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The Culinary Institute of America

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Address: 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538
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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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Had a fabulous bday dinner!

Was lucky to get a reservation at Bocuse for my birthday which is also Valentine's Day. Had the chestnut and mushroom soup, the lamb with couscous and the crab appetizer. It was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was lucky to get a reservation at Bocuse for my birthday which is also Valentine's Day. Had the chestnut and mushroom soup, the lamb with couscous and the crab appetizer. It was wonderful! The student servers were lovely. They took the time to answer our questions, even going back to check when they did not know the answer. I will... More 

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NewYork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy exploring the Culinary InstituTe on a regular basis. The Apple Pie Restaurant/Cafe is casual and available for an impromptu stop. The breads and pastry selections always delight, and I often take them home for family & friends. I enjoy perusing the book store , which contains a selection of utensils, knives, and various cooking accoutrements. When the weather... More 

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Great Barrington, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sign up for and participated in a 2 day boot camp. Courses included knife safety, basic cooking methods, and baking/pastry preparations. The chefs Robert Mullooly and Didier Berlioz) who taught the classes and supervised us in the kitchens were knowledgable, committed and good communicators. We were so pleased with the sessions that we have committed to go back for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Five hours (9-2) for $250 was expensive, but the twelve-person "Spring in the Hudson River Valley" workshop (for amateurs, not CIA students) was excellent. With recipes and ingredients supplied, and with a chef and assistants to help, we each volunteered to make one dish. These were later grouped into four courses of three dishes for our lunch. The dishes varied... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

The 4 pm public tour gives an orientation to the institute with insight to the baking and pastry program as you walk by windows into a number of classrooms. Combine it with an after tour drink/cocktail then an early dinner in one of the restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The provides top notch cuisine at all its restaurants. We have tried all the restaurants many times and always enjoyed culinary experience.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

It is not often that I am surprised with outcomes. I visited CIA with my wife and another couple expecting a pedestrian tour and a solid, but otherwise unremarkable dining experience. nothing coulee be further off-mark. First the tour -- it was a fascinating slice of life at a culinary school led by a senior student with clear passion in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We went to The Bocuse, the French restaurant. We got seated in front of the kitchen, which was amazing. We got to see first hand the cooking done at each station. The service and meal was excellent. I am an alumni of Marist college, which is down the road from CIA. I've always had great food experiences at CIA. We... More 

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Schroon Lake, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

the food was sensational! the service was excellent! how they presented each course was amazing! went to the american bounty restaurant. would like to try the other restaurants in the future, but reservations have to be made so far in advance.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

We had a senior trip to the CIA.We had a tour of the kitchen and other place the student study and learn.We ate a Caterina de' Medici the food and service was excellent.In the summertime you can have a walk outside. We really enjoyed our trip.This was my 3.visit and I have eaten in all there restaurants.I will come back... More 

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