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Chef and The Farmer

120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
+1 252-208-2433
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (74 reviews)
“bread” (73 reviews)
“trout” (32 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for our 20th Anniversary - traveled from about 300 miles away, and it was well worth it! I have never seen a restaurant with a more attentive staff in my life! We were patiently waiting on our food order after enjoying an appetizer...More

Thank kbdouglas
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello kbdouglas – We are delighted that you all enjoyed your special 20th anniversary at Chef & the Farmer! Thank you for making the long trip. We hope that you will return to Kinston soon. – Kind regards, Vivian & Ben

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Chef maybe 5 times and every time it gets better and better. I now order the weirdest thing on the menu and throw myself to the mercy of the powers that be. I have to list our party's favorite dishes and hopefully...More

2  Thank MaryD354
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello MaryD354 – We enjoyed reading your review! Thank you for dining with us. Love how you approach the menu with a sense of adventure and enthusiasm. We hope that you will return soon. – Kind regards, Vivian & Ben

Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to do something special for our anniversary so we drove in from Raleigh for a 9:30pm reservation. It was awesome. I had the best Basil Gimlet I've ever had and the food was spectacular. We ordered a lima bean appetizer and my husband...More

Thank Erin L
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Erin L – Thank you for visiting Chef & the Farmer and for your review! We are delighted that you and your husband enjoyed dining with us. We hope you will make the drive from Raleigh again soon. – Kind regards, Vivian & Ben

Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew-up in Wilmington, NC so when my husband and I were home for the holidays from Rochester, NY ... and my brother was visiting from Portland, OR ... we piled in the car to road-trip up the coast, with dinner at Chef & the...More

1  Thank Rah-Cha-Cha
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Brenda - Your review is beyond delightful! We're so glad that you all enjoyed your visit. We hope that you'll journey back down to Kinston soon. Thanks for visiting Chef & the Farmer. - Kind regards, Vivian & Ben

Reviewed 1 week ago

Inspired by watching occasional episodes of "A Chef's Life" we stayed overnight in Kinston on the way back to Pennsylvania after spending Christmas with family in Savannah, stayed at the O'Neil hotel and ate here and at The Boiler Room and Lovick's Cafe, doing the...More

Thank gakpa
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Gakpa – Thank you for joining us recently at Chef & the Farmer. Your review was helpful and informative - thank you for that. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your meal. I'm sorry that the bread had run out. We will share your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have talked about going to Chef and The Farmer for years and we finally got the opportunity. My birthday is New Years Eve and my husband surprised me with reservations for dinner! It was definitely worth the wait! The atmosphere is...More

Thank 2Bares
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello 2Bares – Thank you for joining us recently at Chef & the Farmer. We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We're terribly sorry that items were brought to your table that did not meet your dietary needs - this should never happen. We will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our visit to chef and the farmer. Great recomendation by Mike (one of the chefs) to order the Fried Collards. Not to be missed! Sitting at the bar was a fun way to see all of the entrees. We ordered three apps, two...More

2  Thank lab12345
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello lab12345 – We're so glad that you enjoyed dining at Chef & the Farmer! We'll be sure to let James know that you enjoyed his service. We hope that you all will return soon. Thank you for your review! – Kind regards, Vivian &...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove from DC.. Holy flash fried collards! Cheese ball was glorious. Small beet plate with grapefruit had beautiful presentation combining sweet & tart pairing. Bok choy & sweet potato curry extra spicy (close to Thai hot)and flavorful. Pasta with bacon and walnuts was savory, shrimp...More

1  Thank Nova Mom G
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nova Mom G – We are delighted that you and your company enjoyed your meal at Chef & the Farmer! Thank you for the dish descriptions and for telling us about how happy you were with Greg's service. We're glad that you all enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped there on way to Williamsburg for Christmas..A little out of the way but WORTH it..menu and food was excellent..staff was great and friendly..Talked to Vivian who was there that night.very gracious..More

1  Thank Norm M
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Norm M – Thank you so much for visiting us and for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed dining with us and hope that you will join us again the next time you are out this way. – Kindest regards, Vivian...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the 1st season, A Chef's Life series on PBS stirred many good memories, so going to the restaurant has long been on my wish list. The staff welcomed us with a happy anniversary greeting and sweet, hand-written card. We closed with a candle-lit slice...More

Thank Nancy S
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nancy-a-go-go – Happy anniversary! We're so glad that you and your significant other enjoyed dining at Chef & the Farmer. Thank you for this review. We hope that you will join us again soon. – Kindest regards, Vivian & Ben

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Meadvil
19 October 2017|
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Response from NCTraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the bar menu is the same as in the dining room. Reservations are taken for the dining room. The menu prices are on the website menu. Large plates run about $20-$50 depending on what you select. The small plates are... More
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208srb
29 July 2017|
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Response from Jet K | Reviewed this property |
We sat in the bar area, it was nice because you look out over the restaurant.
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arlenechville
29 April 2017|
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Response from TravelmateDurham | Reviewed this property |
No there is no dress code. It is a very casual friendly restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
    (Herritage & Gordon)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-208-2433
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