The Tailor and the Cook

4.8
1750 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(315) 624-3663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tim Hardiman
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Catering
At this time, we do not offer any catering services.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oriskany Boulevard
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Parking details
There is ample parking on Genesee Street in front of The Tailor and the Cook. Also much street parking can be found on Hotel Street, just around the corner.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1750 People Are Saying
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TB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will get no better food in Mohawk Valley than Taylor & The Cook. There farm to table selection is outstanding and service is even better.

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DW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

25th wedding anniversary - food and wine were fantastic. Pace was perfect - adequate time between courses, never felt like we were waiting or rushed. Talked to the floor manager ahead of time and asked him to present a special present at desert and things went off without a hitch.

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AR
New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. We’ve been before and will go again. In my humble opinion it’s the best restaurant in the area. The staff’s attention to detail, their care for patrons and the quality of the food separates the Tailor and the Cook from all the rest.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal!

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had one of the best meals ever on Saturday night. Loved the cheese plate appetizer also. The service from Meredith our server and Jared the dining room manager were spot on. Thanks for making our night a spectacular and memorable experience Tailor & The Cook!

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

Unique menu; great presentation; great food. Good service

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BM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awsome! Local sourced. All servers and chefs very outgoing and attentive.

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JD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We HIGHLY recommend this venue. Every detail was attended to. All staff are friendly and so knowledgeable. Each person truly seemed to want to be there & enjoy their role & worked so well together. The food, from appetizers to dessert was second to none. Not only did we know where our food came from but how it was prepared and other interesting details. The atmosphere is relaxing & comfortable & so welcoming. It was worth the over than an hour drive and we look forward to returning

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KT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here before, and every time is a different adventure in food. Love that its local and know the owners and they are doing phenomenal with what they do best--FOOD. Love the different menu every time! Never get bored with trying different things!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and good food. Enjoyed it very much! Would come back again.

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AK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time in celebration of my wife's 31st birthday! It is a pricey menu but totally worth it because of the atmosphere, service, and locally sourced food. A great place to go for a romantic night. Our reservation was at 5PM and we showed up a few minutes early not realizing the door was locked seemingly until 5PM sharp so we had to walk around a bit before going in which wasn't a big deal but we felt a little silly trying to open the door when it was still locked. (We like to be sure we are always on time, hence arriving a bit early.)

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food & team there are second to none. Blair & Devin took great care of my wife and I. Blair has taken care of us once before and he is exceptional!!! Thanks so much for a great experience!

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A phenomenal dining experience. Great food that is masterfully prepared.

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CC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place & perfect ambiance for our Anniversary! Food was very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with excellent service

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BP
East Texas
29 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is incredible

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f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great evening at TaIlor & the Cook!
The chefs and the entire staff knocked it out of the park again.

FYI: Grt the shishito peppers while you can!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We would return when in the area.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times and have never had a less than exceptional experience from start to finish!

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KK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here three times already and have never been disappointed.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Incredible! I was in town for the weekend and really couldn’t say enough great things about this restaurant. The staff was lovely, the food was thoughtfully put on the menu and you can’t go wrong with it being locally sourced. Plus with that being said, it was delicious!! We took our time dining and never felt rushed. I wish I lived closer because this would be a spot I would go to often. Cheers!

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DE
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing. Incredible food - NYC 5-star quality food! It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for. And this was a top-notch experience.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A thoroughly enjoyable restaurant with a superb seasonal menu and wonderful service. Outstanding!

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SK
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had friends fly in from California and wanted to have them experience a great meal with a fantastic vibe. Some of our friends highly recommended this place, and we were definitely not disappointed. From the attentive, friendly staff; the wine list and the best part, the delicious food. Littleneck clams with plum sauce, outstanding, the fresh salad, the perfectly cooked scallops and that was just mine. Each meal was both eclectic and delicious. My husband is still raving about the food, and we can't wait to go back!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch! The new menu items were fantastic. The Scotch Egg starter was phenomenal, and the Salmon feature was out of this world. Kudos T&C

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B
Seattle
96 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Surprising find in downtown Utica. Tasting menu, additional nightly specials, local sourcing and attentive service make this a hidden gem. Food concept and ambiance would fit comfortably in the Village (NYC). Scallop appetizer over charred corn was nice hint for what was to come. Sliced leg of lamb prepared perfectly. Staff and chef handled food allergies without drama. Easy conversation. If in town overnight and want to high end dining experience, don’t miss it. Small capacity so make a reservation!

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AF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant and has been for years. We are never disappointed and plan every special occasion dinner at Tailor and the Cook!

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JM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We showed up with 2 extras to an already large party of 6. Host was gracious, accommodating and went out of his way to make it work. Good was
Wonderful (2nd visit for us) and arrive was top notch.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, what more could we ask! Enjoyable evening all the way around! We'll be back!!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here is way beyond any other restaurant in our area. And the cocktails are exceptional.

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Disappointed that my wife’s halibut was under cooked. Noisy with patrons in very close proximity to one another. A little over priced and not very impressed with our appetizer and meals

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G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG!! Awesome experience. First class service from arrival through finish. Great food and wine. Loved it.

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OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for one night and took a shot based on the description. It was better than advertised!!!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fine dining restaurant in Utica and the surrounding area.

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t
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall we had a fine experience here. My dad's fish was a little cold but he didn't speak up until later. The only thing that folks agreed was the low point was the salad which just wasn't that interesting. My Filet was great. Pricey but within range of restaurants of this kind. Nice to have a new place in Utica for when I visit my parents in ilion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never have complaints here! Always a great experience and the food is top notch!!!

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LF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to the Tailor and Cook in August and then took my brother in law and his wife for a birthday dinner. We all enjoyed it...my sister-in-law thought it was the best restaurant she had e er been to. Great food and service.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff, polite, and professional! Very knowledgeable about the menu.

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Had a very
Nice meal service was very good but got seated in a very small table kind of next to the bar and was not happy with that

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OT
New Mexico
310 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner here Monday night. The food was excellent as was the service. Probably the BEST restaurant in town. We would definitely return here the next time we're in Utica.

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