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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
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
Franklin, Virginia
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

With Vivian's fame, our expectations were high, and our expectations were exceeded. We traveled from Virginia for the experience of Chef & the Farmer to celebrate a birthday. We have been privileged to travel a fair amount in our lives and we love and appreciate great restaurants. We did not find a place that had been overhyped by TV, rather... More

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Kinston, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went to the Chef & The Farmer to celebrate a birthday. We started out with the FarmerRita pizza, which was one of the best tasting pizzas I'd ever had - even when compared to ones in Italy! Next our main course arrived, which was steak and a herbed pork chop. My steak was delicious, and my fiancee's pork chop... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had been watching "A Chef's Life" on our PBS station. We liked the philosophy of the Chef and decided to give it a try. It was a miserable two hour drive through rush hour traffic around Raleigh, our GPS had the location in the wrong block, we encountered very heavy rain along the way. However when we entered the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I were headed to Arapahoe, NC to spend the weekend with friends. I made a reservation and we lucked out and were able to sit at the kitchen 'bar' where you can watch the kitchen action. The 'show' and the food were all superb! We started out with the flash fried kale which was light and crunchy... More

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Winterville, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Should have made reservations, but the wait was not too bad. Food was great and server was very knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. Will be back.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Two couples went on a weekend trip to Kinston from Raleigh and Chapel Hill to visit the Mother Earth Brewery, eat lunch at the Boiler Room and dinner at the Chef and the Farmer. We had a fabulous dinner and evening. We enjoyed the fried collards (crispy and salty), peaches wrapped in ham and pork belly kabob for appetizers. The... More

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Charlotte, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I love the PBS show A Chef's Life and was thrilled to be in Kinston so that we could have dinner at this wonderful restaurant. We had a reservation but it took about 15 mins. after to be seated. No problem. Hostess was so friendly and pleasant. Wait person however seemed scattered and unfocused. The place was really busy, everyone... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I visited THE RESTAURANT that everyone is talking about. First, I have to be honest and say that we haven't seen any of the show on PBS, but we will be watching now. There was a film crew there while we enjoyed our meal and they filmed us several times( it probably will wind up on the... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Before I left for my work trip in Kinston, I asked around for restaurant suggestions. Most of my friends suggested barbecue spots, but one mentioned this place. I looked it up, and was intrigued. I am SO glad I went. I ended up sitting at the bar, which was great. The bartender's name was Jonathan, and he was amazing. He... More

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Washington, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My party and I had been looking forward to gathering here for weeks. The food and service were better than I could have hoped for. As a table of 6, the noise level of the restaurant was such that I could only successfully converse with the people on either side of me. The excessive noise level greatly detracted from the... More

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