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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
+1 315-793-7444
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Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time at this restaurant and perhaps we got off on the wrong foot. I asked about a $50 local wine and the server suggested a $90 CA wine. Okay.. so I am already put-off. I LOVE a wine recommendation but not at twice my price point. We said in advance that we had a GF diner... More 

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Thank ShannonWHL
Tim H, Owner at The Tailor and The Cook, responded to this review

Shannon - First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I want to assure you that we hold guest reviews as a valuable training tool for our staff and our business as a whole. I am so sorry that you felt pushed by our service staff. This is not at all the feeling that... More 

South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is without a doubt the best restaurant in the Utica area. I have been there several times and the food is always great with excellent service and a good bar. It has remained small and one must reserve in advance. Parking can be a problem, but I have always found a spot. They are serving local products which adds... More 

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Thank Harry V
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Utica and nys gem.. Every dish a treat, local vodkas all great. Attentive wait staff at your fingertips, to help and to explain each gourmet dish

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Lowville, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was exceptionally good, the atmosphere warm and inviting. We had heard good things about the restaurant and invited another couple who also had not been. The food in general was disappointing. The pan seared scallop appetizer appeared undercooked. We tried the rabbit appetizer, and it was okay...really nothing to compare it with. The main entrees were not flavorful.... More 

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Tim H, Owner at The Tailor and The Cook, responded to this review

Hi Fran - First of all, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I am very sorry to hear that you left less than satisfied, and on your first visit no less. We take a great deal of pride in the food and service we provide to our guests, and it looks like we fell short on... More 

Trenton, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant after checking out the good reviews and managed to score a table early in the evening before it became full. I ordered the Pumpkin Gnocchi which I personally did not like the taste of and found having to scrape the pumpkin pulp from the bottom of the pumpkin to incorporate with the unusual liquid inside just... More 

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Thank Liz12013
White Plains,New York
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

We had the most amazing dinner. The staff was very knowledgable and on point. The food was so fresh I had the filet mignon and my husband had the pumpkin gnocchi. The meat was soo tender ! The desserts sounded amazing but we had no room. Went on a Friday night no reservation we were seated within 25 minutes the... More 

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Thank kmrs
Corunna, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We were in town for one night and found this restaurant on line. The service was excellent and the food was awsome.

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Thank Jack S
Upstate New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We went for our 31st anniversary. Food was great! A lot of local products used to feed us. Service was just amazing! We will be back!

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Thank herovb
NYC
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292 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

First visit in 6 months and I was not disappointed. Great food, fresh ingredients, pleasant service. Worth the trip.

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Schenectady, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We were greeted upon entering and the top notch service continued until we left. The staff was professional, friendly and attentive throughout the whole dining experience. The food was prepared very well and served attractively. We will definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
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
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-793-7444
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?