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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801
+1 513-665-2575
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (102 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (25 reviews)
“maine lobster” (9 reviews)
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 yesterday

Family Dinner to celebrate a graduation. The absolute best. You must work with Marrietta John as she is fantastic and making your event a success.

Thank bgoodnight
Reviewed 3 days ago

Six of us gathered for our annual Christmas celebration at Orchids. It was wonderful as always. The atmosphere was elegant. We were lucky to be there on an evening when a jazz singer performed a lot of favorites the entire time. We sat at a...More

Thank TriStateGirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had read this was top rated for happy hour. We were disappointed in the food and drink selection under happy hour. However, the Martini was quite nice. The service was slow and the place was almost empty. Was looking forward to music, none to...More

Thank karenmenkhaus
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend treated me to The Dickens' Brunch and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance; the staff was sporting period costumes, and the carolers were amazing. There were a myriad of items offered on the buffet, and the mimosas were excellent. Our waitress Kaytie was simply...More

Thank apatejr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Orchids last Friday night. The dinner menu has changed in the last 1.5-2 years and is basically only a tasting menu. Do not fall for the a la carte entrees as they are tiny (perhaps tasting menu intended) and not at all...More

Thank JudyNovi_MI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would have no idea about the lavish nature of the decor inside this building from just strolling around outside. This is a wonderful place to have a special dinner - service is just amazing and the food is delicious. You feel like you are...More

Thank FL_BabyMomma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an incredible experience at the Orchids just a couple of weeks ago. I was present for a business meal and the experience was awe-inspiring. Not only was the food exceptionally prepared and delightfully presented, but the servers were consummate professionals, even SYNCHRONIZED and...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Orchids at Palm Court is a Cincinnati gem! It is a fine dining experience that should not be missed by anyone who lives in Cincinnati or who visits the city. My family dined at Orchids a week ago to celebrate a special occasion. The meal...More

Thank MicheleFC1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my wife to the Orchids for a memorable dinner to celebrate a very special birthday. We were not disappointed. From the minute we walked in we were treated like royalty. Our waitstaff all greeted us by name and served us impeccably, but unobtrusively....More

Thank bart356
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this bar for lunch and this trip, multiple times, a night cap. It's oozing ambience, drink prices were amazing -esp. at happy hour. Service was prompt, and it's amazingly not crowded. I think this place is a must see when you get...More

Thank Windsor999
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Laurie P
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.
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
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
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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: +1 513-665-2575
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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