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312 Exchange Place in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
504-523-1504
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Ranked #149 of 1,639 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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Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I don't normally order pork chops but tried theirs because they sounded extraordinary and they didn't disappoint. The other course were great as well.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal - 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. Best Regards, Kevin PR Manager More 

Arkansas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a top notch restaurant. It's pricey, but you'd expect that. Food was good. Service was excellent. Really, no complaints. We were visiting our son and he took us here. The question about a place like this is - would you go back? Probably not. The whole experience did not age all that well in our memory. Again -... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review on your most recent experience at the Pelican Club. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every visit. What could we have done to make your visit memorable? More 

Athens, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The maître d' acted like he was doing us a big favor by seating us and he seemed to wander the dinning room scowling at people. Once we ignored him, the place was great. Sumptuous decor pleasant attentive service and imaginative and excellent food . Crispy bone in flounder had a sweet spicy sauce and huge shrimp and scallops on... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review on your most recent experience at the Pelican Club. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every visit. We're glad you enjoyed your meal. On behalf of the Pelican Club, I'd like to apologize for our maître d's behavior. I hope that I can convince... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The service was top notch! Terry and Marcus(??-Sorry) were EXCELLENT. My party of 3 Arrived for 6pm reservation and promptly seated in the middle dining room. Very nice atmosphere although it Got a bit loud when a large group came in. Food was excellent except for my lukewarm soup. My daughters was hot, though. The pork chop was HUGE, cioppino... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were in New Orleans for an extended weekend between Christmas and New Years 2014. We had not heard of The Pelican Club but found it in a book and it looked interesting. We made reservations for later that evening. We were very pleased. The wait staff was very helpful and the food was excellent. The Cajun Martinis were outstanding.... More 

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

Herman, Thank you so much for your feedback. 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. Best Regards, Kevin PR Manager More 

Creston,NC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

my husband and I love to dine in the restaurant's bar, where there are a few tables, or just snug up to the bar, which is so cozy and atmospheric and casual. Good wine and this time we had baked oysters which were delicious, each a bowl of seafood, chicken and andouille gumbo, and a salad. What more do you... 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 and the atmosphere. The baked oysters are actually one of my personal favorites too. Let us know the next time you're in New Orleans so we can reserve a great table for you. The Pelican Club family wishes you and your loved ones all the... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The title pretty much says it all. Great food here at a fairly long standing restaurant. Okay, maybe not long standing by NOLA standards which boasts 4 of the oldest, continuously running restaurants in the U.S., but it does have a few decades under its belt. The front dining room is really cozy and warm with the cypress wood but... More 

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

Jopper, Thank you very much for your review on your most recent experience at the Pelican Club. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every visit. I agree with you about the main dining room(middle) being noisy. Unfortunately with the historic building code, we're limited in what we can do to lessen... More 

Miami
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The restaurant exceeded my expectations. The food was great, specially the lamb. The gumbo soup was also good. The restaurant was just good...not great, but we had great service.

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

Patty, Thank you so much for your review. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Pelican Club. What could we have done differently to make your experience great? 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. Wishing you a happy and... More 

hanoi
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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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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