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The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
+1 315-793-7444
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The decor, atmosphere and service are great. Just not my type of place, if they have to explain what it is, not for me.

Thank emptynesterstravelin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food here was good, not great. Not very relaxing due to open kitchen. Floor plan is cramped and does not allow for intimate areas for conversation. One of the Better restaurants in area but we are comparing apples to apples if you get my drift.

1  Thank storsbergg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew in Downtown Utica you could find a foodie tasting menu, nightly seasonal specials featuring local providers plus a “normal” menu and an interesting wine list! All of this in an unassuming storefront in a renovated old brick (early 1900’s) bldg. Could almost convince...More

Thank Retiredhokie
Reviewed August 29, 2018

An EXCELLENT meal. Probably the best restaurant within 100 miles. The food was perfect. The service great. I would return here the next time i find myself in this hole of a city.

Thank Boggio
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Have never been to Utica before and looked like a neat place to check out. We did not have a reservation but was told we could sit outside since it was first come first served. We were there a little before 5pm. We sat at...More

1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Great as usual. The clams are outrageous!!! Everything was wonderful. Great staff. Also love the meat board!

Thank John G
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I travel constantly for work, and on vacation made a deliberate stop in Utica - largely because of this restaurant. Best farm-to-table anywhere. Outstanding food & presentation. Delicious!

Thank ScHarper
Reviewed July 30, 2018

We had friends up for the weekend from New York City, and the highlight of the dining experience was to be our first visit to the Tailor and the Cook. We had tried earlier to reserve a spot last January, but our plans were cancelled...More

1  Thank Arnold P
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We've been meaning to go here for ages; we're going to have to make up for lost time! Great food from beginning to end. Terrific service from a team. Friendly atmosphere, comfortable. Locally-sourced ingredients. We don't eat red meat; had several enticing options of fish...More

1  Thank Kathryn G
Reviewed July 16, 2018

My family was celebrating my daughter's birthday July 14th. She had wanted to try the Tailor & The Cook for several months. We liked the ambiance and the atmosphere, the open spaced brick walls. We ordered the cheese board and chanterelle toast for starters; both...More

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Lisa G
March 8, 2018|
Response from Marilyn H | Reviewed this property |
Neatly and nicely, but not tuxedos.
Michelle S
July 16, 2016|
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Response from lovetosun | Reviewed this property |
You need to make reservations earlier than a week ahead especially if you have more than two people. I would look at the menu in terms of gluten free, it says exactly what they have.
December 1, 2015|
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Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi there. Please call the restaurant at 315-624-FOOD or visit our website to book your table. Thanks so much for reaching out.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-793-7444
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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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