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
Now open on Mondays!

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 | whole wheat pickle bread, carrot butter, sour beets, country ham - 6 large - 8

FLASH FRIED COLLARDS | sea salt - 6

BARKLEY’S MILL GRITS | creamed collards, Tabasco pickled stems, pork rinds - 13

BERRY & BACON PIZZA | strawberries, house bacon, crème fraîche, onion, salsa verde - 12

COUNTRY ANTIPASTO | everyday cucumbers, charcuterie, preserves, crackers - 16

TOM THUMB | cabbage pancake, mayo, apple - 14

 

SMALL PLATES

CHARRED BROCCOLINI | citrus, country ham chips,           benne seeds - 12

STRAWBERRY GAZPACHO | green strawberry relish, buttermilk, jalapeño, chamomile oil, crouton - 13

ASPARAGUS & POACHED EGG | Thomasville Tomme, radish, spring onion, vinaigrette, toast - 14

STRAWBERRY SALAD | arugula, fresh cheese, almonds, strawberry vinegar - 12

NORTH CAROLINA CRUDO | peas, grated radish, green garlic, ginger dressing - 14

LARGE PLATES

SEARED NORTH CAROLINA PINK SNAPPER | broccoini, hollandaise, pecans, dill, green strawberries - 29

STRAWBERRY GLAZED BRITTANY RIDGE CORNISH GAME HEN | turnip, chervil, bok choy, ginger broth, pickled strawberries - 29

SHRIMP STUFFED SWEET POTATO | ramps, charred cabbage, collard kraut, benne, jalapeño, citrus - 27

CORNMEAL TAGLIATELLE | peas, kale, smoked mushrooms, green garlic, lemon, cream - 24

PAINTED HILLS SHORT RIB | roasted new potatoes, sun gold tomatoes, garlic-lime fresh cheese, coriander butter - 34

BRITTANY RIDGE PORK | carrots, swiss chard, peanut relish, chimichurri - 32

 

DESSERTS

ICE CREAM OF THE DAY | 5

BUTTERSCOTCH BUDINO | chocolate, salted pecans - 9

STRAWBERRY COBBLER | honey basil ice cream- 9

COCONUT CHESS PIE | chocolate ice cream, almonds - 9

STRAWBERRY SOUP | lemon sorbet, cayenne & black pepper     straws - 9

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

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.

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.