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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
“duck” (16 reviews)
“cheese plate” (13 reviews)
“hanger steak” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
94 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-3519
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a special event to celebrate and went to one of our favorite places, The Tailor and the Cook. Even though they were running late with reservations, the manager, Joe, was very kind to keep us updated on estimated wait time....More

Thank suzan1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time at the T and C was such an amazing experience. Right from the host greeting, to every person we dealt with, we had very personal attention. The execution was stellar, without being pretentious, from the water to the wine, to the bread,...More

Thank maliksmom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty Restaurant in downtown Utica. We had friends visiting from out of town. A farm to table menu plus extensive beer and wine selections. The feel of a British pub - dark wood and dim lighting. Not a large menu, but something for everyone....More

Thank JudyandHoppy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about our experience at this restaurant was outstanding. The downtown old-brick walled setting has great character and is romantic and inviting. The host and hostess were perfectly professional as were our servers, and all were quite knowledgeable about the entrees and wine (particularly Finger...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant and staff were very nice but based solely on price, I was expecting more. The client recommended the restaurant as exceptional but the menu was limited and execution average.More

Thank es78stang
Tim H, Owner at The Tailor and The Cook, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there - Thanks so much for taking the time to review our family run restaurant. We hold our guests feedback in the very highest regard. We always try to learn from guest feedback and constantly push ourselves to deliver the highest quality food and...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

I unfortunately waited several years before I decided to come to this restaurant. Everyone in Utica talked about it, so I purposely did not eat here for that reason, thinking it was over-rated. I did finally cave in and came here on Valentines day with...More

Thank Audrieanna R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Utica, NY is a city with lots of restaurants! Italian cuisine abounds, but there are many super ethnic venues....Cambodian, Vietnamese, Indian, Lebanese, Greek, and American. But NONE of these places can shine and stand out like The Tailer and the Cook. The food here is...More

Thank NYBob6
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank John G
Reviewed 14 April 2017 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...More

Thank TammiPic
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank BeReal1977
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Michelle S
Do you really need to make reservations at the beginning of the week? What are examples of gluten free meals? Thanks
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.
Hello. We are coming to Utica on Thursday, December 17, to take a ride on the Polar Express at 6:30pm. We will be staying at the Red Roof Inn on Weaver Street. We would like to have dinner at The Tailor and The Cook. I understand you are quite close to the train station, so that would work out very well for us. May we please make a dinner reservation for 4:30pm on Thursday, December 17, and we prefer a table versus a booth. Would you have a table by a window? Thank you. Mrs. Gay L. Huddle
2 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.
Sam P
We are planning a visit to your area late September, how close are you to Hotel Utica and Adirondack train station? Are reservations needed and looking for a dinner menu
20 September 2015|
Response from Tim H | Property representative |
Hi There - Thanks so much for reaching out. We are just a block from either. Right between the 2. Its all very walkable. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please know that weekends and holidays fill up very... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$30
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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