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The Pelican Club

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French Quarter
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312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225 (Exchange Place)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Edison, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pelican Club is a lovely restaurant. The food is excellent. Our server - Randolph - was knowledgeable and friendly. We will be back!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal here and a delightful evening. The food and service were both stellar. Can't wait to return!

Thank zagnutmom
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Mary Jane as our server and she was both accommodating and hospitable! She made the experience! We were in a slight rush and she made sure we had time to spare! We decided to enjoy the restaurant week menu and it was amazing! We started with the gumbo and the corn and crab bisque, both of which were... More 

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really lovely meal (just 2 of us), great food and very reasonable prices. He had oysters (much nicer baked than raw!) and lobster, I had tuna poke and duck three ways. All were excellent. The best dish of the evening was the White chocolate bread pudding! I'd go back just for that! On our way out the... More 

Thank Lydia W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New Orleans is a fantastic food town and you will be hard pressed to find a bad meal or lousy service anywhere. As locals we have our standard for both food & service. Restaurants know better than to mess up either. Tonite was the Pelican Club for a Coolinary Dinner. These are done during August each year during significant slow... More 

Thank sting52
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during the New Orleans Coolinary week and had a great 3 course meal. The lobster and filet mignon were great. It's a higher end place and that brings higher prices but we enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Kris K
Destrehan, Louisiana
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When locals have just about had it with the summer heat & humidity in NOLa, our restaurants give us a reason to go out and celebrate the (hopefully) last bit of summer with Coolinary New Orleans for the month of August. This past weekend my husband and I did just that by selecting The Pelican Club from a long list... More 

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Perdido Key, Florida
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After more than a dozen visits to New Orleans we finally discovered this gem just a few blocks off of Bourbon Street. We enjoyed one of the best meals in a city filled with great dining facilities. We chose from the pris fixe menu and for $39 each could not have been happier. Plating, food preparation and quality could not... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't have a reservation. Walked in and got a nice table in the bar area facing the alley. Nice and sober decor. Totally outstanding service. No way to possibly improve it. Also a great meal. I had the baked oysters as a starter. I love oysters, but always eat them raw. My first "cooked" oysters ever and they were... More 

Thank Olle O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first came here in the 1990's and it is just as wonderful so many years later. The place is very classy but unpretentious. The service was excellent. The food amazingly delicious. I had the gumbo and even though this was my fourth gumbo in the city it was by far the best. The roux wasn't real dark but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
    (Exchange Place)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: 504-523-1504
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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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.