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Orchids at Palm Court

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Race Street)
+1 513-421-9100
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to eat in Cincinnati is the Orchids restaurant in the 35 West Fifth Street Hotel with parking on site. The ambience is excellent, as is the service. The wide food selection is designed to satisfy the most demanding taste. It is an excellent choice for special occasions or for out-of-town visitors who want something special.

Thank Michael P
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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sent my large family here for Christmas Day brunch. Of course they raved about all the great food choices and said the larger hall for big groups was gorgeous. But to a person, they all mentioned the efficiency, kindness and all over excellence of the waitstaff. My family knows this is hard to do on a very busy holiday and... More 

Thank Gungadin
Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been so impressed by the service. To see six servers coming out at once and in unison raising the lids to the entrees is very impressive . The food was excellent and to satisfy six people and go beyond our expectations is saying a lot. The martinis were made to perfection, the wine was wonderful, the service... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Cincinnati for a night on the way to Nashville. It was my husband's birthday and we wanted to celebrate with a nice dinner. Orchids was well reviewed so we decided to have dinner there. Problem, their website said that they close at 10pm on a Wednesday night, we got to our hotel at 9:30pm. We frantically called... More 

Thank swtng
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding food and service. The meal consisted of six courses that were expertly prepared and had a well orchestrated presentation. The service staff were very professional and a true credit to the organization. A great restaurant.

Thank mikeptort
Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And elegant and refined dining experience. For a very special locations. It is wonderful. The surroundings make you feel like you're back in the 1920s.

Thank ssmookler
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Orchid has a unique way of making you feel like they truly enjoy serving you. It is all about your experience. They do this in a way that is not stuffy and does not make you feel uncomfortable. It is our go to restaurant for any special occasion. We always do the grand tasting menu and are so pleased... More 

Thank Carrie Y
Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Breakfast buffet (for purchase). Can even choose items off of the menu. Wide variety of food and beverages to choose from. Friendly staff.

Thank kat0219
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The most beautiful Art Deco Room between Chicago and New York! The food ,service and Atmosphere are impeccable. Chef Kelly's attention to detail is magnificent.He has a true local product approach , Even raises his own honey for dishes on the roof. You can not find a more beautiful dining room and bar! Totally restored to the wonderful 30's era,this... More 

1 Thank dennisspeigel
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you want good quality food and a romantic atmosphere then this is the place to go! It is perfect for a date night or just a night out on the town.

1 Thank Kara A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: +1 513-421-9100
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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