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The Culinary Institute of America

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Address: 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: 845-471-6608
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Activities: Dining, Leisure education
Description: Come and enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafes, retail stores, and...
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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Anyone who hasn't tried CIA should put it on their Must See list. Beautiful experience and delicious food. Go in the spring when everything's in bloom and looking lovely.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Hyde Park, New York
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Hyde Park, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Anyone who hasn't tried CIA should put it on their Must See list. Beautiful experience and delicious food. Go in the spring when everything's in bloom and looking lovely.

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New York City, New York
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362 reviews 362 reviews
257 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Everyone who loves cooking dreams to be one of the students here, having a job is a sure thing when you got a degree here, a very prestigious school, a non profit organization that the likes of Paul Bocuse that institutionally created and founded one of their famous restaurants - The Bocuse. Planning to go back here in Fall as... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The CIA has something new: a pop-up restaurant called Pangea! It will be around only for a limited time with a menu that will vary slowly over time. After experiencing it - and loving it - I believe it is something like an eclectic tapas place. The menu is fixed price and fixed courses except you can chose vegetarian. Overall... More 

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10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a new pop up restaurant that I hope stays open permanently! Excellent 5 course menu that was as beautiful to look at as to taste! The service was attentive and the room was nice too. I can't wait to return!

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It's difficult to believe that everyone is in training. The service and cuisine are excellent. Wines are nicely paired with dinner. The restaurant is a well oiled operation with very friendly, attentive, professional people. Pick any restaurant. You will not be disappointed. Take home something from their bakery.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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