Willa Jean

4.8
1587 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 1587 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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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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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vipEduardoY
New Orleans
64 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
8 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is good ! My only complaint is the way the hostess in the past have made me feel . They make me feel like I do not belong in the restaurant. Waitress and waiters are always very nice and helpful.

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vipAustinFoodie
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing brunch, drinks and service! We’ll be back!

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ShannonW
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome. Baked goods to die for.

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vipGigiC
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for brunch or lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful first visit at Willa Jean! The food and latte was amazing! And my server was very attentive. I’m a people watcher so this was a good spot for a lone visit. I recommend eating in or take out.

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vipWeLiveToEat
New Orleans
65 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

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MitchellV
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual and comfortable atmosphere. Food is best described as comfort without compromise. We’ve covered the entire menu over several visits. Our go to is the chicken biscuit and chocolate chip cookies. We’ve never been disappointed with anything on the menu or the service.

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ASHfoodie
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our annual best friends Christmas dinner last night and it was AMAZING. The food was great, but what made the night was the bingo game. Thank you for a great night!

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vipNOLA
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Fried chicken biscuit was delicious with a little kick. Cookies & milk always a winner.

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vipNeal25
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food but a board fell and literally hit a person...eeekkkk

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch!! Highly recommend!!

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pattyy
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good. We appreciated how clean the place was as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Hostess were not attentive or hospitable. Waited for our table 20 minutes past our reservation and was informed the table was being sanitized. Our waitress was nice but some of the items we initially asked for had to be repeated until someone accommodated us. The food was great but service subpar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First stop whenever we are in town

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HaileyT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was good. Chicken biscuit was really big and fairly priced, could definitely split. Just wanted to put a warning out there for anybody planning on going for a birthday, there is a $25 cake cutting fee. Totally understand wanting to encourage people to not bring in outside items, but we were not told about the fee until we had cut and passed around slices of cake, despite the cake having been on the table for over an hour. Had we been told about the fee before cutting the cake, we would have saved the cake and bought something from the restaurant, rather than pay $25 for a $10 cake, which seemed a bit steep. Also, they do not split checks. So maybe not the best place for a large birthday gathering. Still a cute restaurant though, and our waitress was very sweet.

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vipPJ708
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drop-the-mic delicious.

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LisseteF
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! The banana bread is a must! The hangover bowl was delicious so was the

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Celebrating bdays between 2 ladies who have been friends for 50 years...on a Monday. The service was fantastic, but covid has taken it’s toll on the menu.

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 1587 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.