters turn up at us (we being my girlfriend and I,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The breakfast buffet was good enough but we almost didn't eat there because the hostess was so discombobulated that she didn't know where to sit us or what to do with us. They were NOT busy so we weren't sure what was going on. Once we got seated, we were in good hands and had a great experience with our... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We belong to a gourmet club for the past 30 some years and each Christmas time, we go out to a nice true gourmet restaurant. We usually go to a newer version, but this year, We went to an oldie but great one, Orchids. It is in the Netherland hotel at 5th and race st. and is one of the... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Giving full disclosure, I should say up front that I've reviewed Orchids at the Palm Court previously. But it was two years ago and while we've eaten there since, last night was such a great experience, I felt it deserved another "5". Our dinner group (4 couples) celebrated the holidays, and everything about the evening was superlative. Our server was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Menu was great as was food and service. Wine list was complete. Nice little desert for anniversary celebration made for an evening to enjoy. Second anniversary we have spent at this restaurant and hope to do the same many more times.

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Franklin Park, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best brunches I have ever had. Absolutely outstanding food with enormous amount of choices, beautiful dining room, great service and very affordable for what you get! Well worth it!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We went back for our Anniversary and ordered the chateaubriand for two again( my wife's favorite) We were not disappointed and the service exceptional, the Maitre d Charles makes your visit very special. Great wine selections and we had a great red wine under $60.00.

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Montgomery, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

What a fantastic experience. We had read the reviews on TA and were not disappointed! The food was outstanding and the service unparalleled. Michael was our main waiter and he was wonderful. The rest of the staff was also very warm and friendly. The food was truly Five Star! We had the duck which melted in your mouth. Perfectly cooked... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American

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