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“Worthy replacement” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bocuse Restaurant

Bocuse Restaurant
1946 Campus Dr, Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 471-6608
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Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Hyde Park
Cuisines: French
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NEW FAIRFIELD
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Worthy replacement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Nice remodel with a lovely view of the kitchen through a large glass wall. Big change from classic french to a newer, lighter french or fusion or something near french that focuses on smaller portions, lighter preparation, continued emphasis on presentation.

Four of us had dinner at the Bocuse. A monkfish stew was very good, but instead of a stew my wife described it as islands of fish and vegetables in a broth. My venison was very good, but a little more well done than I would have liked. One of us had braised short ribs that were excellent, but a little smaller portion than he would have liked. The fourth diner had guinea hen which had been boned and pressed . All very tasty and interesting.

Desserts were outstanding. I had a chocolate two ways which was sinful, and the smorgasbord of desserts for two was very good.

Not inexpensive to eat here. We paid $120 per couple (tip included) with just two glasses of wine and one mixed drink for the four of us.

Only suggestion for it being a better dining experience was to work some on the menu writeups. Perhaps viewing the dining experience as a learning process for the diners as well as the staff would help with this suggestion.

We'll go back. We liked the predecessor restaurant, and we liked this one.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Houston, TX
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A Culinary experince like no other”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Imagine a dining experience created by a staff composed of the graduating class of the top culinary school in the United States. Well, not planned, but we were fortunate enough to have dinner plans at The Bocuse the night before the staff's graduation the next morning. Needless to say, we were surrounded at the restaurant dining with us by the family and friends of those graduating. Not only did we have a great dining experience, but great exposure to a culinary experience that went beyond the science and art of food preparation.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Do this at least once in your life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

If CIA means secrets then you're in the wrong place. The Culinary Institute of America is famous for producing America's greatest chefs. The campus overlooking the Hudson river is gorgeous. Reservations can be hard to come by. But make the extra effort and snag a spot at this amazing restaurant. The staff are all students in training. There are more staff than customers, it seems. Some are obvious neophytes. Some are supervisors. All of them want you to have an extraordinary experience. Any menu item that promises a presentation is one you should order. I ordered a cocktail that involved a blowtorch. Let your imagination run wild! For dessert, we had ice cream made at the table using liquid nitrogen. It will cost you about $100 per person. At a high end NYC restaurant the bill would be thrice that. After you've dined at Bocuse, you'll want to try the other CIA restaurants. It's a bucket list experience. Do it.

Visited March 2014
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Poughkeepsie, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“French Cuisine at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I live in the area of The Culinary Institute of America, and would recommend any of the restaurants on their New York campus.

Last evening, some friends and I took advantage of The Bocuse Restaurant's participation in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week's prix fixe dinner menu.

We each had an appetizer, entrée and dessert, and sampled each other's selections. All agreed one was better than the next, from the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts. We were also served some pre-appetizer treats while we waited, and some post-dessert sweets as well.

This was my first time in the newly redone French restaurant (formerly The Escoffier Room) and it did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and informative, and the food, presentation and service were outstanding.

We are already planning our next get together there.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westchester County, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal - interesting students”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

You can enjoy a delicious meal in an airy, white room with a lovely view - at a much more reasonable cost than usual, because the culinary students are practicing their art (under expert tutelage) Food style is modern version of classical French. It isn't far from the restaurant to visit Hyde Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home - or to enjoy the area surrounding the Hudson (there are other mansions in the genera area, as well as West Point).

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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