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The Tailor and The Cook

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94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
+1 315-793-7444
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Rome, New York, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent as usual. Great selection of foods and friendly service. Fiddle heads were wonderful. Will be back!

Thank John G
New Hartford
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily, my birthday fell on a Monday. All day I dreamed of the filet (Yes. It's that good). Since Monday is traditionally a slow night for restaurants, it was quiet. As an added bonus, the chef kept sending us extra tastings. The staff is so friendly and do not rush you. It's like being in Europe where you can linger... More 

Thank TammiPic
Utica, New York
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down that this is a MUST visit while in Utica.. The restaurant inside is absolutely beautiful.. Clean, unique a one of a kind in Utica.. Food is always fresh and always an interesting menu.. With all that being said, this is a place I would go to for a special occasion.. Priced are alittle ABOVE normal and portion sizes... More 

1 Thank BeReal1977
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I shared the filet and turkey thighs. Both were fantastic! Even the salad had exceptional flavor. The chef is creative with his combinations and there wasn't anything on the two plates that we didn't love. Definitely worth a visit when in town.

Thank calmdude
Brunswick, Georgia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Historic location in a lovely restored building. The staff was fantastic but the food was even more incredible. Everything was inventive and utilized local ingredients that were fresh and very well prepared.

Thank snowbirdmaine
Succasunna, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Highly recommended by hotel staff and write-ups. Wasn't sure what to expect as my last visit to Utica (35 years ago), it seemed like the town was dying a slow and painful death. There appears to be a vibrant restaurant scene with awesome selections of varying cuisine. Since dining alone can be uncomfortable, especially as a female, I chose the... More 

Thank Chris G
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Tailor & The Cook turned out to be a "gem" of a find on a recent trip I took with my dining adventurous daughter! The restaurant was clean, welcoming and decorated with an eclectic vibe. Tim was our server and I can't say enough about what an outstanding job he did! When my daughter and I couldn't decide on... More 

Thank Cynthia S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Diners and staff exude a positive energy that makes being in this restaurant exciting. Always enjoy the food and like that the menu changes with the seasons.

Thank NyFlygirl
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Great place to gather and eat. I was with a group of 10 colleagues and we all had excellent meals and the service was fabulous! The presentation of the clam chowder was the most unique I have ever seen and it was delicious. Agree with earlier reviews that the cheese tray was excellent too!

Thank audreyydavis
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We went with our 22 year old daughter on our actual 25th wedding anniversary night. Told waitress it was our anniversary that night and they basically did nothing. Thought they could have at least written on the plate. We had wine, appetizers and three expensive entrees and spent about $200 on dinner. Was so disappointed that it wasn't even acknowledged.... More 

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

Hi Stephanie - First of all I want to thank you for reviewing our family run restaurant, and also to thnak you for choosing to celebrate such a special occasion with us! I am very sorry to hear your visit was not up to par. While we do not write on plates, we most certainly should have marked your occasion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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?