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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 1,761 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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I decided to return to celebrate my birthday. I loved my first visit, but this experience was even better. They exceeded my expectations in every way. They acknowledged my birthday, provided excellent service, and prepared delicious food. We enjoyed the scallops and the dessert the most. The restaurant itself is beautiful, but the meal was a special event.

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Having enjoyed a Thanksgiving brunch, we returned to Orchids for dinner to celebrate a birthday. Service and setting were excellent, but the food did not justify the expense. On the strength of brussels sprouts accompaniment, I order the duck breast. For $30+ I expected more than 3 brussels sprouts LEAVES. I expected food rather than decorations.

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Richmond, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Loved the whole experience for the Sunday Brunch here. Waitress was very helpful, and the food was fantastic. Loved the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict.

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Leawood, KS
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107 reviews 107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Orchid's would have merited five stars, but the service was a little slow the night we were there to celebrate our mother's 91st birthday. The ambience and food definitely rates five stars even though some dishes arrived cold or luke warm. In fairness to the wait staff, it was a very busy Sunday night and we were a party of... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I dined at Orchids for my 30th birthday. It was amazing- one of the most "high class" restaurant experiences I've had in Cincinnati. Definitely THE most high class restaurant experience I've had in Cincinnati that wasn't at a Jeff Ruby restaurant. My husband told them we'd be celebrating my birthday and there was a personalized card waiting... More 

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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
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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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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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