New York Restaurants & Bakery Café

Dining at the CIA

All the award-winning restaurants at the CIA in Hyde Park are part of our students’ educational experience. Each student spends time in both the front and back of the house to learn and master the full scope of restaurant operations. Under the guidance of our expert chef-instructors and maîtres d’hôtel, students execute the meal and service to the exacting standards set by the CIA.

Half Moon Theatre

Pre-Theater Dinner Reservations

The Culinary Institute of America and Half Moon Theatre are excited to announce a partnership that will bring New York-style theatrical performances to the Marriott Pavilion on the CIA’s Hyde Park campus. Enjoy a meal in either the The Bocuse Restaurant, American Bounty, or Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici prior to the show.

The CIA will offer a special pre-show, three-course, prix fixe menu prior to each performance, for $39 per person. Please make your dinner reservation for one of the following times in order to take advantage of this special offer:  5:30, 5:45, 6, or 6:15 p.m.  As many of the productions will feature food themes, the CIA’s chefs will create unique menus for specific performances, giving diners an enhanced overall experience.

Make a reservation at the American Bounty Restaurant
Make a reservation at The Bocuse Restaurant
Make a reservation at the Ristorante Caterina de' Medici
American Bounty Restaurant

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.

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Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici

Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici & Al Forno Trattoria

Truly authentic regional Italian cuisine takes center stage at Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, a sophisticated dining room overlooking a stunning herb and rose garden, and the Hudson River. Or 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.

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The Bocuse Restaurant

The Bocuse Restaurant

Sleek and strikingly contemporary, this French restaurant is named for the most famous chef in France, Paul Bocuse. 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 a great French wine list and innovative cocktail program, The Bocuse Restaurant is a unique and exciting, world class dining experience.

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Apple Pie Bakery Café

The Apple Pie Bakery Café

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 our relaxed, reservation-free dining area. The Apple Pie Bakery Café received awards for “Best Desserts” and “Best Lunch Spot” in Hudson Valley Magazine’s annual “Best Of The Hudson Valley” awards.

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Student Charity Dining Events

Student Charity Dining Events

Presented by CIA bachelor’s degree students, these events help raise money for local charities. These future stars in the hospitality industry are responsible for all of the planning and execution, from menu development to the overall ambiance and design of the events.

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