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Orchids at Palm Court

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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, Ohio
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I met a friend that enjoys eating, socializing and embracing Cincinnati to the fullest. So the atmosphere with my friends wonderful company was very nice, music, drinks and appetizers was prefect also the service that you receive from the staff is excellent. So if anyone wants to go to a place that's not loud, mellow with good music and food... More 

Thank hawkins53
Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I cannot attest for the rooms, but I would have no doubt they are great. However the food is awesome. I have gone for lunch and they have a pasta bar where they cook your pasta of choice with the ingredients of choice right there. The rest of the buffet is tremendous. Very attentive.

Thank lsa13
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Beautiful old bar/restaurant. Great lunch buffet and old time band some evenings. Well worth stopping in just to see. One of Cincinnati's looks classy bar that take you back.

Thank Judy19792014
Cincinnati, OH
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The sandwiches and pastries were wonderful, but refills of hot water for the tea were a bit hard to come by. Come for the pastries and beautiful architecture and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Cincyskimom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whether it is the Sunday brunch or any evening during the week or you just want to get away and feel special or make a moment special this is the place to go. You got great food great drinks great service. Since you will be paying about the same anywhere else in town, why should you go anywhere else in... More 

Thank Crow_in_the_tree
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Orchids is a special place. The architecture and ambiance is world class with Service to match. You'll remember your experience forever!!

Thank Roger B
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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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 2 weeks 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 

Thank Brightrubies
Toronto, Canada
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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 

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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
USD 31 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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