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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SHARED PLATES

CREAM ALE BEER BREAD | herbs, cheddar, apple preserves, pig butter - 9

FLASH FRIED COLLARDS | sea salt - 6

GUILFORD MILL GRITS | stewed apples, cheddar, crispy country ham - 13

“PUMPKIN PIE” | Beaufort pizza crust, Italian sausage, compressed pumpkin, pumpkin seed crumble - 15

CANDIED YAMS | sorghum glaze, bacon, pecans - 10

BLOODY MARY OYSTERS | celery sorbet - 11

BUTTERBEAN HUMMUS | pickles, charred carrots, house saltines - 11

SMALL PLATES

WOOD-FIRED PUMPKIN SOUP | pumpkin seed chimichurri, confit guinea, apple cider - 12

JEDD’S LETTUCE | compressed apple, Asher blue cheese, house bacon, sweet potato chips, sorghum vinaigrette - 12

HAM & PERSIMMON | carrot top gremolata, pinenuts, whipped Vache - 10

BEEF TARTARE | crème fraîche, peanut dukka, pickled zhoug, za’atar, fried pita - 15

LARGE PLATES

FORBIDDEN RISOTTO | wild mushrooms, shishitos, butterbeans, Marcona almonds - 24

NC GROUPER | Hoppin’ John, apple mostarda, fennel - 30

CORIANDER RUBBED SUNBURST TROUT | curried split peas, pumpkin muhammara - 32

CHAR-GRILLED CORNISH GAME HEN | turnip purée, pan-fried Brussels & persimmons, sausage - 27

BRITTANY RIDGE PORK CHOP | scallion spoon bread, balsamic onions, apple butter - 32

JOYCE FARMS FILET TERDERLION | espresso rub, pecan romesco, coriander salt potatoes, arugula, radish - 42

DESSERTS

PB & C | peanut butter mousse, chocolate sorbet, sesame cookie - 9

SKILLET COOKIE | white chocolate - date cookie, pumpkin ice cream, oat crumb - 9

KEY LIME PIE | malted donuts, key lime curd, meringue, graham - 9

SWEET POTATO BREAD PUDDING | miso honey, spiced pecans, rosemary meringue, chantilly - 9

ORANGE IS THE NEW BAKLAVA | orange/cardamon ice cream, pistachio ice cream, honey, cinnamon straws - 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 Cara 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, Boiler Room Oyster Bar or Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria. 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.