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Chef and The Farmer

Travelers' Choice award winner
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120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816 (Herritage & Gordon)
+1 252-208-2433
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Made our reservation 2mths ago and we were not disappointed, ended up with the "window" table which allowed us to have a direct view into the open air kitchen. I had the trout and my husband had the steak which was cooked perfectly. Very nice wine selection, we had a bottle of french Vermentino which was described table side by... More 

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chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hello Sangpics4, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Chef & the Farmer. Thank you for your great review and we hope to have you back in the near future. Best, Ben More 

Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are fans of "A Chef's Life" on PBS, so of course we had to travel to Kinston to dine. We were not disappointed! The service was impeccable. Our entrees were beautifully presented and were sheer perfection. Vivian even came by our table to chat. A truly memorable dining experience .

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Thank Klc1128x
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hello Klc1128x, We are pleased that you enjoyed your entire experience and we hope to have you back very soon. Best, Ben More 

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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd like to say that this was one of the best experiences. It was our second and we wanted our 32 year old son to have the same opportunity as we did on our first visit. As usual the service was impeccable even though it was a full crowd. We had something from each part of the menu and some... More 

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chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Thank you Jmd2203 for your wonderful review. We hope to have you and your family back very soon. Best, Ben More 

Wilmington
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336 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my wife here as part of a surprise Valentine's Day getaway and it was perfect. (We were also with another couple.) The service was excellent as was the food. Collectively we had the short ribs, fish and Cornish game hen. Everything was delicious. The menu is not extensive but I understand it changes every day based on what's... More 

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chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hello TallTraveler2013, We are very pleased that you, your wife and your friends enjoyed your visit! We hope to have you all back very soon. Thank you for your great review. Best, Ben More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I walked in with no reservation last night for my birthday, despite a busy crowd they were kind enough to find us a table. Dinner was amazing as it was the last time we were here, their fried collards are delicious, and I followed that up with their catfish which was also amazing. Excellent cocktails also...

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chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Thank you so much, GJets0n. It was great to have you back at Chef & the Farmer. We hope to see you again very soon. Best, Ben More 

High Point, North Carolina
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went late on a Saturday night and had the best waitress. She was so sweet and not what I expected. I guess I thought it would be a pretentious type of place but sooo not. Every super nice and environment very laid back! We drove 3 hours to come and would do it again. The waitress said to come in... More 

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chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hello Jatlowe, We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and especially our service. We hope to have you back at Chef & the Farmer very soon. Best, Ben More 

Newport News, Virginia
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162 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been dining here for years now. My first review I gave them a 11 on a 10. With familiarity comes more awareness. I wouldn't say a 11 on 10 anymore but I would say consistently a 9 or 10. We had dinner here twice in last 5 weeks and before Christmas attended a wine tasting. First the wine tasting.... More 

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chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hello MC - thank you so much for your terrific review. I will share it with our Chef de Cuisine and our service staff. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sibling and I watch the show. On way to visit relatives in NC we decided to get a weeknight reservation and "try" the place. Now we can't wait to return...often! We are avid fans of the show and Vivian and Ben's commitment to local sourcing and the presentation of those sources on the show. We are experienced foodies, and travelers,... More 

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chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hi James - thank you for your awesome review and your suggestions on local marketing! Glad you got to go to Whaley's - that place is great. It's like a 1960's time capsule - neat experience. Come back and visit - we look forward to it. More 

Mundelein, Illinois
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The attraction, of course, is Vivian Howard's PBS show, A Chef's Life. I told everyone I recognized from the show that I am a "Groupie" and they were very kind. We loved our server, Suzanne. The beer list was top notch and the cocktails were innovative and very good. Anyone who has watched the show knows you should focus on... More 

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1 Thank Steve and Mary W
chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hello Steve and Mary - Thank you for your great review - we are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Please visit again soon and we look forward to seeing you! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Kinston specifically to go to Chef and The Farmer and it was definitely worth the trip. The food was delicious amazing and the service was wonderful. We sat in the semi private dining area in the wine shop which was very special.

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chefandthef, Owner at Chef and The Farmer, responded to this review

Hello Gesbeach - we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?