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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)
“hanger steak” (8 reviews)
“fiddleheads” (5 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 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! I can't believe it has taken me this long to make the drive from Syracuse to experience this restaurant! From the moment we walked in, an attentive, knowledgeable & courteous staff took care of us. There is something for everyone at this restaurant, but...More

Thank Meg S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came back to this area to visit family and ate here. From the tasting menu to the menu selections, we were entranced , entertained by both the chef and waiter, and delighted with each dish. The chef/owner also owns utica bread, just a few doors...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 7 June 2017

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

1  Thank maliksmom
Reviewed 4 June 2017 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 June 2017

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 26 May 2017 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 28 May 2017

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
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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.
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
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
USD 16 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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