The Tailor and the Cook

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2308 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.

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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 2308 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, good food and good service. Modern feel.

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ChrisD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BarbaraK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Seated quickly and had several folks clear dishes as we finished and others brought our order. Perfectly presented and prepared.

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AmyW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and amazing service. Will definitely go back the next time we are in town.

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vipKCSherrill
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Love the new small plate (Tapas) menu. So good to be back!

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GregO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the small plate venue. Food delicious. Waitstaff friendly and very knowledgeable. Price very reasonable. Definitely a mainstay for us.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCharleneB
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic menu and atmosphere. Servers care a lot. And each dish was beautifully executed. Highly recommend this gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique food from local farms. Service was friendly and helpful. Passing through the Utica area, but will certainly stop again when going that way.

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jmaxcourt3490
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Tyler
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnnMarie
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent and imaginative food. Small plates were a wonderful way to sample many of the enticing dishes.

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EricaH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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jeff
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KathieK
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared was great with giving us an indoor table. Tim FABULOUS waiter!! Took care of our every need!!!

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Nymakeast
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner! Food was delicious as usual. Service was perfect. Alway love going.

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Tina
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MarnieW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unbelievably creative and delicious food. Absolutely delicious! Must try

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JimM
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MikeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim and staff were excellent! Meal was delicious as always.

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DrEd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipStevefromNY
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attention to detail, overall a great dining experience

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AnaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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vipBDE1
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner very good food but did not really enjoy the small plate routine. Difficult to order without knowing the portion size.

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vipKenny
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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😀

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MattP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Doonbuggy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JimandAlison
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ReneeV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

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vipTBogaert
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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viplizp
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place!

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TimQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PatCruger
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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518Guitarist
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CBHB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for our first dinner out in more than a year! Really enjoyed the small plates - excellent selection and delicious!!

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shepsfarm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing, as were our servers from when we walked in the door . Totally enjoyed ourselves.

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 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.

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