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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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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
great place to ear brunch

The brunch on Father's Day was spectacular(it's the same as every other Sunday brunch). Everything there from meat to fish to breakfast food and much, much more. Well presented and very tasty

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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ohio
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The brunch on Father's Day was spectacular(it's the same as every other Sunday brunch). Everything there from meat to fish to breakfast food and much, much more. Well presented and very tasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here a number of times, but our recent celebratory dinner resulted in as fine a meal and as fine a dining experience as we've ever had. The service was impeccable, the food was magnificent. And if you've never sat in the Netherland Plaza and looked at your surroundings, you ought to do so. Each year, several couples meet... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband surprised me with dinner at Orchid for my birthday. The restaurant is large with high ceilings and lots of plants. The menu was very unique with seasonal and interesting selections. Dining there was a great experience for all the senses. Our food was amazing! If you order something from each course menu, you will easily spend $75-$100 per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A bargain for the high level of service, presentation, and creativity, that is. While on the pricey side for dinner, the restaurant is a real gem for lunch. I enjoyed fried Brussels sprouts and shrimp with a Vietnamese-style vinaigrette, a crème brulee tart, and coffee - all excellent and reasonably priced. Other reviewers have mentioned the lunch pasta bar, which... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I went there for drinks. The service was very good. I had an old fashion and it was well done. It was wonderful just to sit there and feel like you have gone back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I have only had one meal in my life that compares in quality to dinner at the Orchids at Palm Court, and that meal was fresh out of the sea in a tiny fishing village off the coast of Chile, South America! The food is absolutely amazing every time I have been to this restaurant. I have had the grand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Orchids is consistently rated the #1 restaurant in Cincinnati for a reason. The food is decadent and the service is impeccable. They aren't trying to go for "trendy" here. Think of what people expected of fine dining when this awesome Art Deco space was created in the 30's - complete with silver platters and a full wait staff - then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Great option of a continual buffet which was quick and satisfying. They offered a nice variety of fruits, yogurt, oatmeal, and sweets. Just a bit pricey at $11.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The restaurant is located in what was the lobby of the historic Netherland Hotel. Murals and Art Deco abound. The service is top notch adhering to all the classic "rules" of fine dining without being pretentious. All of the food is fresh, uniquely prepared and presented. The tasting menu, featuring five or so small portion courses, is the best way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

In the Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. Worth a trip to the hotel. Great selection. Fabulous atmosphere. A must dine!

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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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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, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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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