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The Pelican Club

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French Quarter
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312 Exchange Pl, 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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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pelican Club is a "15" on a scale of 1 to 10. We had the price fixe dinner and everything from the soup to dessert was fabulous. I had gumbo,calamari and rack of lamb. And of course bread pudding for dessert. The food and service were THE BEST

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is known by the locals and it is a bit difficult to find in the Quarter but oh so worth it. The quality of food is 5 star and service also. I have passed up the restaurant at times because I did not find the menu to my liking but when I have they never fail to impress.

Thank deantachbruce
Lowell, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best dining experiences we have ever had! The service from our waiter Elian was excellent and our meals were outstanding! Whole flounder was out of this world, filet of beef melted in our mouth! The bread pudding and crime brûlée were to die for!

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Milledgeville, Georgia
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175 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose the Pelican Club to celebrate our anniversary because they offered crispy flounder, one of our favorites. We could not have been happier with our choice. It was perfectly prepared! Our servers, Marcus and Charles, were particularly attentive adding to the delight of the evening. We will remember this celebration for some time to come and expect to return... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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980 reviews
680 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 478 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Up a really nice old street. Not very busy, but not very welcoming either so that's probably why. Just had one beer and moved on.

Thank Jilllian
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We celebrated my husband's birthday here over Easter weekend. We had never heard of Pelican Club despite my husband being a New Orleans native. We are so glad we discovered it, the food was fantastic and our waitress was really terrific.

Thank DebArc
Indianapolis, Indiana
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181 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband chose to have the 4 course Prix Fixe Menu. He had the Shrimp, Chicken and Adouille Sausage Gumbo, which he said was ok...the Pelican Club Baked Oysters, which were excellent...the Paneed Gulf Fish with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat (the fish that day was Sheepshead), also excellent....and the Bread Pudding, which was good. I chose to have two appetizers...the... More 

Thank Michelle112013
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117 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to sample some appetizers. Was considering this location for a celebration. Had gumbo, which was good, and BBQ shrimp, which was not good and there were only 3 shrimp! Was sort of Thai style but didn't make it. The restaurant is also really loud, even in what appeared to be a quiet banquette the sound was bouncing off... More 

Thank AuntieMush
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice older restaurant. Kevin (female) was excellent server. Very attentive but not obtrusive. Lobster was huge and cooked perfectly. Comes butter basted but I also had some clarified butter to dip. Was a nice presentation with shrimp and a scallop included. Potatoes were very good but corn only so-so. Very nice fresh goat cheese salad. They have a prix... More 

Thank frankrv
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner had a lovely meal at the pelican club as a recommendation from other tourists we had been speaking to in new orleans so we decided to try it out and we weren't dissapointed. Food was lovely especially the fish. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Well worth a visit

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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
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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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