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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Tailor and the Cook is one of the brightest spots in Utica's already...
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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Over and over this restaurant and it's incredibly competent staff deliver marvelous food in a fun and upbeat setting. Fresh and locally sourced ingredients are prepared in novel ways that make your taste buds sing. I have been here many times before and plan to be back as often as I can. It has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Simoreno
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Over and over this restaurant and it's incredibly competent staff deliver marvelous food in a fun and upbeat setting. Fresh and locally sourced ingredients are prepared in novel ways that make your taste buds sing. I have been here many times before and plan to be back as often as I can. It has been more than worth it, every... More 

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New Hartford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We've dined across the US and the world and this is absolutely a great fine-dining restaurant and without exaggeration the best restaurant between Toronto and NYC. They feature CNY's great local farms and dairies in their seasonal menus and the service is solid. The bar is great if you just want to pop in for a drink, too. If offered... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Family obligations bring us to Utica more often than I would prefer. Over the years we have desperately tried to find someplace to eat that didn’t make the Olive Garden look like a culinary triumph. And then my wife discovered The Tailor and the Cook. I promise you that several times during your meal you will find yourself asking something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Outstanding food quality and exceptional server knowledge . Can' t wait to bring friends back with us. Order the seam ripper to start .

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Easily one of the top 3 restaurants in the city. Great locally sourced food. Service and ambiance are above average as well.

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is by far the best restaurant in Utica. Great food, really good wine list, the owners are super nice. It is small so make sure you make reservations in advance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

In short, ditto to all the good comments in the other reviews! We did not experience any of the negatives others expressed. This is a locally-sourced place whenever possible, and it showed in the freshness and choices - the menu changes as fruits and vegetables come into season. There is an outside, canopy covered area with 4 tables, plus a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You have to give it to this relatively small town for not only having a restaurant like this but also for it being packed on weekends. So, if you want to go and you're not a local, you should book in advance. Utica is one of those formerly rich upstate New York towns that has never truly recovered its former... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm a skeptic. I'm never sure if a "5 star" restaurant on any review source is really a "5" star but this place surprised me. We live near Ann Arbor, Michigan where everything is "farm to table". We buy farm raised meat and grow our own vegetables so we set our expectations high for the food at this restaurant. Here... More 

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Coastal Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We discovered the tailor and the Cook quite by accident while searching for an overnite stay spot in Utica NY. After finding good accommodations at the restored Hotel Utica, we spotted the link to fine dining--and found the Tailoer and the Cook. By good fortune we actually could do an online reservation the night before through Open Table. What a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 3157937444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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