We had heard about the Culinary Institute of America but were concerned it would be too pricy and formal for us. NOT. The bakery is a cafeteria style. It had a long line up out the door for lunch but we were handed menus to make a selection while still in line and the line moved quickly (about 10 minutes in line). Food is then brought to your table. It was so delicious..including a wonderful dessert and friendly service. Very reasonable price. Atmosphere is busy and noisy so if you want relaxation or romance, this is not for you. We could eat here every day if we lived nearby!