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The Culinary Institute of America

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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
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North Hollywood, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love to cook and especially love beautiful food! Shop their bookstore and then grab a delicious dessert in the Apple Pie cafe! Yum!

Thank Cherie H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service; drinks galore and of course great food with a limited menu; rich & delicious with high end presentation; great place to dine while ending your wine tasting in the area; would do again!

Thank Christopher S
Paradise, California, United States
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant closed on Sunday and Monday. Cafe is open. Cafe was just as good for wearing, also has a bakery inside and a gift store with all kinds of kitchen things. We had a BLT and a great salad and they were to die for. Price was really affordable. Restaurant from what I understand is like a seven course meal,... More 

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Napa, California
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51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time we had dinner here is was disappointing. The servers are second year students that would rather not be there. My beef was tough and the potion small.

Thank Robert S
Alexandria, Virginia
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a wine conference and lunch one day was at the CIA. As one would expect, the service was impeccable, the food superb, and the atmosphere in the old Christian Brothers Winery was perfect for our group. Our three course dinner included an Arugula & Butter Lettuce Salad with roasted peaches, brie, brioche croutons covered with champagne vinaigrette served... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife has been wanting to come here for years. We finally stopped in for lunch and I just had a risotto and a salad. All was delicious as expected. But then tried one of the Reserve Wine Flights and was that ever a treat. Itbsolutely turned me on to a couple of really good hidden gems.

Thank Wingate1
Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The CIA is housed in the Impressive estate that used to be the Greystone Cellars. The building is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Inside the building there is a great shop full of high end kitchen tools and cookbooks. You can see students being trained through glass panels as well as enjoy a meal and wine tasting. With... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

10 women on a wine tasting trip to Napa. We were very excited to go to the CIA. Upon arrival it was one of the hottest days in April, almost 90 degrees. The table reserved for us inside was unbearable, sauna like. We asked to be moved outside and while they did accommodate our request we felt like a burden.... More 

Thank Diane K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The CIA is absolutely fantastic for lowkey- inexpensive but absolutely delicious dinners and experiences.its definitely a way to eat well and not have to pay over the top prices. It's not pretentious and has a warm feel. I've been to NY and Napa now and both are excellent.

Thank Annii M
Barrie, Canada
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Found this little gem in the middle of wine country. Located the other side of the Beringer Winery. Beautiful building and property. Ample parking available. My only disappointment was that I arrived late in the afternoon as the Cafe/restaurant closing. Great gift shop for the everyday cook or foodie....from books, utensils to kitchen wares. Viewing window available to watch students... More 

Thank sandra98walter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?