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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have eaten here 2 times. They do not offer a lot for vegetarian options. The food is very good but I feel it is very overpriced. Nice atmosphere and nice place to go for a special occasion.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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388 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pasta bar option at lunch is one of the best I've ever had! The servers are terrific and you always feel at least a little special to be dining here.

Thank explorepossibilities
Miami, Florida
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is beautiful ! Old fashion royal style with the historical spirit :) Food is also first class; chief knows what's good ;) The best meals I ate in Cincinnati !!!

Thank Anna S
Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere, and not very bust at 7pm on a Wednesday night. My group had drinks at the bar. I ordered the house pinot grigio. It was sweet, which I did not like. The waiter gave me another glass of a different brand, and charged me the house price, which was a very nice gesture.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in town to see a show and had actually stayed the Netherlands Plaza before but never dined at Orchids at Palm Court before. We typically find “Hotel” eating establishments are acceptable but nothing special. When I started to look around to find a place I decided on Orchids because of all the fantastic reviews. Well,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in Cincinnati and loved stepping into the Netherland Hilton for a quick walk through and a view of the restaurant, but had never dined here when coming back to visit family, until now. And it was perhaps the most genuinely pleasant dining experience I've had in all of my business travels in the US. Genuine is the... More 

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Webster Groves, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to end our stay in Cincinnati by treating ourselves to dinner at Orchids at Palm Court. We didn't realize that it was located in an historic hotel. What a surprise. The restaurant occupies the former lobby in all of its French Art Deco glory. The staff was attentive and helpful. They made every part of our meal easy... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best! #1 in Cincinnati dining. The service is absolutely a spoiling experience! Cannot be a better spot in town.

Thank Mark H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Orchids is an experience to remember! The historical surroundings is seen few and far between in most restaurants. The staff is attentive and the food is very good. They are one of the few restaurants in Downtown Cincinnati that offer a Breakfast Buffet as well as a Brunch. Both are excellent. I would recommend this restaurant experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This classic Art Deco restaurant is romantic and peaceful adding importance to any meal. The Orchids area is also the place where true 4-star meals are served. The service is also excellent, but turnover of staff means you need to check to be sure the tradition of quality is continuing. The area around the bar also serves food and there... More 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
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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