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$20 - $60
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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French Quarter
0.3 miles from French Quarter
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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”"
epicurian46
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My favorite dinner from our trip and we ate at several top notch places. I got the Gulf Fish meal which was Sheepshead (probably my favorite fish, So I was instantly excited) It was out of this world deliciously cooked. I also had the bread...pudding for dessert and it was the best I have ever had! My husband got the pork chop and it was HUGE! He let me try it and it was equally amazing. We both loved our food. The service was great as well! We will definitely be back if we are ever in NOLA again!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

How were we missing this place? Excellent fine dining somewhat hidden in the FQ. Reserved a table for dinner during COOLINARY and so glad we did. Wedge and heirloom tomatoes for our two apps, pork chop and duck/mushroom fettuccine for our mains, and bread pudding...and coconut cream pie for our deserts. Everything was well prepared with wonderful presentation. JT - thanks for everything and we’ll see ya again soon!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My two sisters and a friend (all in our 60s and 70s and well dressed) spent a week in New Orleans during coolinary month (August). We had made dinner reservations at a highly rated restaurant each night. Every one of them was a great experience...until our last night at the Pelican Club. Although dinner reservations had been made a month earlier, when we arrived at the podium to check in, we certainly did not receive a courteous welcome. We gave the reservation name, the twit checked the reservation book and motioned to a table in the noisy bar near the open entrance door. We noticed many empty tables in the dinning room and asked to be seated there. The twit again made a show of checking the reservation book, heaved a sigh, and said alright. We were shown to a table and proceeded order. The waiter was great, food was good, drinks were good. However, the entire experience was spoiled by the initial encounter with the guy at the podium. When we mentioned the issue to the waiter, he said "oh the guy with the glasses". I don't have a name, but glasses guy needs to find another line of work.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2022

Our server Brian (Pony) was amazing. So friendly and funny. Both my husband and I order the filet. I ordered the 3-course special. We both ordered medium well but the meat was a bit tough. Something you’d find with a sirloin but shouldn’t with a...filet. The dessert was very good. If we ever make it back to New Orleans, we’ll visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

Service was very good. Starters and main courses were delicious. When it came to desserts, we ordered the pecan pie and that was simply horrid, could not eat it. Not what you expect from a high end restaurant like the Pelican Club. Up until that...point this had been our best culinary experience in New Orleans. But when it came to desserts, what a disappointment!!!! And the worst of it is not that the dessert was bad, it was how it was not acknowledged, simply brushed off. In a place of this caliber and price, if a patron does not even touch his plate, you expect to be asked why......because a place like this has got to be concerned if a clients did not like his dish. At the very least the courtesy of asking. But nothing. They simply picked up the plate and asked nothing. Very disappointing. So, overall great service and food......except the desserts.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

Do yourself a favor and spoil yourself at The Pelican Club!! It was the perfect fancy date night spot that we don't get in our hometown and I could tell it was great for larger groups, as well. I noticed the patio when we were...enjoying a spa day and wandered back to it for dinner. We were cutting it close for their last seating but they were gracious in accommodating us and then sat us with the best dang server I've ever had. It was seriously one of the best dinners I've ever had in my life and I am thrilled we stumbled upon the place. A few tips: Ask for Edwina, the best server I have ever had in my life. The bread, omg the bread, you have to get it. If there is a chef special that night, it's what you want.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic experience. The staff are attentive but not overbearing. The food was all exceptional. The wine list is great and the sommelier can offer great selections from the list. A great experience, truly one of America’s best restaurants.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 25, 2022

Held a dinner for ~20 people in early evening. The team at the Pelican Club provided our event great service and was very helpful. A special call out to Marc Doiron, their wine expert, who provided great recommendations that made the night more special. Thank...you to the PC team!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

We came back to the Pelican Club after having the most incredible experience here several years ago. This was not the case this time. We made the reservation two months in advance because of a special occasion. We were seated in the bar! When we...were asked to be moved to a table in the restaurant, they were able to do so. We were then greeted by a very rude waiter, JT. He seemed a bit perplexed when one of of our party asked to have a fish cooked well done. This was overall not a good experience, especially since we had raved about the Pelican Club to the friends we brought with us. I guess this will be our last visit. Just wanted the restaurant to know.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Nice, quiet restaurant, just off the main area. Good was great. They have a ala carte or three course fixed price menu. Fresh bread made in house which is great!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022

the food is excellent, the service is friendly and great. Everything you want. Look up their website to see their menu.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

We caught a glimpse of this hidden restaurant as our day tour was driving us back to our hotel on Royal St. It has an outdoor spot, but it was cooling off, so we ate indoors. And we had a wonderful meal. I started with...a Plantation Old Fashioned- wow! Then barbecued shrimp and carrot soup. Finished with coconut pie. Perfection!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

This was the single best meal and dining experience over three nights in NOLA (also ate at and loved Mr. B’s Bistro and Gallatoires). Our family (including 3 teens and one 11 year old) each had the prix fixe meal and we all tried different...things. Everything was excellent and perfectly prepared. The dining room is loud when full, but it did not bother us. Sitting out in the courtyard at night would also be lovely.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 29, 2022

First, their bread is the best I've ever had. The service is amazing. All the food is delicious, it's pricey but worth it. This is fine dining, with a dress code.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 20, 2022

The price fix 3 course menu is great. Everything was excellent. The pasta with the ciappino was made fresh on-site. The duck 3 ways was tasty and the perfect size. Deserts all home made and fantastic.

Date of visit: March 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5