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All 149 Utica Restaurants

The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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Ranked #1 of 149 Restaurants in Utica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Upstate, NY
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been to The Tailor & the Cook a few times and I've never been disappointed. In fact, the food gets better each time I go. I love the open kitchen concept and the fact that the entire restaurant is made from re-purposed items, is awesome. The menu changes seasonally and Tim and his staff are creative and innovative with... More 

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upstate New york
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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