The Tailor and the Cook

4.9
1794 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
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EM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Blaire was outstanding in all ways. The food delicious. The restaurant is a true gem for the Utica area.

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

such a wide variety of foods and drinks. we recommend it.

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

Delicious food great service. Will be going back again

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DM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was the best! Food, service, ambiance - outstanding! It is our favorite place!

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a superior restaurant in many ways. The service, the ambiance and the food were all well above average! There are quality ingredients prepared in unique ways. Be sure to order the cheese board! You will get a comprehensive and interesting explanation from one of many attentive servers. We only come to Utica every few months, but whenever we come, The Tailor and The Cook will be our dinner spot!

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LD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and Tailor and the Cook did not disappoint. The food was delicious, as always. The cheese board was amazing and our server, Devon, was even better!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will happily recommend this place to anyone/everyone.

Above and beyond.
11 out of 10

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The lamb was very chewy and had little flavor. The salad, bread and the two little radish servings were very good. We were served two little brownie bites because it was my birthday. That was a nice touch. It seemed quieter, which was appreciated. Decorating was really nice. Wait staff were excellent. It's just that lamb......

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve been a part of in many moons. Service was friendly, honest, and not pushy. Food was delicious and portions we just right. We were stuffed and yet happy. The only ONLY issue was when I went to the bathroom- please please please re-position the mirror on the back of the door.

Left by purchasing a gift card for my mother in law! Thank you for an excellent experience and meal!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place dining experience in the Mohawk Valley!

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VF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Quality food and service.

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WA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to the Utica area a couple times a year for business and we ALWAYS make it a point to bring a group to The Tailor and the Cook. Great service and great food!

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dependably excellent . Everything I could ask for.

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

always a special evening out when we dine at TAILOR an THE COOK.💕

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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V
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an incredible meal and dining experience!! The staff was amazing.

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

T&C never ceases to amaze me. Chef Tim and crew are true artisans and the entire staff are wonderful and accommodating. Never miss it when I’m in town.

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always enjoy a delightful delicious meal at Taylor and the Cook.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent environment. My favorite place in Utica.

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UW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Tailor and The Cook is a shockingly excellent eatery that would hold its own in midtown Manhattan or Beverly Hills, but is right in Utica, NY. Its locally-sourced foods are fresh, the service is supreme, and the food is creative and indulgent in flavor and plating. Freshly baked breads with flavorful butter through high-quality meats and fish and wonderful desserts. I have tasted delicious vegetables there that I didn't know existed. It is worth the cost. We forgot to update our 4-person reservation to 2, and still, the service was 5 star, more than considerate and attentive. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome without a hint of annoyance, which would be understandable as we arrived at the height of their dinner seating. Total professionals. Their people are genuinely tops at customer service and the food is nothing short of divine. I miss it already. GO. DON'T MISS IT!

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DG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great local food creatively presented in a fun environment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, Devon, was amazing at not only the wealth of knowledge of the menu but also his enthusiasm and passion for being there.

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night. Amazing food. Had a wonderful time there and cant wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as usual with highlights of fresh mushroom pate and mushroom toast. Great food and even better service.

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RS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our sixth visit and as usual everything was great. We live in Europe but always make a point of visiting "The Taylor & the Cook" whenever we are in the States.

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GG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening....atmosphere was comfortable for a business meeting/discussion. Server was very accommodating of my special requests. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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WG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicious food, as always. Loved the duck and the filet mignon!

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DW
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my third visit and they’ve all been very good. The service is always outstanding, the ambience is fun, and the drinks are excellent. All of these get solid A’s. The food, however, doesn’t quite measure up to the rest of the experience. It’s very good, but I’ve yet to have an OMG-this-is-to-die-for kind of meal. For the money ($39 for my most recent entree) I expect the food to be exceptional too.

I’ll be back next time I’m in town, looking for that next level of wonderful.

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JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful date night. The service was very good. We enjoyed the butcher’s board appetizer very much.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were a bit late for our reservation and they made us feel like we inconvenienced them and rushed. Pub atmosphere with a fine dinning menu.$$

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I never give 5 stars. This was a great dining experience. Attentive, knowledgeable and welcoming staff. Thoughtful, creative menu featuring local ingredients, expertly prepared, beautifully presented. Impressive wine list of affordable quality wines, many local. Worth a special trip.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food always ! Amazing service ! Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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LC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We happened upon this gem of a restaurant on our way driving thru Utica from Boston. I've had some pretty spectacular meals in Boston, but none lately that match what we ate at the Tailor and the Cook. It was an unforgettable meal. The pork entree was the best. Each of the little sides that came with it were unique and delicious. Also enjoyed the dandelion greens and beet risotto. And the bread was equally fantastic. Just a fantastic meal all the way around.

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the few restaurants in the area that honestly can use the label "farm to table.'' A true commitment to local sourcing of food and wine. Our meal was excellent from start to finish and so was the service.

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DW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very attentive, I only had one issue in that the Scallops were a little on the salty side. My husand also commented to me that he thought the Scallops were a little salty. Overall it was a great experience.

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