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Willie Jane

4.1
4.1
381 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    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)

    WEEKENDS
    Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11a - 2:30p

    Saturday
    Happy Hour 4p - 7p
    Late Night HH 10p - close
    Dinner 6p - 11p

    Sunday
    Happy Hour ALL DAY - DRINKS
    Dinner 5p - 9p

  • Phone number

    (310) 392-2425

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Govind Armstrong

  • Private party facilities

    Willie Jane is perfect for hosting a variety of social gatherings, all with a touch of southern flare. Reserve sections of the restaurant or all of it for your special event!

  • Private party contact

    Linda Ayles-Johnson: (310) 633-0960

  • Neighborhood

    Venice

  • Cross street

    BROADWAY

  • Parking details

    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).

  • Public transit

    Big Blue Bus stops: Brooks/Main St., Abbot Kinney and Westminster, Abbot Kinney and Cadiz Ct.<br /><br />Metro Bus stops: Venice Blvd and Abbot Kinney, Pacific Ave and Park Ct.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Main

  • Bottomless Mimosas$15.00

    limited to 90 min

    • Café du Monde Coffee$12.00

      • With Beignets$16.00

    Starters

    • Greek Style Yogurt$7.00

      with Granola, Seasonal Berries and Lavender Honey

      • Ice Cold Classic Caesar Salad, Torn Croutons & Grana Padano$11.00

        • Kings Hawaiian Cinnamon French Toast Sticks*$10.00

          • Deviled Eggs$8.00

            Crisp Benton's Ham Bacon

            Plates

            • Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancakes*$12.00

              with Maple Cream Cheese

              • Shrimp Grits and Soft Scrambled Eggs$21.00

                with Bacon and Fresno Chili

                • Mary's Fried Chicken and Waffle$16.00

                  with WJ Slaw and Chili Maple Syrup

                  • Smoked Brisket Hash$14.00

                    with Fingerlings, Fried Eggs and CG Garden Greens

                    • Farmers Breakfast$14.00

                      2 Eggs & Hash Potatoes with Choice of Bacon or Breakfast Sausage

                      • Warm Quinoa Bowl$12.00

                        with Soft Herbs, CG Garden Greens, Roots and Flowers

                        • Hangar Steak and Eggs$21.00

                          with Hollandaise and Hash Potatoes

                          • WJ Burger$14.00

                            with Pimento Cheese, Mustard Spread, Bacon, Fried Egg, Brioche

                            • Fried Chicken & Chorizo Gravy Sandwich*$13.00

                              with WJ Slaw & Rosemary Garlic Hash Browns

                              Sides

                              • Biscuit, Burnt Orange Honey Butter$3.00

                                • Chicken Apple Sausage or Apple Wood Smoked Bacon$4.00

                                  • Beignets$5.00

                                    • Rosemary Garlic Hash Browns*$3.00

                                      For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                      What 381 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      4.1
                                      4.1 based on all time ratings
                                      • 4.1Food
                                      • 4Service
                                      • 4.1Ambience
                                      • 3.7Value

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 13, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I AM VERY GLAD THAT I WAS OPEN TO THE MENU AT OUTSET. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A WELL-CURATED MENU USING CAREFULLY CHOSEN INGREDIENTS. QUIET AMBIANCE WITH A DATE. I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO SOAK IT UP AND ENJOY A GREAT MEAL.

                                      2. MB

                                        MoniqueB

                                        Los Angeles

                                        15 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on October 23, 2016

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Delicious biscuits and deviled eggs. Also had the quinoa bowl and it was very flavorful. Service was a good balance of attentive without hovering.

                                      3. B

                                        Beez

                                        Los Angeles

                                        28 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        28 reviews

                                        Dined on October 22, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        So delicious!! Get the biscuits and the fried chicken & waffles. Definitely coming back for more!!

                                      4. BH

                                        BridgetH

                                        Los Angeles

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on October 16, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Bummed that Willie Jane is closed. It was my favorite spot in Venice.

                                      5. F

                                        Foodie

                                        Los Angeles

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on October 9, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I will miss this place dearly

                                      6. BK

                                        BKimLA

                                        Los Angeles

                                        50 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        50 reviews

                                        Dined on October 8, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        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.

                                      7. AO

                                        AshleyO

                                        Los Angeles

                                        10 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on October 2, 2016

                                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                                        The food quality has gone down. I was unimpressed with the meal this time around.

                                      8. KS

                                        KathyS

                                        Los Angeles

                                        8 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on September 24, 2016

                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                        Service was terrible. Waited was nice but overworked as he seemed to be the only one. We've been there before and really liked the food but not this time. It was so dark on the upper patio, we could barely see anyway. Oh well.

                                      9. K

                                        Kimbo

                                        Los Angeles

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on September 17, 2016

                                        overall2food3service1ambience2

                                        Service and Kitchen too slow. Food too expensive. Nice decor, pretty good food. Has good potential but don't go if you want to eat sooner than an hour after sitting down.

                                      10. J

                                        Jaydoc

                                        London

                                        10 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on September 17, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Saturday brunch on the outside patio was terrific. Delicious menu and very good wine or mimosa value. Very pleasant place to meet a friend or loved one at that time.

                                      11. EW

                                        ErinW

                                        Los Angeles

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on August 28, 2016

                                        overall5food5service3ambience4

                                        Loved the food; ambiance; and staff. Our server was a little slow.... Other than that I had a great time!

                                      12. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 20, 2016

                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                        The service was painfully slow and we often felt they forgot about us, but the food was amazing!!

                                      13. y

                                        yumeyumyum

                                        Los Angeles

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on August 13, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was my first time to Willie Jane and I will definitely be returning and not to mention, recommending it to all my friends. Great find!

                                      14. LL

                                        LaurenL

                                        Los Angeles

                                        25 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        25 reviews

                                        Dined on August 7, 2016

                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                        Biscuits are really worth the trip!

                                      15. RL

                                        RobinL

                                        Los Angeles

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on August 6, 2016

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        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!

                                      16. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on August 6, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food and space was spectacular! The staff were so accommodating to our group for a Saturday brunch. Definitely will be back.

                                      17. G

                                        Giancarlo

                                        Chicago

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on August 5, 2016

                                        overall2food4service1ambience3

                                        There was a fly in my drink and they still charged me for it. They made us wait a very long time to bring drinks and check. The food was good, but the service was subpar.

                                      18. A

                                        Andrea

                                        Los Angeles

                                        36 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        36 reviews

                                        Dined on August 3, 2016

                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                        It's a great gem....always good food. Can get busy so sometimes you may wait but all in all I always go back and I am a PICKY person. So I would recommend this to anyone just make reservations.

                                      19. t

                                        tatial

                                        Los Angeles

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on July 31, 2016

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Great patio and wine specials for brunch! Also, the biscuits are a must.

                                      20. b

                                        bobnbetty

                                        Los Angeles

                                        15 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        15 reviews

                                        Dined on July 29, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        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.

                                      21. CM

                                        CarolM

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on July 24, 2016

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

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                                      22. RL

                                        RLRoundPhD

                                        Chicago

                                        4 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on July 24, 2016

                                        overall2food3service4ambience1

                                        It was WAY too hot to seat that many people on the patio and I think the restaurant should have mentioned that it would be outside when I called to confirm the reservation (and that they have no AC). The food was mediocre.

                                      23. A

                                        Andrea

                                        Los Angeles

                                        36 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        36 reviews

                                        Dined on July 24, 2016

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        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!!

                                      24. P

                                        Pumpkingrl1978

                                        Portland

                                        18 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        18 reviews

                                        Dined on July 24, 2016

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Those warm biscuits are worth dying for and the shrimp n' grits were divine!

                                      25. TB

                                        ThereseB

                                        San Francisco

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on July 23, 2016

                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                        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!

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Orange County

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on July 23, 2016

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        This place might have the best biscuits ever. Certainly in the top 5 - flaky inside, crisp outside, and super buttery. We got 4 orders of them (they come in sets of 2). Other food was good but the biscuits really stood out. Cocktails were also quite good.

                                      27. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on July 22, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Delicious food! Wonderful relaxed yet elegant hospitality.

                                      28. D

                                        Deidre

                                        Los Angeles

                                        55 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        55 reviews

                                        Dined on July 22, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Awesome food, excellent service, cozy atmosphere -- love this place! Highly recommend the biscuits with bacon jam, greens and shrimp and grits! Yum!

                                      29. LE

                                        Live2Eat

                                        Los Angeles

                                        66 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        66 reviews

                                        Dined on July 20, 2016

                                        overall2food2service2ambience3

                                        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.

                                      30. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on July 17, 2016

                                        overall2food3service1ambience3

                                        Food was ok but service was horribly slow. Probably will not go back

                                      31. JD

                                        JDeez

                                        Los Angeles

                                        38 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        38 reviews

                                        Dined on July 17, 2016

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Host placed us in a window sill seat on the Abbott Kinney sidewalk. Best seat in the house! Great cocktail specials! Food was good.

                                      32. SA

                                        SharonA

                                        Los Angeles

                                        11 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on July 17, 2016

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Good food and service

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Seattle

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on July 17, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Brunch was delicious! The service was wonderful. The biscuits, Deviled Eggs, and Shrimp and Grits were some of the best we've had outside of New Orleans!

                                      34. v

                                        vickiec

                                        Charleston

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on July 17, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Best food, Best Bar, Best Service who could ask for more!

                                      35. J

                                        James

                                        Los Angeles

                                        7 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on July 10, 2016

                                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                                        Really enjoyed the biscuits. They were crisp on the outside and moist and fluffy on the inside. The chicken and waffle was quite good. Be mindful that it is a spicy dish, but I thought the sweet and spicy combo was excellent.

                                      36. CH

                                        CharlotteH

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on July 6, 2016

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Loved it - a quiet Wednesday evening out the back, cute candle lit and great food and service

                                      37. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on July 3, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wait staff was fun and attentive, food was excellent, venue was excellent. Would absolutely go back here.

                                      38. CA

                                        CASSIAKID

                                        Palm Springs

                                        65 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        65 reviews

                                        Dined on July 2, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent southern foods with a cosmopolitan flair. Wonderful staff and atmosphere added to a memorable experience.

                                      39. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Montreal

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on June 25, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was great, atmosphere is vibrant, the bottomless mimosa is a must have, it was so good we went two days in a row!

                                      40. H

                                        Haley

                                        New England

                                        3 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on June 24, 2016

                                        overall3food3service1ambience4

                                        Some of the worst service I have ever received. One meal came after others has finished, and all came out different than requested. Great bar scene but would not recommend for dining.

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                                      Willie Jane is rated 4.1 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

                                      Not available on OpenTable

                                      Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                                      • Cross street

                                        BROADWAY

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Venice

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        WEEKDAYS (WED - FRI)
                                        Happy Hour 4p - 7p drink (WED - All DAY - DRINKS)
                                        Dinner 6p - 10p (Fri 11p)

                                        WEEKENDS
                                        Saturday and Sunday Brunch 11a - 2:30p

                                        Saturday
                                        Happy Hour 4p - 7p
                                        Late Night HH 10p - close
                                        Dinner 6p - 11p

                                        Sunday
                                        Happy Hour ALL DAY - DRINKS
                                        Dinner 5p - 9p

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Southern, Contemporary American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Dining

                                      • Dress code

                                        Casual Dress

                                      • Parking details

                                        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).

                                      • Public transit

                                        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.

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Govind Armstrong

                                      • Additional

                                        Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                      • Phone number

                                        (310) 392-2425

                                      • Private party facilities

                                        Willie Jane is perfect for hosting a variety of social gatherings, all with a touch of southern flare. Reserve sections of the restaurant or all of it for your special event!

                                      • Private party contact

                                        Linda Ayles-Johnson: (310) 633-0960

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