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All 148 Utica Restaurants

The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
3157937444
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Ranked #1 of 148 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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Monteverde
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17 reviews 17 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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346 reviews 346 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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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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