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The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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Ranked #1 of 145 Restaurants in Utica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $30
Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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291 reviews 291 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great local fare, albeit pricey and out of place in Utica, NY. Great find based on recommendations from business associates. Mixed drinks were good and had fun "tailor" sort of names to them. Also, staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and explained to us where each part of the meal originated. Excellent blend of flavors in the salmon dish.... More

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Utica, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Wonderful restaurant with a seasonal/changing menu. The chefs cook openly in the restaurant. There's a giant chalkboard that lists where all foods are sourced from. Your server will also tell you where each food came from. Amazing food, quality and people. I would also recommend an espresso or cappuccino dessert martini!

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Utica, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I went here with some coworkers and had the duck, medium rare. The duck was cooked perfectly, but the rice that came with it was hard and crunchy, and not fully cooked. It ruined an otherwise wonderful dish. I probably should have complained, but didn't. I liked the casual ambiance, and the service was wonderful.

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This fashionable restaurant offers a delightful menu and groovy dining. Not a place for an intimate conversation, a bit loud but also lots of fun. Excellent menu with specials, good bar and wine list. Service is more than satisfactory. The appetizers and food are memorable. The building is historic with bare brick walls and a lot of character. I totally... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We decided to look at Trip Advisor for a good restaurant never expecting to find one so good as The Tailor and the Cook.The whole experience was top class from the service through to the wonderfully tasty meal. Highly recommended and not too expensive ie really good value for money Peter

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Farmington, Michigan, United States
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159 reviews 159 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love the vibe in the restaurant. I ordered the South African seafood gumbo. Portion was adequate but it was not at all spicy. I prefer Louisiana gumbo. I tried to salvage it with Tabasco sauce but the seafood was so tough and chewy, it was beyond saving. Greens salad starter was good, as was service. Not a good value... More

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Chicago
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

All the produce and meats are locally sourced and innovatively prepared. A good wine list, with some New York finds. Great appetizers (try the sautéed peppers), along with excellent seafood, pork, and beef. Very good service!

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Whitesboro, NY, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband, adult nephew, and I went to The Tailor and The Cook on Friday evening to kick off the holiday and my husband's birthday weekend. Service was exceptional. Food was exceptional. This is a small restaurant which is full nightly. Reservations are necessary and may be made online (the restaurant website has a link to Open Table). I did... More

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Utica, NY
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great ambiance, fantastic service. Overall the food is quite good, but unfortunately the last two times I went my entree was just not that great. Last time steak was ordered medium rare, and was medium to well, this time my duck ordered medium was underdone, to the point that I did not eat it. Every other course, both times, was... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fabulous staff, fabulous and creative food in a creative environment. It is a slow food experience -- about 2, 2.5 hours for dinner, but the staff was attentive, knew the food and drinks flawlessly, and the food was worth the experience. Great industrial, rustic, artsy space. The bread & maple salt butter was fantastic. Chicken dish was amazing. Didn't make... More

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Additional Information about The Tailor and The Cook

Address: 94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
Phone Number: 3157937444
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
Cuisine: American, French

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