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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
+1 513-564-6424
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (79 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (26 reviews)
“maine lobster” (9 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a reason why this restaurant is ranked number 1! From the moment you walk in until the moment you leave there are no details left unattended. From the detailed explanation of the foods, to the exquisite presentation of our meals, to the attention...More

Thank Jon Denise D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Housed in the elegant Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in downtown Cincinnati, Orchids offers fabulous service, food and drink. Weekend evenings finds a lively scene attended by Hilton guests and Cincinnatians alike. The in-house jazz band, which performs Friday and Saturday evenings, captures a full range...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I where going there at least a couple of times a year. It was always a pleasant visit!! Food was always great! Service was Great also! Lost my wife about 3+ years ago now & haven't touched base with Orchids in awhile....More

Thank Jeffie017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Cincinnati jewel. Lovely restaurant, stunning Art Deco interior which is original . Older hotel but well maintained. Bar, food, everything excellent. Just a stop at the bar is an experience.

Thank lbunte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was there with family and friends. They seat in rounds. We reserved for the last seating and if they've run out of a particular item, it's your tough luck. Now, granted, they have plenty of food but I really wanted what they ran out of....More

Thank 367diannem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got my foodie husband a gift card to Orchids at Palm Court for Christmas since he had never been to a AAA five-diamond restaurant. We each got a three-course dinner and found everything to be amazing! The building and dining room are gorgeous, the...More

Thank cjoystover
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was unable to enjoy the dinner at this restaurant, but was fortunate enough to catch a music performance at the bar. There is wonderful live jazz on weekend nights. Great place to grab a drink!

Thank Joshua O
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We gathered with friends for a delightful brunch. The options were plentiful and Chef Megan did an amazing job on the pastries. This is a wonderful tradition for young and old.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 3 January 2018

THIS is the place for that very, very special dinner with the special companion. Oh, yeah........yummmmmmm......ahhhhhhhh.......

Thank Cheryle W
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The food was delicious, the service great, and the atmosphere unique. It's worth a visit if only to see the beautiful dining room!

Thank eastc0astwanderer
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Questions & Answers
Laurie P
30 May 2017|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Gluten-free is ONLY a consideration for those few people who test allergic to it. It represents no known health risk to anyone who has not tested positive for gluten allergies.
20 January 2017|
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Response from lsa13 | Reviewed this property |
I could not tell you about the Lobster Bisque, however here is the website orchidsatpalmcourt
Lonna B
19 December 2016|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I presume they offer that, but follow Gwen's advice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-564-6424
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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