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The Pelican Club

312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
+1 504-523-1504
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had dinner on Sunday evening. Enjoyed a nice happy hour drink at bar first- Service was excellent, as was the food. We chose the Summer Special 3 course menu. I enjoyed the salad- very fresh- catfish topped with fried shrimp, and creme brûlée. My...More

Thank cmerun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a local I try to go out of my way to eat out more during the slow summer months to help good proven restaurants weather the off season. Like many local spots the Pelican club does a happy hour discount featuring some of their...More

Thank Jfc073
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed it here, went a while ago. I had snails which I love and the whole family enjoyed their meals. It is a nice quiet place off the beaten track of Bourbon Street. Would happily go again.

Thank CultOfOne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recommended by tripadvisor. We went for the set summer menu. It all went so fast, that we almost had three courses within less than an hour. The starter (which was very nice) was served so fast that we didn’t even had the ordered white wine....More

Thank Carlarsen
Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped by the Pelican club after wandering the city. I arrived at happy hour and was mixed a delicious and strong cocktail courtesy of Lindsey. Lindsey answered our questions about the menu, made recommendations about other places to eat and drink around town, and...More

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent menu and well prepared food and drink. The wait staff,while friendly (a little too friendly) and efficient didn’t match up with the excellent chefs. Felt like we were in a diner vs a fine dining restaurant. That said, we would definitely return...

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jason was top notch. We went for happy hour drinks and oysters. He was kind entertaining and made GREAT drinks.

Thank amy c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good, the service maybe a little over eager. More than once unfinished portions of food/f drinks were attempted to be cleared, but other than that, this is a nice place with a nice wait service.

Thank mahomama59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place does it right! We had the scallops on artichokes, tuna poke, gumbo, crab bisque, and Gulf fish with crab meat ... sublime! My only whine is we could have used more artichoke bottoms. There was only one and the scallops were presented on...More

Thank 24brooke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Portions were tiny, food was average. I would expect a lot more for the price. Service was average. Out of all the amazing places there are to eat in NOLA, I would not want to return here. Interesting crowd watching though.

Thank Melissa M
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Dee T
May 22, 2018|
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Response from ChiantiSister | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure - you may need to make contact directly. We were a party of 6 and there were 2 parties of 10.
August 29, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: +1 504-523-1504
  • E-mail
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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