Willa Jean

4.8
1633 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1633 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NicolasD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town, this place was worth the visit in all aspects! Friendly service, amazing food and good value!

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vipnjoydiningout
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We celebrated a birthday brunch here. The staff was very accommodating to our needs. The food was delicious. The chicken sandwich is one of a kind. Don’t leave the restaurant without trying it!!

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vipEDUARDO
New Orleans
70 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great location , all the food is amazing

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AmyR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always!

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vipAnnP
Central Texas
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I had reservations for 2 tables of 4. They wouldn’t move tables together. Service was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting NOLA for the weekend and wanted a good brunch spot. Willa Jean’s was perfect. The monkey bread was delicious and the chicken and biscuit with the spicy honey was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food was fantastic, don’t forget the banana pudding! We will go back, best service I’ve had. For breakfast, this place is a must for all my trips into NOLA!

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elizabethb
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food as always. Friendly service , just a tad slow, but hey, we're in a pandemic.

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KateBram
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Highly recommend the chai latte and griddled banana bread!

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vipfoodie924
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous biscuit with sausage gravy. Great coffee and yummy monkey bread. Service was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch

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RandyR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the avocado toast, lots of flavor! The cornbread was amazing too! Kind server and great service!
A little overpriced!

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NJ2NOLA
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is phenomenal!!!!!!! Some of the best we have had in NOLA

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dallas had great recommendations, was very attentive, kept our coffee cups full!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Willa Jean. Great coffee and the cornbread was incredible!! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Another fabulous visit to Willa Jean. The biscuits and gray are wonderful and the avocado toast is the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish! Great service and delicious food! We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great atmosphere. Outstanding food.

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JayK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big portion, love food, vibe, and service

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vipCagnesGourmand
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Terrific service great casual food concept

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JayH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

After making a reservation hostesses wanted me to sit at bar with a barstool with no back. This is a time when a solo diner feels slighted. Took over 10 minutes before server arrived to take cocktail order. Service was erratic. Chicken biscuit was delicious!

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Mariana
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just landed in NOLA and needed a spot for brunch after a morning of travel- Willa Jean’s staff was AMAZING, let us hold our luggage behind the counter for the 30 min wait till our table was ready, watched them sanitize and wear masks accordingly, and gave great service and good answers to any questions. Will be going back before our flight out that’s for sure!!

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vipnycmarathon
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What’s not to love about this restaurant? The ambiance is delightful, and the service is impeccable. Our server, Rosa, was corrupted and professional. The food is beyond amazing. The hangover bowl and chicken sandwich were outstanding, and the biscuits and gravy appetizer was heavenly. Do not leave without trying the blueberry -ginger muffins! We will definitely be back.

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vipEDUARDO
New Orleans
70 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it , great food , healthy options , great drinks , great service, great location

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MitchellV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing chicken and biscuits. Staff and food are always on point.

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RickiM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All of the food was amazing. We had the griddled banana bread which I could live on. I had the fried chicken biscuit and my fiancé got the veggie farro bowl. Very cute spot!

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TamaraT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and nice atmosphere
Will definitely come back for my next trip to NOLA.

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LillyInTheCity
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Willa Jean was a bit of a disappointment as I had heard it was a great spot to grab brunch. I had the hangover dish and my friend had the fried chicken sandwich. Both lacked taste and seasoning. The hangover dish looked ok but the meat was over cooked and it was bland. For the cost of each entree, it is way overpriced. Service was awesome.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was recommended by a friend to try, and will make it a point to go every time we are in town. Fantastic food and fantastic service.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal yet again. Consistently good. Excellent service. Manager Jen visited the tables to ensure everyone was pleased. Energetic and positive vibes. Good mix of younger and older people. Great place !

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arriving at Willa Jean, we were taken back by the massive layout. We were expecting a hole in the wall cafe but were pleasantly surprised by the tall ceilings and wall to wall windows. Luckily, we made a 10am reservation. We HIGHLY recommend making a reservation prior to your visit. It filled up fast. We were seated by the window and were immediately greeted with waters, a drink menu and a QR code limited menu. The food and drinks were amazing and we are looking forward to coming back with friends and family.

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VizualAbstract
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The avocado toast is pretty; the fried chicken tasty. They’re doing magical things with pastry and bread, so trust. The cocktails may be over priced, but it’s great to get a fine hot latte with a well executed milk petal.

Having left my home city 3 months ago, it was nice getting Los Angeles-esque fare. Too bad it came with the Los Angeles-esque service and ambiance.

I suppose it was telling that there was a gaggle of influencers out front shifting and tilting their wrists, phones, collagen-infused faces and butt-pads while posing for selfies.

Just a sign of the times. Not you too, NOLA... not like this.

In any case, set your expectations. You’re there for the food, not for the warm interactions you might come to expect out of other Louisiana establishments.

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vipcmbama
San Antonio
52 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good - Went for biscuit - I pay a lot to eat in fine restaurants- I thought over $32 for a biscuit, 2 plain coffees & a croissant was a bit high. My 24 year old says no- but we could have gone to Cafe DuMonde for half the price & we did the next day.

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Vahama
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy Willa Jean and have for years since it opened. We have eaten breakfast, brunch and lunch. The food is always fresh and beautifully prepared. Service is great and the decor perfect. Don’t leave without taking a bag filled with cookies or biscuits or both!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Great atmosphere and service!

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Allison
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience at Willa Jean! The food is delicious, service is fantastic, and ambience can't be beat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and always great service!

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AprilG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s worth the trip just for the Tobacco Honey on the fried chicken biscuit. It’ll change your life.

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JaneR
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed tasty, well-prepared comfort food. Chicken and biscuit, so delish. Chicken sandwich, crunchy and flavorful. Warm cookies and milk capped capped our flavorful and fulfilling lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 1633 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.