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About The Tailor and the Cook

The Tailor and the Cook is one of the brightest spots in Utica's already rich Culinary nightlife. Attentive service and a comfortable atmosphere support provocative cuisine produced with the finest local products, whenever possible. The management of The Tailor and the Cook is devoted to offering their clientele great food and a path to the farmers and producers who make it happen. The relationship between the food we eat and where it is produced is of growing concern to many. The Tailor and the Cook brings the many bounties of CNY's rich Agriculture to the forefront, giving the public the opportunity to know where there food comes from and how it is produced. Featuring Local Product whenever possible, menus change based on seasonality, freshness, and availability of local goods. A rich and generous selection of Beer, Wine, and Spirits round out the Culinary Package.

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:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(315) 624-3663

Website:
http://thetailorandthecook.com/

The Tailor and the Cook Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Local Ingredients (65)
Creative Cuisine (62)
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Good for a Date (59)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Romantic (42)
Worth the Drive (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Cozy (33)
Tasting Menu (31)
Authentic (31)
Notable Wine List (29)
Seasonal (24)
Healthy (20)
Organic (20)
Casual (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Fun (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Business Meals (11)
Great Beer (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Vegan (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Had a good dinner experience even though it was very busy and my filet was cold I still ate it it was delicious although I regret not asking them to heat it up for me but the wait was so long I didn’t want to wait any longer I would’ve ordered desserts but my husband was frustrated with the wait times would love to return however can’t say the same about my husband. I am from Puerto Rico and I have a deep love for fine cuisine due to my Islands food variety and amazing Chefs,I believe the tailor and cook live up to its reputation and it’s name

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic as usual. This place is excellent every single time. Always creative. We are so lucky to have a restaurant this fantastic in our little city.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Oh my.....the best!
Great service and great atmosphere

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Organic, Vegan, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and amazing food! Great food for the price, will definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

A bit of a nondescript storefront from the outside but a totally quality experience once inside. Excellent service and mostly locally sourced quality food. I made the trip from Syracuse to Utica the third time to visit them again (via Amtrak). I would call this fine dining without the snobbishness that can sometimes occur. They serve the traditional West End Brewing Company Utica Club beer. They are a short walk from Utica Union Station through mostly deserted streets and are in the historic Bagg's Square district.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

First visit. A great fine dinning inspired farm to table neighborhood gem, in the midst of Utica NY. Casual , personable, fun & a little funky. Service was spot on, always there and never intrusive. Food was taste, innovative, and high quality. A highly enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lovely small venue. The food was excellent the staff attentive. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Organic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always great, this is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. The food and service are always spot on! Cost helps dictate how often the wife and I can go, but always well worth the cost.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The phenomenal food was only made better by our great server Blair! Ambiance was perfect.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Pumpkin soup came in a real pumpkin, top and all, delicious, fun, beautiful, and a great dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a terrific meal, starting with an amuse bouche of peeled radish holding capers in cream. We shared our entrees because we both wanted both! They were an extremely tender filet mignon with crisply roasted potatoes and carrots and a homemade spaghetti (not too many noodles, an excellent amount) with shrimp, mussels, and clams, topped with a few strands of roasted fennel. Desserts looked great but we were too full. A great find!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

An unexpected find in Utica. Nice people dedicated to local ingredients and quality fare. Our dishes could have been more creative and better prepared but after being spoiled by Los Angeles cuisine, this place is a diamond in the rough in a city trying to get on its feet.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my second time dining at The Tailor and the Cook and it just gets better and better. The host greeted us upon entering and he is always very warm and accommodating. My cocktail of choice was the 'Rock and Rye' listed on their signature drink menu, and it was amazing. You could taste every spice; every flavor. I ordered the Pressed Chicken for dinner, my date ordered the steak and both of us are still raving about both dishes. We also ordered the Charred Carrots paired with a pistachio yogurt sauce as a side.. I think that may have been my favorite part! Great atmosphere, amazing food, and wonderful staff. I would recommend Tailor and the Cook to anyone and I can't wait to dine there again!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fabulous experience. Unparalleled service and delicious, interesting food. Great wine list, too.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The staff are very attentive from the moment you walk through the door until it closes behind you. Although pricey, the food is delicious. I had the mahi special, and it was the best recipe for mahi I've ever had. The portion was perfect for me, but my husband's steak was small, and he was still hungry when we left.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Close to the thruway, easy drive from syracuse.farm to table restaurant with ties to local farms. Prompt courteous efficient service.excellent appetizers and entrees. Loved my dessert of cheesecake and rasberries. Cheese from local dairy

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in a while. The combination of roasted duck, crispy kale and cherry sauce was an explosion of flavors. Great service and the wine list was excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fresh quality locally sourced food turned into decadent delightful dishes! You must try the chef tasting menu if offered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent quality food, fresh from area businesses and farms. Great flavors and combinations of food that mix well together.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Friendly folks, tasty menu, quality ingredients. Doug knows his stuff at the bar. Great wine list. Haven’t tried dessert yet and can’t wait to get back. I have taken several people with me and they have all been impressed!

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have eaten here several times and have lived it everytime. Although the menu has changed the quality of the food has not. The bar is well stocked and the bartender is an artist. Great night out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great meal, we were from out of town, made reservations on others reccomend actions. Did not disappoint!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

....the servers presented menu and informed us of all food at too rapid a pace...very memorized...not as personal as maybe we would have liked...not as relaxed as could have been...servers are well trained on food presentations...overall enjoyed the evening...and surely will come many times again...

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Each time my wife and I dine at Tailor, we are beyond pleased. From the moment one enters this incredible establishment, it is impressive. From the very talented mixologist, Joe, to the host, Jared, to the great servers, Blaire in particular, to the welcoming and incomparable chef, Tim. Their dedication to their respective craft lends itself to providing its patrons with an incredible experience.

We are truly fortunate to be able to dine at such a perfectly executed restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Organic, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

My favorite place never disappointed when we go. Well worth the money. Food is incredible and staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The service and food was excellent. Tables were small and close to each other, felt crowded.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had an amazing meal here! We have a vacation home nearby, and love that we are able to find amazing farm-to-table foods nearby! Great service - our waiter was very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

A fabulous dinning experience...nice ambiance, great service, unique menu.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We live 1,000 miles away, but anytime we are near Utica we come here. As always, the food is so superbly paired and presented that each meal is a memorable experience. We have eaten all over the world and this is a top 5 restaurant.

We couldn't make it until 9:30, which was closing time. The host and waiter patiently and graciously welcomed and served us, which most restaurants won't do at the last minute. Just impressive.

They try hard and it shows. If you're anywhere near the area, make coming here a priority. It's worth it.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food is always fantastic. Great local feel. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. No need to wait for a special occasion.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food and the service was exceptional!!!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was excellent, prices very high, crowded and noisy. Would not go again without a gift certificate.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I look for any occasion to come to this restaurant, and have never been disappointed! The food is consistently phenomenal--fresh, creative, satisfying, and worth every penny spent. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting--great for a multi course meal, or something less formal. The staff is attentive and very knowledgeable about the menus. I always feel at each and comfortable here, and highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Possibly one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in a very long time. My date was very impressed and scored big time points because of it.

I highly recommend the pressed chicken and if it's available, the cheese sampler.

Definitely a great place for a first date.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Sadly disappointing experience. After a six month wait to visit this highly anticipated meal we were all but satisfied after this meal. We choose to travel two hours out of the way of our destination to dine and spent in total an extra 300 just to stay overnight and eat at The Tailor and the Cook. The meal with tip neared 200 and for the cost the value just was not there. Portions were sadly small and lacking greatly in flavor. The service was nice for kudos and I enjoyed the wine however after booking online it appeared we were given the worse table next to servers station adding to the noisey cramped atmosphere. Our entrees were cool to the touch and pieces burnt adding to the disappointment. I will not be returning to this restaurant unfortunately sadly let down.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Each time I eat there, the food is consistently fantastic, the service is stellar, and the ambience is authentic. It is just an all around wonderful dining experience. I would recommend The Tailor and the Cook to anyone wanting a fantastic dining experience in the Utica, NY area!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

An absolutely wonderful meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We came a bit early to allow us time to have a drink at the bar. The bartender makes a fine old fashion. The table was ready on time and we were seated at a very nice table in the back. The menu is varied by season as this is a farm to table restaurant. One of our party requested the filet but wanted the sides that came with another dish, the waitress was happy to accommodate the request. Two of us ordered the trout sans head please and again happy to accommodate. We had a wonderful meal and the service was terrific. I would highly recommend this restaurant! The food was amazing.

Tags: Organic, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Rainbow Trout was delicious and full of flavor. Had a Gin from the Adirondacks made with pine needles - very good. Cheesecake was one of the best I ever had, light and creamy. Smore Torte also very notable. All the servers and staff where friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Would go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Probably the best trained staff in the industry. Food always amazing and consistent.

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