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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
+1 513-564-6424
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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6:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a 3-day conference at this hotel, Hilton Netherland and ate at the Orchids for both breakfast and lunch. Both breakfast and lunch were set up as buffets for our attendees. The food was very good.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank encore192
Reviewed 4 days ago

So ornate and warm! The best old fashion we've ever had. The staff is fantastic. Not a bad experience in over 10 visits.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ratlifvs
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tasted many times the brunch (4 to 5 by year for 3 years) and it is always a great moment for me. All is great there : the room art-deco without any big changes since 80 years (for me anyway it looks like), the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jipeaero
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed over NYE at the Hilton. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet very much. The coffee was excellent and the staff kept it coming. The food was delicious with many different items to chose from in the buffet. It was great. Only thing I didn’t like...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank adammC506OL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Orchids for our 40th anniversary. This was the best dinner I have ever experienced! The courses were: Tuna crudo with passion fruit, cashews and preserved lemon Butternut squash soup with shrimp, and jalapeño Veal sweetbreads carrot, and oyster saucveal cheeks and truffle...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank russellp117
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Orchids once or twice per year. The hotel is 1920’s Art Deco amazing and the restoration has continued to be excellent. Our dinner and service were perfect. This visit was especially wonderful because of the musical trio performing in the bar. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank w945106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary at The Orchards. We were not disappointed. Visually, the place is a stunning art deco showplace. The entire hotel is stunning. Arriving early, we had a couple of drinks from the bar, which is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jbercaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service at Orchids is incredible. They accommodate anything you want. The little extras are perfect. The menu is very creative. We celebrated a special birthday for four hours. No rush!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the good fortune to work at Orchids in the 80's. Upon returning for the first time since then, it still has all the magic. One thing that really stands out now is the talent of the newly appointed head chef, George Zappas. Every...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had an impromptu dining experience at Orchids at Palm Court, and it was absolutely delightful. We were doing some casual travel and dressed accordingly, never expecting to dine at Orchids, despite staying at the Hilton Netherlands Plaza for the night. When more casual...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CJeannie
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Chloe W
6 September 2018|
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Response from brianjgeraghty | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it changes regularly, so even if I were to look that up for you, it would likely be different by the time you went. Best option would be to call them, as they are very responsive.
Danielle H
15 April 2018|
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Response from tjacobs101 | Reviewed this property |
While we were there, the patrons mostly wore business casual. There were many tables with the diners in suits and more upscale wear. Therefore, you would be comfortable in either depending on your taste and the occasion.
30 May 2017|
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You should call the restaurant and ask what is available.
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
  • 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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