We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chef and The Farmer

120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
252-208-2433
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 67 restaurants in Kinston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Reserve with OpenTable
Chef and The Farmer is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

154 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
    116
    19
    13
    4
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Chef and the Farmer gave us one of the best meals we have ever eaten anywhere. Creative and innovative use of local ingredients, outstanding wine list, one of the great restaurants of America.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After several months of watching A Chef's Life (a reality television show about the restaurant) my wife and I were inspired to make a special journey all the way from Chicago to Kinston, NC to experience Chef & the Farmer. After a detour in New York to visit some favorite restaurants there we arrived in Kinston and commenced the festivities... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Wilmington, NC
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband & I drove from Wilmington NC approximately 1 1/2 hours and it was well worth it! What a great surprise, the ambiance is very cosmopolitan, the food was delicious, the presentation was outstanding! Our server Susan took excellent care of us and was extremely helpful with our menu selections..The entire waitstaff was very attentive and quite charming, from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Greenville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great food & ambience. I love the seasonal changes on the menu. She really highlights North Carolina products.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Faison, North Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you don't want to have interesting, creative food choices, don't go to Chef and the Farmer. If you don't want to have great service from a well-trained staff, don't go to the Chef and the Farmer. If you don't like the buzz and sometimes enthusiastic chatter of customers having fun in a place with the urban feel of a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Thirteen of us traveled to Kinston to experience this restaurant after becoming addicted to the PBS series. Most of the experience was good. The waitress was pleasant but didn't inquire about drink orders. Also when presented with the bill she informed us that the $30.00 bottle of wine was actually $37.00. She was fortunate that this bottle of wine went... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Connecticut
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The food is exquisite. The oysters were delicious could have eaten 6 more. The grits with sausage, pepper and shrimp smooth and creamy. I tried the pork shoulder lasagna with greens mouth watering. Too could to share with my husband. He tried the monk fish and cleaned his plate. No room for dessert so we just have to go back.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This restaurant would be fabulous in any town, but to find it in this small town in NC is truly remarkable. What a vision Vivian Howard had. From the incredibly hospitable and knowledgable wait staff to the inviting space with beautiful comfortable surroundings. Finally, the food is impeccable. Thank you!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Made reservations to take the 2 hour drive to visit while my grandfather (a big fan of the show) was in town from NJ. There were tornado, flash flood warnings, and heavy downpours our whole drive to Kinston. This made us pretty nervous that the trip would not be worth all the trouble and the additional 45 minutes of detours... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Morehead City, North Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our Merry Little Band of Six Intrepid Diners was determined to find something new and unusual for our birthday gal. We learned about Chef and the Farmer from a local TV report and were game to give it a try! We entered a rather raucous dining area--but were much relieved to find that our (previously reserved) private dining room was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chef and The Farmer also viewed

Kinston, North Carolina Coast
Kinston, North Carolina Coast
 
Kinston, North Carolina Coast
Kinston, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Chef and The Farmer? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Chef and The Farmer, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing