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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 232
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  • 114
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
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
CREATIVE AND TASTY

Thanks to an excellent well informed waiter who knew not only how each dish was prepared but took the time and trouble to help us choose what to order we had an excellent experience . Each dish came to the table piping hot - alas often in busy restaurants one's order gets cooked to order but served... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Carpediem1933
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Miami, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

went here on a mid weeknight and was totally disapointed with the wait staff The food was cooked well but with the poor service it just made it bad we sat at the table for 20 min finished plates on the table and it took 3 hours to get out of the place 6:30 to 9:43 will only return if... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The chef did a great job, all the food was perfectly prepared, too bad the service was notably bad. We were there almost 3 hours to complete our dinner. Forever for waiter to take order, another extremely long wait for bread, which was the only part of the meal that could use improvement, and so on

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Miami, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Thanks to an excellent well informed waiter who knew not only how each dish was prepared but took the time and trouble to help us choose what to order we had an excellent experience . Each dish came to the table piping hot - alas often in busy restaurants one's order gets cooked to order but served when the waiter... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Pelican Club was a wonderful find for our last dinner in NOLA. They have a wonderful selection of a-typical NOLA foods, rabbit, lamb, duck etc. Beautiful interior with clean lines and lots of space between tables. We really enjoyed our meal.

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columbus, NC USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We visited six of the top-listed NOLA fine dining restaurants on a recent trip, and Pelican Club was the best. The menu was inventive and the food delicious. Most diners report their choice was

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Didn't know what to expect on my first night in NOLA. Pelican Club helped to make it special. Went with a work-colleague and we were both impressed. The food was excellent, the service was attentive, polite and posh (crumb scrapers and all!) Had three items form the a la carte menu: Calamari (was lovely), the Shrimp, Chicken and Andouille Sausage... More 

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Sydney
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5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food and the most amazing service. I had the lamb cutlets and my partner had the chicken gumbo both were outstanding. We have travelled a lot and feel that this was one of our best meals we've had! A must when in NOLA!! Cocktails were also tasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I ate here with another couple in March of 2015. We had a little bit of everything and it was all excellent. Our waiter was great, the food was spot on (the potato leek soup was the best I've ever had, period!) and the location was easy to find.

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Naples, Florida
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64 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We were a group of 6. The service was good. The main dining room was noisy so we asked for a table where it would be possible to have a conversation. We were reseated in a very good location. The food and wine were both very good, but not memorable. The prices were average for New Orleans these days, with... More 

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Houston
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52 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Located in Exchange Alley, the Pelican Club could become our favorite NOLA restaurant. We liked everything about it from the location, the room setting and of course, the excellent food. Servers were very good and knowledgeable.

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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: Mexican, American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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