The Tailor and the Cook

4.9
2373 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2373 people are saying
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GVanA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding local sourced cuisine, warm and attentive service, as always!

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WendyW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant to try new dishes that are simple yet elegant. We love to eat here at least once per year as it is a way to treat ourselves to a wonderful night out.

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joel
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Todd Jarod and Patrick are amazing at what they do.

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RobM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service atmosphere and food. Me and my wife love this place and can’t wait to go back.

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vipUpstateNY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome and the food amazing thank you

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great spirit. Only minor complaint is that recommended cocktails were listed without prices, and I ended up "accidentally" spending a shocking amount on a single glass of whiskey -- maybe some warning? Otherwise, a world-class experience right there in downtown Utica!

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SteveM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent as usual, the new menu with small plates was very good, small portions overpriced for sure $12 for 6-7 roasted carrots, a small dish of warmed diced potatoes-$12 .
Service and Ambiance are always top notch here.
Have always loved the creative culinary going on here, but have a problem with their pricing on small plates of vegetables. I feel like I am being gouged.

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RobCathy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. New menu of small plates offers more variety. Service is attentive, but not intrusive.

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Babs
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a treat to be treated so well. The host and servers were remarkable. The food was plated and served perfectly.

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TedP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat, never anything other than fantastic. Perhaps our favorite restaurant in the whole of the northeast. Stellar service, wonderful meals. All five stars.

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vipJBJB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finding a restaurant of this caliber in this part of NY is a real treat. The entire experience was wonderful. If I have a criticism, it was the choice of gin. There were no standard brands available, such as Beefeaters, Tanqueray, or even Gilbeys.

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StaceyM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New York city quality food in downtown Utica. Only thing better than the delicious meal was the exceptional service.

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Francesco
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always.
The six of us enjoyed a memorable experience!

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Jason
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavors and unique dishes with local ingredients. Pricier than your run of the mill restaurant but I felt like it was good value for the experience and the quality of food.

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MeganM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful time at The Tailor and the Cook. It's my go-to restaurant for special events because the food is always good and so unique. The staff is very attentive and friendly as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible meal at The Tailor and the Cook! The small plates concept was so fun and everything we ordered was delicious. Our waiter, Ty, was incredibly kind and professional. We will be back! Thank you!

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DOUGP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the new small plates. Got great treatment as returning guests. My wife enjoyed her birth dinner. The cider sorbet tasted like apple pie, would have loved a chunk of cheese with it :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary at The Taylor & The Cook. It seems fitting as this was the first place we went out on a fancy date when we first started dating. Chance would have it that we were seated at the same table we were at that first time. Food was excellent as always and the service and atmosphere were perfect!!!

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CraigC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date! Small plates and shareable dishes that are delicious. Locally sourced farm to table ingredients. Fantastic service and ambience!

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MaureenG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic… Once again, Cody, is so generous! it was also great to catch up with Patrick Zenon😊

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DaveB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We’ve been here about 8 times over the years. Always fantastic but I do miss the full meals. You filet mignon was top notch. Good look on the micro meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Waiter was very knowledgeable about wine pairings.

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DawnC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First I'm in construction, and I went here with a co-worker. Maybe not my normal restaurant, but what the hell, something new. Inside was warm, welcoming , good back round music and greeted right away. Which to me is important. We were seated and a awesome waiter come over to explain the menu. He explained that you should order 2 to 3 plates per person, as they are small plates, but a bit bigger than a tasting plate. So, my friend and I ordered 3 a piece. Beets 3 way, very good, fig and duck was my fav. excellent. then we both had the monk fish, cooked perfect and ribeye medium well, that was cooked on point. Very fresh and everything was delicious and will definitely be back.

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vipUpstateNY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special— Fromm the amazing service to the fabulous food.

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Swb17
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and great service. The caviar service was amazing!

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EdwardZ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to "venture out" for our 27th wedding anniversary dinner this year since we could not in 2020 and could not have been more delighted in the meal and staff at Taylor and the Cook. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Anyone wanting a superb meal in Utica should make a reservation at Taylor and The Cook

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parents weekend at Hamilton College. Food, service and setting were terrific. Was expensive, but ok to justify for a special occasion:)

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AdrienneW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about my meal! And the service was exemplary.

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Stacey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was great. Staff was beyond friendly. Would highly recommend. It’s our favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I so appreciate the staff at The Tailor and The Cook. They know how to keep us safe while serving the most delicious gluten and dairy free food. In addition, the staff doesn’t make you feel odd when you order for your special dietary needs. This is a restaurant I will visit every time I’m in Utica.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, service best in town!

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RICHARDD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely would return to try more dishes. SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING!

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highplainesgastronome
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily to best restaurant in Utica. The food and wine and pairing of flavors was spot on.

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Jess
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was fab- amazing small plates, fun new ingredients. Just go. And a great, reasonable wine list.

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ThomasK
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, never disappointed. Menu has new interesting items

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a true dining experience. All of the small details were attended to. The service and the food preparation were superb. If you are going to splurge this place is a great choice. You will not be disappointed.

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Suzanne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, very attentive service and outstanding food! A must go to while in the area!

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was better than expected, atmosphere was charming and friendly, love the locally sourced menu.

FAQs

The Tailor and the Cook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 624-3663.

The Tailor and the Cook is rated 4.9 stars by 2373 OpenTable diners.

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.

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