Dining at The Culinary Institute of America is a culinary adventure like no other. The stunning campus, high above the Hudson River, provides the perfect backdrop for a unique dining experience. At the world’s premier culinary college offering associate and bachelor’s degree programs in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts and culinary science, CIA students cap their education with real-world experience in the college’s five, award-winning restaurants. Under the guidance of expert chef-instructors, students provide delicious food prepared to the highest standards. It’s an experience not to be missed! While reservations are usually in demand, there is almost always room for more. To ensure your place at the table, make reservations by calling 845-451-6608, (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or make reservations online.
The CIA Restaurants
The Bocuse Restaurant—
Sleek and strikingly contemporary, The Bocuse Restaurant re-imagines the execution of classic French cuisine through the lens of ultra-modern cooking techniques, brings a new style of casual yet sophisticated service, and offers a breathtaking architectural interior design. With an exceptional French wine list and innovative cocktail program, The Bocuse Restaurant is a unique and exciting world-class dining experience.
American Bounty Restaurant—
With a focus on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley, contemporary and traditional regional dishes are brought to life at the American Bounty Restaurant in an honest and flavorful way. Rounded out with a first-class American wine list and comfortable warm service, this casually elegant restaurant sets the stage for an unparalleled dining experience in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici—Authentic Italian
Truly authentic regional Italian cuisine takes center stage at Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, a sophisticated dining room overlooking a stunning herb and rose garden. Enjoy wood oven pizza and other simple rustic dishes in the more casual Al Forno Trattoria. Dining at this grand Tuscan-style villa is a culinary escape to another world without ever having to leave the beautiful Hudson Valley.
Apple Pie Bakery Café—Sweet and Savory Café Cuisine
The Apple Pie Bakery Café showcases the talents of the CIA’s baking and pastry arts students and faculty, and features sumptuous baked goods and café cuisine. The full menu is available for takeout or to enjoy in the relaxed, reservation-free dining area. The Café was voted “Best Desserts” and “Best Lunch Spot” in Hudson Valley magazine’s annual “Best of the Hudson Valley” awards. You’ll find the café on the first floor of Roth Hall.
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CIA Gift Cards
At the top of every food lover’s wish list is a CIA Gift Card!, It’s the perfect way for your favorite foodie to experience the CIA and bring the world of food to life. You choose the amount you wish to give, from $20–$3,000. They choose how to use it. And, they never expire!
Fuel Your Passion for Food at the CIA
If you have a passion for food and a craving to learn, the CIA is the place for you. We offer a full array of resources for the food enthusiast including, cooking classes, cookbooks and DVDs, and culinary essentials for your home. Want to be kept in the loop about all things culinary? Sign up for our newsletters and find out why there is always something cooking at the CIA.
Learn What Goes On Inside the CIA
The CIA offer public tours given by current CIA students on Monday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and Tuesday–Friday at 4 p.m., when classes are in session. Tours cost $6 per person. Reservations are strongly suggested. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 845-451-1588 (Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.). Group tours (groups more than 20) for restaurant guests may be schedule by calling 845-451-1544.