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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The decor is awesome, the food is unbelievable and the service is truly r exceptional! Fine dining at its finest@

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great dining, smal and varied menu of really fine food, not a steak house, but a fine dining spot. Impeccable service by a quite personable server, from start to finish. Salmon Tartare appetizer, two parts, smoked and natural, with the smoked being absolutely tasty. Dick...More

Thank retireetraveller47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for a ballgame, however due to poor weather conditions we were seeking dinner at the last minute. We were warmly greeted by the host and quickly seated at a table. Our wait staff explained the menu while highlighting favorite dishes. Our...More

Thank RMFV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Orchids is perhaps the finest and most elegant dining spot in Cincinnati. They feature great but unobtrusive service from the time you arrive until YOU decide to leave!. The food was delightful and the staff was attentive but courteous. Exquisite

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful assortment of brunch goodies from the traditional carving station, cooked to order omelets, chilled shrimp and crab claws, to a nice charcuterie and cheese selection, lovely plated mini salads, and a delicate wild rice dish. The pastries were delicious - don't miss the...More

Thank monisf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner at Orchids and we chose to do the Chefs Menu. It was so good and such a fun experience in a beautiful, historical, Cincinnati setting. The service was excellent, everything was great. Highly recommend.

Thank Heidi L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been making sure to reserve a table for this seasonal treat for many years. The food is fabulous, the variety amazing, and the atmosphere a wonderful experience. There are roaming Victorian carolers and an great pianist to enjoy. My only complain is that my...More

Thank Lyn O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As usual, Orchids at the Palm Court delivered. Best Mother's Day brunch buffet in town. My daughter especially enjoyed the shrimp and crab claw cups.

Thank blkutzing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cincy's most beautiful bar / best bartenders - and great live music. I'm there most Fridays for happy hour. Come on down! I'll buy you a drink!

Thank Musix40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is very detail oriented. It is very expensive but they shower you with attention and delicious food. The chef also sends little treats that are exquisite.

Thank BHPCincinnati
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Chloe W
5 September 2018|
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Response from brianjgeraghty | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it changes regularly, so even if I were to look that up for you, it would likely be different by the time you went. Best option would be to call them, as they are very responsive.
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.
30 May 2017|
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Response from V3723SPcindys | Reviewed this property |
You should call the restaurant and ask what is available.
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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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: +1 513-564-6424
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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