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The Culinary Institute of America

Address: 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 845-471-6608
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Hyde Park
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Leisure education
Owner description: Come and enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafes, retail stores, and public tours. Learn how...
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Leisure education
Owner description: Come and enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafes, retail stores, and public tours. Learn how CIA students prepare for exciting careers in food. See how everything we do supports our mission of providing the world's best professional culinary education.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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160 reviews 160 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have eaten a number of times in each of the restaurants including the Apple Pie Bakery Café and have never been disappointed in the quality of the food, its presentation, the price and the service. It is the standard by which I judge the other restaurants I have been to. Very few have been as good as the CIA.... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were very impressed by the professional culinary environment that the institute offers for the visiting guest. The restaurants are staffed by the student, who are fine examples of the American's future chefs etc. Our lunch was exceptional and eloquently prepared. The staff friendly and eager to please. The gift shop was full of unique kitchen gadgets and gift baskets.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I didn't travel up here to visit CIA. I was in the area and though I would come by. School was out. Everything was closed. Check the Web Site, there is a detailed listing of dates things are closed. All the restraunts require reservations, EXCEPT, the Apple Pie Bakery which is what I wanted. But it was closed too. No... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I attended the play "It's A Wonderful Life" at the CIA in Hyde Park last night with friends. The campus was beautiful, the staff friendly and helpful and play well done and very enjoyable. What was amazing to me was that, in the lobby, they would not accept cash but rather forced anyone buying anything to use some form of... More 

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Central Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went in for anniversary lunch with wify at the French Restaurant. I have been here 6 yrs ago? As a good friend had graduated here n I was always impressed w their service n the quality of food. Food is still the best and presentation is still top notch but it did not differ from any fine dining. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I recently took my second cooking class there and again, it was a great experience. This one was Spanish cooking and was a great complement to a recent vacation there. The hands on experience and personal advice from the instructor was excellent. I will certainly do it again!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

No matter what eating option you choose here, no matter the price level, all options are worth the stop. Lovely campus, just down the road from National Park Service's FDR's museum and library.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

All of expectations about this experience were exceeded when we dined at The Institute last night. The service and food were presented in a fashion that pleased the eye and the palate, i was overwhelmed by the flavors and aromas, the men and women training here provided us with an excellent meal and lively conversation about their background and dreams... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everything about the Culinary Institute is top notch. From the campus to the restaurants to the staff. All the restaurants are amazing. The utmost dining experience! The bookstore is full of interesting and exciting gifts.

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Just returned from the 4-day Best of Boot Camp - it was fantastic. If you want to learn, better your skills, turn your cooking to amazing - try a class at the culinary. This class was 4 days - consists of 16 attendees who have a variety of culinary skills and experience. You will quickly bond with the other is... More 

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