American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America

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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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BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We are big AB fans and have been here several times. We've had problems with inconsistency of both cooking and service before, but these problems were less severe this visit than earlier. The service was very capable and attentive. Cocktails, rolls and appetizers were very good, although the butter was hard. The fritters, in particular, were excellent--crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and not oily at all. The duck breast was also very well done. The only glaring exception was the smoked lamb with black hummus. The lamb was both oversmoked and overcooked to the point that it was almost flavorless, and the hummus was not successful--not much flavor and not appealing visually. Not good. Neither one of us are big dessert fans, but we did everything but lick the plates clean.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, my second visit. food delicious, service outstanding, an absolutely beautiful setting and atmosphere. If there is one place I would suggest to improve it would be the restroom. It can use an update. I would also recommend as a first time visitor to go in the late spring thru the fall.

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, the bread is especially amazing. Glad we planned on doing appetizers and desserts because the main course was very small.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience. Everything was perfect.

RI
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Did not keep my wife's food grain and gluten free as we said at both making reservations and before we ordered. Corn starch must have been used in her gravy causing stomach problems for the rest of her birthday. Last time they made gluten/ grain free rolls. This time I had to beg for bread which came 3/4 through the meal. My lamb was a burnt hockey puck. My wife's brisket was nice except the gravy. The service was poor and a large loud group sat behind us. We've had much better meals at the Reb Brick Inn but alass they closed down.

CP
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience! Our waiter Frank was very pleasant and friendly! The food was out of this world.. taste .. presentation ..portions.. overall exceptional! I wish all the students the best and hope their education carries them on a life long journey fulfilling their dreams !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

JC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We expected better service and better quality of food. Wait staff was ambitious but it was so obvious how new and inexperienced they were. There was such a flurry of activity from all the waitstaff following each other around.

The food was just OK, nothing extraordinary or worth the $115 bill for a lunch. The pork belly was stringy and chewy and 1/3 was fat. The duck was not very tender.
We do not mind spending money for a quality dining experience but this was not one of them.

We also went to the American Pie Cafe on Monday and were also unpleasantly surprised at the freneticism of the staff. The food was so-so overall. The bacon in the grilled cheese sandwich was tasteless but the soup was good.

Thank you. Joe Carey

OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I was very disappointed with our lunch. While the food was tasty, the service was poor. SLOW, SLOW, SLOW. The waitress didn’t get my order correct. Had a soup, but no meal. An apology was given, but that was it. Bread and Food took forever to come out. NOT IMPRESSED!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was Decent at best- definitely not worth the ride or the money

MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I loved the relaxed atmosphere. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We could not get enough of the charcuterie board and our main courses were plated beautifully. The side dish of roasted carrots were a favorite among all of us. Each dessert was simply amazing but I loved the banana split. There was a great twist on an old fashioned favorite. I cannot wait to go back and try some more dishes.

M
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole dining experience at American Bounty is absolutely fantastic. From the time one arrives at the entrance to the time one exists the restaurant everything flows like a smooth engine. They have amazing Parker house rolls, a wonderful selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks. Wish American Bounty was closer to NYC so I can go more often. Keep up the amazing job.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and family gathering. Superb food and service. A memorable day for all.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific lunch. The food was amazing - we really enjoyed the pork belly app and the duck main course. The service was attentive with more bread (delicious) being brought, water glasses kept filled and we'll paced delivery of food. Value for your money was excellent.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love going here for dinner. Always a great time

DM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We arrived a little early and were able to enjoy a cocktail at the bar. The bartender was superb! This was probably the highlight of the evening. We were seated exactly on time. Then after waiting almost 20 minutes one of our party had to seek out the server. This was a very poor beginning. Once our orders were placed, the service was very timely and professional but it appeared that our table fell through the cracks at the outset and the server seemed to be confused and inexperienced. The food was very good but not stellar. Overall we enjoyed our visit and look forward to going back again and trying the other CIA restaurants.

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of four had the perfect reunion experience at American Bounty. The atmosphere was serene and the service excellent. The foie gras was a perfect starter, light and airy, the country salad was exquisite and the roast duck cooked to perfection. We each ordered a different dish and rave reviews for all: Wild Salmon, New Jersey Corn Risotto and Roasted Chicken. Wonderful food, service and setting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish!

H
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been enjoying dining at the American Bounty for decades. This time we were introducing friends new to the area who can’t wait until we return.

WP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Excellent service & food. Atmosphere is wonderful.

CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went during restaurant week. We was very disappointed with the food. It was cold when it arrived and we had to send it back several times. When it came back, it was missing some of the sides. The head teacher tried to make things right, but it did not come back warm and they ran out of some of the items.

MP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience, as always. Exceptional food, service, and a treat to watch students prepare the food.

PK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

CIA’s American Bounty is a great value during Restaurant Week. Delicious and creative food, beautifully presented at a very reasonable price. We will definitely come again.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Main meals were disappointing.Appetizers and deserts great

f
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My appetizer was so small I could barely see it. It wasn’t that tasty My main dish was okay
Even during restaurant week, it was overpriced

AV
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Meal and service were excellent. The downside was we were seated at a table for two abutting a wall and service station was right behind us, not a great view. When asked if we could move to the empty table for two by the window we were told it was requested Ambience was spoiled.
Also we arrived ten minutes early and were told we could not be seated until 12:45 If tables are available patrons should be seated upon arrival

f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Our son graduated from the CIA and we had not been back to American Bounty since he was a student here. Glad to say that the quality of the food and service has held up splendidly over the years.

A
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great place. We love supporting the students and we were so pleased that they honoured veterans with special pricing on veteran's day. A must do...

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You are dining at an educational institution - interact with the staff as they prepare for graduation. It will enjance your dining experience there. Dinner at the American Bounty is typically very good, and was so again.

SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve dined at American Bounty a few times before, and have had great experiences. Although it was still good and the experience was enjoyable, we both felt that our meals were lacking in flavor. Too much salt, not enough other flavors. I would still recommend going, and we’ll return again at some point, but I hope next time will be even better.

J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Bridge group made its Fall holiday outing to American Bounty this week during Restaurant week. FABULOUS! We were a group of 5 foodies and we all thought everything was superb. The exact opposite of Bocuse which we do not plan on revisiting at all. We will all come back to American Bounty and pay full price in the future. The difference is perfect service, edible food and reasonable portions. You go to Bocuse and you leave hungry. The only problem we had was that one person's duck came rare when they ordered it medium well. It was taken care of immediately.

SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding lunch at the American Bounty! Food fantastic, serve wonderful! Highly recommend!

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good. The whole experience was unpleasant because of the temperature in the dining room. It was my mother's 75th birthday dinner and we ate wearing our winter coats. We complained and was told it's an ongoing issue. Really bad

NM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and delicious

MR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not suprising that a facility known for amazing food and some of the most prestigious chefs in the country.. was Amazing. Just as you would hope for, from start to finish. Food, servers, quality all A+. Would strongly reccomend visiting, especially during restaurant week where you can have a more affordable option.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable lunch!

p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and friendly service

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food as usual was excellent. Service which is usually excellent was mediocre but there were a few large parties there so understandable that service to smaller groups was compromised.

P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit of a wait but worth it. The service was just right and always available Server checked up on us just enough and at appropriate times. The food was excellent and as explained by our helpful waiter.

A
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and the students work so hard! My only feedback for them is to slow down! Three separate times food was brought to our table that was not meant for us. Additionally, they forgot silverware for dessert. I always recommend coming here!

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