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
It was wonderful.
We love The Taylor & The Cook. The food is spectacular and the staff is amazing! Many thanks to our server Meredith who is friendly and great at her job!
Impeccable service and delicious food! Staff is very friendly and you can tell they want you to enjoy your experience. They have an impressive wine list & cocktail menu. Started out with amuse-bouche, which is always a lovely surprise! The house made maple butter was divine! I’m a huge fan of small plates and they did not disappoint! I had the chick pea gnocchi, asparagus risotto & the scallops. I love that they use local, seasonal ingredients!
As always, good food and good service. Modern feel.
The entire team at Tailor and the Cook goes out of their way to provide an amazing dining experience every time we visit. Our go-to location for anniversaries or birthdays.
Great service. Great food. Seated quickly and had several folks clear dishes as we finished and others brought our order. Perfectly presented and prepared.
Fantastic food and amazing service. Will definitely go back the next time we are in town.
Wonderful as always. Love the new small plate (Tapas) menu. So good to be back!
Love the small plate venue. Food delicious. Waitstaff friendly and very knowledgeable. Price very reasonable. Definitely a mainstay for us.
Great double date, awesome dinner options and an ever changing menu. Worth the hour and a half drive in from Albany. Best farm to table we have ever been to.
Fantastic menu and atmosphere. Servers care a lot. And each dish was beautifully executed. Highly recommend this gem.
Unique food from local farms. Service was friendly and helpful. Passing through the Utica area, but will certainly stop again when going that way.
Just simply awesome with no other area establishment close to this level of dining experience from the food to the service. I eat here often and for good reason I expect excellence and it is always delivered.
We had the best experience dining at The Tailor and the Cook. Each member of the staff was wonderful, the ambiance was very nice, and the food was amazing. It was awesome
knowing the food you were eating was very fresh & sourced locally and that you are supporting all sorts of local businesses.
Excellent and imaginative food. Small plates were a wonderful way to sample many of the enticing dishes.
Dining at The Tailor & The Cook is such an experience! From the service to the food to the ambiance, this restaurant remains unmatched in quality and aesthetic. Will definitely dine here again.
If you enjoy different tastes, this is the place. Great menu selections of taste treats delights. The chef marries each selection perfectly to bring out the best flavors. After years of business travel and dining experiences, I’m elated to have such fine dining 20 minutes from home. Add to that, true 5-star service and you have the best of the best. Kudos to a team that enjoys what they do. Thanks to The Tailor & the Cook for creating and maintaining excellence.
Jared was great with giving us an indoor table. Tim FABULOUS waiter!! Took care of our every need!!!
Beautiful dinner! Food was delicious as usual. Service was perfect. Alway love going.
Fantastic, as always! We love the food at this restaurant. Always fresh and creative with great flavors. The restaurant recently switched to a small plates menu (which I'm not always a fan of), but they did it perfectly. It allowed us limitless opportunities to explore different flavors and enjoy a variety of dishes. All dishes were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. And we love the local Finger Lakes wines on the wine list, together with all of the other local seasonal products that they use on their menu (where else would you find fiddle heads??). And the staff is wonderful -- friendly (but not overly) and well trained (but not stiff). Fabulous restaurant that we will always go back to.
Unbelievably creative and delicious food. Absolutely delicious! Must try
The new small plates menu is great, the ambiance and service wonderful as always, and it’s so much fun to get to know new New York wines from the wonderfully curated list. So glad T&C is back.
Tim and staff were excellent! Meal was delicious as always.
Falafel overdone, rest excellent. Noise level reduced by removing hearing aids.
Dim lighting makes it hard to read menu and wine list... spotlit tables could save the day.
Excellent attention to detail, overall a great dining experience
Having moved from Manhattan, this is the only place with comparable food. We began with the butcher’s, which opened our appetites for the flavor-packed plates to come. I always try to eat more vegetables, and the salted roots and asparagus small plates were a perfect reminder of just how delicious vegetables can be when the chef knows what they’re doing! I had the mushroom risotto, which had eggplant and a sauce that paired well together. My boyfriend had the sunchoke perogi, which was a yummy combination of artichoke and cheese. We got the Beef Wellington and the Cod as our entrees, which were both cooked exquisitely with sauces that brought out the meat’s flavors so well. The butcher’s board was delicious as well. Finally we got the white chocolate mousse which came with a raspberry compote. Everything was excellently paired and well thought out. The environment is lovely—so intimate. Our waiter was a sweetheart and contributed to the welcoming and warm environment that greeted us! Highly recommend for anyone who wants an expertly-cooked farm to table experience!!!
Nice dinner very good food but did not really enjoy the small plate routine. Difficult to order without knowing the portion size.
Our food was fantastic! The chickpea fritters and lamb ragout were off the charts. Blair took great care of us. Thanks for a great evening!
Lovely dinning experience. First time having dinner with the small plate menu and enjoyed the variety of options. Service was “right on”, food prepared to my liking and ambiance lower key than in the past making it likely to be on the calendar again....soon😀
Hands down the best restaurant experience in the Utica/Rome area. From the mixologists to the servers, each and every person treats you like family. The quality of the food was top notch with great variety.
Love the staff, food and atmosphere! The meat and cheese boards were a big hit along with the spicy shrimp, delicious! Superb spot to spend time with family and friends.
The Tailor and The Cook is a world class restaurant. Ambience, service, drinks, menu, AND THE FOOD are all impeccable. We have dined here many times and they consistently nail it. If you are a foodie, this is the best in Utica.
The Tailor & The Cook is dining at its finest . The staff , the menu , the choices are all perfection . I’ve been to this restaurant several time and look forward to going again .
For the last 8 years we have always gone here on our anniversary, and as always never an disappointment. Butchers board and cheese plate as appetizers. Wellington, cod, risotto scallops, and vegetable strudel. All paired with a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Ended with Affogato and called it an evening. Staff is always attentive and they work as a team very well so you are never waiting for anything. Always a pleasure.
Our favorite place!
Trailer and the cook is a real gem. This was my wife and I first time there and we will definitely be back. From the welcome to desert excellent service highly recommend.
Excellent food and service. Prices are actually much more reasonable than I expected. I really enjoyed the new small plates style menu they had. Only thing I would prefer is a larger cocktail menu, but their wine menu is so extensive you'd be silly not to order from it.
Any dining establishment is only as good as the staff behind it and The Tailor and The Cook is a remarkable dining experience. A lot of thought and care went into crafting the menu, the interior decor and the selection of staff to make our experience truly remarkable. We ate at the bar, and the Doug and Joe could not have been more accommodating than they were.
Wonderful place for our first dinner out in more than a year! Really enjoyed the small plates - excellent selection and delicious!!
The meal was amazing, as were our servers from when we walked in the door . Totally enjoyed ourselves.
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 5 stars by 2308 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.