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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: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 19
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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
Easter Brunch

Best Easter Brunch in the city. You won't be disappointed. The food is excellent as well as the service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best Easter Brunch in the city. You won't be disappointed. The food is excellent as well as the service!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Orchids is the BEST Sunday brunch (and daily breakfast buffet) in the city! I've been to most of them and nothing can compare. Exquisite atmosphere, superb service, live pianist, prime rib to scream for, smoked fish, fresh shrimp and crab, aromatic cheeses and fresh salads and breads...what more could you want? It's worth the money and even MORE fabulous... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a great place for just Drinks and Desert. If you don't want to spend a lot on dinner don't deprive yourself of the elegance and excellence of this place. Wonderful staff, live jazz music, and a dance floor all wrapped in wonderful art-deco furnishings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Orchids at Palm Court is steeped in history and wonderful Art Deco period design. Curved corner banquette tables for 2 creating cozy little hideaways, immense ceilings and dark wood-carved walls, really tall (~8 foot) fan-back bench seats perfect for transporting back to the 1930s, and an amazing serving staff quick to respond to your every dining need. Oh…. To... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Orchids at Palm Court was on my bucket list of places to eat in Cincinnati. You can count a spending a good $100 a person and for your meal experience to last 2 hours. We ordered the Prix Fixed 5-course dinner and were delighted with the chef's choices. My husband and I started at the Bar at Palm Court enjoying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Located in the Hilton downtown Cincinnati in a fantastic big hall. Little Art Deco high ceilings. Welcomed by a very nice lady. We were escorted to our table. We started off with a cocktail. Our waiter explained the menu. No emotion more reading of a paper. But ok the started with their famous lobster salad. And yes it is great!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We didn't get to experience this full restaurant but we're accommodated in the bar area. The food was great - in particular the fries and the wait staff was accommodating. We closed the place down and there was nary a complaint by the staff. They were attentive - precisely what you'd expect from a place of this caliber.

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We went here during Cincinnati's restaurant week as that is a time to get a taste of top spots for affordable prices. We were greeted warmly, and promptly seated. Ambience has such a vintage, classic upscale feel. There is a jazz band playing, service staff are formally dressed, white table cloths, dim lighting, the whole nine. Service was impeccable. We... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Recently went to Orchids with a group during Restaurant Week in Cincinnati. Elegant. Delicious. The space itself is mesmerizing with its soaring ceilings and Art Deco motif. The service is gracious and complete, as you would find in only the best restaurants. And oh, the food! Each dish was a masterful composition of complex tastes, textures, and artistry. During Restaurant... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Sunday brunch in July for my son's birthday was wonderful!! Loved the omelet made special by a GREAT chef! The choices on the buffet were MANY but my appetite is limited ~ too bad. I wanted everything. The food is delicious, the waitress was attentive and pleasant. The place was packed but we moved through swiftly. A dessert tray was... 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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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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