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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hanger steak” (9 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
“bread” (39 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best of everything. Mixologist takes his science seriously and enjoys making drinks. The chef and his staff knocked it out of the park. Don't miss this one!

Thank landman55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend knew that I'd been wanting to go to The Tailor and the Cook ...... for my birthday he took me and it was outstanding ....... amazing service, food, and atmosphere. It's on the high priceline but honestly, I don't think they're over charging...More

Thank JoBeth13439
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Utica is fortunate to have such an incredible restaurant. The filet with mashed potatoes was flawless. Duck was extraordinary. Scallop start was perfectly cooked. And the vanilla flan and French pressed coffee were absolutely delicious. Local bread from Utica bakery is also wonderful. Only dish...More

Thank Mara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You do not think Utica as a city known for fine cuisine (sorry Utica) but The Tailor and The Cook does a great job. Visited on a rainy Tuesday to find a packed house. Sat at the bar where Todd did a great job explaining...More

Thank tmarcone
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I believe the restaurant describes itself as Modern American, which to me is more a statement of where and when they live, but the food is a typical cross-section of every new restaurant calling itself "Modern American": good cuts of meat with roots more interesting...More

1  Thank JPK_YVR
Tim H, Owner at The Tailor and The Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi there – Thank you so much for your thoughtful review of our family run restaurant. I appreciate you taking the time to talk about your visit, and I am humbled by your praises. I would though, like to respectfully take issue with your review...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Timothy was our server and he was absolutely amazing. He made everything perfect. Highly recommend asking for him!! The food didn’t disappoint and the fact that everything was local was so great. Will be back!!

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Anniversary Dinner, 39 years; could not have had a better date. Great wine list, plus the emphasis on local ingredients. Great service, fabulous food. Cheese platter, fresh and fantastic. They provided champagne and culinary treats that just wowed us beyond belief. Must mention the aged...More

1  Thank JonyTumbles
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We came here with my daughter and her friends. According to my daughter it was the no. 1 restaurant in UTICA. I dont' know if it is the number 1 but definitely it was very good. Ambience is fantastic. Low level lighting, nice bar, not...More

Thank bigwawao
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in. The service was impeccable and the food tastes were wonderful. Yes it is expensive but for it was worth it

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I finally made to this restaurant after hearing about it for awhile. Make reservations ahead of time. It’s worth it. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting. My waiter was knowledgeable about their wine selections.

Thank Laura K
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Lisa G
8 March 2018|
Response from Marilyn H | Reviewed this property |
Neatly and nicely, but not tuxedos.
Michelle S
16 July 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.
1 December 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
US$24 - US$38
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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