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Orchids at Palm Court

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35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Race Street)
TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
513-421-9100
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: Orchids at Palm Court is an award-winning fine dining restaurant located in...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Perfect Special Occasion Treat

Our daughter's milestone birthday celebration was a knockout. Even at age 40, it's hard to get kids to dress for an occasion ... but not at Orchids. Everything there is over the top: the food is imaginative, delicious and beautifully served, the service is impeccable, and the art deco setting is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
neal s
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ryland heights, ky
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ryland heights, ky
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our daughter's milestone birthday celebration was a knockout. Even at age 40, it's hard to get kids to dress for an occasion ... but not at Orchids. Everything there is over the top: the food is imaginative, delicious and beautifully served, the service is impeccable, and the art deco setting is elegant -- right out of a movie. There just... More 

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Thank neal s
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel and arrived for dinner at the reserved time, we were and led to our table the wine was fine, the treatment was excellent and the food was outstanding. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner and evening and will come back another time to enjoy our time together.

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Thank Jim A
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good variety and quick service, even for a business lunch. Atmosphere is historic and elegant. Food is appropriate for the area.

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Thank ctwood0729
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Among the best in the nation, consistently. This is not a 'find' it is a 'destination' in its own right. Great menu, Russian table presentation, eclectic wine menu with great recommendations. The table staff knows what they are doing and is attentive without being pushy...they respond to your timing and not the kitchen. Fifth visit, each a treat.

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Thank NetworkM
Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had brunch here a couple of weeks ago. What an amazing experience. There were an incredible selection of foods to choose from. And it wasn't expensive for the choices you have. My only advice, go hungry!!

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Thank 60993John
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful service...just he right amount of attention. Great food and cocktails. Beautiful, intimate atmosphere.

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Thank Dan A
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't say enough about this exquisite dining area in the Netherland Hilton. The ambiance is incredible and the food and waitstaff are impeccable. What you get for Sunday Brunch is a great selection and well worth the reasonable price. The architecture of this building and restaurant is something to experience. So looking forward to coming again !!

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Thank allie551
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion the Happy Hour at the Palm Court Bar is the best in town. You are taken back in time to a classy Art Deco experience. Great place to go for a special treat.

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Thank MaryNoreen
Florence, ky
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me & my husband had our wedding brunch here with all our family, and the selection and quality of food was outstanding!

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Thank Jo E
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another outstanding meal at what must be the most lovely room in the midwest. The art deco surroundings are truly one of a kind. Every course was a delight and the service impeccable. Highly recommended for that special occasion.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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