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“First class all the way”

Orchids at Palm Court
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Ranked #1 of 2,005 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is fine dining at its finest! The service is superb, as is the food.
A great place to go for a special occasion.

Thank miss8182
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very nice location in the liberty-style atrium of one of the "oldest" skyscrapers in town. The food is ok, i.e. above Concinnati average, and quite sophisticated. The price is high vs Cincinnati standards: $70 for a relatively light meal with two cups of wine and dessert.

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Thank 5-5-2007
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We tried this restaurant during a stay at the Hilton hotel in the same building. We decided to order the five course tasting menu with lobster salad, scallops with carameled cauliflower, pork duet and lamb tenderloin. Excellent mouth watering preparations in reasonably sized portions. I could not have the Chocolate Pavé with Cherries and Fromage Blanc with Rosemary Pineapple for dessert as I am gluten sensitive, but my husband said it was very good. Instead they offered me a trio of house prepared sorbets. My favorite was the coconut. I chose the wine pairing option. Although two were sweeter wines (never my own choice) they worked excellently with each dish. Taught me to keep a more open mind about wines and let the experts help with food pairings.
Staff was extraordinarily courteous and helpful. Superior service on a Thursday evening.Wait staff was sensitive to my dietary needs, making sure to omit and/or modify any ingredient that contained gluten.
Be sure to get hotel guide available at the restaurant and take a quick walking tour of the hotel. The decor is a stunningly beautiful example of art deco extravagance and craftsmanship. How fortunate that this hotel and restaurant was restored to its former glory.

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3  Thank Becky053
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

I love the choices, the art filled atmosphere, the courteous wait staff, the fresh pasta grill. Eating is an experience that I have gladly shared with friends and family several times. The prices are very good for such a lovely place.

Thank joyousdona
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Wonderful food and art deco decor. There are paintings and mural designs everywhere which apparently were found and restored during certain phases of renovation.

Thank ron114
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