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Culinary Institute of America

US Rt 9, Hyde Park, NY
845-471-6608
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Hyde Park
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Dining, Leisure education
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Wayne, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous campus overlooking the Hudson River, just North of Poughkeepsie. Came here for our 21st anniversary and went to the American Bounty restaurant. There are 3 restaurants in Roth Hall... American Bounty, The Bocuse and Apple Pie Bakery Cafe. There is also an Italian restaurant (Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici & Al Forno Trattoria) across the street from Roth Hall. We... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our visit was beyond expectations. We'd planned for a few hours but we ended up spending most of the day. We signed up (in advance--call first) for the Monday 10 a.m. tour. This is the only morning tour during the week. Other tours are daily at 4 p.m. Our tour guide James shared a wealth of info about the school... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a must for everyone. If you can make reservations at any of the restaurants ahead of time. The cafe had the best pastries I've ever had along with the finest coffee I've ever experienced. I would make the 3 hour drive from my house just to get another maple brioche donut!

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NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

While in Hyde Park to visit FDR's home, we stopped in at the Culinary Institute for lunch. The Apple Pie Cafe is informal and does not require reservations. The other restaurants do require reservations in advance, I did not try them. The food choices at the cafe are amazing and the cost reasonable. You can also take a tour of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The campus is breathtaking situated right on hudson river. We only had soup cookies and special coffee of the day in the apple cafe. Students prepare n serve. Really good quality and inexpensive. Well worth the stop. Roam the halls and see the work in progress as students prepare. Tours available too.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I have been looking forward to dining at CIA for almost 1 year. We finally had our dinner date at Bocuse. The campus is magics and beautiful . Although we did not see the kitchen labs in action - Saturday night - we were excited by the passion that was evidenced throughout the campus, Bocuse is the... More

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Kew Gardens, New York
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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

A magnificent place to learn about chefs and cooking. Buildings are former home a Jesuit seminary. Once inside you will be amazed with the life of the students. You may wonder about watching aspiring chefs prepare foods from salads to deserts. Wine and beer tasting classes are part of the days studies. All through the visit you will be pleased... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Only by chance did we find this gem. We had no booking but the very helpful staff directed us to the Italian resturant where we were looked after very well. The food, atmosphere, staff, location were amazing, value for money and they were happy for us to join them in our day clothes no need to dress up. The view... More

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new york,usa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A great weekend getaway ! Definitely go to le Buchon restaurant great antic stores inHide park.Near F. Roosevelt mention and museum .

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

CIA great place to tour and have breakfast. Tour the halls...watch the students learn/prep food in the diff labs. we had breakfast..pastries and fruit plates where great. the CIA is minutes from the great estates everyone visits in Hyde Park. Great experience....

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