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American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America

4.7
4.7
2963 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
With a focus on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley, contemporary and traditional regional dishes are brought to life in an honest and flavorful way by CIA students under the instruction of world-class faculty at the American Bounty Restaurant. Rounded out with a top-tier 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.

All guests are required to wear a mask while indoors—regardless of their vaccination status—except when seated in a dining environment. Thank you for helping to keep our CIA campus community safe!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (845) 471-6608

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, the American Bounty Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Judy Hannon: (845) 451-1544

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Cross street

    Route 9

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • American Bounty's 40th Anniversary Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 3, 2022 only
    On August 3, American Bounty turns 40! You’re invited to celebrate with a special dinner. In 1982, the opening team, headed by now-President Tim Ryan ’77, believed that American food could be as fresh, inventive, and regionally based as its much-touted French counterpart. Join us as we revisit the incredible dishes and chefs that have shaped American Bounty over the past 40 years. More information and menu coming soon.
  • "My America" Dinner with Chef Kwame Onwuachi

    $150.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 22, 2022 only
    My America Book Talk and Dinner with Chef Kwame Onwuachi We welcome Chef Kwame Onwuachi—CIA grad, James Beard Award winner, acclaimed author, Food & Wine executive producer, and Top Chef all-star—to the CIA for our next special dining event! The evening begins with a wine reception in the Danny Kaye Theater where Chef Onwuachi will give a book talk about his latest best-selling cookbook, "My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef." Then, you’re invited to join us for an exclusive dinner in American Bounty featuring his favorite dishes from the cookbook. Each ticket includes an autographed copy of the cookbook. Please note that you’ll likely share your experience at a table with other guests.

What 2,963 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    American

  • Westchester / Hudson Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. SB

    SusanB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  2. K

    Kfam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience at a teaching kitchen and restaurant. Attentive service and exceptional food.
  3. AA

    AmyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and extremely well managed. The Waitstaff is exceptional. The menu was fresh and seasonal.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the presentation was even better.
  5. T

    Theresa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    American Bounty offered seafood, meat and vegetarian selections. The rich flavors of the food made it very satisfying.
  6. g

    greenthumb

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole institute if beautiful, great place to spend a day. Ate lunch in the American Bounty, it's very lovely, beautiful set tables. The food was superb - presentation of plates very well done. The service was also excellent.
  7. SI

    SueI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meal. Great service! Can’t wait to return. Everyone on point from the moment you enter the restaurant! Loved it!
  8. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were able to make a reservation only a single day in advance. (For a weeknight, slightly off-peak timing.) The service was very good. We received a high level of attention, and servers were polite and professional. The ambiance is very nice, but the collective volume of patron conversation made it hard to hear at times. The quality of the food was excellent. The total bill was slightly higher than expected, but it included a 20% service charge (in leu of a tip, which students can't accept) so the cost was roughly $80 per person. We definitely recommend this experience, but be prepared for the bill.
  9. f

    friednak

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    One must have proper expectations. This is a teaching restaurant. The food was competent but not adventurous or creative. The service was choppy and languid ... my suspicion is most of the culinary students are not interested in the front of the house aspects of a restaurant. The setting is lovely ... inside and outside. Go with measured expectations ... this is not a Michelin star experience by any stretch of the imagination.
  10. SG

    SteveG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mel our server, was amazing and took care of all of our needs without having to ask. She followed up on everything We ordered many of the starters and shared, each one made all of us take a breath of delight. The entrees were served at the perfect temperature and were plated beautifully. Truly an experience for the eyes before our mouth had the pleasure. One of the best dinners I have had the pleasure of enjoying at the CIA. Bravo!
  11. ES

    ElizabethS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We were a party of 4, 2 had filet mignon 1 had the salmon, 1 the lobster pot pie. The taste of the food was very good.
  12. LW

    LawrenceW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. Service not so good. Had to wait a very long time for our drink order to be delivered and a bottle of wine we asked to have at dinner did not arrive until we had almost finished our dinner.
  13. l

    love2dineout

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    70th Birthday
  14. L

    Luck

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The beef loin in sweet potato purée and black garlic sauce was perfectly prepared and outstanding
  15. JR

    JimR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    No need to dress, because no one does. Duck was over cooked and a bit dry. My wife’s salmon was better. Our corn chowder was the best part. People beside us sent their meals back. Over cooked. Knowing that everyone is in training I left a much higher review than I would have.
  16. CP

    CherylP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It's students doing the cooking and serving so they're learning. I wish they had cards on each table for guests to feel like they were participating in the learning experience. I also think it would have been a great opportunity for the restaurant to educate the guest on food and service as well. So I think there's an opportunity to improve the experience. The food was great but it's by no means at a discount. It's what I would expect to pay in a nice restaurant. Appetizers range from $14-19, entres are $25-$40, dessert is around $12, and drinks are around $12. We arrived early and didn't have any issue with seating. Parking is free and there's a garage. If you get there early, it's a nice area to just walk around.
  17. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    My expectations were higher for the meal. I had the market fish for the day. It was small and dry. The sides were almost flavorless. The watermelon appetizer was extremely good as well as dessert. The server was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu.
  18. H

    Hitking

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food a bit warm in room good service could have had more gluten free options
  19. V

    Vickie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was delicious. The S’mores Chocolate Tart, in particular, was outstanding.
  20. SV

    SusanV

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my husband there for his birthday. The next morning he took a class at the CIA.
  21. ZA

    ZacharyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Overall, we had a wonderful time and found the food to be delicious. However, there were a few issues that detracted from our dining experience. First, there were very limited vegetarian offerings and our server was not able to tell us which ones could be made vegetarian. He did check in the kitchen. It seems that an indication on the menu would be helpful as well as a briefing for the wait staff. Then because we were not able to quickly order we were told to hurry along as the kitchen wanted to close (we were there at 1:00 and were told to hurry at 1:15). Though following that request we were able to dine leisurely. We will definitely be back.
  22. y

    yumzy

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely worth the trip! Excellent food and service. The grounds are beautiful and everyone was so friendly. Great food choices and the cocktails were outstanding!
  23. JP

    JayP

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Have eaten at the Culinary institute many times in the past. This time was a little below par. Drinks were below standard. One returned and 2 accepted with reservations. One appetizer returned. Sauce for appetizer forgotten. Soup served without soup spoon. Pork belly not crispy and was dry. Lamb chops excellent, Filet mignon excellent. Overall possibly a little more critical than normal since i travel 2 hours to get here and 2 hours return. Will return. They are in training but may need more supervision to make sure they are up to par. Pricing is good, excellent value.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service and ambiance was really good. But main course my husband’s pork dish was cold I’m guessing bc my pot pie dish took longer to make bc that dish was steaming hot. Also the check took a long time to get to the table.
  25. A

    Amanda

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Thé food and presentation were great. The service was earnest but confused. The coffee went to the wrong table. We wanted to share an appetizer, but only got one plate. A server came running out and asked if a credit card was ours. It wasn’t. We were charged for bread which we never got. Nonetheless, all he students were cheerful and pleasant and we had a good time and hope to come again.
  27. DD

    DinnerDiva

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a spectacular experience on every level! The food, ambiance and attention to detail were off the charts! This is a great value as well! We shall return!
  28. PS

    ProfesoraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this first visit to CIA. Our server was delightful and went out of her way to meet our needs (unfortunately, I did not catch her name!). When we remarked that the rolls were delicious, she gave us extra rolls to take home. The rock shrimp appetizer was "to die for" - I wanted to drink the spicy mayo. The scallops and pork belly entrée was perfectly cooked and melted in my mouth. My friend's filet mignon looked wonderful - she gave me the creamed spinach which was super - very fresh tasting and not heavy. I will ABSOLUTELY return with my husband. I forgot to mention the crème brulee!! Superb!
  29. j

    jodya

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything we had was delicious. The service was great and we were able to hold conversation during our meal. We would definitely return.
  30. MZ

    MargieZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been to CIA in awhile. Happy to report it is as good as ever! Food, service, atmosphere top rate! American Bounty's food was outstanding. Worth every penny!
  31. F

    Flee

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our dinner was appetizing and we'll presented. Two of my dinner companions were 6'5" men. The portions of their entrees (filet mignon and duck) were quite small. Disappointing. Difficult to recommend to people with ample appetites. Service was friendly and attentive.
  32. JG

    JerseyGirl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The American Bounty is a real treat!! The food was simply delicious and the servers were all pleasant and helpful with questions that we asked. There was only a little confusion with the coffee/tea and dessert but all was taken care of. Can't wait to go again!
  33. LD

    LeinDad

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top tier dining experience for a very reasonable price
  34. M

    Mom2two

    Oklahoma City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Are lunch with my daughter- who attends CIA. Delicious food - although my lamb chops were pretty undercooked initially. The sum rude to staff were great and they work very hard. Highly recommend! Hope to return again!
  35. SW

    SamuelW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definite treat! Great food and service! Everyone was very friendly and accommodating!
  36. V

    Vicky

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    great food! The service needed practice, and the noise level was high.
  37. p

    paco

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, among the best meals I have ever eaten.
  38. LJ

    LaurenJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is exceptional each time we come here. Never disappointed
  39. GB

    GraceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was amazing. We were 4 and we each selected a different item on the menu and when the food came out we all wanted to try the different meals. We were so impressed. Only wish they took more reservations so we could go more often on short notice.
  40. MS

    MichaelS

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and great service n a beautiful setting. A wonderful experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America is rated 4.7 stars by 2963 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America

1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park, NY 12538

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Route 9

  • Neighborhood

    Hyde Park

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–1:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (845) 471-6608

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, the American Bounty Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Judy Hannon: (845) 451-1544

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