Orchids at Palm Court

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French American
AAA Five-Diamond Award for 2018 - The only restaurant in Ohio and one of just 64 in North America to be awarded Five-Diamonds

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.
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LS
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our last visit paled in comparison to others. We waited a long time for our first course. We quickly gobbled up the bread we were given, and no more was ever offered. When we were served our first wine pairing, I asked if it was Blanc de Blanc or Blanc de Noir, and was told “No, it’s champagne”. Some of the food was memorable (popcorn “grits”, the rabbit), but most was just so-so.

RM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely evening of delicious food and outstanding service in an elegant room. A special space for a special occasion.

JM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orchids at Palm Court is always a great experience. The food and service are amazing and it makes for a great special night out!

JA
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nathan did an excellent job as our server. The timing of our food was perfect. The halibut, chateau briand and lamb wee excellent.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service...incredible food. Thoughtful touches. Absolutely perfect.

OT
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a truly wonderful experience. Kudos to the staff for wonderful service and delectable dining!

TG
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. So was the service.

KJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first thing I notice was the wonderful decor. The level of service and hospitality closely followed. Me and my party thoroughly enjoyed the food and live music playing. It was a very unique dinning experience.

KD
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, outstanding. My wife did the tasting menu and I did a la carte and we tried each other's dishes. There is no restaurant in Cincinnati like Orchids.

OT
Cincinnati
61 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Orchids is an experience. Take an appetite and money - but it is worth it. Service is exceptional and the dishes are beautiful as well as tasty. Recommend highly for that special occasion.

P
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband throughly enjoyed his 70th birthday celebration at Orchids. Everything was exceptional. Service was extraordinary, we were attended to promptly. Our waiter was very attentive and answered all our menu questions. A special birthday card was on the table when we arrived and also a birthday message appeared written in chocolate on his dessert plate. At no time did we feel rushed and we enjoyed a leisurely dining experience.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect. Very impressive setting and service.

CV
Cincinnati
122 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless service as always with delclious dishes featuring the best qualities of each ingredient, set in an incomparable venue.

TR
St. Louis
128 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

FIT FOR A FOODIE

Orchids at Palm Court is a restaurant fit for foodies. The food, the main focus, is exquisite. I didn't think a dish could be better than the blue cheese salad I had as my first course. The rabbit trio proved me wrong. What an excellent dish.

The wine list is very expensive, but there are a few good deals to be found.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place! Love the classic style.

The service was outstanding! Best in Cincinnati! Perfect for a special occasion. They really made the dinner a success for our family celebration.

OT
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the best meals you can have in Cincinnati. Service was fantastic, food is decadent and the place really had an energy... It was very busy in the bar, busy in the lobby, you could hear the piano playing in the background..... Just a fun, relaxing experience.

MB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Our server tate was incredibly knowledgeable about the dishes and the service he provided was wonderful. Truly made our anniversary special.

MD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As indicated the ambiance was great. Very high class. Perfect for our 51st wedding anniversary celebration.
We were also so pleased with the attitude and assistance of the wait staff as they prepared and served our meal with consideration for our necessity to leave rather soon. Our fault, not theirs, as traffic and our timing was wanting. Nevertheless we arrived at Music Hall in time for a wonderful concert.
A fine evening of celebrating.
Thank you.

A
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first experience at Orchids was amazing. I loved the ambience, and the service was perfect. Tate took great care of us. Food was well executed - not my favorite tartare, but the second course maitake was amazing. We were also sent off with a cute little granola bar covered in their in house honey - so good! Great dinner - perfect for a special occasion.

CB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Orchids and it met our expectations and more. The food was excellent, the service superb and the ambiance just right. My wife and totally enjoined a special evening at Orchids at the Palm Court.

AS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and consistent every time!

d
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary on Saturday evening. We had the tasting menu and everything was exquisite. I've written reviews for Orchids before and everything I said then, is the same today.

Our service was impeccable - amazing team, amazing food and amazing atmosphere. Thank you ALL for a very special anniversary dinner.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and the ambiance is beyond compare. The menu is top notch! We had a fantastic evening celebrating our sons 30th birthday.

CP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as usual. We brought friends to celebrate their anniversary. They were truly impressed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, worthy of a special occasion. The staff is very knowledgeable and polite. The menu has a nice variety, and each dish is delicious.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and the atmosphere were was enjoyable.The mood was wonderful with live music, will go again.

OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted and allowed time for a quick drink before dinner. Our waiter Tate explained each item with enthusiasm so that I wanted to try everything. His descriptions were spot on and his recommendations were terrific. Service was prompt and efficient. The wine list is extensive and offers good selections in all price ranges.
The wait time between ordering dessert and being served was a little longer than ideal...not a complaint, just an observation. I recommend Orchids any and all occasions.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Classic Art Deco ambiance. Service outstanding. Corn chowder appetizer special. Chef creations between courses elegant. Avocado ice cream with coconut cake dessert great as well. Would definitely go back.

DG
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the entire dining experience was perfect.

DD
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Maitre D and server were beyond great!

PS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The star of the experience was the food.and the chef and servers were devoted to this end. The delicious combinations of foods and their surprising variety Constantly kept our attention. So glad we weren’t in company so we would have to make conversation. And proportions seemed just right so that at the end of the meal we were just comfortable and satisfied.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful! The staff, the drinks and food, and overall experience are fabulous. It was a special anniversary celebration!

RJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance at Palm Court is wonderful! It is definitely a special occasion restaurant because of the prices, but quite a dining experience! I loved it!

s
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

I've had in the last few years at Orchides at Palm Court some of the best meals that I've enjoyed that I have ever had in my culinary travels here and abroad. So my meal this past Tuesday evening was extremely disappointing, to say the least, particularly as I had taken a guest there to show that person that we did have a dining experience in Cincinnati that could match he marvelous meal he had just had in New York City. The two rolls and the bread stick were without question exceptional! A+ The amuse bouche was "texturally" quite stimulating but nothing "amusingly" tasty. The corn soup first course was rich and smooth, but overpoweringly corn flavored. The entree, halibut, was a culinary disaster: it looked like a wounded war causality, served in a dark, blackened banana peel that the server suggested I not try eating, topped with a gray-green sauce on an over-cooked and dry piece of fish. I sent it back. I order the scallops with cauliflower bites; it too was not an attractive presentation nor a particularly interesting or satisfying tasting entree. And the dessert, highly recommended by the server, a spice cake was overpoweringly sweet, a sugar fix, but rather an attractive work of art. The wine was satisfactory, but not compelling.

l
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service are outstanding. The food was very good but not incredible.

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary!! Great time!

HC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!! Beautiful venue! The tasting menu was exquisite and the service five star!!

AN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pregnancy announcement for my parents and got very special treatment from all of the staff. They are all very genuine and care about this restaurant and their jobs. Everyone is very attentive. Perfect ambiance as well.

RL
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

We have always liked Orchids for special occasions because of traditional menu expectations. That is no longer the case and I doubt if we will be back. Quite frankly, the menu was just plain weird. Maybe it was our choices, but the flavorings were much to Eastern Mediterranean for our tastes. The lamb was tough, and the lamb sausages were hard and just plain awful. Having suffered this meal and its ridiculous cost, explains why there was virtually no other diners and it was just 7:00pm

WI
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This of course is a high end restaurant as it is in a wonderful old hotel. The food was some of the best I have had. The dishes had several layers of taste and texture all complimenting each other. The service was spot on with dishes being presented at the same time to me and my guest (nice touch not seen very often anymore). I like to dine up and The Orchids did not disappoint.