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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 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a nostalgic visit for my mother-in-law. We almost always bring her here when we visit. The room is what we go for. It is Art Deco - jazz age perfect. The food is good- this time a bit more innovative using Aisian and Latin influences.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Had breakfast here once while staying 5 nights at the Hilton, the food was good, hot, they replaced items in the buffet often, but the service was lacking, saw our waiter 3 times, taking our order, pouring our coffee, bringing the check, thats it, plates were never cleared, coffee was refilled but a lady walking by that we had to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I'm usually not impressed by restaurants but this one is one of the best experiences we have ever had. Orchids is the kind of restaurant that would exceed anyone's expectations! This place is classy!!! Let me say that the staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The ambience is great for a romantic or business dinner. We had: House made... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

So, the restaurant advertises itself as the #1 restaurant in Cincinnati set on the 2nd floor of a hotel, and I thought to myself, 'nah', how good could it be? For my wife's birthday, we went. The hotel called me beforehand and asked me for her name, and there was a birthday card awaiting her at the table. From there... More

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Henderson, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
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107 reviews 107 reviews
80 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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