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The Pelican Club

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French Quarter
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312 Exchange Place in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225 (Exchange Place)
+1 504-523-1504
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quiet on a Monday night after Thanksgiving but probably the best of the 6 dinners we had. Excellent, creative menu and really terrific, attentive service.

Thank drasco2015
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best meals we had on our New Orleans visit! The server was from Bulgaria and she was very knowledgeable about the menu. We both had the fixed price 4 course dinner. Turtle Soup was rich and flavorful to start. I had the seafood cold mixture served in a martini glass with fresh potato salad in marvelous white... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The walk down exchange place to get here was great. Beautiful alley. Walked in with no reservations and sat at the bar about 850. Bartenders were nice and friendly in spite of being swamped. Had the Quattro Formaggio Ravioli with shrimp and Italian Sausage as an appetizer. Ravioli were put together perfectly. Shrimp was cooked just right. Sausage was prepared... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in New Orleans you wanted to have a nice meal I suggested Mr. Ed's and my husband wanted the pelican The meal was good. The down side was our waiter did not explain menu to us. The oyster appetizer was awesome I could've just stopped there. We had a three course meal and in my opinion the... More 

Thank swarmbrunn
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im telling you this was so fabulous i cant even explain it. Our waiter was wonderful and suggested certain things and the Gumbo was to die for. This will not disappoint. I would not wear shorts and a t-shirt it's alittle upscale. Fabulous!!!!

Thank Pam M
Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have reservation so we eat at the bar. Very friendly staff. The food was excellent. One of my recommended places for dining in NOLA.

Thank Nicolas K
Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place!!!! The service was great, and the food even better. The baked oysters were AMAZING!!!!!! Would definitely recommend for a nice dinner.

Thank blondemarlin
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived with two other couples on time with 7:00 reservations. There were few people seated at this time but it was already extremely noisy with a large group in an adjoining room. We asked if they could move us to quieter table and they seemed very resistant but we persevered and we eventually moved to a more quiet room.... More 

Thank William W
New Orleans, LA
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52 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Wow! We can't put our finger on it but tonight was a huge disappointment. We've been eating here for years & we have always bragged about how consistent & dependable the food and service had been. Tonight, however, service was slow & careless. Water glasses were not refilled; Waiters delivered the wrong appetizers, bar drinks had to be asked for... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We walked by this place and thought it looked nice, so tried it for dinner after reading good things on Trip Advisor. It turned out to be our favorite meal in New Orleans so far! An attractive spot along an interesting alley, bigger than it looks. Had a truly fresh and tasty Italian bread salad with olives, capers, onions....zesty. Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 Place in the French Quarter, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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