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.View Private Dining Details
Had lunch with a couple of friends. Food and wine were delicious. Waiter had problem opening the wine bottle because he used inferior corkscrew. Supervisor was quick to fix problem. Runners did not know the correct matching of food choice to diner. But ambience in room and quality and presentation of food were outstanding.
The food was very good. We had an interesting experience with our waiter, who was a student, as they all are. It was his first night and he could not answer one question about the menu. He was very nice and would go and get an answer every time we had a question. It became a joke, we thought we were on camera. We would have thought that all the waitstaff would have been informed the basics about the items on the menu. Not sure if he just missed that part or maybe they don’t do that at the culinary institute. It did not affect the overall experience of the meal which we enjoyed thoroughly. And we have a good laugh every time he had to leave to get information for us. We did dine the next night at Bocuse, the French restaurant at the CIA, and had an incredible waitress and a superb experience and meal.
Disappointing at so many levels. Server could not describe the menu items. Wine expert could not describe the wines.
Food served warm not hot. For a culinary institute the food was bland and uninspired.
He best lamb dish I ever had. This is a great find outside NYC.
The personal tour of the kitchen was an unexpected treat. Thank you!
The experience of dining at a restaurant run by students at CIA was fantastic. Their passion for the food and service is unmatched in any other dining experience. You can see the heart and hard work that they put into their work and it’s a breath of fresh air from the typical restaurant experience.
Amazing! The food is fantastic, the service wonderful. It’s a great day and a lovely experience.
We went for lunch on a Saturday. Food was excellent, including soup/salad, entrees, and desserts. The portions weren't too big, and the flavors were amazing. Server was very good, although we had to wait a bit for our next courses. That wasn't a real problem, since they were busy and you assume that there are students working/learning in the kitchen. One tip if you're planning to visit some of the nearby FDR sites after lunch - try to arrive in Hyde Park early and stop to get your tour tickets BEFORE lunch. We didn't, and the house tours were sold out for the day when we got there after lunch. But we were able to walk the grounds at the FDR Library and the Val-Kill cottage.
Excellent service; all staff except head chef and a floor supervisor are students at CIA. It's fun to watch them learn and try very, very hard to be good at what they do. Food is superb too.
Our first visit to the CIA Campus. Our meal was 5 stars. Looking forward to trying the other restaurants there.
Went for my birthday. Ordered a drink- gave me the wrong one. Ordered an appetizer- never got it. Disappointed and won't go back again
Other than having our dining experience interrupted by an evacuation due to a fire alarm, the CIA lived up to its high standards of excellence. However, I thought that in consideration for having to wait 20 minutes outside the building without a jacket, the CIA could at least comped a dessert or after dinner drink. A missed customer appreciation opportunity for our table of four.
For as long as I have lived in the Hudson Valley, this was the first time I made a definite concerted effort to eat at the CIA and was very glad that I did. The dining experience was fabulous, the food and service was wonderful. I am already thinking about making reservations in the other venues. While I was there, I browsed around in the book store before leaving and was smiling all the way. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
The CIA New York campus is many times bigger than St Helena in California, thus that intimate, cozy ambiance isn't as evident. St Helena has only one formal on-campus restaurant, while New York has at least 3. The food is equally excellent, but New York is a good 50% more expensive. Value for money, St Helena wins. Presentation wise, New York is on top. Nevertheless, both experiences are highly recommended.
The food was amazing and the service was excellent.
This was my 1st experience eating at the CIA. It was simply wonderful. It started with a delightful server, complimentary Amuse Bouche, and perfectly prepared food. I will definitely be returning to American Bounty.
We had a great time !
Best pork porterhouse. I don't eat red meat so this was a real treat to have a steak. The salmon pastrami was to lie for. The Doc's hard cider and desert port wine was great as well. It was a memorable meal and I could not have had another bite. I left feeling very full.
As a retired person, it’s difficult to spend a lot on lunch out. Restaurant week made it affordable and very enjoyable. I will definitely come back for a special occcasion or when the prices are within the range that I can afford. I live locally and love being able to eat at such a wonderful restaurant.
Good food. A bit pricey, but I think you are paying more for the experience of eating at the Culinary Institute.
Restaurant week was a great opportunity to eat here. We really enjoyed dinner and will be back.
Amazing food!! Steller Service!!
Loved loved loved the American Bounty.. can’t wait to go back again💙
We have been going to the Bounty for over 10 years and it never disappoints. We come for special occasions and restaurant week. The staff is so courteous and attentive. The food has always been excellent and the menu changes without giving up some of our favorites. We highly recommend dining at the Bounty!!
Delicious food, really well thought out and well presented. There some intriguing combinations, but they all worked well together. We really got a sense of the range that the student chefs could display. Service was in general attentive and warm, although were a couple of rough spots - everyone was very well-meaning though. Definitely worth a trip!
Have been there many times. Server was terrific, accommodating, flexible friendly. Mrnu did not list meat ingredients in some items, which was a problem. Other than that food was excellent.
The local whit beer, delicious food and delightful serber made for a lovely lunch on a cold winter's day.
Excellent service, v very attentive. The meal was very good. It was flavorful and satisfying.
The American Bounty is an exceptional experience in fine dining. I have never been disappointed with food or service and look forward to dining there again.
We were served pink raw chicken. Sent it back and it was returned to us the same only colder.
We had an amazing meal with great service on the 17th. The dishes were prepared very well and were beautiful. Highly recommend for any occasion!
We went for Hudson Valley Restaurant week. I had the oxtail and persimmon for the app, braised short rib for the main, and carmelized apple for dessert. The food was amazing!!! The students were great, too, and did an excellent job serving. Would highly recommend!
It was fabulous. Our reservation was for 1pm. Since it was late and the tables were quite full, they did run out of some of their dishes. But everyone was very pleased to enjoy this farm to table meal which was beautifully presented.
An amazing experience! Great food prepared and served by students in an elegant dining room, surrounded by the splendid campus. A special treat.
Food was wonderful.. staff wasn’t focused the waiter took quite a while to bring my drink and then brought the wrong drink from the bar
Went to lunch during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, drove up from Eastern Long Island (3 hours each way). It was worth it. My daughter is a foodie and watches all the shows, this trip was for her. It did not disappoint. Now I know what they mean when they say dining is an experience (in a good way). I was happy to find that it wasn’t a stodgy, snooty restaurant - as one might believe being part of a world renowned culinary school. The service was, as always from what I hear, impeccable. The student servers are friendly and engaging. We had a tasting of what I believe is the best hummus I will ever taste. The appetizer course was generous, with at least 10 selections. The salads were excellent. We shared 3 main courses: duck, steak and lamb. The duck was the best of the three, closely followed by the steak. I found the lamb to be slightly lacking of flavor for my taste, but my daughter loved it. Deserts were great.. I had a chocolate mousse cake that was delicious and just the right size to conclude the meal to be satisfied without feeling full. My wife had a baked apple with apple caramel ice cream and my daughter had a coconut dusted lemon cake, both of which were delicious. I plan on going back - I want to try French cuisine and I can’t think of a better place. Go. I’m not a fancy eater but I appreciated the freshness of the food, the flavors that the chefs coaxed from it and the obvious care that went into preparation and service. Oh, don’t miss the fish statue made from cutlery.
My fiancé and I visited for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, it was a great meal for a great value!
Dinner with the wife, great food and reasonable prices.
Great experience from start to finish. Young, enthusiastic chefs and servers, with lovely and careful presentation. Everything was absolutely delicious and the sommelier knew his stuff and was not pretentious in the least. Not to be missed.