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The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
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Ranked #1 of 143 restaurants in Utica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $30
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
Fly Creek, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What a mysterious name this Utica restaurant has. Was one of the chefs once a tailor? Certainly there is a dressmaker's dummy visible as you enter the long narrow 1800s brick building, now decorated in a darkly contemporary way. And that isn't the only mystery this place has to offer. The menu is full of quirky wonders, for a start.... More

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Central NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have traveled and dined in some of the best foodie cities in the country at acclaimed restaurants and chefs. The Tailor and the Cook compares favorably with the best of them. The food is consistently excellent and the service truly excepttional. A locally owned business with locally sourced ingredients. Love the bar and the wine list as well. A... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a wonderful find. Thank you Trip Advisor contributors. The chef Tim could have a position in any A+ restaurant. The restaurant is small and tricky to find. Excellent locally sourced foods. Worth going off the Thru way. Loved the roast beet risotto.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I consider myself a foodie. If you've been to Seattle (where I am from) Serafina is favorite place to eat and very comparable to Tailor and the Cook. Moving to Utica was rather disappointing coming from an area where I previously had great meals and great service everywhere. Let me tell you, I've dined in Amsterdam, Barcelona, NYC, LA...and Tailor... More

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Utica, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My favorite restaurant in the area. Never a disappointment. The whole experience is always such a memorable dining experience. So grateful that we have a restaurant of this caliber in the area!

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We arrived late and walked over from our hotel - we were greeted immediately - our warm welcome was followed by a perfect dining experience - excellent service, perfect meal, and un-rushed after dinner tea (although we were the last folks there and they would be closing soon). We started with a shared cheese plate which was carefully explained -... More

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Upstate New York
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The waitress's knowledge of the various entries and information of the local sources was impressive. Atmosphere, attitude....all excellent

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

An old building , keeping the appearances with live able modern facilities. Brick walls, high ceilings of pipes & ducts. Long & narrow . Very friendly staff who want you to leave feeling you were their most important customer. Food is very fresh & prepared with fresh ideas & tastes. Great combinations of food & spices. Ready to accommodate any... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Surprised that I hadn't done a review of this one yet, as it is a real favorite. It is a wonderful example of the farm to table kind, as the owners want to locate and support the best local producers. It shows on the plate. We were in the area to visit our daughter who is at a nearby college,... More

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Middlebury, Connecticut, USA
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited 'The Tailor and The Cook' for a late-night post-concert desert and were greeted with enthusiastic friendliness, immediate excellent service, and a menu derived from the delectable dairies around Utica. Plenty of free parking right outside; the atmosphere inside is urban chic but country comfortable. Authentic affogato and The Jones Family Farm Cheese Cake may be the best In... More

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