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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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Open Now
06:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Orchids is a beautiful old restaurant with character. Not too stuffy, but high class. Service is good and the food is pretty basic, but well made.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best restaurants in Cincinnati . Have had a few problems with changing chiefs since Todd Kelly left , but food , service ,and wine list is always first rate . This is the most incredible dining space in Cincinnati , the State...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank albertvontz
Reviewed yesterday

If you want to impress out of town guests,,visit here. Centrally located near hotels ,,walk to the square. Tip the doorman.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Clarence A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had Thanksgiving Day Brunch. Everything was most excellent! Everything was served buffet style and there were two rows of the main dishes and meats. They had a ham, a very big turkey and a prime rib that they were cutting to order. Also had chicken...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank crabbytoro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leave the children with the babysitter and escape into Art Deco Overload. Phenomenal food, great desserts and impeccable service... this is THE place to impress your date, or come with friends for brunch. … leave the flip flops and athletic shoes at home, or we'll...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Keeping with our traditions, my husband and I had her 30th anniversary dinner at Orchids. As usual, they did not disappoint. I was sorry to see that there maître d’ has moved on to another restaurant, and we will be sure to check that out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kandrews484
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Sunday Brunch ....what can I say, it doesn’t get much better! If you value quality this is it. The selections are good, the atmosphere classy old world but not dark. Service was impeccable. Sunday Brunch doesn’t need to get any better.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael_Glass
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

What an amazing spread of delicacies! I visited Orchids at the Palm with my friends from college. We were on letter O in our monthly restaurant get togethers, and one of my friends recommended Orchids at the Palm. This was my first visit of many...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Shani S
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Orchids at Palm Court is a dining experience too grand to miss. The service and food are the best in the city, and the rich art deco surroundings are the best anywhere. Orchids at Palm Court cannot be topped for marking those special occasions.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank johnandbirutaflynn
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for a birthday celebration. The staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. Excellent dinner!!!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Audreybg
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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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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, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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