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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great place in Utica. Pleasantly surprised with this place. Great food and amazing service! People who care about ingredients and not too fussy. Had a great sole special, a chocolate dessert that hit all the right notes. Extensive wine and beer selection. A great vibe -old building that used to be a tailor shop - small space -... More 

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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never fails to impress. I've eaten here several times and each visit is wonderful. The food is spectacular and the staff is incredibly attentive, Definitely a 5 star restaurant! Many gluten and dairy free options and the chef is always willing to accommodate or make suggestions, even when it's busy. Which is always, so definitely make a reservation!... More 

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Bakersfield, vermont
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently overnighted in Utica, and came across The Tailor and The Cook online. It's a lovely spot, and if we lived in Utica it would be a regular go-to spot. The food was delightful. We had the grilled lamb sausage (very tasty) and pan-seared scallops to start, followed by the house salad and great homemade breads. Entrees did not... More 

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Tom's River
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding servers, food and atmosphere really do make this a food experience. That was what the host said as he sat us, and oh was he telling the truth. Absolutely must go if you're in the area and appreciate farm to table, and quality.

Thank dcheers2u
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love great restaurants, and I'm happy to report that this is one. We were in Utica for a weekend, and sought out the best place in town. Most of the reviews seemed to suggest this is it, and they were right. The kitchen is very solid. The chef has a great imagination and access to terrific local ingredients, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early, the bartenders are great and will make neat cocktails. Dinner - the ingredients and presentation are great as well.

Thank John S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The chef seems to have a distinct disconnect between what actually tastes good and what he thinks will taste good. I have come away wondering if he tastes his own dishes. Almost every dish I have had here has an element in it that not only does not belong, but quite frankly ruins an otherwise lovely dish. Will try perhaps... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem. The service was excellent, the waitstaff well-informed and the owner engaged with the patrons without being intrusive. He actually served the strip steak to us and assured us that the internal temperature was 125 degrees F, as requested. Our meals were delicious,beautifully presented, and prepared with locally produced food. I highly recommend the oyster mushroom puff... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happen to find ourselves in Utica NY and ate here. The entire experience was excellent. Friendly waiters filled water glasses and delivered fresh bread. Nice wine list of local and world wines. The food was excellent. Really enjoyed the cheese selection ( a hostess checked in with us on our level of satisfaction, and took the time when asked to... More 

Thank MzB54
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Our group had a reservation for a Friday night. We were seated right away. We shared appetizers, an amazing cheese platter of local cheeses and other local offering sales and homemade crackers. We also shared the lamb sausage. All was very good! Included with entrees was a salad and fresh bread. Yum! He entree portions were big. I ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: 3157937444
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?