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

Meet the Author of “Far Afield” Shane Mitchell

Join us at The Tailor and the Cook on December 16th from 5-9pm as we celebrate the publishing of “FAR AFIELD”… Celebrated author and SAVEUR Magazine Contributing Editor Shane Mitchell will be with us selling, and signing copies of her amazing new book! What a great gift for the food lover on your list! Call 315.624.FOOD now to make your reservation for this great evening! We will be preparing delicious selections from the book in honor of Shane spending the evening with us. What a great gift for the food lover on your list! “Throughout their travels on several continents, journalist Shane Mitchell and...

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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