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“First-class meal and service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of American Bounty

American Bounty
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Ranked #6 of 46 Restaurants in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: With a focus on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley, contemporary and traditional regional dishes are brought to life at the American Bounty Restaurant in an honest and flavorful way. Rounded out with a first-class American wine list and comfortable warm service, this casually elegant restaurant sets the stage for an unparalleled dining experience in New York's Hudson Valley.
Rhinebeck, NY
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“First-class meal and service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

The American Bounty is one of the final service experiences for students of the Culinary Institute of America and provides a unique experience for diners. The menus are creative, and the entire dining experience is memorable. Highly recommended.

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English first
Newport Beach, CA
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2012

Food was very good. Service was friendly but I was surprised it lacked some of the finer skills of high-level restaurants - the kind of things found in Michelin-starred establishments that I would have thought the CIA would have taught the kids. However, since the CIA is primarily focused on culinary arts, I assume the front of house has a slightly lesser focus for the students.

Visited May 2012
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

Love the CIA. Some of the best food and service we've ever gotten has been at the CIA. AMAZING.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“And students do the cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

A nice leisurely drive up to CIA or take the train for even a more relaxing day. The restaurnts are run by students at the direction of instructors. The service is attentive and the food is amazing good. You will delitefully surprised by how well it all is and for a meager amount compared to New York City restaurants offering similar fare. Just make a day of it, tours are also availabe.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Connecticut
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wonderful birthday lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

For my 50th birthday my boyfriend took me to CIA for a special lunch on our way to the Berkshires(a little out of the way but so worth it). We chose this restaurant at the recommendation by my cousin, a 1987 graduate of the school. The atmosphere was beautiful , right on the Hudson River and we had a pleasant car ride to the school. We had the prixe fixe lunch special, which basically allowed you to choose any of the starters, entrees, and desserts offered for a 3 course meal. My boyfriend had the buttermilk fried oysters, scallop meal and bread pudding for his 3 courses and enjoyed every bite. I had the strawberry salad, braised short ribs and key lime semi frodo for my meal. Wow, every thing we tried was presented so elegantly and flavorful. My short ribs melted in your mouth and were presented with french fries that were dusted with parmesan and salt and were the best french fries I have ever eaten. My key lime dessert was HUGE, enough for 4 people in my opinion. I had asked for it to be wrapped but did not realize until we were several miles away, that they had forgotten to bring it back to the table. I tasted the bread pudding and it was tasty, only complaint was the heavy rum taste in the sauce it was covered in. My boyfriend had a cactus pear lemonade drink with free refills, quite refreshing and tasty. I had the drink of the day, a tangerine sour made with fresh squeezed tangerine juice, kettle one vodka and a touch of honey and seltzer I believe... quite yummy. My boyfriend did mention my birthday when we were seated, but I was not lucky enough to have the birthday message in chocolate on my plate as others did. The students were very friendly and eager to talk about their education and plans for the future, as all in the dining room were due to graduate in 3 weeks. I would highly recommend a trip to the CIA and would love to return for dinner next. My sister and I are already planning it. I should add, that my boyfriend was not keen on the idea of "a hoity toity lunch where he had to wear nice pants and a collared shirt(business casual is the dress code here)" but he admitted that he really enjoyed it all and is also looking forward to returning for dinner. We may try a new restaurant next time but would recommend American Bounty to anyone who asks..

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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