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The Culinary Vegetable Institute

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12304 State Route 13, Milan, OH 44846-9723
+1 419-499-7500
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Troy, Ohio
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69 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Twice we were lucky enough to have Jamie Simpson share the CVI great foods. Both days were prior to events but oh my, this ios the place that sends specialty organic vegetables to the best restaurants all over the world. Any amazing place.

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Fremont, Ohio
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have eaten here twice. The first time was fabulous! The second time, ok. This is a very gourmet restaurant. They grow all their own veggies! And they can a lot of it! The carrot cake and burnt carrot sorbet was melt in your mouth good! But we felt the second time we were shorted with the meal. No salad... More 

Thank Carol F
Milan, Ohio
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful quality, wonderful presentation. A place owned by the family who farms the land. True farm to table for their micro veges. Great parade of celebrity chefs. Highly recommended for a special night.

Thank Disappointed_from_Oh
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

As two physicians with little time off together we (Colleen does the research) are much more into experiences than entertainment, but if you look for one thing and then get both, how good is that!? The CVI would have to be a well kept secret for those both informed and uninformed about grass roots culinary endeavors that have profound ecologic... More 

2 Thank Craig T P
Holly Hill, Florida
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

The CVI exceeded our expectations, staff was effectively dedicated to making our two days staying at the luxury chef's suite memorable, master chef jamie Simpson and staff Profesional well organized and extremely comfortable working class ambience. The farm is truly amazing the jones family are simply adorable. All in all and unforgettable place in the middle of nowhere on Milan,... More 

Thank pichi17
Shelby, Ohio
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We did a cooking class that featured winter vegetables. Chef Jamie is so knowledgeable and helpful. I truly enjoyed this afternoon class. The class is small (only 10) I highly recommend this for a gift or for yourself!

Thank oreo777665
Norwalk, Ohio
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280 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I attended the CVI Disney Chef's Event in May of 2015!! The evening did come with a price but was well worth the cost. The food was amazing. I was seated with some very nice folks and very much enjoyed the entire experience. Farmer Jones is a very nice person. I would highly encourage anyone to participate in one of... More 

1 Thank Suze44857
Cincinnati, Ohio
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207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Culinary Vegetable Institute features monthly Earth-To-Table dinners with chefs from around the globe who create special menus to feature local seasonal produce. Aside from the exceptional creations that come to the table, the kitchen is open which allows diners to watch and interact with the chefs. A sitting area by a fireplace adds a lovely touch on cold evenings.

3 Thank CVGJetGuy
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Dine on the farm. Special guest chefs offer monthly dining experiences. Our foray was to one prepared by Chef Kelly of Cincinnati's Orchids restaurant.(In the Netherland Hilton Hotal.)Fantastic! Check the Institute's web site for coming events.

1 Thank travelmomCincinnati
Atlanta, Georgia
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2013

We found The Culinary Vegetable Institute looking in the internet for a good place to go eat in our visit to Sandusky Ohio. This place was intriguing as their theme was "from the earth to the table". We eventually found our way to the place although it's poorly marked and the GPS could not find the address on State Rout... More 

5 Thank traveller2Atlanta_GA

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
International, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12304 State Route 13, Milan, OH 44846-9723
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +1 419-499-7500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?