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Orchids at Palm Court

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Central Business District
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35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Race Street)
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food excellent and the service can't be beat. Old fashions and manhattens made the right way. A single cube and the select cherries. You won't be displeased with anything here

Thank Ron K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So we picked a bad night as there was a big party in and the services was very slow . saying that they did keep bringing out snacks to keep us going and when the food did finally arrive some folk had lost their appetite so they did not charge us. Now i am a pie and chips , meat... More 

Thank bvlynch
West Chester
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think this is one of the most forgotten fine dinning experiences in the Cincinnati area...Great place for a romantic get away!

Thank Michael B
Ludlow, KY
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoy the only 5 star restaurant in the area.....and there's a reason for that. This is THE place for special celebrations. Let them know ahead of time and they'll make it happen!! The art deco architecture will enthrall. You will experience an exceptional dining experience that surpasses all others. A varied menu with unique and regular offerings - something for... More 

Thank WorldTravelLady101
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Orchids is my go-to restaurant when I am in Cincinnati. Been here a few times, and this review was for a visit from last year. Just got around to review it now. Restaurant has nice ambience, suitable for special events or business dinners. Or simply if you love excellent quality food at good value. Similar type of dining in other... More 

Thank VKuswandi
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is amazing! From the food to drinks to the atmosphere, it is a top class spot. I've been there twice, once for Birthday celebration and once for their annual Christmas morning buffet. Enjoyed it both times. It is pretty expensive though and kind of old-school. There are a lot of older people around, but I think that is... More 

Thank chuchke
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think this is the more Elegant Rest in Cincinnati, Ohio. Excellent food service but be prepared to spend a good price for the food. It is worth it especially for special evening with someone special.

Thank Gary R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We lunch at Orchids for special occasions in my office, and every time, the experience is excellent. We have even had the pleasure of being invited to a Chef's Table in Chef Todd Kelly's spotless kitchen! You've GOT to try the Pasta Bar at lunch!

Thank CMP4000
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service at this restaurant is second to none. Our water glasses and drinks were filled promptly. The pasta bar was excellent, with generous portions. Price was reasonable for the setting and service.

Thank hollywoodn60
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I went here for our anniversary. It was fancier than we're used to but the service was awesome and the food was even better. Very unique food dishes. I'd recommend The Orchids for a very nice dinner.

Thank mvsap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
    (Race Street)
  • Public Transportation: TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 513-421-9100
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?