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.
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.
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016
Annual honor awarded to Hilton's top performing hotel based on surveys sent to guests.
Scores based on food quality in restaurant and function space, hospitality of staff,
and variety of menu options.
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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.
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Orchids at Palm Court