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The Culinary Institute of America

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Address: 1946 Campus Dr, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
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Come and enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafes, retail stores, and...

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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The 4 pm public tour gives an orientation to the institute with insight to the baking and pastry program as you walk by windows into a number of classrooms. Combine it with an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The 4 pm public tour gives an orientation to the institute with insight to the baking and pastry program as you walk by windows into a number of classrooms. Combine it with an after tour drink/cocktail then an early dinner in one of the restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The provides top notch cuisine at all its restaurants. We have tried all the restaurants many times and always enjoyed culinary experience.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not often that I am surprised with outcomes. I visited CIA with my wife and another couple expecting a pedestrian tour and a solid, but otherwise unremarkable dining experience. nothing coulee be further off-mark. First the tour -- it was a fascinating slice of life at a culinary school led by a senior student with clear passion in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to The Bocuse, the French restaurant. We got seated in front of the kitchen, which was amazing. We got to see first hand the cooking done at each station. The service and meal was excellent. I am an alumni of Marist college, which is down the road from CIA. I've always had great food experiences at CIA. We... More 

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Schroon Lake, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food was sensational! the service was excellent! how they presented each course was amazing! went to the american bounty restaurant. would like to try the other restaurants in the future, but reservations have to be made so far in advance.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a senior trip to the CIA.We had a tour of the kitchen and other place the student study and learn.We ate a Caterina de' Medici the food and service was excellent.In the summertime you can have a walk outside. We really enjoyed our trip.This was my 3.visit and I have eaten in all there restaurants.I will come back... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our three course lunch was very nice. The ice cream for desert was exceptional in taste and presentation. However one person in our party must be glutton free and they weren't many choices for her. The service was very polite but spotty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We went to the Caterina de' Medici restaurant and it was delightful! It was a fluke to be able to get a reservation on such short notice but it was snowing a bit so maybe that was it. I highly recommend that anyone who delights in delicious food in a comfortable setting try any restaurant at the Culinary Institute of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely teaching institution where students learn hands on with visitors like us as a test. We were asked to rate service and every element of our dinner. The students are eager to please and the service is perfect. Food choices are sufficient and all are prepared to perfection. We were a group of 8 friends and they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner on my 20th anniversary and ate at the French restaurant. An 8:15 pm seating, I believe the last seating is 8:30 pm. Strongly advise advance reservations. We made ours a month in advance. French restaurant was modern chic and we had very attentive service from a variety of the student/servers. We did the price fixed... More 

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