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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” (68 reviews)
“cioppino” (26 reviews)
“lobster” (58 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 yesterday via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the 4-course price-fixed meal - gumbo, baked oysters, lobster main course, and bourbon pecan pie were excellent. Very nice atmosphere. Pricing matched quality of food. Marcus and Terry were great and helped us make the right food selections. Made reservations...More

Thank Roly_in_Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, good food but poor Service. Drinks tools forever. Things that we asked for like butter and cold water never appeared or took a long time and reminders. Had the BBQ shrimp which were in a tasty sauce. Not the best I have had...More

Thank Msing123
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a great dinner with very good food. The server was new, but he was still excellent. Nice ambiance.

Thank pjcharles
Reviewed 1 week ago

White tablecloth restaraunt, but not stuffy. There homemade bread is rediculously good. We shared a Lobster stuffed with shrimp and scallops that was amazing. Not cheap, but definately worth it.

Thank fritz145
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, starting off with homemade bread and following with a delicious Seafood Martini Appetizer and a rack of lamb with a flavoursome red wine jus, as a main course. Forgetting that American portions are so huge, the women struggled to finish their food. We...More

Thank Bld211
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing the Pelican Club for your dining pleasure. We’re so glad you had a wonderful meal with us and appreciate your feedback. We hope to be given another opportunity to serve you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pelican Club is quiet and nice. We tried the Seared Sashimi Grade Tuna and Chinois Salad, together with their prix fixe menu (appetizer, salad, main, and dessert). For the prix fixe, we tried the gumbo, wedge salad bowl, filet mignon, and creme brulee. Tuna...More

Thank TrademarkTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a night walk through the French Quarters and the last few century of New Orleans with Dominic - guide superlative, we are all ready for the promises of Creole cuisine at this place. Gumbo of course... smoky rich sweet and hot at the same...More

Thank SWLSim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excelente la comida. Servicio muy amable. Natasha muy atenta. It's a must in New Orleans! Ask for baked oysters and conocut pie

Thank Kavatata
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my diner here. First the local artwork is awesome. I had the price fixed dinner and everything was really great. The short ribs and lobster were cooked really well the price point was really good value. I will be back next i...More

1  Thank Jaymath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were excited to try a new dining spot in the city that we call home. I must say we are pretty spoiled with amazing options within steps of each other. With that being said, I am rating the Pelican Club as...More

1  Thank Csd1228
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Although we're terribly disappointed to read about your recent experience, Csd1228, we thank you for taking the time out of your day to share your candid feedback with us. We strive to impress all of our guests with a wide variety of great tasting food,...More

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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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