Dinner Reservations

Please call us at 210-554-6484, or make an online reservation. Please e-mail the Maitre’d Instructor Samantha.Fletcher@culinary.edu when booking parties larger than six.

Diners’ Choice Award 2017Hours of Operation


Tuesday–Saturday: 5:30–8:30 p.m.

The CIA Live Fire Kitchen at the Pearl Farmer’s Market

Thursday and Friday: 4–8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

We accept all credit cards!


Closed for major holidays.

Dress Code

There is no dress code for this restaurant.


Nao is located at 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215. Phone: 210-554-6484. View map and directions to Nao >

Tipping Policy: Pertains to Student-run Dinner Service Only

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 (only paid employees are permitted to accept tips) 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. In light of this policy, and to keep the student experience focused on education, we have included a 17% service charge on each check. All monies from the service charge are returned to our students through scholarships, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets.

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.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Jeff Levine
Communications Manager
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538

For reservations, parties, and special events inquiries, please contact:

Samantha Fletcher
Maître d’ Instructor