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Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA

Willa Jean

4.7
4.7
1883 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

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

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  • 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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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for brunch

  • New Orleans

    Great for brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I are so happy we found this gem in New Orleans. We came in for brunch. The food was fresh and the drinks were amazing. (Nothing artificial) the bartenders were so friendly! I highly recommend!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, especially the biscuits, croissants and coconut cake were fantastic.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always.
  5. B

    Brewski

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!! Already planning my next trip back. Food is incredible!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast! Loves the coffee. Recommendations from our server were spot on! Totally recommend you make a stop here
  7. HA

    HelloAngefish123

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fabulous. We had the seasonal pumpkin bread with the cranberry butter. I thought it was a bit pricey at $12, but there we two honking pieces of which one is still in our refrigerator to eat later. We horked down a a piece of coconut cake which we ate as we travelled. So delish. Massive too, both of us had more than enough. Coffee was strong and hot. Milk money latte, though expensive was extremely tasty with the vanilla milk. Tabasco chicken took a bit to get used to, but it didn’t slow me down. My husband ate half of my biscuit. Best, flakiest biscuit we’ve ever eaten. Husband thoroughly enjoyed his shrimp and grits. He wasn’t a grit fan before this, but told me if I could prepare the grits like this, he’d eat them every morning. A bit expensive for breakfast (with tip $90), but left with basically four additional desserts. Service was phenomenal. I did not get our servers name, but her sweet personality shone as big as her smile. We were there first thing in the morning as we were leaving to head out of NOLA a few hours later. We were able to find street parking (barely, right at opening), but I THINK there are lots close by. Will definitely return to this establishment when we come back through.
  8. WM

    WhitneyM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spin on southern classics and more in a fun space!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We came for my partners birthday and they didn’t do anything special so be prepared for that. Or even told him happy birthday BUT food was ok. The burger wasn’t flavorful but cornbread was delicious. Our server was great. It was ehh.
  11. J

    Jewels

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is always great! I go just for the cookies sometimes. And the atmosphere is always fun.
  12. a

    amyg

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious! We split the sausage gravy biscuit and the chicken & biscuit with Tabasco honey ohh man! Delicious
  13. KB

    KenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Give it a try. Would recommend to anyone
  14. CS

    CamrynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food and drinks were great. service was fast and our waitress was on top of everything!!
  15. DW

    DavisWisner11

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch and the food was amazing. Willa Jean never disappoints and we love the food and atmosphere. Look forward to coming back soon.
  16. L

    Laura

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Willa Jean! We eat there every time we visit New Orleans! Our favorites from this visit: the pimiento cheese, the cheese grits, and the coconut cake…the best coconut cake ever, I think.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried chicken between a biscuit smothered in a spicy honey sauce. Finger licking good! I’ll be back next time I’m in NOLA. Use Google/Open Table to book ahead. Thank you to our wonderful server, Dallas, who was friendly and on top of all her tables.
  18. AM

    AlidaM

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it there! Great breakfast and service. Love the ambiance as well!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The best biscuits in town!!!
  20. NI

    NICOLE

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Every Saturday should start with Willa Jean!
  21. LW

    LisaW

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific experience, food, service! See y’all again soon
  22. F

    Foodieatheart

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went there for brunch and the food was great. My fiance had the shrimp and grits and it was very tasty and the grits were amazingly creamy. I had the huevos rancheros which were good and they provide fresh tostadas and the salsa they add to the dish has the right amount of kick. I also had their biscuit with jam and it was so yummy, one of the best biscuits I've had. Highly recommend.
  23. M

    Mamakellyn

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall1food4service3ambience3
    We were told it would be a 25 min wait. Then the text we received said 45 min. And hour and 20 min later we were sat. But it took another hour to get food. The server did his best. And the food is really good. But they should start taking reservations or hire more staff. It was a major bummer experience in the end.
  24. m

    micah

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our server was amazing. We hope to get her next time!
  25. J

    Jmbatty

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for brunch. The food is delicious and the staff is great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in New Orleans for a wedding. Breakfast at Willa Jeans was our last meal. We shared cornbread and enjoyed egg dishes- his with shrimp and grits, mine with grains, greens and sweet potatoes. Excellent.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Took us an hour to sit and there was no apology. Our meal was given away to another table (it ended up going to someone we knew who didn’t order it and told us about it later) and they didn’t acknowledge it. They said they made it wrong and apologized and were remaking it but the other table confirmed with us later that they had the wrong sandwich which was meant for our table.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly waitress. Would definitely go back next time we visit New Orleans!
  29. A

    Avery

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Best latte I have had in a LONG time- make sure to make a reservation.
  30. JL

    JohnL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is phenomenal!! If you don't get anything else, you must get the cornbread. They also had this espresso cookie covered with powdered sugar which was so good with coffee.
  31. B

    Brittney

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was literally some of the best food I've ever had! We order the hangover bowl, blackened shrimp salad, and chicken biscuit. We also had one of the specialty drinks and a specialty coffee. The service was top tier and so was the ambiance. Just an all around good experience. We are only in town for a few days and we are planning to go back. :)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was all that we expected it to be. We really enjoyed it.
  34. C

    Cici

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The cornbread with the cane syrup was wonderful. So delish. I had the Chicken biscuit which I was not a fan. I didn’t like the flavor nor the hard crust. I loved the cornbread and would come back for that with coffee.
  35. LM

    LaurelM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selections and good prices.
  36. G

    Goofeylover

    Central Texas

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Extremely overpriced.
  37. BK

    BetsyK

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    One of my new favorites now. A college friend had recommended this restaurant to me highly and I can see why. You must try the homemade banana bread and cornbread. Their specialty coffees and teas are really yummy. We all really enjoyed our entrées though my first choice was not available. The service was pleasant and friendly and the portions were generous.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good. We had the breakfast burgers and they were amazing! Excellent coffee also!! Very good and I will go back for sure.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  40. MJ

    MarcJC

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended by a friend from NOLA for the morning after a concert. We were not disappointed! Get the griddled banana bread, it's great, and fruit & granola bowl was also wonderful!

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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 1883 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

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

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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