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The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
+1 315-793-7444
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cheese plate” (13 reviews)
“hanger steak” (8 reviews)
“duck” (15 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant and staff were very nice but based solely on price, I was expecting more. The client recommended the restaurant as exceptional but the menu was limited and execution average.More

Thank es78stang
Tim H, Owner at The Tailor and The Cook, responded to this review

Hi there - Thanks so much for taking the time to review our family run restaurant. We hold our guests feedback in the very highest regard. We always try to learn from guest feedback and constantly push ourselves to deliver the highest quality food and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I unfortunately waited several years before I decided to come to this restaurant. Everyone in Utica talked about it, so I purposely did not eat here for that reason, thinking it was over-rated. I did finally cave in and came here on Valentines day with...More

Thank Audrieanna R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Utica, NY is a city with lots of restaurants! Italian cuisine abounds, but there are many super ethnic venues....Cambodian, Vietnamese, Indian, Lebanese, Greek, and American. But NONE of these places can shine and stand out like The Tailer and the Cook. The food here is...More

Thank NYBob6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent as usual. Great selection of foods and friendly service. Fiddle heads were wonderful. Will be back!

Thank John G
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Luckily, my birthday fell on a Monday. All day I dreamed of the filet (Yes. It's that good). Since Monday is traditionally a slow night for restaurants, it was quiet. As an added bonus, the chef kept sending us extra tastings. The staff is so...More

Thank TammiPic
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Hands down that this is a MUST visit while in Utica.. The restaurant inside is absolutely beautiful.. Clean, unique a one of a kind in Utica.. Food is always fresh and always an interesting menu.. With all that being said, this is a place I...More

1  Thank BeReal1977
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My son and I shared the filet and turkey thighs. Both were fantastic! Even the salad had exceptional flavor. The chef is creative with his combinations and there wasn't anything on the two plates that we didn't love. Definitely worth a visit when in town.

Thank calmdude
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Historic location in a lovely restored building. The staff was fantastic but the food was even more incredible. Everything was inventive and utilized local ingredients that were fresh and very well prepared.

Thank snowbirdmaine
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Highly recommended by hotel staff and write-ups. Wasn't sure what to expect as my last visit to Utica (35 years ago), it seemed like the town was dying a slow and painful death. There appears to be a vibrant restaurant scene with awesome selections of...More

1  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Tailor & The Cook turned out to be a "gem" of a find on a recent trip I took with my dining adventurous daughter! The restaurant was clean, welcoming and decorated with an eclectic vibe. Tim was our server and I can't say enough...More

Thank Cynthia S
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Michelle S
Do you really need to make reservations at the beginning of the week? What are examples of gluten free meals? Thanks
17 July 2016|
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Response from lovetosun | Reviewed this property |
You need to make reservations earlier than a week ahead especially if you have more than two people. I would look at the menu in terms of gluten free, it says exactly what they have.
Hello. We are coming to Utica on Thursday, December 17, to take a ride on the Polar Express at 6:30pm. We will be staying at the Red Roof Inn on Weaver Street. We would like to have dinner at The Tailor and The Cook. I understand you are quite close to the train station, so that would work out very well for us. May we please make a dinner reservation for 4:30pm on Thursday, December 17, and we prefer a table versus a booth. Would you have a table by a window? Thank you. Mrs. Gay L. Huddle
2 December 2015|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi there. Please call the restaurant at 315-624-FOOD or visit our website to book your table. Thanks so much for reaching out.
Sam P
We are planning a visit to your area late September, how close are you to Hotel Utica and Adirondack train station? Are reservations needed and looking for a dinner menu
20 September 2015|
Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi There - Thanks so much for reaching out. We are just a block from either. Right between the 2. Its all very walkable. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please know that weekends and holidays fill up very... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-793-7444
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.