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American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America
American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America

American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.americanbountyrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (845) 471-6608
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday
    Dinner: 6–8:30 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 9
  • Parking: No
A word from American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America
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 a truly 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "It's great to find a place to dine where attention is paid to every detail in the dining experience. Although students do all the work, one can see that great attention is paid by the teachers to see to it that their training is exacting and thorough in all phases. Happy to be there."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had hoped for perfection for this celebration and PERFECTION is what we got. The food was amazing and the waitstaff was outstanding. So glad we chose American Bounty to honor our friend's 75th birthday. She felt so very special!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We visited the CIA during a New England trip up from Houston. What a unique dining experience, from the fabulous view of the Hudson, the elegant CIA campus, the ambiance of the restaurant, and more. Fabulous service and equally terrific lunch, it made our already special occasion even more so (when the Vanderbilt Mansion tour is anticlimactic, wow!)."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Service: excelelnt, MacKenzie (?spelling) was notable. wild musroom soup heavenly. Corn chowder robust hearty and delicious. Bread excellent house salad OK, Grilled asparagus very good but the rhodekeo (spelling?) was too bittler, it drowned out the rest of the taste. Bass was "wonderfully tasty". Lamb was very tasty. One Desert needed to be shared, we were too full!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food, service, were not to be surpassed ! Creative drink specials at the bar ! All lent itself to a wonderful evening & a memory to last a lifetime ! Can't wait to return"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great food, beautiful presentation. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We drove our family of 6 approx. T90 minutes to try American Bounty at the CIA. From the moment we arrived, we were pampered to an incredible gourmet experience. The waiters were knowledgeable and attentive. The food was creatively prepared and scrumptious. We shared tastes from each plate for each course: appetizer, entrees, and Of note, the goat cheese tart and the sausage appetizers; the short ribs, chicken, and salmon entrees were deliciously prepared. The dessert menu was incredible, making it hard to choose. The peaches and cream was possibly the best of the 6 we tried. Overall, excellent food with excellent service at a very fair price."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "There were a few problems with my food, otherwise it was a fun experience. I carefully read my menu description and it made no mention of cilantro, a flavor that I hate. If I was ordering Southwestern or Mexican, I would have asked. The pieces of cake on my my dessert couldn't be cut with a fork, it was uneidible. I demonstrated this to my waiter and there was no apology."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Was able to sit at seat and watch food being prepared. FUN. Service was impeccable. Like having doggie bad held at the front desk."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service very attentive. The room is beautiful. We have recommended the restaurant to others."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food and service are outstanding and it is wonderful to dine in a restaurant that is associated with one of the finest culinary schools in the world! The student staff is well trained, friendly and extremely knowledgeable! It is a 5 star gem!!!!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "When we arrived they couldn't find our reservation then when they found it they said the computer said we were already seated. They had to find another table to seat us but did so it wasn't a problem. It was a nice experience except for the fire alarm at the end. We probably would have had an after dinner drink or more coffee but chose to leave not knowing how long we'd be delayed. I felt particularly bad for the people who had just received their dinner. I recall years ago they bread basket was very nice with a large variety and I asked for glueten free that took forever to come and was not very good. It was our 30th Anniversary celebration certainly will be memorable!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were impressed first by the ambiance and then the first rate service and food We have been to many fine restaurants but this is as good as any. The waiters were very knowledgeable and were able to answer every question.The food was served beautifully to all at the same time and the dishes removed only when everyone was finished. A first rate experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I have been looking forward for years to return to the CIA to experience the new restaurants. My dining experience was beyond my wildest imagination. The food was exceptional and each and every student exhibited a desire to do their jobs with perfection - and succeeded. The food presentation, flavorings and variety were all expertly executed. I can't wait to return to experience the other dining venues available to the public. Kudos to all of your students."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. The students serving us were very professional and eager to please."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Lemon tart was stellar, but, of 2 apps, a salad, and 2 entrees, only 1 app was notably good. Asked to describe the roast chicken with morel sauce and bread pudding, our (not brand new) awkward student waiter said "fresh, moist, and [main emphasis] the biggest portion of any of the entrees." The (dry, bitter, chalky) bread pudding turned out to contain more chicken liver than bread. The waiter earnestly congratulated me on being the first to correctly guess the contents (not a hint of irony). My wife suggested he tell the kitchen it might be a good idea to mention the liver as an ingredient on the menu. He runs off, then dutifully returns with: "Chef thought that if they mentioned it, people might not order the dish." Crunchy frog anyone?"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our meal was absolutely fabulous. They were kind enough to sit us by the kitchen so our niece, who was with us for a cooking class and to celebrate her 12th birthday, was able to watch what was going in the kitchen. She was delighted when greeted with a Happy Birthday and was so happy to see it written on her dessert plate. From beginning to end a perfect meal!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were not knowing what to expect at a school enviroment. The food was good except for my dessert which was just not what I had expected. the waitress seemed a little akward in her position but overall wasnt good. Little things like she didnt ask if we wanted coffee when she took the dessert order. then never came back to se if we wanted more coffee. overall it was an enjoyable evening and would go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Wonderful experience meeting the students and seeing them doing their best to please. Definitely going back..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was excellent, the ambience uplifting, but the food was a problem: The fish was over cooked, the lamb chops over salted and a bit less rare than expected, the rolls rich but perhaps also to salty, the deserts more artistically plated than palette pleasing. The CIA has done better in the past - and we expect will do better in the future. Still an adventure."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I set up dinner for me and two amigos as part of a visit to the area. Kaitlin, our server, was totally attentive without being intrusive. The food was amazing. A Wonderful experience for all involved."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My first CIA restaurant experience and I was not dissappointed! The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. The CIA should be very proud of their students who did an amazing job cooking and serving us foodies."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We came here for my wife's and my, joint Birthday. The food and service was what we expected for the CIA. The prices were a little lower then Manhatten pricing and the wine list had a good listing. We were a little disappointed with the deserts, but that wouldn't stop us from returning."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The main course and appetizers here are particularly delicious with a beautiful blend of farm fresh meat and produce in interesting and delicious combinations. The dessert, while it looked spectacular tasted horrible! My advice is to savor the wonderful mains and bread and skip the dessert or pickup an ice cream on the way home!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was mixed. Appetizers were relatively good, but overpriced for what they were. Main courses were better (short rib was very good). Dessert was disappointing. We tried ricotta cheesecake. I don't like things particularly sweet, but this was missing some sugar. Service was friendly, although waiter seemed nervous (he was not new)."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Two steps above other good restaurants, with some exceptions. The dandelions side was too tough to chew. Inedible. They should use ordinary vegetables that can be eaten. The peach desert was clever and creative, but contained almost no actual peach. It would have been better if they included some real fruit."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had gone with great expectations. We understood that the waiting staff was in the learn mode and that was ok with us. Unfortunately, the food was underwhelming. The lamb was very fatty, and the steaks(ribeye) were not cuttable with the knives provided. One individual indicated the steak was tough. We thought the appetizers and desserts were terrific but in the case of the appetizers, skimpy portions. Would not have been a concern had the entrees been better. In all, a pretty pricey evening for a dining experience that was only so so."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I was at the American bounty on Tuesday with my son. The soup and salad that my son and I ordered was excellent. What I was surprised at was the entrees. They were very high in taste, but very low in quantity. They looked much like a light appetizer. Very disappointed in this. If I did not have the soup, and my son the salad, we would have left feeing hungry. I ordered the scallops and my son the beef. Very skimpy portions. With the three scallops ( thought there would be at least four for the price) came a puree and maybe a one inch in size asparagus and maybe one small slice of a mushroom. The beef had bliss potatoes that you needed a magnifying glass to see. Again the food was good, the portions were not, especially for the price."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Being the Culinary Institute of America, I had high expectations for the quality and variety food that would be enjoyed. Unfortunately, we found the menu and the food to be fairly ordinary and no better than can be enjoyed at many restaurants in local communities. The staff were very knowledgable and friendly, but the food was disappointing, except for the crab salad with gazpacho, which was quite good!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Fun being able to watch the kitchen. Food was uniformly excellent. Roast chicken was perfectly cooked - done but still moist and juicy. Sides were interesting compliments - I ate all my vegetables first!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at the American Bounty Restaurant. There were 6 of us and we had heard wonderful things about the CIA but had never been there before. The Restaurant is beautifully appointed and the setting is gorgeous amidst the stunning campus of the CIA. The waiting area/bar is welcoming and cozy, the main restaurant is elegantly charming. The servers were pleasant and efficient. Our favorite wine was on the wine list and the food was outstanding. Most of us had different fish dishes. The salmon was superb, the appetizers and salads were delicious and dessert was yummy. I almost forgot to mention the hot rolls fresh from the oven. All in all it was a dining experience to remember. I can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The Lamb chops were excellent, red as they should be, and flavorful. The sword fish was even better. Our waitress was a 20 year old woman ( I didn't believe it when I asked) In my 67 years I have NEVER had a wait person of this fine quality. Extremely professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. Her partner, a 19 year old man as good as any waiter I have had. While I was lucky to have them, I am sure that this level of service is taught, and expected by the professors whose students work at THIS RESTAURANT."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was my first time at American Bounty, and I was definitely impressed. I usually dine at Bocuse, but decided to change it up and give American Bounty a try. First, my boyfriend was running late for our 8 PM reservation, so I called in ahead of time telling them that we might be 30 minutes late. No problem, they told me they can seat me at 8:30, but they were upfront telling me that because 8:30 is their last seating, I would not be able to be accomodated if I were any later than that. I definitely appreciate the no frills straight forward, but still cordial notice. As the dinner progressed, the service was even more welcoming, and the food delicious even for my picky standards. I will definitely be dining here again!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Had a great time with a four course meal. The food was great delicious and prepared with care and great balance of flavors. The servers were informed and cordial. Was not pressured to finish so they could flip the table."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We just had another lovely meal at the CIA. The restaurant never disappoints and just walking the beautiful grounds is worth the ride."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Starving when arrived for 8:15 reservation (all that was available) and disappointed to be told our table was not ready. Manager however interceded and showed hostess how to move around tables so we and other arriving diners could be seated. Goat cheese appetizer was ok, not much cheese but very flaky tart. Shrimp appetizer was tasty. Husbands sea bass entree was cooked well, however I wasn't asked how I liked the wild salmon prepared. It was underdone for my taste but I chose not to send it back; the corn pesto sauce accompanying it was delicious. We were able to see the pastry chefs from our vantage point which was fun. Students very accommodating. Menu could have highlighted the local farm sources for theme."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit to CIA Hyde Park - we had dined at CIA St. Helena a couple of years ago and liked it. This campus was so impressive and American Bounty was lovely. Our server struggled and there was some language barrier - she had to be very new - they did not ask for feedback or suggestions so I will leave it at that. The food was good - probably just OK for the price. Very fresh greens in the salads. Our bread was dry and so was the replacement. The chicken with morel mushrooms was the tastiest dish of our group - brined and a great sauce. The lamb chops were well prepared also. The temperatures, presentations, timing were the details that kept things a notch from the top. As students, I am sure the experience varies"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was attentive."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I'm hoping that if I get into heaven, that the food will be as good there, as it was at the CIA. I intended to spoil my wife with this meal, and I did."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Menu contained some different dishes. All were excellent! Leisurely paced dinner. Waiter was very attentive. Looking forward to returning."
    Dined on 7/11/2014