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The Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-471-6608
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Hyde Park
Type: Educational Sites, Classes
Activities: Dining, Leisure education
Owner description: Come and enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafes, retail stores, and public tours. Learn how...
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Type: Educational Sites, Classes
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. See how everything we do supports our mission of providing the world's best professional culinary education.

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2 reviews
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I recently took my second cooking class there and again, it was a great experience. This one was Spanish cooking and was a great complement to a recent vacation there. The hands on experience and personal advice from the instructor was excellent. I will certainly do it again!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

No matter what eating option you choose here, no matter the price level, all options are worth the stop. Lovely campus, just down the road from National Park Service's FDR's museum and library.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

All of expectations about this experience were exceeded when we dined at The Institute last night. The service and food were presented in a fashion that pleased the eye and the palate, i was overwhelmed by the flavors and aromas, the men and women training here provided us with an excellent meal and lively conversation about their background and dreams... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everything about the Culinary Institute is top notch. From the campus to the restaurants to the staff. All the restaurants are amazing. The utmost dining experience! The bookstore is full of interesting and exciting gifts.

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Just returned from the 4-day Best of Boot Camp - it was fantastic. If you want to learn, better your skills, turn your cooking to amazing - try a class at the culinary. This class was 4 days - consists of 16 attendees who have a variety of culinary skills and experience. You will quickly bond with the other is... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Very interesting school and nice setting for a campus. Try the restaurants and the bakery. Visit the bookstore, walk the grounds, take a tour, take a cooking or baking class, observe and talk to students. Truly a unique experience especially if you're a foodie.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We spent about a day here enjoying a very fine French lunch at the Bocuse and then took a tour of the campus. There are two tracks for students...the baking end of food service, and the cooking entrees and beverages. If you want to enjoy the french restaurant,reserve well in advance...it is popular. Come early for a parking spot at... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wfoe und ourselves in Poughkeepsie and booked a tour of the CIA. Out tour guide, Erica was energetic, informative and the Tour was very enjoyable. Unfortunately our simple coffee at Apple Pie was undrinkable and our meal at Caterina de Medici was absolutely terrible ... I will review it separately. The School, its setting on the Hudson and the tour... More 

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