Chef and The Farmer
Chef and The Farmer

Chef and The Farmer

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chefandthefarmer.com/
  • Phone: 2522082433x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Vivian Howard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Celebrating a birthday? Try the "ULTIMATE Birthday cake".
    A delicious vanilla layer cake, with chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkles

    The "ULTIMATE Birthday Cake" |
    $15 cake - serves 2-4 guests | $35 cake - serves 10 or more guests

    To order, please call our event coordinator at 252.208.2433 x3

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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Herritage & Gordon
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Chef and The Farmer
Go to nowhere and turn left...you'll discover an extraordinary, epicurean experience where Chef Vivian Howard practices culinary artistry in a place steeped in tradition. Vivian has returned to her southern roots to create Chef and the Farmer. It celebrates simplicity, freshness and its own heritage.


Anchored in a building that has meant much to a small community where Vivian was raised, she and partner Ben Knight converted a 100 year old mule stable into a warm, inviting, uniquely modern atmosphere. Chef and Farmer, like its name, blends the old and the new, seamlessly, comfortably and unforgettably.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Chef and The Farmer reviews from OpenTable diners
376 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (297)fit for foodies (286)notable wine list (177)neighborhood gem (150)romantic (124)hot spot (107)good for groups (65)vibrant bar scene (44)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (8)great for lunch (7)scenic view (6)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was phenomenal. Service was good and wait staff very friendly. We had probably one of the latest dinner slots - 9:30, so they were out of 1 or 2 entrees, but what we ordered was incredible, tasty, unique. The fried okra with ranch icecream was a perfect combo of textures and flavors, and our entrees - tomato pie and trout, were delicious. I highly recommmend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food.
    Yumfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food gets the four stars. It was as good as I hoped it would be. I wish I could have had a taste of everything on the menu. The ambience gets two stars. The place was packed on a Saturday night. Staff appeared stressed rushing around trying to keep up. This perception was probably due to our seating back by the the kitchen door. It was a constant flurry of staff rushing past our table all through our meal. The noise level was was extreme at some points during the evening. Not a relaxing evening. Maybe a weeknight would have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary special
    Jrock
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    An absolute fantastic meal. Flavors and food combinations that are unique and good at the same time. Food was cooked just right and the service was perfect. The Chef and the Farmer make a great team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dining
    Missy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Chef and the Farmer was the perfect setting for celebrating two birthdays. We brought friends with us for their first dining experience here.Our server was friendly and helpful as we selected our courses. Fried green tomatoes and fried okra treated our taste buds in their unique presentations. Main courses of trout and the pork chop were moist, perfectly seasoned, delicious and disappeared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    AshleyB
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Chef and the Farmer is a gem in southeastern NC. The food is absolutely spectacular. I sampled 9 different dishes, including appetizers and desserts, and everything was phenomenal! I can't begin to describe the sensation of eating chipolte ice cream...ice cream that heats your mouth like pepper..just amazing! Staff is absolutely professional. We had a main waitress whom of which was well versed in the menu and offered intelligent suggestions, one waitress that specifically refilled water and one that made sure your napkin was perfectly folded on your chair should you leave to visit the restroom. The atmosphere is very low key and classy. Vivian Howard's restaurant definitely made an impression and I will be visiting again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday and had a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dine
    Lobsterfan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Wonderful service and food. A very pleasant surprise...best restaurant in Eastern NC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A True Kinston Treasure
    OneGuyNamedMike
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I'm from Chicago, but have friends in Kinston. I always make sure to make Chef And The Farmer one of my stops when I visit. It is definitely on par with similar foodie-centric restaurants I've found in Chicago. A very creative yet accessible menu using local and seasonal ingredients. A big piece of Kinston's downtown resurgence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met EVERY expectation
    PamB
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    From the moment you walk through the door to the moment you leave, it is a sensory experience. From hostess to servers to a knowlegable (and entertaining) sommelier, the food and wine parings met every expectation. Having seen A Chef's Life on PBS, it was our goal to visit while traveling in Eastern NC. Vivian Howard's food and presentation is amazing and the flavors (the novice would never imagine) she combines to engage ones taste buds are just amazing from richly steeped blueberrys to roasted figs. If you have not made the trip to Chef and The Farmer - you MUST! We "pre-gamed" across the way in the Boiler Room which is equally inviting and lively. Just a great experience all the way around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience i
    Funfoodfan
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My third time at Chef & Farmer and each time I love this place more. Food is excellent - among best in N.C. Servers are warm, knowledgeable, attentive, approachable, welcoming. Wonderful blend of rustic & elegant. Authentic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fiddus
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Service and food were everything we'd expected and more. Servers were friendly and quite knowledgable. Bartender knew all his brands and recommended wines we loved. Food portions are larger than appear in photos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing as always
    Amazing
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I have been going to Kinston on business for 8 years and have enjoyed this restaurant for a number of years. There is no place better for amazing fresh food. I had the squash pizza for an appetizer and it was a perfect balance of flavors including the smoky taste from the wood fired oven. Then tomato pie that was out of this world and dessert that was a perfect blend of sweet, savory and salty. Look forward to going back next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First experience with fine dining!
    Freshfoodfan
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We stopped at Chef and the Farmer on our way home to Raleigh from the beach. We had never been to a restaurant with such attentive service or so many employees waiting to serve! It was a Wednesday evening. We shared the Chips and Dip appetizer and were bowled over by the flavors. We also shared the fabulous tomato pie with charred summer vegetables and the pimento cheese grits. At first bite, I knew we were in the presence of greatness. The complexity of flavors and textures was really a treat. Because we were driving home, we didn't sample the wine or other beverages and we passed up the dessert menu too so we could get back on the road. Next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    JimNKellysAdventures
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We were seated immediately even though we were a little early and it seemed like the place was packed. Our table was at the window looking into the kitchen, which we liked as we do like to see how things run. The flash fried collards were delicious - chopped a little too small to be easy to eat like chips as were told to but very tasty. The pork belly skewers were perfect. Steak was perfectly cooked, the trout was whole fish and superb. The sides were a perfect match to the proteins. Dessert was just as delicious as dinner! Drinks were a little pricey but very well made. Superior service. Our servers were very knowledgeable about the menu and had very helpful suggestions. Would definitely go again to try different menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first visit
    ncroadtrip
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The chicken with goat cheese and farro and sweet potatoes was absolutely delicious!! It was like Thanksgiving in a bite. I wish I had ordered it also like my husband did. I had the trout dish and was disappointed. I didn't realize there would be so many bones, but in addition to that, I did not like the taste or texture of the panzanella. The roasted okra was fine, but overall, the dish was very disappointing. The muscadine grape cobbler with goat cheese ice cream was fabulous! We really enjoyed the pork belly/gouda pizza, but would have liked the crust to be more crisp- we would definitely order it again though. The grits and beef were also delicious. We will be back again next month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday Celebration
    Rick
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I wanted to do something different and special for my wife on her birthday, so I decided to make the drive from Raleigh to Kinston to have dinner at the Chef and the Farmer. She loved it and I did as well. Worth the drive and we will go back. Service was great and our food was excellent. I had the spice rubbed grouper and it was done perfectly. She had the pimento cheese grits with a salad and really liked it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Art4Marion
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our second visit to Chef & the Farmer & it was wonderful. We were traveling from Cincinnati to Savannah & declared Kinston to be on the way! Well worth the extra night to eat here. Everyone was friendly & fun. It's good to know that Vivian can be off filming & her team carries on just fine! The stuffed trout was amazing. It was also good to see faces from Season 1. Speaks to employee stability & management quality. Wishing you continued success!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite!
    EnjoyingTheRide
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Chef and the Farmer is well worth the wait. The service was above and beyond. We thoroughly enjoyed all four courses, especially with the recommended glasses of wine/port to pair. We will note that the ambiance was a bit disrupted due to our table neighbors who were 'enjoying themselves' to the point where everyone around them noticed. Other than that we loved our experience and can't wait for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food!
    bbacksoon
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was the second time we have eaten at Chef at the Farmer. I do not have enoug adjectives to describe the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brooks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Interesting menu; dishes impeccably prepared. Timing was good, service practically perfect. We made one mistake; when given the option to choose chilled and filtered tap water or select a bottled water, we chose the filtered tap. It wasn't horrible, but next time we will choose a bottled mineral water. There was a taste of old pipes about the chilled tap, in spite of the filtration. That was the evening's shortcoming. They did a great job and we thoroughly enjoyed the seating by the window overlooking the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip!
    NCvisitor
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was very good. The wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing. Lots of inventive combinations of flavors from local produce. We liked especially the blueberry sauce with both the benne fried green tomatoes and the current chicken entree. We loved the breads and the egg salad with a hint of curry. Save room for dessert- the tres leche with peaches was superb! It is well-worth the trip to Kinston, NC to discover the new combinations of flavors the chef devises each week. The extra special treat is that chef Vivian Howard is on site and steps out of the kitchen to meet patrons and visit the tables periodically.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting, Enjoyable Experience
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food was very interesting and well prepared, the service was excellent, and the decor was very nice. The restaurant is definitely fit for foodies, food items had complex flavors and the presentation was excellent. We enjoyed trying the fried collard greens, they were good, interesting, even though a little greasy and too salty. The pear preserves were excellent. The fried whole okra was good. The pork chop was excellent and very large. The tomato pie was very intense with flavor, though a little small. We tried three desserts and all were good, especially the fig cobbler. Service was excellent, attentive, and friendly. Noise level was a little high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive
    gingame
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Since we had watched and loved their PBS show, we decided to stop off at Chef and the Farmer on our way from Durham, NC to the coast. What an amazing gem in the middle of eastern NC! We loved everything we ate. Innovated combinations of fresh, seasonal ingredients, all cooked to perfection. The tomato pie was the best I've ever tasted, with the flakiest, most delicious crust ever created! Honestly. The pork chop was juicy and flavorful, topped with a jalapeño/peach glaze, containing just the right amount of heat. With so many enticing offerings to explore, we will definitely make a point of stopping there again on the way to the beach. Just wish it wasn't 2 hours from our home!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I live in Durham. We were very knowledgeable about the restaurant from UNC TV show and many other articles that have been written about it. We finally got reservations and made an overnight trip to Kinston. We had great fun. Kinston was really fun with the Brewery, old southern downtown that reminded me of the small NC community I was raised in. We cannot wait to get back and enjoy the area and the Neuse River some more. The restaurant was fabulous. Great food and superb service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining
    Vabeachdiners
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was right - from the friendliness of the bar staff to the knowledge and friendly attentiveness we got from the waitresses. The restaurant itself is beautiful, greatly enhanced by the artwork. A super wine list - the wine we enjoyed - recommended by the bar staff - was right on for the food we had. We started out with the fried green tomato appetizer which was bedded in a blueberry chutney - the combination was amazing. We also enjoyed their bread plate which came with pear preserves and salted butter. For the entrees, we thoroughly enjoyed the blueberry BBQ glazed chicken and the rice crusted catfish. All in all, this is the best dining experience we had in many, many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth the trip!
    chocolatelover
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We live in Chapel Hill, but will always make a point of stopping here on the way home from the beach - even if we can only get a reservation at 9 PM! It is definitely a first-class restaurant. We've loved everything on the menu every time we come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING
    LKAHUNA
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary; great food and excellent service! Highly recommend for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but shrinking portions
    Widget
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    As usual, service is excellent and the food is mostly delicious. Their fish tartare used to be fantastic but is now so-so with stale sweet potato chips. Since the restaurant has gained acclaim, their small plate and shared plate portions have gotten much smaller, all the while prices have increased quite a bit on all food/beverages. Noise level made it hard to hear fellow diners at the same table. The noise level was discordant, jarring, detracted from the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Celebration
    birthday70
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    There were 4 of us who were there on a Thursday night - it seemed really busy but the staff said it was actually a slow night. The noise level is an issue- hard to hear the person across from you with all of the noise from the other tables. The table lights are pretty but whew- I did not like the aroma from them. Staff was hugely helpful in guiding us through the menu. We had to have the fried collards and would get again - loved the tomato pie and the veggies. Serving for shrimp/grits was a bit shy - we would recommend sharing for 2 not 4 for most items. It was a fun night - we would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first visit
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was everything we expected and more. We will definitely dine there again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Cary
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent Food and Excellent Service, worth the hour drive from Clinton. Second time dining at Chef and Farmer and hope to return soon.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kinston?
    mishimishiVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I decided to drop by on my way from the beach. What a great place! Amazing in the middle of small town of kinston. Probably this restaurant is the engine of kinston revival. It was that good! Grits variety was very interesting idea and rice crusted cat fish is just incredible. Cat fish must be very happy to have this wonderful face lift. Great recipe !
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our party of four had an enjoyable evening, but the food was a disappointment. As a first course, I ordered Jedd’s Lettuce & Figs, with goat cheese, spiced pecans, country ham, fig/lemon vinaigrette. I had pictured a deconstructed assemblage, highlighting each of the ingredients. Instead, I got a finely-chopped mess all tossed together in which none of the ingredients stood out, drowned in dressing. Soggy and awful. The choices for the main course were uninspiring (in itself a demerit), so I chose a standard: shrimp and grits. It was tasty but nothing I couldn't have made for myself. My dessert (again, from a poor selection) was the Tres Leches cake. It was a waste of calories, uninteresting and too big. Our servers were great, however.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inventive menu
    Culinquisitive
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I drove with a friend from Raleigh for a culinary adventure to the Chef and the Farmer. Would definitely plan to stop here for dinner on the way to (or back from) the beach, but would not make a special trip again as there are many equally good places to eat in the triangle. That said, I look forward to the next time I am out that way to see what this creative chef is cooking up.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    KissieC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    An absolute fantastic experience. Food, service, and drinks were delicious. We celebrated our anniversary and drove in from Raleigh... well worth the drive.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous restaurant experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We decided to visit Chef & the Farmer after discovering A Chef's Life in February. We've been driving from Ohio to Ocracoke for vacation for many years, and changed up our route to add a visit to Chef & the Farmer, and we are so glad we did! The food was terrific, and the staff and atmosphere were welcoming. The fried collards and fried okra with ranch ice cream were real standouts! We look forward to a return trip.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed expectations
    FineDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I'm willing to drive 200 miles round trip for a good meal so imagine my disappointment when the one I experienced was partially inedible. Fried green tomatoes were cut in wedges creating a mouthful of hot sourness. Pork belly skewers had bland peach preserves dumped over them. The ham wrapped peaches and figs were sent back because they'd been carbonized to something approximating charcoal. The vegetables accompanying the tomato pie were also burned and inedible. The tuna tartare was a saving grace along with the service, which was appropriately attentive especially on a busy Saturday. I hope chef was not in the kitchen last night because no farmer would want the fruits of their labors so poorly executed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We love Chef and the Farmer for all our special occasions and once again had a lovely time. 2 things disappointed a bit-main course service was slow and waitress apologized saying it had something to do with cooking the chicken. Unfortunately one entire end of my chicken was very undercooked when it arrived. Never have had anything but perfectly cooked meals before. Also missed the bread with the meal and I didn't realize until too late that it could be purchased. Tres leches cake was wonderful as we're the fried collards.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary last evening
    Bypamlicobay
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My wife (and I) had been watching on PBS, and I'd known about it for several years. Arrived a few minutes early, was seated promptly, and had attentive, knowledgeable wait staff. They were there at appropriate times, but didn't 'hover' - Everything we ordered was well prepared, seasoned and delicious - pork belly, fried green tomatoes, wife had kicked up grits, I had brown sugar crusted tuna, and a desert trio - fig cobbler, tres leches cake, and a rich sweet nutty chocolate cake with chipotle ice great. Everything was excellent and we'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem in the country
    Scooter45
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A 5 star restaurant in a tiny farm town. Their story almost steals the show but the food is astonishing as is the atomsphere and the staff. Sophisticated touches everywhere. In NC, we love our pork and both the pork belly app and pork chop were treated like royalty. Pork chop was enormous and perfectly cooked. The lowly Catfish was taken to new heights and so was the Tuna. Desserts were imaginative and delicious. Portions are filling which only disappoints because it limits the number of intriquing small plates you can try. Next time we'll do all small plates. We live about 1.5 hours away but would drive it again in a heartbeat. Go!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate