The Tailor and the Cook

4.8
1830 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us for a very special evening! We will be celebrating Valentine's Day with a 4 Course Prix Fixe Menu, including a Sparkling Toast and few extras! Price is $85 per person. Reservations for this special evening will fill up fast book today!!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and service impeccable, as always. The scallops and duck breast were cooked to perfection and the cheesecake is the best ever! We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere on a snowy night, which altogether made for a lovely evening.

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday with friends this weekend. Originally our reservations were for 7:30 PM, but a big storm was coming in and we needed to go earlier. They were very accommodating, and changed our reservation to 530. The food was wonderful and the people that came with us couldn’t say enough good things about the evening. Our server was very attentive and helpful in making our selections. The tailor and the cook is our go to restaurant for special occasions.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service. The seafood Newburgh was wonderful.

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p
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experienced the Beets & Carrots from the Firsts section of the menu for the 'first' time, and it was phenomenal. I love beets, and these were prepared extremely well... and varied!

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TE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tailor and the Cook is by far one of the best restaurants in CNY if not all of NY. Great farm to table offerings, interesting combinations and sauces, artistic salads are included with your entree and the service is outstanding!

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

Wonderful farm to table experience. Great space that pays homage to its roots. Very insightful server and engaging hostess. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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TV
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in Utica while traveling from Northern New England to Cleveland. Found T&C on Yelp a few days before the trip. Made reservations on line. Had a very good meal and enjoyed good service. Had a classic gin martini - very dry and stingingly cold - just the way it should be. Nice break to our trip.

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was everything I expected and more. Exceptional food , professional and knowledgeable staff, perfect atmosphere....

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d
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, delicious breads, excellent presentation and excellent service

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ER
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner here last weekend for my mom’s birthday. The whole experience was phenomenal from the ambiance, to the service and food. I love that this restaurant is so supportive of local business and it’s beautiful what they’re doing for Utica between Tailor and the Cook, Utica Bread and Nail Creek Pub. I highly recommend all of their brands. Go local!

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a wonderful experience at this place

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation four and our table was immediately ready. The service was incredible, the food amazing. This place is very special.

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E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service & amazing taste

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JL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First experience here was amazing, I’ll definitely come back and recommend this place for whoever wants to go on a date or have a casual dinner

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TK
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service beyond compair! Food that you maybe wouldnt see many other places around cny.....drove from Syracuse and would gladly walk next time....that good! My tuna steak was a little more well done then I would have hoped,but otherwise delicious....be back asap

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VM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, exciting preparations, very hip & creative! Excellent cocktails! Love that products are locally sourced... atmosphere is inviting... service is outstanding!

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

Outstanding as always!

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MM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tailor and the Cook is the best food in Utica, bar none. In addition we like the artwork, ambiance and staff.

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c
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The filet mignon was excellent. The tuna tasted very good, a little fishy, but something didn't smell right on the plate. I'm not sure what it was but everything tasted good. With that being said, I probably wouldn't order the tuna again but would certainly try something else.

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for for my son’s 21st birthday. The staff is always very nice and seem genuinely happy to work there. The food was excellent, locally sourced and beautifully plated. The portions are just right so that one is full but not stuffed by dessert or coffee. The noise level is never high, I think, because the max seating capacity is small. We’ve never had a problem speaking at normal volume and hearing just fine. It’s one of our favorite restaurants and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a special place for dinner.

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DK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were in town for a night...it was his birthday. The ambience, service and food was amazing. Emily, our server, was extremely knowledgeable and very personable! We have told all our friends and hope to be back soon!

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NY
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal celebrating our birthdays.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service with Tim was great.
Cheese plate appetizer touched all the bases
Entrees were top notch and presented beautifully
Wine was good...might suggest another high level Chianti and maybe one less Pinot Noir (don’t really need 3)
Handcrafted cocktail delicious but a little on the skimpy side....could spare another ounce or two!

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JM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly delicious locally-sourced food, first-rate service, and tasteful décor and ambiance. Definitely five stars!

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as usual.

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C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great feeling

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F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A beautiful Anniversary! A very special and romantic place to dine! Felt spoiled and pampered!

Thank you to our son and daughter in law for the Anniversary gift!

💕🎊🎄❤️

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual food and service excellent! Never disappointed here....

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great ambiance, great food! What more could you ask for!

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BG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The absolute best. We were treated like royalty. Every bite was extraordinarily delicious. Only positives. Nothing bad to say.

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JO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant really cares about local and farm to table in a huge way.The service and staff are quite knowledgeable and helpful.Ambience is lovely.The only qualms are that the noise level is high on weekend and the prices are on the high side.However the food quality is outstanding and the restaurant is a true gem.

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were 5 star for sure. I'd eat there once a month, at least, if I could afford to do that, but I can't. I would recommend it highly for people to try at least once. They can make their own determination as to whether they can afford it. (Including tip $180 for 3 with main meal and 3 drinks, no appetizers or dessert.)
It's wonderful to have such a highly recognized restaurant in downtown Utica. Thank you to the team to
want to revitalize the area! And thank you for being so locally grown/raised conscious! So proud to have
The Tailor & The Cook in this city!

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UC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a delight, delicious and it’s a dining experience. Beyond just having dinner.

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LD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at The Tailor and the Cook! The filet mignon was some of the best I’ve ever had. Save room for dessert....it’s worth it!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an incredible dinner. I will definitely go again! The drinks and desserts were delicious as well. The only downfall was the tables are so close together and we had a loud talking couple about 24 inches away from us that was distracting.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I found the temperature uncomfortably cold. I don't expect to wear my winter coat while eating anywhere.I mentioned it to our service and she gave me the impression nothing could be done. She did say she didn't feel cold because she was very busy and staying warm that way. What is the heating problem ? I wouldn't return during the winter again. So there goes Xmas and New Years Day , Valentines Day too.

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EM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was just an outstanding experience! The ambiance, the service, the quality and presentation of the food! We are so thankful for our time at the restaurant, and cannot wait to go back!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ordered filet, cooked just right and delicious. A little pricey, would go only on special occasions. We find the tables are just a bit too close together.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tim and his staff make it a very enjoyable visit for a fine dinner

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding service. The food was on par to any NYC high end restaurant. Absolutely delicious. It’s a little tight but that’s okay. It’s part of the atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant. I’ve been here five times and every time it gets better.

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