Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s Fine-Dining Restaurant, Orchids At Palm Court, Rated #1 Restaurant In Cincinnati For Fifth Consecutive Year By Cincinnati Magazine

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March 01, 2013

CINCINNATI - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is pleased to announce that the hotel's fine-dining establishment, Orchids at Palm Court, has been named the #1 restaurant in the city by Cincinnati Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.

Donna Covrett, Cincinnati Magazine's Dining Editor, visited many area restaurants several times and critiqued them on service, food and presentation before making her selection for the best in the city. She stated, "When it comes down to sheer wow factor, Orchids is still impossible to outshine...Todd Kelly's ability to surprise us with the sorts of dishes that are always a bit ahead of our already high expectations shows no signs of waning...[Kelly's] genius lies in seamlessly merging timeless elegance with stone-cold comfort. Maitre d' & sommelier Charles Redmond can be counted on for inspired wine pairings while leading his staff to thoughtful and discreet service. And Pastry Chef Megan Ketover always finds a way to end the night on a sweet note."

Executive Chef Todd Kelly is honored and humbled to be named best in the city and says "The entire staff is pleased to be named number one again, but we know it takes lots of diligent effort & creativity to stay on top. We're ready for the challenge!"

Orchids at Palm Court and Chef Kelly have been honored with numerous awards including the American Automobile Association's (AAA) coveted four-diamond award for excellence for eight consecutive years and being named Hilton Hotel & Resorts #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the USA for three consecutive years. Zagat Survey rated Orchids Cincinnati's "Top Restaurant" for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and Orchids was named "One of the Top 100 Restaurants in the USA" by OpenTable in 2011, 2012 & 2013. Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's 2011-2012 #1 Chef in the USA, the highest honor given in the 20,000+ chef national organization, and he is one of Hilton Hotel's Signature Chefs, just one of six in the USA.

Orchids at Palm Court is part of The Restaurants at Palm Court which also include The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large seahorses which illustrates the magnificent examples of art deco in the restaurant.

The Restaurants at Palm Court are located in Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, downtown Cincinnati. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza opened in 1931 and is one of the world's finest examples of French art deco architecture. The hotel features 561 updated guest rooms and 40,000 square feet of meeting space with three breathtaking ballrooms and 28 flexible meeting and event spaces. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza at http://news.hilton.com//cincinnatinetherlandplaza.

Contact

Bob Louis
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
+1 513 352 1372
bob.louis@hilton.com

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