The Grille at Palm Court

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$30 and under
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The Grille at Palm Court offers a casual dining atmosphere in the breathtaking art deco Palm Court. The Grille features an expansive breakfast buffet daily, lunch Monday-Saturday and an award-winning Sunday Brunch with carved roasts, seafood bar, 20-foot dessert display and more! (Please note: hours & prices vary for all brunches including Sunday and special holiday editions. Prices for Sunday Brunch begin at $44.95).

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vipSandyB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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markj
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of the most spectacular spaces in the USA. Food ranges from very good to excellent. Service has always been excellent. We thoroughly enjoy our visits here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Huge selection of quality food. Our server was great and personable. Manager was checking everyone to make sure that they were happy. Made me feel special for my birthday. Will definitely be back.

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always wonderful and the food is delicious! Service was excellent and personable.

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TORIS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible. The staff is great. It is a little pricey, but it is worth it. We don't get to come as often as we would like, but we remind ourselves every time to come back again sooner than the last.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend away and a football game

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vipBrandonW
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. The room is beautiful and something out of another era. The food was excellent and the staff attentive and friendly.

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vipXSolo
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for family celebrations. I prefer the old name: Orchids at Palm Court, Grill is so bland, unclassy and overused, does NOT do justice to the high class restaurant "at Palm Court!" It will always be Orchids to me, changing the name is tantamount to removing all Art Deco decor!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was not very good. Service was good though.

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KatherineK
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took good friends to brunch and wanted to give them a memorable experience. They loved it, as did we. Palm Ciurt never disappoints. A little more costly than some other places, but so worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We drove over an hour to experience the brunch here. Based on prior reviews I expected far more from the experience. The restaurant was not busy and we arrived early but we were told to wait to be seated which was fine. However based on how they demanded punctuality by stating we had to be seated at our reservation time we were frustrated that we ended up waiting past our scheduled reservation. The buffet areas were quite small and if you wanted a made to order omelet it was a 10-15 min wait. All the rest of my food was ice cold when I got back to the table. We had followed the route that our server suggested. Hands down the best part was the cold shrimp and crab legs. I would recommend attending just for those. Everything else I could take or leave. The desserts were absolutely not to par with what I would expect of this caliber brunch.

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bensmom
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place for a special occasion--perfect birthday brunch before a matinee at the Aronoff. Plenty of choices for anyone to love. While some of the dishes were only so-so, the whole experience is enjoyable and special. We'll go back for sure.

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Paulinespens
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast buffet was amazing with a great selection. The sausages were the best I've ever had for a long time.

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jenn
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was a very busy Sunday with lots of small children not behaving very well. This has not been my usual experience and detracted from the ambiance I’m used to and was hoping to share with someone who had never been. Food was excellent but was not getting replenished as easily with do many patrons. Overall still very good.

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viplagg
Indiana
223 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an early breakfast before checking out, and the food and service were good. The hostess first tried to seat us in a giant booth sort of thing in the very dark section of the eating area. After we asked to move to a regular table in an upper section near the window, it was light and pleasant. Price was high but the buffet was fairly extensive. We were there early so it was not crowded or loud, except for a couple who brought in a noisy toddler and were seated near us. Luckily we were almost finished with our food.

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Robin56
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very nice. It was worth the trip. I would recommend this place to everyone who wants to enjoy a good foodie experience.

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BethV
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, great variety and beautiful room with attentive service - a real treat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfeast buffet was awesome plenty of meats and fruits!!

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vipAlayneK
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Overpriced for mediocre food, but the ambiance is fun for a special occasion.

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vipAmyR
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Cincinnati. Worth every penny. The variety is great and the service is always attentive and excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Father’s Day

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sarah
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is elegant, the service was very prompt and friendly, and the food was delicious. We had a brussels sprout appetizer that was superb, and the beet and goat cheese salad was also wonderful. The restaurant is very quiet and so makes a lovely place for a get together to chat with friends and family.

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jmes
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I would recommend for the ambiance. Lunch was good but not great. I understand that they don't get the number of guests during the lunch hour compared to dinner, and it makes sense that there would be limited options on the lunch menu. I had the fish tacos and I've had better elsewhere. Service was very good but I would choose somewhere else for lunch.

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CharityG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Live piano music was beautiful. The whole experience was wonderful and I highly recommend. It is a little expensive but totally worth it for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great menu and wonderful experience. Staff is courteous and aim to please. Makes being downtown special. ❤

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TerriDK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent brunch with many things for all. Great desserts, perfectly sized to allow you to try several. Truly beautiful Art Deco room, and the live music was wonderful! My only problem was that those of us who just wanted waffles/breakfast meat were stuck in line (for far too long) with the folks waiting for omelets. This should have been split up to allow for more movement among the warm breakfast items. Otherwise perfect experience!

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GretchenS
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

We had dinner at the restaurant. Next day we brought friends back with us to the brunch. They will be back, and so will we! all was delicious, and in a wonderful, beautiful setting. Very high end.

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ArthurL
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, excellent. It’s definitely the place to go on special occasions.

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MaryB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was hoping to have a better selection of fruits and vegetables. Some lighter options to go with all the heavy options. Although most items were good, nothing really out of the ordinary. Not worth the money. The Atmosphere is better for dinner, as it is so dark.

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vipEphraimF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the tasting menu with wine match. Every course was excellent. Great wines as well. Wife had lamb and shared a 90 day aged wagyu steak the next night. One of the best restaurants I have been to.

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JamesB
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch in Cincinnati.

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vipCharlesR
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness! This was a feast not only for taste buds and tummy, but for the eyes and the live piano playing was the whipped cream and cherry on top. The French Art Deco is gorgeous! The food was delicious and there were so many wonderful choices. Everything from pastries, bagels, to create - your-own omelette and the top-it-your-way waffles, to a carving board, to charcuterie, to salad, to DESSERTS (!). Seriously - the food was delicious, fresh, and abundant. The atmosphere was just beautiful - not just because of the decor but because the feel was one of calm- an oasis, an escape from the rush and pressures of the day-to-day. The service was outstanding. Everyone was friendly, our drinks were consistently topped off, used plates quickly removed - all without feeling like anyone was hovering or rushing you. Quite the opposite, we were being pampered. We left looking forward to our next visit. Thank you, to everyone at the Grille at Palm Court for our best dining experience since we moved to the area. You made a birthday outing very special!

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LeslieS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and service is always outstanding. A wonderful brunch---the bread pudding is out of this world, but so is everything else. The trick is portion control so you can try a little of everything!

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vipDaytonGal
Munich
172 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch
Lovely Art Deco atmosphere. Food beautifully displayed
Many,many choices. Lots of seafood! Good service
Outstanding and excellent value

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DougD
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service. Don't miss the view

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The brunch is definitely not worth the price. Service was awful. Crab was very small and other food was plain. Definitely not work $44 per person.

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ABrown
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We booked an 11:15 am brunch reservation, as we've had the brunch there before and it was excellent. When we arrived we were told that our reservation was not received due to "issues with the website that had been occurring for a couple of days". (When I booked the reservation it seemed to go through as usual and I recieved a confirmation email.) Rather than waiting for a table we opted for bar seats, and the service we received was reluctant to the point that I asked if it was alright that we'd sat at the bar, thinking that maybe we had been misinformed about bar seating. Additionally the seafood station was very picked over when we arrived and wasn't refreshed during the time that we were there (easily an hour and a half), significantly diminishing the overall value. We've had great experiences there before, but next time I'll definitely take some precautions to ensure that we have a better time such as calling ahead to confirm our table reservation etc.

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JeffB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was awesome. The old hotel feel was very nice. Free valet parking was a nice touch. Our family was celebrating several birthdays and we all enjoyed the day very much.

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience on Sunday at the brunch. We were celebrating Valentines Day and chose this restaurant because we enjoy eating at unique places. We were not disappointed in any way. The food was excellent, the waiter(s) were always there as if they read our minds and the Art Deco was amazing. If you are looking for more than a great meal, but a great experience, then eating in the Orchid dining room at the Grille at Palm Court is right for you!