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About Orchids at Palm Court
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.
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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
First time we've been there for 20 years. It was a wonderful experience as we celebrated our 50th Wedding anniversary. Robert, Michael and the entire staff were most gracious and accommodating. The cuisine was exquisite. And, the ambience was most relaxing. We will return sooner than 20 years.
The restaurant is a beautifully restored, Art Deco style historic landmark. It was gorgeous to look at. The service was incredibly attentive and the staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. The food was simply exceptional- the chef prepares dishes in such a way that even a familiar staple seems new and improved. The decor is stunning, the staff is excellent, and the food is simply incredible. It was a wonderful experience dining there for the evening.
This was a celebration of my best friend of 30 years, 78th Birthday. From the warm jovial greeting at the bar and superior cocktails to the ambience and beauty of this impeccable historic French art deco building, words cannot describe the incredible celebration we experienced. Food was a creative mouth watering pleasure. Service with Sam's coordination was absolute orchestrated brilliance! Best restaurant in the country! Executive Chef Todd Kelly paired with Pastry Chef Megan Ketover makes for a once in a lifetime dining affair! As well, Maître D' Meredith Rake assures a seamless event!
My wife and I ate here since we were staying at the hotel, and since the restaurant was so well rated. It completely exceeded our expectations. I made an off-hand remark about wanting to see where they actually aged their 18-month-old ham, and it translated into a visit from the restaurant manager, and a tour of the kitchen by the executive chef. We were completely surprised and delighted.
The food was exquisite, the flavors wonderful, and we received two more courses than we actually ordered. The service was every bit as good as you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. I dinged the review one star on value since the price is quite high, and the quantities were small. The latter was actually a plus for my wife and me (we're trying to watch our weight), and if it's a special occasion, the price is well worth it.
Orchids at Palm Court is one of only 63 restaurants in the United States to be honored with 5 Diamonds from AAA and it shows in every aspect of your dining experience. We were first attracted to Orchids because of the absolutely beautiful Art Deco architecture, particularly the exquisite examples of Rookwood pottery in the lounge area and the reputation of Executive Chef Todd Kelly. Splurge on the Grand Tasting Menu, you will never be disappointed.
Wow is all we have to say! Our meal was outstanding and they graciously accommodated our no pork/shellfish request. The service was stellar and the ambiance was wonderfully classy but not at all pretentious. Yes it's a pricey meal but the value for what we got was great. Highly recommend!!
Today I was at the restaurant for a birthday dinner and the experience was somewhat disappointing. I ordered the lobster salad and fish, items I order every time I am in town. The salad was overdone and the fish was underdone. Of the number of years I have dined at the restaurant I have never sent anything back to the kitchen. Recently prices have increased 25-30% and portions have become smaller, so it is quite frustrating to see quality is now being affected as well. I make quite a trek flying across the country to get to your restaurant, drive another 2 hours to get to your location and after dinner another hour back to the hotel. To go through all this trouble and to get the quality that I had today was pretty disappointing. I do really enjoy the food but when the quality diminishes, prices go up and portions shrink, it is really disappointing. As a regular patron, I hope that this feedback, for whatever its worth, can help to improve quality, price and portions. I have dined at quite a few 5 Diamond restaurants around the country and Michelin rated restaurants around the world. At one point in time, your restaurant was always a place I would come back to enjoy a nice meal. As much as I like to see you succeed, I just want to make sure that quality isnt compromised in the process.
My girlfriend and I had the chefs grand 10 course tasting for our anniversary. We were blown away by the inventiveness of the dishes and the peerless craftsmanship of the food. I have never had duck so tender, new york strip so succulent, or salmon so rich and smokey. The meal wasnt cheap but for the quality we recieved i wouldnt expect it to be. Absolutely excellent. Best meal Ive eaten in Cincinnati.
The hostesses were a bit rude and one of the servers poured tap water into my glass while I was drinking bottled water. One of the dishes weren't to my liking and the staff replaced it once they noticed I hadn't eaten any of it. Over all it was a good experience, but the hostesses were really rude to me and my friend based off of assumptions.
This place was amazing! I took my girlfriend out for our anniversary and it was wonderful. The food was fantastic and the wine pairings were perfect. Service also great! We had multiple people come to our table to check on us and to keep our table clean. Everyone was very nice and professional and made for a wonderful evening. Also, Maître D' Meredith Rakel definitely knew her wines! We will definitely be coming back.
We went with the ten course Chef Todd Kelly's grand tasting with wine pairing. The menu was too varied and deep to do any justice here, just understand that every dish was presented with a florish (clouds of aromatic woodsmoke, for example, or savory lobster custard served in an eggshell) and delicious beyond words (we resorted to dancing in place). The wines were paired so nicely, so complimentary, and our sommalier was deeply knowledgeable (a wine-geek extrordinaire she was). It was our 12th anniversary and the staff added little special anniversary touches throughout (thank you) We finished the last course two and a half hours later and it was a magnificent food adventure we will never forget! Special appetizer, palate cleansing sorbet, ten courses, plus a glass of different wine with every course, plus the pagentry was well worth the price. A happy 12th anniversary was had by all!
This is the best restaurant in cincinnati, hands down. The lost art of fine dine has been brought to life here at Orchids. The menu is so creative and you will be able to try some very hard to come by dishes. Love love love this place. Try the five course option, $75 and you will walk out feeling like you just had a total food adventure! The ambiance of the restaurant is not to be dismissed as ordinary. One of the most beautiful spaces in cincinnati! Pere, our server, was knowledgeable and attentive. Another great experience! Thank you Orchids!
AMAZING! Such unique and tasty items available for each course. The lobster salad was to die for and the chocolate tart was a perfect ending to the meal. The cocktails were created with expertise and care. The servers were extremely knowledgeable, professional, and attentive. The atmosphere cannot be beat. Best date night venue in the city in my opinion. Can't wait to go back!
Our server, Michael, did a superb job. The menu and the wine list were reviewed by him and the recommendations he made were excellent. Service was impeccable and the food was innovative and delicious. Hadn't been here for a while, but we will definitely be back.
Our family dinner for my wife's birthday was superior in every way. The food was superb (presentation, portion size, flavor, etc), service deserving of their 5-star rating, and atmosphere truly unique. The space is very large, but was still quiet enough for conversation and the seating in the corner banquet very comfortable. Free valet parking was a nice benefit. The pricing is premium but a good value in our view for what we received.
Came out here for a date night and everything went better than I could have expected. Service was second to none. Staff was very flawless and I commend them for their amazing overall service from everyone, just not our waiter.
Loved having a wine expert explain why the wines were chosen for each dish throughout our courses. Todd Kelly put out some amazing dishes.
The whole experience will be a lifelong memory for my wife and I.
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