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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to visit the Apple Pie Bakery Cafe while visiting the CIA. We were very disappointed with the quality of the desserts. I wrote an extensive review under Apple Pie Bakery on Trip Advisor. Please read my review about how the Apple Pie Bakery...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to an event at the CIA. The food was fantastic and service superb in this absolutely lovely campus. There are several restaurants on the campus run by students. It’s very difficult to get a reservation in the restaurant, and requires advanced planning. We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DrKatieRN
Adventurer819203, Guest Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit and meal. We always suggest people try to get a reservation or call if you have a last minute request. We hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour was very worth the cost. The student guide, Cora, was very nice and answered all our questions. She spoke clearly and loud enough for the whole group. I was surprised that no one other than us decided to tip. These are hard working...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank shemainer
Adventurer819203, Guest Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive review. Our students are our stars and we appreciate their hard work. Just a correction that the tour fee is $6 a person. We hope you visit again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the French restaurant for lunch. We had reservations and were promptly seated. The four of us enjoyed various options on the price fixe menu. Everything we ate from appetizer through dessert was delicious and full of interesting and surprising flavors. Yes, the waiters...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MR092013
Adventurer819203, Guest Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you had a delicious lunch. Thank you for remembering the staff are students. Please visit again if you are able.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We came there at 6 pm, waited 1/2 hour for seating. We wanted fish (on the menu) and were told they "ran out". So we ordered oysters ( on the menu). No oysters left. So I ordered onion rings ( on the menu). Discontinued. My...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank alessandro s
Adventurer819203, Guest Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry you had a negative experience. This is not the standard or expectation for the CIA.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined in the French Restaurant for dinner and did take out at Apple Pie Bakery for lunch. Recommended to all who are in the area. Food is first rate and priced way below what you would pay in a fine restaurant. The campus and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Culinary Institute of America was a great place to eat dinner. We heard about it from a local. There were no reservations, so we went to the Tavern there and got a seat. We were so glad we did. Great food, very interesting students...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Adventurer819203, Guest Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are thrilled you had a great meal and happy you visited. Come visit and take a tour if possible. We try to always have areas open where reservations are not required.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just came for dinner but walked around this amazing campus. Truly struck me as Impressed beyond my expectations and look fwd to coming back in the futureMore

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank William M
Adventurer819203, Guest Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi William, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus. Please join us for a campus tour if you're able. They are offered most weekdays at 4 p.m. and some Mondays at 10 a.m. Call us at 845-452-9600...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

Although it’s above our usual lunch budget, this is an experience not to be missed! The prix fixe at $39 was the best “deal” with a wide variety of choices. Every aspect was carefully watched-one student was reprimanded for putting my dessert fork on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jane O
Adventurer819203, Guest Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review. We are happy you had a wonderful meal prepared and served by CIA students. Please come back and taste more or take a campus tour. Our menus change seasonally.

Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I ate two wonderful meals at CIA. They have several restaurants on the campus. We opted for the Italian ( Katerina do Medici) and the French (Bocuse). Both were outstanding, the food was delicious and the servers were students earning grades. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Adventurer819203, Guest Relations Manager at The Culinary Institute of America, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for having 2 meals at the CIA. We are proud of our students and faculty and happy when guests enjoy the products they create. Please come back and take a campus tour if you are able. Our bookstore was recently renovated as well.

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Varsha P
August 19, 2019|
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Response from Adventurer819203 | Property representative |
You can book through Open Table or call us at 845-905-4010.
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Angelina F
November 4, 2018|
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Response from AmieBaker | Reviewed this property |
We paid about $120 for two people and it included alcohol
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from phohmann | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage that is about 100 feet away from the school building. The parking garage has an elevator. Once you get into the building, you will need to walk to the restaurant which would be another 50-100 feet.
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