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The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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Ranked #1 of 146 Restaurants in Utica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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146 reviews 146 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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New Hartford, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

ambiance is wonderful... food is exceptional! local, fresh.... ambiance is incredible... and many of the cocktails are unique and delicious... service was excellent... this is my New favorite restaurant in Utica! .. truly an absolutely wonderful experience!!!!

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Portland, Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is one of the finest dining experiences you'll have in Utica. The Tailor and The Cook is an intimate, small, locally sourced bistro that is full of charm and grace. From the photographs of Snowy Owls on the wall, to the open kitchen, to the barkeeper in his traditional form, everything here is art. What comes on your plate... More

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26 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We again tried this retaurant recently. I can understand the rave reviews by locals because by comparison Utica has very few upscale eateries. That is not to say I consider this restaurant upscale. Yes the service folks are very good but for me thats where it ends. We ordered appetizers (which were small and lackluster). My steak which I ordered... More

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Utica, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my wife and daughter here for dinner. My daughter has lived in London, China and all over Europe. She said this is her favorite place to eat world wide. Amazing to get food like this in Utica, NY. I won't bore you with the particulars of our meal, I'll just tell you the ingredients are locally grown and... More

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