Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New Orleans / Louisiana
  4. New Orleans
  5. Central Business District
Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA

Willa Jean

4.7
4.7
1815 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (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. 

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (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

  • Neighbourhood

    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

Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card

Popular dishes

What 1,815 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Brunch

  • New Orleans

    Brunch

Sort by

Filters

  1. CS

    CraS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good we went back the next day to have more food and lattes. Would highly recommend this very tasty restaurant.
  2. S

    Snowellen

    Tampa

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best breakfasts ever. The pimento cheese bacon egg situation was delish for sure! Great service. Clean restaurant with friendly, helpful staff.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, fantastic service. Wonderful experience.
  4. BH

    BrandiH

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have breakfast at Willa Jean when we come in town. Any of the biscuits are amazing and I love the hangover bowl.
  5. T

    Tank

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu prices may be more than average but the flavor of the food backs up the cost. The fried chicken with Tabasco honey biscuit was flavorful down to the last bite. Had a couple of screwdrivers with the meal the alcohol to orange juice ratio was perfect. Definitely will be back and soon.
  6. GA

    GAYLEG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my restaurant experience at Willa Jean's!
  7. NC

    NealC

    Houston

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Look forward to it every time we are in town.
  8. K

    Kitkat

    Houston

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wila Jean’s was so good I could eat there every day. The biscuits are light and buttery. The banana bread was very flavorful with a nice balance of spice. The blackened shrimp was the best I’ve ever had. I look forward to the next time.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was all so friendly! The food was amazing. I love trying new things, but my friend is a picky eater and we both found something on the menu we enjoyed. Will definitely be back!
  10. M

    Mchaffins

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Great great great food. Awful service. Made a reservation for 4. Got there on time. Waiting 15 min to be seated because “a waitress hadn’t gotten there yet for her shift.” Was seated. Table was set for 2. Got up, went back to hostess to make correction. Ordered coffee. It never came. Ordered again.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We stopped there before a game at the super dome. Good food and service
  12. CA

    CourtA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a trip to New Orleans is never complete without Willa Jean. Great food and drinks! Biscuits to die for.
  13. CW

    ChaseW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. Wonderful service. At least two biscuit business are a must.
  14. KR

    KerriR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and very friendly service! Take a chocolate chip cookie to go, you’ll thank me later!
  15. m

    madeleinem

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    I was really disappointed in Willa Jean because when we went by it on Sunday morning, it was packed so I figured the food must be good. We ordered the Biscuit Situation with a sunny side up egg and bacon. The egg yolk was completely cooked through - almost like a hard boiled egg, and the biscuit was mediocre. Wouldn't go again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The grilled banana bread is to die for!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The biscuits are out of this world!
  18. H

    Hers

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The food was ok. Nothing impressive really. The banana bread was very good. Biscuits are crunchy and delicious. Service was horrible. Waited 30 minutes for our server to even come to our table. Didn't see her again. Had to flag down another waitress just to get napkins. Never got any refills. Had to drink warm water with my meal because I never seen my waitress to ask for another drink.
  19. BR

    BRGal

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    BBQ Shrimp toast was delicious and filling.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server was AWESOME! Unmatched! Food was Great.
  21. CD

    CarolD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is the place to take out of town guests for the best of Southern fare. The cornbread is sublime and the coffee martine is insane. It's loud and casual, but perfect
  22. KJ

    KatieJ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for brunch and everything was delicious as always. The cornbread and hangover bowl are my favorites. It’s a little expensive but worth an occasion splurge.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Was meeting with some friends for lunch and had been wanting to check this place out for awhile. Very cute spot. Very open and bright. Made reservations in advance so didn’t have to wait. The food was solid. Our server was nice and attentive. Overall a good experience. I would definitely come back to try some of the other menu items.
  24. MS

    MelissaS

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken sandwich is AMAZING!!!! Highly recommend!
  25. p

    patrickv

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Did not disappoint. Drinks and food were on point. Dog friendly. Great staff. Overall excellent experience
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First trip to this restaurant. Food,service,ambiance was first class. Lourdes our server was outstanding on her knowledge, recommendations and attentive service. Would recommend to everyone and will visit again in future.
  27. M

    Manditagirl

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful breakfast and delicious cookies to go. Will definitely head back next time we are in New Orleans.
  28. JT

    JohnT

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Thanks not criticism is the person who took us to our table did not speak and if she did her voice was so low you couldn’t hear her. She never made eye contact. Didn’t seem friendly or welcoming.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Limited menu
  30. BF

    BoughtFoodGal

    Mississippi

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The biscuits were very hard on the bottom and very dense. Last time I ate here they were lighter and fluffier. Other than that the food was delicious.
  31. ML

    MichelleL

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Disappointed. Willa Jeans is usually very good but this time the food was not edible and there were bugs all around our table. Nice server though
  32. JL

    JessicaL

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was quick and delicious. Customer service was lovely! The place was soooo cute. I wanted to buy all the pastries off the counter
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!
  34. JF

    JanaF

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Food was overcooked Loud Tables too close Slow service but waiter was nice
  35. R

    Reviewer

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, make a reservation, and be sure to end your meal with some milk and cookies(they're fantastic). I had heard great things about this place and just had to check it out for myself.
  36. LC

    LenaC

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service & food were on point! As well as all the treats we took home
  37. BC

    BrandiC

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Food was excellent! Definitely will return.
  38. R

    Renata

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had a hot honey chicken biscuit and the salmon plate. Enjoyed both. Turmeric latte was great. Server was nice and its moderately priced.
  39. DJ

    DennyJ

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and very delicious...and yes: get the biscuits.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Willa Jean for brunch. The place has a great location. It is very lively and just a fabulous setting to dine in. The menu has a great selection of comfort foods and healthy options. Excellent mimosa. I was greatly impressed by every detail from the farmhouse table to the rustic flatware. We absolutely loved this restaurant. It is tops!!!

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 4.7 stars by 1815 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 p.m.


Booked 4 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.

  • Neighbourhood

    Central Business District

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (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

Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card
Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo