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Willa Jean

611 O'Keefe Ave. (Girod St.) Send to Phone
504-509-7334
Willa Jean is a sweet stop for fresh baked goods and cocktails. • Buy John Besh's cookbook Besh Big Easy: 101 Home-Cooked New Orleans Recipes

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Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA

Willa Jean Restaurant Review

: Part of the John Besh restaurant group, Willa Jean is the brainchild of Besh's executive pastry chef, Kelly Fields, and her partner in all things sweet, Lisa White. Located street level in The Paramount apartment building, the cavernous space combines nostalgic New Orleans touches with a contemporary vibe: exposed brick walls; mile-high ceilings; huge windows overlooking the bustling intersection. The aroma of freshly baked treats hits customers before they even open the door. Willa Jean can be a quick pick-up bakery or guests can stay a while and order from the menu of small plates, entrées and desserts. Try the warm chocolate pudding with coconut and pecans. But the big draw, other than the sweets, appears to be the full cocktail bar. Muffins and martinis, anyone? If none of the above convinces you, perhaps the lamb potpie will.



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