About

I often tell people that Ben and I had our first baby in June 2006. Naive but determined, we opened Chef & the Farmer with the hope that our restaurant might light a spark in our little town and help transition some of Eastern Carolina’s displaced tobacco farmers into food farmers. Since then, our restaurant has come to be known for thoughtful, creative cooking rooted in this region’s ingredients and traditions. I’m proud of what our first child has accomplished and excited for her future.

CONTACT INFO

HOURS

Monday - Thursday:

5pm - 9:30pm 

Friday and Saturday:
5pm - 10:30pm 

Closed Sunday

Check Facebook for last minute availability posted at 1pm daily.

LOCATION
120 W Gordon St
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 208-2433
Directions

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SHARED PLATES

OUR DAILY BREAD | grit bread, scallion butter, country ham - 6

FLASH FRIED COLLARDS | sea salt - 6

MUSHROOM PIZZA | roasted wild mushrooms, garlic leek cream, jalapeño, pickled turnip, Parmesan Reggiano, herb vinaigrette - 15

HOUSE CURE PLATE | beef tongue pastrami, souse, cured trout, house pickles & crackers, housemade preserves, whole grain mustard - 13

LIMA BEAN SPREAD | spicy tomato relish, beer cheese toast, fresh herbs - 12

 

 

SMALL PLATES

GUILFORD MILLS GRITS | fried broccolini, fondue, warm bacon vinaigrette - 13

BEET SALAD | charred rainbow carrots, fresh citrus, hot honey, olive oil infused farmers cheese, green goddess, pistachio, herbs  - 13

BEEF TARTARE | parsley oil, mustard, charred garlic, fried capers, Parmesan Reggiano, soft poached egg, sweet potato chips - 14

BROTHERS' SPINACH | sorghum gastrique, bacon lardons, fried sweet potato, Calvander - 13

 

 

 

 

LARGE PLATES

SUNBURST FARMS TROUT | root vegetable puree, fried sunchokes, charred citrus, gremolata, parsely oil - 32

NORTH CAROLINA SNAPPER | spaetzle, collard chowder, pepper relish, cornbread crumble - 29

CORNISH GAME HEN | beluga lentils, fairytale pumpkin, salsa verde - 27

HOUSEMADE PASTA | bacon, cabbage, nutmeg, pecans, Parmesan Reggiano - 22

NC SHRIMP & GRITS | mushroom & spicy tomato ragout, scallion, bacon - 26

SWEET POTATO & PEANUT GREEN CURRY | bok choy, basil - 25

PAINTED HILLS BEEF | pecan romesco, farm arugula, coriander salt potatoes, field peas - 32

BRITTANY RIDGE PORK CHOP | dirty farro, sweet & sour beets - 32

 

 

DESSERTS

ICE CREAM OF THE DAY | - 5

WINTER PUNCH | orange sorbet, cava - 10

NOT CARROT CAKE | sweet potato, coffee icing, spiced pecan ice cream - 9

RICOTTA DOUGHNUTS | lemon curd, citrus supremes - 9

WARM BROWNIE PUDDING | roasted banana ice cream, coffee crumb  - 9

Choose any 3 desserts - $25 • Choose any 4 desserts - $30

 

PRIVATE EVENTS

Our newly renovated private dining room is airy, elegant and in a comfortable contemporary setting.  The Gallery is completely outfitted with technology for presentations and a 19th century antique pool table for the perfect cocktail party. The room can host 75 guests seated and 110 guests standing. In addition, we offer a variety of catering services, including exclusive use of our Vivian Howard food truck.  For more information, please contact us or call the restaurant at (252) 208-2433 x1.

RESERVATIONS & GIFT CERTIFICATES

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift Cards are valid at either Chef & the Farmer or Boiler Room Oyster Bar. You may purchase online here, or at Chef & the Farmer during business hours.

 

MAKE A RESERVATION

BOOK A TABLE AT CHEF & THE FARMER

Big party (5 or more)? We'd love to have you! Please call (252) 208-2433 x1

We accept reservations up to 90 days from the current date.

Please follow us on Facebook for the latest in last-minute reservation availability, posted daily at 1pm.