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 | benne sourdough focaccia, roasted garlic butter - 6

FLASH FRIED COLLARDS | sea salt - 6

TUNA TARTARE | pickled benne & brown mustard seeds, fermented chili oil, Thai basil vinegar, squid ink tuile, cilantro, basil - 14

WOOD FIRED PIZZA | fresh cheese, roasted muscadine, kale, lemon & Parmesan Reggiano - 15

HOUSE CURE PLATE | souse, fish rillette, chicken liver mousse, house pickles & crackers, housemade chutney, whole grain mustard - 15

FIRE ROASTED OYSTERS | Tabasco brown butter, smoked bacon, farm onion - 9

 

 

SMALL PLATES

GUILFORD MILLS GRITS | sage sausage, spicy tomato, egg, arugula, white cheddar - 13

BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE | Italian sausage, arugula, fontina mornay, beer bread croutons - 16

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

JEDD'S LETTUCE | apple, granola, pickled red onion, Asher Blue, apple vinaigrette - 13

PUMPKIN HUMMUS | curry granola, charred green beans, house pickles & crackers - 12

 

 

 

 

LARGE PLATES

NORTH CAROLINA TUNA | miso butter, gingered cabbage & black rice, vinegar soaked cucumber - 29

GUINEA HEN | confit crepinette, beluga lentils, fairytale pumpkin, salsa verde - 24

NC SHRIMP & GRITS | mushroom & spicy tomato ragout, scallion, bacon - 27

RIGATONI | beef bacon, cabbage, nutmeg, Parmesan Reggiano - 22

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

LANE ANGUS SHORT RIB | smashed sweet potatoes, muscadine demi glace, watercress, radish & fried field pea salad - 32

BRAISED PORK SHOULDER | farm apple mostarda, turnip green gratin  - 32

 

 

DESSERTS

ICE CREAM OF THE DAY | - 5

CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE | oatmeal chantilly, oat crumb - 9

SPICED APPLE STACK | whipped creme fraiche, spiced & compressed apple - 9

ROSEMARY CREME FRAICHE CHEESECAKE | muscadine compote, salted peanut brittle - 10

SWEET POTATO HONEY BUN | maple glaze, cinnamon-orange ice cream, spiced pecan - 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.