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The Palace Restaurant
Joe West, the newest executive chef of The Palace Restaurant, doesn't have to look far for inspiration. The Palace is housed within the historic Cincinnatian, downtown Cincinnati's only small luxury hotel. Since it opened to the public in 1882, the hotel has served as a symbol of Gilded Age elegance to tourists and locals alike—all while retaining a decidedly modern feel.
The Palace embraces this same spirit of elegance. So much is apparent from the menu alone, which features West's seasonal interpretations of cuisine from across America and Europe. The chef's creativity—and that of his forebears—is part of what has earned the restaurant a AAA Four-Diamond award every year since 1988. Though West routinely changes his menus, examples of his work include ahi tuna with fresh chives, hand-cut pasta with winter truffles, Japanese scallops with goeetta-fried rice, and prime shirt steak with wild mushrooms.
The understated elegance of the cuisine is mirrored by The Palace's interior, home to stately touches such as rich woodwork and a pair of Doric columns. Cream-hued table linens complement the warm, earthy tones of cocoa banquettes and terra cotta carpeting. But the dining room isn't all neutral colors and gleaming wood accents. The Palace is also home to 12 original paintings by Cincinnati local Frederic Bonin Pissarro, a noted Reds fan and the great-grandson of French Impressionist Camille Pissarro.
Central Business District
601 Vine St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202