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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    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
Home Town Pride

Having moved away 17 years ago I always look forward to going home for some of the best food in the country - #1 in Italian hands down!! As wit every other trip this one did not disappoint. Tailor and The Cook is a suits Utica to a "T" and puts focus on the many local farms in the area.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Michael D
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Rochester, New York, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rochester, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having moved away 17 years ago I always look forward to going home for some of the best food in the country - #1 in Italian hands down!! As wit every other trip this one did not disappoint. Tailor and The Cook is a suits Utica to a "T" and puts focus on the many local farms in the area.... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I spent the night in Utica and ate at this highly rated restaurant. We were not at all disappointed. We were greeted with a smile by a nice young man in a very cool hat. We sat at a table near the small bar - and then moved over to the bar when a space cleared. They... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very nice atmosphere, cheese plate was excellent, fiddleheads exceptional and the steak well words don't do it justice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing as always! The service was superb! I have been there multiple times and every time it has been wonderful.

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Verona, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a surprising first time visit. Unexpected find. Wonderful menu, presentation and service. Quality rarely found in this area.

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Eagle Bay, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I love that their menu is ever changing - I have never had a bad meal here. The service is top notch, their bartender is one of the best in the business. Live too far away to be a regular customer, but close enough to make it my go to choice for a special occassion. I suggest making reservations, they... More 

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New York City, New York
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287 reviews 287 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

If you are in Central NY, then this spot is certainly up there, but has room for some polish. Ambiance is brick, high ceilings, exposed pipes, nice hanging lights; tables are the close by NYC squish, but it just doesn't seem to work here as server hubbub in between our table and the ones next to us not only obstructed... More 

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Clinton, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband surprised me with reservations at the Tailor and the Cook for Valentine's Day. It was a prixe fixe menu, and the options were outstanding. From the glass of really nice champagne to the wildly good dessert (cheesecake) everything was impeccable. I defy anyone to find better service, food, or atmosphere! (We have enjoyed wonderful meals at fine restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just had an awesome dinner The thing that always strikes me about tailor and the cook is the total experience. Multiple courses that cover every spectrum of taste. Always an amazing experience

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?