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Jenifer Moore
Public Affairs Specialist, OH
O: (513) 762-3105 ext. (5503105)
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CINCINNATI, OH (February 14, 2019) On this Valentine’s Day, AAA is celebrating the elite area restaurants selected for this year’s Four and Five Diamond Awards.

For the fifth year in a row, Orchids at Palm Court located in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza reigns as Ohio’s only Five Diamond restaurant, joining only 66 others in North America. The coveted 2019 Five Diamond Award restaurants makes up just 0.2 percent of the nearly 32,000 AAA Inspected & Approved restaurants across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Cincinnati is also home to longtime Four Diamond establishments Boca Restaurant and Nicola’s which are a part of this exclusive group once again.  Four Diamond restaurants represent just 2.1 percent of AAA Inspected & Approved establishments offering a distinctive fine-dining experience, employing creative preparations that are skillfully served amid an upscale ambience. These unique qualities are what make AAA Diamond Award winning restaurants very popular choices for special celebrations.

“These establishments go above and beyond to create memorable dining experiences,” said Jenifer Moore, AAA Spokeswoman.  “Local AAA Four and Five Diamond restaurants are sure to delight residents and visitors alike, for Valentine’s Day.”

In late January, AAA unveiled local hotels who received the coveted Four Diamond Award:


21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown

The Cincinnatian Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Westin Cincinnati


Hotel Covington



For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct anonymous, in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.


Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

AAA provides automotive, travel, and insurance services to 59 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio.  AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years.  AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel, and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app ( for iPhone, iPad and Android.  For more information, visit








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