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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” (27 reviews)
“lobster” (60 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 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu to order A la Carter or a 4 course dinner ( same items on both) Fantastic Lobster , Scallops, Lamb, Crabs, Steaks, soups/bisque. Come here every year for Great Service especially for 8-20 guests . Our Servers: Jason, Jonathan & Max. Dressy or...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and staff are excellent. Service was superb and the food very well prepared. They have a price fixed menu with some great choices. The portions were very good. We got the crispy flounder and it was done so well. The fish just peeled...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome. I had the Louisiana Cioppino and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were cooked perfectly and tastes great! I loved the ambiance and it was in walking distance from our great hotel. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank CelidaD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bring a group of photographers down to NOLA every year, and we ate here one night. They were verya ccommodating and put us all at one long table. People enjoyed the food, but personally, with my gluten intollerances, I did not find a lot...More

Thank TheBarefootContessa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was rainy and cold when we walked in and immediately our coats and umbrellas where whisked away and my date had a claim check. We choose the four course fixed price. Soup, salad, entree, and a dessert. I had the carrot and ginger soup...hey...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family enjoyed a quiet meal in this restaurant. The styling is traditional but well appointed. The service was excellent. Our waitress was knowledgeable and prompt. She was helpful but not too helpful. The food was very high quality with good presentation. Everything was nice....More

Thank KEVIN J. R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and attentive service along with excellent food makes for a great evening. The 4-course prix fixe dinner offers many options, priced according to the entree. Though the dress code is “business casual” they seem very relaxed about attire. Parking nearby is free.

Thank DadMD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here for our last night. We ordered the baked oysters, the seafood pasta dish and the crispy flounder. Everything was really really good. The one thing i thought was a bit odd, and perhaps because we were the youngest people in...More

Thank HannahRosa2488
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Turned into an adventure breaking the hurricane curfew for a birthday dinner at the Pelican Club. The owner kindly opened up a bit early for us so we could come in from the rain and sit at the bar. Loved the decor and noticed the...More

Thank Ilene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience. Food all sounded fantastic on menu, just "good" when eaten. Dinner felt rushed, I had the 4 course meal and seemed like when one plate was taken away, the next one was ready. That being said, it was a good wine list. A...More

Thank Ashley A
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
They will accommodate you.
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Response from Monty553 | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need jackets, smart casual is fine.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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