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Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA

Willa Jean

4.7
4.7
1791 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Willa Jean is a southern bakery restaurant that adds a modern and elegant touch to the iconic, southern food we all know and love. It's the perfect spot for a coffee and a breakfast pastry to-go as well as a relaxed meal with friends and family. Located in the Central Business District in downtown New Orleans. 

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 509-7334

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kelly Fields

  • Private party contact

    cbradley@beshrestaurantgroup.com: (504) 323-7707 ext. 351

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Girod St.

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available as well as many pay-to-park lots within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • COOLinary Lunch: $25!

    $25.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2022
    Willa Jean's COOLinary Lunch Menu: served daily 11am-3pm! 1st course Focaccia | whipped goat cheese + smoked tomato jam Or Crispy Brussel Sprouts | pepper jelly vinaigrette + queso fresco + crispy shallots 2nd Course Boudin Melt | crispy melt + pepperjack cheese + BBB collard greens + texas toast Or Crispy Chicken Leg | butter beans + crispy grit cake + bacon jus Dessert + $4 Oatmeal Cream Pie Price is per person, plus beverages, tax, and gratuity.

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What 1,791 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for Brunch

  • New Orleans

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Was meeting with some friends for lunch and had been wanting to check this place out for awhile. Very cute spot. Very open and bright. Made reservations in advance so didn’t have to wait. The food was solid. Our server was nice and attentive. Overall a good experience. I would definitely come back to try some of the other menu items.
  2. p

    patrickv

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Did not disappoint. Drinks and food were on point. Dog friendly. Great staff. Overall excellent experience
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First trip to this restaurant. Food,service,ambiance was first class. Lourdes our server was outstanding on her knowledge, recommendations and attentive service. Would recommend to everyone and will visit again in future.
  4. M

    Manditagirl

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful breakfast and delicious cookies to go. Will definitely head back next time we are in New Orleans.
  5. JT

    JohnT

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Thanks not criticism is the person who took us to our table did not speak and if she did her voice was so low you couldn’t hear her. She never made eye contact. Didn’t seem friendly or welcoming.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Limited menu
  7. BF

    BoughtFoodGal

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The biscuits were very hard on the bottom and very dense. Last time I ate here they were lighter and fluffier. Other than that the food was delicious.
  8. ML

    MichelleL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Disappointed. Willa Jeans is usually very good but this time the food was not edible and there were bugs all around our table. Nice server though
  9. JL

    JessicaL

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was quick and delicious. Customer service was lovely! The place was soooo cute. I wanted to buy all the pastries off the counter
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  11. JF

    JanaF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Food was overcooked Loud Tables too close Slow service but waiter was nice
  12. R

    Reviewer

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, make a reservation, and be sure to end your meal with some milk and cookies(they're fantastic). I had heard great things about this place and just had to check it out for myself.
  13. LC

    LenaC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service & food were on point! As well as all the treats we took home
  14. BC

    BrandiC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Food was excellent! Definitely will return.
  15. R

    Renata

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had a hot honey chicken biscuit and the salmon plate. Enjoyed both. Turmeric latte was great. Server was nice and its moderately priced.
  16. DJ

    DennyJ

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and very delicious...and yes: get the biscuits.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Willa Jean for brunch. The place has a great location. It is very lively and just a fabulous setting to dine in. The menu has a great selection of comfort foods and healthy options. Excellent mimosa. I was greatly impressed by every detail from the farmhouse table to the rustic flatware. We absolutely loved this restaurant. It is tops!!!
  18. ML

    MicheleL

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came back to have a bloody Mary we remembered from the year before and it absolutely was as delicious as remembered!! Dallas our server was lovely and gracious as was the rest of the staff. Biscuits are so yummy. My husband had the avocado to with a perfectly poached egg. We will return again the next time we are in NOLA.
  19. MV

    MitchellV

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best biscuits in the CBD. Food is always fresh and the service is welcoming. Try the cheeseburger with a biscuit for the bun!
  20. JK

    JovanteK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was worth every penny cheese grits 🔥🔥🔥
  21. DS

    DebbieS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderfully fun for our brunch bunch, and food is just tasty and unique!! Thanks!
  22. SK

    ShawnK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great go to if you are in the market area. Parking can be challenging and making a reservation can be helpful especially on the weekends. Quality ingredients, great service!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I loved it so much we came back for a second time before our trip ended. Their biscuits and cheesy grits are MUST try items on the menu!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for lunch. We had reservations and the table they had reserved for us was taking their time to leave so the team had to put together a couple tables for us. They did a great job adjusting and the food was amazing. The cornbread appetizer and fried chicken sandwich are highly recommended. The cornbread could easily be under their sweet stuff on the menu.
  25. RE

    RachelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Service as good! John was very helpful. A little disappointed when I paid $5 for a 8 oz of Diet Coke and the small espresso.
  26. m

    micheleb

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was exceptional! We couldn’t find Willa Jean’s and called. One of the managers came out to meet us on the street one block up! Food was delicious! Such a cute space!
  27. BT

    BuffaloTransplant

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for late breakfast/early lunch while visiting NO for my bday -- could not have picked a better way to start the day!
  28. C

    Cherylangela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the coffee was delicious! The biscuits are absolutely perfect. Michelle, our server was wonderful, too. Highly recommend!
  29. H

    Haley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for aesthetics, quality food with delicious homemade coffee blends. Looking for a quick filling meal, Willa Jeans offers that accompanied by a homey, welcoming atmosphere.
  30. EA

    EAMAT

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Service was really slow. For the prices that are charged, it should be much better.
  31. AS

    ASHfoodie

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  32. RW

    RachelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very much enjoyed our brunch at Willa Jean’s. The fresh bakery items, ambiance and the accommodating staff were highlights in particular.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything we ordered was delicious. I would definitely go back. Only negative was when we tried to order another drink we were told they couldn’t make it, it was 10:58am, guess they stop serving certain drinks at 11 🤷🏻‍♀️
  34. RR

    RafaelR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were excellent. I recommend to make a reservation. It's also good for families.
  35. ML

    MichelleLMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome. I don't remember his name but he works at Luke also. The pimento bacon biscuit was amazing. We used to own our own bakery and mill in Lafayette so we are particular about bread, etc. We will definitely be back.
  36. d

    darinap

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and the food was excellent. The banana bread especially!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a reservation for 2:30 PM because we were waiting late in the day since we had to pick someone up from the airport. Did not feel rushed waitress was wonderful!
  38. KP

    KellyP

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Able to get a table on Monday at lunch for 5.
  39. BI

    BethanyInDallas

    Seattle

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it so much we wanted to go back the next day. The biscuit sandwiches are delicious, and the iced coffee was refreshing. The WJ breakfast is also a winner if you prefer a standard style breakfast. Highly recommend.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best biscuit of my life. I highly recommend. Wait staff was exceptional and the food outperformed them.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Willa Jean using the Order Online button. Willa Jean also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 509-7334.

Willa Jean is rated 4.7 stars by 1791 OpenTable diners.

Willa Jean does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Girod St.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available as well as many pay-to-park lots within walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kelly Fields

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 509-7334

  • Private party contact

    cbradley@beshrestaurantgroup.com: (504) 323-7707 ext. 351

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