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“Husband’s Christmas Present”

Orchids at Palm Court
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Ranked #2 of 2,164 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Cross street: Race Street
Transit: TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
Description: 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.
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

I got my foodie husband a gift card to Orchids at Palm Court for Christmas since he had never been to a AAA five-diamond restaurant. We each got a three-course dinner and found everything to be amazing! The building and dining room are gorgeous, the service is impeccable, and the food is beautifully presented and delicious. We loved how they brought us little complimentary extras throughout our meal, including a lobster salad and panna cotta amuse bouche, a taste of foie gras, house-made chocolates, macaroons, and fruit squares, and even granola bars to take home and eat the next morning for breakfast. My husband started with the salsify for his first course, while I got the ox tail raviolo. Both were delicious and incredibly flavorful. We loved the truffle “snow” they put on my husband’s dish. My ox tail raviolo was amazing and included a perfectly poached egg inside the pasta. For our entrees, my husband ordered the lamb, and I ordered the New York strip. Again, both were excellent and beautifully plated with colorful vegetables. For dessert, my husband got a chocolate tart, and I got the custard. The desserts were incredibly beautiful — so much so that we almost didn’t want to eat them (until we tasted them and then willingly savored the deliciousness). The servers were incredibly professional, helpful, and accommodating of dietary restrictions. We would absolutely recommend this place for a special occasion and will definitely try to return sometime in the future. It is expensive, but for the quality of what you get and the culinary experience itself, it is actually quite reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank cjoystover
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I was unable to enjoy the dinner at this restaurant, but was fortunate enough to catch a music performance at the bar. There is wonderful live jazz on weekend nights. Great place to grab a drink!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Joshua O
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We gathered with friends for a delightful brunch. The options were plentiful and Chef Megan did an amazing job on the pastries. This is a wonderful tradition for young and old.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Nicole L
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

THIS is the place for that very, very special dinner with the special companion. Oh, yeah........yummmmmmm......ahhhhhhhh.......

Date of visit: June 2017
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Thank Cheryle W
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The food was delicious, the service great, and the atmosphere unique. It's worth a visit if only to see the beautiful dining room!

Date of visit: March 2017
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Thank eastc0astwanderer
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