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About Orchids at Palm Court
AAA Five-Diamond Award for 2017 - 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.
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Hours of Operation:
Nightly 5:30pm-10:00pm; Afternoon Tea (First Saturday of the month) 2:00pm-4:00pm
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pianist & light jazz trio in The Bar at Palm Court on Friday & Saturday from 5:00pm-1:00am.
The hotel has three breathtaking ballrooms and 27 additional banquet rooms perfect for any event from 1-1000.
Complimentary valet parking. You may park with the bellman on Race Street or pull into the valet parking area, also on Race Street under the green arrow.
TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For private parties in Orchids at Palm Court, please call for 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.
Orchids at Palm Court Ratings and Reviews
This was the most amazing dinning experience I’ve ever had. It is hard to really put into to words how magical the experience was.
From the start of meal and the first bite of a dinner roll I knew I was in for something special. Each dish continued to surpass the previous. The wine pairings elevated already amazing dishes and brought them to new heights.
The restaurant’s ambiance and decor made you feel expensive and fancy. It’s not very often that people dress up for anything, so it was exciting to have a excuse to do so.
This experience was outstanding and worth every penny. My boyfriend and I will be talking about this for a very long time.
An overall memorable experience. The dining room is beautiful, the food was superb, and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. Loved the price fixe menu with options for 3, 4 or 5 course meals. Wait service was a bit slow...our waiter seemed to have a lot of tables at one time. Very good beverage choices, with a variety of wines and cocktails. Would highly recommend for a special event or a special treat.
I felt transported back in time at Orchids. The Art Deco décor is stunning, providing an ambience from bygone days. From the fabulous Rosemary Clooney cocktail to the silver tray of post-dessert sweets, dining at Orchids is a memory I will keep. I felt could have been in a fine dining establishment in the 1930s or in any city in the world today. The couple next to me conversed in French. The Middle Eastern couple across from me were enjoying each others' company, as well as the food and wine.
The staff were attentive to every need, yet cordial and friendly. There was no rushing through a course; each was meant to be savored to the fullest, including the "special gifts" from the chef. Just an overall memorable meal in every way, including the show-stopping Meyer lemon dessert (pictured).
We had the Chateaubriand for two. It was superb, as usual. The meat was melt-in-your-mouth tender and prepared perfectly. Wine suggestions were spot on. We've been coming to Orchids since the early 1980's and have never been disappointed with our dining experience. Former Exec Chef left last summer, however, the kitchen hasn't seemed to skip a beat. Our only suggestion, and it's a minuscule one, is they should go back to french press coffee that had a richer flavor.
We love dining at the Orchids at Palm Court in the Netherland Plaza. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is always friendly, welcoming and never pretentious. I think the new chef has decreased the portion sizes a little but they are fine and so beautifully presented. Desserts are especially delicious and beautiful. We will always come back when we travel to Cincinnati ( if we can get a reservation).
Dined at Orchids Friday night for my husband's birthday. As usual, they outdid themselves. The service and food were top notch, with the new fall menu firing on all cylinders. The oxtail raviolo is by far one of the best dishes I've ever had anywhere. The shrimp and duck, for a first and main course, were also outstanding. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the unique preparation of the foie. And the wine list continues to deliver!
A Dining experience..not just a meal..a perfect evening. From the moment we arrived the service and food were impeccable. Tryed to pick out a favorite from all our courses..and just couldn't! A very talented group in the kitchen and the service second to none! THANK YOU
We dined at Orchid's with another couple on a Saturday evening. Orchid's has always been one of my favorite restaurants, but we had not been there for awhile, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I need not have worried. From the time that we entered the restaurant, we were treated to exceptional service. We all agreed that our waiter, Michael, was outstanding. He was friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable. His suggestions for both food and wine were excellent. Even the ladies and gentlemen who made sure that our water glasses remained filled were attentive and professional. In addition to the superlative food, wine, and service, the restaurant is in a spectacular French Art Deco setting from the 1930s. I never stopped enjoying the setting. Orchid's remains my favorite restaurant ever.
Orchids at Palm Court was one of my top 3 dining experiences ever! Truly delectable, every bite of every course. I was on business and every minute of the day was packed with people. There was only 1 open reservation that evening and though early, I jumped on it, the only 5 diamond restaurant in Ohio. I ate solo and enjoyed every minute of the experience. The service was impeccable, warm and informative yet not intrusive. I ordered the corn lobster bisque to warm up and enjoyed every morsel; and the lamb, which appeared as a work of art. I ordered only 2 courses, partly because it’s not an inexpensive restaurant and partly because I don’t eat a lot. They actually brought 3 small courses on the house! This was a first for me! A ratatouille in a tiny egg shell, fois gras, and 3 little to die for homemade candies including a lemon zest that was unbelievably great, a creamy sandwich that was so fresh, and OMG, a great chocolate candy. And if I didn’t feel special already, they left me with a homemade honey nut bar in a beautiful box that renewed my enjoyment on the long plane ride home.
Don’t miss it if you can get a reservation, enjoy true dining and top quality food, and can afford to splurge on yourself/others!
I took my daughter to Orchids before attending the theater for our mother/daughter date. I wanted it to be a special night with new experiences. The staff was top notch and they all, the chef included, made our experience here one to remember. They made a special dish just for my daughter that truly made her night. They have a roof top garden and their own bee hives, which I think is fabulous. My favorite dish was definitely the corn soup. So rich and creamy, it was absolutely delish!
Terrific night, really enjoyed the evening. Very good service but our main waiter needed to pay attention better. Brought the wrong drinks first time around and brought the wrong 2nd course for my wife. food was perfect as was the atmosphere. More than we usually spend for a meal out (or three) but well worth it for a special occasion.
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