1908 Provisions
1908 Provisions

1908 Provisions

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fairviewinn.com/1908provisions.htm
  • Phone: 6019483429x305
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday- Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Gary Hawkins
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We do not offer off site catering, but we do have ample amounts of space to host banquets and private events.
  • Entertainment: Piano Jazz featuring Knight Bruce for Sunday Buffet Brunch.
  • Special Events: The Mississippi meeting facilities at the Fairview Inn offer a variety of event venue options for groups of 8 to 800.

    From the intimate settings of the Rose's Room or the Carriage Room to the grand setting of the Garden Room & Patio; or utilizing the entire house and gardens, our professional staff is ready to make your event a memorable occasion.

    Allow our Catering Events Coordinator to help you through every step of the planning process to make your event a success. Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, a family anniversary celebration or a social fundraiser, the Fairview Inn staff will strive to exceed your expectations.

    The Fairview Inn offers complete business facilities and wireless Internet in all areas of the Inn.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North State Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary on-site parking in adjacent Baptist 1600 Medical Building Lot.
A word from 1908 Provisions
"California Inspired. Southern Rooted."

1908 Provisions provides a casual and exciting dining experience where guests can enjoy seasonal dishes prepared by Executive Chef Gary Hawkins. Nestled in the heart of Jackson’s Belhaven neighborhood, 1908 Provisions, is the perfect place to sit and enjoy unique cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Our dishes are inspired by the innovative flavors of California and rooted with classic Southern tradition. Celebrating fresh, local, and seasonal products, our menus change regularly, sourcing what is available at its best.

Before or after dinner relax with a small plate and craft cocktail at the Library Lounge. The Library Lounge offers small plates, micro brews, wine flights, and craft cocktails in a relaxing environment themed around Mississippi's literary legends.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
1908 Provisions reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)great for brunch (37)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (30)great for lunch (26)romantic (23)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great brunch!
    Chuck2112
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Took my wife there for a birthday brunch, and it was awesome. Really good food and a great price. Great service, too. I would love to take her again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1908
    toots
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Nice modern décor without being ultramodern. First visit. Fabulous food, attractively presented. Good service. Moderate prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Quiet Break
    OufoftownArchitect
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Many restaurants these days in Jackson have a lot of hard surfaces, over-blown back ground music trying to create a vibrant atmosphere. 1908 Provisions is nicely designed with soft surfaces and a quiet atmosphere that allows you to hear your dining guest and enjoy one another's company. The food was superb and sharing a cocktail and wine list with The Library bar next door gives 1908 a step up from other restaurants. The service is second to none. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvtoEat
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Our food was excellent - different from the normal. We sat out and enjoyed cocktails under the oak tree- was delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We really enjoyed the variety of food on the Sunday brunch, especially the wide array of vegetable and other healthy options. Our only concern was how closely spaced the tables were, especially along the bench/booth area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just outstanding!
    Lanny
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A perfect mix of menu, service and ambiance. The best place in Jackson to show visitors how "classy" the South can be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem of meal, truly inventive and
    DandG
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    What a wonderful meal. The menu is inventive. The items are ones you could only find there, and their blending of flavors was amazing. The Fairview Inn is such a gem and this restaurant is the crown jewel. My "French Laundry" salad rocked, and I'm not a big fan of many fish dishes but I was envious of the Red Fish dish my companions. got.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friends from out of town
    Mangiamo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We bring friends from out of town here for the fine dining. They were kind enough to hold our reservation as our friends were stuck in traffic. The food is fabulous. We had redfish and it just shined with flavor and texture - cooked perfectly! The cocktails and Meiomi was delicious also. Shannon our server was excellent and handled all our requests extremely well. I definitely will recommend to others and will return with more friends. Glad we have 1908 in Jackson.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a pity that the deco is zero
    Peloulou
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were seated at a very small wobble table with no table cloth. There was a big fan of AC blows cold air directly over our heads, makes the warm dishes turn cold very quickly. The food was not bad. We wanted to have a very chic lunch in a very classic southern plantation-style of house. The tasteless deco of this restaurant kind of throw us off. The young waitresses were very pleasant, but were obvious lack of experiences.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Way to go Fairview Inn!!
    Luv2cook
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have been to the old restaurant at the Fairview (Sophia's) and it was old and outdated. Provisions was great!! A much needed change and addition to the Fairview. Our waiter, the food and the ambiance were all fantastic! Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    4th visit for brunch. Everyone enjoyed it but the selection Sunday was very limited on meat. The overall feeling of the group is that we will return but the food selection needs to excpand. Great Atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Provisions 1908
    TLT3
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Great spot for any occasion. One of our favorites. Cannot go wrong
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Bspives
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    A wonderful and nostalgic place in the heart of Jackson's best neighborhood. We are regulars at the Library bar and decided to have a birthday dinner for my fiancé. The food and atmosphere was amazing! The only negative thing about the night was that they turned up the dining room lights while we were still eating our meals at 9:15... But overall the food, service and atmosphere could not have been better. We love this place and will continue to frequent it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Consummate Restaurant
    Timothy3641
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    1908 Provisions remains one the best restaurants in central Mississippi, or the entire state for that matter. Food is always exquisite and pertfectly prepared, and is just plain good. Great place for a business lunch (folks are always impressed), and the brunch is the best--always fresh, great presentation--what else can I say? Prices are reasonable, but you know, you get what you pay for! A taste of Southern elegance like nothing else.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely luncheon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I was visiting Jackson from Oregon and found this to be a great venue for our group of seven. The lovely atmosphere combined with delicious cuisine made for a perfect Southern luncheon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JACKSON'S BEST KEPT SECRET!
    ShopJackson
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    If you really want to make that special someone happy, or just to impress a client, 1908 Provisions is definitely the place to be. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, you feel as if you are in your own private dining, with made to order cuisine. The food was second to none. The service was impeccable. When I want to be impressive, this is where I will be ...every time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Look, New menu new excitment
    goodfoodsearcher
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    1908 has transformed it self into a fantastic dining experience. The newly remodeled restaurant shimmers with relaxed sophistication, down to the tiniest detail. The menu invites and entices with mouthwatering selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Curmedgeon
    Curmudgeon
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Wonderful dining experience in all respects---food, service, beverages atmosphere. Highly recommnd.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 253 reviews are from the 1908 Provisions reviews archive.
  • Mixed feelings
    BRUCEVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Restaurant is lovely and service staff well trained and attentive. The food was disappointing in its overall blandness and options. A wonderful setting for a family brunch, but not for culinary experiences, recognizing its buffet style.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Something wrong here
    Mountaineer4
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We left after 40 minutes. We had reservations for 6 for very special occasion. We wqere promptly seated. Waitress filled water glasses.Took drink orders, explained a few things on menu. We ordered 5 cocktails and ordered two appetizers to be shared. Literally our waitress went behind a black curtain that was covering French doors. We noticed bartender disappeared too. Then next time we saw our waitress, she was serving wine to table in front of us who were seated after us after young man complained. We didn't receive an ice cube. No one explained there was a problem. We probably would have had a 400$ Dinner. It was obvious owner was not there. Now it's 8 pm and we end up in pub. Suspect waitresses had to serve an event at Inn also. Shame
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mothers day
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was a perfect place for a Mother's Day lunch. The buffet was very good as usual and service was good. We were seated at our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Gigi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was a very pleasant Mother's Day Brunch. I appreciate the fact of not having to wait in line somewhere to eat out on a day I don't want to cook! The food, service and atmosphere was great, and look forward to returning sometime soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    1908 Provisions was a great experience. The Fairview Inn itself is amazing. The food was incredible - unique twists on southern staples. The restaurant itself is not very bug, which I think is a plus. It's not overcrowded and bustling with people. You get devoted servers who aren't running all over the place. We had a large group, so we were probably noisy but it did't feel uncomfortable being a little loud. The restaurant is quiet, but not a deafening silence.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    JWH48VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    This was our first time at 1908 Provisions and we were very pleased. The doctor is well done, the service excellent and the food puts it at the top of Jackson restaurants. This fits well with the Fairview Inn and is a place we'll definitely come back to. I had the amberjack special which was cooked properly and an excellent dish. My son had the sweet potato crusted redfish which he raved about. This is a nice addition to Jackson's dining scene.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Maggs
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere! Delicious food-love the beet salad and the ice cream was delicious! Fish is excellent. French press coffee was a nice ending to a special evening.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redfish was fabulous
    Gigi
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I ordered the sweet potato crusted redfish And it was delicious. Our server was delightful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Eltoro
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Our first, but not last time. All four of us commented on how much we enjoyed the experience. Very good meal; presentation was well done and service was good. Nice room. lots of windows and light. A perfect pre-theater experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great downtown getaway
    Bradley
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    This location just north of downtown in a historic neighborhood is highly desire able. The atmosphere, quality of food and service make an addition to our regular unique restaurant your in Jackson. Job well done
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Review
    EHCH
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Our service was good when we arrived, but as the restaurant filled up, the service suffered. Our food was very good, but the end of the meal was disappointing. We ordered dessert and never received. I ordered an expresso with baileys and the coffee was cold. I asked for a refill of coffee just to finish my baileys and that was perfect. No apologies for the dessert not being served and then our ticket did not even include our after dinner drinks. We mentioned it to the waiter and it was then added. Waiter could have been more knowledgeable about the menu. This is too nice of a location not to perfect the service segment of the dining experience. We will go back one more time and if we have the same experience, we won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1908
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    My First Monday lunch group loved Sophia's and we enjoyed our lunch at 1908. The service and the food were wonderful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday birthday brunch
    Pkirk
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Recently had a birthday brunch at 1908 Provisions for my mother. All guests were pleased with their meals, especially desserts. The corn casserole, fresh fruit, meat loaf, and gumbo were also hits. We had been concerned about the transition from Sophia's, which we had enjoyed on many occasions. Food and service were just as good, if not better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very MILD disappointment
    pickyeaters
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Our 2nd time to go to 1908; were excited b/c 1st visit was incredible! 5 stars across! this time husband got dozen oysters, which he LOVED; duck confit, (he gave 5 stars) and the creme brulee (5 stars from BOTH of us). i got (AGAIN) arugula salad, which was good, but not quite as good as 1st time--a little mashed together & slightly overdressed, but would STILL give it 3 1/2 stars. Was feeling less than adventurous & ordered vegetarian dish. 1st problem for me was that i am NOT a vegetarian, but a total carnivore, rarer the better. 2nd problem was there are not ANY "spring vegetables" out yet, so was given TWO quinoa cakes, great wilted spinach&great heirloom cherry tomatoes. unless you cannot tolerate meat, bland choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    Cheryl
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Loved the creative mixture of flavors in the dishes from Entrees to appetizers down to the butter served with the bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Each of us had the Red Fish,
    OccasionaldinerVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Each of us had the Red Fish, which was prepared to perfection. The salads were fresh. For desserts, we had the house made sorbet trio and the apple fritters, both of which were also outstanding. The restaurant has undergone renovation and redesign into a contemporary design that is pleasing and comfortable. I highly recommend 1908 Provisions for casual dining, groups and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big Mistake Changing 1st Class Rest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We walked out because no one helped us and the restaurant had changed so much--it was awful. Rap/techno type music and ultra mod decor in what was once a classy place. Very sad they ruined a good thing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great ambience.
    Gigi
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Great food and great ambience. Will go for dinner next. Love Fairview and happy restaurant has been updated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We went for Sunday lunch/brunch and it was amazing. The food selection was great and the food tasted even better. Definitely must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Birthday Celebration
    Shug
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I was not familiar with the restaurant but had it recommended as an excellent place for a family birthday celebration. We all loved the ambience, the menu and the service. It was a great choice, and we'll be back to this beautiful place again as well as sing its praises to friends. One of my favorite things was being able to make reservations online and get an immediate confirmation. Too cool!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    Foodtester
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food is very good, the service is great. But it is difficult to find the restaurant. The is no prominent sign on the main road. This needs to be addressed. Would dine again. Reservation through OpenTable worked great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Jackson gem
    deltaboy
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    An anniversary dinner date to 1908 was superb! The place was packed and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.