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Culinary Institute of America

Address: 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215 (Midtown)
Phone Number: (210) 222-1113
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Ranked #53 of 146 Activities in San Antonio
Type: Educational Sites, Food & Drink
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a fun night out with some fellow foodies. The menu is very eclectic. The food tasted great and was presented beautifully. The staff was very helpful in describing dishes for us as well. It was a great foodie adventure that I highly recommend. The price was not all that high for the quality of food that you receive.

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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have to admit I live nearby so this is a spot I go frequently. The atmosphere is interesting, new, and upscale. You can wear jeans or a suit to dinner here. The food is fantastic, a great modern take on South and Central American cuisine. The front and back of the house staff are all from the CIA and... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The class was a gift and what a gift! Each person received a chef hat, apron, instruction, group and personalized instruction, and a parting gift. All participants enjoy the fruits of their labor at the completion of the class - excellent meal! Only downside was that their store is only open Monday through Friday and these classes are conducted on... More 

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San Antonio
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Of course it's new. Almosat all the staff are students. Try a cartel cocktail, tequila, mezcal cucumber and serraano pepper, it's a kick. The scallops were incredible.

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Wading River, New York
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208 reviews 208 reviews
84 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This place is a little hard to find, but it was definitely worth the trouble. The food is prepared by the students, who also run the cafe. They serve sandwiches, coffee, juice and soda. I ordered the grilled chicken with cucumbers on homemade bread, which was very tasty. But the reason that we went was for the desserts, and we... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

while standing outside looking in window (where a sign was posted that said viewing area to watch students as they work) came out and told me I had to leave I was bothering his students. I was only there 15 min. Chef seemd full of himself not friendly or customer oriented. the desserts on display looked awesome..I didn't however buy... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

In the Pearl Brewery district, accessed by the water taxi, don't miss the Culinary Institute of America's Cafe and Bakery. They serve sandwiches and soups, paninis and to die for desserts. There is a free tour of the CIA offered infrequently so call ahead if you are interested. It's not that great, though. But those desserts are worth the trip.... More 

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