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Wed, 6/16
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Simply the Best
1. Simply the Best
"“honey that’s the best meal I’ve ever experienced in my life”"
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2. Delicious
2. Delicious
"totally stuffed with the most delicious food we had over entire trip"
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3. Lovely, Cozy, Classy
3. Lovely, Cozy, Classy
"Lovely, cozy and classy place with food to die for. "
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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
$20 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on available time slot on open table. The restaurant has several dining rooms, the one where we were seated was intimate with dark wood paneling, old South feel. The wait staff were outstanding. The menu options had a nice variety,...hard to choose with so many wonderful dishes. The portions were large and prices were reasonable given the area. There was also a very nice wine list. This would be top of my list for my next visit to NOLA.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

This was our first visit to The Pelican Club. We were greatly warmly and immediately were taken to our table. I ordered the 4 course dinner and selected the turtle soup, the roasted oysters, the trio of duck and the cream brûlée. My wife opted...for the poached lobster with sea scallops and prawns and an appetizer of escargot. I complimented my meal with a perfect Cote Du Rhône and my wife with a Sauvignon Blanc. Both incredible wines were available by the glass. I will sum up our experience with my wife’s quote as we left when she pronounced “honey that’s the best meal I’ve ever experienced in my life”!More

Date of visit: December 2019
253jeanneh, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words, Epicurian46! We really appreciate receiving your feedback and are so happy you chose The Pelican Club! We hope to welcome you back very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything we tried was terrific and sometimes the best we've ever had. The food... so good! ...creole inspired but a broad range of choices (better than others we considered) which impressed at every turn on our visit. === The service, was consistently generous and attentive....All the staff seemed happy to be there and had a pleasant chemistry, even through the evening rush. On a personal level, my wife and I had a wonderful, romantic, memorable dining experience from top to bottom. Eric, the house manager, and our server, Wade, deserve the most thanks!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever my wife and I are in New Orleans, we dine at The Pelican Club. Though not as well known as the Brennan or Emeril restaurants there, it can hold its own with any of them. We discovered The Pelican Club in the 1990s while...pursuing restaurant menus for the annual Reveillon Dinners held during December in New Orleans. The Pelican Club had, and still has, one of the most extensive menus for these, and other, prix fixe meals. So, it was an easy decision to drive from Birmingham, AL to New Orleans last week specifically to attend a five-course French food and wine dinner at The Pelican Club. Limited to sixty people, most of us appeared to be retired and interested in food (another couple drove from Pensacola). None of us was disappointed! Each course was excellently prepared and served. We began with royal ossetra caviar on chive pancakes and champagne and moved through crab cakes, lobster pappardelle, king salmon, duck confit (served with a Premier Cru) to a crème brulee trio. This whole experience served as a model for how multi-course events should be prepared and served. A few years ago, we spent much more on a similar meal in a Michelin starred restaurant in Venice that was embarrassing. Next time you find yourself in New Orleans, check out The Pelican Club.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 23, 2021

Our party of four had a miserable night at The Pelican Club Sunday evening, 4/18/2021. We were on time for our 7:15 reservation, and were seated by Scarlet in Randy’s section. It was soon obvious that the restaurant did not have enough wait staff on...hand; 20 minutes and our order had not been taken, so I spoke to Scarlet about my concerns. She assured me that she would see to it that we had a good dining experience; she did not succeed in that effort. Randy brought hot bread and then disappeared. No plates, no silverware, I had to go find them myself. Our appetizers came 45 minutes after we were seated, our entrees 85 minutes after we were seated. All four entrees were cold, I sent mine back, it returned cold; I did not eat it. Randy did not neglect all of his tables; the table next to ours was well attended to. Which infers that his poor service to our table was purposeful, intentional, calculated. Perhaps it was the multiple bottles of wine they ordered that curried Randy’s favor. It took The Pelican Club 2.5 hours to complete their tour de force. In those 2.5 hours, Randy was not at our table for 2 minutes. I have dined at The Pelican Club many times since 2005; I will no longer. Au diable cet endroit…More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

There are few places in NOLA that we love more than the Pelican Club. Eat outside for the ambiance but inside is very classy. Baked Oysters for your appetizer, Crispy Flounder for the main and bread pudding for dessert is a triple hitter. Service was...excellent and coffee was too! Romantic or just to impress a client. This is the place.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 1, 2021 via mobile

We really had such a delicious meal tonight. Our server was so sweet snd very attentive. The Gumbo was great, Poke appetizer also a winner, the crab cake appetizer also delicious snd the fried chicken was a winner. The coconut cream pie was also yummy....Everything g was nicely presented and served hot or appropriately cold. I had the cucumber cocktail which I loved too.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

The food was outstanding and the waitstaff was super friendly and helpful! I’d highly recommend saving room for the bread pudding with praline sauce!!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

The Pelican Club was our last meal in New Orleans, as well as our last stop on our cross-country road trip! This place did not disappoint!! Ask for Danny!! He was our server and he was amazing as well!! It’s been a long time since...we’ve tasted food this amazing!! Everything was delicious! The sangria is unlike anything I’ve tasted before! Highly, highly recommended!! The Pelican Club is a must if you’re visiting New Orleans!! Don’t forget to ask for Danny as your waiter!! He’s the best!! We will definitely be back soon!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed March 15, 2021

We stopped in here on my wife's birthday for dessert after dinner. We were walking by and saw their menu in the window. My wife really wanted pecan pie and since they had it listed we stopped in. We didn't want to waste our waiter's...time so we informed him we were only their for dessert and a couple drinks. Our waiter, Randy, made us feel like we were honored guests there. My wife ordered the pecan pie, like she wanted, and I asked Randy what other dessert he'd recommend. Without hesitation he said the bread pudding, so that is what I ordered. He did not steer me wrong! My dessert was delicious and my wife loved her pecan pie as well. When they brought out the desserts my wife's pie had a lit candle in it and three staff members sang "Happy Birthday" to my wife. She was so moved that she started tearing up. Even though we weren't ordering a lot of food we were treated so well here that we were truly impressed!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5