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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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Open Now
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 2 days ago via mobile

From the moment you arrive at Orchids you feel special. Let the amazing Art Deco envelope you and imagine what it would have been like in its hey day! The meals are beautifully prepared with special treats sprinkled in. There is an extensive wine list...More

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’m not sure, but I think I’ve never eaten at a 5 diamond restaurant (AAA) before. The fact that it was right in my hotel made it too tempting to pass up. They have a weeknight “taste of” menu that allows a diner to experience...More

Thank Lynne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps this was a bad night though I couldn't see why - maybe not enough enough wait staff, perhaps too few in the kitchen. We were seated for an hour an a half before a tiny amuse bouche finally arrived and by 3 hours had...More

Thank Taronti
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I go to Palm Court on very special occasions. The atmosphere and service are impeccable and the food is sublime. The menu is ever-changing so every visit is unique and special.

Thank lday209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful room, excellent service and Chef Todd Kelly always exceeds our expectations! The presentation is superb as is the food. His unique blends of items makes me hungry thinking about this place. An awesome experience each and every time.

Thank Sarahjn77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Sunday Brunch - but do make reservations! Wonderful omelets, fluffy waffles, shrimp, crab, ham, roast, pasta, salad, fried chicken / honey, - we never made it to dessert bar!

Thank NewillDB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful evening, excellent service, food and atmosphere! The chef even created a recipe from the past.

Thank dianet784
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a tranquil environment with great food and impeccable service. I must put this at the top of my list for Cincinnati Restaurants and consider it a treat to come here. The chefs must be congratulated as they clearly take great pride in the presentation...More

Thank end2endtravel1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This ranks as one of the finest dining experiences we have ever had. This was a special birthday occasion and exceeded all of our expectations. Make reservations early they tend to fill up, not for lack of table space, they limit diners by how many...More

Thank CareJS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the hotel and saw the reviews and decided to try Orchids. It far exceeded our expectations. The service was some of the best we have had and we eat at these kinds of restaurants frequently. The food was excellent with a...More

Thank mike m
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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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Response from V3723SPcindys | Reviewed this property |
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, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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