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The Pelican Club

312 Exchange Place in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
504-523-1504
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Ranked #164 of 1,630 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Exchange Place
Description: 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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hanoi
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This was a very busy place. When we walked in with reservations we could hardly get through the bar crowd, but we got our table and had a good sesonal dinner. It took a long time to get a bottle of wine due to the crowd in the bar but otherwise the service was excellent. My wife had great turtle... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Right in the heart of the French Quarter and an easy walk if you are staying in the Quarter - if not get a cab as parking is difficult. The restaurant has 3 distinct rooms that are all large areas and in the entrance is a big bar that you can drink and or eat at. The menu is eclectic... More 

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Minnesota
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 6:30 for a 7pm reservation, happy to sit in bar to wait. Enjoyed the character of bar and good drinks. Some mixup in seating us, but eventually taken to table 44, and the hostess wished me a happy birthday as we entered. (We had noted the birthday in our open table reservation). When seated, we noticed a... More 

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HOUSTON, TEXAS
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We ate here on the recommendation of a local. While I will admit that several parts of dinner were very good, I don't think this is worth a 4- or 5-star rating due to our experience there. I ordered the lobster, which was good. However, my husband ordered the lamb and he did not like it at all. It was... More 

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Richard H, Public Relations Manager at The Pelican Club, responded to this review

Elizabeth, I’m deeply sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience at the Pelican Club. I understand your frustration with having to spend your hard earned money and not get what you paid for. Our main priority is to be able to offer exquisite food and a comfortable atmosphere, and I am truly sorry that you did... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

First time here. Had a reservation so I got right in. The menu had many great New Orleans items. I had the Drum Fish special, gumbo, crab cakes and sorbet. All items were delicious and plenty of each one. The crab cakes tasted as if they were 100% crab, no filler. My waiter, Randy, was very nice, helpful, and not... More 

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Richard H, Public Relations Manager at The Pelican Club, responded to this review

Frank, Thank you so much for your review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Pelican Club. Is there anything we could have done differently? We hope you travel to New Orleans again soon and make sure to let us know, so we can reserve a great table for you. ps: I'll let make sure to let Randy... More 

Fairhope, Alabama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I selected The Pelican Club based on Tom Fitzmorris’s recommendation and I have to say I was disappointed. The location is great and I did enjoy the atmosphere, however I found the service to be poor and the food was bland. I'll try a different spot next time i'm in NOLA.

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Richard H, Public Relations Manager at The Pelican Club, responded to this review

Stuart, Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent experience at the Pelican Club. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every visit. I apologize for your poor experience about our service and food. Our main priority is to be able to offer exquisite food and a comfortable atmosphere,... More 

Key West, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I was close to the five rating because the food was superb. While I chose the lounge with a view of a quaint alley in the French Quarter, it may have led to pleasant but rather uninspired service. Try the Duck times three, Full of different spices and sauces on each type of the bird. Rice dressing served under wing... More 

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Richard H, Public Relations Manager at The Pelican Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal - it's actually one of my personal favorites too. I'm sorry that the service was not up to your standards. We hope your next visit to the Pelican Club is memorable along with superior service. Thanks a lot for your feedback! Kevin More 

Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very nice. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu and gave helpful advice about ordering. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting New Orleans.

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Richard H, Public Relations Manager at The Pelican Club, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star rating. I'm so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kevin More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Excellent craft cocktail list; great desserts. The dinner menu looked great too, but pricey. Looked to be well attended by locals. Tucked away on an alley in the quarter.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Better then average, but a good, not a very good. After a visit to GW Fins, it was a little disappointing. The bench seats are lumpy and uncomfortable, the staff were ok, but nothing spectacular. The portions are huge and the food was cooked fine, but for example, the filet was good, but was not rested properly and left blood... More 

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Additional Information about The Pelican Club

Address: 312 Exchange Place in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
Phone Number: 504-523-1504
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Mexican

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