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About 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.

1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday
Dinner: 6–8:30 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday

Cross Street:
Route 9

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(845) 471-6608

Website:
http://www.americanbountyrestaurant.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room

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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 an honest and flavorful way.

American Bounty at The Culinary Institute of America Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.4

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4.5

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (49)
Fit for Foodies (48)
Worth the Drive (47)
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Creative Cuisine (43)
Local Ingredients (40)
Good for a Date (39)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Great for Lunch (30)
Romantic (23)
Seasonal (23)
Notable Wine List (21)
Scenic View (20)
Authentic (20)
Business Meals (18)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Fun (16)
Casual (15)
Healthy (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great Beer (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Organic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

It was excellent in every way!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Our dining experience was terrific. The wait staff was attentive, pacing of our meal was perfect. The food was delicious with complex tastes and scents; stand outs include the lamb with juniper sauce and the pear and parsnip soup. A treat to have many vegetarian options on the dinner menu. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice. Like it very much

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

First visit to American Bounty Tavern. Enjoyed a weekday lunch with my husband. Varied menu selections offered many choices with fish, meats and chicken represented. The fixed price option was very reasonable. The dinner rolls were light and delicious. Soup of the day was light but a tad too salty. Beet salad was filled with wonderful, balanced flavors. Ordered medium rare lamb chops which were served rare. Did not mention to the staff but, in retrospect, I should have. Chocolate tart was beautifully presented and a wonderful ending to the meal. Wait staff was very professional and solicitous. Will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service. Admirable effort on dishes in a nice setting. A little salty, a little overcooked, however.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The service was excellent and an effort was made to create interesting takes on menu choices however the flavors and textures did not quite get the job done. Presentation was amazing but some flavors were not well matched and some textures were over or under prepared so the feel just wasn't quite right. It was worth the adventure and my wife and I would do it again but it would be difficult to recommend to others.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The pasta in the ravioli appetizer was very thick and toothsome but the octopus appetizer was delicious. The main courses, we had the lamb and the duck, were cooked perfectly and the portions were nice, fantastic meal. The chocolate tart discription should be more specific. It implies it's a traditional tart. However, it was more a deconstructed tart. The chocolate crumble had a smokey after taste which I found unpleasant. The pumpkin panna cotta was great. All in all we had a very good lunch and always look forward to returning. CG

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I truly enjoyed my visit for the most part.
The only disappointment was the reception we received at the front desk upon entering the restaurant. The female host had us wait while she was engaged in a jovial conversation with some of the staff upon our arrival. When she decided she had time for us she confirmed our reservation with barely a look and pushed us off on a waiter walking by to bring us to our table. In my opinion she was unprofessional and totally uninterested in what she was doing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful venue for a special occasion. It is so refreshing to see students who are so enthusiastic about their culinary education and future careers. Dinners are top notch and served with finesse, a true fine dining experience. Portions are normal size so treat yourself to appetizers and dessert. Braised short ribs were sublime. And the caramelized apple was unique and delicious. Well worth the drive from upstate. I highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Care should be given to making sure to educate the client about what a price fixed menu means. We were confused.
Be sure to get a drink order before asking for a food order.
Be aware that food and drink are put down and cleared from the correct side.
Service staff should be better versed in the menu items. I.E.- knowing where the lamb is sourced from.
Wait staff very friendly and sincere.
Food was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Local Gem. Nice to see the students have a real life learning experience with high expectations. Food was great.. every bite.. appreciated room for the delicious deserts. Coming back for more...

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My husband and I went to celebrate Valentine's Day early at American Bounty for lunch and it was perfect! We sat by a window overlooking the courtyard in the newly updated restaurant. The student servers were attentive, kind and professional. The food was fantastic! Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully plated. The only mishap was that our coffee urn did not contain coffee but something resembling weak tea. The server was quick to apologize and correct the mistake so no harm done. Our meal was a great deal because the winter prix fixe menu allows you to choose any appetizer, main and dessert on the menu for $26. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Try the trout, it is amazing

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We always enjoy our trips to the Culinary Institute restaurants. Our most recent lunch was especially good. The parsley root puree that came with my salmon entree was exceptionally good. Ice water was poured, as requested, instead of not-quite-cold enough water from a carafe; delicious little Parker House rolls arrived at the table promptly before our appetizers, and we enjoyed excellent desserts. Sometimes I find the CIA desserts a little sweet for my taste, but the spiced pineapple Napoleon I had was just right, with lovely texture. My companion's espresso mousse cake was also a great success. Service, as always, was very pleasant--sweet, in fact, with the staff seeming a little younger and less experienced than usual, maybe at the start of a cycle rather than nearing the end? In any case, it was well worth the midweek February day trip.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A great place to see and taste the next great chefs. Service is always professional, knowledgeable and informative. The food is excellent and creative. A great experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Pros: The meal was great. The service was great. Pricing was reasonable.

Cons: The portions were small and the menu was limited.

Excitement to be served a surprise appetizer.

I would attend again definitely

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Great Beer, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

I know the restaurant is run by students but the service could not have been worse. We sat for 20 minutes and no one even brought us water. I had to go find a staff member to have someone come to our table. After I explained my dessert order twice I still got the wrong dessert. When I got the correct dessert no one had brought me dessert silverware

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This was our first time here and we were so looking forward to it. We really wanted to like it more, but it didn't blow us away. It was good. But not excellent. Our greeting was gracious and courteous, seated promptly. Our server was nice and tried hard although she had to check with the kitchen for every answer to our questions about the food, never checked on us and served a lukewarm cup of coffe when we'd ordered French press. We loved the rolls, the soups, adobo goat stew and cauliflower oyster chowder. Our main entrees were underwhelming though. The branzino table side presentation was excellent and fun. It tasted muddy and flat though with no sauce just olive oil and a bit of lemon. The garnish was so tiny that it was not very filling. My husband's pork was so tender and we loved the flavor but the sweet potato side was hard and bland and again no sauce to speak of. Desserts were great. If the mains had been amazing, it would've changed a lot. Prices would be fair for excellent taste and service, I just wish we'd gotten that. I appreciate that they're students so we will probably try again sometime.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It seemed like the wait staff were getting in each other’s way. It seemed louder and more confusing than our past visits and the wait for food was longer also. But overall, a wonderful experience!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was innovative and delicious. We will be going back soon.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

As always, service and food was incredible. Amazing cuisine and your money goes toward the students and the school. Great concept.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Overall great night. Great service, great food, great ambiance. Will be attending again and would recommend to a friend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Trout was great. Service was fast and friendly

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The atmosphere of the restaurant was impressive. Staff were kind and attentive. One of the servers spilled an entire soda all over my friend...it was never taken off of the bill! We weren’t told that refills were not free. My chicken was half done...I prefer my food well done. I will not likely return. Thanks anyway

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

A true gem. Drove almost 2 hours from NYC, hoping I would not be disappointed. Was better than expected. This place rocks! if you want to spend 100 per person instead of 400 leave Manhattan and come here. You will get 95% of the best of Manhattan at 25% of the price. Will put this on my list of favorite places. If I lived closer it would be here 2x a week

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great experience, food was delicious, and service great. We had an amazing time, those students are very talented!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The CIA is theee place to go for fine dining north of NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The service and dining opportunity was phenomenal as per usual. Every time I dine at American Bounty I feel like I'm the server's priority and I enjoy how attentive they are to my experience. In addition, I'm forever delighted by the guidance and mentorship Felicia Gane gives students in the kitchen, and I truly believe that she's so compassionate for the restaurant that she will ensure the dining experience only continues to improve as she begins mentoring her replacement in the coming weeks and shares her experiences, all of which will surely help the next MIT carry the torch. Her impact is clearly felt by the students and American Bounty will always be my #1 dining choice on campus as long as she's around.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Best Steelhead salmon I have eaten.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a good experience at the culinary,need to make a reservation for another good experience sooooon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My experience at American Bounty was phenomenal. I have absolutely no complaints, short of the lamb shank having already run out at 7:00. Everything was perfectly prepared and plated, and the venue was an exceptional plus.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food but as always the appetizers and dessert, yummy

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

CIA is always a wonderful experience, and this occasion was true to form.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was terrible and not worth the money the prices were outrageous

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Love special cocktails which we can’t make at home, using local fruit, wine and spirits.
Melt in your mouth dinner rolls and tiny bursts of flavor in stuffed olives, smiles in the mouth.
Always good recommendations for a glass of wine, delicious dessert and coffee Press.
Perfect after walking the Walkway across the Hudson in Poughkeepsie!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I am not a fish fanatic. I ordered the Arctic Char because it sounded different. This fish was the best meal I have had in years. In addition, the lamb my husband had melted in our mouths. Can meat be buttery? Yes. Divine. Our delicious desserts were offered with a personalized Happy Anniversary, thoughtful touch. Our server Ben was informed and personable. The other wait staff were attentive and appropriately professional. Well done, CIA!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I had always heard about CIA and that if you could get in to eat at one of the restaurants it would be well worth it. Disappointing at best. Food quality is fair especially for what we were charged. Anyone would expect more from such a place. $29.00 for 3 cubes of Sword Fish. Really? The Pouisson I had was really tiny and dry. Also about $28. If you are going to charge real restaurant prices, or above, the food had better match it. While I understand it was made by student chefs, I could make better chicken and sword fish having no formal training. And, to enforce a 17% tip is outrageous. I didn't think it outrageous until we were thoroughly disappointed with our experience. This was supposed to be an anniversary meal. We actually stopped by another restaurant on the way back to our hotel to fill up. Best to all the new, and promising chefs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Class act from start to finish. Food was superb as was the service. Felt welcomed the minute we checked in. Portions (lunch) were on the smaller side, so you will need to order a bunch of appetizers if you have a big appetite. Everything was super fresh, and so impeccably and beautifully prepared. The coffee was excellent! Dinner rolls melted in your mouth. Looking forward to my next visit at one of the CIA's restaurants!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delightful service from Asian-majority servers, I suspect because Associate Degree students had 3 more days to go, while A.B. students had finished. Kitchen ran out of the pumpkin panna cotta we had wanted for dessert, and pickles and side dish of brussels sprouts came out late; otherwise the meal was superb.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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