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 Service
The Tailor and the Cook reviews from OpenTable diners
179 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (131)fit for foodies (129)romantic (94)neighborhood gem (83)notable wine list (75)hot spot (56)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (18)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (14)scenic view (3)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great place
    Deegee1
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have dined here, several times, each time is better than the last. The food is always perfectly cooked and presented with utmost care. Service is excellent. The use of local food is a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • best in Utica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    great little place about 2 minutes south of NYS thruway in downtown Utica. Best restaurant in the area but hard to get in due to its small size and popularity, definitely need a reservation. Been here a few times and always pretty good. Nice wine list but would like to see a couple of more California chardonnays. I do find it a smoky, the kitchen could use a better ventilation system. restaurant is Noisy as well. meet portions seem to be cut thin and were overcooked but not enough to send back. sauces on some of the dishes seem to overwhelm the portions. My last visit the risotto was lame. but these minor issues would not prevent me from returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The most amazing restaurant around!
    Foodmother3
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Outstanding menu, outstanding service, incomparably creative cuisine. This restaurant is staffed by an extremely creative group of young and talented men and women who are committed to an unforgettable dining experience. An intimate and genuinely friendly establishment with world class food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a Special Trip
    ZigRules
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were stopping overnight in Utica and discovered The Tailor and the Cook through online reviews. What a find! This was the best dining experience my wife and I have had in years. Every dish was masterfully created and prepared, and the service was impeccable. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This truely is a "farm to table" restaurant. It really showcases numerous local purveyors from start to finish. The Fall menu had just begun and I has the chicken which was great. My friend had the pork chop which was good, but a little thin. The server was knowledgable and enthusiastic. A really great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the Best
    Mickfury
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Nothing has changed, except the fact that this might have been my tastiest experience yet. You can't beat this place. Try it, you'll agree!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience as always
    Winetime11
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food and service is great. We come to here every year for our Anniversay. We love the atmosphere and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Absolutely love the place. I brought my managers and general manager to your restaurant for a casual business dinner and they all raved about it. After several visits I have yet to find an entree that I haven't enjoyed. I'll certainly be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in Utica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Loved the decor, fantastic service and the smoked pepper side was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Thanks again for a phenomenal meal and experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tailor and the Cook
    Trev
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Simply the best food you'll ever eat. Not to mention it's all locally provided. From the chef to the wait staff it's just awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    Goddess444
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The atmosphere was really nice. The food very good. Service excellent. Unfortunately the seating is tight. We had a couple next to us who got louder and louder as the night went on and it was distracting to our group.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was outstanding! Everything from the butter to the dessert was wonderful. Tasty but not too overwhelming!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Miss It!
    FoodieJamie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Tailor and the Cook is THE place in Utica for fine dining. Foodies and all others will appreciate Chef Tim and his team's genius in the open kitchen. The staff are informed, caring and wonderfully connective keeping your dining experience properly paced and enjoyable! And the bartender is so well known they write glowing articles about his cocktail concoctions in the local paper. So, this is a must-see, can't wait and must go kind of place if you are looking for the best of Utica.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WW Durant crew loved it!
    Madonna
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We're in the food business and take food seriously. Eight of us (plus 1 four yr old granddaughter) really enjoyed our dinner last Wed. Really liked the cheese platter but would have liked more crackers. The bread and butter are to die for. The soba noodle with the salmon entree was relish! The corn ice cream was so good and loved the pumpkin butter accompanying the dark chocolate whoopie pie. The Utica Coffee Roasting Company coffee was so good we're going to look into serving their coffee on our dinner boat. Thank you for an over-all quality experience. PS: The brick walls, the signage, the entrance patio....all very appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Steria
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We always have a fabulous time. Would recommend to anyone. It is a place you crave to go to not just a place you go to because you don't feel like cooking. The staff always makes us feel special and that they were glad we came. They are very knowledgable about everything on the menu and the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Polishbill
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time visit and the place was outstanding - Service was the best in the Utica Rome area by far - comparable to any 5 star resturaunt I've ever been in. The drink menu was intersing and we enjoyed the unique cocktails. Food was beyond good - 6 of us in the party and eveyone gave their entre a 10! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellant
    bealert
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was excellant. Presentation was also excellent. Have already recommended this restaurant to many of our friends and acquaintances. In our opinion the best restaurant in the Utica area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Utica gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What an incredible find! Food was very fresh and delicious, staff was exceptionally friendly and welcoming and service was excellent. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "A culinary delight...
    wineanddine1951
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This restaurant is very small but what a gem it is! The food is very unique and we'll prepared. The chef is a culinary artist. Excellent wait staff! A little pricey than others but you get what you paid for and more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FiveAbbVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always tremendous! The atmosphere is vibrant and cool, the food interesting and so well prepared and the service is warm and professional. It's so nice to be remembered when you return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Francesco
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had downstate visitors... And these folks, accustomed to NYC restaurant scene, were blown away by the quality. T and C is a local treasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Janet Stanley
    happyfoodie4sure
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We have had a consistently wonderful time at the Tailor and the Cook. From the first moment you arrive you feel welcomed. The atmosphere reminds me of some of the greatest city finds we have experienced in our travels over the years. I appreciate their desire to support local farmers and suppliers which helps the local economy. The presentation, flavor and pairings of foods are always delightful!!! Five stars are just not enough for this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jewel
    Pleased
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We are a difficult group to please, and care about the details of how meals are made, and delivered. Would drive far off the road to experience this again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time.
    Uticanative
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My only gripe was we sat right on top of other people. Not a very romantic experiance, food was great, we'll worth the price. I would recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • Locally Grown
    Uticadiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Local ingredients, local chefs, showcase the best the area has to offer. I love that the waiter explained where the ingredients come from. Fantastic dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • Amazing Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Super fresh and innovative food... even better service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.