The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America

4.8
2957 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Our students are excited to welcome you back to The Bocuse Restaurant on May 25! Seating is limited, and reservations are REQUIRED. To protect the health and safety of our team, and out of courtesy for other diners, masks are required unless you are eating, and additional protocols for visiting our campus have been put into place. Learn more at https://www.bocuserestaurant.com/location/bocuse-restaurant/.

Sleek and strikingly contemporary, The Bocuse Restaurant is named for the most famous chef in France, Paul Bocuse. Here, CIA students re-imagine the execution of classic French cuisine through the lens of ultra-modern cooking techniques under the instruction of world-class faculty. Enjoy casual yet sophisticated service alongside an exceptional French wine list and innovative cocktail program during your unique and exciting dining experience.

Support The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2957 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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avny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Bocuse was a special treat to celebrate the arrival of summer. We all enjoyed the four course option. The crab cakes and the ceviche were delicious. The chicken, duck and pork

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vipgerri
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun and delicious experience. We had a view of the kitchen, fantastic service and a unique, super tasty dinner. Cannot wait to return.

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Desiree
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I come here all the time this was definitely the worst experience I’ve had the food was under seasoned and warm not hot just warm. The ice cream on my dessert was melted by the time it got to my table. Front of house staff is kind and attentive, the Professor was extremely helpful and let us sample a wine, after the server said they don’t offer that.

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Rozrat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JenniferC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really nice experience. Beautiful campus.

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Jesseboo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, seating a bit precarious because of high traffic areas, students could improve knowledge of dishes regarding contents. Their answers were not entirely correct. Presentation was lovely and friendliness of staff, exceptional. Looking forward to returning.

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GarthM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The students were all very lovely and did a lot of hard work. The food was great and we had a great time.

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service for a fraction of what you would pay when these future chefs are in the kitchens around the world

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BarbS
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was good but the service was slow and not very professional. That is understandable given that it is student run. The tables need candles.

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Qbee
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish the room were more quiet and intimate. Food was spectacular. And servuce was attentive and timely.

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DianeR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a special occasion in the Private Dining Room. A spectacular evening was enjoyed by all! The food is as stunning to look at as it was delicious to eat.

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BarBar
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, exquisite food, in a gorgeous setting.

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Michael
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bocuse is always a wonderful time to see what the students are working on, highly recommend

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DavidG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was excellent. Can't wait to go back.

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SusanM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience.

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JenniferD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the 4-course prix fixe lunch on Saturday June 12 at Bocuse. Everything was delicious, the ingredients both familiar and new to me, creatively presented and prepared to perfection. Every course was a delight for my senses, the flavors bursting and combining in unexpected and delicious ways My waiter Trevor was great - friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items, cocktails and wine menu and for recommendations on where to go in exploring the CIA campus (hunt out the little chapel behind the library!) Everyone else involved in the service was wonderful - efficient, friendly and helpful. The tables were spaced so it never felt crowded. Everyone wore masks when not eating. Bocuse and American Bounty are currently the only restaurants open. Can't wait for the everything to open up again - It's a stunning campus and a great dining experience.

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SingingPrinc
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Hannah was very accommodating, pleasant and attentive. We enjoyed the unique food offerings that we ordered. A wonderful evening.

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barrodct
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single bite was amazing. Highly recommend.

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GreatDiningBW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to return to the Culinary Institute. Wonderful lunch. All students were on top of their game as you can see by the impeccable service. The courses were served elegantly. The presentation of food almost made it too beautiful to eat!!! We were not rushed, and enjoyed every bite. We are four friends for over 60 years, and enjoy getting together for lunch at nice places with great food and excellent service. We will be sure to come back again! Thank you to all the students in the front and in the back for making our lunch extra special!!!

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Joyful
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed the diverse menu and the excellent service.

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vipSamanthaB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful afternoon! The food and service was excellent and it was fun
conversing with the CIA students!

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HollyS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there was a wonderful experience We loved all the food and its presentation
Our servers were engaging and knowledgeable. We enjoyed seeing the goings on in the kitchen
The building and the grounds are beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and top quality food

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orcuttNYC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much.
We look forward to coming back to try your other restaurant!

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EileenP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience. Oysters, calamari, roasted chicken were outstanding. Preparation was perfection. Safety precautions were taken seriously and plenty of room between tables. Sensible touches including bag to store mask while dining, sanitizer and placemats printed with menu.

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ChrisS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding value. Beautiful campus. Delightful and professional students. Glad to experienced it!

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jessek
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All food was delicious. Great service My only complaint is that the dessert portion was minuscule. I saved room for it and then walked out hungry.

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WPFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our experience, the CIA is always a wonderful place for everything from large group dinners to intimate dinners with friends to date nights! The students never disappoint in the preparation or the service. The charity events have been particularly well-done! Make your reservation - you won't regret it!

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TeresaOkane
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels and the burrata tomato salad were absolutely wonderful. The entire dining experience was lovely.

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carolanne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great . the service the waitress knowledgeabe about the food.

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JoeC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu selections were interesting and varied. All our choices were delicious. Service was excellent. Delightful experience!!!

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lokinvalitchfield
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The service was oversolicitous and unpolished , forgiveable of course as the students tried hard but could still use a lesson or two in professionalism .
The major disappointment was the food - really abominable .
Oysters already dressed in vinaigrette obscure the taste of the mollusk and Salmon Carpaccio was over marinated to the point of being tough and tasteless . Dover sole? Howabout a dried out, badly presented fish sausage with a mystery (scrambled egg ? ) filling . Bernaise was good and the bread and butter were first rate however . Sadly , not enough to justify the long drive .

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HelenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food has improved significantly. Service always the best

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Masonofnyc
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server described each menu item, that we subsequently ordered, perfectly. Service was beyond good. The quality of our selected menu items was perfection. I highly recommend this as a dining experience to add to your bucket list. The setting is beautiful and the dining room is just perfect for the enjoyment of the food and dining companion.

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vipAliYu
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service, while attentive, was not intrusive. The servers were all passionate about their work.

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PeterP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Japanese beef was overcooked for the requested medium well.

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NancyK
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. A meal to remember.

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Travelingmom
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Bocuse is a great place to dine. We are so happy it has re-opened and enjoyed a terrific menu.

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Bergs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. We were 4 special friends celebrating a milestone birthday. One had been there before. The others had not. We are all certain to return. The food was totally awesome. The flavors and textures melted/exploded in your mouth.
Service was friendly and helpful.
Great job. So glad that you have reopened.

FAQs

The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America is rated 4.8 stars by 2957 OpenTable diners.

The Bocuse Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ciarestaurantgroup.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.