About Us

Never compromise our values

Our mission at The Tailor & The Cook is to never compromise our values. Those values include:

Quality & deliciousness.

We strive to serve our guests the absolute finest food in Central New York. Our chefs, Tim, Steve, and Vince both have impressive culinary backgrounds. More important, though, is the passion they possess for pleasing guests and the tremendous care they take in preparing provocative, seasonal dishes that highlight the best quality ingredients available regionally.

Local sourcing

Obtaining local products is of utmost importance to us. Sourcing ingredients from neighboring farms allows us to serve the freshest possible dishes, promote the local economy, reduce our carbon footprint, and ensure the food we serve is produced with methods we support. We believe that choosing local food enhances the environmental, social and economic health of our community and our aim is to build a business that accomplishes these goals, also.

Guest satisfaction

Our carefully selected staff is comprised of professionals who share our passion and vision for great food, drink and service. We have tremendous respect for your decision to dine with us and want to ensure that decision is honored with service that is second-to-none. Our top priority is to delight every guest who walks through our door.


Lots of heart and soul went into the renovation of our restaurant. Our goal was to serve our masterful dishes in a warm, inviting and unique atmosphere and as you look around our historic building we hope you’ll find our restaurant as aesthetically pleasing as it is comfortable.

Environmental friendliness & sustainability

Supermarket food travels, on average, 1,000 miles before it makes it to your table. By obtaining our ingredients locally, we are able to play a role in conserving fossil fuels and reducing harmful emissions. Rather than construct a new building to perfectly suit our operation, we made the more sustainable choice to renovate and retrofit an existing structure in historic Bagg’s Square. The Tailor & The Cook is housed in a building as old as the city of Utica. Many of the materials, vendors and contractors we used in the renovation process were also local and we chose as many recycled, refurbished, and reclaimed materials as we could.

 To create the perfect night out in downtown Utica

Whether you share these values or not, we urge you to come visit us at The Tailor & The Cook and enjoy an amazing meal with us. We’re confident you won’t be disappointed.

Call 315.624.FOOD for reservations