What better way to start your New York and Niagara culinary adventure than at the American Bounty Restaurant, the Culinary Institute of America’s premier onsite eatery that will give you the perfect quick look, intro, or even finale to an educational, and quite delicious, a tour of the famed culinary institute. This landmark restaurant mixes traditional cooking styles and classic ingredients with new and elevated plate ideas, and it does it well. Market fresh, seasonal, and sustainable New American fare is what you can expect here, the setting both bucolic and upscale with views of the Hudson far below. Located within Hyde Park in New York this foodie hotspot is considered to be a ‘breeding ground for future star restaurants' (Zagat) and is held high in sustainable foodie respect due to it’s constant regional and seasonal products and commitment to quality farm-to-table meal choices.
Lunch is served here from 11:30-12:30 and seating for dinner begins at 6:30 pm. During the day you can enjoy items that you would typically find in a cafe, only with much fresher and innovatively presented highlights. Soups, salads, and appetizers are elevated to another level, the appetizers themselves including an excellent Chicken-Fried Quail and much talked- about Chestnut and Wild Mushroom Ravioli. Dinner service pulls out all the stops here, with such choices as Arctic Char, Monk Cheeks, or some of the most tender and delicious pork butt you will ever eat. The Tavern, a smaller but very similar onsite eatery offers an after meal delight with its highly popular Honey Cheesecake, something your group should most certainly try while here! So get ready for a truly ‘uniquely American dining experience’, one of the freshest and inventive places to eat in Hyde Park since 1983!