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The Culinary Institute of America

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Address: 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone Number: 845-471-6608
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Come and enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafes, retail stores, and...

Come and enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafes, retail stores, and public tours. Learn how CIA students prepare for exciting careers in food. See how everything we do supports our mission of providing the world's best professional culinary education.

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American Bounty Restaurant

We had dinner at The American Bounty restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. It is a simply beautiful restaurant. Our server seemed to be very new and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Nesconset, New York
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Nesconset, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner at The American Bounty restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. It is a simply beautiful restaurant. Our server seemed to be very new and maybe this was his first night. We ordered a bottle of wine and our server was unaware that 4 people could be served from a bottle. He had... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Did. not know what to expect but found the tour to be very interesting! The tour guide was a student as were the kitchen and restaurant staff. All were friendly and efficient! The food was excellent! This hidden gem is a must see when visiting the Hudson Valley.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have eaten before at the CIA restaurants which were good, and this cafe twice, which was very disappointing this time around. The crab cake was good, however the salad accompaniment was undressed (needed some acid to accompany the fried crab cake) and the aioli accompanied to the cake, while good was skimpily smeared on the plate. The mac and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited on the spur of the moment during a day trip to the Hudson Valley and was delighted by the friendliness and hospitality of the students and Staff throughout the campus. We snuck into a lunch at the Italian Restaurant and had two wonderful pizzas and a salad. Afterwards we picked up some sweets at the Apple Pie Bakery... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tavern is great because it does not require reservations. It has always been busy when we have gone, but once we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. The CIA Tavern fare is as expected -elevated and awesome to say the least. I have gotten the same items from the menu and although the plate or serving... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to the Culinary Institute in the past so we have had meals there before. This was a dinner for two. The appetizers were very good as was the desserts. So what happened to the entrees. My wife ordered the lamb loin and although we were told this was an excellent choice, it had to be sent back.... More 

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Coram, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at American Bounty. Food was very good and service was nice. Students ten the restaurant. My waitress is going into her last semester. Interesting thing to know and take note of - they automatically add on 17% to you bill and is listed as a service charge/suggested gratuity. This is not a gratuity but rather it goes into... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are foodies and have always wanted to visit the CIA. We finally had the opportunity this summer and went on the tour, had lunch at Bocuse and dinner at Caterina. The tour was informative and the food as well as the presentation at both restaurants was very good. The problem was with the service at both restaurants by multiple... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there recently for our 25th wedding anniversary and my in laws 50th! What a great night. The service was great and the meal was fantastic from start to finish. The restaurant has such a nice atmosphere. After dinner was great to go outside and take a walk by the fountain. Just a perfect night.

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Columbus OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice stop to have lunch and check out a unique place. The food was very good. The school is in an amazing location. It was interesting to see some of the historical items they had on display. Would go back to try each restaurant.

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