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 (5 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
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!!
Waited 15-20 minutes after seating befor ...
Waited 15-20 minutes after seating before anyone came to our table. We had chateaubriand for two and it was cool as were the potatoes. My wife sent her meat back once because it was too rare and it was still too rare when given back. Our reservation was at 6:30 and we left at 10:30 It just took way too long for this dinner. We felt forgotten for the most part. Very long waits between servings
This was a business dinner and we were somewhat embarrassed at the length of time it took.
We have dined there quite a few times in the past. It is our "go to" place for special occasions and we have always had a wonderful experience. Not sure what happened Friday evening, but it was certainly not up to your usual standards. Sorry
Paul and Marilyn Janson
We celebrated our anniversary here and I ...
We celebrated our anniversary here and I had asked for a special table when I made the reservation. Not only did we get a special table, but the service was fantastic and the food presentations were so inventive as well as delicious. This is our favorite "top end" restaurant in Cincinnati.
It was our first time dining at Orchids. ...
It was our first time dining at Orchids. We were celebrating our 20th anniversary. Everyone congratulated us from the hostess to all the servers.
The food was great as well as the service.
Everyone was helpful and gracious, they went out of their way to be sure we had everything we needed.
We visited orchids in June and loved it! ...
We visited orchids in June and loved it! We wanted to take another family member to enjoy it. We didn't want our courses to end. The food was phenomenal. Service is impeccable. Can't wait to save enough money to go again!
The event was an anniversary . In That ...
The event was an anniversary . In
That context we were disappointed
With an oddly placed table with no
Intimacy. After an attempt to accommodate a move, we decided to
Move our chairs so that we faced the room and were close to each
Other. the food drinks and service
Always amazing! I have never had a bad ...
Always amazing! I have never had a bad meal here. Most recently my husband and I celebrated our anniversary with their 10 course grand tasting with wine pairings...expensive but beyond worth it! The duck, the tortellini, the lamb, the desserts, the house made cheese...every course was perfect and the wine pairings were superb!
This was our second time dining at Orchi ...
This was our second time dining at Orchids at Palm Court, this time for our tenth anniversary.
We decided to try the Grand Tasting and there is only one word to describe it, Magnificent! All of the five star reviews here are spot on to our experience.
Thanks Orchids for a truly memorable evening.
Absolutely outstanding evening this past ...
Absolutely outstanding evening this past Friday. Highly recommend you engage the staff and ask for recommendations - you'll find them to be engaging, enthusiastic, and genuinely helpful. Jenny, the sommelier, is spot on in her wine recommendations and is very talented. Be prepared for a wonderful evening. Will not disappoint!
Everything was outstanding. The menu was ...
Everything was outstanding. The menu was incredible - I had a difficult time choosing. Definitely the restaurant for people who want something different. The service was great, beginning with the server acknowledging me by name. If I had any complaint at all, it was only that it was close enough to the bar (and I was on the outermost edge of the dining room), so I can hear the noise from a rowdy group of convention years. But that didn't keep me from thoroughly enjoying wonderful service, the beautiful decor, and a fantastic meal.
We were very impressed with the Orchid a ...
We were very impressed with the Orchid at Palm Court. The free valet parking, attentive staff, and EXQUISITE food are worth the drive and cost. we were running late for our reservation due to traffic and when I called they made sure to save our table. They gave good food and wine pairings, make their own butter, have their own hives for honey and make beautiful and creative dishes. We are fans and will return!
Fantastic dining room with amazing Art D ...
Fantastic dining room with amazing Art Deco. Best part of the dinner.
The food was very variable in preparation quality and technique.
My Fois Gras was cooked to perfection. Excellent!
My slow cooked ribs were totally hidden by a superstrong sauce that made impossible to taste the meat. Cannot evaluate the ribs, but the sauce was airplane quality.
My wife had a lobster salad that was unbalanced in terms of ingredients pairing and consistency and then a magret de canard that did not taste of duck and had an unpleasant texture.
The service was very attentive and professional.
Do I recommend the restaurant? Yes! ...once, because the setting deserves a visit. Unfortunately the food is not even close to the beauty of the room.
Orchids is one of our favorite dining de ...
Orchids is one of our favorite dining destinations in Cincinnati. The last two experiences we have had Chris as our server, and he is amazing! He and his team are virtually invisible, until you need them, and then they magically appear. Beautiful. The sommelier who paired our wines upon request (we did not do the tasting menu) was also fantastic! Chef Kelly never disappoints, with his delicious dishes. Every single thing...the stunning room, the handcrafted cocktails, the attentive service, the amazing wine pairings, and most importantly, the absolutely incredible meal will keep us coming back. If you are in doubt, DON'T miss this incredible dining adventure.
This is a fantastic special occasion pla ...
This is a fantastic special occasion place. The food is french inspired. It is as good as any restaurant in New York. Some of the outstanding items are the Fois Gras, the Maine Lobster Salad, and the Red Snapper. The surroundings and decorations add to experience. We hope to return soon.
The Orchids is a first class restaurant ...
The Orchids is a first class restaurant offering food prepared with care and loaded with flavor. The Beet and Pear salads were excellent as were the Duck and Halibut entrees. The two chocolate desserts were exceptional. The inclusion of chef's "gifts" between courses and the special granola bar to take home added to the experience.
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