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The Pelican Club

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French Quarter
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312 Exchange Place in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225 (Exchange Place)
+1 504-523-1504
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely dinner. We chose the 4 course fixed price menu with very nice corn/crab bisque soup, appetizers of very well prepared escargot and service, followed drum and flounder entrees. Each course was terrific. Choice of 6 deserts was plentiful. Great meal in a nicely decorated restaurant.

Thank Ron W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in the area on business with a colleague and we decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner on our last night in town. We took a table in the bar which was unusually quiet. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable and made excellent suggestions. We both had the four course Revillon dinner. We had the alligator... More 

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East Kingston, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on Christmas Eve and it was superb. I liked everything about this restaurant from the decor to the Bulgarian waitress who served us. The food was excellent and easily the best of several very good meals during our stay in New Orleans. Also the most expensive but well worth it for a special occasion. The variety of... More 

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visit New Orleans multiple times every year. Given the many good reviews on TripAdvisor, we had been meaning to try The Pelican Club for some time. We were in town the week before Christmas and I made a dinner reservation about a week in advance. We arrived dressed appropriately for a fine dining establishment and were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to visit every time we come to NOLA, and it is simply excellent in decor, service and fine dining. Their four course price fixed dinner is simply superb. Their gumbo is delicious as the soup course, appetizers were all given high grades by our group including the oysters wrapped in bacon, the braised short ribs, and the calamari... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a last minute reservation, but were quickly seated when we arrived. Service was fine to begin, albeit slow, but the delicious Pimm's Cup (when it finally arrived) and good company kept everyone occupied. We tried several appetizers including the Pelican Club baked oysters which were by far the best oysters we had the entire trip and I had... More 

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Tecumseh, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met some friends and had a wonderful meal at the Pelican Club. Food was wonderful! They do a 4 course flight which was exceptional. Really good sea food and the wine list was good. Service was attentive and the price was reasonable ($188 for two including drinks). This is a special place where you can enjoy a special occasion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the truly lovely and laid back bars in NOLA and we return to it year after year, like visiting a good friend. I believe the ambience in the bar is prettier than the dining room, so we always dine at a table in the bar. This year, we were lucky enough to sit beside a real... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here on Christmas Eve 4 years ago and it was our best meal, so we decided to try it again. We went to the bonfire tour beforehand, so I let the restaurant know we may be a little late for our 9:30 reservations, but we were right on time but had to wait a bit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An indoor, Upscale dining experience where the food is delicious, attractively presented & offers an interesting variety of menu selections. A reasonable dress code is suggested for enjoying this pleasant atmosphere. For the more casual, there is an outdoor dining area, same food and good service. In the Spring & Fall it is very pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 Place in the French Quarter, 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
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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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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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