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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%
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“baked oysters” (71 reviews)
“cioppino” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We found ourselves in New Orleans on Saturday night without a reservation - found The Pelican Club quite by accident as we were looking at a different place around the corner. It was quite crowded so we sat at the bar and shared several appetizers....More

Thank boomergirl202
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband & I were seated in the middle room. We did not believe reviews that said it was noisy, but they were correct! It is a large room with hard surfaces, and we had to raise our voices to hear each other. The smaller...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here fr my birthday with friends. The staff were attentive and very friendly. They were knowledgable of the foods served. We started with escargot - absolutely devine. The flounder was very well cooked and presented. You receive the whole fish, now just pieces...More

Thank KB9MNN
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the four course choice Could barely find room for dessert. The meal was leisurely allowing us to savor each service. A new favorite are the baked oysters! Soooo good.

Thank Debby R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended an after rehearsal dinner at the Pelican Club and it was spectacular. The food was great, service great and atmosphere great. I would definitely recommend this great restaurant.

Thank WarEagleCharlotte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very nice seafood meal. The service was excellent. We recommend this place over many other publicized restaurants.

Thank samuel755
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Day 2 dinner with the wife. Decided upon the Pelican Club after original plans fell through. The restaurant was very nice inside, the food was even better. My wife had the seafood martini ravigote, and I had the wedge salad that we both enjoyed. We...More

Thank meisterNewYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For our first night in NOLA we chose to eat at this restaurant. Our choice was based upon the many positive TripAdvisor reviews. Unfortunately we were disappointed. What I failed to understand from the reviews is that this is a very large restaurant that (to...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation on a Friday. The place was packed and had a really great ambiance. The bar was a good size so we decided to eat there and couldn’t have been happier. My wife and I split a couple apps and...More

Thank EIU1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place by accident, as the restaurant we wanted to go to was shut on Sunday. What a fortuitous event! Service was good and even though we didn’t have a reservation, as we arrived just after opening there was plenty of spaces but...More

Thank PaulMCalvert
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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