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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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4.8

service

4.9

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4.9

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4.5

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Romantic (47)
Good for Anniversaries (43)
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Good for a Date (41)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Cozy (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Business Meals (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Seasonal (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Live Music (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Fun (4)
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Healthy (4)
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Afternoon Tea (3)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 15, 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 7, 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 4, 2018

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

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 3, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 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 30, 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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·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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·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 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 24, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

This place is five stars in every way. Will be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Ridiculously expensive for the meal. Wine was mediocre. Service was great but cannot make up for a waste of $300

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Although we have had dinner at the Orchids restaurant on different occasions, the food was very salty the night we dined (December 10, 2017).

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Thought all was great. One thing, we did a three course dinner and wanted to opt out
of one dessert and sub another item. It was a $7.00 up charge. For a high end restaurant
I don't think they need to do that.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Get the ox tail ravioli and the chicken hearts. Do it

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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 !!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

While the new menu format has excluded some past favorites and substantially increased pricing, Orchid's remains a superb venue. It is simply the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent evening! The food was delicious and the service outstanding. Noise level was too loud (from bar area) so it was difficult to hear our dinner partners.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

One of the impeccable dining experiences I have ever had. Everyone in our party loved the meal and the service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

living on its past when there was an excellent chef [ kelly] and head waiter [ charles ] now food is ok and prices have gone up not worth a destination meal

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My business partner and I went for our business anniversary and we were blown away by the beautiful presentation and brilliant marrying of flavors. Lovely amuse bouches between meals were a nice touch. The pastry chef was a genius! Love love love!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed a five-star meal with five star service. Orchids is without a doubt the best most classy restaurant we have here in Cincinnati. The adjacent Palm Court is also very lovely. What a wonderful dining experience especially for special occasions.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 14, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Cincinnati for fine, gourmet dining. Service is exceptional, on par with the food and setting. No one else comes close. Winner of many awards- don’t miss this one!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The only word to describe our experience would be "perfection". Thank you.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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