The best evening we have spent, dinning, in a long time, here is Cincinnati, was at Orchids, several weeks ago.
"Orchids", located in the Netherland Plaza, Hilton Hotel at 5th and Race-513-421-9100, combines ambiance, service and wonderful inventive food preparation and presentation. We were enthralled, and it wasn't our first eating out experience.
For some reason the "food critic" of Cincinnati magazine, in my opinion, has personal feelings about this place and the people who run it, and therefore seems to ignore this first class restaurant.
We took our Cincinnati family and all ended up ordering fish, for our main courses, although they have plenty of other choices on a not hugh but well diversified menu.
Staying with my usual libation, I then followed with a first course of sweetbreads and oysters on a bed of seasoned tapioca. Not for everyone, but I like the unusual and go for all of these ingredients. I followed with a perfectly prepared salmon served on a bed of juliane fresh vegetables and accompanied by a very complimentary sauce. The table shared 2 chocolate desserts. a warm chocolate pudding mouse with "homemade" marshmallows and a chocolate tort and cake combination, served as a tower with raspberry coils.
A nice bottle of Vognieer accompanied our dinner and coffee followed with dessert. The total, including tip and tax came to approximately $75/person.
We plan to return promptly to verify our recent experience.