The Tailor and the Cook

4.9
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2145 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.

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4.8
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4.8
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DCBen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant!
The food is always excellent, as well as the service.

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JenRN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here 5 times now and have had an amazing meal each time. The food and atmosphere are great. Very knowledgeable staff all around.

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sparky
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at this restaurant is always superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not expecting such a relaxing environment, very impressed! Great date night spot, delicious food and great service.

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michaelb
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returning to The Tailor & The Cook as a couple, for a birthday, rather than our earlier hosting of a Christmas family celebration, we found this restaurant even more charming than before, so we have to stick with the highest ratings available. Any of the menu choices would have been a delight but we chose leg of lamb, steak and a few appetizers, all of which was prepared as requested and beyond our expectations. The restaurant was packed as it was a Saturday evening at 7 but we were promptly seated and just as promptly began enjoying small tastings provided until the appetizers came. Even though every table was taken, the sound level was pleasant. The wait staff was attentive, responsive and helpful. Briefly met another couple who had driven over an hour, one way, to eat here and checking with them after dinner was over, they echoed the satisfaction we experienced and that we saw on the faces of anyone we saw there. This is a restaurant we will be returning to, hopefully for years, for any and all special occasions.

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vipDavidS
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food.

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StevenS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. They never let us down when we eat there!

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. Everything was perfect. We had a great experience.

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SueR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must be the best place for dinner in the city of Utica! The food was delicious and the customer service was perfect!

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ChristinaC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent choice for fine dining. A little hard to get a reservation for the weekend but certainly worth the early or late times on a weekend. Fresh and interesting and very satisfying options!

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TomK
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish .. everything was on point and presentation was a 10

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KarenM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service were top notch. This was our first visit. We will definitely come again.

AL
AnnLynn
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best I’ve had for dinner in a long time. Took visitors from Nederland and they were very impressed too. Hope to find an occaiosion to go again soon!

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CatalinaR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. My favorite restaurant in Utica

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Greg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb service, atmosphere, and most importantly—food.

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BlaiseV
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would recommend The Taylor and the Cook to anyone traveling to the Utica area. Living outside of NYC and dining and many fine restaurants we found our experience to be top notch.
The service was impeccable, our appetizers and entrees were cooked to perfection. The farm to table experience was exquisite, local food and wineries made it even more appealing. The obieonyce was rustic and romantic and we can’t wait to return.

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vipDonnaK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All wait staff were great! The food was excellent! Our second time there...we actually went to Utica specifically to have dinner at The Tailor and the Cook:)

MC
MichaelC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as usual. Every aspect of the meal was truly a flavor exploration. Can't wait for our next gastro adventure!

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AA66
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this really great restaurant in an area getting revitalized. We were visiting upstate NY. This was a great evening in a warm and welcoming space. We had an excellent waiter who was very knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful. The food was 5 star gourmet and delicious. The wines from Upstate NY were a good selection and we had a very good Cabernet. We will definitely dine here again when in the area.

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Abby
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very knowledgeable and the food is out of this world!

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NancieC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!!!
Wait staff was very accommodating!
Meal was better than anticipated.
Thank you!
We will return!

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NabinA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good bartender and servers, amazing food. Overall worth the price. I make sure I visit this place once a month. Really a gem of a place in Utica.

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jmaxcourt3490
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentines Weekend and just as the 20 other times I have dined there it was awesome. We had a small issue with one of our entrees which was more than corrected and thanked for our feedback. We had Emily as our server and as I called him bread and butter guy helping us out they were both super, almost like they know when you need something. Just a great place that we are lucky to have in the valley

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Bryan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have dined here several times. The food has always been superb. The timing of the dishes coming out are right on time, you have enough time to savor the dish before the next course coming out, without waiting long periods of time for the next course. The tables are quite close to each other due to the restaurant having a small footprint. Ambience is that of an old brick factory. Noise levels can get a little loud due to the small space and hard walls. All around it is a nice place to have a date night. Most if not all there foods are locally obtained.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and Service

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EdmundW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Previously provided in detail.

EXCEPTIONAL in every way!

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ReneeV
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I have ordered duck previous visits but this time it was with pickled cabbage . Not a fan . I ordered a red wine and after eating the cabbage , it tasted sour . I wouldn’t order this particular dish in the future . Other than that , I always enjoy dining at Tailor & the Cook

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & amazing food. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary

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vipMonty
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, interesting food, great wine pairings and warm, knowledgeable waitstaff. Loved it!

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EdmundR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Central New York. Locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, innovative preparations, impeccable service, knowledgeable staff.

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VanessaM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great here. One of our favorite places to go.

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PETE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's a bit pricy but that would be expected. Good place for a special occasion but not a place you would go to multiple times in a year.

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AlexandriaD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was a great server! And the bartenders were very friendly. The restaurant Manager was very welcoming and throughly our dining experience we felt very comfortable and the food was AMAZING! Our go-to date night restaurant

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Victoria
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful relaxed meal!! I love this place!

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vipChich828
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food!! Knowledgeable and friendly staff!! Love the menu options and changes with the season! Uses local products!

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KellyG
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I have been wanting to visit The Tailor and the Cook for some time. I received a gift card for my birthday over 1 year ago and just made it last week. I'm so sorry I waited so long. I can't wait to go back. The Local Mushroom appetizer was one of the best things I have ever tasted. Our entrees' were also superb, I have Filet Au Poivre and my husband had chicken and biscuits. So tasty and so much food I was able to have lunch again the next day. The service was excellent and the restaurant itself was very nice.
5 Stars, I'd give them 6 if I could.

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vipPeterC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as usual!!!!!! Great food, friendly staff, and a great addition to dining in the Utica area.

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Maryp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently superb. Service is impeccable. I am never disappointed!

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VivelaFrance
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tailor and the Cook is the best restaurant around.

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