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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.

Hilton Cincinnati
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Nightly 5:30pm-10:00pm; Afternoon Tea (First Saturday of the month) 2:00pm-4:00pm

Cross Street:
Race Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 564-6465

Website:
http://www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com/

Entertainment:
Pianist & light jazz trio in The Bar at Palm Court on Friday & Saturday from 5:00pm-1:00am.

Catering:
The hotel has three breathtaking ballrooms and 27 additional banquet rooms perfect for any event from 1-1000.

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Romantic (45)
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Good for a Date (35)
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Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Cozy (18)
Local Ingredients (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Tasting Menu (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Live Music (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (3)
Disabled Access (3)
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Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined a day ago

Fabulous birthday dinner.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 3 days ago

My favorite place to take my wife hands down. Interior is beautiful and the live music adds a nice touch. Wait staff is very attentive and friendly. Food is delicious and the menu changes frequently with a few staple things that stay (Chateaubriand etc.)

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Awesome atmosphere. Service was top notch.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Delightful evening but very pricey!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 12, 2018

This may be Cincinnati's finest restaurant. The setting on the 2nd floor of the Omni Netherland Hotel and its art deco furnishings creates a setting of romantic ambience invaded only by too loud a songstress at the nearby bar. The service was personalized for a birthday celebration, it was a tutorial about great food, and it was friendly beyond expectation with great professionalism. The four course dinner was outstandingly presented and enjoyed. My only question for the entire night was whether the selected lamb filet was really lamb-it's flavor was more represented by the beef family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service excellent, Live jazz playing in background and located in a building built in the 30's made the ambiance perfect. As we were eating it only got better. The Halibut and filets were fantastic. Expensive but worth every dollar.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great from beginning to end. Our server Robert was attentive, informative, and professional. We will be back the next time the occasion calls for it.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very highly recommended!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was fabulous, the service was great. This was a special evening for my daughter's birthday, and it was truly memorable! Only quibble: great music--really!--but a little too loud for conversation, and our table was the furthest away...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Quite simply the best restaurant I have ever been to.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 31, 2018

I was at this restaurant and I was unsure what I was getting into with driving all the way from Dayton Ohio. My wife and I was amaze at the service and food. The atmosphere was great for celebrating her birthday and she enjoyed her experience. The waiter who served us knew his food, cause my wife asked him about everything on the menu and he knew it well. Thanks for making me look and feel like the husband of the year.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Gorgeous interior, superior service, food was outstanding. Quiet surroundings, relaxing and peaceful. Went for a special occasion and will return again!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We enjoyed another extraordinary dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is the third time we have been to Orchids and they always deliver an outstanding experience. The décor and food are spectacular and the staff even better. This is a must if you have a special occasion. Robert and the entire team were very professional and extremely prepared. We've already made plans to take our daughter and son in law on there anniversary.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vegan, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Salmon was excellent, but portion was extremely small. Need a dress code for such a special restaurant. Jeans and t-shirts should not be allowed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful and inventive food at a reasonable price

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Hands down the best service I have ever experienced! Food was delicious, great choice for my birthday. The food was a bit exotic for my picky eaters but but we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience:)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

By far the best meal I have had at a restaurant . The service was awesome and all the details they tend to while dining made for a special night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I cannot think of a more beautiful and romantic place to celebrate any occasion. Orchids is the best! Food and service is beyond compare!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Fun, Live Music, Quick Bite
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of our favorites - amazing service and delicious food. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

My wife love the experience, the detail, the pampering, the food, the presentation and professionalism. They made me feel like a genius for choosing the Orchids. If my wife is happy...we are all happy

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 17, 2018

One of the best meals ever experienced in Cincinnati. Kudos to chef, Cole, our server, as well as the other professionals who assisted.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 17, 2018

You have not had the best meal in your life until you spend an evening at Orchids. A flavor amusement park for your tongue.......there are no bad rides. Thank you to everyone for an awesome job.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and service as always, reasonably priced for this style of cuisine and service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing experience

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Robert was very accommodating and knowledgeable definitely helped make the evening so enjoyable

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First visit to this beautiful historic restaurant and hotel . We had the ten course chef tasting menu with wine pairings which was amazing. The Live piano and later jazz combo from the bar was an added plus for a memorable anniversary dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food, great live music, beautiful setting and an amazing staff. My fiance and I dined her to celebrate our engagement and th entire staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable evening. Thank you so much for all you did for us!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is spectacular with awesome presentation. The waitstaff attention to detail is unsurpassed. And the wine service, knowledge and attention to all it takes to make our bottle even more special was especially note worthy!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed great meals - foods, ambiance and service.
However, deserts are too sweet for me, and I was disappointed with coffee and tea.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The staff’s kindness was unparallel. They made our experience most memorable. They gave us complimentary champagne at the close of the meal. We are so grateful for their kindness towards us.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

One of the finest dining experiences in the Midwest. Fine service, great food and wonderful ambiance. Extraordinary!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Every visit to the Orchids is a special experience. The food and service are unparalleled. We had an amazing time, as always!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 23, 2017

our go to place to impress tourist and to celebrate special occasions! highly recommended!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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