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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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Oxford, OH
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Orchids is one of those places that should be on your bucket list. The setting is without parallel in Cincinnati or for that matter most places! Dinner was fantastic. There is almost always an Amuse that was wonderful. I wonder how many egg shells they go through in a week! My sweet breads were wonderful but the Oyster Veloute was... More 

Thank Jack026
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for special occasions of all kind. We celebrated Easter with family and we will never forget how special the experience was. We definitely will be back!

Thank kellywO3848MM
Milford, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have shared many anniversaries and birthdays here. Stayed on our wedding night at the hotel and we keep coming back for 31 years now.

Thank Jim M
Peoria, Illinois
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 40 for Sunday Brunch after a wedding in the hotel and it was a fabulous way to end the weekend! Wonderful presentation, great variety, lovely music, gorgeous surroundings and friendly staff! A must do if you are in Cincinnati!

Thank Star2014
Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the last year or two, I've dined at Orchids for dinner. On other occasions I've also enjoyed brunch and evening cocktails. They do a great job all the way around. I had mushroom soup on one occasion that I still think about - the best of its kind! Chef Todd Kelly was recently featured on the "CBS This Morning"... More 

Thank Gwen F
Provo, Utah
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202 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved everything about this dining experience. Sometimes I am hesitant to make reservations at a dining room inside a hotel. Seems like many times I’m disappointed. Not so this time. Loved the food. Loved the service. Dining room is simply amazing, completed in the 1930s and heralds back to those classic old-school days. Will definitely return. One of the nicest... More 

Thank Jack H
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recall a more exquisite dining experience, and my husband and I are worldwide travelers who love fine restaurants. This place hit all the right notes: professional staff, courteous and knowledgable servers, a great wine list with fair prices, interesting and varied menu choices, and every dish was perfectly cooked and seasoned, beautifully presented. Oh, all of this took... More 

Thank TeresaB25
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience! Our server, Sean (and everyone that assisted him) was beyond excellent! The food was so delicious and the ambiance of the restaurant was just plain wonderful. Learning the history of the building and enjoying the impeccable accents and design of the restaurant only added to our outstanding experience! We've dined in a lot of places around... More 

Thank PixieVivi
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet was ok but not as great as I had expected from this restaurants awesome reviews. They were setting up for Sunday brunch which appeared to be the main focus of most of the staff when we were there. I will try brunch next time instead of breakfast.

Thank Andrea R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal at Orchids with four friends I did the multi-course food and wine pairing. It was fantastic. The food presentation and service were excellent. Orchids has to be one of the most beautiful restaurants in the midwest. They were also more than happy to do separate checks!

Thank 892steve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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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