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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
labneh + heirloom tomato + pickled serrano + shallot + arugula + sunflower everything spice + poached egg
BBQ shrimp toast
LA shrimp + sourdough + burrata + nola-style bbq sauce
fried chicken sandwich
pickles + lettuce + wj sauce on hawaiian roll
Great food! Fun atmosphere!
Amazing. Cocktails were superb. Had the chicken biscuit and cheese grits. Perfect.
First time at this restaurant. Excellent food and service. Will return!
Must take salted chocolate chip cookies home. Chicken biscuits were excellent and bar keep is a keeper. Made a wonderful ramos fizz.
The experience at Willa Jean's was fine. The hangover brisket bowl was lovely. The croque madame was ok but not outstanding. The coffee was good. Honestly it was ok but with a city like NOLA and the caliber of brunch you expect from the city that has Brennan's, I was a little underwhelmed.
Great food, great service. I’ll be returning here when I’m back in town.
Our server was amazing and friendly. The grilled banana bread was my FAVORITE!!
We live in Mid-City and love the biscuits. We were so looking forward to our meal here. However, at least when we visited, Willa Jean was not checking vax cards. We refuse to dine in any business that is not following the covid rules
Best biscuits ever! Honey Milk iced latte was wonderful too!
We got in right away with our reservation, although many people were waiting for tables. The service was very good. We started with the monkey bread, Amazing!
Then we had the avocado toast, meh. Quite disappointing. I'd try it again.
Very nice vibe and food was great!
Our waitress was so sweet. The food was delicious. The monkey bread- omg. The biscuits were out of this world!!!!
I LOVE WILLA JEAN
The chicken biscuit is the best here!!
Wonderful experience ! Everything was delicious and mimosas were tasty!! Would highly recommend
LOVE THIS PLACE. BEST BRUNCH!
I put my name on the waitlist and was notified my table was ready but when I got to the host stand they said the only thing available was the bar and a table would be a 20 min wait. Not sure what was the point of being on the waitlist but regardless I enjoyed my brunch date at the bar
Food is just okay.
Very nice food. Fired chicken biscuit was the highlight. Friendly and nice staff.
Food was good but portions were not as much as before.
Enjoyed it! Biscuits were less fluffy, more flaky and crisper than expected. Weren’t my favorite biscuits, but everything else tasted great. Gravy was delicious.
We’re regulars here, but our most recent visit was different. Lots of lag time, food service was slow and disjointed. Drinks were weak and prices are little too high just for bacon, eggs & a biscuit. Will be finding a new breakfast spot.
GREAT for brunch - a cannot miss with friendly waitstaff and an open, airy feeling. Glass walls on two sides with diners at both the bar and the glass. Enjoyed the artichoke dip and a tobasco-honey chicken biscuit. Paired that with a frozen passion fruit and a Bloody Mary of WJ’s making. Really great experience.
Our waitress was great. Very attentive but not intrusive. The drinks and food were okay but not great. This was our second time eating at Willa Jean’s. The food was much better the first time.
Went for lunch, fried chicken sandwich was amazing. Great buns with amazing chicken.
Took about 15mins for a server to greet us after being seated but after perfectly fine
We made a reservation and were quick to be seated. The food was excellent. Everything my group of 3 got was outstanding. Definitely will return next trip
Forgot our drinks, biscuit and side order of bacon. Didn’t like the food we did receive
Excellent service and the food was amazing
Ordered every snack, a few meals and a drink. Everything was delicious.
this was our first experience at willa jean and i had pretry high expectations for all i’ve heard. i loooved the banana bread, the flaky, buttery biscuit with egg, bacon, and pimento cheese, and the fresh avocado toast. our cocktails and coffee were amazing as well. i also the loved the bright and happy ambiance. i rarely say anything about service and i know how difficult things are right now for servers and the industry, but our server didn’t smile at us once and seemed annoyed and a little out of it to the point it made me uncomfortable, and we didn’t get silverware until our second course. it was very busy and other staff seemed super friendly and attentive. everything else made up for it, but i was a little disappointed in service. i would love to come back and try again!
We had a mishap in the beginning with our table waitlist reservation but after that was settled we enjoyed our food and the time at Willa Jean! Great food and drinks! Our server was great!
Everything was delicious! Great service!
My best meal this trip. Highly, highly, highly recommend!!!!
I have nothing bad to say about Willa Jean ever. I have gotten delivery as well as eaten in multiple times and everything I have ever eaten is perfectly prepared and just delicious. You cant leave Willa Jean without a chocolate espresso crinkle cookie!
Visiting from out of town, this place was worth the visit in all aspects! Friendly service, amazing food and good value!
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!!
Great atmosphere, great location , all the food is amazing
Great as always!
I had reservations for 2 tables of 4. They wouldn’t move tables together. Service was slow.
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 1692 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.