About Orchids at Palm Court
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
NEW! AAA Five-Diamond Award for 2016 - The only restaurant in Ohio and one of just 64 in North America to be awarded Five-Diamonds
Orchids at Palm Court is a fine dining restaurant located in the National Historic Landmark Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Dine in a breathtaking 1930s French Art Deco setting with two-story Romanesque murals, Brazilian rosewood, German silver-nickel sconces & an original Rookwood pottery fountain.
Orchids features modern American cuisine using French technique. The menu is based on availability of the highest quality ingredients using local and organic products including a rooftop beehives and an herb garden.
Additional Accolades include OpenTable's Top 100 Best Restaurant in USA (Seven consecutive years including #7 in 2014), Forbes Four Stars (3 consecutive years), American Culinary Federation’s USA Chef of the Year, Top Cincinnati Restaurant (Zagat) and American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence.
Hours of Operation:
Nightly 5:30pm-10:00pm; Afternoon Tea (First Saturday of the month) 2:00pm-4:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pianist & light jazz trio in The Bar at Palm Court on Friday & Saturday from 5:00pm-1:00am.
The hotel has three breathtaking ballrooms and 27 additional banquet rooms perfect for any event from 1-1000.
Complimentary valet parking. You may park with the bellman on Race Street or pull into the valet parking area, also on Race Street under the green arrow.
TANK bus stop across Race Street. Metro bus stop within one block.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For private parties in Orchids at Palm Court, please call for details.
The restaurant offers private dining, but the hotel also offers dining in our three ballrooms including the famed "Hall of Mirrors" and 27 additional break-out rooms. The hotel features one of the finest examples of 1930s French art deco.
Orchids at Palm Court Ratings and Reviews
As always, Orchids delights. The new me ...
As always, Orchids delights. The new menu design allows a fixed price menu with various choices of numbers of courses and a significant selection within each course. The food is always flawlessly prepared, presented with attentive but personable service, and the wine pairings are not to be missed.
When we are in town visiting family we a ...
When we are in town visiting family we always try to stop here for a great dinner experience or a quiet drink at their beautiful bar. As always this visit didn't disappoint. Great service and dining are the norm here! Highly recommend for a fun visit.
We were in town for business and decided ...
We were in town for business and decided to combine that with a belated celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary by staying at the Netherland Plaza and having dinner at Orchids. We're not "fancy" people so it was a little intimidating at first, but servers explained everything. Excellent food (and service). Wonderful experience!
Top notch service, incredible food. Surp ...
Top notch service, incredible food. Surprisingly good value. The lobster salad served with a poached egg wrapped in filo dough was excellent. We were very grateful that our first two courses were split on to separate plates for the two of us and still served with beautiful presentation even though all we said was that we were planning to share them. The lamb entree was amazing as well. An absolutely beautiful location and the perfect spot for a special occasion.
My wife and I went down here between Chr ...
My wife and I went down here between Christmas and New Years. I'll get my only complaint out of the way first; we were sat at one of those tables that are practically on top of another table for two and crammed in. Next time, I'll try and request a better table. Other than that though, the dining experience was incredible. We have eaten all around Cincy, and this was by far the best dining experience when it comes to fine dining. Our waiter, Chris, did an exceptional job with recommendations. The food was outstanding and the service is amazing. I would recommend the Maine Lobster Salad and the Duck Breast. It can be a pricey night, but well worth every penny!
We went for our 20th anniversary and we ...
We went for our 20th anniversary and we both loved everything about that night. The food was fantastic. My favorite was the sweetbread - out of this world. Every little detail that went into making each serving and how it was presented was great in the beautiful historic setting of the hotel. There were at least 10 little things/nuances to discover in each dish. I had the chef's tasting with perfect wine pairings and great presentation by the wine steward. A wonderful experience.
Went for our anniversary. Great place f ...
Went for our anniversary. Great place for this type of celebration--extra little touches recognizing occasion made it especially memorable. Service and food were both exquisite. Highly recommend the duck breast. Restaurant is pricey, but well worth it for a special occasion.
I love this place: elegant, delicious fo ...
I love this place: elegant, delicious food in a beautiful setting. The service is unrushed, gracious, and attentive. Orchids is hands-down the best restaurant in Cincinnati. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. As many other reviewers have mentioned, it is not a place for quiet talkers--it shares the lobby with the bar, which is noisy and has music. The staff at Orchids are incredibly attentive, and they strive to make notice of special occasions, etc. It's charming and wonderful, and I love it. However, they do have a tendency to make assumptions...I went there on a date and they called me Mrs. So-and-so (too soon!!!!) and during the most recent visit they seated us at a booth so I could "cuddle" with my gay best friend (which is nice and was meant to be funny...but, hahaha, not it's not that way). No matter though--it's easily resolved: if you are very sensitive or if you are anxious about the social dynamic of your group, you might want to provide details of your occasion when you reserve your table.
We had an amazing dinner! We were seate ...
We had an amazing dinner! We were seated at a round table for 5 and the noise level was such that we could all hear each other easily. We were treated with outstanding service, unlike anything I have experienced for a long time. The food was amazing, every course, and there were lots of 'extras' given to us to make the evening even more special. It was truly a magical night out with friends for the holidays. THANK YOU!
Outstanding food and service in a French ...
Outstanding food and service in a French Art Deco environment. Amazing sauces plated beautifully. Service was attentive but not rushed. The only improvement would be in the pastry which was good but not to the standard of the rest of the meal.
This was our second visit to Orchids and ...
This was our second visit to Orchids and it was every bit as wonderful as our first exceptional experience in March 2015. I am no restaurant reviewer, but I do enjoy good food with a glass of wine with impeccable, yet approachable service. It is the little things, like palate cleansers, artisan butter with a pH of 4.5, a "sample" item for my wife when I ordered a first course and she didn't...
I was particularly taken with my first course of Bone Marrow Tortellini (Bone Marrow and Parmesan Broth, Maitake Mushrooms and Petite Radishes). Then, one of their staples, was perfectly prepared: Chateaubriand for Two (Potato Mousseline, Portobella Mushrooms, Asparagus and Duet of Sauces, 12 oz portion, which was plenty with a 1st, 2nd and dessert)
I think this will be an annual trip to the Queen City to enjoy Orchids...it is that good.
Orchids is a great place for a special o ...
Orchids is a great place for a special occasion and far beyond the service you receive at most restaurants in the area. This is a fine dining experience. We stayed overnight in the hotel after dinner which added to the experience and made it so easy given the weather was cold.
Palm Court is the most elegant and delig ...
Palm Court is the most elegant and delightful place to dine in Cincinnati. The ambiance, the service, the divine cuisine all add up to a very wonderful experience. I had three friends joining me for dinner, and believe me, they were more than impressed! Not having dined there before, my friends' introduction to a Palm Court was no disappointment. We hated for the evening to end, but we are all looking forward to coming back!
Truly an exceptional experience for the ...
Truly an exceptional experience for the discerning! You are special from the moment you step into Orchid's and approach the hostess. The attention to detail is incomparable. Damask table cloths, copper butter domes, synchronized service at large and small tables, from the amuse buche to the take home niblet presented in a gift box, sublimely, impeccable food. The waite staff work as a team. They are well informed, personal, professional, uniquely individual, attentive, engaging , and watchful w/out being intrusive. The room is magnificently Art Deco.
A delicious experience at a very reasonable price point!
An amazing dining experience, starting w ...
An amazing dining experience, starting with the unique, fabulous decor. The service was very attentive, but we never felt rushed; and the food was complex, beautiful and wildly flavorful. It's far from inexpensive, but there's a real effort here to give you your money's worth. Really one of the best meals I've ever had.
Food and ambiance was amazing. Sean prov ...
Food and ambiance was amazing. Sean provided us with excellent service. We had the Bone Marrow Tortellini, Maine Lobster Salad, and the 12 Hour Niman Ranch Short Ribs. All were exquisite. If you're looking for a dessert "off the beaten path, I highly recommend the Caramel Crémeux to end your meal.
My wife and I were celebrating our anniv ...
My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and couldn't have chosen a better spot. The service was wonderful. The staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was out of this world!!! This was one of the best dining experience we've ever had and will be sharing it with all our friends! Thank you to your staff for making our celebration so memorable. Your staff was outstanding!!
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