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The Pelican Club

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312 Exchange Place in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225 (Exchange Place)
504-523-1504
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Pelican Club, offering a wide range of fabulous New Orleans dishes...
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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    Very good
  • 46
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  • 23
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good meal

We had the coolinary special and it was awesome!!!! My steak was cooked to perfection and the pairings were a great addition to the meal for a reasonable price!!! Can't wait to go back one day!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Scott H
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had the coolinary special and it was awesome!!!! My steak was cooked to perfection and the pairings were a great addition to the meal for a reasonable price!!! Can't wait to go back one day!!!!

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Charleston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We ordered off the Coolinary special menu. Such a good way to experience 5 star restaurants in New Orleans. We had a seafood martini for the first course, full lobster and creme brûlée.

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We found this restaurant from the Coolinary Month in NOLA, and we were excited by the choices offered. The regular menu gives the same choices, but ala cart, much more expensive. They also offer a 4 course menu for just a few more dollars. Three courses were more than enough, and our meal was fabulous. My spouse had the gumbo... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

15 friends enjoyed another great meal at Pelican Club. The staff is first class and everyone will go out of their way to make your meal and evening memorable. Anything you order is delicious and don't forget a dish of bread pudding and coffee to complete your meal. Tourists and natives, I highly recommend this restaurant, one of THE best... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was our first Coolinary meal for 2015! I have been using as the benchmark for all others! Why? It had fantastic atmosphere, excellent service, great selection off the menu and very very delicious!! 5 out of 5 in all areas!! A must place to experience at any time!!!👍👍👍👍👍

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DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Pelican Club has one of the most extensive Coolinary menus in August, so decided to return. Have to say the baked oysters were disappointing and shoddily prepared. Oysters were overcooked, serving pan had just a handful of rock salt and the oysters slid around on crude aluminum pan, nothing like the presentation at Arnaud's a few nights earlier. My wife... More 

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MORGAN, CITY, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Party of 6 enjoyed the three course Coolinary menu $38-$43). Wonderful food, service, and ambiance. Seafood martini qualifies as one of the best appetizers that I have ever had. A filet topped with a crab and shrimp cake with mashed potatoes, corn and haricote verts as an entree. Desser, lemon box pie with a blueberry accent, was in a league... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Always choose for special occasions (anniversary, birthdays). Wonderful Creole food, distinctive art on the walls, fine wait staff and fantastic Chef/Owner.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is my wife's favorite mid-level fine dining spot. Great food of all kinds. Great, Antique Bar. Could live on the bakery goods and bread-sticks for years. Order the special seafood dish du jour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great ambience, attentive staff and excellent food. We loved The Pelican Club. This was an excellent restaurant to both eat and enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 Exchange Place in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
    (Exchange Place)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: 504-523-1504

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, Mexican, American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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.
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

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