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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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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My parents and I came here the other day to celebrate my 26th birthday. This was my second time eating dinner here, and we got lucky with not having a reservation (usually you have to make reservation 2 weeks in advance, unless you don't mind eating dinner at 9:00pm). I love the atmosphere in this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Diane M
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My parents and I came here the other day to celebrate my 26th birthday. This was my second time eating dinner here, and we got lucky with not having a reservation (usually you have to make reservation 2 weeks in advance, unless you don't mind eating dinner at 9:00pm). I love the atmosphere in this restaurant--brick walls, open ceiling, the... More 

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Thank Diane M
Utica, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, atmosphere, service. Friendly, prompt with suggestions if needed. Very accommodating and romantic

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Thank debi32016
Sherrill, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want excellent farm to table fare look no further. Delicious food with great presentation. The servers are very knowledgeable about GF fare. I have eaten here several times and never been sick... BONUS! Amazing ambiance.

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Thank mamafalk
BeverlyMass
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is a top 100 rating in the country and it was excellent. The meals were ample, plated beautifully and very tasteful. Our waiter Aileen made it even more memorable. She was extremely knowledgeable and very attentive. Their farm to table concept works very well.

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Thank Grampster
Clayville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Excellent offerings for everyone- vegetarians, carnivores and sea-foodies alike.

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Thank TBandDB
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I had heard great things about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food, atmosphere and staff were outstanding. We had the cheese plate and the server kindly swapped out a cheese for me that I wasn't able to eat. Amazing local cheeses and pairings! I also had the best salad which had an unexpected, yet delicious citrus flavor.... More 

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Thank Michelle K
Upstate NY
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Four of us met for dinner on a Thursday evening. Two had dietary restrictions, which the professional staff were well able to handle. I ordered the scallop appetizer with grains and butternut squash. Outstanding! With a salad, this would have been a completely satisfying meal. My husband had the hanger steak, which he pronounced excellent, and I rescued the brussels... More 

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Thank UpstateNY13
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Very classy both in presentation of food , service and atmosphere ! Best fine dining in Utica area !

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Thank Foodie10465
upstate NY
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We met for a wednesday night diner with out-of-town friends at this very special, bustling downtown storefront farm-to-table restaurant. Well trained waitstaff made us comfortable and welcome. Superb cocktails displayed creativity and good taste. We started by sharing two appetizers: the locally sourced cheese plate and a charcuterie tray were beautifully chosen, presented and explained. Almost a meal for four!... More 

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Thank Davina6
New Hartford, New York, United States
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The place has a look and feel of a large city restaurant. The dining room is small to average size and the tables are in very code proximity to one another. The food is very good with all of the food being locally sourced. My only complaint about the menu is that it is very limited. It does change frequently... More 

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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: 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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