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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Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service,
Great food and staff. Love it here. They have it right from the service to the food and beyond. No complaints only accolades. Thanks!

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m
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was loud when we arrived. The bar was crowded and that was a large distraction. Couldn’t hear each other speak as we sat at our table. Hard to hear the servers. That was very disappointing
Staff was great! Food very good

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GS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from another city just to have a celebratory birthday dinner at Orchids. Our experience exceeded all of our expectations! A beautiful dining room full of history, incredibly attentive service, and outstanding food, all contributed to our wanting to return soon!

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DC
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Everyone worked as a team to ensure that our needs were met and even exceeded. Cauliflower soup and Orchid House salad (I requested the Red Wine Vinaigrette, which was delicious) was a great first course. As a second course we had the Mushroom Cappelletti was awesome. The entree of Snapper was so good as was the Halibut; best Halibut I've ever had. I highly recommend Orchid's; definitely worth every penny. I cannot overstate how outstanding the service was. Just a wonderful overall experience.

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L
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just go. Treat yourself. We have a gem of of restaurant here in Cincinnati in one of the most amazing, historic buildings. The food was delicious and the staff, I CANNOT stress this enough, was spectacular.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a stunning room to eat amazing food. Everyone that served us was beyond professional.

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s
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals I've had here in Cincinnati: first, the art deco room is a city jewel. It's a joy to dine here. The menu has a wide variety of well-conceived, but not over-conceived, offering from appetizers to desserts [the chef and the pastry chef are unmatched. So too a wonderful offering of wines. The service, for me, is a bit too informal, but certainly commendable. The extras-- the orchid on each table, the amuse-bouche to the boxed dessert to take home--a special touch. And a charming touch to the ingredients is the honey that is harvested from bee hives on the roof of the hotel. Could anything be more "local"? It's an absolute must destination--matchless-- to which one wishes to take visitors or guest for an outstanding dining experience.

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MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orchids at Palm Court is simply magnificent. The quality if the food, presentation, and service was impeccable. The dining room is set in a spectacular Art Deco setting from the 1930's. The only negative comment was that on that particular evening the room temperature was very cold. The outside temperature had been very very warm bit changed quickly. When the A/C was turned down, it took a long time to warm the room up due to the large open nature of the dining room. Understandable, but slightly annoying. I would definitely dine there again. Orchids is almost on par with Per Se, The French Laundry, and Eleven Madison Park, but much less expensive.

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B
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb . . . plethora of palate "satisfiers." Service was impeccable . . . unmatched in my international travels.

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GB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The greeting host, waitress, and serving staff were outstanding.....really extended themselves

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a very upscale restaurant that’s worth every penny. I recommend the orchids tasting menu, they have such an eclectic menu it’s nice to experience as much as you can. They have bee hives on the roof for fresh honey which makes a great accent to most dishes and drinks.

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G
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was our Server and he was very attentive & polite! The maitre de was very visible, Navy Veteran and attentive. Food was superb! Went their for our anniversary, they had a hand written note on the table and after dinner had a small assortment of happy anniversary treats. Fabulous overall experience!

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BN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was superb. Our entire experience will be difficult to surpass. We applaud Morgan for her warmest hospitality and comprehensive knowledge. We look forward to our next experience there!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and appreciated all the effort and excellent service provided by Tate, Samantha, Aaron and the entire team. The food was delicious and it truly a wonderful and special dining experience. We really enjoyed dining and also staying at such an unique and historic establishment.

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JL
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great informative service with lots of little amenities

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2019 and better than ever! Getting pricey though...finally hit the $400 mark for two.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dinning experience. Servers were very knowlegable, attentive and patient. Food was unique and very delicious. Definately 5 diamond worthy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing! It was genuinely one of the most exciting and elegant experiences of my life. It is a solid 10/10!

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s
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to go for a special occasion. Earlier dinner time meant we had the benefit of the jazz ensemble present for happy hour. Service is great!

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JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five-star food and service all the way around. Service was prompt, courteous, and professional. The meal was prepared perfectly, and presented with a matching wine pairing.

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SR
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Couldn’t ask for more for a special occasion

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time for an 38th Anniversary Dinner. Food and service were both great and we loved the live entertainment in the lounge. Everything was cooked perfectly with a lot of attention to detail. This has become our go to place for a very special occasion.

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TF
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The space the Orchids occupies is a treasure of high Art Deco. Service was top rank without being stuffy. The food was excellent - I dropped one star only because it wasn’t extraordinary but it was plenty good. I intend to return to Cincinnati from Texas solely to enjoy this restaurant and the Netherlands Plaza Hotel & I don’t do that.

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T
Hawaii
42 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a 5 Star restaurant, if you haven't been here and want a very special meal with someone special don't miss Orchid's. Prices are in line with fine eating. Service is incomparable.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Amazing food. Amazing room, full of Cincinnati history. The hosts/hostesses and waitstaff go out of their way to make it a special experience. However, on Easter weekend the live music was way too loud for older folks with trouble hearing. (And the food was across the board beyond reproach except for a small point - the s'more with cherrywood smoke was fun and theatrical and delicious, but was served cold - a s'more should be a warm dessert even when gussied up. It's only right.)

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RL
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great experience for our 34th wedding anniversary. The service was outstanding. Rob

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CG
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding, we ordered per the recommendations and they were right, food was incredible. We had a great time. Definitely one we will return to.

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DP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Save rom for dessert - they are the best in the city and beyond

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EF
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tasting menu with wine.

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F
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here is top of the line. Live Jazz music fills the room. The ambiance cannot be beat with the beautifully hand painted ceilings and marble columns. The 10 course tasting menu was innovative and delicious. We will definitely be back.

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EL
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A throwback in time -a complete magical, marvelous dining experience

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My food was just Ok . It was barely warm and tasted a bit past its prime.

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SR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The venue cannot compete with any other restaurant if you want quintessential Cincinnati.
We were very disappointed to see the 3 course fixed menus were discontinued. Lame reason was given.

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DA
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a nice experience, classic!! I will recommend Orchids at Palm Court to a friend

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d
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Orchids to celebrate a very special birthday for my mom. It's extremely rare that a dinner ends up being a much bigger experience than just the meal (though it was FANTASTIC - everything we ate was terrific, everything). Beginning with the initial greeting, then service throughout dinner, dessert and departure, the staff was joyful, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, fun and professional. The dining room is stunning and the overall ambience felt special. Live music from the opposite end of the restaurant added to the atmosphere without interfering with conversation. This ended up being a memorable night that even exceeds the best dining experiences we've ever had. Thank you Orchids. We know it was a team effort and it was greatly appreciated.

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OT
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. The Art Deco design of the dining room is superb.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb choice for celebrating a special occasion. Excellent food, excellent service, not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

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MT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Orchids at Palm Court is truly an experience! The staff individualize everything and they work together as a team. The way they are so passionate about what they do and the amount of information and detail they use is superb!

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j
Pittsburgh
43 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience here was fabulous! One of our most memorable meals. The food was amazing but what made our night so special was the incredible wait staff. Our server ,Chris was so attentive and perfect in every way ! The wine guy was so incredibly helpful and pleasant ... He helped us procure our label! We cannot say enough wonderful things about this restaurant.

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RS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely anniversary celebration. Our waitress was very good , the food delicious, and the anniversary wishes very thoughtful.

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