The Tailor and the Cook

4.8
1852 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Tailor and the Cook is a unique, Farm to Table restaurant in Downtown Utica, NY. Nestled in the heart of the historic Bagg’s Square neighborhood, The Tailor and the Cook is one of many great restaurants in Utica.
Attentive service and a comfortable atmosphere support provocative cuisine produced with the finest local ingredients.
The management of The Tailor and the Cook is devoted to offering their guest delicious and uncomplicated food and a path to the farmers and producers who make it happen.
The Beverage program at The Tailor and the Cook spotlights craft producers and interesting offerings not found in other establishments. Guests may choose from the country’s most diverse and well-curated list of New York State wines. Artisan spirits, craft beers, and exciting mixology offer guests a wide variety of beverage selections.
Join us at The Tailor and the Cook for a memorable experience focused on local fare.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right from the moment we walked in..everyone was so cordial,wonderful and so knowledgeable! The ambience was absolutely beautiful and warm. The food was second to none. I would recommend this establishment to all. We will definitely return on special occasions

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect evening, great food, service and wine!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Food had cold spots
Even though we had a reservation, restaurant did not have seating for us for 20 mins.
Ran out of item I wanted to order off menu.

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MH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Taylor and the Cook, Well worth your time and money. The food is prepared to perfection. The Entire Staff is very accommodating and enjoyable. You won't leave disappointed. We go several times of year and are always treated very well. Please make every effort to visit them, Then tell All your family and friends. Definitely a culinary delight!!

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ML
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

This was Valentines evening , where the price did not meet the expectations. We came in early and had to wait about 20-30 minutes past our reserved time . Voted one of the most romantic restaurants , ambiance didn’t fit romance but more of a normal night out for dinner - noisy and rushed. For this class of restaurant the wine was not poured correctly. The server seemed rushed and not in a good mood at all. At the end of the evening the server disappeared and we were told by another sever that he was out back doing things for him, that he would not return. If he had to leave our table , letting us know the case would have been appropriate instead of just disappearing .

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute perfect evening! Service is amazing, the food so flavorful, never feel rushed, extremely relaxing. Perfect dining experience.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite place to go. Service and food are always great!

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience. The locally grown food are so good. The service was outstanding. Highly recommend it to all
Saw a few friends as we were dining and all said the same thing

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food and the service were outstanding. I always appreciate the knowledge and information that the wait staff pass on to the dining patrons. It means so much to me to know the source of my food and how it will be prepared. I am very particular about my food, and The Tailor and the Cook always meets my expectations. I am so glad this restaurant is so convenient to my home. Keep up the good work, Tim!

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CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here as we are only in Utica once or twice a year. I was hoping it lived up to our high expectations from our first experience and it absolutely did. An absolute must visit when in or around Utica.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For many years my wife and I have wanted to go to this place. But for whatever reason we never made it. This year because of other things going on we decided to celebrate our Valentine's Day dinner early and so we went there on Wednesday. We both got the lamb loin and it was outstanding. The cheese plate we ordered and the drinks we had were also five star. But beyond the food I must say that the level of service that we were shown was like nothing else I've seen in the Utica area. It was at the same time attentive yet relaxed. As a special occasion place I don't think you will top this anywhere.

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MP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed! The bartender made exceptional cocktails for my mother & grandmothers. The host and all the servers were amazing. And the chef's knocked it out of the park!! Thank you!

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to this restaurant several times and have recommended it to friends and brought friends. Whenever we're there, it feels as though we're dining out in a sophisticated city far from Central New York. The ambiance is warm and inviting. In fact, everything is spot on, and the service is always impeccable: perfectly paced, friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about what is being served. When the waiter came to our table to ask how we were enjoying our desserts, I told him mine was fine; my husband wasn't enjoying his but he was eating it anyway, the server took care of the situation immediately, no hesitation. These folks are true professionals. The food is always fresh and delicious with creative offerings for any style of eating, including vegetarian. I can't wait to return!

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining, outstanding food and service. Highly recommend.

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a gem. Simply on top of their game from entry to departure. Knowledgeable staff and creative food preparation makes this a prize. We drove an hour and will return soon!

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent, not cheap but worth the money for a special occasion

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RD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Our New York City family came to visit and they were equally impressed with the venue and selection of fine foods and spirits. Thank you for an incredible evening.

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SK
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time and we'll be back. Great food, service and fun evening over all.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been a couple weeks since our last visit so without details details I’ll just say that our entire experience was really outstanding. Every item that came to the table was unique and delicious from the bread (wow, the bread!) to the dessert. The service was as good as we’ve had anywhere and the atmosphere is very cool. Dinner and wine for four was around $400 with tip.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t tell you how many times I’ve enjoyed The Tailor & The Cook over the years. From the moment I make my reservation, I have something special to look forward to. Upon arrival, we are always greeted with a warm welcome....and it begins....a night of true culinary pleasure and excellent service. Thanks to all the amazing staff who contribute to this five star restaurant <3

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and service impeccable, as always. The scallops and duck breast were cooked to perfection and the cheesecake is the best ever! We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere on a snowy night, which altogether made for a lovely evening.

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday with friends this weekend. Originally our reservations were for 7:30 PM, but a big storm was coming in and we needed to go earlier. They were very accommodating, and changed our reservation to 530. The food was wonderful and the people that came with us couldn’t say enough good things about the evening. Our server was very attentive and helpful in making our selections. The tailor and the cook is our go to restaurant for special occasions.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service. The seafood Newburgh was wonderful.

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p
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experienced the Beets & Carrots from the Firsts section of the menu for the 'first' time, and it was phenomenal. I love beets, and these were prepared extremely well... and varied!

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TE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tailor and the Cook is by far one of the best restaurants in CNY if not all of NY. Great farm to table offerings, interesting combinations and sauces, artistic salads are included with your entree and the service is outstanding!

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E
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful farm to table experience. Great space that pays homage to its roots. Very insightful server and engaging hostess. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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PN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow our little family of 3 enjoys fine dining and the T & C didn’t disappoint!
Generous portions, quality food supporting local & organic vendors, impeccable service, plus beautiful & creative decor.

Only complaint, tried the flight of local wines and nothing spectacular, granted we’re spoiled in the PNW with unbelievable wine makers.

Lucky for us, our son is attending University nearby so we’ll be visiting this tasty joint often!

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TV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in Utica while traveling from Northern New England to Cleveland. Found T&C on Yelp a few days before the trip. Made reservations on line. Had a very good meal and enjoyed good service. Had a classic gin martini - very dry and stingingly cold - just the way it should be. Nice break to our trip.

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was everything I expected and more. Exceptional food , professional and knowledgeable staff, perfect atmosphere....

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d
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, delicious breads, excellent presentation and excellent service

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ER
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner here last weekend for my mom’s birthday. The whole experience was phenomenal from the ambiance, to the service and food. I love that this restaurant is so supportive of local business and it’s beautiful what they’re doing for Utica between Tailor and the Cook, Utica Bread and Nail Creek Pub. I highly recommend all of their brands. Go local!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonderful experience at this place

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation four and our table was immediately ready. The service was incredible, the food amazing. This place is very special.

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E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service & amazing taste

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience here was amazing, I’ll definitely come back and recommend this place for whoever wants to go on a date or have a casual dinner

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TK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service beyond compair! Food that you maybe wouldnt see many other places around cny.....drove from Syracuse and would gladly walk next time....that good! My tuna steak was a little more well done then I would have hoped,but otherwise delicious....be back asap

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VM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, exciting preparations, very hip & creative! Excellent cocktails! Love that products are locally sourced... atmosphere is inviting... service is outstanding!

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tailor and the Cook is the best food in Utica, bar none. In addition we like the artwork, ambiance and staff.

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