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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 67 Restaurants in Kinston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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
Conover, North Carolina
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have eaten here on several occasions. I was not as impressed by the cooking here as I have been in other "chef" prepared restaurants. However most reviews as u see are excellent.. Pork belly skewer mostly fat. Had chicken that had a blueberry sauce over it. Chicken was tough, sauce over sweet. Sausage average. Had " fried collards" as... More

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Trenton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not your average fare,, 3rd time we have eaten here... Went with friends that was their 1st experience., what fun we had. tasting each others flavors and loving the blended way it all comes together. when it comes dessert.. Go whole HOG and get the 4 some special :) Best part and in the beginning was using only local farmers... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Like many others, we were introduced to this restaurant through "A Chef's Life." When we found ourselves on a road trip and only a small detour away, we planned a meal there. The decor is wonderful, the staff is businesslike and pleasant, and the whole vibe of the place just made us excited to be there. Our server was sweet... More

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Athens, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Chef and the Farmer has to be one of the best local restaurants in the U.S. Begun several years ago around the concept of serving local meats and produce (I believe everything comes from within a 100 mile radius of Kinston - but may be 50 miles) Chef and the Farmer has now become nationally recognized for its excellence. It's... More

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Starke, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We didn't have reservations, but we went on in hoping for a seat in the bar. None there… would you like to sit at the kitchen? Heck yeah! We perched up and watched the chefs create entree after entree, fry collard greens, dress the dishes and joke with each other and the folks on the bar. The food was crazy... More

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Nevada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place is not easy to get to but worth the drive or plane trip. They serve local southern food taken to another level. Make reservations well in advance as a table can be hard to secure. You won't be disappointed.

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Charlotte, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Traveling in eastern NC? Don't miss your chance of a fabulous meal at Chef and the Farmer Restaurant! Make sure to book ahead! We ate on a Tuesday evening. At 6:15, the wait was an hour for those without reservations! A great find in a tiny town for any foodie. Fresh, local ingredients prepared in ingenious ways. Everything from sharing... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

From the moment we stepped in Chef & Farmer until the moment we paid, everything was near perfect. Upon entering the restaurant, we enjoyed the warm, cozy atmosphere and were quickly greeted by the host and then our wait staff. The menu is simple but diverse. We traveled from Raleigh down to Kinston for a day trip (1.5 hours) and... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

From beginning to end this meal was excellent. Pork belly skewers were by far the favorite. Dunked in the pimiento cheese grits....even better. Soft shell crab was wonderful and so was the banana split dessert. Will definitely be back!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After reading some reviews here, I was a little concerned that we wouldn't be able to get reservations with only 2 days notice, but we did. Even on a Thursday night, this place was packed. We arrived a minute or two before our 8 p.m. reservation, waited maybe 10-15 minutes while the staff dashed about. After we were seated, we... More

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