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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service is all provided by the students. Food was excellent, and the deserts were too pretty to eat. We wanted to eat at one of the other restaurants (couldn't get reservations. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2022

You have to reserve as soon as reservations are available (about 6 weeks before you plan to be there). Is it worth all the advance planning? Absolutely. All the food is fabulous but what I remember best were the crabcakes. Portions are generous, unlike some...fine dining experiences. I opted for student-crafted beer as opposed to wine that was not from the region. All the students have to do a rotation serving (as they should), so you might be someone's first customers. Having the CIA in addition to the FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt sites, and Vanderbilt mansion, makes Hyde Park a worthy destination.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022

Be Prepared to be wowed in every respect by these students and future great chefs ! We had the most incredible meal here starting with a wonderfully creative Gin cocktail and then we split three appetizers.. shrimp and grits, soft shell crab and crab cakes....They were all superb and the accompanying vegetables were certainly freshly farmed. Speaking of fresh the rolls with butter and lightly salted was just stunning. For entrees we had the rack of lamb that was plated out of a food magazine and the half chicken that was so moist and beautifully plated as well. Even the deserts shared like the profiteroles with coffee ice cream and bread pudding were just fantastic. It is so much fun to be served by students eager to please and learn and the open kitchen is spectacular to watch. Being on the campus and spending time in the restaurant is much more like an entire new exciting experience instead of just having another fine dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 1, 2022

The service here was first rate. My server was knowledgeable, comfortable and gave me the exact experience I was looking for. I even got a quick guided viewing of the open kitchen and the pastry chefs. The steak tartar which I haven't had in a...very long time was innovative in it's preparation. It was a similar approach to a traditional tuna tar tar preparation and the puree and sliced potatoes were almost filo dough. Spectacular. The tuna tartar had these huge pickled capers which had a fantastic flavor and worked well with the cream bed. Duck was spectacular and the crème Brule was spot on. Fantastic. Loved it. Glad I went.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

This iconic gem on the campus of the Culinary Institue of America offers all the great elements of a fine dining experience. Take your time and savor delights from all portions of the menu. Presented by the students, who compose the kitchen and front of...the house staff, reserve your table weeks, if not months in advance, well worth the effort.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

The food and service was excellent. The pace of the delivery of the meal was perfect, we did not have to wait too long for anything while also not being rushed. Important to know that the portion sizes are designed for a multi course meal...(appetizer, main entree, dessert, etc). If you just order the main entree you will still be hungry. I ordered the scallops with pork bellies which consisted of just a few small scallops and a piece of pork about the size of my thumb. I ended up ordering dessert because I was still hungry. The cost also seemed excessive. I am glad we tried it once but we would not go back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

I have been going to the French restaurant at the CIA for quite some time. A friend made reservations at the American Bounty, and I was very pleasantly surprised. The service and quality of the food was as expected - excellent. The food choices were...enough to satisfy the entire group. It looks like I will have to add American Bounty to my list of excellent dining experiences.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022

I wasn't impress with the American Bounty the last few times I was there before the pandemic in 2020. However, this time I was very impress with the food. Both the presentation and taste was on point for all the dishes. Portion sizes for the...dishes even seems to be larger than before. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoy fine dining.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

Overall it’s a nice experience. Great service by all. We had the mac n cheese app - grainy. My mushroom ravioli app was enjoyable but not memorable. I ordered the lobster pot pie- more of a light stew in a puff pastry. My husband got...the lamb. He really enjoyed it. The table bread and butter was a wonderful start. They charge some type of student enrichment fee of 20 percent. Tipping is not allowed so I imagine that fee is compensation for service. You could see the students working hard throughout the dining room. Give it a try at least once.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed November 17, 2021

We two couples enjoyed a long-anticipated dinner here and can honestly say that we felt high from the experience. The main courses we ordered were all excellent -- bass, salmon, seafood stew, and particularly the duck. But it was the appetizers that truly wowed us....Tomato bisque, beet salad, risotto, and especially the octopus were superlative. Add to that bruschetta and bread arriving at the table at well-timed intervals, and two decadent desserts shared among us, and voila, culinary ecstasy.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 31, 2021

Highlights of our lunch were the greeting, the presentation of the food and the very pleasant student waiter.Having been to Bocuse the previous evening, I’d rate this overall experience just a slight notch down, yet still happy we went to both.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021 via mobile

For those of you who love the art of cooking, you will thoroughly enjoy the whole experience, I think, of eating here. I enjoy eating, but I am not an adventurous eater. But I knew my wife would probably be thrilled with the opportunity to...go here. So I took my chances. She loved the whole thing! I thought the bread and dessert were the best parts of my meal, but the safe roasted chicken I chose was certainly a good dinner. Students serve under the watchful eye of faculty. We enjoyed interacting and learning about the processes used to make good food fine dining. Many thanks for a nice evening!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021

AB is one of the Culinary Institute of America restaurants and provides a practical front of the house experience for students. The service was a little uneven, too much or too little, but hey, it is essentially a training venue. Food was excellent, as one...would expect, although portions were a little skimpy, and it was nice that it was essentially all locally sourced including the wine. Looking forward to trying the other two offerings, French and Italian (although Italian still closed as of early July) on my next trip. Make your reservations early.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 7, 2021 via mobile

We were grateful to get a reservation at this iconic culinary establishment. The campus is beautiful and breathtaking. The staff were helpful, professional and eager to talk. We had drinks, appetizers, soup, salad, entree and 2 desserts. Nothing was disappointing. As a vegetarian, I had...no problem. The experience as a whole, was very memorable. The ambiance, decor and cuisine were very memorable.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021

Another great meal but a few flaws this time. Waygu beef was tough and waitress seemed very uncomfortable.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from aquasun25 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest giving them a call or looking at the website and make your reservation.
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Hi there I am not sure about cabs because we drove there in a rented car. You can take a taxi from the station and I came across a taxi site (I didn't use this but found it online) - bbtaxicab.
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Response from patc909 | Reviewed this property |
Best to call. However, please note that there are two different restaurants...a tavern that does have burgers, fries, etc., and also a dining room that has a dinner menu. The menu is not extensive, but I do believe you can... More
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