The Tailor and the Cook

4.8
1775 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(315) 624-3663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tim Hardiman
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Catering
At this time, we do not offer any catering services.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oriskany Boulevard
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Parking details
There is ample parking on Genesee Street in front of The Tailor and the Cook. Also much street parking can be found on Hotel Street, just around the corner.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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V
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an incredible meal and dining experience!! The staff was amazing.

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

T&C never ceases to amaze me. Chef Tim and crew are true artisans and the entire staff are wonderful and accommodating. Never miss it when I’m in town.

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TG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always enjoy a delightful delicious meal at Taylor and the Cook.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent environment. My favorite place in Utica.

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UW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Tailor and The Cook is a shockingly excellent eatery that would hold its own in midtown Manhattan or Beverly Hills, but is right in Utica, NY. Its locally-sourced foods are fresh, the service is supreme, and the food is creative and indulgent in flavor and plating. Freshly baked breads with flavorful butter through high-quality meats and fish and wonderful desserts. I have tasted delicious vegetables there that I didn't know existed. It is worth the cost. We forgot to update our 4-person reservation to 2, and still, the service was 5 star, more than considerate and attentive. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome without a hint of annoyance, which would be understandable as we arrived at the height of their dinner seating. Total professionals. Their people are genuinely tops at customer service and the food is nothing short of divine. I miss it already. GO. DON'T MISS IT!

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great local food creatively presented in a fun environment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Devon, was amazing at not only the wealth of knowledge of the menu but also his enthusiasm and passion for being there.

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night. Amazing food. Had a wonderful time there and cant wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as usual with highlights of fresh mushroom pate and mushroom toast. Great food and even better service.

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RS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our sixth visit and as usual everything was great. We live in Europe but always make a point of visiting "The Taylor & the Cook" whenever we are in the States.

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GG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening....atmosphere was comfortable for a business meeting/discussion. Server was very accommodating of my special requests. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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WG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicious food, as always. Loved the duck and the filet mignon!

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DW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my third visit and they’ve all been very good. The service is always outstanding, the ambience is fun, and the drinks are excellent. All of these get solid A’s. The food, however, doesn’t quite measure up to the rest of the experience. It’s very good, but I’ve yet to have an OMG-this-is-to-die-for kind of meal. For the money ($39 for my most recent entree) I expect the food to be exceptional too.

I’ll be back next time I’m in town, looking for that next level of wonderful.

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful date night. The service was very good. We enjoyed the butcher’s board appetizer very much.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were a bit late for our reservation and they made us feel like we inconvenienced them and rushed. Pub atmosphere with a fine dinning menu.$$

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I never give 5 stars. This was a great dining experience. Attentive, knowledgeable and welcoming staff. Thoughtful, creative menu featuring local ingredients, expertly prepared, beautifully presented. Impressive wine list of affordable quality wines, many local. Worth a special trip.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food always ! Amazing service ! Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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LC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We happened upon this gem of a restaurant on our way driving thru Utica from Boston. I've had some pretty spectacular meals in Boston, but none lately that match what we ate at the Tailor and the Cook. It was an unforgettable meal. The pork entree was the best. Each of the little sides that came with it were unique and delicious. Also enjoyed the dandelion greens and beet risotto. And the bread was equally fantastic. Just a fantastic meal all the way around.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the few restaurants in the area that honestly can use the label "farm to table.'' A true commitment to local sourcing of food and wine. Our meal was excellent from start to finish and so was the service.

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very attentive, I only had one issue in that the Scallops were a little on the salty side. My husand also commented to me that he thought the Scallops were a little salty. Overall it was a great experience.

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TS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far top 3 restaurants I’ve ever eat at. World class cocktails, amazing food. The attention to detail with the staff and food is one to emulate. We live in buffalo and made a stop in Utica just to eat here on our way to Vermont. It’s high quality food for sure. Farm to table style food, prepared perfectly.

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LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. Wine and beer list very good.

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KD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely top notch. From ambiance to service to quality of food, perfection everywhere! Don't allow rumors of need for long standing reservation deter you, we reserved a day ahead for a Thursday evening and had a great table. This meal was worth every cent, in fact it would have been worth more. If you haven't tried this yet, don't wait, a gem.

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TB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will get no better food in Mohawk Valley than Taylor & The Cook. There farm to table selection is outstanding and service is even better. Tim is the best server ever!!

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

25th wedding anniversary - food and wine were fantastic. Pace was perfect - adequate time between courses, never felt like we were waiting or rushed. Talked to the floor manager ahead of time and asked him to present a special present at desert and things went off without a hitch.

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AR
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. We’ve been before and will go again. In my humble opinion it’s the best restaurant in the area. The staff’s attention to detail, their care for patrons and the quality of the food separates the Tailor and the Cook from all the rest.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal!

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had one of the best meals ever on Saturday night. Loved the cheese plate appetizer also. The service from Meredith our server and Jared the dining room manager were spot on. Thanks for making our night a spectacular and memorable experience Tailor & The Cook!

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menu; great presentation; great food. Good service

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BM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awsome! Local sourced. All servers and chefs very outgoing and attentive.

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JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We HIGHLY recommend this venue. Every detail was attended to. All staff are friendly and so knowledgeable. Each person truly seemed to want to be there & enjoy their role & worked so well together. The food, from appetizers to dessert was second to none. Not only did we know where our food came from but how it was prepared and other interesting details. The atmosphere is relaxing & comfortable & so welcoming. It was worth the over than an hour drive and we look forward to returning

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KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here before, and every time is a different adventure in food. Love that its local and know the owners and they are doing phenomenal with what they do best--FOOD. Love the different menu every time! Never get bored with trying different things!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and good food. Enjoyed it very much! Would come back again.

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AK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time in celebration of my wife's 31st birthday! It is a pricey menu but totally worth it because of the atmosphere, service, and locally sourced food. A great place to go for a romantic night. Our reservation was at 5PM and we showed up a few minutes early not realizing the door was locked seemingly until 5PM sharp so we had to walk around a bit before going in which wasn't a big deal but we felt a little silly trying to open the door when it was still locked. (We like to be sure we are always on time, hence arriving a bit early.)

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food & team there are second to none. Blair & Devin took great care of my wife and I. Blair has taken care of us once before and he is exceptional!!! Thanks so much for a great experience!

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A phenomenal dining experience. Great food that is masterfully prepared.

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CC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place & perfect ambiance for our Anniversary! Food was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with excellent service

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BP
East Texas
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is incredible

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