Launched in 2013, The Dining Lab is a critically acclaimed contemporary American fine dining restaurant run entirely by students from the Culinary Institute of New York (CINY). Deemed a “training ground for students” by The Wall Street Journal, “the little kitchen that could” by The New York Times and “Westchester’s Best Kept Secret” by Westchester Magazine, the restaurant provides students valuable real world experience in à la carte food production and refined service, all while earning credit toward graduation.
Led by seasoned and ACF-certified instructors with vast industry knowledge and experience, students develop the professional, sophisticated skills needed to create a memorable dining experience for guests. The Dining Lab is open three nights a week and offers a seasonal menu. To make reservations, visit thedininglab.com, or contact us at:
434 Main Street
New Rochelle, New York 10801
CINY’s student-run café, The Pastry Kiosk, offers a full lunch menu with gourmet sandwiches on freshly baked breads, quiches, salads and soups. It includes a full pastry case, including decorated cupcakes, mousse-filled cakes, tarts, biscotti and croissants. The Kiosk hours vary according to the semester schedule and is open to the public, providing students yet another opportunity to gain first-hand experience.