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Oaklawn Southern Dining, Paris, TN

Oaklawn Southern Dining

4.8
4.8
46 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Oaklawn Southern Dining offers chef inspired dishes, in a unique urban elegant atmosphere! We're minutes away from the popular Paris Landing State Park, and Land Between the Lakes. Our food has flavors from across the nation, featuring some of your well sought after prime steaks and seafood! We are intentional about dining and hospitality, and your whole evening experience from a girls night out, golf outing, date night, anniversary, and of course, helping you take the edge off with one of our Paris inspired crafted cocktails or maybe one of our many bourbons! We did not fall short from an excellent wine or champagne list for you to choose from to compliment your meal or special evening! We also think you will love the view from the old Oaklawn Home, built in 1954, but "remade" with dining and hospitality in mind. Finally, we've added complimentary valet parking with you in mind! Reservations are highly recommended! See you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (731) 407-4262

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Inspired Menu

  • Neighborhood

    Paris

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Takeout, View, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Food

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Service

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Best Value

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for business meals

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Neighborhood gem

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Great for fine wines

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Romantic

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Good for special occasions

  • Western Kentucky / SW Indiana

    Most Booked

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  1. Candi

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second visit 🤤 The management really makes sure you're taken care of and the help is top notch. I'm so glad we have such a great place for a special date night close to home! My husband loved his fried chicken & my steak with the Bourbon Glaze hit the spot! I forgot to take a picture of my wedge salad but it was very fresh and crisp. The chocolate cake is very light so it's not one u can't eat even if you're full! Try them out 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  2. SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! We are forever customers. All was first class!
  3. GlendaR

    Western KY

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dining experience with wonderful service. The owner/ manager brought She Crab Soup for us to sample and spent lots of time with us. We really appreciate his attention and the waitress was very helpful.
  4. DebP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ordered the filet mignonette which did not include a salad. We ordered one but had to pay extra! We did not get any type of bread/bun with our meal! We did not get any potato either! Just small filet with asparagus for $39. I believe that should have included potato, salad and bread.
  5. Private

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was amazed. Outstanding. Just what Paris needed.
  6. MarkB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could not have been more pleasantly surprised by my meal at Oaklawn! Great atmosphere to start - including being very clean. Once seated, we got the cocktail menu and wine list. The wine list was incredible. Again, well beyond expectations. Probably the best wine list in a several hundred mile radius. Not the longest, but focus on quality and great options at all price points. The menu had a long list of good options that made it hard to choose. Ultimately, we landed on a Ribeye and the Shrimp & Grits. The Ribeye was excellent. Cooked perfectly, and a very delicious piece of meat. The Shrimp & Grits were out of this world! Probably the BEST version of this dish that I've ever eaten! We were on such a roll, that we got both desserts that were on the menu that night. One was a Key Lime Pie - spectacular! The other was some kind of sticky pecan bread pudding. I don't remember exactly what they called it...but it was delicious and decadent. I can confidently say that EVERY time I am in the Paris area, I will be stopping in to see Joe and his wonderful team for at LEAST one meal. Job well done!
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service! You will not be disappointed.
  8. Jeremy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s by far our favorite place to dine. Food is always great!
  9. Blash62

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As fine a dining experience possible. Newly opened so they will work out smaller issues of ambiance and the challenges of converting an older structure, but for just being open 2 months when I dined there, it was a good as any I have ever experienced at 5-Star Restaurants all over the USA and Tennessee. They have my highest recommendation!
  10. ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience along with great food and service. I highly recommend visiting and enjoying the experience.
  11. KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place. Servers prompt and food was great. They took extra care of us for our anniversary.
  12. Zach

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from beginning to end. Service was spectacular. We will definitely be back
  13. NinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we’ve had since moving to West Tennessee three years ago. We had Chilean Sea Bass and Grouper stuffed with crab meat. The flavors and food melted in your mouth. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was the best we have ever had. Definitely returning to try other menus items. A little pricey but worth every single penny. A definite must for any special occasion.
  14. BryanB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    Steak was over cooked prices were really expensive for the location of this restaurant! Can go to much nicer places for less money and better quality food
  15. DAW85

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, not great. Nice place, friendly wait-staff.
  16. JustinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely fantastic restaurant. Service and food cannot be topped. You would expect to find a restaurant of this caliber in Nashville, so it being in Paris was quite a surprise. The she-crab soup was as good if not better than what you would find at Mere Bulles in Nashville.
  17. DavidB

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant dining experience. We went there for our 26th anniversary and the staff went above and beyond our expectations to make our evening special. The food was exquisite and service was amazing. Highly recommend! We'll be going back!!
  18. BrianH

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding! We came for our anniversary and they went out of their way to make it so special for us! Complementary champagne toast with strawberries, personalized menu cover, and even the owner came by to make sure we were having a great night. All of the wait staff were young kids, and they were all very respectful and attentive! The food was awesome as well! We had the imperial fish, seafood pasta and crab cakes. All wonderful!
  19. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful experience at Oaklawn! The service was on point and the food excellent. It’s hard to believe we have this jewel in Paris,TN but I’m certainly excited about it! Looking forward to the next opportunity to dine there.
  20. MelindaO

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 5th anniversary at Oaklawn Southern Dining. The steaks were excellent, and the service was great. The staff made the dinner very special. Highly recommend.
  21. HeidiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food! A bit pricy for the size but delicious nonetheless. Valet parking was a nice touch.
  22. LanceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic restaurant. I haven’t eaten at a restaurant this nice outside of places like Memphis, Nashville and Birmingham. Paris is very lucky to have it and hopefully will continue to support it.
  23. Candi

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    *Update* They have reached out and we will be back asap for them to earn that 5th star! Stay tuned.. It was great to have something nice close to home! I would work on the Brussels and maybe drop the price on a few things. The drink menu needs some work as well.. The entrance was a tad confusing but I'm glad we went and my husband really liked his steak! I loved the fried green tomatoes. Will try other things on the next visit. Gotta save up lol
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!! So impressed with everything. The atmosphere is perfect for a quiet meal. Reservations were easy to make and edit.
  25. SSco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Such a nice setting for our Anniversary dinner! Would recommend 11/10!
  26. JoeM

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overpriced food. No salad or bread with entrees. Limited menu.
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. We enjoyed our time there very much! Ivey took great care of my husband and me.
  28. Countrychic

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is wonderful. The service is outstanding. The owner is very friendly, awesome, and on top of things. We had a great experience and was made certain that it wasn’t anything less. We will be back and very excited to have this restaurant in our town.
  29. RodneyM

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome, but the service was even better. It was the first time for us and yall made a great first impression.
  30. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very positive experience overall. I wish my food had arrived hot instead of barely warm. Didn’t like overhead televisions. Service top notch and great menu selections.
  31. Paristn

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a nice evening out to dinner! It was more than our normal dinner but very nice for a special occasion.
  32. BenW

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Oak Lawn Southern Dining for a very special anniversary dinner. We were greeted by complimentary valet parking, a super pleasant hostess staff, and a highly trained and disciplined wait staff. We were blown away by the quality and delectability of our morsels, entrees and dessert. Oak Lawn Southern Dining is a place we could eat every night; however, given the ambience, quality of meal and overall environment, we choose to savor it for the next very special occasion. We are raving fans!
  33. Jordan

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The overall experience was good. Can’t say it knocked my socks off for the price though. I also ordered a margarita that was basically tequila on ice. Drinks were par at best and could definitely use an upgrade. Most people and I’m not saying all, that go to a restaurant of this caliber want to be able to order drinks that are the best around. That definitely wasn’t the case here. The taste of the food was good, but I was hoping for more. Just needed more of a wow factor. I can go eat at the Blue Oak in Martin for less than half the price and for overall just as good food and way superior drinks.
  34. Suzy

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent, it is pricy but if you view the menu, you will see that before you get there. The staff and valet were impressive. They really spent a lot of time training them. They were very attentive and professional but super friendly. Highly recommend.
  35. GlendaR

    Western KY

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had the she crab soup with each appetizer for our meal. I put some of my white wine in both bowls of soup which had way to much salt... I mean way too much salt. All the appetizers were wonderful and highly recommend each and every one. I heard another diner say her soup was wonderful? Perhaps someone added extra salt to our bowls? I sure would like to try the soup again if ours was just a mistake. I did tell the server so perhaps it can be under salted with salt on the side? Understand, I salt everything! and this was too much!
  36. JerryB

    Western KY

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We had the filet and sea bass as entrees and fried green tomatoes and she crab soup for starters. The soup was very tasty, but the fried tomatoes were cut too thick and the breading was too thick. I suspect they were bought frozen. The steak had very little flavor and appeared to have been tenderized. I suggest you try out your competition for a good filet at Mousto’s. It is fire grilled and a much better cut of meat! The sea bass was fishy and for a light fish it was sitting in a pool of mush. Would have been better served on a bed of greens with a light lemon dressing. I have seen too many restaurants fail within the first year here, and I hope you will make some changes. A nice bar would help as the dinner prices are a bit much for the quality of food, however I would come in for a cocktail and soup with a nice bread selection anytime. Nice venue.

    Oaklawn Southern DiningResponded on March 26, 2023Thank you for dining with us Mr. Bowden! I apologize for your evening, and per my personal message, we would love making this right for you! Our beef is from a very reputable company and by no means would we ever use tenderizer. Also, our hand cut tomatoes may have been sliced too thick. We will adjust...:) Thanks for the advice. I have you a gift card on my desk for the full amount you spent with us on your visit, as I stand behind all our product. Looking forward to your next visit, Joe

  37. MaryLou

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening! The food was excellent. We shared the stuffed mushrooms, my husband had fried chicken, and I had seared scallops with Parmesan risotto. (I would definitely order those again!) We finished up splitting the maple pecan bread pudding. It was a nice treat- perfect for 2. There are variety of wines and a well stocked bar. Service was attentive and pleasant, never obsequious. We will be back.
  38. LaurenG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is absolutely amazing! The entire experience was one I would repeat over and over. The food was outstanding and the service was that of a 5 star restaurant. The managing partner greeted us at the door and came by the table, dropping off his card, and making sure our dining experience was everything we had hoped. Everything we tasted, from drinks, to appetizers, entrées and dessert ware all top notch.
  39. JessicaB

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So wonderful to have this caliber of restaurant in Paris, TN!
  40. ChristineG

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oaklawn is a great addition to Paris restaurants. It offers fine dining with exemplary service and attention to detail. Order the appetizers first, but don’t skip the entrees. The lacquered salmon is excellent!

FAQs

Oaklawn Southern Dining offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (731) 407-4262.

Oaklawn Southern Dining is rated 4.8 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Oaklawn Southern Dining

1008 E Wood St, Paris, TN 38242-4325

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Paris

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Inspired Menu

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Takeout, View, Wine

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