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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-9504
+1 707-967-1100
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Wonderful Dinner

We stopped for dinner at 5:30 pm on a Friday and were accommodated for dinner. The restaurant is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ian M
via mobile
Dinner Party

CIA was able to host a large dinner party with a very efficient staff and great food. The building... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick K
Dallas, Texas
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-9504
+1 707-967-1100

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped for dinner at 5:30 pm on a Friday and were accommodated for dinner. The restaurant is staffed by students and supervised by competent staff. They offer 3 or 4 course meals. We decided on a 3 course meal with appetizers, main and dessert....More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

CIA was able to host a large dinner party with a very efficient staff and great food. The building is very interesting in itself.

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A smaller version of the culinary school in New York. This campus offers a few restaurants, an amazing bookstore/retail store, and bakery. Its a great place to get a quick bite to eat, or just look around at the historic building. The Culinary Institute of...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food & wine. Loved sitting at the counter where you watch them prepare all the dishes. Chef brings it to your table and explains all the ingredients used. Excellent service. I made a reservation for mid-week but it wasn't needed however weekends or summer...More

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter is a student at the CIA. We have visited many times in 2017. A very beautiful school in a fabulous location. You will find many kitchen gadgets, wines, souvenirs, and gifts in the store. There is a cafe inside which serves wonderful food....More

Thank Connie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found wonderful gifts for our daughter, the chef. She loved it, we loved it. Excellent experience and artifacts. We didn't attend any classes but the shopping experience was great. We've been twice.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the last 10 years, I've wanted to take a cooking class at the CIA in Napa. I finally pulled the trigger and booked myself the 5 day Best of Boot Camp class. It was really fun! They gave us 2 chef's coats, pants, neckerchiefs...More

Thank HIkgkb
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Was fortunate enough to attend the graduation of one of the recent classes. WOW!! What a beautiful old castle building. What beautifully presented food with amazingly complex flavors. There were 6 to 8 food stations and a wine bar. The Graduating Students deserve it and...More

Thank RussellJW
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We participated in a wine tasting class at the CIA as part of a business meeting we were attending in Napa Valley. Our instructor (Jeff) was very personable and knowledgeable and made the class quite enjoyable. We tasted 8 wines in all, which was done...More

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A group of 8 of us had lunch at the Gatehouse Restaurant. It was a little pricey, but it was fun to be part of the student's experience. The food was amazing. The service was generally good, but you could tell they needed a little...More

Thank Timothy M
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Hi We will be touring the wine country again this year and last year we were too early to dine(Sept). However this year we will be in the area May 10 thru the 13 and would like to dine at the Institute. The last time we were going to dine a the institute after we had made reservations we were called and told that the school would not be serving that night. Then the day that we were to dine we had a late call from the Institute asking if we were still planning on dining that night. Then I learned that the institute had a new reservation system that was not functioning correctly. Any way we would like to make reservations for 1 night between May 1o and the 13th.
26 March 2016|
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Response from globalnomadMontbill | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the previous comments. Strongly recommend that you make a reservation at the conservatory where the students are making every effort to create a more elegant environment in a beautiful setting.
Yvonne O
Hi we will by coming to your resort next week. It doesn't look like the weather will be super warm and there will be a fair amount of rain coming through. Are any of your pools heated? I like to exercise in the water. Thanks!
15 January 2015|
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Response from Mactravels78 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we stayed at another resort. Didn't notice any pools. Why not call?