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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” (70 reviews)
“bread” (68 reviews)
“tomato pie” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
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1 - 10 of 887 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Very attentive service and my trout was large and cooked nicely. Did not like its pairing with root vegetable puree. My wife has had better shrimp & grits. Ricotta doughnuts with lemon curd were great.

1  Thank CWnut
Reviewed 2 days ago

With all the hype surrounding this restaurant, and some glowing review from friends, we really were looking forward to our visit. We were finally able to get a table on a Friday evening while we were in the area for another event and left feeling...More

Thank Drew H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had aa outstanding meal combined with superb service when we dined at Chef and the Farmer last weekend. From the moment we stepped inside we were welcomed and treated to attentive service by the entire staff. Hats off to the cooks and bakers...my Red...More

Thank Julia1138
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family visited Chef and The Farmer last evening. This is a special occasion restaurant for us and as always, we were very excited about our evening. Unfortunately, the service and food were not up to par. Our waitress never introduced herself and she never...More

Thank Streatley
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Streatley – Thank you for your review. We can assure that we are listening to you and all of our other guests. We're sorry that you did not have the more typical excellent Chef & the Farmer experience. Please return soon and let us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly, the Chef isn’t the same as it was a few years ago. I took family there that were visiting from out of town. We made reservations two months in advance and we still had to wait. Once seated our party of 10 was crammed...More

1  Thank ashprice
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Ashprice - Thank you for being a fan of Chef & the Farmer over the years. We appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you back soon as we wish to offer you our more typical excellent Chef & the Farmer experience. – Sincerely,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Discovered this place thru a story for the cookbook in Southern Living. The place was nearly full, so like most places it was loud. But, that did not bother us. We started with the house cured plate. The fish rillette, and the chicken liver mousse...More

1  Thank btaes1
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Btaes1, Thank you for visiting Chef & the Farmer! We appreciate your detailed review and will discuss it with our culinary staff. You brought up some great points about dish expectations. We would like for you to come back as we wish to offer...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a huge fan of the show and bought Vivian Howard's cookbook, but it is only fair folks should know this restaurant is NOT what it used to be. You now pay for bread, which at theses prices in Kinston is ridiculous. Oner appetizer...More

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

Hello Jan H – Thank you for telling us that you were disappointed with your last visit to Chef & the Farmer. We charge for bread because it is made from premium ingredients in-house from scratch. I can assure you that there is leadership in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are Chef's Life fans, and have been enjoying Vivian Howard's cookbook so we decided to do a Birthday trip up from Charleston for dinner, and while I don't normally review restaurants on TripAdvisor, I view this as a destination as much as a restaurant,...More

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

Hello Jim A. – Thank you for reviewing Chef & the Farmer! We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner and hope that you'll make the drive up from Charleston again soon. – Kind regards, Vivian & Ben

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in this very popular restaurant is very good; tasty, well spiced and nicely presented. Although somewhat over-priced, the menu is not outrageous,with entrees in the $30-$40 range. I thought the service was too slow as it took us about an hour and a...More

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

Hello Jim – Thank you for dining at Chef & the Farmer! We're glad that you enjoyed the food and presentation. We're sorry that your server had forgotten your housemade bread. We're sharing your comments with our staff so that we can improve our guest...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time to enjoy the outstanding diversity of this iconic Kinston culinary land mark. We stopped here last year in company of some local friends and were very impressed with the unique menu with the concentration on fresh ingredients and memorable presentations....More

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

Hello Jim F – Thank you for all of your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dinner here this year and look forward to seeing you next year! – Kind 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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