Utica restaurant among 100 most romantic restaurants in America


The Tailor and the Cook, located at 94 Genesee Street in Utica, NY, has been named among the top 100 most romantic restaurants in America by OpenTable.

The list of 2018 honorees highlights winners in cities of all sizes showcasing a diverse group of restaurants in 32 states.

The Tailor and the Cook is one of just five restaurants named from its home state of New York and the only establishment recognized outside of Buffalo and New York City.

“Our team is among the best in the business and it’s wonderful to receive this honor based on guest feedback,” Tim Hardiman owner and executive chef said.

“We have worked tirelessly for more than six years to offer our guests a true culinary experience right in their hometown. We continuously strive to make every meal with us unique and memorable,” Hardiman added. 

According to OpenTable, the list of 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America is generated solely from the more than 12 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between Dec. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2017.

All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which “romantic” was selected as a special feature.

The time around Valentine’s Day “is all about sharing food with loved ones. Whether enjoyed with a significant other, a friend, or with family, a delicious meal accompanied by elegant ambiance and superb service is the perfect way to celebrate,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable chief dining officer.

“Be it February 14 or any time you want to connect with someone in your life, this year’s winning restaurants have created the ideal spots for intimate dining experiences.”

This distinction comes on the coattails of another big award announcement made late last year.

In November 2017, The Tailor and the Cook received the Achievement of Distinction Award from the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRNA).

About The Tailor and the Cook

The Tailor and the Cook is a unique, farm-to-table restaurant in Downtown Utica, N.Y. Marked as one of the brightest spots in Utica’s already rich culinary nightlife, the restaurant’s attentive service and 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. 

About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews

Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who honored their restaurant reservation can submit a restaurant review. Visitors to OpenTable.com or the OpenTable app can access reviews for thousands of restaurant partners across the globe. The Reviews program has generated more than 60 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.


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