Orchids at Palm Court
Orchids at Palm Court is a fine dining restaurant located in the National Historic Landmark Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Dine in a breathtaking 1930s French Art Deco setting with two-story Romanesque murals, Brazilian rosewood, German silver-nickel sconces & an original Rookwood pottery fountain.
Orchids features French-Inspired modern American cuisine highlighting the freshest seasonal offerings. The menu is based on availability of the highest quality ingredients using local and organic products including a rooftop beehives and an herb garden.
Additional Accolades include OpenTable's Top 100 Best Restaurant in USA (Seven consecutive years including #7 in 2014), Forbes Four Stars (4 consecutive years), Top Cincinnati Restaurant (Zagat) and American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence.
Call the 513-564-6465 for music details.
The restaurant offers private dining, but the hotel also offers dining in our three ballrooms including the famed "Hall of Mirrors" and 27 additional break-out rooms. The hotel features one of the finest examples of 1930s French art deco.View Private Dining Details
My wife and I drove in from Louisville for live jazz at another venue. Orchids at Palm Courts stole the show.
Our head waiter Chris orchestrated a symphony of outstanding service and delectable courses making this a most memorble evening. How this restaurant was unknown to us is perplexing. We will be returning with the main reason for the drive being another night at Orchids!
Great first time for my birthday. We enjoyed ourselves, food was amazing!
The bench seats are too long for short legs, and the bench seat backs too deep to lean back comfortably. The regular chair seats are also very long, prohibiting leaning back in the chair comfortably. The table cloths were too long and dragged on the ground, hence, our feet were tangled up in them. Additionally, the square tables are too long to talk very comfortably in a quiet voice for those us who are a bit hard of hearing. The food was delicious, and the staff knowledgable and attentive. A marvelous experience in a terrific setting.
Superb cuisine, service and ambience! Valet parking was easy and free with the meal! Will definitely be on my list for special occasions!
New Executive Chef George Zappas brings the Orchids menu back toward the direction it held under Executive Chef Todd Kelly -- the seasonal ingredients make the dishes work, not vice-versa. The current menu offers great options to comfort the soul during the meandering autumn temperatures. If you're new to the establishment, consider the Taste of Orchids prix-fixe menu from Sundays through Thursdays
The beef ranks with the best I have ever had. The drinks are a little expensive but the overall experience was fantastic.
Dinner included 2 elderly persons so Sunday eve was a good choice as restaurant was quieter for good conversation.
It has now become one of our favorite intimate dinner places available to us in Downtown Cincinnati. Love the Art Deco scene from years gone by. The atmosphere was perfect along with the food, wind and service. Wonderful anniversary spot for sure. Will be bringing out of town guests with us next time for sure.
We had a table for 10 celebrating a birthday. As always, Orchids at the Palm Court does not disappoint. The food was exquisite, the service excellent (except for the slow speed at which the first drinks were served) and the atmosphere is great in this historic and elegant venue.
Got tasting menu with suggested wine pairing and it was a wonderful treat
Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service. Definitely going to try the tasting menu next time I come back to Cincinnati.
Had a great anniversary dinner with my special man. And they made it so personal , staff was amazing.
This is a wonderful venue for a special occasion. We enjoyed a lovely dinner.
What a special, amazing meal and night!!!!! We stayed 4.5 hours for a full evening complete with cocktails, appetizer, dinner, dessert, and sipping on cognacs! Treat yourself to Orchids and everything this place has to offer! The food was divine, the cocktails were perfect, the staff was superb....especially the Maître 'd, Samantha, who enhanced our evening, by guiding us with our cognac tasting. This place is a MUST for foodies and curious connoisseurs! It was worth every dollar and cent!
Other than an extremely long wait for appetizers, everything else was classy and sophisticated
I was impressed before my husband and I set foot in the restaurant. The restaurant called the day before to confirm our reservation. I had indicated that it was an anniversary on the open table booking. The host checked to see what anniversary it was and also mentioned that we had complimentary valet parking for dining at the restaurant. Once we arrived and were seating we had an anniversary card waiting for us at the table. It was such a nice gesture and my husband and I were blown away at the attention to detail to welcome their guests. The food and service was phenomenal. I cannot wait to dine at Orchids at Pam Court again!
Excellent service with only a few hiccups. The presentation of the food worthy of a Michelin recommendation. The creativity of the chef should be commended. The only problem was the taste of the food ranged from good to very good but nowhere near the sublime. When paying top dollar, you expect the taste of one of the dishes to be extraordinary. If they correct this one miss, they’d be in the running for a Michelin Star one day.
Exceptional restaurant. The staff, the menu, the chefs... this is now our third time.
Check them for Easter brunch!!
Another very good visit to Orchids for our one year anniversary. The food and service were both excellent, just like our other experiences here, and they made a point to repeatedly wish us a happy anniversary even writing out congratulatory messages in chocolate on our dessert plates. We will certainly make trips back in the future.
Simply amazing, the best birthday dining experience I have ever had!!! Loved every second!
Everything was wonderful but had to wait an hour for the entre
As always, Orchids at Palm Court was a complete joy! The creative selections with awesome flavors and taste, combined with great, friendly service and amazing architecture made our meals just perfect - just what we were looking for! The 8 course tasting menu is a fantastic culinary journey with surprises and delights at every turn. The wine parings are excellent and really complete each course. They have a very nice selection of wine and creative cocktails, as well.
It is a quiet place with occasional music from a live band at the far other end of the amazing French Art Deco space, so there is a light liveliness to the restaurant. A white table cloth experience, complete with Netherland Plaza custom dinnerware, quality glassware and cutlery but still retaining a relaxed atmosphere. This is our second of what is now an annual trip from Chicago to Cincinnati for a 4-day weekend, staying at the hotel and taking all our meals all at the hotel!! This is a fabulous combination! The lunch menu is wonderful as well, with a fabulous French Onion soup!! And they have a very nice breakfast buffet and menu items, as well! Quality food all around!
We have a fantastic time with the Orchids entire staff, the creative and amazing food - the desserts are also astonishing!! - and then take the elevator home! Or head out on the town for a great night out!! The hotel is a great place to explore - very high design Art Deco everywhere and it is totally amazing to see so much in one place!!! What a great weekend event!! We want to add a huge THANK YOU to Orchids, in addition to the many we said at our dinners!
Just wonderful. Food delicious. Beautiful restaurant.
food was good not great. service and ambience was spectacular. Our sever Ken and the back servers were amazing.
The Orchid was a perfect spot to celebrate my husbands birthday. They went above and beyond to make it special, we will definitely be back for future celebrations!
We had an amazing time! Our meal was delicious. The cocktails were great and we were also given a few special treats courtesy of the chef. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The whole staff made the experience a memorable 1 year anniversary. Loved it!
Amazing every time we dine there. Thanks to Joel for taking excellent care of us and recommending a fabulous Riesling.
Staff was spot on, Morgan and Robert our wait staff were excellent. It was our anniversary weekend and the Orchids at Palm Court was the highlight. Was impressed with the little extra touches that the staff provided us. Would travel the 200 miles again just to eat. Thanks to everyone!!
It’s sad, such a magnificent room and hard working waitstaff but the new “Chef” seems to be just a cook. Butternut Squash Isoup was tasteless and the shrimp grennelles were under cooked and added nothing positive.
The blue cheese Beinets also had no flavor, although the rest of the salad was nice and bright. The Halibut and chanterelles were properly cooked but w/ only the singular flavor of tarragon. The strawberry and pistachio custard was also bland w/ indiscernible taste. Highlights were the mission fig amuse busche and the mini deserts. The plates all looked beautiful they merely lacked any taste. I was hoping for a more sophisticated experience but was met with a rather purist approach. I hope he gets things sorted out as I always loved going there. But certainly won’t be making an effort anytime soon.
This restaurant has a level of service that is far above any restaurant in the city and ranks up there with the best anywhere. Food is outstanding as well
He service was Amazing!
One of the last great restaurants in the city. The large, opulent art deco space is gorgeous, and quiet enough for intimate conversation. The service and atmosphere harken back to the old days of gracious dining. The menu features classic food with contemporary updates. Every dish we had was superb. We happened to reserve on a night when there was a 3-course tasting menu available for the amazing price of $45. Since the portions were smaller, we ordered more courses than normal. The sweetbread preparation was the best I have ever had - the acidity of the pickled beet puree was beautiful against the sweetbreads. Wine list is excellent. The service makes you feel that you the only people in the restaurant (which we were not). Everything about this restaurant is perfection. We will be back.
I can describe our visit in one word... OUTSTANDING!
It was way too cold - very uncomfortable for all 4 of us If you need the temp so cold at least have wraps to hand out and notify diners when reservation is made. The halibut was over cooked, lamb fair prices high. With bar music and singer it was too loud for nice conversation. Very disappointing for a special birthday. Dessert was good however
Besides everything being good, we were well cared for and everyone was happy to help when we needed something ( a lovely 96 yo gentleman in a wheel chair ) We loved the "surprises" especially the little granola bar at the end, yum the next day ! We enjoyed the music, Pamela and Wayne, overall a night of class and enjoyment. Excellent and elegant service! Food with flavor!
Always a delight.
You deserve your uniquely great reputation!
This is not just a meal but a whole dinning experience! From the stunning decor, the excellent service and the delicious food. The staff makes you feel like royalty. They also have the best brunch in Cincinnati. The price is high, but worth every dollar.
A true dining experience. Food is unique, sophisticated and delicious. Service is great, attentive but not lurking over you and it is great fun as they describe your food choices. It is expensive but the value is really good given the excellent food, service and ambiance. A wonderful place to celebrate special occasions. I highly recommend it and will continue to enjoy this gift in our city.
Great dining, smal and varied menu of really fine food, not a steak house, but a fine dining spot. Impeccable service by a quite personable server, from start to finish. Salmon Tartare appetizer, two parts, smoked and natural, with the smoked being absolutely tasty. Dick breast, w potato and cabbage, used a very nice creamy horseradish sauce as taste treat addition. My darlings Halibut was good, maybe just a bit overdone. Two dessert, chocolate based and cheescake, also as good as any we have enjoyed anywhere. Wine list small, but very good selections ( and easier to make decision, than the 'telephone book' lists at some spots ). Server worked with us on pace, we shared dining over about 2.5 hours. Bon Appetite !