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

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HOURS

Tuesday - Thursday:

5pm - 9:30pm 

Friday and Saturday:
5pm - 10:30pm 

Closed Sunday

*** Please note we will be closed on Monday's starting Labor Day, September 3rd.

 

 

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

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  • PLEASE INFORM US OF ALL POTENTIAL ALLERGIES.

SHARED PLATES

OUR DAILY BREAD | buttermilk biscuits, apple butter - 7

FLASH FRIED COLLARDS | sea salt - 6

BLUE Q PIZZA | smoke gouda, beef bacon, pickled jalapenos, cilantro - 15

GUILFORD MILLS GRITS | pimento cheese, tomato relish, crispy chicken skins - 13

BANGIN’ CHEESEBALL | ham chips, apple preserves, house saltines - 15

SEA ISLAND RED PEA HUMMUS | pickles peanuts, radish, sea salt, olive oil, flatbread - 11

 

SMALL PLATES

JEDD’S LETTUCE | “caesarish” dressing, mushroom conserva, lemon zest, Parmesan, breadcrumbs - 11

TARTARE | 64° egg yolk, collard togarashi, gochujang aioli, cashew, sweet potato chip, herb salad - 15

OYSTERFELLER | collard “gravy”, cornbread crumbs, Parmesan, lemon - 11

SHELLEM CLAMS | sage sausage, sweet potato, pickled ramp aioli, bloody mary - 13

SHRIMP BISQUE | ras el hanout, creme fraiche, sherry vinegar, apple - 14

LARGE PLATES

NC CATCH OF THE DAY | fennel aioli, compressed fennel, lentil cassoulet, almond, orange - 26

NC FISH | NC fish, pork belly, pickled peppers, fish sauce caramel - 29

PAPPARDELLE| mushroom, olives, leeks, pecan, nutmeg, oregano - 23

NC YARDBIRD | bok choy, turnip puree, duck demi - 29

LANE ANGUS | roasted sunchoke, tallow shallots, maple glaze, gremalata - 48

BRITTANY RIDGE PORK | strawberry gastrique, creamed rice grits, charred endive, radish - 32

 

 

 

DESSERTS

ICE CREAM OF THE DAY | - 5

APPLE CAKE | chai apples, almond streusel, rosemary, white balsamic ice cream - 9

PEPPERMINT BUDINO| dark chocolate pots de creme, white chocolate, vanilla, chantilly - 9

CRANBERRY CONSOMME| buttermilk sherbet, citrus meringues - 9

PISTACHIO CAKE| buttermilk Italian meringue, orange marmalade, orange-cardamon ice cream - 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 Jaime at events@chefandthefarmer.com or (252) 208-2433 x3.

RESERVATIONS & GIFT CERTIFICATES

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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 INFORM US OF ALL POTENTIAL ALLERGIES WHEN MAKING A RESERVATION.