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The Tailor and The Cook

94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
+1 315-793-7444
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cheese plate” (16 reviews)
“hanger steak” (9 reviews)
“duck” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Tim H, Owner at The Tailor and The Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

My husband took me here tonight for an early birthday dinner and our meal did not disappoint. We started with the butcher's board which was a tasty mix of cured and uncured meats, grilled bread, olives, and other goodies. We LOVED the pickled Swiss chard...More

Thank Traci D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

As is usual, the service was great and the food was. The only thing missing was the venison they occasionally have on the menu as an entree, which I adore. I could dine on the bread alone - I am one of those who love...More

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The chef's tasting menu should not be overlooked. The others in our party ordered al carte but the tasting was the best option. Wine suggestions were spot on. The wait staff was remarkable in service and suggestions.

Thank 910lawrenced
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here, starting at the bar while waiting for our friends. All our meals were excellent...from the filet to a specially put together plate of vegetable sides, at my request. We were waited on, hand and foot!! Now, on the top...More

Thank fireflyRome
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Lisa G
8 March 2018|
Response from Marilyn H | Reviewed this property |
Neatly and nicely, but not tuxedos.
Michelle S
17 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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
  • 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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