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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

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

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4.6

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4.5

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4.3

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (62)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Good for a Date (42)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Notable Wine List (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Authentic (27)
Fun (25)
Local Ingredients (25)
Romantic (24)
Seasonal (20)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Scenic View (17)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Casual (9)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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Vegan (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Celebrated a belated Birthday for a 12-year old that is a "foodie" and is from a family of "foodies"! We all enjoyed the variety of tasty and visually pleasing food!
We will be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

A really good meal at a really good price - $39 prix-fixe meal with ad-ons came to $56. A real bargain for what you get. Wait staff are students, so still learning, but all really nice kids trying very hard. They're a pleasure. Lovely space, not noisy, just serene.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had such a great time! Our server Dorothy was absolutely fantastic! She was so nice and helpful and answered all of our questions about the restaurant. The food was so delicious and we hope to go back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

They had a special 4 course meal in memory of Chef Bocuse. We went all the way and selected this option in addition to the Chef's choice of paired wines. French onion soup with Champagne, lobster claw with Chardonnay, beef with the best Pinot Noir that has ever touched my lips, and a pineapple soaked cake which was not paired so I asked for a French red dessert wine similar to Port. Best meal I have ever had! Worth every penny. The service was spot on and the atmosphere and decor was lovely as well. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A consistently excellent experience. Their precision in how they train their students is remarkable. Both the kitchen and front of the house staff are incredibly professional and responsive. It's great to see tomorrow's chefs in the making.

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·Dined 5 days ago

The setting, friendly and knowledgeable staff, service and of course the food and its presentation were very enjoyable. The pre-fixe menu allows seniors to enjoy a special lunch or dinner out at a reasonable cost - we thank the culinary for offering this option.

One suggestion: It would help if the menu provided more information (regarding sauces, method of cooking, etc.) on the offerings.

This is our favorite CIA restaurant by far.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food but the service was horrendous. Must have been a new waitress because we finished our appetizers before the wine was served. She asked us three different times what wine we ordered. Untensils were placed on the table one a time. Some of us were missing forks, some knives. One of the appetizers was served with the dinners. This waitress was totally oblivious. We were glad we went and did enjoy the meal very much

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

My 16 year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Bocuse. We were there for a Tuesday dinner. There were many tempting choices on the prix fixe menu, so choosing was difficult! Everything was exceptionally tasty and well-presented. Fun to be served by the students, knowing that the meal was also prepared by students!

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

My salad came out after i've finished my entree, it took a while for our wine to come out. Too many moving bodies. The food is delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My experience was amazing and the food was out of this world!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food certainly looked good, and it tasted OK, but it was missing something. Seasoning maybe? I understand that the restaurant is almost completely run by students, but I paid $130 for 2 appetizers, 2 lunch entrees, and 4 drinks. That is just too much for the quality we received. The service was really good, although we could not find anyone on the floor that could really tell us about what we were eating. We had dinner in Albany the evening before, and for 20 bucks less it blew Bocuse out of the water.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We went for an early lunch and had great food, along with friendly and attentive service. Can’t be beat!

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was fabulous! The food, the students and the attentiveness of all the staff made the experience exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We loved our meal! The service was outstanding as was the food. We had Oysters and beef tar tare to start duck breast and rabbit for entree and the table side ice cream for desert. Each and everything was perfectly prepared with beautiful seasonal vegetables

YUM

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Healthy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cancún)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was delicious and very well presented. The wait staff were very helpful, polite and efficient. The special $26 for three course lunch was outstanding value.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The Bocuse Restaurant not only has a very unique menu but to get the opportunity to be served by students who attend makes it that much more unique. The students are prepping your meal and servicing your table. It's exciting to know that they're learning in a real-world environment and that you're aiding in their progress. You should keep this in mind while you're dining, as well, and to not let yourself get too upset if they make a mistake or forget something. The food is phenomenal and the ambiance is romantic yet laid back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Graduate of Class of 74'. Haven't been in there since it was The " E " room. Everything was great especially the table side ice cream! That was a first for me.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The Bocuse is my favorite French restaurant. It is a priviledge to have such an amazing restaurant in our area.
I have been going there for years, and it never disappoints. I wish I lived closer so I could go there more often.
I highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's birthday. Great food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We ate here while discerning if our daughter would attend the CIA after high school graduation. Everything we saw/experienced was positive, except for the loud yelling of the soul chef in the kitchen when the students did not meet her expectations. The students serving handled it with poise, but it is what we now think of first with this experience. The students turned out three good dishes and served exceptionally.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We enjoyed impressive execution of classic and modern French dining by students who clearly learned well. Both the students and their teachers were very gracious and friendly, making the experience memorable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

My chicken with truffles was a little disappointing and the vegetables were overcooked and dry. I prefer more natural and healthy food, not things that are overly manipulated. Students are wonderful and trying so hard - endearing. Service overall very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a delightful time at this superb restaurant. The food was exceptional, the service was impeccable.
We enjoyed speaking to the staff. The students involved in our experience were so attentive and courteous! We intend to return very soon

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I had one of the most memorable evenings of dining we ever had. The students do an amazing job! We happened to be there on the evening Paul Bocuse who had just passed away, was being honored with a champagne toast and that included ALL the servers and chefs as well. It was quite a sight to see the kitchen somehow take a break to make this happen. We felt very special to be a part of it. All the food was delicious, presented beautifully and they also have a most outstanding wine list.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent. Only issue was with waitress and high noise level. It was quite loud and the waitress spoke so softly I could not hear her from across the table

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was delicious. Pre fixed meal was great. Didn’t know the classes changed at that time so the servers were new. Technically they knew what to do but it was their first time and we’re unsure. If the service was smoother it would have been perfect. But it was still a great experience.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We really dined! It was wonderful to take our time and enjoy every part of the meal. The cards at the table were a nice touch. We are planning our next visit already!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Attentive service, lovely room, tasty and beautiful food. We had a great time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT CHEF BOCUSE HAS PASSED AWAY!
He was one of the great ones
This restaurant definitely honor's his memory

Our experience was AMAZING!!!!
We always enjoy watching the students apply what they have learned
Our servers were outstanding
we frequent all the CIS Restaurants (always wonderful)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We enjoyed our family dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was great! Our waiter did a wonderful job of answering our questions and explaining various things on the menu. We will definitely return sometime for another visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was great and the service friendly and professional. We thought the wait staff did an excellent job.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My experience at American Bounty was phenomenal. My father and I shared the prix fixe, with the smoked salmon/caviar, monkfish, and cheesecake as our orders, as well as the house-made cocktail. All of the food was prepared and plated to perfection, and my only regret is that I forgot to take pictures before digging in to the entree and dessert. My only issue, though not actually a problem, was with the wait-staff. As someone who works in food service, it was very obvious the students were incredibly nervous, both through their posture and voice. I'd suggest some form of a short class dealing with basic nerves training and practice serving if not already implemented. Otherwise, our visit was exceptional

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I'm a CIA student so I may be a bit biased, but this place is truly something special. Do yourself a favor and get over there. It truly is fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Arrived early for my reservation and host said no problem and politely showed my wife and myself to our table. Upon seating down and getting our thoughts together our waiter appeared and professionally introduced himself and gave us our menus and wine list. He advised us of the specials and offered opinions on wine suggestions. Our water glass was never half full throughout the meal. Our appetizers and entrees were fabulous. We ordered the sage ice cream that was made right at our table for dessert. It was a pleasure seeing our waiter and his assistant working together on getting the ice cream just right. After our dishes wee cleared I felt we were never rushed to pay the bill and leave. An all around great experience and the Culinary Institute should be very proud!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Disappointed with inexperienced servers. Gluten free/organic options should be greater. Wine list could be expanded.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing. Loved it. Fantastic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The menu and service were lovely. The table side ice cream service for dessert was the highlight of the meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It was a wonderful experience! And the campus is gorgeous!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I can't submit your survey because it won't accept any nickname I put in - very annoying -if you want a survey submitted fix this

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent food and wine!

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