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Orchids at Palm Court

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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of 3 decided last minute to have lunch at The Grille @ Palm Court. Just to be clear this wasn't dinner at Orchids (entirely different menu) but you are steps away from Orchids and enjoying the beautiful Orchids Palm Court experience. No reservations needed and best of all was validated valet parking directly underneath the hotel for a... More 

Thank Linda R
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at the hotel and soon found out only real high end restaurant in the area unless you want steak. Yes this is pricey even for just drinks but the food is spectacular and the ambiance is first class. Quiet and a bit dark. Off the Beaton path so won't have typical crowd. More business.

Thank Buckeye170
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for lunch and it took about an hour 1/2 overall. Our waiter acted like he was in another world. One of the girls got the wrong refill on her drink and was not given back her credit card, until she reminded him. Two people got the pasta bar so they ate right away while the rest of us... More 

Thank Reebec
Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband surprised me with Sunday brunch for my birthday. The selection is huge with everything from typical breakfast food to seafood to a carving station to the incredible desserts. The staff was excellent and took care of our every need. If you are looking for the ultimate brunch experience, I highly recommend you check this out!

Thank DebJPat
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cincinnati has several very high quality restaurants. However none has the true old world elegance that the Palm Court has. Chef Kelly and staff create James Beard award winning dishes and the wait staff is outstanding. On busy nights it can be a bit noisy due to the high ceilings but its so worth it. If your looking to impress... More 

Thank 729
Cincinnati, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu at Orchids is elegant, diverse and very satisfying. The chef has compiled a wonderful list of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes to delight anyone. Of course the setting is one of a kind at the Netherland.

Thank randalls239
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there for brunch. My family and I celebrate my mom's 90-th Birthday, good place for special occasions.

Thank Dimitry S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my wife to Orchids for her 35th birthday this past weekend and the food, service and experience were top notch, as you would expect from a 5 diamond restaurant. The ambiance of the Palm Court in the Hilton hotel is superb, soaring 30' foot ceilings with huge gilded age metal decor, wall murals, and elegant light fixtures are... More 

Thank lovelandholdings
Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is simply a fabulous restaurant and dining experience. Friends treated us in honor of our daughter's wedding in the Hall of Mirrors. Both the dinner and the wedding exceeded all expectations! Todd Kelly is an amazing chef and the staff is top-rate. The steak my husband ordered was perfectly prepared for his dinner and equally perfect when served to... More 

Thank msc196
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I check into the Netherland Hilton a couple times a year for a romantic weekend. We love the ambiance of the place. Beautiful Art Deco atmosphere. Jazz music. Great food. My favorite place in the city!

Thank john g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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