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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
+1 513-564-6424
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (108 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (26 reviews)
“lobster salad” (20 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to check out Orchids during restaurant week. If it was excellent, then we would return for the tasting menus they offer. It was not. The smoked salmon first course said it came with pickled root vegetables. Basically, it came loaded with fennel. If...More

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We think this is the best gourmet restaurant in our area, always maintaining the best quality in food and service.

Thank kbear3464
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole night was perfect! The food and presentation fabulous! Service superb! Atmosphere romantic! We love the wine that our server helped select. It pared well with our meal. We will definitely return.

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fine dining with exceptional food and wine. The Art Deco surroundings somehow make the meal even more enjoyable. Great place for that special occasion or just a fine meal with good friends.

Thank BillHarv
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most elegant places around with beautiful Art Nouveau decor with jazz. Always a guarantee for a relaxing and sophisticated time with friends. Almost you feel like you get sent back to the SpeakEasy days. Worth a stop in you are in Cincinnati.

Thank Cincyadvisory
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting menu changes with seasons. Very competent Chef, great service. Always a relaxed pleasure. Great wine list.

Thank Diveforever42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super slow service, cold food, had to ask for more water- then wait, had to ask for more cocktails-then wait, had to ask for more bread as entrees took forever-and had to wait on that too. Was such a special family occasion and I was...More

Thank BrenandBob
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband surprised me and took me to Orchids at Palm Court located in the Netherland Hilton, downtown Cincinnati to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Orchids is an upscale classic restaurant. The art decor is stunning. We had a phenonmenal experience at Orchids. From beginning to...More

Thank shotty n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic environment, try the fried brussels sprouts as an appetizer! It’s simply outstanding. The breakfast buffet and lunch is also delicious!

Thank jacquelinet352
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a true gem. The Art Deco style of the bar and dining room is just beautiful. Our waiter was excellent and very knowledgeable. We had the Chateaubriand and it was amazing. Literally melted in my mouth and I would order it again...More

Thank Alexandra D
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Danielle H
14 April 2018|
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Response from tjacobs101 | Reviewed this property |
While we were there, the patrons mostly wore business casual. There were many tables with the diners in suits and more upscale wear. Therefore, you would be comfortable in either depending on your taste and the occasion.
Laurie P
30 May 2017|
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Response from V3723SPcindys | Reviewed this property |
You should call the restaurant and ask what is available.
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +1 513-564-6424
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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