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120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816 (Herritage & Gordon)
+1 252-208-2433
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you haven't heard about this place, you are missing out. Southern inspired food from a chef born in NC, trained in NYC, and back home exploring the southern food heritage. It is well-prepared and well-thought out, with local fresh ingredients - not snobby. Watch a Chef's Life, get your reservations, and go!!!

1 Thank Bing C
Level Contributor
33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a most wonderful dinner. Made reservations a month in advance. Seated promptly. Excellent service. The food was amazing! Enjoyed sharing several appetizers, small plates, entree, and dessert!! All were delicious. Nice wine and beer list.

Thank hkycpl
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second trip to Kinston and Chef and the Farmer and it was just as awesome as our first. We brought friends this time and they just fell in love with the city and this restaurant. Atomsphere and staff were awesome (especially the bartender and our waitress). Chef and the Farmer never disappoints!!

Thank MelissaPeterson214
Kinston, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is so creative, Vivian's twist on these South Eastern dishes is amazing ! Just the perfect touch for a wonderful meal ! Wonderful Bar .Jordan is the very best Mixologist ever !!!! Order a Basil Mojito , wow !!

Thank pperwin
Wilmington, North Carolina
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239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My expectations were low, partly b/c it seems so over-hyped, partly b/c I had read a few complaints, and mostly b/c how much range could a farm-to-fork restaurant have in early March? Well, wow. We shared the sea bass crudo and the run-ups. Both were exquisite: really interesting, perfectly portioned and delicious. The run-ups were the most exciting, partly b/c... More 

1 Thank Kate3717
Durham, North Carolina
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You've heard the hype. The chef is famous. Book. Tv show, etc. But sometimes things are really just that good. And in the case of the Chef and Farmer, they exceeded any expectations I had. Truly an amazing experience. Pre-dinner cocktails: all recipes are created in-house. My date and I had the Jim Beam Rye / Beet / Mint Julep... More 

Thank C F
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199 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff wonderful. Susan our server was so very nice and was super helpful. Bread plate she brought out was wonderful. Nice decor but low key-I liked it. Bartender very good and also very nice. Everything we had was top notch. Since we have had meals all over including being served by Jose Andres at the Minibar in DC, chef's kitchen... More 

Thank EDDY-H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've watched a Chef's Life on PBS. Always wanted to eat at the Chef & the Farmer. It is a two hour drive for me but it was worth it. Food was excellent. I got the beef short rib. It was so tender that a knife was not needed. Our table split two desserts, chocolate mousse cake & marshmallow ice... More 

Thank Edward A
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scott worked late and we had reservations at 6, they kindly allowed us to change to 8:00. The bartender actually came to the table to make a martini suggestion. I chose the pork chop because everyone was talking about it. It was amazing. Scott had the fish and he loved it. It was a great combination of fantastic service, modern... More 

Thank Ana T
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kinston leaves a lot to be desired but when we heard about this place we were excited. There aren't a lot of high end restaurants in the area. It wasn't a special occasion we just happened to be in the area. The service and food was amazing. The menu is limited but the food was fresh and amazing. We felt... More 

Thank Ginger P
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hello Ginger P, We are pleased that your enjoyed your experience at Chef & the Farmer and hope that you can return very soon. All the best, Ben More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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New Bern, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Jackson, GA
Morganton, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?