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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” (67 reviews)
“cioppino” (26 reviews)
“lobster” (57 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 4 days ago

One of the best dinners we've had anywhere! We ordered the six course tasting dinner with wine pairings. The portions were much larger than usual for a tasting menu and each course exceeded our expectations. We sat in a cosy, romantic corner table on the...More

Thank MMkeys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed everything about this meal. We visited on a work trip with my husband's co-workers. The food was fantastic, the service just as good.

Thank Mitsy Miller M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, but not "Wow, I need to go back asap!" I ordered the 4 fixed courses.... crab & corn bisque, goat cheese salad, seared sashimi tuna, bourbon pecan pie. All pretty good... but I didn't leave thinking "oooohhhh.... ahhhhhh." Regarding the service, you can...More

1  Thank Monica T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we had while in New Orleans. Walked by the place at night and thought it looked cosy and decided to drop in. Service was exquisite; polite, attentive and very knowledgeable. All three main courses were perfectly prepared and delicious. Wine recommendation was spot-on....More

Thank Maria la Cour S
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maria, thank you for the wonderful review. We take great pride in our hardworking staff and appreciate your high praises. We look forward to having you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took my in laws on their first trip to Nola and bragged about how good this restaurant was from prior year. My father in law and I had the same lobster with shrimp culinary menu item. We got our appetizers after a little while...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place during our honeymoon 12/09/2017, we found it by chance due to the lovely external decorations. Once inside we where shown to our table. We where given a corner booth within the first room. Our waiter Was Alekander (apologies if spelling is...More

Thank emma h
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Went to early dinner for restaurant week but also got the prix fixe menu. Had the broiled oysters which were marvelous and the trio of duck and the lobster with shrimp. Service was great and food was prepared perfectly. Bread pudding was the best we...More

Thank DrDianaChen
Reviewed 3 September 2017

My husband took me here for Coolinary month and for my birthday.It was perfect. The service was great, the portions were surprisingly big for a fancy restaurant, and most importantly the food and cocktails were amazing. I loved the atmosphere and would highly recommend and...More

Thank K8lyn-L
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

K8lyn-L, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is the 3rd year in a row that we have visited The Pelican Club for Coolinary. Once again it was a wonderful dinner. The ambience is so perfectly New Orleans, lively and sophisticated. Our server Kenny provided perfect service - attentive, friendly and efficient....More

Thank kait440
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hey kait440, we're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time during your most recent visit. We appreciate your patronage and can't wait to see you next year.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a large family group, around 16 people. The service and food were excellent. Pelican Club is now in my Top 3 restaurants in New Orleans.

Thank David S
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, 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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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