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The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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Ranked #2 of 139 restaurants in Utica
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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Houston, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW 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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Whitesboro, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Not being one for superlatives, I find myself in somewhat unfamiliar territory. My wife and I have dined at The Tailor And The Cook before, so we knew what to expect. In fact, our past experiences were exactly why we selected this restaurant as the place to celebrate a major milestone. What we really love about this place is their... More

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Utica, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A dinner for four in a beautifully restored space. Service was superb with distinctive preparation style. My entree was a bit over-sauced IMO and my wife (two weeks later) can't remember what her entree was... so not sufficiently memorable. On the very professional side of life, the filet mignon ordered by one of our guests was cooked incorrectly (medium well... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We ate here with another couple on a Saturday night. We sat at the very small bar for a quick drink while we waited for our table. Once at the table we ordered three different appetizers to all share. The apps were presented rather pretentiously and were all very small portionwise for the high price. The service was good though.... More

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Utica, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I visited this well to do establishment last fall and just am getting around to writing a review. The food was very well prepared and presented. The flavor mixes in each dish mingle quite well on the palate. The servers are very knowledgeable and are able to tell you were each ingredient came from as everything is sourced locally. I... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I was happy to see the other reviews were not just hype. We stopped in Utica as part of a July 4th weekend roadtrip upstate. I booked on opentable based on the reviews. We started with the sweet pea risotto and a special of a Greek cheese (forgot the name) which was grilled and served with bread. Both delicious. I... More

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Utica, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Service and food exceptional. Reservations are needed.I like the fact that local farm, dairy and produce are the suppliers and very fresh. The wait staff took the time to explain the name and town the food was from and how the chef prepared specials of the evening. Very friendly as you enter the restaurant and staff make you feel special... More

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New Hartford, NY
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This is a "hot" restaurant, here in Utica, NY. Reservations are a must, and hard to come by, especially on weekends. Entering, this appears to be a raucous and loud joint, with brick walls. Music is blaring...too loud for my taste..and it doesn't stop. But, this is not really that kind of restaurant. This offers a fine dining experience! There... More

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Ilion, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This restaurant is amazing. It has a great atmosphere, and the food is outstanding! It is awesome that they use locally sourced products.

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