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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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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, 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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  • 259
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Wonderful!

My 14 year old chose Orchids for his birthday dinner. We were skeptical at first, but were quickly won over as soon as we entered the restaurant! The hostess was fantastic! Wished my oldest a happy birthday with no prompting. We were seated at a beautiful booth and a handwritten birthday card... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Teresa W
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Cincinnati, Ohio
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My 14 year old chose Orchids for his birthday dinner. We were skeptical at first, but were quickly won over as soon as we entered the restaurant! The hostess was fantastic! Wished my oldest a happy birthday with no prompting. We were seated at a beautiful booth and a handwritten birthday card was placed in front of my son. The... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The most lovely place in Cincinnati to dine, or brunch, very special for a romantic or family gathering. Other places may match their quality of food, but nothing can match the ambience, music and the amazing architecture. Just special. Cincinnati's finest.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The dinner service is amazing! I went with a large group of senior managers while they were in town and we were all quite impressed. Easily 5 star! The food is exceptional as well. I had been only once before for dinner, and had recalled how much I enjoyed it. While their breakfast and lunch service are also very good,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very special place for lunch or dinner in downtown Cincinnati. Food is wonderful as is the service and always a nice selection. The old hotel is beautiful so take some time to look around to look.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the place to go when you are looking for someplace romantic, special and sure to impress. Cuisine is outstanding and creative. Service is outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant and elegant surroundings. Staff members were professional, attentive, and on top of providing unbelievable service. It is one of the nicest restaurants in downtown Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food-not just the normal stuff for brunch. Great to go with family and friends for special occasions.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It has been a while since I have been there, but I have no reason to believe that going again would be any difference. I went with a large group of people (10 or more) and they accommodated us with no issue. It was a welcoming atmosphere and a fantastic place to finish the celebration of my 40th birthday.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited Orchids for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. Everything we ordered was delicious and for the plates that we split they were nice enough to serve on separate plates. I ordered the scallops and they were some of the best I've had in Cincinnati. Portions are on the small size so I would recommend ordering something from each... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fantasy location for a meal of a drink. A don't miss it or you'll be sorry experience.They don't make them like this any 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: Romantic, Special occasions, 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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