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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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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
A delicious sanctuary

We had been wandering around all day and were hot/tired. Coming into the Pelican Club was a breath of fresh air as it was friendly, cool, and had live piano music. We also had our two year old who was incredibly tired, and they were so accommodating (even after she spilled a full drink on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
travelnut37020
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Greenwich, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had been wandering around all day and were hot/tired. Coming into the Pelican Club was a breath of fresh air as it was friendly, cool, and had live piano music. We also had our two year old who was incredibly tired, and they were so accommodating (even after she spilled a full drink on the floor.) The food was... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff went the extra mile to squeeze us in to their booked schedule for a special occasion. Sazerac was perfect and the duck was amazing. Not as slammed as the big name venues, and they take the effort to add personal touches. Literally off the beaten path, but still close enough to be a short hop back into... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This nice place offers you ultimate dinner for a 90 dollars person. In old street there is tables if you feel like having dinner outside. I can understand that local people like to be inside once it is hot and high humidity, but someone like me who comes chilling cold north appreciates eating outside. In this place that is possible.... More 

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New York, NY, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best things I've ever had in my life was the fried oysters here. The Duck Confit was amazing as well.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our five-night culinary and cocktail trip to New Orleans concluded with a six-course dinner at The Pelican Club. When serving to a group of nearly 60 people, it's a feat to keep quality, innovative food coming at a reasonable pace, but The Pelican Club was up to the task. We started with oysters baked with bacon and parmesan cheese and... More 

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ALABAMA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. Atmosphere very nice. Wait staff was great. My husband and I did a complete entree dinner, which includes soup, starter, entree & dessert. My roasted cauliflower soup was wonderful and the scallop ceviche was delicious. My duck trio was good but not great. Prepared well but too much sauce for me. Hid the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

The best kept secret in NOLA. Was here 15 yrs ago for the best meal of my life and returned with some trepidation. Was not disappointed. This is a "locals" upscale restaurant (but jeans are okay), hidden out of the way in the French Quarter. Excellent service. Food is the best I have ever had in my life, no joke.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The food, the service, and the whole experience was excellent. Nothing else to say except I can highly recommend this restaurant.

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Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very nice downtown New Orleans restaurant, good atmosphere, excellent service. Food was good and a fair menu. Medium range prices.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was probably one of the best meals we've ever had. It was 6 courses with wine/cocktail pairings and every course was over the top. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Don't miss it!

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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: French, Mexican, American, Cajun & Creole

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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