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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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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Pelican Club is truly one of the BEST restaurants in New Orleans. From the minute you enter the restaurant your WONDERFUL dining experience begins. The atmosphere is welcoming and very elegant New Orlean's style. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and attentive without being obtrusive....More

Thank FF4ever
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved having appetizers and dessert at the bar. We were just looking for a small meal and this worked perfectly! We had charbroiled oysters, a salad, and a superb flourless chocolate cake!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband planned a date night at the Pelican Club for us during a trip to New Orleans. We both left very impressed! The service was wonderful; our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and our food arrived promptly. We absolutely loved the...More

Thank SaraBess
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a superb meal here. Attentive wait staff, but not hovering. We did the 4-course meal, each course was done to perfection. It was pricey, but we were celebrating.

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere and friendly service. Be prepared to have the dinner to be time consuming,it is an experience! It's in the alley around the corner from Monteleone hotel. Honestly it's a a good bit overpriced and underwhelming on taste. Kid friendly...More

Thank Marianna B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on our first evening in New Orleans and it exceeded all the hype of New Orleans cooking. Our party of 4/was warmly welcomed and promptly seated. Jason our water was well informed and answered all our questions. Two ardered from the fixed price menu...More

Thank gteach38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I accidentally stumbled upon The Pelican Club while reading reviews on TA and I am so glad we did. From start to finish the dining no experience was excellent. Jason, our server, was top notch. The specialty cocktails were great. I started...More

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Sunday night for the third time in 15 years. We started with the Korean boneless ribs and Kimchi which was crunchy and a bowl of the duck and andouille sausage gumbo. The Kerean ribs had a subtle mixture of flavours which...More

Thank dmpeee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very so-so. Just okay service and over priced menu. Sea food was just sea food, could have made it in my our kitchen. Not worth it. Disappointed.More

Thank gmwenner
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re very sorry to learn your visit was anything less than a five-star experience. We pride ourselves in serving high-quality, delicious seafood, so we’re very sorry your meal was not up to par. Thank you for your feedback, as we will use it to help...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Pelican Club with two business guests. Both ordered the fresh fish special and were quite impressed. I had the lamb rack. It was delightful. I really like this place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Lunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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