American Bounty Restaurant Menus

By focusing on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley, along with award-winning New York State wines, American Bounty Restaurant offers contemporary and traditional regional dishes brought to life in an honest and flavorful way. With its comfortable warm service, this casually elegant restaurant sets the stage for an unparalleled dining experience in New York’s Hudson Valley.

We frequently update our menus so that you may enjoy inspired seasonal offerings and our students can get the most from their education by working with the freshest ingredients available.

  • Lunch Menu


    Ricotta Cavatelli
    Pea Purée, Country Ham, Favas, Morels 10
    Pei Mussels
    Saffron Cream, Chorizo, Roasted Sweet Peppers, Sunchokes, Jalapeño Jam Crostini 10
    Chilled Oysters
    Citrus-Ginger Mignonette 12
    Chicken Fried Quail
    Smoked Guava BBQ, Green Mango-Chayote Slaw, Fried Quail Egg 10


    Watermelon Gazpacho
    Jumbo Lump Crab Salad, Roasted Poblano Peppers, Savory Tomato Sorbet 11
    Corn Chowder Soup
    Andouille Sausage, Red Pepper Emulsion, Fried Hominy, Pee Wee Potatoes, Corn Foam 9


    Arugula-Pickled Blackberry Salad
    Grilled Focaccia, Toasted Almonds, Goat Cheese, Champagne Vinaigrette 9
    Summer Salad
    Crisp Poached Duck Egg, Charred Spring Onions, Grilled Asparagus, Peas, Snap Peas, Charred Lemon Vinaigrette 10
    Heirloom Tomato & Bread Salad
    Watermelon, Cured Olives, Red Onion, Ricotta, Banyuls Vinaigrette 8
    Mixed Greens
    Roasted Grapes, Rascal Cheese, Hazelnut-White Wine Dressing 8
    Dandelion-Mustard Green Salad
    Sweet & Sour Strawberries, Spiced Pecans, Feta Cheese, Red Wine Vinaigrette 9
    Roasted Baby Beet Salad
    Whipped Goat Cheese, Pumpernickel Dirt, Balsamic Reduction 10

    Main Courses

    Roasted Chicken
    Black Barley Mushroom Ragout, Preserved Shallots, Parsnip Purée, Chicken Jus 20
    Grilled Cauliflower Steak
    Garlic Radish Pesto, Heirloom Carrot Salad, Wheat Berry Pilaf 15
    Sautéed King Salmon
    Artichoke Purée, Marbled Potatoes, Fried Capers, Brown Butter 20
    Roasted Lamb Chops*
    Carolina Griddle Cake, Summer Vegetables, Lamb Jus 24
    Pan-Seared Striped Bass
    Chanterelle, Fava Bean Purée, Roasted Potatoes, Bacon, Thyme Jus 19
    Sautéed Duck Breast*
    Yellow Squash Purée, Braised Baby Leeks, Herbed Potatoes, Cherry-Port Sauce 22
    Grilled Meiller Farm Strip Loin*
    Sweet Potato Purée, Heirloom Baby Carrots and Parsnips, Black Garlic Jus 24
    *Consuming raw or undercooked animal products may increase your risk for foodborne illness. Not all ingredients are listed on the menu. Please inform your server if you have an allergy so that we may accommodate your requests.

  • Dinner Menu


    Carrot Hummus
    Carrot Top Salad, Crackers, Crudité 12
    Ricotta Agnolotti
    Summer Squashes, Mint, Hazelnuts 14
    Duck Fat Biscuits
    Fermented Apple Sauce, Pecan-Duck Butter, Country Ham, Seasonal Jam, Sorghum 12
    Black Rice Salad, Smoked Mussels, Black Garlic, Sesame Seeds 14
    Smoked Pig’s Head
    Succotash, Mustard Root Purée 14
    Duck Terrine
    Pickles, Cornbread, Bourbon-Cherry Compote 14
    Pickled Corn, Seaweed 9 (3 pcs)
    Summer Squash & Cucumber Carpaccio
    Peaches, Dill, Black Tahini 12
    Beef Heart Tartare
    Classic Accompaniments, Black Garlic, Brioche 15


    Heirloom Bean Chili
    Popcorn Cream, Cilantro 10
    Tomato Gazpacho
    Lobster & Ginger Tuile 10


    Duck Confit Salad
    Radishes, Rhubarb, Mustard Greens, Sourdough, Buttermilk Dressing 12
    Baby Greens
    Whipped Goat Cheese, Tangerine Emulsion, Candied Almonds, Beets 11

    Main Courses

    Steelhead “Wellington”
    Mushroom, Cabbage, Local Potatoes, Shellfish-Mushroom Reduction 29
    Smoked Sturgeon
    Potato Purée, Gold Beets, Horseradish-Caraway Butter 29
    Roasted Chicken & Bread Salad
    Local Tomatoes, Pinenuts, Fermented Millet, Kale, Currants 27
    Duck Breast*
    Duck Confit, Swiss Chard, Wheat Berries, Stone Fruit Reduction 30
    Lamb Barbacoa
    Orange-Braised Cranberry Beans, Dandelion Greens, Radish Salad 31
    Royal Trumpet Mushrooms
    Fava Bean Hummus, Falafel, Freekeh, Preserved Lemon-Tahini 22
    Summer Squash Lasagna
    Roasted Eggplant Purée, Olives, Creamed Tofu, Stewed Peppers 25

    Side Dishes

    Green Beans
    Mushrooms, Pecans, Cured Shad Roe 7
    Griddled Grits
    Smothered Greens, Duck Egg, Sesame 6
    Truffled Creamed Corn 6
    Assorted Pickles 6
    *Consuming raw or undercooked animal products may increase your risk for foodborne illness. Not all ingredients are listed on the menu. Please inform your server if you have an allergy so that we may accommodate your requests.

  • Dessert Menu

    Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake
    Strawberries, Elderflower Sabayon, Vanilla-Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream 10
    Passion Fruit Panna Cotta
    Tropical Fruits, Pink Guava Sorbet, Coconut Crumble 10
    Chocolate Tart
    Tea Ice Cream, Apricot, Dulce 10
    Espresso Mousse Cake
    Mascarpone, Cocoa Nib Nougatine, Mandarin Sorbet 10
    Lemon-Blueberry Napoleon
    Crispy Phyllo, Local Wildflower-Honey Ice Cream 10

    Dessert Wines

    Riesling Ice Wine
    Wagner Vineyards, Finger Lakes, New York 16
    “Essence” Ice Cider
    Eve’s Cidery, Van Etten, New York 16
    Pedro Ximénez
    “San Emilio,” E. Lustau, Jerez, Spain 9
    Ficklin Port
    Madera, California 9

    Hot Drinks

    Nutty Irish Coffee
    Frangelico, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Crushed Nuts, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Batons 11
    Hot Coffee, Steamed Milk, Cardamom-Nutmeg Syrup, Taconic Distillery Aged Rum 12
    Hot Scotch
    Hot Chocolate, Kahlua, Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey, Whipped Cream 14

    Coffee & Tea

    Harney & Sons Fine Loose Tea 4
    Counter Culture Coffee
    Regular or Decaf 4
    Press Pot
    Small (2–3 cups) 8
    Large (4–5 cups) 12
    illy Espresso
    Single 4
    Double 5
    Cappuccino 5

  • Wines and Beverages
  • Tavern Menu

    Tavern Chips
    Hand-cut with Wit Beer Cheese Sauce 5
    Hudson Valley Artisanal Cheeses 14
    Local Raw Cows Milk Rascal Mac and Cheese 8
    Add Bacon 2
    Roasted Oysters
    with Brown Butter or Raw Oysters with IPA Gelée 11 (4 pc)
    Additional 2.50 each
    House-­made Buttermilk Ricotta
    Farm Bread, Stone Fruit, Pistachios, Mixed Greens 9
    Poutine Fries
    Gravy, Cheese Curds 9
    Garlic Fries
    Marjoram, Thyme, Smokey Ketchup 5
    American Bounty Parker House Rolls
    Local Sweet Butter 4
    Today’s Soup 7
    Jim’s Chopped Salad
    Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, Local Blue Cheese, Hard Boiled Egg, Tomato, Pickled Red Onion, Lemon Vinaigrette 15
    Fried Chicken
    Buttermilk Biscuit, Cole Slaw, B & B Pickles, House Salad 15
    The Tavern Cheddar Burger
    All Natural Sirloin, Bacon, Arugula, Black Pepper Cheese Roll, Onion Marmalade, B & B Pickles, Garlic Fries 14
    Add Duck Egg 2
    Cornmeal Crusted Fish Tacos
    Pineapple, Chili-­Lime Dressing, Radishes, Cilantro 14
    Brooklyn Lager, Andouille, Green Garlic, Potato, Sour Dough 16
    Steak & Egg
    Flank Steak, Duck Egg, Home Fries, Broccoli Rabe, Carrot Top Chimichurri 17
    Arctic Char
    Cucumber Salad, Beet Tzatziki, Lemon 16
    Summer Squash
    Tomato, Carrot, Mushroom 15


    Passion Fruit Panna Cotta
    Tropical Fruits, Coconut Crumble 8
    Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sundae
    Bourbon Caramel 8
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    Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 8
    The Tavern Root Beer Float
    Bourbon-Vanilla Ice Cream 8
    Add Bourbon 5
    *Consuming raw or undercooked animal products may increase your risk for foodborne illness. Not all ingredients are listed on the menu. Please inform your server if you have an allergy so that we may accommodate your requests.

Groups and Gatherings

We love sharing food with people. If you are bringing a small or large group to the CIA for a culinary adventure, our team can walk you through our menu and private dining room options. Learn more >

Tipping Policy

A key component of the education process at the CIA is learning how to deliver outstanding service. Students at The Culinary Institute of America are not permitted to accept tips, in accordance with IRS regulations and the CIA Student Code of Conduct. We thank you for honoring the “no tipping” policy, and for giving our students the opportunity to serve you. However, we have included a 20% Student Support Surcharge on each check which is returned to our students through scholarships, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets. Thank you for helping to support the educational mission of the CIA.