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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Needs a Bit More Tailoring

If you are in Central NY, then this spot is certainly up there, but has room for some polish. Ambiance is brick, high ceilings, exposed pipes, nice hanging lights; tables are the close by NYC squish, but it just doesn't seem to work here as server hubbub in between our table and the ones next to us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
PlatinumHoney
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New York City, New York
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are in Central NY, then this spot is certainly up there, but has room for some polish. Ambiance is brick, high ceilings, exposed pipes, nice hanging lights; tables are the close by NYC squish, but it just doesn't seem to work here as server hubbub in between our table and the ones next to us not only obstructed... More 

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Clinton, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My husband surprised me with reservations at the Tailor and the Cook for Valentine's Day. It was a prixe fixe menu, and the options were outstanding. From the glass of really nice champagne to the wildly good dessert (cheesecake) everything was impeccable. I defy anyone to find better service, food, or atmosphere! (We have enjoyed wonderful meals at fine restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just had an awesome dinner The thing that always strikes me about tailor and the cook is the total experience. Multiple courses that cover every spectrum of taste. Always an amazing experience

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had dinner at The Tailor and The Cook for the first time and I cannot wait to return. From the service to the food to the atmosphere it could not have been better. I love that they use local ingredients and post on a chalkboard who the suppliers are. Even though the menu is small it was hard to... More 

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Newtonville, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The minute you enter you are enveloped with outstanding customer service. Greeted by the host, served an outstanding drink at the bar, the servers and floaters do an outstanding job. The food, emphasis on local and spirits too was a real treat. Come for an experience. We will be back.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've eaten at some nice restaurants in a variety of countries but my meal at Tailor and the Cook is easily among the top. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the service was attentive and friendly. My wife and I started with drinks - my martini was amazing. The only thing stopping me from having a second and third... More 

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been eating at The Tailor and the Cook regularly since it opened in Utica and it is still the best the area has to offer. It is still as on point with perfection as it was when it opened. There is no slacking here! The restaurant has had the same staff since the beginning with a few newbies... More 

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Monteverde
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've dined in over 30 countries around the world, and this meal exceeded all expectations, regardless of where they are located! Superb food (all locally sourced), great wine list, excellent service, and while not cheap, very reasonably priced. We'll be back soon!

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northern NY
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Having lived near Utica for the majority of my life, I've often wished there were more great restaurants other than Italian. My mother and I went here for her birthday dinner and we both loved it! I had scallops and she had lamb. It was warm and inviting with a great wine list, excellent service from all of the staff... More 

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Syracuse
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

usually think of Utica for old school Italian (which is fine) but this place was a great surprise. Locally sourced food and really delicious combinations. from inside the place you would think you were in NYC or Chicago. Wine selection amazing. will definitely go back

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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: American, French

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?