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The Pelican Club

312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
+1 504-523-1504
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“baked oysters” (63 reviews)
“cioppino” (26 reviews)
“lobster” (51 reviews)
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French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious restaurant with an awesome and diverse menu! We both did the four course option which came with a soup - I had crab and corn chowder (delicious), next up was the appetizer and I got the baked oysters (highly recommend), next was my entree...More

Thank Mbjboyd4ever
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant away from the crowds. Food was excellent as was the service. Would highly recommend the Ravioli.

Thank BossyM
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had told the folks at the Pelican Club via Open Table that we were celebrating our 41st anniversary and my 82nd birthday and that we wanted a booth. We were greeted appropriately by the hostess and shown to a half-booth (one chair, one banquette...More

Thank MisterBuster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ran into strangers on the street as we looked at another restaurant's menu (tourist trap)...as the older gentleman walked by, he made a comment about the estabilishment that we were contemplating so I chased him down and he and his wife suggested that we try...More

Thank bjtoile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time dining at the Pelican Club it is located very close to the hotel I usually stay at when visiting New Orleans. From start to finish this was a very enjoyable experience. I made my reservation via open-table and they were...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure you plan around your budget and (if possible) plan your evening at this location. There were two menus, two waiters, and it was just a lot of confusion if you're not used to it. That said, the food was immaculate (try the whole...More

Thank Mathew H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Convenient location in the French quarter for this quality restaurant. All tables were set elegantly with China in this old school dining room. Waiters were very attentive and courteous. The menu selections for appetizers, salads & entrees were very fulfilling. There were multiple choices for...More

Thank Jesse H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the small plate specials at the bar. Easy in and out, great service. Lovely furnishings and outdoor seating.

Thank philatour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While in New Orleans with friends, we found this restaurant while searching for great seafood dishes. The restaurant is beautiful,and we took a table for 5 in the front window. We all ordered from the Prix Fixe menu and enjoyed an array of fine dishes....More

1  Thank Vintagepair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped into The Pelican Club for a drink as we'd had a meal (at Killer Poboys) before. The bar staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was great. The food looked excellent and we'll try that next visit.

Thank Martino52
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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Can men wear shorts with pressed collared shirts in August?
30 August 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes- Sorry for the delay. Did not get a notification
Gluten free options?
4 December 2015|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
They will accommodate you.
Jack L
What is the dress code at the Pelican Club, in New Orleans. Do we need jackets ?
29 April 2015|
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
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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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