The Tailor and the Cook
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The menu is a little confusing as well as the explanation. We were told they are small plates and people get between 3-5 plates. There was no categories, just random items to pick from. We each had three plates and the was not enough food for us. The protein plate had the price of an average entrée ($15-20) yet the portion was smaller than an average appetizer.
We ordered a Flatbread to start and they graciously gave us some bread and a sample of a dip before the flat bread came. I probably wouldn't have ordered the flatbread if I knew this was coming.
The food was creative and unique. Flavors were a little complex but not consistent throughout. Almost everything we ordered had a bit too much salt and I tried everything my wife had. This surprised me based on a restaurant at this level. The dessert was $9 and tiny.
Overall it was pretty good. It didn't blow me away and it wasn't the best value.
Amazing meal. Very creative, adequate proportions, excellent taste and presentation. Treated like royalty by our very professional server and host Jared. Thanks for a special evening your restaurant is truly a gem in our city.
Amazing service and food. Highly recommendable.
Always outstanding! From food to beverage to service! This place never disappoints!
Never a dull moment, ever changing menu keeps you guessing. Always exceeds expectations!
The Tailor and the Cook always exceeds all expectations! The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
We took our daughter to celebrate her 16th birthday and good report card and she thoroughly enjoyed it. She can’t wait to go back! As do we always feel!
The whole menu has been changed to tasting sized plates. I feel that the prices were high for the portion size received. My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary. We have gone many times before and have always been delighted with our meals. We expected the high quality of years past. Not this year. His steak was over cooked and my meal was mostly flavorless. It was disappointing overall.
First time I've ever had ribeye steak (Normally I would choose Filet) and it was cooked perfectly and it was delicious! I love this place, it's in my top two for the area. Thank you!
Delicious meal and excellent service (thanks Tim F.) as always. Cocktails were on point, thank you Todd!
Thank you, Tim H. and team for another great evening!
Great place in Utica, everything is amazing. Staff goes above and beyond as well.
Love this place. They are doing small plates now which is great as you can try several dishes. The pork spare ribs were to excellent as well as the lamb. Definitely save room for desert and the German Chocolate cake was very good. I also have to say the cosmopolitan was also excellent. Great overall dining experience!
Definitely one of the best restaurants in Utica. Uses local products.
Top notch. The best. Great service and great food. Support our restaurants
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely go there again.
Our new favorite place! The different flavors of food was phenomenal! The service was great! And local food is key to a good restaurant in my mind!
Food was unique and outstanding. Wait staff was very well informed on the menu selections and extremely helpful with any questions and offered suggestions.
Loved the idea of the tasting menu.
As always, the meal at Tailor & the Cook was perfect. I love the small plate concept because I can try more dishes.
This was our first time dining here and it did not disappoint. The staff very accommodating, the food was a flavorful experience. The ambiance is that of a restaurant one might find in Manhattan.
Absolutely delicious food and wine, exemplary service! We had a great time.
Excellent meal and service. Love the evolving menu.
Tapas menu was great. It was very enjoyable trying the various dishes.
Amazing meal. The waiter went out of his way to cater to our dietary restrictions
Amazing as always!
Everything was fantastic! The food was delicious and the service was great. As always!
This was our first time back since the menu revisions moving to a small plate shareable style serving. Admittedly after the numerous times dining at The T&C I was amazed they completely revamped the dining experience that was exceptional every time. To my great joy this so how was even better, not that food that has always been simple perfect but the entire experience. We were able to enjoy so many options and try dishes we may have not if they were complete meals it made being a bit adventurous or outside a normal comfort an easy choice. As always service was spot on and the experience in total was awesome. Any time you get an opportunity this is the best dining option for miles and would put the food and service up against any fine dining establishment anywhere. To top it off they support our local farmers which is a huge bonus for me. So thanks to the entire team at The T&C for a great night out with my beautiful wife.
Not thrilled about the small plate men. We doubled both of our meat and scallop orders. Previous restaurants in town Experimented with small plate offerings and ultimately went back to full plate dinners. The food however was delicious. We will be back again.
Great food & service. Staff is outstanding. Staff always remembers our names from last visit as well as preferred drinks. Never had a bad meal. Our favorite place to dine
Creative menu in all aspects. Sweet Corn Chowder best soup I ever had. Tater Tots were a pleasant twist on a. Old favorite. Wish this restaurant was in Maryland where we live.
We loved it and can't wait to return. Enjoyed sharing a variety of delicious small plates and the wine list is excellent.
The food was very good, great variety and served efficiently and professionally. It was my birthday and my dessert had a candle, nice touch.
I was alone and sat at the bar. The bartender was excellent. The food was awesome! Had never been before. The ambiance was nice inside.
My second visit to Tailor and the Cook and they haven't disappoint. I had the Rabbit which I did not know it was a stew but it was delicious. I might've chosen something else, had I known it was a stew.
Will always be back again...love the entire experience from the bar to the final desert. Staff at all levels amazing.
Great food & service as always. Our favorite place to dine
Server very informative and patient. Great experience.
Truly creative and distinctive food and service. The quality and clarity of taste are worth driving 100 miles for!
Amazing food. Beyond expectations.
Love the idea of the small plates to share.
Wait staff and bartender were attentive and lovely.
The new smaller portion sizes are a bit confusing. But you can get anything on the menu doubled to have it as an entree.
The best restaurant.
We drive an hour and a half (from Albany) to eat here.
The rotating menu and amazing food/service keep us coming back.
10 out of 10.
Outstanding dining experience. Loved the mini-meal-sharing option. Food tastes, textures, and freshness was outstanding. Thanks to all of you.
The Tailor and the Cook is rated 4.9 stars by 2248 OpenTable diners.
The Tailor and the Cook does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/772/the-tailor--the-cook.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.