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“The most beautiful venue in Cincinnati” 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 1,658 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, 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.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The most beautiful venue in Cincinnati”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Art Deco magnificence surrounds you as you enjoy terrific cocktails and great hors d'oerves. Went for drinks and light food for a friend's special birthday, and no where else delivers like Orchid's.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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United States
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Totally Hedonistic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Orchids is probably at the tip top of our choices for restaurants in the Cincinnati area. Whether attending a holiday brunch or taking company to dinner, it's always a treat. The food is wonderful and the service top notch. The ambiance, well it's hard to beat the painted tapestry murals and the art deco architecture for making any trip here special. If you enjoy good food and old fashioned elegance (picture everyone's meal arriving and the silver covers being lifted on all the dines simultaneously), then you would be sorely remiss if you don't make this one of your favorites as well.

  • Visited December 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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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I haven't had white tablecloth service like since I was in Europe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Wonderfully trained and accommodating staff. Amuse-bouche, intermezzo, silver domed-entrees, oh la la! We were having a business dinner -- our serving team was attentive yet soooo unobtrusive. When a member of our group accidentally order a dish with pork and realized her mistake, Peter wisked it away and brought a fabulous salad instead. The bar also know how to make a campari-orange cocktail properly :) I can't wait to go back to Cincy, if just to eac at Orchids!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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dzucker@fuse.net
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch in a classical setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

There is something special about eating a Sunday brunch at the Orchids. The setting is impressive, the amounts and variety of food are impressive. Its one of those places that are well worth the extra money for the experience. Its also fun to listen to the other groups of guests who are also celebrating something when you visit. There are also out of town people as well as intown people who appreciate the experience.

Visited June 2012
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Florence, KY
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best brunch around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

If you are looking for a place to have a quiet cup of tea or an amazing brunch, this is the place. There is a wide array of choices to meet the most discerning tastes and it's an elegant setting.

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