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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Tailor and the Cook is one of the brightest spots in Utica's already...
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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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tucked away in an unlikely place, this restaurant is THE culinary attraction of downtown Utica. Reservations are a must.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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New Hartford, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in an unlikely place, this restaurant is THE culinary attraction of downtown Utica. Reservations are a must.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our server was so kind and helpful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was awesome. We hope to return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The best restaurant in the greater Utica area, hands down! Great chefs and delicious food that is locally sourced, excellent and knowledgeable staff, nice NYC vibe, and marvelous mixologist. What more can you ask for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Menus change all the time. Food selections are wonderful. A must eat at restaurant. Eat here and you will entertain your palate.

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Utica NY
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is my all time favorite restaurant. Their offerings are local, organic and seasonal. The limited menu has something for everyone from red meat eaters to vegans. My gluten free husband can also enjoy several dishes. If you are planning a trip to Utica, make a reservation in advance. The secret is out and it's harder to get a seat.... More 

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Brightwaters, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food: well sourced local ingredients, well prepared and well presented. Excellent wine list, well selected (region, variety, etc) wines by the glass at reasonable prices. Great wait staff: attentive and heads-up. Ambiance was great on an early Saturday evening with interesting, non-intrusive music and overall noise level that allowed conversations without shouting. This is more like a well designed... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was waiting for this place to open all week when I was here on travel. Food was excellent and locally sourced. Brent, the server, was well versed in the menu including where each item was sourced. The owners are opening up a bakery next door soon. I will be back to this place.

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Yonkers, New York
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is casual not quite eloquence .... but it is by far the best spot in Utica & surrounding area. Great fresh ingredients & attentive service. This evening we had the Red Snapper special which was done with an Indian flare & was something special. We also had the pork shoulder off the menu - the meat was a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Anyone coming through on the highway from Albany towards the Niagara Falls, this is a must stop place to eat. The food is surprisingly fresh and everything comes from local farming. They have a great standard menu and the 3 chefs have some specials prepared every day. That and the great local beer list from the bottle and draft to... More 

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New York City, New York
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366 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It has the ambiance, it has the pretension, it just doesn't have the follow through, which is so disappointing because Central New York could so benefit from this place moving up a notch, and it wouldn't be that hard. OK, first and foremost, food, was good, not great. We shared a beet risotto (nice flavor, beets were rather large for... More 

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Tim H, Owner at The Tailor and The Cook, responded to this review

Hi There - First off, thanks so much for dining with us, and for taking the time to review. We appreciate you visiting a second time, after your first review. I only wish we had a better showing for your follow up experience. We appreciate your critiques very much. All reviews written about The Tailor and the Cook are used... 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: French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 3157937444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • 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.
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

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