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Reviewed July 17, 2020

I have been hearing the hype for years. Finally went in on a whim and sat at the bar. Service was amazing. No complaints. Atmosphere is nice. Food left me a little something to be desired. Complimentary bread and butter and some sort of ball...shaped food. Bread delicious, butter meh, ball thing meh. I ordered venison and pork spare rib small plates. Venison dish good and flavorful but I felt the meats were cut so thin I could hardly appreciate them. Felt overly oily, even though the quality of the olive oil I could tell was nice. The biggest disappointment was the spare ribs. Burnt and parts were over cooked. Parts near the bone tender. I felt like they lacked flavor from the sauce. Also the kale bed was a bit on the salty side. Ordered a gelato for desert which was delicious. I was not super impressed but I do look forward in trying their menu again. I didn’t drink which helped keep the bill down.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

We were greeted at the door with professionalism and a smile! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and professional also. The food was amazing! We enjoyed our time there immensely. The atmosphere was comfortable and modern. If you are in Utica, this is a MUST!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 14, 2020

living in Utica for 40 plus years, opening and initial reviews of Tailor and Cook were all a cut above the high standards of a community with a wealth of dining choices ... our recent holidays dinner-out with adult children and soon-to-be daughter-in-law exceeded our...expectations. not even close. this was such a unique ambience, beyond-yet-seen eating experience and satisfying night out ... broad menu, friendly and observant wait staff, just can wait until we returnMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 12, 2020

It is great to review a menu ahead of time especially when the menu changes with the seasons and when the chef utilizes what is fresh and local. My husband and I enjoyed this as a night out for ourselves and a great gift from...our son. Thankfully, we received another give card to use this year. Love it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed February 11, 2020

The wait staff could not have been more attentive and helpful We started with a scallop appetizer that was delicious I chose a vegetarian pasta dish that was excellent They have a good selection of wine The restaurant is small, but not cramped

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant did not inpress me. It was my first visit so it may have been an "off" night. The food was good, but not for the price point. It is fine dining prices while the food was not spectacular. The service was excellent. Ambiance...is somewhat lacking considering the price.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

This past week was either our 4th or 5th visit to Tailor & Cook. I still think it's the best restaurant in the greater Utica area, but I had my first unimpressive meal there. I'm a certified peri-peri chicken fanatic so, when i saw it...on the menu, i had to order it. What i got was a piece of nicely roasted chicken that was dramatically over-salted, and tasted nothing like peri-peri chicken. I'm not sure what happened here? Apparently the chef had never tasted actual peri-peri chicken...or took so much "artistic license" with the recipe, that it morphed into a different dish entirely? In any case, we'll be going back again, because in all other cases the food has been spectacular.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 19, 2019

The food is expensive. It is good, but it’s definitely over priced. I looked up the menu online but didn’t realize I was looking at the appetizers and not the entree menu. The atmosphere is nice and our waiter was lovely.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019

Our 55th Wedding Anniversary celebration hosted by our daughter and her husband of 30 years! Haven't WE bent the divorce statistics?! No "bending" with the food, service, presentation, here. Todd, our server couldn't have been anymore attentive-but never intrusive! Host brought us complimentary champagne AND...later a unique dessert so in tune with our special celebration! Thank you! Some of us had the "special" halibut offered that evening AFTER enjoying both the cheese/meat boards, incredible bread we were told was baked just down the street (AND had 2 kinds to choose from!) Dinner was rounded out from the halibut by other diners "broiled just right" steaks and the appetizer listed scallops, more than enough for an entre after all our previous "sampling!" for this appetite! Lots of NY AND other wines to choose from, full bar service too.Thanks to the Chefs as well! Each presentation/dish was it's own little work of art! You need to experience this venue!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019

The food is good but the service is better. If I had to guess I would say that the chef has something to prove. I would like to suggest that less is more. It it simple and deliver on simple but good.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Lisa G
March 8, 2018|
Response from Marilyn H | Reviewed this property |
Neatly and nicely, but not tuxedos.
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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