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The Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-471-6608
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Ranked #5 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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Newton, NJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Wasn't aware that graduation was in September and not in June like other schools of higher learning. I don't recall this being mentioned on their website. So on the one day we pick to go there, the place is mobbed with graduates, parents, grandparents and siblings, so eating in one of the restaurants was not a possibility unless we wanted... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived close to noon so we walked around a bit and headed to Roth Hall for lunch. We went to the Apple pie bakery and cafe. It was such a pleasurable experience and lunch. We shared a delicious bowl of split pea soup and a spinach salad. We also tried the macaroni and cheese which was delicious and shared... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Service was good students were very nice. Ordered short ribs after recommendation from wait staff. I could not get a knife through the meat. Called waiter over and he looked at them and said something was wrong. He took them back and came back a few minutes later asking me what I would like instead. The chef decided he would... More

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orleans
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Looked forward to dinner on recent trip to Hyde Park at the venerable CIA. Steak was ordered medium and arrived very rare. Vegetables were sparse (grilled romaine lettuce???). Drink delivered was not as ordered. Service was attentive by students but time of preparation was excessive. While I had anticipated a leisurely meal, two and one-half hours was tiring and unreasonable..

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Four of us dined on a Saturday night at the American Bounty. First let me say that the surroundings were beautiful and got us excited for the meal to follow. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. I had the scallop appetizer which turned out to be 2 very small scallops and 2 small rice croquettes. Two of our party had the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Heading to NYC from Mohonk Mountain House, decided to conclude BD trip at The Bocus Restaurant at CIA. Read many good reviews and intrigued by name, I made the reservation at The Bocus. I am sorry for teachers and instructors, but we didn't get service we have been charged and expected. Probably during the weekend, senior students cover shift, but... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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50 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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186 reviews 186 reviews
44 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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