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The Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
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Ranked #16 of 42 Restaurants in St. Helena
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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186 reviews 186 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We have returned to Greystone on many trips to Napa Valley and have always loved the whole experience. Last night was an exception. Changes have been made - the menu is much smaller with less choices. The service was professional but definitely not friendly. It was not a busy evening; however, we felt rushed during the whole meal. There was... More

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Winona Lake, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great place for gourmet light lunch prepared by students and can browse the bookstore where ever conceivable cook book resides. Also cooking utensils Friendly beautiful campus. Fancy restaurant (The Greystone) was not open while we were there but sounds like would be meal of a life time.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We enjoyed a short visit to the C.I.A. We had lunch which was tasty and not expensive. We also shopped in the gift shop and explored the grounds.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Culinary Institute of America has a rich History at Greystone. The tour lasted almost one hour and the Guide was very knowledgeable. The building took 2 years to be completed and was build by 400 Chinese workers. They were also the first ones to build the caves for the wine barrels in St Helena. The Boutique is worth the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our first night's dinner in Napa is always at the CIA. The food, the wine, the ambiance are exquisite and we wouldn't miss it

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Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had stopped for the tour of the Culinary Institute, but decided to have a lunch at the cafe. Perfectly made juicy chicken sandwich, great presentation, exceptional desert for a very modest pricing. Very pleasant students - chefs. Highly recommended!

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Westerville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was a really nice experience and the food was good but...it was just ok. For instance, I had layered filet medallions that were supposed to be medium rare but, they were all overcooked. Our waitress was nice but, not engaging and did not come back to check on us and was difficult to track down. It did not seem... More

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Denton, TX, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Loved the Chocolate! Especially enjoyed the tour of the historic building and the wine museum on the second floor. Great history on California Winemakers.

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Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The setting and dining room are exquisite and the student servers could not possibly be more eager and accommodating. Interesting to talk to them about their studies. Also went on a student led tour and attended a cooking demonstration. The campus store rivals any gourmet kitchen equipment shop and probably has a better cooking book collection than most. Delicious fascinating... More

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The kitchen store is fun to shop in. They recently remodeled to add a chocolate kitchen and a full Viking Kitchen. The CIA is a true landmark in St. Helena and is a must visit. The restaurant, Greystone, is a great experience too.

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Address: The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
Cuisine: American

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