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The Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
+1 845-452-9600
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The service is the only thing good about this place. The food is over salted. The chicken wings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ra h
via mobile
The CIA - so magical and unique that we went back the next day!

My daughter and I took a 4 day trip to the Hudson Valley and the CIA was high on our list of things... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy M
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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
+1 845-452-9600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is the only thing good about this place. The food is over salted. The chicken wings appeared undercooked. The Culinary Institute itself is beautiful. Skip the Tavern. Make reservations for one of the other restaurants

Thank ra h
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I took a 4 day trip to the Hudson Valley and the CIA was high on our list of things to do. While I was not able to get reservations to dine at the prized Bocuse or Medici restaurants, we did get...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We selected the American Bounty. Our student wait staff was slow and mix ups on our order requests were laughable at times. The entrees were a little overdone after waiting for us to complete our appetizers. And, theFrench press coffee was delivered by regular carafe....More

Thank RC N
Reviewed 1 week ago

The CIA is a perfect stop for Hudson Valley visitors. Whether you are just strolling around campus or eat at one of the dining areas you will have a great time. The Egg is definitely more reasonable of eating areas and doesn't require reservations. The...More

Thank NewYorkBeachmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great! The service was excellent! So you aren't surprise the tip Is added to the bill and extra for the students.

Thank Eugenia Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the American Bounty Tavern restaurant last week. We were seated just as they were opening up so we had our choice of tables. The service was great and very attentive. I ordered the grilled fish tacos. What a disappointment. It was greasy...More

1  Thank engelsan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing the many changes that have come to Hyde Park and the Institute over the years since I graduated. On this visit we had lunch in the Caterina de' Medici restaurant. The menu selection was somewhat limited, but varied. The pasta sampler was...More

Thank 80travelbug124
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, picked the more traditional post road brew house. Clean but very noisy! Had the onion soup it was good. Portion size is big too big on the special burger, it came with fries disappointingly way too salty - did not finish. Had...More

Thank Safetyguy_328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried lunch and dinner in the student cafeteria, the Egg. Really enjoyed the well-prepared food- tried tuna, salmon, tofu sandwiches.Especially enjoyed the desserts- especially the chocolate brownies and opera cake. This is a very informal cafeteria where the students eat offering great views of the...More

Thank Dagmara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed with our visit for lunch. I recognize that the waiters are students, but that said, they should be trained properly. We ordered champagne and the waitress left, came back and said we don't have champagne ( shouldn't she know that?). We ordered...More

Thank Retiredtraveler56
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Gary K | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve reservations either online or via telephone, which ever is easiest for you.
20 December 2016|
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Response from Lee L | Reviewed this property |
There is Anton Plaza and overflow parking available. There will be people available to assist with any questions or concerns. They have graduation basically every three weeks so it is very organized. Enjoy!
Donald P
1 November 2016|
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Response from duck8to | Reviewed this property |
Tours are conducted Mon-Fri when classes are in session. The cost is $6 per person. Reservations are required so call the CIA. Check out my review for more information.