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.
Pre-Theater Dinner Reservations
The Culinary Institute of America and Half Moon Theatre have partnered to bring New York-style theatrical performances to the CIA’s Hyde Park campus. The Bocuse Restaurant, American Bounty, and Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici will offer a special pre-show, three-course, prix fixe menu prior to each performance, for $39 per person. More performances will be added, please check back at a later date. 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.
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.Visit the American Bounty Restaurant
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.
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.
Expect the unexpected when you enter the new, pop-up restaurant Pangea. As the world’s population explodes and earth’s resources labor to keep up with demand, the need for conscious dining has become a culinary imperative. We must engage in intense conversations about how we produce and harvest the food we eat, and the effect that has on the health of our planet and ourselves.
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.
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.