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“Excellent Sunday Brunch” 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 1,657 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Darien
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant was beautiful and food selections were fantastic. Server was very attentive. Can't wait to visit again!

Visited April 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A win for sure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Orchids at Palm Court (in the Hilton Netherland) in downtown Cincinnati provided a wonderful evening. Beautiful ambiance takes you back with a stunning art deco décor, the furnishings and very high ceilings with art and metal provides an opulent feel. Extremely attentive, but not intrusive, wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines. The food was great, artfully presented and the surprising extras sent from the kitchen were a delight. I had the braised short ribs and they were perfect.

The prices seemed a bit steep for Cincinnati, but the experience was so upscale I didn’t mind at all. I will absolutely return when I am back in town.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, Belgium
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Very fancy dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

It was a very well balance meal, with excellent fresh quality ingredients, and superbly presented. Service is outstanding. Just ambience is a bit "old fashion"

Visited April 2013
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Indianapolis
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Do not pass this by! Stop in and enjoy quality service and decor.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

I stay often at the Hilton Netherlands And always enjoy sitting in the lounge for a night cap beverage. The Art Deco interior of this building and lounge is a treasure and should not be passed by. This place is amazing with wonderful service and incredible interior details.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best bar in town on weekends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The bar associated with this restaurant is absolutely the best. Great wine, great drinks. Weekends is crowded with people of all ages and all modes of dress. the service at the bar is the best. Thank you.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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