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Chef and The Farmer

120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
+1 252-208-2433
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was so excited to dine at restaurant due to word of mouth advertisements. However, the whole experience from the service to food was very poor. Waitress was not interested in being friendly and food was over cooked and blasé at best. Will not be going...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Steven T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a last minute friday night reservation for a date night with my boyfriend. arrived a few minutes early for our 8:30 reservation and were sat almost immediately. our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu, and she had great recommendations also. we had the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank barbaracoote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying I ate at Chef and The Farmer earlier in the year and had an outstanding visit. We loved it so much we bought gift certificates for my adult children. We drove 4 1/2 hours to share the experience with my...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 38curtisj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Road Beef and Chicken, fresh vegetables and pies and homemade peach cobbler, to die for!!!. It was a wonderful place, quiet atmosphere. Couples place for sure. Local farmers ingredients are used only. Nothing canned or frozen!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Reesa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal. We drove from Raleigh and booked a room at The O’Neil hotel just to enjoy Vivian’s restaurants. We have not watched the show but have heard we need to come. We first had lunch and drinks at the Boiler Room. Great oysters and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank msashleyNc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I drove from Carolina Beach ,NC for dinner at Vivian Howard’s farm to table restaurant. The one and a half hour drive did not disappoint. We had the oysters which though there were only 4 were huge and delicious. We shared the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank kiinderassistant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to finally have a chance to try this restaurant when I was in Kinston for a non-holiday weekend. I was a little disappointed with the food and couldn't believe that people had traveled from other states to eat there. For a quality...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank msddw2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled from Raleigh to have dinner with our best friends to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary. We ordered almost everything on the menu- we all wished we had room for more! Loved the atmosphere, loved the wait staff, absolutely loved the food!! Can’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank goshuka63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this place is extraordinary- the food, the wine, the service, the atmosphere. Well worth going out of your way to try. (We drove 2 hoursto get there!) There were four of us so we got to try several menu items. The mix of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NewYorkEliza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who very much enjoyed the PBS series “A Chef’s Life” I was always interested in dining at Chef and the Farmer, and that opportunity became available when I was in North Carolina recently. It’s a difficult reservation on the weekends but worth the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Joy S
September 20, 2018|
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Response from funstlucia | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant was open for dinner this evening. See details on Vivian and the restaurant's Instagram.
Bruce H
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Sligome | Reviewed this property |
No still owned by Vivian Howard. She also owned one across the street from this one. Great food drink at both
Bruce H
February 18, 2018|
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Response from TheGilmoreGirlz | Reviewed this property |
If so, it's not public knowledge. Both places would not survive without V&B, for sure. They are the lifeblood there..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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