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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 1,760 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! We felt so tended to and cared for. Amazing and Immaculate service with mouth watering food.Thank you so much for a wonderful anniversary dinner. We will definitely be eating here again even if it's the only reason to visit Cincinnati for.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I recently visited here with high expectations from what we've read and heard from others. Sometimes it's unfair to have such expectations but in this case Orchids met and exceeded everyone of them. The service was special with legion of people waiting on your every need. We ordered the stuffed quail, lobster salad, sweet potato soup and... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Wow what amazing service and flavors. Every single detail was paid attention. They were very accommodating our substitution requests. The extras topped off the experience- palate cleanser, sweets with the bill, then sweets to go. The butternut squash truffle and tuna appetizer were divine combinations.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My wife was hosting her book club at our house, so I made myself scarce and had dinner solo at Orchids. It had been a while since we had eaten there, but their high standards hadn't slipped a bit. It's definitely a fine-dining, white-table-cloth experience, and you can find many less-expensive places to eat, but there were diners dressed in... More 

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Akron, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I ate here as part of a birthday weekend. I had been recommended this establishment by the concierge of the hotel so naturally I assumed it was simply an enthusiastic plug for their own in-house dining. Believe me when I say your meal here is not simply food, its a performance of culinary inspiration. The food was... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We popped in a cold and rainy Christmas Eve, and had delicious mixed drinks and a few appetizers. Although I have lived in cincinnati for 35 years, This is only my second visit, and it made for a nice memory of my first visit 34 years ago!. If they have express service for before theatre dinners (especially Cincinnati Shakespeare's early... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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162 reviews 162 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Servers were attentive and served with flair. Drinks were excellent. Surroundings are beautiful. Not sure the food would rank as the 7th best in the USA as advertised.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Celebrated our 51st anniversary here. Just great. A throwback to days gone by. Don't be in a hurry and wear your better clothes. No need for a tie but you'll fit in if you step it up a bit. The service hovers just in the background. Not overwhelming but 180 degrees beyond ,"Hi I'm Joe and I'll be your server."... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What an amazing breakfast. We were 'walk ins' for the Dicken's Brunch and I would recommend reservations. They found us a seat at the bar and the selection was beyond anything I had ever seen before. It was a bit pricey-$100 for two, but the food was amazing.

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Miami Beach
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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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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