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The Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
+1 845-452-9600
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Post Road Brew House for Lunch

My first visit to the CIA will likely not be my last. I had planned to visit the Apple Pie Cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Hampshire
Beautiful campus, fun to support the students

We stopped in to see if we could get a reservation and lucked out to enjoy dinner at the Italian... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
El Cerrito, California
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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 education.
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1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
+1 845-452-9600
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to the CIA will likely not be my last. I had planned to visit the Apple Pie Cafe for lunch, but they were closed for renovations. The menu at the brewhouse has been expanded to accommodate dinners from the cafe. The atmosphere...More

Thank Eeepee98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in to see if we could get a reservation and lucked out to enjoy dinner at the Italian restaurant. Menu and food were good. Service was exclusively provided by the students and we enjoyed learning about their academic work. The campus is situated...More

Thank TravelingJo2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service is the only thing good about this place. The food is over salted. The chicken wings appeared undercooked. The Culinary Institute itself is beautiful. Skip the Tavern. Make reservations for one of the other restaurants

Thank ra h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I took a 4 day trip to the Hudson Valley and the CIA was high on our list of things to do. While I was not able to get reservations to dine at the prized Bocuse or Medici restaurants, we did get...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We selected the American Bounty. Our student wait staff was slow and mix ups on our order requests were laughable at times. The entrees were a little overdone after waiting for us to complete our appetizers. And, theFrench press coffee was delivered by regular carafe....More

Thank RC N
Reviewed October 9, 2017

The CIA is a perfect stop for Hudson Valley visitors. Whether you are just strolling around campus or eat at one of the dining areas you will have a great time. The Egg is definitely more reasonable of eating areas and doesn't require reservations. The...More

Thank NewYorkBeachmom
Reviewed October 7, 2017

The food was great! The service was excellent! So you aren't surprise the tip Is added to the bill and extra for the students.

Thank Eugenia Z
Reviewed October 7, 2017

We went to the American Bounty Tavern restaurant last week. We were seated just as they were opening up so we had our choice of tables. The service was great and very attentive. I ordered the grilled fish tacos. What a disappointment. It was greasy...More

1  Thank engelsan
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We enjoyed seeing the many changes that have come to Hyde Park and the Institute over the years since I graduated. On this visit we had lunch in the Caterina de' Medici restaurant. The menu selection was somewhat limited, but varied. The pasta sampler was...More

Thank 80travelbug124
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

First time here, picked the more traditional post road brew house. Clean but very noisy! Had the onion soup it was good. Portion size is big too big on the special burger, it came with fries disappointingly way too salty - did not finish. Had...More

Thank Safetyguy_328
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May 28, 2017|
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Response from Gary K | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve reservations either online or via telephone, which ever is easiest for you.
December 19, 2016|
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Response from Lee L | Reviewed this property |
There is Anton Plaza and overflow parking available. There will be people available to assist with any questions or concerns. They have graduation basically every three weeks so it is very organized. Enjoy!
Donald P
October 31, 2016|
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Response from duck8to | Reviewed this property |
Tours are conducted Mon-Fri when classes are in session. The cost is $6 per person. Reservations are required so call the CIA. Check out my review for more information.