About

I often tell people that Ben and I had our first baby in June 2006. Naive but determined, we opened Chef and 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’s 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
Tuesday - Thursday:
5pm-9:30pm 

Friday and Saturday:
5pm-10:30pm 

Closed Sunday and Monday

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

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SHARED PLATES

OUR DAILY BREAD - $7

FLASH FRIED COLLARDS sea salt - $6

YELLOWFIN TUNA TARTARE creme fraiche, pekana, spicy tomato,   potato chips  - $12

CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE apple, arugula, toast - $10

SOUSE PLATE pickles,cucumber jelly, cracker - $8

FRIED OKRA buttermilk ranch ice cream - $12

BARKLEY'S MILL GRITS pimento cheese, squash salsa,         pork rinds - $13

WOOD FIRED FLATBREAD apples, smoked chicken, cheddar,       arugula - $13

LANE ANGUS BEEF CARPACCIO butter bean conserve, crispy    field peas, shaved Parmesan - $13

SAUSAGE & MUSADINE SKEWERS mustard glaze, radishes,     chervil - $12

TOM THUMB mushrooms, eggplant, turnip greens, pickles - $13

 

 

SMALL PLATES

APPLE, SQUASH & CITRUS crispy farro, blue cheese, apple vinaigrette - $12

MUSCADINES & KALE mustard vinaigrette, crispy country ham, smoked parmesan- $13

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP black walnut granola, celery gremolata, coconut milk - $11

LARGE PLATES

CATFISH & FRIED OYSTER STEW potatoes, shaved fennel and turnips, shiitake mushrooms- $27

PAN ROASTED CORNISH GAME HEN butternut squash, kale, sorghum grain & glazed, pickled figs - $29

SEARED YELLOWFIN TUNA Sweet potato tostones, citrus jalapeño aioli, kale & apple herb salad - $32

EGGPLANT CROQUETTES roasted tomato sauce, okra, butter beans, shaved pepper, cheese curds, Parmesan - $26

BRITTANY RIDGE BRAISED PORK SHOULDER squash mustard, brown butter spaetzle, grape pecan relish  - $28

PAINTED HILLS BAVETTE STEAK espresso rub, roasted pepper sauce, field pea salad, lima bean cornbread cake - $30

 

DESSERTS

ICE CREAM of the Day, - $5

CHOCOLATE COFFEE POUND CAKE orange crème, hazelnut ice cream - $10

CORNMEAL PUDDING cranberries, sweet potato ice cream,       maple - $9

HONEY ROSEMARY POT DE CRÉME chia apples, smoked pecans, rosemary shortbread - $9

"PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY" PIE muscadine,                    salted peanut ice cream - $9

Choose any 3 desserts - $22 • Choose any 4 desserts - $28

PRIVATE EVENTS

Chef & the Farmer’s newly renovated private dining room is airy and elegant, in a comfortable and contemporary setting. Outfitted complete 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.

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

For reservation requests for the current week, please call 252.208.2433 x1 or look for availability on Open Table. For groups of 5 or more please call us directly.  We do not accept Open Table reservations for more than 4 guests. We accept reservations up to 90 days from the current date.

For reservation requests after the current week, please use the form below. This will help us provide a more personalized dining experience.

Notes may include but are not limited to:

  • Dietary restrictions or allergies
  • Celebrations, including birthdays, anniversaries, or others
  • Accommodations for overnight and extended stays
  • Attractions and things to do
  • Dining recommendations