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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
+1 513-421-9100
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (70 reviews)
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Open Now
06:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my second time dining here and I enjoyed it yet again. The setting is lovely. The menu is a bit different offering many types of prix fixe menus but the food is quite good. Place is expensive but I would return. Bar is...More

Thank maddie924
Reviewed 5 days ago

The bar menu is limited but during happy hour you can get a truly reasonably priced bite to eat. Wedge salad is $4, 6 wings cost $6, sliders are $5 etc. The drinks are very inexpensive as well. The service is fast and friendly. Definitely...More

Thank chopin1981
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I stopped by the Hilton Netherland plaza as it is one of the best examples of French Art Deco in the US. The bar was a great place to have a drink and soak in the atmosphere. It shares the same massive space with the...More

Thank StuckinBangers
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here based on reviews and the location in downtown Cincinnati. The style and professionalism of the staff immediately showed us how special this restaurant is. The staff knew who we were and made us feel right at home. We had the four course...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I celebrated our 47th anniversary at Orchids, and it was a fun and memorable evening. We were seated at a corner table with a wonderful view of the large and beautiful "Palm Court" room of the hotel. The wait staff was outstanding...More

Thank Mike45229
Reviewed 1 week ago

The family stopped here for some dessert and coffee after a night of walking around downtown Cincinnati. The atmosphere will take you back to a time of years ago. We enjoyed our dessert and coffee while listening to live jazz. This is a great place...More

Thank meyerej5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an expensive brunch at $39.99, but if you come away hungry nd unsatisfied, you must have an extremely restrictive diet or be very picky. There are no less than a dozen hot options ranging from breakfast items to lunch or dinner. Everything is...More

Thank dlazarus2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptional. Order courses based on your server's recommendations. Get the wine pairing to go along with each course. Enjoy the progression. Tip well. Truly amazing food and service in a historic location. What's not to love.

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aside from amazing food, this is one of the most amazing bars to sit and enjoy a cocktail. It really feels like another era. The atmosphere is so unique. one of my favorite spaces in Cincinnati.

Thank smk54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We understand why this restaurant has 5 AAA stars. The spacious, quiet dining room is elaborately decorated in the art deco style, and the food and service were similarly elaborate and lovely. This is an expensive special occasion restaurant. Wonderful!

Thank CandaceBritt
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Laurie P
How many gluten free options do you have?
30 May 2017|
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Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Gluten-free is ONLY a consideration for those few people who test allergic to it. It represents no known health risk to anyone who has not tested positive for gluten allergies.
I went to Orchids years ago. They had lobster bisque, which I loved. Do they still offer that? Is there a publication or website that notifies the public of buffets, events, etc..?
20 January 2017|
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Response from lsa13 | Reviewed this property |
I could not tell you about the Lobster Bisque, however here is the website orchidsatpalmcourt
Lonna B
purchase of gift card on line
19 December 2016|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
I presume they offer that, but follow Gwen's advice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
    (Race Street)
  • Public Transportation: TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-421-9100
  • E-mail
Orchids at Palm Court is an award-winning fine dining restaurant located in the National Historic Landmark Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Executive Chef Todd Kelly is the American Culinary Federation's 2011-2012 USA Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 50,000+ chef organization. “Top Cincinnati Restaurant” by Zagat (2011, 2012, 2013) and named "One of the Top 100 Restaurants in USA" and "One of the Top 100 for Best Service in USA" by OpenTable, 2011, 2012 & 2013; AAA 4 Diamond (2006-2012). Orchids offers a contemporary American menu that is seasonally updated with local ingredients. With breathtaking French Art Deco including two-story Romanesque murals, rare Brazilian rosewood, German silver-nickel wall sconces & an original Rookwood fountain featuring two large seahorses all restored to the 1930s grandeur. Complimentary valet parking.
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