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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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I have dined in all of the restaurants on the property. Some are better than others but all are above average. I would recommend the American Bounty for a casual, fine dining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Stone Ridge, New York
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Stone Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have dined in all of the restaurants on the property. Some are better than others but all are above average. I would recommend the American Bounty for a casual, fine dining experience. The property is constantly growing and expanding to offer an unriveled experience for the education of the students

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Herndon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy watching young people learning the skills to become efficient in the kitchen, this is the place to be! This is a costly education, affording students to be" wiz-bangs". Two years of learning in the kitchen, followed by two years of book work. Many go two years only, I imagine as costly as it is to be enrolled.A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a very tasty and perfectly cooked dinner. The menu was very interesting, with a good selection of dishes. It did not really bother us as the students are in training, but they are way more capable in the kitchen than in the dining room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Must go to the apple pie bakery for breakfast. Get there early as they sell out of things quickly and the line gets long fast. I've visited all of the restaurants but find that I always love the French restaurant the most. The staff is friendly and it's fun to talk to them about their experience and plans fir the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Dining at its American Beauty restaurant was simply a legendary Gastronomic Experience. Prepared by students counseled and monitored by its professional, talented instructors the meal is always and was for us perfectly balanced. Every dish was delicious and servicr impeccable. The former religious retreat on the Hudson is architecturally gorgeous, adding beautiful decor and superlative ambience to the experience.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We enjoyed the 1 hour+ tour of the campus especially seeing the classes going on with the student cooks in training and what wonderful creations they were making. The tour doesn't go very far.....just in the main Roth building but it is informative. It could include a little more history of the school and its famous graduates and of course... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The tour was very interesting and the student tour guides were very enthusiastic and willing to share their experiences. What an impressive facility!

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Our friends who live in Warwick, NY, took us to the Culinary Institute for lunch when we visited them in late June. This is a full time training establishment, equivalent to a University. There are several restaurants and we were booked into American Bounty. It was a real culinary experience with food pairings that I would never usually dream of.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited for the Open House for our son, but saw several public tours while we were there. Such an interesting place I would visit if in the area just for fun. Pretty campus and good food.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had lunch at American Bounty Restaurant and unfortunately didn't have time to see the rest of the campus. Lunch was awesome and our student server was too. There is no tipping allowed but they add about 15% to the bill to help cover expenses of the restaurant or program or something like that, which is fine. I would recommend... More 

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