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Chef and The Farmer

120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
252-208-2433
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Ranked #1 of 66 restaurants in Kinston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Herritage & Gordon
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English first
North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was about our 10th time eating at Chef & the Farmer. The evening started off good with a $20 bottle of Prosecco at the bar while waiting for our table to be ready. Things went a bit downhill after that. Our table decided to share the Charred Asparagus Pizza with pork belly. There was not an ounce of pork... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

So my grandmother had saw their show on PBS and gave me money (I'm a poor college student) to go visit this restaurant and I'm SO happy she did! I went with one of my girlfriends and we weren't sure if we'd ever be back so we tried a few dishes. We got the asparagus pizza for a starter. It... More

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Wilmington, NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The Chef & the Farmer met all our expectations - nice atmosphere, friendly, professional service and fabulous food! The four of us shared three appetizers, two entrees and three desserts - everything delicious! Some of the dishes include unexpected combinations of ingredients and flavors, and they all work - Chef Howard even made collards taste good! Highlights included the Italian... More

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Made a reservation for dinner with a colleague on the way home to the coast from the Triangle. I had heard all the buzz about the C&TF but we were extremely disappointed in our dinner. No vegetarian option for an entree, so we made do with an appetizer (bean hummus), a pizza and salads. The hummus was good, but not... More

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Kinston, NC was the half-way point on a long-planned trip. Not only was it worth the trip, we're looking forward yo a return trip. Great reception and service, fab local oysters, super creative apps and PORK! The other white meat was the star in both dishes. Don't ask what we liked, go check it out for yourself. Oh, yeah. You... More

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Washington, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Just Amazing! No other way to describe it! The food was incedible, the service was impeccible, the evening was wonderful. Delicious local foods, prepared in innovative yet accessible ways. And AMAZING desserts!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It took over a month to get a reservation at a decent time (before 9pm!) But it was well worth the wait. Every single dish was amazing! My husband and I ordered 4 small plates, a pizza, and dessert! Way too much food but worth every calorie!! It is a must eat!!

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Munster, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Took a slight detour off 95 to dine at Chef and the Farmer. The extra travel time and one night stay was well worth it. Luckily we made reservations for 6:30 on a Thursday. Every table was occupied but we were seated promptly at our reservation time. Strongly suggest one make reservations since diners continued to arrive all evening. Food... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful hidden treasure! Absolutely beautiful decor and very professional but not uptight waitstaff. The food was delicious and we will definitely be going back so we can try the rest of the menu (especially the desserts!) Only downside we could find was there wasn't a single vegetarian entree - very disappointing.

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Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Had 6 p.m. reservations on a Saturday evening. Upon being seated, a young man poured us water and said he would be helping our server. She showed up 10 minutes later and took our drink orders. She said she would be right back with a sample of the beer I ordered, in case I didn't like it. She returned another... More

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