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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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Went to newly refurbished French restaurant--Bocuse. As good as anything in Manhattan at more reasonable prices. Tournedos Rossini was outstanding. Desserts are suitable for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to newly refurbished French restaurant--Bocuse. As good as anything in Manhattan at more reasonable prices. Tournedos Rossini was outstanding. Desserts are suitable for photographing and devouring. Student wait staff were very good.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour, led by a soon-to-graduate-with-a-Baccaluareate-degree student, gave us an inside look at the course work required of CIA students, their complexity and demands and the in-depth knowledge the students are exposed to in their studies.We saw many of the kitchens in which they work, viewed impressive equipment in large work spaces and overall, understood much of what is both... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One hour tour behind the scenes. Fun to see the students working on the kitchens learning their trade. An informative hour tour.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurants should not fear the future because the Culinary Institute of America is doing a great job of preparing all those future chefs. We ate a snack in the Apple Pie Restaurant and had dinner at American Bounty. The food was incredible--all of it. For dinner, I had smoked lobster and my husband had pork. It was well prepared, well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent our honeymoon at the Culinary Institute of America's "Best of" Bootcamp for food enthusiasts. The 4 day camp covered: knife skills and fundamentals; Italian; French; and Baking & Pastry. Each day was intense, starting with a lecture at 0700, culminating with dining on the food we prepared, followed by presentations by each of the teams.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here about 7 years ago and had lunch at the Medici, and this time I wanted to try the Bocuse. I tried to make reservation, but would not show availability and it is about an hour and half to get there from the place I am staying. Called the school and they told me it was the last... More 

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Pleasant Valley, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first impression was that it was a small congested area. The sever approached as we sat and we ordered beverages. She returned and we both ordered their special hamburger. Remember this particular has Pub dishes. Other restaurants in the building suit all tastes. All went well I paid the tab and left a tip. I was quite surprised when... More 

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

#1 - make your reservation early! I did not and was relegated to only a luncheon reservation available - but that was wonderful. We would have loved to enjoy a dinner at either of the restaurants on the CIA campus but thoroughly enjoyed a haute cuisine lunch in the Ristorante Caterina de'Medici. The meal was delicious and the fun came... More 

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Hyde Park, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While most of the CIA's restaurants require advance reservations, the Apple Pie Bakery/Cafe, Al Forno Trattoria, and The Tavern at the American Bounty are open on a walk in basis (Assuming there are places available). A good friend and I visited The Tavern (Open Tuesday-Saturday; 11:30 to close (8:30/9?), arriving about 11:45 am. As it happened, a perfect time as... More 

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West Point, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my husbands birthday. The campus is nice and the inside of the restaurant really gives you that Mediterranean feel. We are not food experts (I'd say a step above chain restaurants), but we were did appreciate the food. The portions were good. We split a soup for the appitizer, two meals, and two desserts. We really... More 

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