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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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Pangea (popup) Restaurant at the CIA is only open until June 2015. Seven of us on a business dinner had 5 courses (10 plates) of some of the best food I've ever eaten. Vegetables... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Phyllis F
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Highland NY
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Canton, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We visited the Italian restaurant of the CIA on April 15th. Though we clearly understand the nature of the school, the reviews we read were so strong it may heighten an expectation that can not be met. We had dinner at Cosimo's the night before and ordered similar appetizers and salads. They were far superior at Cosimo's. Unfortunately our waiter... More 

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Highland NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Pangea (popup) Restaurant at the CIA is only open until June 2015. Seven of us on a business dinner had 5 courses (10 plates) of some of the best food I've ever eaten. Vegetables dominated but duck breast and 2 kinds of fish/seafood were part of the meal as well. Delicious, delicious, delicious. And save room for the dessert course... More 

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Cranford, NJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited the American Bounty Restaurant last night for my wife's birthday and had been to the CIA at least 6 or 7 times over the years. We both agreed this meal tonight was the best meal we've ever eaten in our life as well as the best meal we've ever eaten at the CIA. We took our 14 year... More 

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West chester, PA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

CIA is a gorgeous campus about 1.5 hours north of NYC. We took a five hour Italian cooking class, although the options for classes are MANY. It was so much fun and even though we are both decent cooks (at least we like to think so) are brains are overflowing with new learnings. We had one teacher for 12 students... More 

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Paris, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I was very impressed by the facilities and the friendliness of the students. The campus is beautiful to drive through but you should stop and eat in one of the restaurants in Roth Hall. Visitor Parking is available in Anton Plaza.

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Should you find yourself in the Poughkeepsie area, make sure you stop by the "CIA". The grounds and views alone worth the trip, take a tour, and if you have time make a reservation (now available on OpenTable) at one of the fabulous restaurants there.

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

At a recent visit to Poughkeepsie we ate at the CIA four nights in a row and visited all three restaurants. While the service ranged from chaotic to excellent (remember, these are students, some just starting up), the food was always delicious and the wine lists were extensive. It´s great to see young people working so hard at the tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

delectable, mouthwatering, appetizing, tasty, flavorful, toothsome, palatable; succulent, luscious; scrumptious, delish, yummy, finger-licking, nummy, lip-smacking, melt-in-your-mouth, -licious, delightful, exquisite, lovely, pleasurable, pleasant; heavenly!!!

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Victor, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

On 2/11/15 we were privileged to attend a special champagne tasting on site @ the Culinary institute of America, in Hyde Park New York. We have been to this area in the past ( perhaps 8-9 years ago)- and twice before that. A representative from one of the premier French champagne houses, did the tasting of 6 champagnes from 2... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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