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AAA Five Diamond - 2015 & 2016

2015 & 2016

American Automobile Association (AAA) Diamond ratings are selected on the following criteria: creativity and complexity of menus, proficient service with strong desire to meet or exceed guest expectations, ambiance is highly refined, incorporating quality materials and a variety of upscale design enhancements to give a first-class impression.

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Named Top 100 Best Restaurant in USA for Sixth Consecutive Year by OpenTable

December 2015

OpenTable announced their Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. and for the sitxth consecutive year, Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized. In 2014, Orchids was named #7 Best Restaurant in the U.S. by OpenTable. The list of winners is derived from nearly five million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia as part of OpenTable’s Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S. The 100 award-winning restaurants are selected based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between December 2014 and November 2015.

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Forbes Travel Guide - Four Stars

2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Orchids at Palm Court has been honored with a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating, further establishing it as one of the world's premier restaurants with truly exceptional cuisine and service. Orchids at Palm Court is the only restaurant in Cincinnati, and only one of three in Ohio, to have a star rating.

Forbes Travel Guide has defined the standard of excellence in hotel, restaurant and spa experiences since 1958. The rigorous rating process begins with a facility inspection that considers every aspect of the property, including its overall cleanliness, condition and location. To achieve Forbes Travel Guide Four and Five Star status, properties must meet or exceed the bar-setting service standards, which are determined through an unannounced, undercover service evaluation conducted by Forbes Travel Guide's expert inspectors.

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Award of Excellence
American Culinary Federation

2007 & 2013

Orchids at Palm Court was only one of 11 restaurants in the United States to receive the award, which recognizes foodservice establishments that exemplify a commitment to excellence in their area. Criteria for the award included being in operation for at least five consecutive years, nomination by an ACF chapter, member or individual in the foodservice profession, and being a recognized industry leader.

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Todd Kelly – American Culinary American Culinary Federation’s 2011-2012 USA Chef of the Year

Chef Todd Kelly competed against three other regional winners for the title at the national convention in Dallas. This is the highest honor bestowed by the ACF.

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Megan Ketover - A Chef'testant on Bravo's Top Chef Just Desserts

Pastry Chef Megan Ketover competed against 13 other pastry chefs for a $100,000 prize. She made it more than halfway through the competition and showed America that she's one of the best!

Megan also competed on The Food Network’s Challenge where she built a replica of the Roebling Suspension Bridge out of crispy rice cereal treats

Chef Megan is a Certified Executive Pastry Chef and is an American Culinary Federation Northeast Region Pastry Chef of the Year, one of just four regions in the USA!

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Hilton Signature Chef

Todd Kelly

Kelly is a Hilton Signature Chef, one of just six in the USA.

In conjuction with BRAVO's Top Chef DC, Hilton showcased its own top chefs who exemplify Hilton's culinary heritage and relevance today.

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Where to Eat at in Cincinnati - "Extraordinary"

Cincinnati Enquirer

"Every dish displays respect of the fundementals combined with imagination and finesse. [Executive Chef Todd] Kelly is an ingredients fanatic, and he knows how to leave them simple to shine, but he can also work something magical to showcase them."

The food, service, and grandeur of the room combine for an unforgettable dining experience...this is now the must-go fine dining restaurant in Cincinnati.

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Where the Locals Eat(.com)

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

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