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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #4 of 1,727 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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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91% Recommend
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English first
Henderson, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

this place has a vast history and everything in it is authentic. it underwent a renovation back in the eighties and to their surprise they discovered all of the beautiful paintings and would work hidden below slabs of drywall. to come here is truly breathtaking it is an amazing place in the middle of the city that is been there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Thank's! Orchids at Palm Court in Cincinnati for making our aniversary a very special one, with great food and your great staff that provided great service we both really enjoyed the experience.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My dining experience was one of the best I've ever had in a hotel restaurant. The menu, although small, provided excellent choices for 3-4 courses of fine dining. Each course was excellent, well-prepared, and used seasonal ingredients. I had a salad of mache, grilled fruits, and pancetta for an appetizer. My main course was duck breast, prepared medium rare with... More

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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Based on reviews by Trip Advisor we decided to try this restaurant. The moment you walk into the Hilton and approach the restaurant, you are enveloped in sumptuous quiet surroundings. I was so busy looking around that I almost forgot to look at the menu. We had appetizers, entrees and desserts and were not disappointed. The service was impeccable. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stay at the Hilton when Im in Cincinnati, so, this is the restaurant as part of my hotel. In the lift lobby, there is a big picture advertising Orchids with a huge looking fillet steak. Unfortunately, and to my complete disappointment, this is not on the menu! The menu at Orchids is very limited, though you can order from... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The wife and I were staying in the Hilton Netherlands overnight after a Reds ballgame, we decided to stop in here for a nightcap and a bite before retiring to our room. The atmosphere is very grand and the surroundings very beautiful a must see. We ordered a couple of drinks and enjoy the entertainment for the evening,I believe it... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We always start out in the bar of the palm court in the Netherlands Hotel. The bar almost too beautiful to believe. The drinks are always perfect. Moving from the bar to the dining room you find an equally beautiful space with marble, mahogany and art deco masterpieces all around you. The food will not disappoint you. I had a... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Unbelieveable unexpected surprise. Amazing place. We were there for the weekend for a getaway not planning to have dinner here. Didn't even know about the place but it was downstairs so we decided to give it a try for dinner. Food, ambiance, service all unsurpassed. Every course was seasoned perfectly with complex layers and textures. Sunday brunch the next morning... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Seasonal delicacies such as Copper River salmon and Soft Shell crabs were enhanced by the Chef's touch but with the natural flavor shining through. As always, the service was impeccable. This is the finest restaurant in Cincinnati, without a doubt.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We did a quick getaway to Cincinnati for our anniversary and chose Orchids at Palm Court for dinner. The entire experience was memorable, from the time we walked into the spectacular Art Deco hotel til we made our way back to the valet parking (which is free if you eat at the restaurant). I cannot say enough positive things about... More

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