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“Great restaurants and tour”

The Culinary Institute of America
Ranked #1 of 2 Food & Drink in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come and enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafes, retail stores, and public tours. Learn how CIA students prepare for exciting careers in food. See how everything we do supports our mission of providing the world's best professional culinary education.
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We visited CIA for an afternoon while visiting the Hudson valley area. We ate at Apple Pie Cafe and took a tour. If you are a foodie and want to learn more about the CIA and want to see the students behind the scenes and in the classroom, the CIA has daily tours @ 4 pm M-F. It's a student led tour that is about an hour. Very informative and interesting. We ate at the apple pie cafe. No reservations but you have to wait in line to get in. Food was great and so were the pastries and all is operated and led by students.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

We made an online the day before and had dinner at the American Harvest restaurant on the campus of the Culinary Institute of America. First, I don't understand why tripadvisor doesn'tlist the CIA restaurants under the restaurant heading. They are listed under things to do in HydePark. Perhaps more importantly, the campus is very beautiful and we were treated very graciously by the student/staff.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at American Harvest. I had an excellent gluten-free meal. The meat and fish entrees were both exceptionally tasty and ell presented. Talking to the student servers ways part of what made the meal more interesting and special.
We highly recommend this experience.

1  Thank Mpkafka
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Our daughter was graduating, and we had a meal at the Caterina de Medici restaurant. Wonderful! Apparently on graduation day, however, it is always the first day for the students in the "front of house" of the restaurants. So the service was appalling. But we were in great spirits and there to celebrate with our daughter, so it really didn't upset us. Otherwise, the experiemce was so good!

1  Thank Susan R
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

My daughter and I visited the US for the first time, to attend a five-day boot camp at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY.
What fun! The boot camp met all our expectations. A college with 2 400 students, all studying food. The faculty and students are very dedicated. Never saw anyone smoking outside, or walking with an iPod in the ear, or looking bored, or anything similar. At 8:30 pm when we finished, many students were still in class, listening attentively. The professionalism and dedication is amazing.
Our training included lunch at the Bocuse Restaurant. Service was excellent. Thought the students might be a bit unsure of themselves, but they were weren't. The food was good and the menu quite varied.
Our favourite lunchtime eating place was the Apple Pie Bakery, where the queues can get quite long, for good reason. The soup of the day is good, and there is a good selection of breakfast pastries, cookies and desserts. Other treats are also available.
The campus, a former Jesuit Monastery, is beautiful and well worth a conducted tour. There is also a souvenir shop selling a good selection of cookery books, cooking utensils, clothing items and other souvenirs.

Thank ElmarieTshwane
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Yet another reason to love the Hudson Valley!
The Culinary Institute of America is an American Icon and an American standard in the culinary industry. We had the best baked goods and coffee in the morning before touring the grounds and the main building. The history is fantastic. Dine in one of the fabulous restaurants. Make reservations in advance or you will be disappointed. Spring and Fall are the best times to tour the property. Not much going on if the students are not in session. You will not be disappointed.

2  Thank cerveza930
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