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 Sundays and Mondays

 

 

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 | MEB Dark Cloud cheese bread, scallion butter - 7

FLASH FRIED COLLARDS | sea salt - 6

SMOKEY BALBOA PIZZA | garlic puree, burrata, italian sausage, peppadews - 15

GUILFORD MILLS GRITS | pimento cheese, tomato relish, country ham chips - 13

SHELL’EM OYSTERS | bacon jam, spicy tomato puree, parsley - 11

RABBIT NUGGETS | pepper jelly, pickled peppers - 12

 

SMALL PLATES

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

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

CHARRED CABBAGE NOODLES| country style pork ragout, scallion, Parmesan - 13

CRISPY BRUSSELS | miso, salt & vinegar furikake, radish - 12

CARROT & BEET SALAD | honey glazed carrots & beets, whipped feta, olive vinaigrette, spiced pecans, mint - 13

LARGE PLATES

BASS BOURRIDE | fennel & leek broth, shrimp, mussels, crispy potato, greens - 27

NC CATCH | miso pesto, Sea island red peas, charred grapefruit, benne - 29

SWEET POTATO SKINS | mustard touch farro, roasted mushrooms, watercress - 23

GRILLED YARD BIRD | turnip puree, braised greens, rabbit gravy - 29

BRASSTOWN RIBEYE | garlic smashed potatoes, charred broccolini, stinky cheese sauce - 48

BRITTANY RIDGE PORK | smoked carrot puree, brown butter raisin, radish, olive - 32

 

DESSERTS

PEANUTS & PEPSI…& BOURBON | vanilla chantilly - 9

OLIVE OIL CORNMEAL CAKE | lemon curd & preserves, black pepper, rosemary - 9

BROWNIE PUDDING | orange-cardamom ice cream, toasted pistachio - 9

BANANA FRITTER | chocolate-banana-coconut sorbet, toasted coconut - 9

GOAT CHEESE CHEESECAKE | not carrot cake croutons, thyme, Tabasco-raisin gastrique - 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.  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.