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About The Tailor and the Cook

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.

94 Genesse Street
Utica, NY 13502
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Oriskany Boulevard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(315) 624-3663

Website:
http://thetailorandthecook.com/

Catering:
At this time, we do not offer any catering services.

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.

Executive Chef:
Tim Hardiman

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Time to start planning for Valentine's Day!! We are offering a fantastic four course prix fixe menu, complete with a champagne toast and a few surprises! Call us at 315.624.FOOD or book your reservation through Opentable!

The Tailor and the Cook Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (68)
Special Occasion (61)
Creative Cuisine (56)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for a Date (52)
Worth the Drive (46)
Romantic (45)
Fit for Foodies (42)
Cozy (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Authentic (33)
Tasting Menu (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Notable Wine List (28)
Organic (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Seasonal (24)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Healthy (20)
Business Meals (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (11)
Great Beer (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Vegan (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Both the food and service were excellent! The best fine dining in the area.

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Never disappoints! Tasting menu with NYS wine pairing was phenomenal!

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

The Tailor and the Cook is a great find for those looking for an excellent farm to table experience. Very creative and delicious menu selections couple with good customer service and great prices. Finally a restaurant that gives you a full meal for the entree price!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great to be back at one of my favorite restaurants. So glad we got a table with short notice. Had the cheese plate and the braised rabbits. Both were excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything from the description of the entrees to the effort and detail put into them, everything was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing like always, from the drinks to the food. My favorite place to go and celebrate with friends and family. Nothing but exceptional each time. Already looking forward to booking my next reservation.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

My second meal here and it was as good if not better than the first. Attentive and helpful waitstaff. Delicious, "farm to table" selections from the menu. The subzero outside temps made it a bit cool in the restaurant, so wear a sweater. Overall, outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I've never had anything less than a great meal at The Tailor and the Cook, and this meal was no different.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Authentic, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a lovely dinner. The vegetable curry was absolutely delicious with so many wonderful flavors. We are never disappointed with our meal and love the extensive wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Meal was wonderful as always!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

I have had exemplary meals in the past however my latest experience was very disappointing. I ordered the hake which ended up being very tasteless, it was a tiny piece of fish which was overpowered by the side of collard greens. It also came with some unpleasant tasting sweet potato cakes. I’m very open to getting what you pay for, but the price was very out of line. The bar and wait staff however were excellent and very knowledgeable and attentive. My guests shared my sentiments and will never return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Waiter was arrogant made it tense every time he came to the table.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Lovely dinner. Service was very good. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Written by his wife
The Filet Mignon was the best I had in my whole life! To die for!

Romantic evenings for my husband and I.
We enjoyed everything. To our manhatten at the bar and our delicious dinner to dessert ! The bartender was so upbeat and fun!

Our 35th Anniversary.

Our son and daughter in-law's favorite restaurant too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Happy Hour, Cozy, Organic, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This restaurant is the real deal. Top notch in every way with a feeling of being in a Bistro in NYC.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Absolutely fabulous, the food wine service were all top shelf. We loved it from beginning to end. The espresso over vanilla ice cream, oh My!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous meal and our waiter Trevor was exceptional - great evening out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Every bite was amazing. The plating was perfect, it was a great experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My experience was wonderful! I had the duck, it was perfectly cooked served with a butternut squash bread pudding and sauteed kale. All entrees come with very crusty nice bread and a salad of local greens with a very good house dressing. The wine, on the lower end of their price range, was very good. The service was excellent. We were too full for dessert. I will be returning to the Trailer and Cook again!! (This was my third visit!)

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a pre-Theatre dinner with another couple that was outstanding. Our server was excellent. The food (chef's tasting salmon; flank steak and petite filet) were cooked to perfection. The dinner wine suggestion was spot on. I would recommend this venue to everyone.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Formidable! Great food, service and atmosphere! The best restaurant in our area!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Organic, Great Beer, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

AWESOME food, AWESOME service, AWESOME ambiance.
It is always so good. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family. Very happy with it. :)

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Tailor and the Cook stands out from all of its peers in the Utica area. The food is not simply great, it is sublime. Attentive staff, nice wine and liquor menu, locally sourced ingredients, and outstanding cuisine make this my favorite place in the areafor a fine dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Organic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

As usual, delicious food always adventurous menu. Service was exceptional.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Tim Hardiman has established a "go to" place for special occasions and business meals. The farm to table theme is outstanding, and the food matches the 4 seasons in Upstate New York. We always go there for birthdays and anniversaries with our friends and family.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always a special treat to dine here. A little pricy bet the service and food are worth the price. Will be back again.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Superior service and excellent food!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great dishes made with local ingredients. Nice welcoming staff. Glad we stopped in. The bread, especially the rye, was amazing. Baked by their bakery a few doors down, don't skip it and take a few loaves home.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful dining experience from start to finish! We were seated on time. Beautiful ambience. We loved the unique salads and appetizers. Everything was just the right portion sized. Simple yet elegant decor and lighting. I chose the vegetable curry which was so fresh and yummy! My husband had the venison which he said was cooked perfectly. We definitely recommend and will be back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Organic
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Needed a place to sit at the bar, have a couple of drinks and talk with staff (dining alone). Starting with a nice glass of wine.... lots of conversation in trying to pick a good one from staff. My main was the hanger steak. The mushrooms and sides were delicious. The steak although well cooked was hidden in under greens and mushrooms. Really just six bites. This is a cheap cut of steak and at $30 usd + one would think you could get 4 ounces of steak.

The next glass of wine and desert wine rounded out the evening.

Ambiance was missing something.... the room felt flat.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was a great dining experience with great food and superb service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love this place every time. We’ve tried everything from the vegan risotto to the fish and pork rib. We have never been disappointed. Always always always start with the local cheese board and a glass of wine. The Gibson is really great if you like a twist on a dirty martini. If you want a special date night or you have guests to impress this is your place. Of course we just like to go for no reason at all except not to dirty the dishes at home :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I visit this restaurant often. It’s one of my favorite places to go especially after traveling to many cities. Always pleased with food and service.

Tags: Spicy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Farm to table. Presentation is amazing. Each dish is accompanied by an explanation of what it is and what farm it is from. They have very unique dishes and desserts. Mixologist at the bar!!! Cocktails are fabulous and made with care and creativity. Service was impeccable! This is a restaurant and stafff that care about the food they are serving and truly make this a dining experienced! Very impressed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

I'm a college student in the Utica area. I'd never been to The Tailor and the Cook before, but I'd often heard the locals speaking incredibly highly of it. I must say, after experiencing it first hand, I now fully understand what all the hype is about. The building itself is a circa early 1900s former tailor shop, so it has a rustic and quaint charm about it. The staff were very friendly and attentive and also very knowledgeable; all of my and my friend's questions regarding the food and beverage options were answered to our utmost satisfaction. The food itself was out of this world; you can definitely taste the difference in freshness because they use only locally-grown ingredients in all of their dishes. My biggest criticism is I felt the portion sizes were small. I must admit, I'm biased because I'm a college student (i.e., my financial situation is "non-ideal" to say the very least), but when I'm paying $30-40 for an entree, I'm expecting a generous amount of food. However, overall, I feel that my dining experience at The Tailor and the Cook was outstanding. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's visiting the Utica area and/or anyone who lives in the area who's never been there before.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Was recommended to try. I took my wife for her birthday and we were both very please. The service, variety of drinks and atmosphere were all fantastic.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Delightful experience
Interesting delicious farm to table menu
Exceptional professional team service from Tim and Blair
Most highly recommended

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It was a party of three for a business meeting. I indicated in advance that I wanted a relatively quiet table, and the host made this arrangement. When we were seated, the waiter indicated that he was aware that this was a business meeting and that we needed to talk, so he told us that he would make interruptions as quick and unobtrusive as possible. The service was great. We all had the tasting menu.. Excellent meal. I've been to Tailor & the Cook many times for different occasions. It's a sure thing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We’ve enjoyed many meals here but this was my favorite. The staff and the meal exceeded our already high expectations. From the perfectly seasoned vegetable appetizer through the beautifully presented entree to the finale of a surprising carrot sorbet we enjoyed a memorable anniversary celebration.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Awesome wait staff, excellent, creative food & breads was excellent as well.

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