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Thu, 5/24
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Orchids at Palm Court

4.9
2108 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday through Thursday 5:30-10:00 PM Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm; Afternoon Tea (First Saturday of the month) 2:00pm-4:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 564-6465
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
The hotel has three breathtaking ballrooms and 27 additional banquet rooms perfect for any event from 1-1000.
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Cross street
Race Street
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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.
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Public transit
TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
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Entertainment
Pianist & light jazz trio in The Bar at Palm Court on Friday & Saturday from 5:00pm-1:00am.
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Special events & promotions
For private parties in Orchids at Palm Court, please call for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Absolutely beautiful restaurant and bar.
Superb service, waiter knew about everything on the menu in detail. Also knew about every wine we asked him about. Everything we ordered was picture perfect.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service.
However, it was kind of noisy due to the band and people talking around the bar.
For anyone who may concern, they do not take travel check.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Pricy - yes, but well worth it. Everything (food, drinks, service and staff politeness, the historic room) is absolutely outstanding! And watching how the staff treat the patrons is a true experience - every member will address you by name and no matter the member in your party you’ll all be served at exactly the same time and all the cloches will be raised in unison, presenting all plates simultaneously.

Great place to dine.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Trip-anniversary

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We love the ambiance of Orchids and always go for special anniversaries/ birthdays.... but this last visit wasn't as fabulous as previous ones. The food seemed to take extremely long to get to our table ( an hour after ordering) and the portion sizes were smaller. We all love vegetables and there were seriously three tiny asparagus tips as the vegetable. The staff is attentive and elegant, but this time it just wasn't the top of their game.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Well executed professional formal dinner service

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great experience. Cole, Robert, Morgan and Chauncey gave us great service. Lamb was incredible.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Incredible setting. Incredible service. Wonderful food.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great Anniversary dinner!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This is a great restaurant for a very special occasion. The halibut is outstanding. The server is right there all the time to make sure your needs are met. Great touches like an appetizer from the chef to orchids box you receive at the end of the meal filled with a tasty goody to take home with you. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with Art Deco.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything here was amazing. Simply one of the best meals I've ever had. From interacting with the outstanding staff from the 10 course meal (plus 2 extra desserts) everything here was perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing food/wine pairings! Excellent service from waiter and sommelier. Awesome setting!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

It was our second time. Just as good as the first. In my opinion it's the best restaurant in Cincinnati.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We visited Orchids to sample the food from the new Chef. We were really happy we decided to come. The food was outstanding. Beautiful presentation and quite tasty. The service was impeccable and our server Chris was very attentive. For anyone who has not sampled the food from the new chef I would say make a reservation now. For anyone who has not been to ORCHIDS I would say treat yourself to fine dining at its best.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Unbelievable meal and experience. Consistently one of the best food presentations in the city

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

This was the best fine dinning experience we have had. The food is imaginative, very well executed, and the timing was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

This was our fourth trip to Orchids at Palm Court - again, it was amazing.

We enjoyed the five course menu with pairings. Every course was an experience and far too complex and unique to begin to describe here. Needless to say, our dinner was superb, the service, extraoirdinary and the ambience, second to none.

We were one of only 8-10 tables during our 2.5 hour dinner which led the dining area to be a bit more quiet than typical (which was fabulous). Couple this with the live jazz from the bar and our corner booth overlooking the dining room and adjacent bar and we didn't want the evening to end.

Orchids has not missed a beat with the head chef transition. We can't wait to return again soon!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Wonderful as always. Our server was attentive but not obtrusive. Courses were perfectly paced, food was excellent, and the wine pairings were also outstanding. We really enjoyed the meal.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Service was awesome. Went for our anniversary and was treated with many special touches. Had the 5 course meal. Great food.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Staff did a great job understanding that we were not very adventurous in our menu selections and were still accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Amazing experience. Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

My wife and I had a great night out and had a great experience overall.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and unique food presentations. Not rushed. Bar music a nice background sound

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Chefs tasting was phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing servers. Made the experience an EXPERIENCE! Wow
The sharing of knowledge about each course and wine was awesome. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We absolutely love the Orchids at the Palm! The service and food are impeccable, always. The staff is knowledgeable and wants everyone to have an enjoyable dining experience. Everyone should go.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My experience was wonderful.. Chuck at the bar made a great ( 2) old fashions and Joel did a great job as Captain that evening..

I want to bring my family there to enjoy the food quality and presentation, service, and historic and beautiful ambiance.

Frank Sorba

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary there on Sunday night, and, as usual, the food, the service, and the ambience were all outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Exquisite. Easy to see why this is the only 5 star restaurant in Ohio. Great innovative cuisine and cocktails in a setting that is world class. If you are a foodie or someone looking for a special night out it is a must try as Orchids never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The menu is prix fixe, which I don't believe it was when we last visited quite some years ago. We were celebrating an anniversary, and the staff were aware of this without any mention from us. We each had the 3 course dinner (roasted salsify - served cool to room temp, duck - 3- 3/4" slices, custard - not quite the egg and cream custard you may expect), ( raviolo - a singular 4" round, scallops - 2 sea scallops, chocolate dessert). Presentation is everything here, from the food, to the art deco ambiance and attentive service. They also served us 2 mini-courses between the 3 main courses. The second was a crab and rice pudding. Crab flavor was nice, but the rice was too firm in the center (undercooked?). Each dish has many ingredients, and therefore layers of flavor. In short, we go for the ambiance. The food tasted good and service was wonderful. We just wish the portions were a teeny bit bigger.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was true dining experience at a 5 Star restaurant. Everything was to perfection for both food and service. They deserve their 5 Star rating.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Exceptional Food, Service, and attention to detail. Best restaurant experience i have ever had! Took my wife for her birthday and every single person who attended the table addressed her by name and wished her a happy birthday. They call ahead of time to validate any allergies or food special requests, as well as the occasion. Top Notch !

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Spectacular venue and dining experience!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating and they made us feel very special. The staff worked hard to make sure everything was just right beginning with a special anniversary card, and ending with yummy treats. The choreography of the wait staff was perfect. The food was so wonderful. The chef sent us customized miniature creations in between each course (vegetarian and non). I had the roasted salsify and the strudel, both were really spectacular. My husband had the Gulf shrimp and NY strip which he really enjoyed. Each dish was prepared with excellence and care. The desserts were works of art. The whole experience was so enjoyable! We’ll be back again! They’ve got a great wine list too! Thanks so much to everyone at Orchids at Palm Court for such a special evening!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Outstanding in all areas. Presentation, food, the room - everything elegant.

Personal opinion on music volume - the piano is enough. When the trumpet and electric guitar started, had to lean to hear the other side of the table. I'm there for dinning, not a band. BUT, I will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is a beautiful hotel with top-notch service at every level highly recommended for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Impeccable service and timing. Delicious food. Great experience

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food and service. Entire wait staff new their stuff!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

So disappointed! We had been looking forward to this meal for a long time, as Orchid came highly recommended. Our friend ordered a glass of wine with dinner that never arrived. She ordered an appetizer that was not as described, and had to send it back twice. My steak was cold and, although I told them I was allergic to soy, the server (not our server) who came to the table to further describe the food we were about to eat said the sauce on my plate was soy-based. Consequently, I avoided it. When our server came back to the table, halfway through our entrees to check on us, I asked about the soy sauce. She said the chef, knowing my allergy, didn’t include soy—it was a Beaujolais reduction. I enjoyed it with the second half of my meal! Our server was very personable, and she did reduce the price of our meals, which was unexpected. It will be a long time before we return.

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