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120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816 (Herritage & Gordon)
+1 252-208-2433
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Darlington, South Carolina, United States
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222 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been wanting to come to this restaurant since I found out it is one if the best in the USA (according to TripAdvisor) and only three hours away from home. I did the reservation online two months in advance and the only time available was 930pm. I don’t like making reservations that late at night because servers are... More 

Thank Chiki2399
Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was above our already high expectations. From being greeted so sweetly at the door, to Brannon taking the best care of us (which is hard to do with a 4 yr old and we now it), we loved every second of it. Except when we got too full to order any more food! Thank you all for doing an... More 

Thank Ktesh425
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at restaurant,busy but seated rightaway in bar area. Our server came and took drink order quickly and gave us menus. She came back with our drinks and took our complete order . The fried collards came whithin minutes, oily but tasty,not crispy, I think the oil temp may have been low. Strawberry salad was then delivered , very... More 

1 Thank kylejlk
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our secind visit to this superb restaurant, and it was a pleasure to introduce friends to Susan, our server, Ben, owner, and Warren, farmer. We only mussed Miss Lily! The food was extraordinary, w/ my order of brown butter pecan red snapper on blue grits w/ brussel slaw fabulous as well as the runups flatbread pizza, sweet potato... More 

Thank Marcia S
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't heard about this place, you are missing out. Southern inspired food from a chef born in NC, trained in NYC, and back home exploring the southern food heritage. It is well-prepared and well-thought out, with local fresh ingredients - not snobby. Watch a Chef's Life, get your reservations, and go!!!

1 Thank Bing C
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a most wonderful dinner. Made reservations a month in advance. Seated promptly. Excellent service. The food was amazing! Enjoyed sharing several appetizers, small plates, entree, and dessert!! All were delicious. Nice wine and beer list.

Thank hkycpl
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip to Kinston and Chef and the Farmer and it was just as awesome as our first. We brought friends this time and they just fell in love with the city and this restaurant. Atomsphere and staff were awesome (especially the bartender and our waitress). Chef and the Farmer never disappoints!!

Thank MelissaPeterson214
Kinston, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is so creative, Vivian's twist on these South Eastern dishes is amazing ! Just the perfect touch for a wonderful meal ! Wonderful Bar .Jordan is the very best Mixologist ever !!!! Order a Basil Mojito , wow !!

1 Thank pperwin
Wilmington, North Carolina
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239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My expectations were low, partly b/c it seems so over-hyped, partly b/c I had read a few complaints, and mostly b/c how much range could a farm-to-fork restaurant have in early March? Well, wow. We shared the sea bass crudo and the run-ups. Both were exquisite: really interesting, perfectly portioned and delicious. The run-ups were the most exciting, partly b/c... More 

1 Thank Kate3717
Durham, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You've heard the hype. The chef is famous. Book. Tv show, etc. But sometimes things are really just that good. And in the case of the Chef and Farmer, they exceeded any expectations I had. Truly an amazing experience. Pre-dinner cocktails: all recipes are created in-house. My date and I had the Jim Beam Rye / Beet / Mint Julep... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 W Gordon St, Kinston, NC 28501-4816
    (Herritage & Gordon)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kinston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-208-2433

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New Bern, North Carolina
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Morganton, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?