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Chef and The Farmer

120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
+1 252-208-2433
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous visit. The food was wonderful, our server was amazing, and the atmosphere was very sophisticated. We came hungry split a house cure plate & a jedd' s lettuce salad and then We each had an entree: catch of the day which...More

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent service! Very unique dishes and flavors. Husband had Shrimp and Grits and I tried the rabbit entree. Very tasty broth with parsnips and carrots and dumplings. Rabbit ok. Certainly a unique dish. Loved the beet salad and “Not Carrot Cake.” An overall great evening....More

Thank don5068
Reviewed 5 days ago

Eating here is truly a wonderful experience. We always sit at the chefs counter. It is so much fun. You must start off at the bar with an appetizer and special cocktail. People are so friendly and, I believe, the conversation here with complete strangers,...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for my husband's company's delayed Christmas Dinner last night. We were up in the event room and had a buffet, which I hadn't expected, but it was very, very, good. I especially loved the cheeseball and the beer bread! We also went across...More

Thank DandySmudge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the Mardi Gras dinner. Big mistake. Shrimp toast appetizer was bland, the two main courses were cold, and the King cake was dry and stale. Wonder who decided that chicken liver would be acceptable as a dinner entrée? And then the rabbit - on...More

Thank daander2018
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello daander2018, We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the Mardi Gras dinner. We are glad that you enjoyed your servers. We hope you will join us again soon so that we might offer you a more typical excellent dining experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took our teen grandson and his girlfriend for dinner at Chef and the Farmer last Saturday night. We had been lucky enough to get reservations, albeit and 8:15 reservation, a week ahead. Our grandsons live near Kinston and we have tried...More

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

Hello Theresa H – We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed dining recently at Chef & the Farmer. It is an incredible honor when people have let us know that when having dined with us that it was one of the best meals...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After watching every episode of Chef and the Farmer, we knew we had to do this on our road trip from PA to FL. Fully met our high expectations of ambiance, service and good food. We really appreciate the restaurant's dedication to supporting local farmers...More

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

Thank you for reviewing Chef & the Farmer! We will be sure to let James know how much you enjoyed his service. Thank you for your kind words about our mission. We hope that you will make the long drive again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why’d we wait so long? Make reservations but, beyond that, this was the most amazing meal ever. Try the fried collards (aka healthy chips), Lima bean spread, steak, and tuna tartare. And the desserts!!!!! Incredible service and atmosphere. Worth every penny!

Thank drleo2
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Drleo2 – We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us! We are honored by your accolades. We hope that you will come back soon. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our much anticipated dinner at CF was delicious, for the most part! The craft cocktails are great and wine list extensive - something for every price point and style. The Lima bean spread and flash fried collards were great appetizers. The beef tartare was quite...More

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

Hello LeighWallaceDodd – Thank you for dining at and reviewing Chef & the Farmer! We are glad that you both enjoyed your dinner. People have been enjoying the shrimp and grits and so it might have been that your dish was underseasoned or in some...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove 3 hours to eat at C&F because we wanted to experience the best of NC farm to table. However it was truly disappointing. We had a reservation for a Monday night at 6:30 for 2 people. When we arrived the hostess wanted to...More

4  Thank kathync1
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kathync1 – We are so sorry you were disappointed. We work to make our guests happy and to provide the tastiest food we can. To that end, it doesn't always work out as we hope. We are using your review to help enhance staff...More

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Bruce H
18 February 2018|
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Response from Sligome | Reviewed this property |
No still owned by Vivian Howard. She also owned one across the street from this one. Great food drink at both
Bruce H
18 February 2018|
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Response from TheGilmoreGirlz | Reviewed this property |
If so, it's not public knowledge. Both places would not survive without V&B, for sure. They are the lifeblood there..
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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