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The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
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Ranked #1 of 148 Restaurants in Utica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $30
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
upstate New york
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was our usual girls weekend in Utica. We do it every year. We love that no one really understands Utica and we feel it's our little secret but this year the secret got even better. We decided to try this unbelievable surprise and gem right in our favorite little town. The Tailor and The Cook succeeded all my restaurant... More

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Warrenville, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

What a great dinner we had. We were in Utica for business and decided to follow a Yelp review for this restaurant. Locally grown food was wonderful. Our wait staff couldn't have been better. The egg tart and gumbo were delicious. But even better was the Apple Cider Sorbet. I would frequent this place if I lived in NY. Thanks... More

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Mount Kisco, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We don't live in the Utica area but jump at the chance to dine at this great restaurant. Staff is on top of everything and the food is fabulous.

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Pawtucket Ri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Farm-to-table, locally sourced, blah blah blah. But wait! Our waitress practically told us where each leaf of lettuce came from, but she was so charming and all of the dishes so outstanding that all doubts were immediately assuaged. Also of note were the specialty cocktails, one of which was made with locally fermented grain alcohol which gave this diner colorful... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have to say Tailor and the cook was a great find in Utica. We went there on our last night. Fantastic venue with wonderful drinks. The staff couldn't do enough, were very informative and very friendly. We had a selection of dishes and each one was excellent. In short would thoroughly recommend a visit!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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323 reviews 323 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 reviews 3 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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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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