A Farm to Table Restaurant

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.
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Beverage Menu

Wine selections are sure to please any palate & price range with interesting wines from the Old & New World. Our Beer selection offers some of the east coast’s finest craft beers & premium beers from around the world. Don’t forget our unmatched selection of craft & small batch spirits and eclectic cocktails.

Dinner Menu

Our culinary team is passionate about food and quality. Simple, delicious cuisine focusing on thoughtful preparations of all the best that Central New York has to offer.

Dessert Menu

Even the best meals have to end. Finish your meal with the finest desserts and pastry in all of Central New York. Round out your experience with a Cordial or Digestif, or choose from incredible coffees and teas.

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Recent News

The Tailor and the Cook Named a Top 100 Restaurant in America

The Tailor and the Cook in Utica is pleased to announce that we’ve won a 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award for Americas Top 100 Restaurants.  Determined by more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year, the Top Restaurant honorees each bested more than 20,000 restaurants. We are so proud to be listed among many of our favorite restaurants, including Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, and Eleven Madison Park in New York City. “We are thrilled that The Tailor and the Cook has been recognized for excellence by OpenTable diners, and we look forward to introducing others to our...

Upcoming Events

Beer Pairing with Good Nature Brewing 

We are really excited to partner up with Matt, Carrie and crew at Good Nature Brewing! This will be a great evening of food and beer, and also a great chance to meet the good folks at GNB and hear all about the Groundbreaking new Brewery they are working on!! AMUSE BOUCHE SMOKED BLUE MUSSELS, Gulf of Maine Charred Peppers, Squash, Lemon, Savory THERE GOSE THE FARM ~ GOSE, 3.5% ABV FRIED CHICKEN THIGH, Jones Family Farm Radishes, Buttermilk, Pickled Asparagus, Romaine GOOD NATURED BLONDE ~ BLONDE ALE, 4.5% ABV RED BRAISED PORK SHOULDER, Lucki 7 Farm Sticky Rice Crouton, Farm Vegetables...

Latest Blog

Thoughts from a tired, happy, humbled chef.

A few weeks ago we found out we were named to the OpenTable Top 100 Restaurants in America. It’s been a whirlwind since then. Absolutely overwhelming. I can tell you the phone has not stopped ringing. The well wishes and congratulations have been monumental to Melissa and I, and The Talgos. I didn’t know I knew as many people as have reached out to pat us on the back. Damn. Here are the answers to a few questions that some folks have asked me in the last few days. “Why do you think The Tailor and the Cook has garnered such high praises?” I don’t...

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