The Culinary Institute of America operates a family of unique award-winning restaurants staffed by students and faculty in the CIA academic programs. The college also runs The Restaurant at CIA Copia in Napa, CA. All Culinary Institute of America restaurants and stores serve both the campus community and the public.
For menus, hours of operation, and more information about The CIA Restaurant Group, visit www.ciarestaurantgroup.com.
All CIA students receive a 10% discount at all CIA restaurants at all times, with the exception of The Egg on the New York campus and The Top Table in Singapore. In all circumstances, the student must be dining with any guests for whom this discount will apply. This discount does not apply to special offers, events, or Special Dining Events programs unless otherwise advised.
New York Campus
American Bounty Restaurant
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. Rounded out with a first-class American wine list and comfortable, warm service, this casually elegant restaurant sets the stage for an unparalleled dining experience in New York's Hudson Valley.
The Tavern at American Bounty is a casual section of the restaurant where diners can enjoy tavern fare and specialty beers from the Brewery at the CIA. No reservations are necessary for The Tavern experience.
Apple Pie Bakery Café
Featuring baked goods and café cuisine in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, the café offers everything from savory items to fresh artisan breads and from elegant pastries to luxurious confections that tempt the palate. An assortment of cold and hot beverages completes the café experience. The bakery café offers both a dine-in area and a grab and go takeout area. No reservations are necessary for the Apple Pie Bakery Café experience.
The Bocuse Restaurant
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.
Ristorante Caterina de' Medici
Truly authentic regional Italian cuisine takes center stage at Ristorante Caterina de' Medici, a sophisticated dining room overlooking a stunning herb and rose garden. Dining at this grand Tuscan-style villa is a culinary escape to another world without ever having to leave the beautiful Hudson Valley.
A casual section in the Ristorante Caterina de' Medici, the Al Forno Trattoria serves up wood oven pizza and other simple rustic dishes. No reservations are necessary for the Al Forno Trattoria experience.
Craig Claiborne Bookstore
Located on the first floor of Roth Hall, the Craig Claiborne Bookstore offers a wide selection of culinary and non-culinary titles. It also sells a selection of professional cooking and baking equipment, school supplies, health and beauty aids, replacement uniforms, gourmet food, and gift and novelty items from sweatshirts and t-shirts to glassware and souvenirs. Most items in stock are available by mail order. Call 845-452-7648 or visit ciachef.bncollege.com.
In the Gatehouse Restaurant, advanced CIA students transform the freshest regional ingredients such as those from the CIA's own farm and herb gardens into creative contemporary dishes served graciously in a refined yet casual dining room. The experience is orchestrated by faculty-led CIA students in a restaurant classroom, making for a truly unique and memorable dining event.
The Restaurant at CIA Copia
The Restaurant at CIA Copia offers an uncommon experience. The curated selection of wines, beer, and craft cocktails elevate the flavors of each dish. Its sleek and comfortable atmosphere is perfect for a celebratory evening or a go-to hangout with friends. Patrons can have a drink at the bar or grab a couch in the lounge. Whether dining inside, or outside in the Grove, enjoy California Mediterranean cuisine.
The Bakery Café by illy
Located on the main floor of the Greystone building, The Bakery Café by illy offers guests the opportunity to experience coffee and cuisine from two industry leaders—illycaffè and the CIA. Customers can choose from a variety of sumptuous sandwiches, soups, salads, breads, pastries, desserts, and coffee drinks.
The Spice Islands Campus Store and Marketplace
The campus store and marketplace is located on the first floor of the main building. The Marketplace offers a list of more than 1,300 titles, as well as a selection of professional cooking and baking equipment, school supplies, health and beauty aids, gourmet food and ingredients, and a wide range of gift items. Student discounts are offered on uniforms as well as other merchandise.
Savor restaurant highlights the talents of CIA students under the supervision of the college's world-class faculty. Inspired by global flavors and cuisines, and rooted in the culinary arts curriculum, the carefully curated menu puts an innovated twist on classic dishes. Patrons can opt to build their own three- or four-course meal in the intimate dining room or spend time in the lounge area and order constantly changing tastes from the kitchen.
The Top Table
The Top Table restaurant serves as a training ground for students in both contemporary and formal cuisine and service. The contemporary menu is casually elegant—a combination of local ingredients with western flair—and is paired with friendly, professional service. The formal menu features cuisine based in classical techniques with an emphasis on innovative and modernist methods of cooking, and a service model that includes gueridon service and white-tablecloth elegance.
Located off the main lobby of the Temasek Culinary Academy, Sugarloaf Café is managed by the CIA baking and pastry arts students. It offers soups, salads, sandwiches, artisanal breads, freshly baked goods, coffees, milkshakes, floats, desserts, and house-made ice creams—bringing a combination of American and European flair to Singapore.
Service Charge Policy
A key component of the education process at the CIA is learning how to deliver outstanding service. As an enrolled student in a restaurant class or as a student worker in a restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America, students are not permitted to accept tips. This is in accordance with IRS regulations and the CIA Student Code of Conduct (Section 19). If students are registered for a restaurant class and are found to be taking a tip in that class, students will fail the class. If students are an employed student working in a restaurant and are found to be taking a tip, they will lose their privilege to work on campus for the remainder of their stay at the college. The CIA's adherence of this no-tipping policy as a campus-wide directive allows for the best possible customer service at all times.
In light of this policy, and to keep the student experience focused on education, the CIA has included a 20% service charge on each restaurant check. All monies from the service charge are returned to students through scholarships, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets.