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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” (66 reviews)
“cioppino” (26 reviews)
“lobster” (54 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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1 - 10 of 743 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited this place during our honeymoon 12/09/2017, we found it by chance due to the lovely external decorations. Once inside we where shown to our table. We where given a corner booth within the first room. Our waiter Was Alekander (apologies if spelling is...More

Thank emma h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to early dinner for restaurant week but also got the prix fixe menu. Had the broiled oysters which were marvelous and the trio of duck and the lobster with shrimp. Service was great and food was prepared perfectly. Bread pudding was the best we...More

Thank DrDianaChen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband took me here for Coolinary month and for my birthday.It was perfect. The service was great, the portions were surprisingly big for a fancy restaurant, and most importantly the food and cocktails were amazing. I loved the atmosphere and would highly recommend and...More

Thank K8lyn-L
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

K8lyn-L, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday dinner! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 3rd year in a row that we have visited The Pelican Club for Coolinary. Once again it was a wonderful dinner. The ambience is so perfectly New Orleans, lively and sophisticated. Our server Kenny provided perfect service - attentive, friendly and efficient....More

Thank kait440
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey kait440, we're so happy to hear you had a wonderful time during your most recent visit. We appreciate your patronage and can't wait to see you next year.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large family group, around 16 people. The service and food were excellent. Pelican Club is now in my Top 3 restaurants in New Orleans.

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in New Orleans for a holiday, and came across this restaurant on the Coolinary website. Great choice of food available, with even oysters available as an option of the menu, which is amazing for an offer menu, The service was great, with no attention...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely take advantage of the coolinary experience at this restaurant during the summer season. It is worth every penny. The service was good and the food was simply amazing. I got the gumbo, lobster with fried shrimp and bread pudding. Everything tasted amazing with a...More

Thank Boris E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit and won't be the last. Went for the Coolinary menu upon recommendations from co-workers and we were not disappointed. Very surprised when we walked in. Much bigger restaurant than we expected and nicely decorated. Service was prompt and attentive while at max capacity....More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

On our first evening in NOLA we went to the Pelican Club. There were 4 of us and we all ordered off the Coolinary menu. We had seafood martinis and baked oysters for appetizers. Entrees were the duck trio, filet and crab cakes, and blue...More

Thank crabbysue
Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing The Pelican Club for your dining pleasure! We’re so glad you were able to enjoy so many items from our Coolinary menu and thoroughly enjoyed all of your dishes. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a fantastic...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the coolinary menu. The servings were huge! Couldn't finish. Our choice was the duck and it was very good. We started with the calamari and it was very tasty. Cool, old school atmosphere.

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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
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Restaurant Details

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