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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
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I found this magnificent restaurant on OpenTable, after a long search of restaurants that were already booked for Memorial Day weekend.. And I am so glad, because I would much rather dine at a locals spot than a tourist restaurant such as Commanders Palace! Everything about the Pelican Club was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Chris L
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Tucked away down a side alley this is quite a pretentious restaurant with two large wooden paneled rooms reminiscent of a gentleman's club. The night we went all the other restaurants we chose were full yet this one was almost empty. we plumped for a table opposite the bar which had windows overlooking the alley. I chose the duck trio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I found this magnificent restaurant on OpenTable, after a long search of restaurants that were already booked for Memorial Day weekend.. And I am so glad, because I would much rather dine at a locals spot than a tourist restaurant such as Commanders Palace! Everything about the Pelican Club was perfect. They offer a 4 course prix fixe menu, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A New Orleans institution. A great classic menu with full wine list. It's a traditional French Quarter restaurant and the locals still dress for dinner though the dress code has relaxed. Go early for a cocktail at the bar and stay late into the Big Easy night. On a Saturday talk a walk thought the quarter afterwards and enjoy the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant is reached down a little quaint alleyway, reminiscent of historic european towns. We had a business dinner here. Most of us opted for the prix fixe menu which includes 4 course for around $55, which was an excellent value. My dishes included seafood bisque, oysters and redfish. All were delicious. The wine list had excellent choices - i... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I heard great things about this beautiful designed restaurant but it did not live up to expectations. The restaurant was 1/2 full and I figured we would get a nice table with some room....instead we were offered a small corner table which wasn't appropriate at all to us. We changed our table to a bar table near the piano which... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What an amazing location. What an amazing menu. What great service. And yet, the management staff insists upon ruining the experience. "We know you wanted a window, but it's Tuesday so our comfortable/popular dining room with windows is closed. Would you prefer this crampled little table instead? And the food used to be memorable enough to overcome poor management choices... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Love this place just a few blocks from the hubbub of Bourbon Street an oasis of class at reasonable prices. Great menu and food always prompt and tasty. We had a vegetarian guest who they looked after very we'll. Have couple of the champagne lemon cocktails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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