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Orchids at Palm Court

35 W. Fifth St. (Race St.) Send to Phone
513-421-9100 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
New American cuisine in an historic, Art Deco setting.
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Orchids at Palm Court Restaurant Review

: Comfort comes in the form of savory blue cheese beignets at this museum-like restaurant, with its vaulted, muraled ceiling, pink marble tabletops and gilded frescoes. From its brass accents to its original Rookwood fountain, Orchids exudes an elegant, historic air. The seasonal menu from chef Todd Kelly might include dishes from foie gras with cranberries and vanilla pound cake to red snapper with curry vinaigrette, Vidalia onions and tart apple tzatziki. Whatever the options, the chef's tasting is a wise buy ($65, or $95 with wine pairings), offering the likes of Maine lobster salad with "fried" egg, parsley, crème fraîche and caviar cream, or lamb with celery root, oyster mushrooms and almonds in juniper berry sauce. A vegetarian tasting menu holds appeal, too, perhaps with crisp tofu with smoked paprika, arugula and grapefruit, or fettuccine with truffles and mushrooms. For more local flavor, a number of pastry chef Megan Ketover's creations utilize a bit of private-label bourbon. We recommend the maple ice cream with bourbon caramel swirl and candied pecans.

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