We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Orchids at Palm Court

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
35 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2801 (Race Street)
+1 513-421-9100
06:30 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

680 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 670: English reviews
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting in a historic building. Be sure to ask the server about fascinating stories of the dining room area. The food is beyond amazing....the chef genius! The atmosphere is friendly, but romantic, quiet yet inviting of conversation, it is an amazing, wonderful place to dine with the best in food and service!

Thank V3723SPcindys
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience was good but not great; food was very good; I would choose Jeff Ruby's over this Very nice atmosphere, but not what I was expecting

Thank dmbaprez
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for Sunday brunch. Plenty to choose from, fresh and delicious. Bloody Mary's are a must.

Thank greenbrian48
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a romantic dinner at Orchids in early March, and appreciate the price fix menu. Plenty of great choices and everything we had was excellent- lobster salad is a fixture, and not to be missed- black grouper is unique and delicious, with matchstick apple slices- highly recommended. My wife enjoyed the steak, and was very happy. The chocolate dessert... More 

Thank Corey B
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know what I can say that hasn't been said about Orchids. My sister and I stayed at the Netherland Plaza for a sisters week in Cincinnati, so we spent time at all three Palm Court: Orchids, the Bar and the Grille. So this is about all three. Eating at Orchids is an adventure in dining. Plan to spend... More 

Thank Jennifer G
Canton, Ohio
Level Contributor
153 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing: the original art deco features of the room are absolutely stunning, the booths are cozy and romantic, and the food is just incredible. You feel like you have just been dropped into the 1930's. My husband and I opted for the 10 course Grand Tasting Menu with wine pairings. There was not one thing that I... More 

Thank TravelerEdie
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See review of the Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Hotel. Super service, food and wine list for this restaurant.

Thank David W
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went in last weekend to have a drink and listen to the jazz band. We felt like we went back in time! The feeling there was amazing!! The decor takes you away as you listen to the band.

Thank Connie L
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by the bar for awhile on NYE. Very elegant, many people quite dressed up for the evening, drinks were great, service was a bit slow but the bartenders were slammed, so would say they were doing the best they could. We had fun with the hoi polloi for the evening!

Thank Steve W
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Placing my dining experience as one of the best ever. I chose the 4 course meal with the wine pairing. With all of the chefs special surprise additions it actually felt like 7 courses. Five of us at the table for a business dinner with many choices. Beautiful presentation, each one. Every dish was explained well by our delightful waiter... More 

Thank 442vickir

Travellers who viewed Orchids at Palm Court also viewed

Cincinnati, OH

Been to Orchids at Palm Court? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Orchids at Palm Court and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Orchids at Palm Court staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?