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The Pelican Club

312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
+1 504-523-1504
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked oysters” (70 reviews)
“lobster” (60 reviews)
“cioppino” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Served in a beautiful setting by a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable waitstaff, our dinner at The Pelican Club was flawless. We had originally planned on a Reveillon dinner, but the appetizers all looked so creative and tempting that we decided to share four of them...More

Thank ArleneSchulman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service and food were terrific. A great place for couples like us with one vegetarian and one omnivore! The only reason I didn’t give it a 5 is that the vegan ciopinno (delish btw) didn’t have any protein in it - just throw a bean...More

Thank Teri578
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife went there for dinner on the 27th, and had one the best meal we had in a long time. We ate of the Reveillon Dinner menu and had a excellent meal and dining experience of a life time.

Thank MZDG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Pelican Club for their Reveillon meal. For the second time in two years the menu in Christmas in New Orleans and the menu in the hotel does not match pricewise or items. The book advertised $48, the menu said $55. I...More

Thank cjschex39
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cjschex39, we’re sorry your visit with us did not meet expectations. We apologize for the mix up and we will use this experience to help improve for our future guests.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the special December menu (Reveillon?) and it was so worth it. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, food is wonderful and service is what you would expect in nice restaurants. What not to like. Highly recommend this place. P.S. I had the lobster for...More

Thank europesummerbreeze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress seemed to have a serious attitude but we hoped the food would erase the poor start however, we were disappointed. The lamb was ordered medium rare and it was presented raw with an ice cold center. My wife completed her dinner without issue...More

Thank William-Joanne
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

William, we are very disappointed about your Christmas dinner with us. We certainly strive to provide our guests with a five star experience with our delicious entrees, impeccable service, and comfortable dining environment, but it’s clear we missed the mark. We truly value your comments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My adult son and I dined at the Pelican Club. We enjoyed oysters, salad, I had the fish entree with crab meat and he had the lobster with scallops and shrimp. The wait staff was knowledgeable about gluten free options and made recommendations. We also...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have been to the Pelican Club in the last few years. We love the menu selection, quality of food, service and atmosphere. Would go back again in a heart beat. The only draw back is when the restaurant is...More

Thank Jeanne T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my husband's and my second time at the Pelican Club. We went for his birthday with two friends. Although the food and service were good we both thought our last visit to this restaurant was better. The four of us ordered three filets...More

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Pelican Club over the past few years and we always had great service and good quality food. I was celebrating my birthday with friends and we had a very nice meal. I would highly recommend the rack of lamb as it...More

Thank Bill246
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
    (Exchange Place)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-523-1504
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The Pelican Club, offering a wide range of fabulous New Orleans dishes, consists of three dining rooms and a large bar fashioned from a handsome, 19th-century French Quarter townhouse, rising from the corner of Bienville Street and Exchange Place in the heart of the French Quarter. Owner, Richard Hughes, and his wife, Jean Stinnett-Hughes, transformed a neglected architectural gem into a welcoming restaurant decorated in a crisp blend of traditional and contemporary. Each room has its own ambiance, created with such diverse elements as burnished Louisiana cypress, contemporary paintings by New Orleans artists, antique prints, and the dramatic contrast of black-leather banquettes against cream-colored brick walls. Such an atmosphere is sure to make your meal feel like a truly New Orleans experience.
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