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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
Our dinner at Orchids at Palm Court was outstanding in every way! Cole orchestrated the evening with a formality that exuded warmth and friendliness unequalled. His knowledge of both the menu and the wine list left nothing to guess. The food was marvelous, the ambiance perfect, and everybody was smiling and cordial. We left knowing we'd be back soon. Our thanks to all the staff for making my wife's birthday dinner unforgettable.
We'd been here before and always loved the attention to detail and the superb dishes. This time they did not disappoint. We did the Chef's tasting menu and all 7 courses were delightful and original. We love it when we get to try new dishes. It's not cheap but the food, the presentation, the superb service and the unique ambiance makes it very much worth it.
The dinner experience was fantastic! Anniversary event and Michael and the entire Team at Orchids @ Palm Court over delivered. Live dinner music, focus on details, comfortable setting, and great..great eating experiences not found in the mid-west. Brining my family the next time.
We have eaten at other 5 diamond restaurants and experience on the service level was night and day. Here was a nice anniversary note for us at a table we weren’t sat at, champagne poured was flat as it came from an older opened bottle. Food was also not perfectly prepared (pasta incorrectly done, fish course very fishy) and wine pairings left something to be desired. Server was clearly Less than experienced when questioned about the item or Wine origins. 5 course experience took 3 hours which is slow but ok pacing. Neither of us would return.
Amazing food and service, again! We're in town every year for the holidays and started going to Orchid last year then came back this year. My husband and I have decided that we're going to keep this as a tradition every year. The food and service are impeccable.
Exceptional dinner with attentive service that was there when you needed it and invisible when you didn't. Every course was a delight, beautifully presented, with a surprise burst of unexpected flavors in every course. Portions where small individually but we left feeling full. Overall a delightful evening in a beautiful venue.
A perfect evening. The attention to our table by staff was courteous, authentic, timely, helpful, and cheerful. We were never rushed. The food was a classic symphony of intriguing tastes. All these tastes were subtlely blended to augment one another in a dining masterpiece.
The extensive wine list was helpfully deciphered by our sommelier and our wine choice for dinner completely fulfilled our expectations.
A memorable dining experience well worth the investment of time and money. My wife and I highly recommend Orchids.
The food was wonderful and the service was wonderful but after many visits, I prefer ala carte to preset choices. I normally do not order dessert but now am required to instead of choosing my own choices on the menu. I could not recommend to others that do not eat sweets to pay that much and not eat the third choice which is dessert and is required that you pay for whether you want it or not. Would rather have an appetizer and salad instead.
I had a great birthday celebration with my husband & friends. Robert & the entire wait staff took excellent care of us. The chef never made me feel left out due to my gluten & dairy allergies, he accommodated me with ease. We loved the entire night & will definitely come back !!!!
The food and service were outstanding but adding the wine pairings took the experience over the top. The Sommelier spent a lot of time with us, explaining each selection and really made the whole experience even more special.
For our 25th Wedding Anniversary I decided to take my wife down for the special evening, it did not disappoint. I heard from my parents that this was a special location and I’m sorry I took this long to experience the wonderful atmosphere and dining. We have decided that we will make this an annual event from now on.
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.
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