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

American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.americanbountyrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 845-471-6608x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday
    Dinner: 6–8:30 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday
  • Payment Options:
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America reviews from OpenTable diners
333 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (224)fit for foodies (203)romantic (112)great for lunch (109)scenic view (102)notable wine list (74)good for groups (72)neighborhood gem (33)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (12)hot spot (8)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A wonderful dining experience; the students have a passion for food preparation and service that is admirable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Exceptional
    MassDiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The students and staff always do an exceptional job. The menu changes with new surprises on every visit. We go there 2 or 3 times a year and it's always a treat. Two of us had steak, one had the chicken and one had duck. Each meal was perfect and the miniature breads are my favorite. I always find a new wine to try out as they have several available by the glass. It's also nice to see that they feature wines from the New York region. You will not be disappointed. Dinner will take a while, so don't be rushed; just sit back and enjoy the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed First Timer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We've been planning to dine any of the CIA restaurants. One perfect weekend, we were able to have a reservation at the American Bounty Restaurant. The campus has an impressive setting! We arrived on time and we're given the best table with the view of the future chefs all busy in the kitchen. The service was great and fast pace. The local cheese board was indeed appetizing and flavorful also the Mac and cheese. The mussels with house made chorizo was delectable as well as the pan-seared bass and rib-eye steak both perfectly cooked. The blueberries and chocolate was so delightful. Indeed, as a first timer, we had a wonderful experience. We'll definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had an amazing experience and made a wonderful date night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must Visit
    joeandjoe
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you are into cooking this is a must see. The campus is beautifully landscaped withi great views of the river. All students and faculity have such a pleasant attitude, they stop to talk about what they are doing, very will to answer questions. This was a wonderful suprise, sorry it took so long to get there, will definitely be going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    JE12hp
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Having been a relatively frequent customer of the restaurants at the Culinary Institute for both wine dinners and special student events we've had both good and not so good experiences. When we've dined at the three restaurants on other times we've usually had nice experiences but I have to say that this dining experience was the best we've had to date. We noticed that the portions seemed a bit larger than in the past and each course was both satisfying visually and pleasing to the palate. The service was excellent and the students we encountered were pleasant, friendly and professional. We intend to visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ozzieout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was outstanding, service was impeccable, just a terrific experience being served by the students. We even got a kitchen tour by the maître d after dinner. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone who loves fine food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    foodspecialoccasion
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We really enjoyed the table where we were seated and the attention lavished on us. My husband liked the wine suggested with him meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • american bounty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant because of the overall experience. It is fun to see and talk to the students who are always very pleasant. At our table 2 people had duck which they said was just ok. they both said it was tough. We ordered the side of mac & cheese and for $6.00 it should have been better. The swordfish dish was very good. The fois gras was so small one could hardly taste it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was creative, well-prepared and beautifully presented and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Unfortunately the service was completely sub-par for a culinary institute that prides itself on correctness. Servers were 12 days from graduation, yet we encountered numerous service infractions -- a 20-minute initial wait for our wait person, food served with specific dietary constrains ignored, and several courses served to the wrong diner. Overall a disappointing experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum while learning
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great food, service and learning experience for both the patron and the CIA students. Questions were answered, detail to food and comfort etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful decor
    2foodlovers
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant. The food was good + to be served by the students was a real treat. The American Bounty was a great way to celebrate a special occasion. We especially loved the corn soup + the salad appetizers. The salmon was wonderful. The only down side was the reduction sauce on the short ribs was a little too strong + the chickpeas were a bit hard. It was still an edible dish . The dessert did not disappoint at all. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rigl36
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Wonderful dinner - creative menu and beautiful ambiance. Timing of courses a little off- but that is what leanring is all about. All in all, a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great pre-birthday celebration!
    Beaconfoodie42
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was delicious and staff accommodating when they found out I was gluten free. I enjoyed the local cheeses and the sea bass was done perfectly. I experienced fava puree for the first time hesitantly and thought I would hate it but loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • American Bounty Experience
    DinnerBelle
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have been to the American Bounty many times and absolutely enjoyed my dinning experience. This last time was not as pleasant. We were seated next to a table of some very boisterous people. My appetizer was delicious. I anticipated my main course because I have ordered the same thing in the past. The beer braised short ribs had great seasoning but was a slab of grizzle and fat. It was a very poor cut of meat that should never have been served to anyone. I was very disappointed. The staff were apologetic and gave me something else. I will still return to the American Bounty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Heaven on the Hudson!
    LaxMom
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Amazing food! The signature drink was fantastic! Staff is professional & attentive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal as always
    Chach
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Never disappointed in American Bounty. Students do a great job in every aspect. Congratulations to CIA for setting and maintaining the highest standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating
    KRDARS
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Outstanding service, food and ambiance. However we would have liked a window seat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back to School
    JohnL
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always a good meal at American Bounty. Would love to go to classes there. If you love food, you'll love the Culinary.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left a impression:)
    dinner42
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Dinner was AWESOME and service was very nice. Ordered two after dinner coffees and both were HORRIBLE! took one sip and left them on the table and server never asked why? That was a little strange, but dinner was great. When we go back would no order special coffees again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very accommodating of dietary requests. Excellent food well-presented. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • celebratory lunch
    happy3some
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were so impressed with the grounds at CIA that we were in high spirits for our meal. Students were professional and friendly, as were the supervisors. Food was nicely presented (including birthday wishes on 2 of the desserts). Favorites: macaroni & cheese appetizer, scallops, chocolate medley. Will gladly return to try the French & Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at the CIA American Bounty
    EatToLiveLiveToEat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The staff was very attentive and helpful with describing the menu choices and wines. The ambiance was elegant yet fit for the common man. The menu choices were excellent with something for every pallet. We started with the Mussels with House-Made Chorizo and the Local Cheese Board with House-Made Charcuterie. Both excellent appetizers. I had the Berkshire pork chop with chorizo and my wife, the Pan-Seared Sea Scallops. Each entree was done to perfection. We finished with the best dessert that I have had in many years: the Peaches & Cream. The prices were very reasonable for the excellent quality of the meals. Strongly recommend the American Bounty for your dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mandatory 17% Gratuity
    asdfas
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was great, only spoiled by the end when they present you with the bill. Included with the bill is an explanation why 17% has been added to the total, emphasizing student support as the primary reason. Normally, I would never leave only 17% at a restaurant like this, and it would seem a more valuable experience for student wait staff to understand why patrons leave varying tip amounts. The policy and the explanation are completely puzzling and disappointing.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • snowbird
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had an outstanding meal . Food,service,ambiance & presentation made for a wonderful eating experience.We ate at the American Bounty & enjoyed it so much we returned the following day & had lunch at the Apple Pie Bakery & Cafe, another CIA restaurant. If your in the Hyde Park, NY area don't miss this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pleasant
    camy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    food was uneven - some dishes were very bland. Lamb, pork chop, scallops were very good. A cocktail with ginger as a component was almost undrinkable. Roasted chicken is better at my house. Mussels were great - desserts were pretty good. Port wine ice cream and figs were almost tasteless. But thte overall experience was very pleasant - setting was good and wait staff was very attentive
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Will be visiting again and again
    SwissFoodie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed a memorable evening at the American Bounty. The entrees were 'American classics' in perfection. Both the rib eye steak and the short ribs were perfectly prepared. The sides were absolutely nice too. The desserts were very creative, with a contemporary twist.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out2dine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Everything was wonderful from outrageous mac and cheese, the different entries, dessert and the mind blowing coffee drink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the trip from NYC.
    happyeaters
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Service, decor and food presentation made this an enjoyable trip and the food is extremely tasty and wonderfully prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb dining
    sogood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was the second CIA NY restaurant we tried and it did not disappoint! Outstanding food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday, August 23rd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great time this past Saturday at the American Bounty. We all felt that the food was excellent and that we were served well and treated well by the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dinner with Friends
    SouthernBelle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Three friends from England/Canada and I enjoyed dinner on Saturday night at the American Bounty. In previous visits to AB I felt this experience was not quite as good. The service was a bit spotty in that one waiter was inattentive while another was nicely attentive. The food was good but not spectacular. The wine (Pinot Grigio) was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Clarkcat
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to the CIA Amercan Bounty many times and after raving about it to my friend, we decided to make an event of it and go. Mind you we live 3.5 hours away. After making reservations months in advance, we are almost forgotten in the bar( drinks never came until we were already seated). We were placed in the area that is the main entrance to the kitchen, when other tables were open- we did request different seating. Service was very slow, clumsy, non overly friendly. Surprised to see they did away with cheese course option Food was ok, not great. side dish was overlooked. Ok I realize these are students, albeit, not first years. I expected better, as I have experienced it there previously. Not sure I would return. Sad to say
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-So
    Chris
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I already knew that the cooks and servers are students so I didn't fully expect the food and service to be perfect, but they were close to unacceptable levels from our experiences. They even missed a dish and brought it later. Servers had no idea of who ordered what but only knew how to fill water glasses very well. Some dishes were overcooked and cold. The rolls and coffee were very good though, but this is not a cafe/bakery.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CTYankees
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch and talking with the wait staff about their studies and future careers. The waiters (who we know are aspiring chefs) are a little too awkwardly attentive but as parents of kids the same age we understand. ....It added a personal touch to the wonderful experience....Thanks...My wife said it was the best scallops she has ever had....I thoroughly enjoyed the duck which I have never had before..
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have always enjoyed going to the CIA and this experience was no different. The students (my waitress was going to graduate in just three weeks) are so pleasant to talk to and eager to please. This time though, the appetizers were better than the entrées Short ribs were fatty and the rib eye was thin). The menu changes, but we enjoyed for appetizers the goat cheese tart and shrimp and scallops over polenta. The mussels were so-so. The service was first class though, and we wish the students well.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING!
    kiwi411
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The scenery was breathtaking with views of the mountains and water. The host, maitre d' and wait staff were all wonderful - they were very personable and made us feel valued as customers. The wine list was great and the food was just incredible (hard to believe students prepared it). We started with the most delicious, freshly baked rolls (still warm from the oven). My 1st course was the radiccio salad topped with a lightly fried boiled egg & crouton - delicious! I had the scallops for entree and it was just perfect. Afterward we strolled through the courtyard and took pictures of the sites and bought a keepsake at the gift shop. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who is looking for a 5-Star experience at a very reasonable cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience!
    hvdiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went with friends to enjoy good food in a relaxing setting. The menu selections were excellent and it took us awhile to make our selections. For starters we had the crab salad, wild mushroom and mussels. All were good equality. We had also the sea scallops, bass and lamb. All were very tasty and cooked to perfection. Now the desserts were out of this world. We shared several. My favorite was the lemon tart with pickled black berries. The staff was attentive to our needs and very friendly. I would recommend eating here for a special treat with good friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent
    cng1998
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was a fine dinning experience like I had never had. The students were very knowledgable and friendly. I wish them the best of luck! Hats off to the bartender as well. He made great martinis.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!!!
    Digl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is our second time at American Bounty at the CIA and we are just as pleased with this dining experience as we were the first time. The food is absolutely delicious, not to mention a work of art. The service staff was very attentive and the ambiance, classy without being stuffy. We highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate