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Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA

Willa Jean

4.8
4.8
1737 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
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. 

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 509-7334

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kelly Fields

  • Private party contact

    cbradley@beshrestaurantgroup.com: (504) 323-7707 ext. 351

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Cross street

    Girod St.

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available as well as many pay-to-park lots within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,737 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Great for Brunch

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Kid Friendly

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Good for Groups

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Hot Spot

  • New Orleans

    Great for Brunch

  • New Orleans

    Kid Friendly

  • New Orleans

    Good for Groups

  • New Orleans

    Hot Spot

  • New Orleans

    Great for Lunch

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  1. LC

    LennyC

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the unbelievably good biscuits! The best I ever ate.
  2. m

    marym

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service, one of the best latte's Ive had anywhere. We ordered the chicken biscuit which was huge and sausage gravy biscuit. We will be back.
  3. KR

    KimR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Delicious! Everything was soooo good! Loved the biscuits & gravy and the fried chicken biscuit!
  4. CM

    CindyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fanfreakintastic! We ate breakfast here for three days in a row on our vacation to New Orleans. The recipes were created by a repeat James Beard award nominee and winner. Do not miss this restaurant!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, friendly waitstaff, and delicious biscuits! Ordered the biscuit and jam, which was hands down the best biscuit I’ve ever eaten! Also ordered a peach Bellini and avocado toast with fresh cheese, arugula, heirloom tomatoes, everything bagel seasoning, pickled Serrano, and a poached egg. Gorgeous presentation and tasted great!
  6. L

    Leniwitz

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed it so much we had breakfast there twice. The Avocado toast was delicious as well as the Crab & Shroom breakfast. Next time I'm in NOLA I'm coming back.
  7. GB

    GuyB

    Atlanta

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously Awesome! We ate here three times on our stay in New Orleans. THE BEST sausage gravy I have ever had! Great choices for a broad Brunch. Baked goods, espresso, eggs, etc.
  8. LS

    LisaS

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress Michelle was great. Get the chicken sandwich or on a biscuit. Maybe get both! The peach pie was delicious.
  9. SF

    SarahF

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Food was great but was very disappointed they would not sit us out of the sun by the window. It was very hot with blinding sun which definitely downgrades the experience. There were plenty of open tables and bc we were 2 people they would not sit us at a 4 top. It was my birthday and both of us pregnant so that was disappointing. Salted caramel latte way too salty. Biscuits though are great!
  10. F

    Felicia

    Mississippi

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always plan for a meal at Willa Jean when we travel to New Orleans. Don’t sleep on the biscuits! Best I’ve ever had.
  11. A

    Alicia

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Brother in town to New Orleans for first time. I hyped the chicken per my read. Unfortunately his fried chicken sandwich was very greasy and had some large fatty piece on it. My bacon was undercooked. Waiter was friendly but I had asked for biscuits to go and he forgot to put them on order and bring them to us. Disappointing as I’d told my brother otherwise. Nice ambiance and waitstaff. Maybe we just had the worst food served that day but disappointing.
  12. LH

    LeanderH

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, but the Bloody Mary was way too spicy.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My first time here. The room is cozy and the food was excellent. The service was fine, but could have been better. Water glasses at nearby tables were refilled while I was ignored.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service omg!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had the chicken sandwich and the chicken was half size of the bun and a little chewy. My husband had the same thing and he said his was really good. The waitress was great.
  16. R

    Run2eat

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall good experience. Prices are pretty high for brunch. Biscuits and gravy were excellent. Fried chicken sandwich was not as good as I was hoping for. The crunchy exterior was too thick for the thin piece of chicken. I would like to see a few more options on the menu that are less expensive.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for our anniversary and it exceeded expectations!
  18. R

    Roisin

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in New Orleans!! This is a must if your in town!
  19. JF

    JodyF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fun place for brunch with friends. Good drinks and desserts.
  20. TN

    ThomasN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service was outstanding!! We had the egg sandwich with bacon and cheese, biscuits & gravy, and the potatoes.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    Milk and cookie special was not how is was presented. Cookies were old, hard, and crumbled apart before it ever reached the milk. Flavor was very average. The only good thing between my groups meals was the fried chicken. Which was outstanding on every level. The waiter did not care about us. Never came to check. Had to go find him twice. Biggest waste of $70
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food! Biscuits were among the best I’ve had. Will definitely be back.
  23. MC

    MichaelC

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch
  25. J

    Jasmine

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We didn’t care for the restaurant. It was way to crowded, especially during Covid. The tables seemed very close together. The noise level was very high, meaning you couldn’t really hear each other talk. The food was just ok at best, and they ran out of the coconut cake that I had wanted to try. We won’t be returning.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It’s loud in this joint because it is packed to the walls. Reservations are a must. The service is great considering how packed and busy the staff is and we were grateful. Biscuits are straight outta my grandma’s kitchen. Truly the best. Don’t waste your money on the almost $20 avocado toast…my bread wasn’t even toasted!!! Just a soggy mess. Burger was phenomenal and those BBQ chips on the side were an homage to some Lays BBQ. Overall great place for brunch.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food and friendly service.
  28. K

    Kiki

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always!
  29. r

    run2eat

    New Orleans

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Good and service!! Definitely will return! Grilled banana bread is a must. !
  30. E

    Epic

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect in every way. Coffee is fabulous. The avo toast is leveled up. Don’t miss the monkey bread it’s only avail on weekends.
  31. LB

    LaurenB

    Amarillo

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Great service, wonderful food and coffee. Will definitely be back!
  32. JB

    JessicaB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service. Laid-back elegant atmosphere. We always have a great morning at Willa Jeans. A top 5 place every visit.
  33. S

    Susan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was as well. Great lunch
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and staff
  35. GC

    GuguCT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Willa Jean's is awesome!!! The staff, ambiance, and food offerings are all exceptional. Always a wonderful experience. It is our go to brunch place when we are in town.
  36. JT

    JeremyT

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow wow wow This place lived up to the hype and then some. Biscuits are phenomenal Cookies And Milk is the best !!!! Can’t wait to go back
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    It was lack luster. The waitress forgot to bring our starter and came to the table cold. Brought the wrong sandwich for my husband and then gave attitude when we asked for the bill to be updated to be correct. It’s become more of a tourist stop and maybe not what it used to be. We won’t be coming back.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious, elevated breakfast food with creole flair! A great start to my birthday!
  39. c

    caffeinated

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the honey fried chicken biscuit and the crawfish roll, both of which were excellent and unique in flavor. The bread for both was exceptional, fresh and baked to perfection. The staff were really helpful and patient in guiding us through the menu as it was our first time there. Everyone from the front desk to the servers were kind and really made this a soulful place to eat.
  40. D

    Djhj

    Chicago

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cornbread, banana bread, and biscuit perfection. The tour de force of southern breakfast breads!. If only they came in a sampler! Service was great and food was outstanding. Keep up the good work!

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 1737 OpenTable diners.

Willa Jean does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave New Orleans, LA 70113

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Girod St.

  • Neighborhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is street parking available as well as many pay-to-park lots within walking distance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Kelly Fields

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (504) 509-7334

  • Private party contact

    cbradley@beshrestaurantgroup.com: (504) 323-7707 ext. 351

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