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“Accommodating every pallet” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Orchids at Palm Court

Orchids at Palm Court
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Ranked #1 of 1,883 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Haverford, PA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Accommodating every pallet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Celebrated our daughters graduation from U Cincinnati. I'm vegan and my daughter is vegetarian. We had three carniviors along for the ride. We were greeted with "congratulations" when we arrived, when seated and surprised when her dessert was served on a plate with congratulations written in chocolate. The service was superb. Our server, Paul, was the Dining Captian and not only attended to our every need, he advised us on vegan/vegetarian options and modifications. Everything was delicious. The vegan "snapper" was made with portobellos and a olive oil based sauce full of flavor. The vegetarian option used butter. I have to say this was the best vegan meal I have ever had. The meat eaters split Beef bourgeois, finished table side, perfect temperature, cut like butter. Desserts were amazing, too. Don't miss this amazing gem.

Visited April 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just an OK place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The food and service we received was a little above average but a lot more was expected for the price. Overall it is decent but not as good as the other reviews would lead you to believe.

  • Visited November 2012
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Darien
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant was beautiful and food selections were fantastic. Server was very attentive. Can't wait to visit again!

Visited April 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A win for sure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Orchids at Palm Court (in the Hilton Netherland) in downtown Cincinnati provided a wonderful evening. Beautiful ambiance takes you back with a stunning art deco décor, the furnishings and very high ceilings with art and metal provides an opulent feel. Extremely attentive, but not intrusive, wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines. The food was great, artfully presented and the surprising extras sent from the kitchen were a delight. I had the braised short ribs and they were perfect.

The prices seemed a bit steep for Cincinnati, but the experience was so upscale I didn’t mind at all. I will absolutely return when I am back in town.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ChristiCN
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Brussels, Belgium
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very fancy dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

It was a very well balance meal, with excellent fresh quality ingredients, and superbly presented. Service is outstanding. Just ambience is a bit "old fashion"

Visited April 2013
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