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The Palace - Cincinnatian Hotel

4.3
553 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic (505)
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Welcome to The Palace, offering fine dining within the historic Cincinnatian Hotel. Our elegant dining room, innovative menu and seamless, classic service create a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Brunch: Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Afternoon Tea: Third Sunday of every month 1:00 - 3:00 PM (Mar-Nov)

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(513) 381-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nathan Sheatzley
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Private party facilities
The Fine Art of Hospitality. The Cincinnatian Hotel & Palace Restaurant are committed to the fine art of ensuring that your catered affair is executed with the optimum quality, value and service.
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Private party contact
Sales & Catering : (888) 653-9784
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th and Vine Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at the 6th Street Entrance of the Cincinnatian Hotel.
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Entertainment
Live Music every Saturday evening 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Special events & promotions

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2016

Took my son for his 16th birthday and that was one of the best decisions on how to celebrate a milestone in life. We had an amazing experience. The service was excellent. The food was amazing. I can't wait to go there again and have another special night. Thank you Brenda for an amazing service!!!

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krusch (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at The Palace. We will definitely be returning soon

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GDM1 (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

Excellent for a quiet and confidential luncheon business meeting.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on August 20, 2016

Exceptional service, wonderful food and relaxing atmosphere. This is the place to go for a night out for dining, not just a meal.

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vipZack (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

1st experience and can't say that I would come back w/ all of the other great fine dining options in Cincinnati. In fairness, there is potential here; but overall the flavor and preparation were off on many dishes. Entrees and 1st course all had issues w/ either flavor or preparation, my wife's duck was served cold but flavor was great, my ribeye was chewy in spots but very tender in other spots; all of the first courses had flavor problems in one way or another. Highlight was the strawberry ice cream sandwich w/ basil ice cream, that was extremely delicious. Overall, I could see how the Palace could be good, but we did not have a good first experience, even our wine was a skunked bottle of wine, it was sour tasting.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Wonderful place to go for a special occasion and very romantic. The staff went above and beyond expectations for any restaurant. The live music was just icing on the cake to the delicious food they prepared. Will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Great service and great food as always. Our favorite place to eat in the city! The Restaurant Week menu was delicious and perfectly executed.

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vipSamantha (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Great food and service!

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vipfoodieatheart (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

What an amazing fine dining experience. The service was impeccable. We bought a bottle of wine for the table and there was sediment in the wine and a piece of cork dropped into the decanter. The wine steward took the wine back, brought us a new bottle and only charged us half price for the bottle of wine because of the inconvenience. The ambush, palate cleanser, and aperitif were astounding little bites. The puffed bread with "fondue" cheese was a nice tart bite. The melon soup with a yogurt sorbet was a perfect palate cleanser after the sherry smoked pork belly appetizer. The center cut ribeye medallions with cherry tart paired perfectly together, and how can you go wrong with an ice cream sandwich filled with basil gelato? Will definitely not wait another 20 years to go back. Great for a special evening out.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

A very enjoyable dining experience

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RachelC (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

My boyfriend and I had an amazing meal at the Palace. One of the best meals we have ever had; the quality and presentation were great. The restaurant staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Would definitely go back for dinner and would love to try Brunch/Lunch.

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vintagelamp (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

excellent food and ambiance...thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

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vipKindle (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

Food was very good here. I especially liked the creativity and presentation. However, the service was a bit slow. We were seated right away and given water, but no one came to take a drink order. When we go our servers attention we placed our drink order with our food order. It was a bit odd. they cleared our plates before everyone was finished and our last diner shoved in his last bite as the ice cream desserts were waiting on a tray behind our table. When they arrived we had we like to call ice cream soup. Nothing horrible overall, but I am not sure front house was on their A game. I like what the chef is doing here in getting the food modernized, but the staff needs to catch up to him.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

Fabulous! My husband and I went for downtown restaurant week and could not have been happier. The three course dinner and all the extra bites were every bit delicious as the next bite. Brenda our server was fabulous as well! I highly recommend more people to dine at the Palace.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

Had a fabulous dinner during restaurant week. The service was superb and the meal was stellar. Highly recommended!

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Amber (Savannah)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

We went during restaurant week with fixed (3 choices) for menu. Excellent menu and service.

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ekim629 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

Outstanding and exceptional service! True fine dining experience with above beyond hospitality and attention to detail. Food was more impressive than reviews made it sound. A lot of little perks from the kitchen and generosity from restaurant!! I came with a Groupon and there was no discrimination whatsoever. I would easily pay menu pricing in the future! We will be coming back ... thank you so much for a memorable experience!!

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Ruthy (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

Dinner was excellent: An interesting menu, great service, excellent food preparation, excellent pinot noir, all in a lovely setting. One guest thought that her tomato soup was way too spicy, starter, tuna tartare, and my duck breast were very good, and the two gentlemen enjoyed their rib eye steaks. Dessert was superb too.

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Foodie (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

food was good but limited menu reduces return visits.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Our server was excellent, the whole staff was very friendly. We went for my husbands birthday with some friends and it was a great night.

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flywamsr (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Have had the pleasure and honor to have dined at the Palace before but this night was special. The chef was ON and was kind and sent a couple extras to our table. What a great treat.

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SharonH (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband & my birthdays with our son & daughter-in-law. The food was wonderful, the service was excellent and the atmosphere great. I would highly recommend this for a fine dining experience.

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PatriciaC (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Superb service. Excellent food. I tried things I have always avoided. The course menu was fun. We had a timeline to leave for the opera and they managed it beautifully. Very enjoyable. The piano music from the bar was subtle. Keep up the good work.

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MarcyVee (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2016

The brunch at The Palace was amazing! I ordered the goetta hash--usually places skimp on the goetta, but it was plentiful. I was also able to try the Oscar omelet which was delicious... Just be cautious--it's super rich! The service was great as well; the waiter was very friendly and personable.

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vipMaryBeth (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

Definitely a special dining experience. This restaurant mainly does 5 or 9 course tastings, and it is perfect for a special occasion, especially for someone who is adventurous and wants to try something different. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu and loves to answer questions about the food. The menu changes all of the time with the seasons. Not the kind of place you go to every day, but for a truly unique dining experience, I would absolutely recommend The Palace.

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viplmcr (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Thank you for our wonderful dinner last night at The Palace Restaurant! It was perfect from the beautiful food to the outstanding service. We enjoyed several courses both prix fixe and a la carte plus delicious wine pairings. Every course was timed perfectly and enjoyed. Between courses we loved the tasty amuse-bouches. The pasta was heaven and the rib eye steak was perfection. Thank you to Maitre d' John McLean and very attentive server Brenda. It was a 5 star night out!

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Sandy (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

The food and service were wonderful. My friend and I had a wonderful evening there as always. I do have a couple of items for feedback. I made my reservation online and received a confirmation. I later received an email reminder. I was then called to be reminded, and was asked to call and confirm. I called to confirm and was transferred to the hotel and the casino. I find the reminder/confirmation practice highly irritating. Also, the valet experience was chaotic and bizarre. My friend pulled up . No one was at the valet stand. Someone finally came and took her key. When we were leaving, a fellow took her payment and indicated he would get the car. He left to assist someone else. We were left standing on the curb. I saw the car a few feet away and we walked back to the valet stand and asked for the key. We walked back to the car. My friend paid for a service we didn't receive.

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vipjohnnyboy (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

The Palace belongs on the top 10 list.
The menu is very simple - you can choose between a 5 or 9 course, or a la carte. It's simple one page menu.
Because of that all selections are prepared top notch.
Between course small delectables are brought to enhance the meal.
The simple wine list has reasonable prices for a great selection - if you want to blow it the other selections would be one that any wine dude would want in his or her cellar.
What this all boils down to - great food very well prepared. That's what fine dining is all about.

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vipEBNinCVG (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

I think the Palace has one of the best chefs in Cincinnati. The food was outstanding. There is a pre-fixe menu for $75/person and my husband and I tried to get different things. Everything was fantastic. Strongly recommend.

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vipfuntime (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2016

John and Brenda treat us like family and we take the whole family there. We look forward to returning there soon.

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