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.