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Willie Jane
Willie Jane

Willie Jane Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.williejane.com
  • Phone: (310) 392-2425
  • Hours of Operation: WEEKDAYS (TUE - FRI)
    Happy Hour 4p - 7p drink
    Dinner 6p - 10p (Fri 11p)

    WEEKENDS
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11a - 2:30p

    Saturday
    Happy Hour 4p - 7p
    Late Night HH 10p - close
    Dinner 6p - 11p

    Sunday
    Happy Hour 2:30p - 9p
    Dinner 5p - 9p
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
  • Executive Chef: Govind Armstrong
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: BROADWAY
  • Public Transit: Big Blue Bus stops: Brooks/Main St., Abbot Kinney and Westminster, Abbot Kinney and Cadiz Ct.

    Metro Bus stops: Venice Blvd and Abbot Kinney, Pacific Ave and Park Ct.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available behind the restaurant off Electric Ave. Street parking is also available and there are public lots in the area (the nearest one is at Pacific and Rose Ave).
A word from Willie Jane
Willie Jane is located on Abbot Kinney . Executive Chef Govind Armstrong's menu focuses on Low Country Coastal Southern cuisine. We offer a full selection of spirits with an emphasis on bourbon, southern inspired and garden-to-table cocktails.


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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "For a relaxed ambience, inventive & delicious cocktails with great service, Willie Jane is a great place to check out on the Westside. Shrimp & grits are truly delicious. Peach & burrata salad was less impressive and would have preferred the phenomenal BBQ sauce on pork ribs instead of beef. I'll definitely come back to try other items from the menu."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Willie Jane's. I thought my dining experience there was for the most part pretty good. The only thing I found interesting - is that there is no flexibility with the menu. 'Meaning, that you can't mix your main Entrées with other substitute items on the menu'. I had a few friends that, I dined with and needed to sub a few items to meet there dietary needs and it was 'No-can-do". So, a little bummed there. But, overall the food was solid. Great way to spend a weekday evening with a few friends or co-workers."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Very good regional cooking; pleasant ambiance, average service. I'd give it a 8 on a scale of 1 to 10."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 for apost graduation party and all of us had a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back and try more things. Everything from the cocktails to the biscuit and shrimp and grits was outstanding. The service couldn't have been better!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed our experience. The food was great and the ambiance warming. We will absolutely return again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Fried chicken and waffles were outstanding as were the biscuits with burnt orange butter. The presentation of the food is as good as it tastes. The service is very friendly and professional. Parking out back is very convenient since you can enter and leave through the back door. This was our first time but it won't be the last."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Definitely a nice place to dine. Food is a bit pricey, but the atmosphere of the restaurant makes up for it. The staff was extremely nice/friendly and seemed focused on making sure the dining occasion was superb. I was disappointed that one particular dish was no longer available, yet it was on the online menu (I was a tourist, so I had viewed the menu prior to my arrival). The restaurant gives the option of online ordering; probably not a good idea since the online menu does not match what is actually available. I would suggest dining at Willie Janes, but don't look at the online menu. Expect to pay a bit more than normal (fancy food names always raise the price), but you'll enjoy the dining experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Met 5 friends for brunch. Food was just mediocre - eggs were overcooked. They do not serve any kind of toast, bread, muffins or biscuits with any of the brunch entrees. In order to get same you had to order a biscuit a la carte for $2. Service was spotty. Decibel level was high and difficult to hear my companions. In addition, even though the other two restaurants next door validate for parking, this one doesn't and street parking is almost impossible to find. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Have passed this place a handful of times but have never taken the time to dine here. So glad we did and absolutely loved every dish for brunch! Cant wait to check out the dinner and bar scene!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My dining companion and I experienced a small earthquake while we were there for dinner. But the food was also moving. And delicious! Great service from a terrific waitstaff, very friendly and helpful restaurant manager who came to our table several times to make sure we were enjoying ourselves, and a yummy pan- seared chicken entrée. Terrific brussels sprouts side dish, too. And some amazing desserts. Overall, a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We have been wanting to try Willie Janes for ages and I finally remembered to book a table. The Food was wonderful our server was very good and extremely helpful and efficient, we all had a really good time, we will be going there again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We were so disappointed by the extremely slow service on Mother's Day. Everyone one around us including at least 3 tables who arrived after us. The bottomless mimosas and flowing biscuits & sticky buns kept us entertained but no one apologized nor explained why our food took over an hour to be delivered to our table. It was Mothers Day so we stayed chill . . . But really? Despite the inventive & tasty menu . . . Don't think we'll be back. Not sure kitchen is sized to serve seating capacity at Willie Jane. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I came here for the 1st time for Mother's Day Brunch. Their brunch menu only had to additional items for Mother's Day, however, we were overall pleased with our choices. The waffles were light and fluffy. The mix of sweet and spicy added a unique flavor, yet the chicken was less like Roscoe's and more like KFC tenders. Also, I had to remind the waitstaff that we had ordered an appetizer. The waiter forgot to put it in and then didn't offer to comp it when received it after our meal. We ordered dessert and received no utensils. My son's ice cream was half melted before we were able to get a spoon. It was definitely not the best customer service I would have expected for a Mother's Day Brunch. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My second outing, and it was a big improvement over the first. Shrimp and grits, biscuits, and collard greens were amazing. No over salting this time!. Service began spot on, but things got slightly off track. The service became noticeably less attentive & the kitchen faltered. One entree came out about 8 minutes before the other three; and I had to have them heat up the pork chop, which was luke warm at best. But then everyone recovered. We were given a comped dessert (a good sign that our waiter noticed, too). I suspect the kitchen & staff just briefly got a half step behind on a crazy busy Saturday night. I'll gladly go back, especially since signs point to a third visit being the charm, and everything being precise from start to finish!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had 8:30pm reservations (for 4 people), didn’t get sat till 8:55. Ketel One rocks with a lime was served as Ketel One lemonade. Then when the next drink came, I was told that they don't carry Ketel One so they poured Tito’s Vodka. 3 of the 4 entrees were served; the fourth entree came 18-20 minutes after. I ordered Sea Bass and receive Trout. Brussels Sprouts were delicious!! Similar thing happened with the desserts- order three desserts, received 2 of them. After 15 minutes, we asked to cancel it. Without asking, the manager came to the table to ask our experience. She returned with our bill, mentioned she took care of a few things. Her idea of "taking care of a few things" was removing the V lemonade & dessert which never arrived."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Two Texas women with a great knowledge of dining and cooking were very impressed by the selections, execution and presentation. We loved what we ordered and coveted what the tables around us had. Pork chop, Brussels sprouts, trout, chess pie...perfect . The cocktails were balanced, not sweet and the wine selection by the glass was a dream . I found myself telling everyone about this place like a pr person . Oh! The deviled eggs! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food is creative and the portions are perfect. Great mix of southern and contemporary! Staff is friendly and it has a fun, cool and relaxed vibe"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We came to Willie Jane for Easter and were seated on their outside patio. The waitress could not have been more pleasant and accommodating. She made great food recommendations - the spicy Chicken and Waffles was absolutely incredible. The bottomless mimosas were delish and only $15. Definitely will be coming back here again soon for brunch!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My wife is from North Carolina and our family visits every year where we have our fair share of typical Southern-style food. So, first off, our 14 year old son found that there was no sweet tea on the menu, as he said "that's like going to an Italian Restaurant that has no pasta". Gourmet food or not, having no hush puppies would never cut in the South. Not to mention no form of barbeque. But, as a music lover, I found the worst thing at Willie Jane was the terrible choice in music - what are they thinking? It sounded vaguely like a bit of Southern Rock mixed with the Rolling Stones and other hackneyed 70's rock - not very sophisticated."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Exceeded my expectations. I was expecting an overpriced "soul food" restaurant, however, it was everything but that. The food was excellent, well presented, very tasteful , perfectly seasoned and the accompanying sauces were right on. I had the cornmeal crusted trout and shared sides of cornmeal dumplings and a very different twist on Brussels sprout..........I would order all of these again. My only complaint would be having to pay two dollars for a "biscuit ""
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "What a great surprise. We came here awhile back for brunch and it was really great then I simply forgot about it. We stumbled on it again the other night and I'm so happy we did. They have these odd crab cakes that are actually made from hearts of palm that are awesom. We had just a variety of apps to snack on and literally everything was great! I'm really looking forward to going back and trying more items."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I was hoping everything would be fantastic. It was fantastic+. Hanger Streak was mind boggling! Mussles were perfect although one of them we could not eat because it was closed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A varied menu with southern accents. Best Fried chicken in town. The bar is a great place To sit and eat as you enjoy the personable bar Team and their crafty cocktails."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "but Willie Jane made it better than tolerable! I began with the only thing I didn't love. Collard greens - AMAZING. Biscuits - and that butter with honey and orange - out of this world. And. I'm from Alabama, so I started out worried that there wasn't plain butter. I ended up asking for more of their creation. And the cast iron chicken was crispy on the outside and moist and tender inside - so, so, so good. Also, our martinis were perfect. Can't wait to go back and try more."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Love the fried chicken and the biscuits and the side dishes are authentically Southern but with an updated twist: shrimp and grits,greens, brussel sprouts, Hoppin John. Consistently delicious!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This place is a wonderful find!! Located near venice Beach on Abbott Kinney, it wasn't hard to find at all. the food was delish and the mimosas are right on time. The staff is excellent. We will be going back..."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had the vegan pre-fix on a Sunday night and the food was stunning. All three courses were great, the starter and the desert were so good I could not believe they were actually vegan."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I came for the fried chicken but fell in love with the deviled eggs and biscuits. This is not fancy food; it's satisfying food. The Macaroni and Cheese has a great sauce but could be crispier around the edges. Good service too and did I say friendly. This is a great place to eat."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were a group of four. They let us pick our table and the chef immediately sent over some buttermilk biscuits (free) because he had found us waiting in the bar area (even though we hadn't been waiting more than a couple of minutes while our table was being prepared). As a group, we had Grouper (yummy), fried chicken (very yummy), hanger steak (outstanding) and trout (very yummy). The desert, chocolate chess pie, was fabulous. And, I highly recommend trying some of the signature cocktails and the dark lager. The service was great and the atmosphere fun. A very easy and comfortable place."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "A lovely waitress! we were allowed to make substitutions. the staff was very pleasant and the food was wonderful! the drinks were interesting and unusual as well. we'll be back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Once again we had a great meal with amazing food! Thank you Chef Mark for stopping by to say hi to the family. We'll be back again before you know it!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "unless you prefer not to hear anyone at your table, avoid going on Abbot Kinney First Fridays -- they have a DJ playing music so loud the table vibrates and all conversation has to stop."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Willie Jane is much more than "cool" by serving up delicious food.. fish and Pork both amazing to Biscuits and honey butter that live on in your memory to ensure your return. Both warm & professional staff bring on the Southern Comfort- and the bar scene is neighborhood energy at it's best. Luv ya Willie Jane"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "While the food was great - the fried chicken was ordered by half the table and amazing - the standouts of the night really came from the bar with the craft cocktails."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I live around the corner from WJ and would have been ecstatic to write a great review. I loved Lily's (not sure why it closed) and never tried WISC but WJ is the strangest menu ever. We came specifically for drinks and appetizers, believing all the reviews about how great the bar is, and found that the cocktails were small and overpriced. $15 for about four sips of manhattan. not worth it. The bisquits were delicious but sit at the bar if you want to be impressed by the bar. Otherwise, just overpriced."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Excellent, inventive food, interesting drinks, most helpful staff, lovely evening and great addition to LA dining."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Never disappointed by Willie Jane. The fried chicken is the real thing! The biscuits melt in your mouth!!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went with my man and two young teens for a family dinner that would still feel fun. They loved the back yard feel with twinkle lights and mason jars. We loved the hipster vibe and cocktails. It was the prefect compromise for them to feel grown up and us to feel like we had date night. They even accommodated the youngsters with virgin drinks to match ours. Chose to share family style. The pimento cheeseboard and pork drumsticks were surprising highlights. All the Vegi sides were solid and the biscuits and Mac and cheese were big hits with the kidos. The best part was the communal atmosphere of the back room. All the tables around us were having a great time and no one was afraid to ask each other what they ordered and how it was."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Terribly disappointing. Mediocre food at best. Te only thing that was good were the biscuits and yes, they were delicious. High noise level. Pass!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food, service and wine/cocktails were very good. The portions were perfect. Not too big and not too small. The meals were appropriately priced. I say this because often restaurants give you way more food than you can eat and charge way more than is reasonable. I've felt often that restaurants should cut their portions and cut the price to match the portion size. This restaurant accomplished this. The staff was very attentive to our group of 8 that included two children."
    Dined on 1/4/2014