Willa Jean

4.8
1607 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

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 1607 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MindiF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived earlier than our reservation but they were able to seat us. The space is very pretty and decorated well. I especially loved the light fixtures that looked like whisks. I had the salted honey latte and my husband had a black cold brew. He enjoyed his coffee but kept sneaking sips of mine! The salted honey latte was so good that I had to use all of my self control not to chug it. We always over order and then regret it, so we opted against getting anything from the snacks section of the menu. I’m glad we did because the portions we plenty enough. I had the chicken biscuit with Tabasco honey and he had the sausage, egg and pimento cheese biscuit. They were both excellent. My chicken was fried perfectly and the sausage on his was HUGE. We asked about it and they buy the meat from Piece of Meat in Mid City and make the sausage in house. Usually, biscuits are too doughy for me (I know that sounds weird) but these were flaky and crisp on the outside. We ordered a strawberry basil daiquiri to go but they have about 4 frozen options that sounded good and dangerous. Overall, we enjoyed everything about our experience and look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place. It is a very pleasant environment. Service was great, she was friendly and made great recommendations. But the star of the show is the food and fresh baked goods. Everything was delicious and prepared perfectly.

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Jaime
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Very cool atmosphere with good food! The biscuits are almost like croissants because they have so many layers. I got the Biscuits and Gravy, my husband got the Chicken Biscuit -- both were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just so delicious! So happy we chose a local restaurant and felt so welcomed by all the staff. Food was off the charts!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! I think I had the best spinach dip I have ever had. The biscuits and gravy were also wonderful.

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JayT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good, but took a long time (45 mins) to get food, even though they weren't very busy when I got there.

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BEBE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very hip & modern
Cool vibe
Great food
Chill servers
Very happy with my 1st experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect breakfast or lunch. Excellent drinks and amazing food. Loved it so much went twice in two days! Sweet staff as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carrol is a great and friendly worker!

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must place to eat when in NOLA! Will come again!!

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tracieb
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Brussel sprouts are amazing!

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SamR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willa Jean was a perfect brunch spot! Great ambience, service, food, and company. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent food!

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NathanO
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was spectacular! We will come back without hesitation next time we’re in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around.

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AdamD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Willa Jean in February and it was FANTASTIC! Really great ambience and service, the food and drinks were phenomenal. I've worked in food service for over twenty years so I'm generally critical 😂 but everything was so nice at Willa Jean - a great memory for us during our trip to New Orleans. When we come back, a visit to Willa Jean will definitely be on the agenda.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good social distancing!

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AmberC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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Laura
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the famous king cake and was not disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This was about our third time visiting Willa Jean. We had some friends in from out of town and were excited to bring them. Our server left a lot to be desired, to be nice about it. She brought us water initially, but never asked for drink orders. We didn’t even know she was our server! About 10 minutes later, she came to take our drink order. She had been standing at the bakery bar chit chatting with the employee back there. The drinks were great. The food was amazing, but the service was down right embarrassing the entire time we were there. She never asked if we wanted more drinks, she hardly ever checked on us. Just disappointing. There are other options that offer great food and service... we will most likely choose elsewhere next time.

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vipSarahB
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu options and taste of the food at Willa Jean's! Will be back for sure!

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vipMARYC123
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was so delicious and our wait person was personable and professional. We definitely will come back. The cornbread was beyond amazing, my salad super fresh. The warm cookies and milk...yum.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Server was incredibly rude. We were treated as if we were lucky to be dining there.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was lacking. Waiter seemed miserable and didn’t even speak to us. No refills and did not even come check on us after we received our food. Food was good but service was awful.

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious! We sat in the sun at the window counter, and each dish that came our way was fantastic in its own way--the monkey bread sweetness overload, bbq shrimp briny and tangy and different, and the veggie-grain bowl spicy and so flavorful. Our server was warm and welcoming, too.

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vipEDDIE
New Orleans
68 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the gems 💎 of the city ! Great atmosphere, great creative food and sweets! Highly recommended

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GinaN
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and awesome service too.

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Hotbutgood
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Expected more from this restaurant. The coffee was cold and service was fairly slow even though it wasn’t busy. Servers were more concerned with side work and talking amongst themselves then service. We ordered the biscuit sandwiches. The biscuits were very good but the bacon was over cooked and the Pimento cheese was cold which took away from the warm sandwich. Plus, a piece of fruit or something should be served on the side of the sandwich, even if just for presentation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Server was aloof

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AllisonB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here before and I love it. I always order the chicken biscuit.

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Gidget
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent food, service and atmosphere. Great spot for brunch or coffee and a bite, or for lunch or dinner with friends.

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vipKatherineS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The biscuit is in the too five best things I have ever eaten. The chicken biscuit with tabasco honey is so perfect in every it defies explanation. I absolutely cannot stop thinking about it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Made a reservation and had to wait a very long time anyway— not very many tables and they don’t account for their reservations I suppose

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HannahP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

go early it gets crowded. otherwise excellent food and amazing biscuits

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AmyK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Wills Jeans - we eat there every time we’re in town

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WhitneyW
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Willa Jean was amazing!!! Perfect for a casual breakfast or fun brunch with a group. Food and service were both excellent!

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vipMarissaW
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and amazing coffee! Will definitely be back next time we're in NOLA.

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KristenW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great but service was a little slow. Server was very friendly.

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Birthday41
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best biscuits I’ve ever had!

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 1607 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.