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Willa Jean

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1489 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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Willa Jean is a southern bakery restaurant by Chef Kelly Fields 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. We are actively practicing social distancing to protect ourselves and others. Please wear your mask upon entering.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1489 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GoodFood
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious breakfast in a neat area! We would definitely go back.

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EMA1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service. Felt safe dining there thanks to their safety measures.

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KelliP
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to check out the coolinary menu.. the fried oysters were so light & fresh and the aioli was the perfect compliment. Also, the fried pit hop sandwich was delicious!!!
Great service from start to finish. Masks worn and tables separated. Definitely recommend!!

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Muffy
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Great atmosphere. We will be back!

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Sean
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The food was amazing. The service was not. Nick was our server and he was rushing us. He also took my food Without asking and I wasn’t even finished. I needed extra time to order since I’m vegetarian and my meal is the appetizer, he kept bothering us every 10 minutes.

He made sure I remembered his name by mentioning it twice, so here you go Nick.

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vip77dinechicago
New Orleans
44 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Willa Jean! Had the yummy banana bread with whipped butter. Short ribs with grits good choice for brunch.

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TracyK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive! Food was well seasoned and quite tasty. Will put this on our place to frequent on upcoming trips.

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vipseane
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great, as always. Will come back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing!! The bakery

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smyhill
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, awesome drinks, both beautiful and tasty. The only weird bit was that they had implemented a new system where you could pay via Qr come in the receipt and we did that- but then when we got up to leave they all ran over like we were dining and dashing which was kind annoying but id still come back

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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vipTNHawkeye
Birmingham
47 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Minutes after I confirmed our res on Open Table, I got a weird phone call bluntly informing me the restaurant was closing for a couple of days with no other explanation.

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vipMelissaS
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness, that was some delicious food! We loved the cornbread and the chicken sandwich. We will definitely go back when we are in town.

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viplvtodine
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time will go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was to die. The portions were too big. I would happily eat there again. Biscuits were amazing.

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit hidden away in a residential street, but once you are in, it opens to a big garden with outside tables, a covered area in the garden and a bar and the rest of the restaurant inside. Attentive and helpful staff who fully knew the menu and daily specials, and were charming to boot! Food lovely - classic French country cooking. all beautifully executed. Extensive wine list with a good range form lower cost to high end (it has an extensive selection of Beaucastel of various vintages) as well as some unusual French regional wines ( such as from the Jura - too rarely seen) at fair prices. Can't recommend highly enough!

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BaileyM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service! Highly recommend this little gem in NOLA.

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mt01
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I made a reservation which was not honored at the restaurant. I showed the girl at the desk my conformation and got nothing but attitude and eye rolls. NOT ACCEPTABLE.
The food and wait staff was great. I have called the restaurant to speak with management and was hung up on. I hope to return to have a better all around experience, however it is not seeming likely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun take on traditional food. Warm and lively. And delicious!

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vipColinQ
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant great service and food, will definitely be back

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vipbarb43230
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and unique breakfast/lunch restaurant. I had the avocado toast which had some Serrano pepper added to the avocado. Very, very good. Service was outstanding. I highly recommend a reservation though. Without a reservation, you might get a seat at the counter...or have a very long wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was very tasty! Milk and cookies is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our table had shrimp toast, chicken biscuit and avicado toast. We started with grilled banana bread. It was heavenly!! We also ordered a king cake that we picked up on Monday. It was absolutely over the top. We would return without a doubt!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place! Nice vibe of a casual nicely decorated restaurant with great food, Baked goods and coffee.
The corn bread, avocado toast, grain bowl and yogurt and granola were all great. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The cauliflower & kale salad is a must! Great food for good prices considering. Baked goods are great as well.

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1stgermainiac
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken salad croissant sandwich! Thank you for the great service and fabulous food. The poutine was amazing!

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vipTV4020
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Willa Jean's corn bread is worth the trip. The rest of thew menu was average and the ambiance was non-existent. Still, the corn bread was worth it!

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vipMrsHOHO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Winning place for brunch. Food is excellent and inventive, service great, get the avocado toast!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a breakfast date between my husband and I. Love this little place for occasions like that!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Was about 7:15pm so a while before closing and the hostess acted as if we had come in with 20 people a minute before closing when it was just the two of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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Nolak
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cornbread is to die for. Gumbo was good but it is spicy. Chicken salad on croissant was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
32 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a city with endless options for marvelous food, I make it point to visit Willa Jean on every trip. I simply cannot leave NOLA without their milk money latte and the BBQ shrimp toast. The avocado toast, poutine, and Bloody Mary are also winners but that crunchy bread smeared with burrata and fresh shrimp in that savory sauce is what my dreams are made of!! If you come during Mardi Gras call ahead and order a king cake to take away!!

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OrSha
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a nice environment. Lots of vegetarian options.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BBQ shrimp and burrata was absolutely amazing, as was the Milk and Cookies (which needs to be shared!)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food which made up for the fact that management couldn’t make sense of how to seat a large group that had separate reservations closer to one another.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!! Definitely a must stop for brunch.

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vipAudioPsych
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The pimento cheese appetizer was wonderful, as always!

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vipNewYorkGal
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was on point !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our sever was simply put outstanding!

FAQs

Willa Jean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 509-7334.

Willa Jean is rated 4.7 stars by 1489 OpenTable diners.

Willa Jean does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.shopwillajean.com/products/gift-card.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.