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About Willie Jane
Willie Jane is located on Abbot Kinney, Venice, CA and is a Southern inspired restaurant by Restaurateur Brad Johnson and Chef Govind Armstrong. Voted Best Bar AK. Executive Chef Govind Armstrong's menu focuses on Southern cuisine. We offer a full selection of spirits with an emphasis on bourbon, southern inspired and garden-to-table cocktails.
For reservations for parties of 8 or more, please contact the restaurant directly.
Venice, CA 90291
Southern, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
WEEKDAYS (WED - FRI)
Happy Hour 4p - 7p drink (WED - All DAY - DRINKS)
Dinner 6p - 10p (Fri 11p)
Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11a - 2:30p
Happy Hour 4p - 7p
Late Night HH 10p - close
Dinner 6p - 11p
Happy Hour ALL DAY - DRINKS
Dinner 5p - 9p
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is available behind the restaurant off Electric Ave. Street parking is also available and there are public lots in the area (the nearest one is at Pacific and Rose Ave).
Big Blue Bus stops: Brooks/Main St., Abbot Kinney and Westminster, Abbot Kinney and Cadiz Ct.
Metro Bus stops: Venice Blvd and Abbot Kinney, Pacific Ave and Park Ct.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We welcome private parties. Please e.mail email@example.com for information.
Willie Jane Ratings and Reviews
Delicious housemade authentically flaky biscuits, that could only be overshadowed by the knock-your-socks off housemade bacon jam! And to date, the JUICIEST fried chicken that came w big giant waffles drizzled in jalapeno maple sauce. The beignets were a bit too dense and yeasty for my taste but I will go back over and over until I have tasted everything on that menu - TWICE.
Bisquits were the best EVER! Love me some deviled eggs, but at $10 for 4 halves, pretty unremarkable. $6-7 maybe. $5 - All day! Shrimp and grits were as expected, very nice. Rib appetizer also very good. I had the Sea Bass special - Excellent! Great menu, great food. Would like to see more options on beer and wine by the glass. Menu is screaming for a big Zinfandel. A little pricey for the options. Come down 10-15% and this place will be here for a LONG time. We'll be back!
This place is smart, well presented and friendly. Their food is unique and nicely prepared. We loved the shrimp and grits and the pork with apricots was a huge hit. Their staff are cheerful and efficient, and put up with our large party with grace and aplomb. We will be going back without the teenagers for a little alone time. It's that good.
Love this place it's a Venice gem. Some people claim of bad service but honestly it gets busy cause it is a popular place and sometimes the wait staff can't attend to your need right at the moment you need it. Yet I will continue to go and love this place!!! Shrimp and grits and fried chicken and chorizo gravy is a must!!
A friend recommended Willie Jane to me and I had high expectations based on her experience and the reviews I read on Yelp. I made reservations for brunch on a Saturday online and I had a pleasant and easy experience booking my reservation for 4 people.
The day of, my friends and I arrived 15 min early for our reservations and we were greeted kindly the moment we walked in and we were seated in less than 10 minutes--granted it was surprisingly not busy on a Saturday around noon.
Our server was so sweet and had great suggestions/was extremely knowledgeable. She checked on us a few times to see how we were doing, but wasn't overbearing (if that makes sense).
The food: Getting the biscuits IS A MUST. Get at least 2 orders to be honest. If we had known just how good those biscuits were, we wouldn't have ordered an actual brunch meal. However, if you decide to get more than the biscuits, I recommend the brisket or their farmer's breakfast.
If you decide to have a boozy brunch with your friends, they have bottomless mimosas! They also have really good cocktails--I recommend the Pineapple Express--if you're not down to go bottomless for $25 (I think)! Or if you need a wake me up with, my friends ordered their French pressed coffee--which was way more than enough to accommodate/share among 3-4 people for $12.
Also, Willie Jane is like a 10 min walk from Venice beach which is a major plus if you wanted to walk after brunch/dinner!! Overall, wonderful brunch experience and I am definitely looking forward to going back!
Dined here on a Wednesday evening. They were out of many things I tried to order. Had a bottle of IPA (out of draft beer of all kinds). Had the plain biscuits and honey (out of the other biscuits). Also had the grouper (out of curried oxtails). Both were good but not amazing. They were training new workers but it was very disorganized. I've had better southern food at Lucille's, which would have less expensive. I was disappointed because I had higher expectations.