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St. Andrew's Cafe

1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1430
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Ranked #11 of 43 restaurants in Hyde Park
Most recent review
- Jan 13, 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Stopped in for a quick light dinner. Great chowder and an excellent salad. I love coming here. Something as simple as soup and salad... Done superbly.

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Randolph, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

A beautiful place to go for lunch. Check on the times when it is open. The lunch was very good. The CIA ground are beautiful especially during Spring, a Summer and Fall!

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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Yesterday I had the privilege of having the best lunch of my life at this restaurant in the Culinary Institute. We shared an appetizer of perfect mussels. Then we had a grilled lamb chop and also roast duck. They were so good and the meat was so tender and sauses devine. Then we followed that by 2 great deserts and... More

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San Jose, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We came across the opportunity to dine at the CIA and one of their many restaurants via our advanced travel research on TA. We were only slightly taken back by the requirement to make an reservation and an un-refundable deposit to secure a dining slot. You really have to know you are going to be available for this place. In... More

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Los Angeles
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch here. A wonderful apptizer followed by two tasty entree's, finally followed by a tasty desert and the best coffee we have had in some time on our vacation trip. The service was excellent; when we filled out the customer review form we were unable to come up with something to say... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We were passing through Hyde Park with an overnight on a Tuesday and not having been before, wanted to try one of the CIA restaurants. St. Andrew's was available. We had the Cioppino, Chicken and Lamb and all were excellent. The student staff are charming and do great work, which adds to the experience and makes it a thoroughly enjoyable... More

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Newburgh, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

On a rainy March afternoon, my husband and I met out of town family members for lunch at St. Andrews cafe. To start, parking can be a challenge and getting to the cafe in the rain is quite an experience. Once there, the reception by the student staff was friendly and inviting. The menu featured produce from local area markets... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have eaten at the CIA many times but never for lunch or at the St Andrews Cafe. We were not disappointed. The lamb was delicious and the bread pudding as well. Our server was delightful Katie. She graduates in May and then on to the bachelor's program. We wish her the best. Her "front of the house" personality gave... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Will probably return to other CIA restaurants first. Decor is country club modern. Food good but uneven. Carrot cake turned out to be a muffin. Gnocchi somewhat golf-ballish (fitting the name?). Ravioli dried and tough on edges. But perfectly cooked dorade and excellent cioppino. Wine list a bit limited, partly because they try to offer local wines, which are not... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

The restaurants at the CIA are all a worthwhile experience. St. Andrew's Cafe is a good example of the excellent food and service.

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