The Tailor and the Cook
The Tailor and the Cook

The Tailor and the Cook

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thetailorandthecook.com/
  • Phone: 3157937444
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Tailor and the Cook reviews from OpenTable diners
174 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)fit for foodies (119)romantic (95)neighborhood gem (82)notable wine list (71)hot spot (54)good for groups (19)great for outdoor dining (18)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (11)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Tailor and the Cook was the scene for our 31st anniversary. Our son had gotten us a gift certificate and it was one of the best dining experiences I've had. We had been there before so knew it would be fantastic, but it was even better than fantastic. Delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful meal with amazingly fresh food and taste
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A food orchestra
    Garretts6648
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service and food was exceptional. We enjoyed every minute it is a musical in your mouth. Everything was a ten, definently a five star! We will go back professional in every aspect of fine dining.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Probably the best restaurant north of New York City! Great service, wonderful atmosphere, and INCREDIBLE FOOD!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    4dinersdelite
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had an excellent meal, starting with one of the daily appetizers, and the drink of the day, and finishing with delicious desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently delivers
    UticaDining
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food at The Tailor and the Cook is creative and delicious from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impeccable service
    Camper
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Each member of the wait staff that interacted with us was awesome, especially Josh. Super customer-service minded, classy and knowledgeable. Mixed reviews on the flank steak--one person liked it, the other didn't. The pork chops were delicious and same for the vegan risotto. A memorable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fancigal
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Upon leaving, I always have the feeling that I'm glad I came HERE for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    Weezer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Melt in your mouth flavor combinations. What a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Winning Night!
    FoodieJamie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had dinner here on Wednesday; happened to be new menu day and Tim has done another incredible job. For foodies, there is NO BETTER place in Utica to dine. Delicious food, aromatic and unusual food combinations spectacularly presented; service is both attentive and well-informed and the ambiance is always welcoming. If you're local, go often. And if you're visiting, do NOT miss this on your journey to Utica.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A great place to stretch you normal night out when it comes to what to order with just incredible tasting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amaaaazzzinngg
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Tailor and the Cook is always an intimate dining experience between hosts and guests. The food, atmosphere, and service is always superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Utica Gem for your special person
    BruceWDW
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    When travelling, my wife and I love to identify that very special local restaurant that is known for it's diverse menu, flavorful dishes, locally sourced foods and special atmosphere. Thankfully we have that choice in our own hometown at The Tailor and the Cook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Have eaten at the Taylor and the Cook many times. The food and service is as good as it gets anywhere in the world. The downside is that the exhaust fan is inadequate for the room. A solution for the smoke filling the room should be explored.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience (as always) !
    JimC
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I brought an old friend (visiting from out of town) to The Tailor and the Cook for his first visit. As always the food and service was superb! As a hint for those who enjoy good wines -- many of the wines on the wine list may not have prestigious names, but it's the taste & quality of the wine that is more important than the familiarity of the vineyard and the label -- I have tried at least a dozen different wines there over the past few years -- all have been excellent! The vast majority of the food (the meats, the veggies, the grains, the dairy, etc) is quite local -- very much farm-to-table without commercial processing, chemicals & preservatives. The beer & ale & liquor variety includes many local options and many "top shelf" too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another outstanding night
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The tailor and the cook never seems to disappoint. The staff always goes above and beyond to make your dinning experience welcoming and enjoyable. The fresh fare is second to none in our community!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad we have this in Utica!
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I feel like I'm in a NYC restaurant when I dine at The Tailor and The Cook. I have never been let down - in fact my boyfriend (who is a discerning foodie from Philadelphia) was so impressed with the experience that we made plans to dine again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Food and Atmosphere
    Melissa
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our 4th time here. I've always had average meals but my husband usually enjoys it. Today was an exception; we were both very disappointed. Tables are far too close, between neighbors right on top of you and having to talk over the open kitchen right behind, privacy is impossible. Twice our waitress had to stop mid-sentence to move to the other side of our 2-person table to try to get out of the way of our neighbors, and when I went to leave it was difficult to do so without putting my butt in my neighbors' plates. Scallop appetizer was delicious (but 3 scallops for $11 is a little high.) The crust on the bread was burnt. We both had a shrimp and clam dish; clams were far too chewy and shrimp was undercooked. Very disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Better every time
    JRoc
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife & I have eaten here about a dozen times. We have never had a bad meal or anything that wasn't perfect. Everytime we leave we say it was the best meal yet! Jimmy provides excellant service and the food is beyond fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great vibe
    JEvans
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Visited for the first time on a Friday night, and found the food and service to be excellent. The veal chop and filet were cooked perfectly and we enjoyed the presentation of each dish. Do not skip dessert! The gelato with the espresso is delicious paired with an espresso martini!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dining experience!
    Madge
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had the most amazing meal! Everything about our evening was fabulous. The friendliest staff ever From the bartender who made the best whiskey sour I ever drank, to the waiter who explained every detail about each course of the meal. We had a great experience, Love that everything is local and Paleo friendly! Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dont pass this place
    Justpassingthru2day
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Traveled the world and this restaurant is top notch. Creative dishes using farm fresh vegetables, try the peppers with garlic, outstanding. Large variety of wine or beer to complement any meal choice. Ask for Sara as your waitress and she will devote a lot of time describing the menu not just rattling off the specials off a pad. She makes great recommendation on the beer choices. If your lucky enough to have her as your waitress your night will be complete. The duck and filet mignon were excellent as well as the salads and the cheesecake and rhubarb crisp . Wish it was closer to Jersey!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife and I have dined at Tailor and the Cook well over a dozen times now. The restaurant is remarkably consistent. I just want to emphasize that the service was, again, excellent. The men and women on the wait staff are always attentive, well informed, and very pleasant. Having worked in restaurants, I'm especially impressed by their timing, which always makes for a well paced, unhurried atmosphere and meal. This is the best restaurant in our region of New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our experience at The Taylor and The Cook was AMAZING. Delicious foods I would never think to pair together that create amazing flavors. I have never been to a restaurant where the servers knew more about the food. The Taylor and the Cook is a dining EXPERIENCE. You are not just going out to dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING!
    zack
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Tailor and the cook may be my new favorite restaurant. The space itself has an industrial feel to it; brick walls, exposed piping, it's reminiscent of something you would find in NYC or Boston. It's small but it creates that intimate dining experience you want in a place like this. Their bar is stocked with top shelf liquor and they have a wine list 3 pages long. Our food came out perfectly timed. We had enough time to chat and enjoy a glass of wine before we we're served two perfectly cooked dishes. I had the filet and it was amazing. Nicely seared on the outside, juicy pink on the inside. It was so tender I hardly had to chew. Definitely the best filet I have had in the area and it was only second to one I had in Vegas.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Experience
    Kyle13501
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It's wonderful to see a modern restaurant like The Tailor & the Cook making creative new dishes using local ingredients. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The place is on the outskirts of Utica, not easily accessible (we had to do a couple of u-turns to find get there), but the trip was worth it. The food is fair to table, so if you care about where your food comes from, and also think eating locally grown food is better for you and the planet, then you can't go wrong at this restaurant. The appetizers were delicious, the open kitchen and exposed brick gives the place a vibrant energy. We were impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food and service were top notch. All local ingredients. If u want excellent food with excellent service go here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    datenightchick
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I love any chance we get to get to the Tailor and the Cook...birthdays, anniversaries, just because. We love that the menu is seasonal and that we can always find something new to try. Every course is phenomenal, from drinks th dessert. The staff is so pleasant, patient, and knowledgeable. If you enjoy trying new flavors and combinations, the Tailor and the Cook is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant as ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is my primary choice for entertaining guests from out of town. It provides congruency when I tell them where Utica and the whole region is headed. The menu is fantastic but I can't remember the last time I didn't get one of the specials! Have never had anything short of an amazing experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    GVanA
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent and friendly service, fresh and engaging menu choices, fabulous ambience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a homerun
    Bistate8
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dinner was superb; the menu offers excellent choices (which changes, depending on the season). Service is very good - attentive without being suffocating. Makes for a great special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Tailor & the Cook
    JW1013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had heard so many good things about The Tailor & the Cook, and it lived up to every thing I had heard! The food was beyond wonderful, beautifully presented and delicious. The service was impeccable. We were immediately seated and the staff was attentive without being overbearing. From the appetizers through dessert, the entire meal lived up to my expectations. It's pricey for this area but absolutely worth coming to for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Sampling the local cheeses from the cheese plate appetizer with a good red wine is possibly the best part of the meal, but everything is thoughtfully and tastefully done. This place has it figured out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Expeience
    Gastronomique22
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    In Utica over night- selected this restaurant through trip advisor - great service - thanks Lindsey - veal meatballs to die for- chocolate cake fabulous- veal chop somewhat chewy and fatty but tasty- sides are great= lamb sausage sprinkled over clams and shrimp dish was a nice touch. Highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ivanilla9
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in the area. It always serves excellent local food - prepared to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Tailor and Cook is one of my favorite restaurants to go to for a delicious dinner with a twist on local foods. They always do a great job and the menu reflects the fresh in season foods that we have to offer. Our service was outstanding and I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal dining experience
    Cuisinemachine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Good reason to not be in a hurry, b/c the dining experience here is exceptional. A little noisy, b/c of the close table proximity, but food and service are always outstanding. I absolutely love their commitment to support local economy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out
    Garmer
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Delicious food, perfectly prepared, artistically arranged on the plate, and served by an attententive and knowledgable wait staff. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very hip
    HastoBhip
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Visiting the Tailor and the Cook was on my summer "bucket list" and my experience lived up to my anticipation. What a wonderful addition to our city. This is by far the hippest restaurant in the Mohawk Valley. Loved the decor, the ambiance, the staff, the food, the whole concept. Bagg Square is truly transforming and The Tailor and the Cook is an integral part of this transformation. I am now anxiously waiting for the opening of the French bakery down the block in which the Tailor and Cook will be partnering in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.