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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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4.5

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4.4

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (99)
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Fit for Foodies (72)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Good for a Date (61)
Great for Lunch (52)
Local Ingredients (45)
Quiet Conversation (44)
Romantic (42)
Notable Wine List (38)
Authentic (33)
Seasonal (32)
Fun (27)
Scenic View (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Business Meals (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Casual (12)
Healthy (12)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
People Watching (9)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

Excellent food and wine!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The Bocuse is a great restaurant! The service, food and ambiance are excellent! The surrounding area is scenic and its a great experience for any occasion. I will be back again soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic dinner experience! Would recommend at a date night event to everyone. Super friendly staff as well.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Bocuse offers an authentic semblance of a formal French restaurant with excellent
food and wine menus; one must remember that the service is provided by students
whose courtesy and attentions are unmatched, but their knowledge is just building.

We enjoyed a wonderful breast of duck (with a shortage of brussel sprouts that had
been promised on the menu) and a superb salad with dried strips of pear,
a unique dressing, greens and a perfectly poached egg. Desert was uninteresting with the exception being an excellent lemon curd. My companion was very pleased by the wine
and displeased by the coffee.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great experience - food was exceptional, service from students was proficient and they were charming.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our experience was very disappointing. Our server wasn't very helpful with the menu. Had to ask someone else all if our questions. The dinner was good But not enough. Desert was disappointing. Would we come back no.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Mother in law birthday

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Have been ro Bocuse 4 times in last 5 years. I have always raved about it. This time not so much. Menu was adequate, but missing the flair I had expected. Food was good but the wow factor was missing. Service was good, but a step below previous visits. Prices, however, were reaching stratospheric levels.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I love the enthusiasm of the students at CIA!
The food was excellent and we sat at a table with a kitchen view. The kitchen was spotless and very well supervised. It is a great dining experience. The students are so willing to share their knowledge and expertise.
The presentation of the food was spectacular as was the taste and composition of each dish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Server was excellent - knowledgeable, friendly, personable

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always enjoy and evening at the Culinary Institute and this was no exception. The front of the house students are always delightfully nervous and the those preparing the meal were spot on. The salmon tartare and foie gras were lovely and the preparation of the duck breast delicious. A more than ample serving of the truffle ricotta cavatelli was also very tasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was excellent and service was very good except that the champagne was served only slightly cool and not ice cold.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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.

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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!

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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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