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The Tailor and the Cook
The Tailor and the Cook

The Tailor and the Cook Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thetailorandthecook.com/
  • Phone: (315) 793-7444
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Tailor and the Cook
Enjoy masterfully prepared meals in a relaxed and hospitable setting. Our chefs create seasonal menus based on freshness and the availability of local products. We can't wait to meet you!
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Tailor and the Cook is a great place to go when you want to try something unique. They cook with different spices and herbs and pair things that I would never imagine would go together so harmoniously. I love that everything is fresh and local and that the staff is very knowledgeable about the dishes that they are serving. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate and my husband and I love dining here for special occasions. I recommend making a visit at different times of the year to experience the different seasonal menus. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "T & C is so very consistent, friendly and kind! So grateful they are in our community!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had a fabulous experience at The Cook and The Tailor. The food is all fresh, well chosen and mostly locally produced. There is a blackboard in the back that lists the sources. I was intrigued to eat fava beans which I know are not in season yet. Our waitress went to the cook and gave me the website where they buy organic dried vegetables. The service was outstanding, the staff works as a team. We enjoyed everything on our plate..scallops, pork cheeks, lamb, paella and dessert. The food is not straight up boring so those that enjoy an Outback Steakhouse will not understand or appreciate the care that goes into every dish. If I lived closer I would come every week because the menu has many choices and we had a hard time picking."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My wife and I arrived a few minutes early, we were waited upon immediately at the bar and our table was ready promptly. The server was courteous, knowledgeable and also unobtrusive during our meal. We both had excellent meals, everything was fresh and prepared to order. It was our second time here and we will definitely be going back again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Simply the very best- the experience is the epitome of comfort in the level of service and care provided by the staff as well as the delicious quality of every dish we experienced-"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This is our favorite place for dinner when we are in the Utica area. The food is always top-notch, with the wait staff knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The source of the menu foods is posted on a board near the kitchen - a great nod to local farms."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "As is usual Tim and Melissa and their staff welcomed us like we were family, and really surprised us with a menu that had sting ray as an entree special, and it was absolutely amazing! We just came off a vacation on a cruise ship a week before our dinner at the Taylor and the Cook, and we felt like we were back on the cruise ship.....Thank you! Doug & Kathy"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our server was very well educated on the menu and where the food was locally purchased. Really was the best meal I've had in a long time. I recommend anyone to try this spot and you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love this place. It's quirky menu and farm to table fresh ingredients is unique for the area. I think it rivals trendy cities and should be experienced even if you have to drive a little out of your way. We were given tiny samples of the chef's new ideas and were sewn into his charm. I'd try anything the chef liked to dream up and the next time I'm even close to the area, I'll be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Looking forward to returning..Want to give a special kudos to the 2 bartenders Very friendley and proffesional"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Tailor and the Cook is one of the best restaurants I've been to. The food there is great quality and always fresh. The food is unique and tasty!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "If you are expecting to be catered to from start to finish this is your place. You might have to spend a little bit more then average but for that special occasion it is well worth it. Don't be afraid to try different foods."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Awesome food,great service, atmosphere you'd expect in NYC but available right here! Try it!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and the restaurant was amazing in accomodating my request to have a candle put on his dessert. Also, from the moment we walked in the hostess and waitstaff all wished him a happy birthday. The great service aside, the wine list was extensive and the food was amazing. We had the flat iron steak with foie gras butter and the duck ragout. For dessert we went with the eclair. If we are ever up in Utica again we will be sure to stop by."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great service, food and atmosphere. Felt pampered!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Culinary artistry and great service result in a relaxed setting."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Great vibe and design, the service was outstanding, and the food wonderfully local!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food is beautifully presented and delicious. I loved that many of the items on the menu were sources from regional farms and bakeries. The service was excellent, attentive without vein intrusive and well versed on the menu. The only minor negative is that due to the restaurant being small the tables are a bit cramped for space."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent from start to finish. Locally sourced organic food prepared in world class fashion. My wife and I were 20 days into a Whole 30 program. When we made our server aware, she new exactly what we needed and tailored (no pun intended) our meals to meet the criteria. They could not have been more accommodating. It was delicious! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "There is no restaurant in upstate or Central New York that can compare to this one"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been to Tailor and the Cook several times over the last few years, and the first bite of every meal evokes the same response..."this is amazing." I have tried things I never NEVER thought I would eat because I know and trust that thee chefs could make SPAM taste amazing. Seriously, I ate Venison Tartare and could have licked the plate. But its a little fancy for plate-licking, so didn't."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Waitress was very professional and knowledgeable of the entire menu. Menu and staff much different than anything else in the area. Would recommend to others."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Been to this restaurant several times before and each time had an exceptional dining experience, great food, great service ... but this time was disappointing, primarily for the entrée. Interesting menu but in comparison to the past, mediocre in choices. We opted for the Filet and Delmonico steaks. The appetizers were very good, sides very good, the desert exceptional but the entrée ... Filet was very overcooked (almost inedible), Delmonico was very undercooked. The server recognized the shortcomings immediately and offered replacements. We did not accept. We are hoping this culinary snafu is an isolated incident, merely a bad night for the chef because we really enjoy the restaurant. But if the food continues not to be good well ..."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The uniqueness of this restaurant is worth the visit. Locally grown/raised food is a huge bonus. The food quality was outstanding as well as the knowledge of the food the staff had. This really isn't a restaurant I would bring a kid to unless they are used to fine dining food."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Outstanding real food with an emphasis on local suppliers. Great atttention to detail, great service. Soups, apps, and entrees are very unique and prepared in suprising ways. Best veggies and greens around. It's a bit too dark in there and not enough vegetarian dishes to choose from, but otherwise a fantastic spot that hopefully will be around a good long time."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great food with unique offerings with new entres rotated in weekly. The wait staff are friendly and knowledgable. They are attentive without being intrusive. It is by far my favorite restaurant in the area. Hence it's best to make reservations well in advance."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I discovered this restaurant after hearing about their participation in a local indoor farmer's market. After reviewing their menu online I discovered I wanted to try it. What a gem. The food was surprising in this area - different, tasty, experimental. The waitstaff was extremely attentive and the wine extensive. What a great experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our dining experience with you, was great. It was far above our expectations, including dinner , service and desert."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Dinner was great. The menu selection is always interesting, unique and flavorful. The service was great. We went with some friends who have not been before and they loved it!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Small dining room with a big feel. Top notch staff from the front all the way to the back. If you want to feel as if you're NOT in Utica, then go here. It'll feel like you were transported to Asheville or even Brooklyn. The food is top notch and the wine list is pretty damn special. If you want to reserve a weekend dinner, I suggest doing so a week or two in advance. It'll be worth the wait."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Everything is perfect from the moment you are greeted at the door, to the very end of your meal. Great menu, great meal, extensive wine list. Lovely deserts. The food and the service are exceptional!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great food, buzzing atmosphere. Tables a little close together - but it is a small place with not many covers. Shame they haven't got enough space to spread things out a bit more. This was a top notch restaurant - Worth travelling for"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "FROM THE GREAT SERVICE WE RECEIVED FROM LINDSEY B.TO THE GREAT WINE AND DELICIOUS FOOD.I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS WAS THE BEST DINING EXPERIENCE I HAVE HAD IN THIS AREA.THE ATMOSPHERE WAS PERFECT FOR ME AND MY WIFE.I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYBODY.KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK A DEFINATE FIVE STAR EXPERIENCE"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We had such a wonderful night out. The service was impeccable. The food can't be described other than you have to experience it! Thanks so much, Tailor and the Cook!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Tailor and Cook is a 5 star restaurant!! Each and every time I have eaten there everything has been absolutely top notch!!! Delicious food and wonderful service!!! Can't wait to go again :-)"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Every visit to Tailor and the Cook is the same. The highest quality foods and flavors, an ambiance for quiet conversation, wonderfully knowedgeable wait staff, attention to detail, and an experience you can't wait to repeat."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We felt completely welcome as soon as we walked in. Service was great from beginning to end. Each dish explained in detail. Loved farm to table concept. Chalkboard on wall with local farms they are supporting. From drinks, appetizers, salad and entree did not disappoint! The combination of foods and textures was an explosion with each bite! Definitely will be back. A local gem!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great food, relaxing atmosphere, enjoyable time! We will be back with friends and family"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The staff was charming and knowledgeable. The food was up to expectations, Delicious! A little bit pricey though."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This was our fourth trip to the Tailor and the Cook and once again, they did not disappoint. The female server was fun and very knowledgeable regarding both the food and wine. We went with two other couples for a night out, we had an early reservation so we were seated upon arrival in a cozy table near the rear of the restaurant which was perfect. All of those in attendance enjoyed their meals and would definitely return again! My husband and I both cook and entertain ALOT so we appreciate good, fresh, local food when we have it and that's what we always get at Tailor and the Cook!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014