The Tailor and the Cook

4.8
1879 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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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing and unique. I am just glad we got a reservation on the same night as it’s usually booked up!
It was a little noisy since it’s so small but well worth it.
Can’t wait to go back!

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

menu was diverse but not overwhelming. food was delicious!

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

My only complaint would be that we had a reservation for 7pm and were not seated until almost 730. Not a huge issue but was a little annoying. Everything else was amazing and I will definitely go back and recommend it highly.

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DA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. It was a busy night do we appreciated our waiter checking in with updates about the food and bar orders. Local cheese platter was a nice plus for our table. While it was a little noisy, the service and food made up for it.

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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t have had a better dining experience!! The staff was friendly and very accommodating!! The food tasted fresh and was cooked to perfection!!! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal and amazing ambience to match!!!!

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

This was my 2nd trip and the food was amazing! I’m from out of town but will definitely come back when we pass through.

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

The staff, the overall presentation, the knowledge of the different items on the menu, the atmosphere is absolutely mind blowing. i Took my mother for her birthday and it’s certainly a memory we will look back on. I will certainly find reasons to make
Reservations again. For Utica NY, this could easily be the nicest dining around. Highly recommended!

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WB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent!!! No complaints whatsoever! I needed 50 characters so I added this!lol

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BT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit and we absolutely loved it!

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SR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, if I could give it another star I would... so so good, going back for my birthday in two weeks!

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m
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining at The Tailor and The Cook since it opened. We keep coming back because everything
is perfect. The food, staff, drinks and atmosphere is superb. This place will take any day and make it great. We will be eating there for many more years.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiters were informative and were conscientious regarding food allergies in our party. We had the duck and braised beef shank which were both delicious and memorable. It was a great place for a nice evening out with friends.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. Just a great overall experience. From cocktails to Desert couldn’t avast for a better meal highly recommend !

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

The entire evening could not have been better. We were seated on time, served promptly and all for dinners were great. We ordered a cheese plate to share the each ordered a different entree. We were all pleased with our meals. We shared cheesecake for dessert. When we finished, it was almost three ours after our reservation time and no one rushed us. It was a great meal. Many thanks to Chef Hardiman for all the little extra touches.

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

It was a wonderful dining experience! The food was amazing and I loved the whole experience! Staff was very attentive and friendly. Will go back

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

As always the service and food was excellent. I highly recommend the Tailor and the Cook.....

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. Only complaint was it took a while to get seated (table was ready) and my mom is 88. After that all good! Food, drinks and service were outstanding. Server was a teacher in Frankfort- can't remember her name but she was super!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, not too noisy, professional service but not overbearing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food as well as service. Seating is rather close to have private conversation as well as noise level

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KM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an incredible experience! Impeccable service. Delicious food. Extra care taken to ensure all patrons are comfortable and receive an outstanding meal.

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DM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding from the second we walked in until we left.

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, innovative food and excellent wait staff. Good spot for dinner with friends or a romantic couple’s night out. Lots of choices for vegetarians too

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J
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes the food was delicious!
Seafood Newburgh was outstanding!

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KT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Devon and Tim provided a great dining experience and were very knowledgeable about the menu and offerings. The tasting menu was spot on, and was cooked perfectly!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love the tailor and cook!! The small salad was perfect The duck entrée was perfect. The Amuse Boucheé was creative and well executed. Still there were a few alterations (apropos term I believe) to be made. First lighting needs to be a bit brighter, especially in terms of being able to read the menu's small and pale contrasting print. Additionally offering a cheeseboard when it is already a selection on the dessert menu should not be duplicated as appetizer special (maybe there are some differences between the two).--Also, as a member of the creative culinary field, I thought the plate was all the same in texture. All five cheeses, dried fruits, and pickled vegetables were hard. When creating multiple item "boards/Platters/Plates" all five senses should be considered including textures. Some variation with soft and medium firmness items would have benefited the offering. Lastly, in the selection of garnishments with the tenderloin some of them didn't seem to align well with the dish. Both the pickled carrot brunoise and the macerated raisins felt out of place. Perhaps other more complimentary items could have be used instead. (e.g. sundried tomato conserve, roast candied shallots both of which pair better with beef). We look forward to our next experience at the restaurant.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food had a different unique taste.
Tables in my opinion where extremely close to one another service was excellent

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SE
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
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
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect evening, great food, service and wine!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 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 15, 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 14, 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 13, 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 9, 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 8, 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 7, 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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