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The Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-471-6608
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Hyde Park
Type: Educational Sites
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.... more » 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. « less
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Rochester, Michigan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

See all the areas of the Institute and learn any thing you want about it from a student led tour. It is housed in a former Jesuit abby. The grounds as well as the building are beautiful. You may want to eat lunch there; there are 3 options. While the gift shop has many items for sale, I was disappointed... More

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Dayton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

No foodie should miss the opportunity to feast in one of the several restaurants on the campus of this culinary mecca. We had an elegant lunch at American Bounty, and felt rich being served by chefs in crisp whites who offered wine recommendations and perfect service. And the food was wonderful. Not once did I hear "Hi guys...I'm (fill-in your... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I am a bit of a foodie, so this school was right up my alley. The grounds are beautiful and so manicured. The buildings are excellent, inside and out. We stopped at the Bakery Cafe for the most delicious coffee and pistachio eclairs. Bookstore has so many interesting things for the foodie/cook. The student led tour was great and informative.... More

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Southern California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
43 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had dinner at the Boscuse and certainly would return. We did have better service than previous reviews, no problems. The food was inventive. Our best dishes were the tomato salad and the sweetbread appetizer. Fairly priced wine list, especially by the glass. If possible sit close to the kitchen so you can and watch the activity. We took a... More

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Midvale, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We made reservations at the American Bounty Restaurant, which is one of 3 restaurants on site. Our experience and meal was one of the highlights of our trip. The menu presents some unique choices and the food is prepared and served by the students. The quality and quantity of the food was excellent. After dinner we watched some of the... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped by the CIA on a late Friday afternoon for lunch around 1:30pm and were slightly disappointed that many of the restaurant had already closed for their lunch session. As such, we lined up for about 30mins at the apple pie bakery and cafe. During the line up, CIA students handed out lovely dark chocolates for patrons to sample.... More

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a lovely dinner .. 3 fixed meal! Very delicate courses and fab flavored. Service was excellent!

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As part of our bus tour of the Hudson Valley, we stopped at the CIA for a lunch and a tour of the school. We had lunch at the Ristorante Caterina De Medici - a beautiful restaurant. We had Insalata di arugula, followed by the petto di pollo alla salvia. For dessert we had panna cotta. Delicious! The students were... More

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Center Moriches
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Beautiful campus...different restaurants to choose from. We went to the Apple Pie Cafe-No reservations- you order then sit. The students bring you your food. Everything was delicious and fun. Check out the gift shop afterwards and see the students working in the kitchens! Very cool!

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Always wanted to visit the Culinary Institute, and after finally doing that this week, I must say it was everything it's cracked up to be. We chose the Medici restaurant after scanning the menus the others. Had lunch on Tuesday...the food and service was superb. I had the shrimp risotto and my wife had the chicken Milanese. The server, Katie,... More

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