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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 - 10:00 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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Santa Rosa, California
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked by this place and thought it looked nice, so tried it for dinner after reading good things on Trip Advisor. It turned out to be our favorite meal in New Orleans so far! An attractive spot along an interesting alley, bigger than it looks. Had a truly fresh and tasty Italian bread salad with olives, capers, onions....zesty. Great... More 

Thank Jane M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the great restaurants in NOLA, always great service, food and wine. We go to the Panthers / Saints Football game every year, so we have spent New Years Eve here and many other nights. Great seafood and always willing to provide what the customer wants.

Thank Aidan W
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just happened down the little alley where this amazing restaurant is located, and decided to eat here for our 5th anniversary. What a wonderful experience! Our waiter was amazing, very attentive without being overbearing, and he even brought us champagne when he found out it was our anniversary. My husband had lobster with shrimp and scallops.... More 

Thank Pam S
Georgia, USA
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we travel, especially to a place like NO, we try to find places known for the quality of the food. We don't care about views, well we do but not at the expense of excellence in the kitchen, themes, chains, advertising or "names". This usually means somewhere where locals eat and therefore not somewhere that draws in many tourists.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. SItting outside in one of those street/alleys, lots of street life and colorful characters, still a kind of fine dining experience. The Escargot was THE BEST EVER, no exceptions! The Louisianna Cioppino (like a tomaot based seafood stew, to be ladled over linguini) was tremendous (I had never had it before), the seafood melting in your... More 

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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon searching for fantastic dinner places I can upon The Pelican Club. We arrived for our reservation and were seated immediately. Brandon was our server who came almost immediately. Brandon was extremely helpful and personable. We did the 4 course prix fix which gets you a soup , I ordered the gumbo which was excellent with big pieces of shrimp... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this jem on the night we arrived in town. The food was amazing, every course. Our waiter, Randolph, was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about both the cuisine and the city. We ate ate many popular restaurants during our stay and the Pelican Club stands out as perhaps our best restaurant experience.

Thank Rene A
Jupiter, Florida
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180 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good restaurant. The food and service was excellent. The server gave a very good overview of the menu and made some great recommendations.

Thank Jmpeters
Edison, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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

Thank 2db22015
Williamsburg, Virginia
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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

Thank zagnutmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

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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.
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