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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #3 of 1,730 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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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Augusta, GA
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524 reviews 524 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This has been listed as one of seven best in the country, top 100, best in Cincinnati and other such accolades. Bottom line is the place is gorgeous, the service is top notch, the menu is fine dining, but it is not stuffy. A bonus for us was that the bar at the other end of the room had a... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have to preface this review by saying that I am a 'foodie' from a 'foodie town'. I enjoyed my dinner at Orchids at Palm Court (and especially enjoyed the price! I thought our meal would cost double w hat it did), but wasn't wowed by the experience. The atmosphere leaves something to be desired and, while our wait service... More

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Oranjestad, Aruba
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Orchids is an elegant restaurant with a very fine service of the several courses. No wonder they are among the Top 100 Restaurants in the USA! Definitely worth your visit.

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Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

High end restaurant in the Hilton Netherlands. Dual staircases from the mezzanine, intricate french art deco motif, excellent food and service. Pricier than many local restaurants, but well worth it.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a nostalgic visit for my mother-in-law. We almost always bring her here when we visit. The room is what we go for. It is Art Deco - jazz age perfect. The food is good- this time a bit more innovative using Aisian and Latin influences.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had breakfast here once while staying 5 nights at the Hilton, the food was good, hot, they replaced items in the buffet often, but the service was lacking, saw our waiter 3 times, taking our order, pouring our coffee, bringing the check, thats it, plates were never cleared, coffee was refilled but a lady walking by that we had to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I'm usually not impressed by restaurants but this one is one of the best experiences we have ever had. Orchids is the kind of restaurant that would exceed anyone's expectations! This place is classy!!! Let me say that the staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The ambience is great for a romantic or business dinner. We had: House made... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

So, the restaurant advertises itself as the #1 restaurant in Cincinnati set on the 2nd floor of a hotel, and I thought to myself, 'nah', how good could it be? For my wife's birthday, we went. The hotel called me beforehand and asked me for her name, and there was a birthday card awaiting her at the table. From there... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

this place has a vast history and everything in it is authentic. it underwent a renovation back in the eighties and to their surprise they discovered all of the beautiful paintings and would work hidden below slabs of drywall. to come here is truly breathtaking it is an amazing place in the middle of the city that is been there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Thank's! Orchids at Palm Court in Cincinnati for making our aniversary a very special one, with great food and your great staff that provided great service we both really enjoyed the experience.

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