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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-9504
+1 707-967-1100
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Great meal

Amazing food for the price and such friendly attentive service! We had the 4 course meal and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire662
via mobile
Tasty food, beatifully prepared by the Institute students

This is my third CIA location meal, first on the West coast. Located in the former Christian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul S
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Portland, Oregon
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Explore The Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley! Whether you’re a passionate home cook wanting to expand your skills, a fine wine enthusiast, a student seeking a culinary or baking and pastry arts degree, or an entrepreneur hoping to succeed in the thriving food business, you’ll find a wealth of inspiring programs here. CIA California Academic Programs Our Napa Valley campus offers: • Associate degrees with majors in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts, based on the same innovative curricula as the world-renowned degree programs at our New York campus • Certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies Custom programs for leaders and professionals in the food industry The Food Business School, our center for executive and graduate education • Programs for food and wine enthusiasts, from two-hour demos and one-day cooking classes to multi-day skill-building Boot Camps CIA California Faculty The quality of our faculty is one of the top reasons the CIA is the world’s best culinary college. All of our 150+ faculty members across three U.S. campuses are dedicated and talented teachers, each possessing a unique and diverse set of skills and experiences that they’re eager to share with you. The person leading your class might be an acclaimed master chef, an executive from a major food business, the owner of a world-famous restaurant, a published author, or a master sommelier. The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone Built in the late 19th century and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our impressive Greystone facility in St. Helena was once home to the Christian Brothers Winery. Here, you can: • Dine in the new Gatehouse Restaurant. • Enjoy an espresso and a freshly baked pasty from The Bakery Cafe by illy while taking in the view of the surrounding vineyards from the front terrace. • Shop for everything culinary in the Spice Islands Marketplace. • Enjoy a cooking demonstration or a class for food and wine enthusiasts. Visit the Vintners Hall of Fame in the historic Barrel Room, and marvel over the amazing collection of 1000+ corkscrews displayed in the main entry hall.
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2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-9504
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food for the price and such friendly attentive service! We had the 4 course meal and it was the same standard as European Michelin stars. Thank you

Thank Claire662
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my third CIA location meal, first on the West coast. Located in the former Christian Brothers winery. Small room compared to a lot of destination restaurants. This is a learning kitchen, so the meal choices and wine selections are limited. (BYO is honored)...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous buildings and grounds. We did a tour and then a cooking competition for fun. We had a great time learning to sharpen our culinary skills with 4 master chefs. We all had a great time at CIA.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Cafe Illy for lunch on a beautiful Spring day. There is an orchard planted in the front of the Institute at the top of the steps. Stop and enjoy the scents as well as read the information. The Institute also has 2...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Glad we stopped in to check this out - may look into a class or two on our next visit. Disappointed we couldn't get coffees in am or the afternoon - they opened later in am and closed to early in afternoon. Spent about an...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Must have dinner at the Gatehouse Restaurant at Greystone. If your hungry get the 4 course meal. The service was awesome by very knowledgeable students, and they were so precise with the placement of our eating utensils, drinks, and food. The food was very rich...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Visiting the main campus of Greystone is free. We took a personal tour of Greystone back in 1998. Now in 2017, the school has expanded to a second location. Our hearts, though, are still with the orignial Greystone site. It is an impressive building, and...More

1  Thank Marty B
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Find anything you'll need for cooking and entertaining. Those who aren't interested can sit in the lobby and patiently wait. Service is excellent, and you can sign up for a cooking class. Lovely views!

1  Thank KarreJ
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Love the bookstore and kitchen store. Also a great place to relax over coffee and a snack or light meal. Always stop by when I’m in the area.

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

we heard so many good things about this restaurant and so we must try it big space with only 2 occupied tables. food was ordinary. service fair. did not know what the big fuss is about. i will not return for ordinary food., the food...More

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nighthawk779
March 26, 2016|
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Response from globalnomadMontbill | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the previous comments. Strongly recommend that you make a reservation at the conservatory where the students are making every effort to create a more elegant environment in a beautiful setting.
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Yvonne O
January 15, 2015|
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Response from Mactravels78 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we stayed at another resort. Didn't notice any pools. Why not call?
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