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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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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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the bocuse

We figured that we would have a fantastic meal eating at The CIA in Hyde Park, but OMG we were completely blown away by meal and the service. We went to the Bocuse which is their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We figured that we would have a fantastic meal eating at The CIA in Hyde Park, but OMG we were completely blown away by meal and the service. We went to the Bocuse which is their French Bistro restaurant. My wife had the Trio of duck Appetizer and the seared scallops in a rich cream sauce. I had the strip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely educational institute. The grounds are beautiful and there are some very nice views of the Hudson. Visitors seem to be able to walk around the corridors freely and we could look in (through windows) on to the cookery lessons. There are several restaurants run by students at the CIA. We went to Apple Pie Bakery and Bocuse. Both were... More 

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Leonia, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After reading rave reviews and horrible reviews we didn't know what to expect at American Bounty. Well, the service was attentive but not intrusive and the food ranged from very good to fantastic. If you want monster portions, go elsewhere, but the food is rich and the civilized sized portions were more than adequate.

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food, outstanding. Service, outstanding. Atmosphere, outstanding. We have visited on 4 occasions at this point and we will certainly return. The restaurants being operated by students under faculty supervision is an excellent method of preparing these future chefs and owners for the real world. Service on each of our visits has been consistently excellent and that goes to my one... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the cafe on numerous occasions and have had a wonderful experience each time. It's fun to see the student there too, getting their lunch between classes. Great food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are four different restaurants within the CI, a French, an American, an Italian and a bakery. We went for the Italian. The ambiance was great, service was brisk and the food temperature was perfect. I ordered fish that was delivered to my table almost raw and I had to send it back to be fully cooked. The student chef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I decided to try American Bounty, one of the student run restaurants at The Culinary Institute of Hyde Park, NY for lunch and we weren't disappointed. We decided to try their Prix Fixe menu, which actually was a great deal because you choose one item from appetizer/soup/salad, one entree and one dessert from their regular menu items... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went last night and ate at Bocuse. It was really fun to watch all these "kids" doing whatever they can... to do the right thing. Before I got there, I did not have the assumption that this was going to be a "5 star event." I know these students are in each restaurant for a couple of weeks and... More 

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my first experience at the C I A. Ate at the Apple Pie Bakery, myself and daughters, a party of four. I do understand this is a teaching facility but I did expect a higher level of food prep Arrived at 11 am. Ordered a ham and cheese on a danish sandwich, a menu item. Nope out of... More 

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently celebrated a family member's birthday at the CIA. It was really lovely. We ate at the more traditional Bocuse. The food was truly outstanding and creative - we had to ask what a few of the ingredients were - cooked to perfection. Service was not flawless, but charming. The students were so willing to please and answer questions.... More 

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