The Palace - Cincinnatian Hotel
The Palace - Cincinnatian Hotel

The Palace - Cincinnatian Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.palacecincinnati.com/
  • Phone: (513) 381-3000
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Joe West
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Fine Art of Hospitality. The Cincinnatian Hotel & Palace Restaurant are committed to the fine art of ensuring that your catered affair is executed with the optimum quality, value and service.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Lockwood 8886539784
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Friday and Saturday evening 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th and Vine Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at the 6th Street Entrance of the Cincinnatian Hotel.
A word from The Palace - Cincinnatian Hotel
Welcome to The Palace, offering fine dining within the historic Cincinnatian Hotel. Our elegant dining room, innovative menu and seamless, classic service create a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
The Palace - Cincinnatian Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)fit for foodies (51)romantic (44)notable wine list (28)neighborhood gem (8)great for lunch (7)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Unique & fun experience
    Lish
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We really enjoyed this meal, especially getting to taste some unusual & unique foods, some of which were offered complimentary. I was impressed by the flavors, creativity, and unique ingredients that went into our meal. What a fun experience!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Maybe my expectations were too high for this $50 brunch, I was not impressed with either the quality of the food and definitely not the service. My daughter and I were there for several hours, we had to ask several times to order a drink. After 2hrs I asked for more coffee, the waitress just added new coffee into the coffee that had been sitting there. I expected a fresh cup. In addition, I had to remind her I wanted more coffee three times…we were the only table in her service area, so it wasn't that she was that busy!!!! I did leave a 20% tip, which in retrospect was We both agreed we would never recommend to our Cincy friends or go back again. For the price, I think there are much better options
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  • Elegant
    Ju1244
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Not to be overlooked is this elegant, upscale restaurant that serves solid european fare in a lovely atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • Easter Brunch
    DazzlingdanVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The room was great, very warm and elegant. The service was erratic at best, had t ask for coffee a couple of times, and the wine took an interminable amount of time to arrive. We skipped the breakfast items. The entree courses particularly the salmon was very good. While the beef and lamb were tasty, it seemed as though the carver was rationing the portion size. Also, the asparagus pan was empty, and when we went back in 5-10 minutes it was still not replenished. Dessert selection was skimpy, and there was a line because creeps were made to order so it was difficult to get to the few other items that were ferried.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not fit for a Easter bunny
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter brunch was very disappointing to our entire family. This latest rendition is a far cry from its' glory days of 10 + years ago. Food was poor, servers and managers seemed amateurish and in over their heads.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A night to remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We could not have had a more enjoyable dining experience. The he'd is a master at pairing flavors, creating unique seasonal dishes that won us both over. We looked at each other after our meal and said "lets do it again tomorrow!"
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and service
    BashDukeFan
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My partner and I went to The Palace to celebrate 15 years together and her 50th birthday. We were the only table in the restaurant for an hour before anyone else arrived. We thought the food was unique and tasty and the presentation was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best
    Appenzeller
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This was our 3rd visit ( even tough we live 250 miles away. They where all memorable. This new chef has a good emphasis on flavor combination. I find the only comparable is the Picasso restaurant in Vegas. This place would be booming if it was in Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palace Dining
    Grateful
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Had a great lunch at the Palace. Staff is extremely friendly while remaining professional. Food preparation is excellent and tastes wonderful. Definitely worth a visit to experience truly fine dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were only 8 diners in
    cupid
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    There were only 8 diners in the entire resturant and two left shortly after we got there. For a Sat night, it was very empty. Service was outstanding. The Palace needs to advertise if they want more diners. i don't know how they stay open. The portion sizes were good on everything but the steak. The steak was way to small for $23 - only about 4 bites.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • Don't wait for a special occasion!
    Nightin65
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    So apparently the Palace Restaurant had been struggling a bit since Jose Salazar left to open his new restaurant. Well now they have a new chef, Joe West, and he is very talented. I would especially recommend the Tuna with fresh chive & boccerones dressing appetizer & the Lamb with blood orange, gem lettuce and black garlic. Both were fabulous and there are many more innovative, beautifully presented dishes on the menu. Chef West also sends out complementary amuse-bouche in between courses that were amazing. Our favorite was an Asparagus panna cotta with Meyer lemon and pickled mustard gelee. The flavor exploded in your mouth! Many think of restaurants only on special occasions. If you like great food, why wait? We will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food needs work
    heroVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Approach is lovely with amuse bouche interspersed throughout each course; but timing is off and meal was good vs great. Chef needs to rework the recipes for more flavor/punch/blending. Kitchen staff needs to keep on top of their orders. took 1 1/2 hours to get to our entree and that was more time than we had given other activities in the evening. If food gets reworked, this could end up returning to a destination, that is your evening, place
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I can not say enough about the wonderful dining experience at the Palace Restaurant. The menu is inventive and absolutely delicious. Every course was special from presentation to perfect taste. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the chef is truly gifted. We will definitely return on our next visit to Cincinnati.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Playing with Food
    JSisk
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was my first meal at The Palace. This hotel restaurant came well recommended. However, its recent change to a "tasting menu" should have forewarned me. The menu consists of very small portioned courses, so the meal comes to the table incrementally. We arrived at 5:30p for a pre-concert dinner. I advised the waiter of our time schedule. By 6:20, we had seen only first course, so I had another conversation with the waiter and things got going. But no time for a dessert. With tip and no alcohol, this was a $125 meal for two. Some of the food was interesting, but for me it bordered on weird at times - like a bored chef, playing out his food fantasies at my expense. Unsuccessful experimentation. Playing with my food.
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  • Foodie Find
    TFBIGVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    If you love to experiment with a tasting menu this is the best place in the city
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Major disappointment
    deejal01VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Having been a patron for years, the newly designed Palace Restaurant has completely missed the mark altogether. While the service is attentive, borderline, annoying, the food leaves a lot to be desired for. The cute little appetizer spoons are cute...and nothing else. The food itself...just simy uncalled for and is a true.embarrassment to the restaurant. Portion sizes are extremely tiny and completely disproportionate to the prices of the food. The menu provides a very limited selection of foods and an allergen menu is unavailable. Due to teeeeny tiny portions (I ate ALL of scallops in less than one minute) and lack of menu variety, this restaurant does not meet the standards of being personally recommended.
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  • Birthday Celebration
    kkcincy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We came to the Palace for an 80th birthday celebration. The service was wonderful and we had a nice private room. The food was delicious, although the portions are somewhat small for the price. Other than that, it was a fabulous evening. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blondie's Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Service is excellent. John McLean is perfect for his role as the front man for the Palace. Brenda and her support group do an outstanding job of taking care of us. Food is very good but portions are smaller if you have not been since January. They tell you up front so if your hungry get two entrees. Soufflé for desert is worth the trip . We shall return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The new menu is disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The new menu is disappointing and too expensive for the portions. If I want snack food I can get it cheaper many other places.
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  • utmost service; small food portions
    luker
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our date night, and appreciated the attentive service from the entire staff. We had good kid-free night and conversation, which we appreciated. But we didn't expect the dinner portions to be so small. Our server warned us that they had a new chef, and menu changed to be tasting portions. Chef presented the food well, and taste was good. But I literally went home and made a sandwich.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I am a vegetarian the waiter recommended a few sides that the chef could specially prepare for a vegetarian and he recommended I leave the entree up to the chef so I did and it was wonderful! Loved it and my husband and I will definitely return!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef is amazing
    samantha
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I can't believe the difference a year makes! Last year my husband and I had a nice meal at The Palace; this year, a MEMORABLE one! Congratulations to Chef West. We hope t meet y on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have eaten at the Palace
    bethVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I have eaten at the Palace and Cricket for years. I was disappointed, as way my guest, to learn of the menu change that did not include any salads that were substantial enough or interesting enough for a meal. I used to order the Cobb salad or some variation. The current salad with goat cheese, even with the chicken was not enough to fill us up. Honestly, I doubt I will return with the menu as is.
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  • Small Plates, Big Bill
    FishyVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    New chef is right on with the small plates concept. Room is as quiet and lovely as always. Not cheap, but this kind of quality never is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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  • The Palace is Chef -Less Again
    AuntBarb
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We come to the Palace Regularly for Dinner and wanted to give it a try for Breakfast and we were not disappointed. As usual service was spot on and the food was served hot and beautifully. We were however disappointed to learn that Chef Beaudin was leaving the following week to pursue outside ventures. It seems that the hotel has been having a hard time keeping a chef. Not sure what the food will be now but we will not be going back until they find a new chef. I am sure they will get one soon and we look forward to trying their food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • New Years Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    While what was served was fine, we were expecting a more extensive array of choices. Scrambled eggs where the only choice, no omelets. No waffles or pancakes, only dry French toast. The food we had was fine it just didn't measure up to other downtown hotel brunches.
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  • Food is not good at all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I had New Year Eve dinner here. For Entree I choose the Lamb Shank with "rissotto", my husband the Tenderloin. My lamb + rissotto was really bad, no taste, the "rissotto" was not even close to a rissotto. They ran out of tenderloin so gave us a ribeye steak, was ok in taste, and the asparagus were overcooked. Definetely for the price they were charging and the type of restaurant they are this was a big disappointment. They took one meal charge out of thebill to make it up to us and the service was very good. We used to go on a regular basis when Chef Salazar was in charge and the food was always excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Year's Eve package
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Purchased a New Year Eve Package. Very disappointed with the food in the Palace Restaurant. The dinner was massed produced , reheated . When we went to the Palace for brunch, the food was almost gone and not presented very well. Half way thru the brunch a server ask if we would like coffee . Way over priced for that caliber food. The staff at the hotel were great and very impressed with the room. Next yr I will stay at the hotel but eat elsewhere .
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  • Perfect for entertaining guests
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We were a party of 7 seated in the private room in the very back of the restaurant. It was a late reservation and our servers stayed until we were completely finished - no pressure. We ordered scallops, venison, filet, salmon and pork and all were incredible. Chef Matthew uses simple ingredients - there aren't strange and unfamiliar flavor combinations but food that reminds you of family cooking, but presented with such quality and flair that you know it's a top-flight restaurant. John McClean helped us select a Merlot from the cellar to pair with a variety of main courses. Brenda coordinated service with the perfect personal touch. Overall, another great evening of conversation with our guests - not too stuffy and quite memorable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have dined at The Palace
    Michael
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We have dined at The Palace several times over the years. Food, service and ambience are always top notch. The maitre d' is outstanding. On our first anniversary, he was excellent in arranging some special service and attention and he is a big reason why we return to The Palace.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UNFRIENDLY, LONG WAITS, OVERPRICED
    CHRISTMASEVE
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I CAN'T SAY IT ANY BETTER THAN THE REVIEW TITLE IMPLIES
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  • Christmas Eve
    kenn
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Last year on Christmas Eve service was a bit slow but the food was excellent. This year even with a price fixed menu with limited choices the service was worse.. It took 15 minutes for menus. It took 45 minutes for appetizers which were ordinary. Soups lacked cream and were lukewarm. The beef entre was warm but not hot . The short rib entrée was not even warm . Both the waiter and maitre'd apologized profusely and comped the wine and one entrée. But the real problem is the new chef is not up the high quality of the previous one. The food was not even ordinary. I realize it is not fair to judge on any one visit. But consistency is the hallmark of a fine dining restaurant. At its prices it was not worth it.
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  • Beautiful, food not so hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Food was just not very hot. After first 2 courses we told server, she apologized and said she tell them. But the main course again was a little on the cold side of lukewarm. We usually go to orchids for special occasions but thought we'd try the Palace for a change, Christmas Eve. It was a nice change but food just not up to par. I think they were having an issue in the kitchen, looked like some wrangling between servers and MD. We'll try again since it was lovely spot but if food is not better, that will be it.
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    special occasion
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  • not for brunch
    zappleVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Great lunch and dinner restaurant. It was terrible for brunch with a limited selection on the buffet and items not replenished. Some of the very limited items that were supposed to be offered were empty. We waited too long to be seated and our party of three was seated at a table set for two. It was, however, very inexpensive for the limited brunch.
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  • Disappointing and poor service
    QbanitaVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    We won't go back. We called ahead to ask for two high chairs and they were not ready for us. When we arrived no one greeted us. It was over 15 minutes before someone checked in to take our drink order. The buffet ran out of muffins and plates. My daughter had to go several times to the buffet. No one introduced themselves by name. Finally the server came over to take our order. It was over 30 minutes before we were served from the menu. There were a lot of staff but no one cared to help us. We heard that they were going to be very busy for afternoon tea. There was a lot of confusion with other orders. So disappointing!!
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  • The Palace Restaurant is outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The Palace Restaurant is outstanding!! Words can't describe the food or attention to detail. I will return often and you will to
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a Date!
    Andy10115
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The service was a bit slow, but acceptable because the food was worth the wait. My wife and I both had the Pork. It was very good however my wife's pork loin was cooked much better than mine. Although mine was still delicious. The desert tart however , was to die for!!!!!! Very nice place for a relaxing date. Live music really sets a nice tone.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blame the chef
    bunbun
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Were seated immediately,seemed to be alitttle rushed to order.apetitizers arrived in due time,butternut squash soup was divine.now the wait began.almost ONE HOUR AFTER APETITIZERS,our waiter apologized for the fourth or fifth time the chef had overcooked the sole and had to start over-ergo one hour to entre time ,but all is well the dinner,drinks,and desserts were complimentary.a welcome treat believe me .my filet mignon was cooked perfectly,the sole with caper butter was delicious.desserts wete okay mousse choc.cake and cheesecake the restaurant is beautiful.acouple seated next to us were alittle too close.you coul easily hear conversation.this was our fourth time there,and the first time with such a problem therefore i still recommend it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We had a wonderful dining experience., the service was exceptional and the new chef is excellent. Only request, bring back happy hour until 7.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Alternative to the Orchid
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We stayed at the Hilton Netherlands and were looking forward to eating at their famous Orchid restaurant. The restaurant was sold out which left us stranded and hungry for an elegant meal elsewhere. Thanks to Open Table we discovered The Palace restaurant nearby; and I am so glad that we did! Excellent accross the board!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate