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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
  • "Came here for lunch and while the food was delicious, the service left much to be desired. The waiter was friendly, but I had to flag him down to take our drink order and even then it took 20 minutes to receive our drinks (we aren't hard to please- take your time bringing our food as long as we have cocktails in hand). Our waiter (and half of the staff it seemed) was dealing with another table and, while I understand that difficult customers take an extra effort, neglecting others should not happen. We had no complaints about our entrees but were informed the kitchen was closed when we tried to order dessert. It would've been nice for the waiter to inform us of this and ask for orders ahead of time. Hope to have better service next time."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. We had the deviled eggs, the hanger steak tartar and the peach burrata salad to start. Everything was wonderfully balanced. The for our mains had the fried chicken and the brisket. Heavenly! Had the Salt cocktail -- so good and refreshing with a kick. Can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu. Noise gets a bit loud, but not enough to put you off the food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our entries came out before our appetizer. Had to send the brisket back. Was served all fatty pieces. The Mac and cheese very tasty but only warm not hot. Peach cobbler was kinda dry. Fried check was delicious. Potato salad amazing. Biscuits excellent. Maybe they were having an off night with service. Our waitress seemed like she didn't want to be there"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The best part about Willie Jane is the outdoor patio seating area. The inside was also very nice and the bar area looked very lively. The food, however, was just ok. We started with the biscuits which were very good, then had the cheese plate which my boyfriend and I both thought was only ok. I ordered the pork chop as my main dish. I don't know what was going on with it but it was the hardest thing to cut into, it was actually hurting my hand. I even tried two different knives. Perhaps it was overcooked, the flavor was pretty good but nothing spectacular and I ended up leaving half of it on my plate because it was just too much effort to cut anymore. My boyfriend ordered the brisket which was probably the best thing on the menu."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food is subpar. Had the biscuits and cornbread (both served lukewarm but seemed as though they would have been just okay hot - Gulfstream or Manhattan Beach Post's biscuits blows these guys away), friend chicken (two people at the table had this and both left at least 3/4 of it on the plate and didn't want it wrapped to go), fried catfish had the texture of chicken (I don't even know how they did this). The only saving grace was the cheese grits (which oddly had a heavy corn taste and included at least a few kernels in every bite) and the grilled shrimp (not great but compared to the other meats on the table, this was heavenly). The music is loud. It was clear to us that this is a place for drinks ot food."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Sides and appetizers were better than main courses"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Really tasty food, excellent service, and a fun ambiance."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Great happy hour. Manager was wonderful and our waitress gave great food recommendations. Would love to return."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • " Food was great! Good customer service. We went for brunch I ordered the bottomless mimosa and Shrimp n' Grits and they had no problem substituting the bacon for chicken sausage. Delicious, I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Willie Jane is serving up Southern Comfort food with a twist...the new Fried Chicken Biscuit with Sausage Gravy is outstanding. I've been here twice for brunch and have not been disappointed. We looked at the new dinner menu and are going back to try it out soon. Put some South in your mouth and go to Willie Jane."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Nice restaurant with bar and patio. Bottomless mimosas during Sunday brunch. Abbott Kenny is a modest stretch in Venice far from the crazy of the beach walk. Great stores. Chicken and Waffles and homemade hash. The staff was kind, conversational and busy! Go early or make a reservation."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Servers are friendly and prompt and the food is very good. Bottomless mimosas are $15, which is great, because if you drink 3 you've already got your money's worth! Food isn't cheap, but then again it's Venice/Abbot Kinney - and it's not terribly overpriced like many places in Venice. You can get a nice brunch combo and bottomless mimosas for under $30 depending on the entree you pick. This place is a favorite brunch spot for my friends who live in Marina del Rey. I've been there a couple times myself and love it - I recommend this place to friends looking for a place to eat in Venice and I'll definitely be back myself! <3 you Willie Jane staff!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Enjoyed our experience. The food was great and the ambiance warming. We will absolutely return again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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