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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
+1 315-793-7444
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17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Marcy, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my friends on a girls night out. Heard so many good things about it. I was expecting more and was somewhat disappointed Haven't been back. Expensive

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Thank Rylee14
Tim H, Owner at The Tailor and The Cook, responded to this review

Hello Rylee - I am so sorry to hear that your visit to The Tailor and the Cook did not live up to your expectations. We aim to please each and every guest who walks through our doors, and hold guest satisfaction in the very highest regard. Was there anything specific regarding the food or service that was less than... More 

utica ny, United States
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an outstanding restaurant. The food is and healthy. The presentation is superb. The owner and all his staff are extremely accessible and friendly. This is a must go to restaurant when in the area.

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Thank W Anthony M
utica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

meal was excellent, fresh and delicious! waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. did not rush us, very relaxed. everything grown and made locally.

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Thank flip04
Hartford, Connecticut
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone on staff was super friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. We are from out of town and celebrated my wife's birthday. We brought our 2 year old son with us, and although it's not really a place for kids, we grabbed an early reservation asked for a high chair and everyone was really great about it. Good local beer... More 

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Thank H0Tshoe
Central NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tim and his team at The Tailor and the Cook once again have put together another culinary delight experience. The atmosphere and service at the restaurant is top notch. Your combination of ingredients is creative and your culinary talent is evident in every dish that you and your team present. Thanks again Tailor and The Cook

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Thank CentralNYOrangeman
Whitesboro, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In August we went to a highly rated restaurant in Rome and I didn't write a review. I believe they were already rated as one of the best in Rome, so what would have been a positive review seemed unnecessary. On December 21st we dined at The Tailor and the Cook in Utica. It is the highest rated restaurant in... More 

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Thank Jon C
NYC
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318 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I come here every time that I am in town and just love it. The service is amazing and the food is really good. Great choices and a lovely atmosphere. However, there were two things about this visit that I did not like: 1-The table next to us was having dessert and the hostess came by to talk to them... More 

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Poland , NY USA
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

There are several restaurants in the greater Utica area that have attempted to present themselves as genuine "high end" establishments. The Tailor and The Cook is the only one that dependably pulls it off. This was our second visit, and it was great. Service , wine list, menu and food were all first-rate. This will never be our most-visited restaurant.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is our second time at this restaurant and perhaps we got off on the wrong foot. I asked about a $50 local wine and the server suggested a $90 CA wine. Okay.. so I am already put-off. I LOVE a wine recommendation but not at twice my price point. We said in advance that we had a GF diner... More 

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

Shannon - First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I want to assure you that we hold guest reviews as a valuable training tool for our staff and our business as a whole. I am so sorry that you felt pushed by our service staff. This is not at all the feeling that... More 

South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is without a doubt the best restaurant in the Utica area. I have been there several times and the food is always great with excellent service and a good bar. It has remained small and one must reserve in advance. Parking can be a problem, but I have always found a spot. They are serving local products which adds... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
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
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-793-7444
Description
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?