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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
+1 315-793-7444
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone on staff was super friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. We are from out of town and celebrated my wife's birthday. We brought our 2 year old son with us, and although it's not really a place for kids, we grabbed an early reservation asked for a high chair and everyone was really great about it. Good local beer... More 

Thank H0Tshoe
Central NY
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tim and his team at The Tailor and the Cook once again have put together another culinary delight experience. The atmosphere and service at the restaurant is top notch. Your combination of ingredients is creative and your culinary talent is evident in every dish that you and your team present. Thanks again Tailor and The Cook

Thank CentralNYOrangeman
Whitesboro, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In August we went to a highly rated restaurant in Rome and I didn't write a review. I believe they were already rated as one of the best in Rome, so what would have been a positive review seemed unnecessary. On December 21st we dined at The Tailor and the Cook in Utica. It is the highest rated restaurant in... More 

Thank Jon C
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315 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I come here every time that I am in town and just love it. The service is amazing and the food is really good. Great choices and a lovely atmosphere. However, there were two things about this visit that I did not like: 1-The table next to us was having dessert and the hostess came by to talk to them... More 

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Poland , NY USA
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are several restaurants in the greater Utica area that have attempted to present themselves as genuine "high end" establishments. The Tailor and The Cook is the only one that dependably pulls it off. This was our second visit, and it was great. Service , wine list, menu and food were all first-rate. This will never be our most-visited restaurant.... More 

1 Thank EricC56
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

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 

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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

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 

Thank Harry V
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

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

Thank nh7842
Lowville, New York
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

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 

2 Thank Fran D
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 November 1, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $30
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
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 Street, Utica, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 315-793-7444
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?