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The Pelican Club

Certificate of Excellence
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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Houston, Tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really like this place. Wait staff and servers always very friendly. The food is also spot on every visit. I like their cioppino dish. So good. Very filling. Make this a stop on your dinner tour!

Thank dbla72
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pelican Club is one of our local favorites! It has everything--ambiance, food and service. We like to have a pre-dinner cocktail in the lovely bar, and the full menu is also available to dine at the bar. Try the scallop stuffed artichoke appetizer and the whole crispy flounder. After dinner, walk across the street and through the side garage... More 

Thank Susan M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a good find! The food was some, if not the best, I've EVER had!!!!!!!!!! Couldn't recommend higher! Set menu reasonably priced. Must go!!!!!!

Thank Annie M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The month of August in New Orleans is a great time to eat at quality restaurants for a great value. The Pelican Club offers an extensive Coolinary menu sure to please all palates. You get to select an appetizer, entree and dessert. On my visit I chose the seared tuna with sea scallops accompanied by bok choy, fried plantain and... More 

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Treasure Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually the Pelican Club is in the heart of the French Quarter tucked away in a lovely brick paved courtyard sandwiched between art galleries and overlooked by balconies whose iron railings are covered in cascading brilliantly covered bougainvillea. The atmosphere is private club elegant with white linen table cloths and mahogany furniture. The food will having you coming back for... More 

Thank cantdance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner there for the first time. Took advantage of the Coolinary month special pricing. The selection of appetizers and entrees is VERY impressive and the portions are substantial. The waiter was professional, attentive and friendly. All things considered, a perfect meal at a very reasonable price. We will be there again!

Thank Charles C
Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit especially during restaurant month. Absolutely the best dinner I had the whole time in New Orleans.

Thank milliesmama223
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are ending a terrific week in New Orleans this evening with several good-to-great food experiences around town. Tonight however, The Pelican Club failed at the start, and thereby tainted the entire experience. Since this was our last night, I had wanted a high-class, white-table cloth experience restaurant. We made reservations for this meal, as well as several other restaurants... More 

Thank CCarrnDC
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a leafy lane in the French Quarter this is worth a visit. I had the summer "coolinary" menu which had an array of seafood dishes. The lobster was particularly good and the tuna poke appetiser likewise. Service was helpful and prompt. Good evening out.

Thank Scottishsuese
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had three courses here, opting out of the heavy pre fixe. The salad was divine, with blue cheese and carrot ribbons and pecans. The martini crab/lobster was a bit heavy on the mayonaise. The barbeque shrimp was heaven in a hot pot. I highly recommend going there for the best bbq shrimp possible, great service and reasonable wine list.... 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, Gluten Free Options, 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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

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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.