Willa Jean

Modern Southern Cafe

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Willa Jean serves its all-day diners fresh-baked tartines, sweets and savory fare at this CBD bakery and restaurant. Part of the Besh Restaurant Group, Willa Jean focuses on nostalgic, comforting nods to the past in dishes like pimento cheese with shaved country ham and pickles, a fried chicken sandwich served on a Hawaiian roll with serrano slaw, or meatloaf with mashed potatoes, bacon gravy, butter beans and tomato jam. The lofty, light-filled space showcases brick walls and a wraparound bar that pours coffee drinks, house cocktails and boozy slushies.

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  • Chocolate Chip Cookie, Runner-up: The Best Desserts We Ate in 2016 — Bon Appetit
  • Neighborhood New Orleans: Best New Orleans Restaurants: Critic's Picks 2016 — New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • 10 Hottest Restaurants in New Orleans Spring 2016 — Zagat
  • 15 New Restaurants to Savor in 2015 — The Times-Picayune

611 O'Keefe Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

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  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Charming, Intimate, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (504) 509-7334
  • Private Dining Room: No