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Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA

Willa Jean

4.7
4.7
2176 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. Our restaurant offers multiple ways to enjoy all that Willa Jean offers. You can dine in our Main Dining Room for a full-service meal, reserve one of our Window Counter seats and get full service in a casual counter environment, grab a seat at The Bar -- they're first come, first serve, or utilize our stunning Pastry Counter by ordering at the counter and heading onto your next adventure.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Eric Ivy
  • Private party contact
    cbradley@beshrestaurantgroup.com: (504) 323-7707 ext. 351
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross street
    O'Keefe & Girod
  • 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

What 2,176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

2,176 Reviews
  1. Corinne

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and our waiter was great but the hostess, same woman both times, was incredibly rude and a poor representation of a NOLA staple.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fried chicken biscuit was incredible. Loved the Bloody Maria cocktails as well.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Just very average . Folks seemed to wish we and others weren’t there. Food was just ok

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Nice spot out of the quarter. Try the cookies.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious brunch! Highly recommend! Great NOLA spot!

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  6. ElizabethE

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was just ok. Chicken sandwich was overcooked and stringy. Shrimp and grits were just ok. Avocado toast and the biscuit were really good. Wait staff were great. Overall the place is overrated and the average food is just that average and overpriced.

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  7. TomM

    Mississippi

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful meal with a fantastic wait staff. The boys had biscuit sandwiches which were fantastic and I had the BEST avocado toast I have ever eaten! And I have had a lot of avocado toast in my day! We shared a chocolate croissant for dessert and it was also delicious. Service was quick and efficient. We don’t usually frequent restaurants twice since there are so many to choose from but we would definitely return here.

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  8. DavidS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Make reservations!! We had them and were seated right away! We have been before without and it is a long wait. Well worth it though! Great food, service and price! We will be back

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  9. ebec

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    An admin fee was added to the bill, which I didn’t expect. The food was fine, but over priced. I used to love Willa Jean, but I’m unlikely to return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went at 7am and somehow our breakfast was cold. Cold eggs. Cold etoufee sauce. Served was great.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! A definite stop ever time we’re in the city

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  12. valoriearce

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Greeter was mean, waitress was nice, good food. But drinks WAY OVER PRICED! And I don’t mind paying but NO! Restaurant not cleaned and bisquits cold! And these are my absolute favorite biscuits. Disappointed over all. I’ve been coming here for years. Everytime I come To NO I visit here!

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  13. ShelbyR

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always. This is one of my husband and I's favorite places to come when we are in New Orleans. This time we had the home fries, and OMG they were amazing. Crispy potatoes topped with a mushroom onion gravy and melted cheese. Shrimp and Grits was great! Avocado Toast was delicious as always! Do not forget some baked goods before you leave!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overpriced for a good breakfast. I’ve had much better for much less.

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  15. DeniseM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious biscuit with spicy chicken! I ordered cheesy grits as well but was too full to eat them

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  16. AngelaG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Willa Jean is one of my favorite restaurants. Amazing food and drinks. Service is always great as well. I would highly recommend Willa Jean for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You will not be disappointed.

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  17. AnneC

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There is a wide variety of food from super healthy to more traditional southern breakfasts. Everyone in our 4some enjoyed their food.

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  18. LeoLeigh

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and terrific service. Restaurant is very clean and staff are very attentive. Highly recommend.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, food and cocktails were high quality, and service was very quick. This place is busy for a reason!

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  20. CarolP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is beautifully presented and so very delicious! The service is friendly and prompt, but never rushed.

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  21. Rlagnado

    New York City

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seriously, the best biscuit Ive ever had, and Ive had plenty. When I found out I was coming to New Orleans on business, it was the first thing I thought of and dreamed about until I got there!! Dont ignore the rest of the menu, the shrimp and grits were solid as was the fried chicken. Run dont walk!!!

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  22. Skids

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been here numerous times over the years and it never disappoints. Great food, excellent service, well certainly go back.

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  23. BradfordF

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding brunch and bakery. Willa Jean is a favorite for this out-of-towner and has been consistently good for years.

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  24. AHRushing

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent, but the service has been subpar each time we’ve been. Unfortunately, last Friday was no exception. After taking our order, we were ignored the rest of the time.

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  25. Slowblinkin

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was terrible and left a awful memory to this day. Not sure what was going on but everyone was scowling. The staff's mood was palpable. We couldn't wait to get out of there.

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  26. ChristalK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal and the service was exceptional!

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  27. CarolS

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! I recommend reservations but you can get some things to go too!

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  28. LDavis

    Anchorage

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice breakfast - B&G was delish and WJ Breakfast plate also amazing. Spendy but portions are large. Super nice staff, just a little slow because the place was so busy. Would def recommend and totally worth the walk to get away from the bland crap on the french quarter. Quality ingredients with great flavor.

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  29. NicoleR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite spot in New Orleans. Never disappoints.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food for brunch. Sausage and gravy and avocado toast were excellent

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  31. 50YearNOLANative

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The tomato soup and grilled pimento cheese sandwich combo: real comfort food that will be particularly enjoyable on cold damp days.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The biscuit sandwich was amazing and was given a side of jam upon request. Service was welcoming, bustling urban location.

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  33. MikeB

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything from the ham and cheese croissant to the biscuit with jam. Loved.!! We will be back

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  34. RAG319

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Biscuits are incredible. A must go in NOLA for breakfast, brunch or just coffee and a pastry.

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  35. KristenP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute space, friendly staff, and everything we ordered was delicious!

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  36. FLfoodie

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, imaginative lunch, reasonably priced. Helpful, friendly, capable service. Amazing bakery!

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  37. Jojo

    Yosemite

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Don’t know why we made reservations; website said the only time available was 8 or 830 am but throughout the meal less than half the seats were occupied. Only one barista was available so drink orders took a long time and mine was not extra hot as I requested. I asked for scrambled eggs and received poached but it was quickly corrected. Food, however, was delicious!

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  38. PaulaH

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We go here every time we visit New Orleans. Food is outstanding. Only complaint is that it is loud.

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  39. DanielaR

    New York City

    167 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best brunch food !! Great ambiance … off hours are best. Cornbread amazing ! Don’t leave Nola without going !

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top tier breakfast with creative food choices. Perfect spot to start your day.

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Willa Jean is rated 4.7 stars by 2176 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    O'Keefe & Girod
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Eric Ivy
  • 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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