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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As other reviews state, this the fine dining French restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America. The staff are almost entirely all students and this is a great way for them to learn and for you to get a delicious three course meal. My wife...and I ordered entirely different dishes and five of the six dishes were excellent. Unfortunately, her salmon was very undercooked. Front of house was excellent. You can see everyone is learning on the fly and how attentive to detail everyone is. Placement of silverware and flatware was specific and our waiter seemed a little nervous at the table. They'll develop more comfort with practice. On the whole, it was a great evening with very good food, and we had a lot of fun there. Drinks were also excellent.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022

While staying in Rhinebeck, my wife and I traveled to Hyde Park to dine at Bocuse. Bocuse is the French restaurant on the campus of the Culinary Institute of America with a full bar offering a three course prix fixe menu. We began with appetizers...of carrot cavatelli and oysters gratinee. The oysters were in the Rockefeller style and the cavatelli offering a unique and delicious twist on pasta. Entrees were the scallops and the pork schnitzel. The scallops were seared perfectly and the schnitzel thin, crispy and served in a savory sauce. Desserts were the goat cheesecake and the warm chocolate cake. The entire meal was exceptional and served by professional and friendly culinary students. Definitely visit the Culinary Institute for a memorable meal.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 11, 2022

We visited the Bocuse Restaurant in May 2022 during a short driving holiday in the Catskills and upper NY. Our son & daughter-in-law had been there earlier and took us there for our anniversary dinner, it was a truly wonderful experience. The food was excellent...with a limited but carefully crafted menu. It was fine dining without the ambience being stuffily formal. The service by the students was fun, they tried hard to be perfect, some gaffes, but overall good.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

3 course fixed price meal. Excellent range of choices within each course. Outstanding ambience, food and service. Located in a beautiful campus on the banks of the Hudson River. Strongly recommended

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

We had a lovely meal, well prepared by the students and staff at CIA. The campus itself is beautiful, and well worth visiting. We will go back again.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

This is the fine dining restaurant the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Par, NY. This is a prix fixe three course meal. You have a choice of selections in each course. I started with the house made carrot cavatelli which was more vegetable than pasta....Next I chose the maple leaf duck breast. Finally I opted for the goat cheesecake which the server warned me that it was a deconstructed dish rather than a slice of cake. Everything was unique and delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Be aware that this is a “classroom “ experience for the students in the back (the cooks) and front (wait staff, servers and busboys), so sometimes the service can be a bit uneven, but all the students were doing their best to give us a good experience. I think we were there just after the group came from back to front. We enjoyed speaking to the students about their training; one of our servers told us working up front gave her a new appreciation of what the wait staff goes through. We saw an instructor guiding our waiter trough opening a bottle of wine, presenting it to the customers, decanting and serving it at the next table.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

Really excellent restaurant. Food is amazing, so much sophistication - a must do if you are in the area. I would honestly come here just for food. The campus is beautiful to walk around. Everything we ordered is superb. Ate in so many NYC restaurants,...and I have to say this is the very best! Worth the drivingMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022 via mobile

Went for lunch and was not disappointed. Students while learning, ensure that you get the best possible service. The food from our soup and octopus appetizers to the amazing deserts was top notch in preparation and presentation. And so much energy in the building where...the restaurants are located at the CIA made it a pretty cool experience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

What an absolutely wonderful experience we had. First and foremost, I highly recommend you call for reservations. We literally made reservations about a month prior to our dining and it worked out just fine. The lunch menu consists of a price fixe, 3 course meal....For starters I had the Oysters, the Burgundian burger and the chocolate mousse cake. The oysters were delicious, a nice way to start the meal. The burger was cooked perfectly at a medium temperature; it was served with mushroom, bacon, onion and cheese-what a terrific burger. So tasty and juicy. I loved it. For dessert I had the chocolate mousse which was delicious, a perfect way to end my meal. My girlfriend started with the Tagliatelle pasta which was served with braised lamb, artichoke and olives. She had as her main course the duck breast and for dessert she had the crepe cake. She absolutely loved her pasta and said the duck breast was perfectly cooked and tasted even better. She liked the crepe cake but wasn’t overwhelmed. Our guest had the octopus and raviolis for their appetizers and one had the burger and the other had the pork tenderloin. Everyone loved their entrées. We will definitely do it again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 15, 2022 via mobile

This our third time in Bocuse , and it never disappoints. This time we were sited next to the kitchen window so we got the front sit experience of the food process and plating . It was fantastic! Our food was great , service was...impeccable and the wine ( Viña Real Reserve 2010) was superb. We will definitely return next year again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

We were happy to help the students at the Culinary Institute of America learn their craft by dining at the classic restaurant, Bocuse, during our recent visit to the area. The three-course lunch menu offered ample choices, ambitious in their ingredients and plating, and the...dishes we had were for the most part well prepared and executed. Service was friendly and competent, though clearly some are just learning. And while the cuisine aimed for fine dining, the atmosphere was more casual, which made for a comfortable lunch-time visit.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 16, 2021 via mobile

We visited a few months ago a few months ago as well, and had not been there since before covid. They really do dot all the i's and cross all the t's! If you've never been there before, it's the students that are doing all...the work with some overseeing and cooking by their distinguished staff. They now do a 3 course dinner for $49. To say it is a bargain is an understatement. Preparation is meticulous and taste is outstanding . Last time and this time we got there escargot which was quite delicious. For entrees we got the pork tenderloin and the duck breast which were also outstanding. Desserts were delicious and coffee in their French press was perfect. Is such a wonderful restaurant in such a beautiful settingMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

Another great meal at Bocuse. Try to get there every few years. Went Thursday evening and had a wonderful experience. Food was excellent and service as well.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 8, 2021 via mobile

Nice value meal with interesting wine accompaniments. I ordered a few things that I haven’t had in a while with the escargot and the Dover sole. My partner ordered a seasonal salad, and that was perfect, as were the escargot. The Dover sole presented well,...however it was overwhelmed with a lukewarm meunière sauce that was a bit too much, unfortunately. The desserts were outstanding. The red wine selections were very satisfying. I didn’t particularly care for the whites. All in all a worthwhile visit, just not a 5!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 3, 2021

This is the French Restaurant of the Culinary Institute of America. I was prepared to be impressed and I was not disappointed. The décor, the wait staff and, ah yes, the food were together, perfect. I was lucky to have as my servers two third...year students, Rhys and Kyle. They were attentive but did not hover, they engaged me in conversation (I was solo) about the school, menu and food preparation and their future plans. Most enjoyable and kudos to both of them. The menu was a three course price fix with both spirits and wine available. I recollect there about eight entrees and four desserts from which to choose. I had a most remarkable Dover Sole in a Beurre blanc sauce with back potatoes and a blended mix of fall veggies. It does not get better than this restaurant. Pallets of future diners will benefit greatly from the training these young men and women are receiving. The only opportunity for improvement was I though the wine pour was a little light. You can fix that with a bottle!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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