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The Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a must everytime I come into town. It;s exciting to talk with the students who are learning the culinary life, and enjoy inventive dishes.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

They used to have a great restaurant that was ran by the students. All I saw this time was a coffee shop type area with a few lonely leftover pastries in the case. The real thing here is they train chefs from all over. Check...More

1  Thank lindacrick
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My family and I were here for my daughter's graduation. After the commencement ceremony, the school served an international lunch buffet that blew us away. I especially enjoyed the skillet-grilled scallops that were cooked to perfection!

Thank MeowPaws
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you have the opportunity, stop by and take a walk up the grand staircase. When you enter the doors, you will be pleasantly surprised. It feels like visiting a museum and a culinary school where world class chefs are trained. I recommend visiting the...More

Thank SabaticalPlanner
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Housed in the historic Christian Brothers Winery, the Culinary Institute is a place to shop kitchen gadgets, exotic foods, cookbooks, or grab a bite. Deli sandwiches are made by the students fresh daily and are delicious. The Cubano was outstanding. Be sure to check out...More

Thank napasyrah
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Napa for a weekend. He scheduled a cooking class for us at CIA (Culinary institute of America). My husband and I were blown away by the quality of the instructor and the classroom set to. There are cameras and...More

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Beautiful building to see and inside they have a nice display of items from the past set up like a mini museum. The store is incredible with many cooking utensil items.

Thank loonalaska
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Fabulous view of the napa valley, great little souvenir store, we didn't had a full meal but rather just nibbles and some gorgeous wine. Great spot to allows you to unwind and just enjoy the flavors and the landscape.

Thank PattyFirenze5
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Gorgeous old winery, used to be Christian Brothers. It's a cooking school so you think ok I'm the tester, it could be good. Wrong. It was outstanding, creative, delicious!!! Go for lunch break from tasting.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Was great experience being at the CIA. Staff of chefs were great to work with and was fun being in the kitchen with them. Well run organization from my view as a guest. Nice campus and St. Helena is quaint town worth the stop.

Thank kearyo
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Is there a private dining room?
9 March 2017|
Response from kearyo | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. You would have to contact them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena
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