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About The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America

Sleek and strikingly contemporary, this French restaurant is named for the most famous chef in France, Paul Bocuse. The Bocuse Restaurant re-imagines the execution of classic French cuisine through the lens of ultra-modern cooking techniques, brings a new style of casual yet sophisticated service, and offers a breathtaking architectural interior design. With an exceptional French wine list and innovative cocktail program, The Bocuse Restaurant is a unique and exciting, world class dining experience.

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

Cuisines:
French

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.bocuserestaurant.com/

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Specials

FRENCH HOLIDAY FEAST - LE REVEILLON

Thursday Dec 14, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Specials

FRENCH HOLIDAY FEAST - LE REVEILLON

Thursday Dec 14, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Details

More info coming soon. Includes Tax and Tip. The Bocuse. $125 Prepaid. Please note that you may be seated with others. Special valid on Thursday Dec 14, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

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The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America Ratings and Reviews

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (93)
Special Occasion (78)
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Fit for Foodies (67)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Good for a Date (59)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Great for Lunch (49)
Local Ingredients (45)
Romantic (40)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
Authentic (31)
Seasonal (29)
Fun (22)
Scenic View (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Business Meals (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Healthy (11)
Cozy (9)
People Watching (9)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was exceptional and not something you would find on most restaurant menus. The presentation was spectacular and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Everything on the menu sounded delicious and it was hard to decide what to order. We all loved what we decided on and look forward to our next visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The room is beautiful and the service was very good. However, the food was surprisingly average. I had eaten here before and the food was much better the first time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Someone gave us a gift certificate for our anniversary. The restaurant spoiled us. They made a special occasion even more special. We will be going back!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

We spent the afternoon at the CIA marveling at the architecture and the amazing scenery. We went for a tour of the school, which I highly recommend and at 6:00 pm we had our reservation at Bocuse. It is fun to see the students working in the kitchen behind a glass wall and fun to see the wait staff working so hard being good hosts. The food was delicious however the portions of my NY Strip and my wife's mussels were rather small for the value. However the Ice cream, which I totally recommend is handmade at your table and is worth every cent. It was worth the hour drive from home and I would recommend Bocuse to those that want to see where the next great chefs will be trained.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a memorable experience at Bocuse on Saturday 11/11 lunch. It happened to be the last day of HV Restaurant Week and they carried the normal menu with some reasonable extras for a few of the dishes. The foie gras appetizer was a nice portion and outstanding and the seafood duo was small but full of flavors. My wife loved her duck and I enjoyed the poulet en vessie which is a rarely found dish and was full of flavors (plenty of truffles). Don't miss the special dessert of sage ice cream on a sugar cone done table side with apple doughnut and tart (which are served warm after the ice cream). We drank the recommended wine pairings (ask for them) which were all great (Cremant Rose d'Alsace and Sauternes with the appetizers for instance). Pressed coffees were delicious. Service was wonderful. Enjoy talking with your student servers...it enhances the dining experience. We dropped one of our cream cones on the floor...the maitre d'h came right away and brought us another cone and extra ice cream....a lovely gesture since it would have been a pity to miss this sensational sage ice cream. We'll definitely be back, whether HVRW or another day. Bocuse is an outstanding restaurant providing outstanding quality and creativity and affordable considering what you are served.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wish the students were more educated about the food and beverage program. It started by them not knowing whether the wine was dry or not, and ended with them not knowing what the cheeses were on the cheese plate. We came to experience the education and prowess that comes with a degree from the CIA. I left feeling unimpressed and like I had wasted a valuable weekend day, as we had traveled 2 hours each way from nyc. The students were very attentive and in that regard the service was great, was just unimpressed with the lack of knowledge about the food, which in my opinion makes the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent all around. Service was amazing and the food was exquisite. We will definitely return. Be sure to order the ice cream - made tableside.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went for restaurant week. The food was absolutely delicious. Use of fragrance, spice and texture was innovative without being overpowering. The presentations were works of art. It was a meal to remember. I love chatting with the students who come from all over the world. Just wish we lived closer.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went for restaurant week. It’s a beautiful room. The food was delicious _ we had the Duracell and the tagliatelle- both great! Drinks were also excellent. The service was great too- it’s nice to chat to the waiter about his experiences as a student there. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and desserts. Loved the cafe Daniels. Great food for restaurant week. Recommend this place to everyone

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Awesome experience and decadent food. They made us feel really special 😁🤗

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding service and very unique, creative, and delicious food. This was the most impressive dining experience I've ever had.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dishes were absolutely perfect. We had fish for main entree and snails for appetizer, chocolate mousse and lava like cake for dessert. I'm particularly picky about fish. This fish was perfect, not overcooked, yet crispy skin.
Nice to have gluten free option for bread.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food and the service were impeccable! Just a wonderful experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent restaurants
Students were accommodating and the atmosphere was very sopisticated

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food, service & atmosphere.
Always interesting to talk with students (servers).
Will definitely recommend and definitely be back.
Including Bocuse with Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is certainly a real value.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This was our first visit to Bocuse and we were delighted. Our prix fixe dinner was superb with foie gras and salmon tartare with crab starters, pork tournedos entrees and lemon tart and floating island for desserts. The service could not have been better and the students were wonderful. It was obvious that the diners were enjoying themselves.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The overall service was poor, but I guess when you have an added service charge of 17% there really isn't any incentive for better service. It took me months to confirm a reservation and I was very disappointed. I bought a country house in the Hudson Valley and we have been wanting to visit. It was an experience, but not one we need to repeat.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We lucked into the Hudson Valley restaurant week deal, made it reasonably priced. Our waiter was excellent, food delicious. Small portions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Students were attentive and knowledgeable of all items on menu and wine list
Suggested wine pairing was right on spot
Food wine and spectacular presentation exceeded my expectations
Overall fabulous experience

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Was delicious!! Great service. Duck was chewy but they brought me another dish and it was wonderful. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was delicious, as good as any fine restaurant we've eaten in. The servers were friendly, professional, courteous and knowledgeable.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went for lunch during Restaurant Week. It's an unbeatable bargain of $27 for 3 courses. All food was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented with great service. The only detraction is the noise level that bounces off all the hard surfaces in the otherwise attractive room.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on our fall trip to the area. We have been to CIA before, but not to Bocuse. What a great time we had here watching the students work so very hard and eating deliciously prepared food. It is an experience to dine here that everyone should try at least once. Most likely you will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was wonderful experience at CIS.
Excellent food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

They screwed up every course
We were invisible
1. Gave her my plate everytime including wine
2. I asked for more bread and they gave it to table next to us
3. Waited over 1/2 hr. Between courses
Table next returned his steak so they gave him mine
And I waited over 1/2 hr on top for mine
Finally waiter came out and confessed
She returned fish asked for cavitelli
After 1/2 h again she gave up
Constructively we said that if you charge professional prices we should get professional service or else charge us educational rates

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The luncheon menu was a wonderful combination of fish, meats and vegetables. The
presentations were over the top, as was the service. We're coming back next tuesday
for another enjoyable experience.

Candlesticks

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Came here during Restaurant Week and was not disappointed! Favorite thing about the CIA is asking the students questions and understanding the food fully.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Delicious, imaginative food. Great service and delightful ambiance. Our server went above and beyond the call of duty. He obtained the recipe for a soup that my wife loved.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and lunch at the CIA. Our palates were satisfied and we will be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Love to visit CIA ...Excellent food and service. It was so good that we made a reservation for the following week.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service and strongly recommend to special occasions. I'll definetely return!

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The waitress was unfriendly, unorganized.
Didn't get anyone in the party s order correct. Did notproperly explain menu items. She did not introduce herself to us.
Had no name tag on.
Someone who s graduating in 2 weeks did not seem ready to take care of guests.
Would not go back there.
Food was fair

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Awesome service and food! Overall our experience was totally enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Amazing meal from start to finish. They were extremely accommodating to my gluten restriction and answered all my questions about how how to re-create certain dishes at home. I highly recommend this restaurant and can’t wait to return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was good, not fabulous. The service was not particularly good. We ordered two different wines to start but they brought two of the same kind. My friend ordered the cheeses to start but they could t tell her which cheese was which. There were some long waits between courses. The check charged us for dessert even though we had a three-course prix-fixe. It took 10 minutes for that to be corrected. Though they say there is a no tipping policy, 17% is added to the check. I probably would try one of the other CIA restaurants next time we're in the area.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was very, very good. Service was inconsistent. Simple things like getting bread to the table in a timely manner and giving the right dinner to the right person. If you remember this a training ground, and enjoy fine food, I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The restaurant is worth the experience, with the food tasty, but not exceptional. The service is friendly, but still working on perfection. After dinner beverage was forgotten, coffee was not offered after dinner, and plate of chef's cookies were an after-thought. We asked for the cookies, seeing they were brought to other tables.
Definitely take the daily tour of the CIA, offered for $6, to appreciate the restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went for my son's 18th Birthday celebration and the food was exceptional. The service, unfortunately, did not match the meal. When I told the student manager he did his best to make the evening a success and was kind enough to make us handmade sage ice cream. We would go back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Students and staff service were outstanding. Ambiance was lovely. Dessert menu was a little confusing. We ended up ordering WAY more than we could eat at premium prices. Also the remarks on the tips were confusing. It says no tips, but a service charge is automatically applied. So everyone DOES pay a tip, just not to student servers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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