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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a gem of a restaurant with truly delicious, inventive food and outstanding service in a wonderful atmosphere. My wife and I attended to celebrate her birthday. The setting is gorgeous, in a classic old hotel in the heart of downtown. There was great piano accompaniment for the first half of the evening and later a fun trio. Service... More 

Thank Kevin K
Covington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Orchids is a wonderful chance to enjoy a cocktail /wine and feel like you have stepped back in time. Morgan is always ready to serve you with not only a tasty beverage but engaging conversation.

Thank sunnygma
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was there once when I was having a walk in downtown with a friend. I have been told that it is one of the oldest places in the city. For sure stopping for a drink is a way to paper yourself :-)

Thank ViaggioQuandoPosso
Mineral Wells
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service at the Palm Court is excellent! I would like to mention Lauren she is just wonderful and made sure our visit was everything we could have wanted and more! The food is out of this world and there is a large variety to choose from especially the desserts.We went for the special Holiday Brunch and the atmosphere was... More 

Thank 891traciev
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always outstanding in every way!!! Wide variety of food, ambience so very special, service excellent.

Thank Billie Sue T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In December, our three sons, their wives, my husband and I went to Orchids to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. When we arrived at our table there was a birthday card addressed to Don, and the personal touches and service continued through the meal. Every course that was brought to the table was delicious and beautifully prepared, as well as... More 

Thank beckyc4u
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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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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
US$31 - US$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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?