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“Great dinner on a Tuesday night”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of St. Andrew's Cafe - CLOSED

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St. Andrew's Cafe
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Arlington, Virginia
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great dinner on a Tuesday night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

We were passing through Hyde Park with an overnight on a Tuesday and not having been before, wanted to try one of the CIA restaurants. St. Andrew's was available. We had the Cioppino, Chicken and Lamb and all were excellent. The student staff are charming and do great work, which adds to the experience and makes it a thoroughly enjoyable night out. We will definitely return if in the area again or if we travel to one of the other CIA locations. Highly recommended!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank TravelDadio
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English first
Newburgh, New York
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A Relaxing lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

On a rainy March afternoon, my husband and I met out of town family members for lunch at St. Andrews cafe. To start, parking can be a challenge and getting to the cafe in the rain is quite an experience. Once there, the reception by the student staff was friendly and inviting. The menu featured produce from local area markets and farms. All the luncheon presentations were beautifully presented. I had a quinoa with an avacado and salsa fill. The local beef was tasty.
The CIA has many fine resturants and the location is just magnificent. The bookstore is a treat and if you are looking for sandwiches and pastries,the CIA has a great bakery. Classes are also available. Take a tour of the whole facility and watch future chefs learn their trade.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank marylou1017
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Meriden, Connecticut
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch at the CIA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

We have eaten at the CIA many times but never for lunch or at the St Andrews Cafe. We were not disappointed. The lamb was delicious and the bread pudding as well. Our server was delightful Katie. She graduates in May and then on to the bachelor's program. We wish her the best. Her "front of the house" personality gave us a chuckle or two and added to an already pleasant afternoon.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank DebbieandBrian
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good but not CIA's best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Will probably return to other CIA restaurants first. Decor is country club modern. Food good but uneven. Carrot cake turned out to be a muffin. Gnocchi somewhat golf-ballish (fitting the name?). Ravioli dried and tough on edges. But perfectly cooked dorade and excellent cioppino. Wine list a bit limited, partly because they try to offer local wines, which are not my preference. Overall this is very good dining, but we have been even more impressed by other restaurants there.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank GilBagnell
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Fishkill
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121 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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“Superior Service with Fine Food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

The restaurants at the CIA are all a worthwhile experience. St. Andrew's Cafe is a good example of the excellent food and service.

Visited September 2012
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Thank DrAndy1
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