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Bocuse Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 47 Restaurants in Hyde Park
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 21, 2014

If CIA means secrets then you're in the wrong place. The Culinary Institute of America is famous for producing America's greatest chefs. The campus overlooking the Hudson river is gorgeous. Reservations can be hard to come by. But make the extra effort and snag a spot at this amazing restaurant. The staff are all students in training. There are more staff than customers, it seems. Some are obvious neophytes. Some are supervisors. All of them want you to have an extraordinary experience. Any menu item that promises a presentation is one you should order. I ordered a cocktail that involved a blowtorch. Let your imagination run wild! For dessert, we had ice cream made at the table using liquid nitrogen. It will cost you about $100 per person. At a high end NYC restaurant the bill would be thrice that. After you've dined at Bocuse, you'll want to try the other CIA restaurants. It's a bucket list experience. Do it.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

I live in the area of The Culinary Institute of America, and would recommend any of the restaurants on their New York campus.

Last evening, some friends and I took advantage of The Bocuse Restaurant's participation in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week's prix fixe dinner menu.

We each had an appetizer, entrée and dessert, and sampled each other's selections. All agreed one was better than the next, from the appetizers to the entrees to the desserts. We were also served some pre-appetizer treats while we waited, and some post-dessert sweets as well.

This was my first time in the newly redone French restaurant (formerly The Escoffier Room) and it did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and informative, and the food, presentation and service were outstanding.

We are already planning our next get together there.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

You can enjoy a delicious meal in an airy, white room with a lovely view - at a much more reasonable cost than usual, because the culinary students are practicing their art (under expert tutelage) Food style is modern version of classical French. It isn't far from the restaurant to visit Hyde Park, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home - or to enjoy the area surrounding the Hudson (there are other mansions in the genera area, as well as West Point).

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1  Thank TalkofTravel
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

The service was very friendly and fast !!! The room is minimalistic with amazing lamps ! The students tried to explain all dishes and recommend right on the money ! Also they were very cute !

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The CIA, including Bocuse, has a discounted three course meal from some time in January to sometime in March each year. Last night we had an absolutely fabulous meal at that discounted price. We started with a great amuse, mushroom soup with drops of truffle oil and a crab salad. I had the grilled octopus with several sauces and two tiny potatoes, one purple, the other yellow. This was followed by two amazing lamb chops with three delicious winter vegetables. My dessert was two chocolate confections with a sugar cube of Cointreau. We were served a final tasting of a variety of sweets. Just splendid, the whole meal; the other three agreed.

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Thank JMVNewYork
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