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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

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

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (68)
Creative Cuisine (67)
Special Occasion (67)
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Good for a Date (58)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Worth the Drive (47)
Romantic (47)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Tasting Menu (37)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Authentic (33)
Cozy (32)
Notable Wine List (26)
Organic (25)
Seasonal (24)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Healthy (19)
Fun (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Great Beer (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Vegan (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing!!!! Yes it's a little more expensive, Yes it's not ordinary...and Yes you must try it!! Very welcoming and warm. Not too big and great attention to detail when it comes to serving. Food is fresh, exquisite and mouth watering. It awakens your taste buds. I was very pleased with my appetizer, dinner and dessert. The staff are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Want something a little different, romantic maybe....stop in and try this place and be sure to say hi to Jarod!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall service was excellent - very attentive. Personally, I prefer the atmosphere to be a little less serious, but I understand. It was very professional. My entrée of striped bass with collared greens and sweet potato fritters was so incredibly delicious. It melted. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know that their dinner is organic and genuine.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Organic, Vegan, Fun
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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

Dinner was delicious and quite creative with specialty items. Only complaint was wine glass only partially filled. Would have liked a full glass for the price. Other than that, which may be a common practice in pricier restaurants, it lived up to expectation and would definitely return!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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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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