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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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French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First visit and won't be the last. Went for the Coolinary menu upon recommendations from co-workers and we were not disappointed. Very surprised when we walked in. Much bigger restaurant than we expected and nicely decorated. Service was prompt and attentive while at max capacity....More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first evening in NOLA we went to the Pelican Club. There were 4 of us and we all ordered off the Coolinary menu. We had seafood martinis and baked oysters for appetizers. Entrees were the duck trio, filet and crab cakes, and blue...More

Thank crabbysue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the coolinary menu. The servings were huge! Couldn't finish. Our choice was the duck and it was very good. We started with the calamari and it was very tasty. Cool, old school atmosphere.

1  Thank D L W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the month of August various restaurants participate in Coolinary Month. Meal at The Pelicsn Club was absolutely delicious. For the price this was by far the best deal in town - excellent cocktails, first course, entré & dessert!! Highly recommend!

Thank 155reneej
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so glad you were able to dine in with us for a Coolinary Experience! We truly enjoy serving our guests and we’re glad you had a wonderful time with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and ambiance. A must for anyone visiting New Orleans. Great for celebrations or after a long day of exploring New Orleans. I also enjoy their bar atmosphere with fabulous cocktails!

Thank Kathleen H
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kathleen, we’re glad you had a splendid time with us! We hope you get to dine in with us again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four of us and we were seated in the bar section which we thought far nicer than the general restaurant area as it had a view of the outside courtyard . The service was wonderful and attentive all night, the prices for the...More

Thank Ted N
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Ted, we are so glad you had a wonderful time with us! We pride ourselves in providing our guests with a five star food, environment, and service, so we’re glad this was portrayed during your visit. Thank you for providing your feedback and we hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food the entire night lobster and shrimp were awesome. Wife had their lemonade mix drink and loved it also. Banana pudding for dessert was also very good.

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The pelican club is located in the historic part of the French quarter. It's elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, interesting menu combining classic dishes with new and exiciting combinations of fresh seafood and delicious vegetables along with inviting drink creations will leave you with a uniquelly...More

Thank Meredith K
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Meredith, thank you so much for your kind compliments. We truly enjoy giving our guests all a memorable experience, so we’re glad you conintue to have a wonderful time whenever you join us. We appreciate your patronage and we hope to serve you again very...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were on a brief staycation in New Orleans. We booked a table at The Pelican Club to take advantage of the Coolinary special menu. If the chef was cutting corners to deliver dinner on a budget, we sure didn't notice. Everything was terrific. And...More

Thank dplunkett67
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting The Pelican Club during your visit in New Orleans! We’re very happy to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed our Coolinary menu.

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We came to NOLA to for 3 days to enjoy great food. I rely on Trip Advisor ratings to choose restaurants. Something has gone wrong at this establishment. Only 2 other tables occupied for dinner and food was terrible! Any chef in French Quarter should...More

1  Thank Maroonmama
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
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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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