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“Excellent by any standard” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Orchids at Palm Court

Orchids at Palm Court
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Central Business District)
513-421-9100
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Ranked #2 of 1,653 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Kingston, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent by any standard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

I didn't get a chance to have dinner here but had lunch. The scallops were excellent by any standard. The composition was innovative and simply wonderful. The prices are well below New York for the quality. I regret that I have to leave town (going. Home) before having a chance at their full tasting menu.

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English first
France
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Splendid dining in breathtaking surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

New York prices, but worth every penny. They are proud of their chef, and rightly so. Service is friendly and efficient. Only the sauces could be even better. And the room is, well, breathtaking.

Visited October 2012
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Cincy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

So far, my favorite place to eat in Cincinnati. Have been here on many occasions for brunch and dinner. Both excellent. Atmosphere is great for a couple's night out or dinner with the family. Service is always great and accommodations can be made for delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“First class all the way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is fine dining at its finest! The service is superb, as is the food.
A great place to go for a special occasion.

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Padua, Italy
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Nicer & more expensive than Cincinnati standards”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very nice location in the liberty-style atrium of one of the "oldest" skyscrapers in town. The food is ok, i.e. above Concinnati average, and quite sophisticated. The price is high vs Cincinnati standards: $70 for a relatively light meal with two cups of wine and dessert.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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