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The Pelican Club

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French Quarter
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312 Exchange Place in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225 (Exchange Place)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent service and the food was spot on. while the atmosphere was some what lacking we had a wonderful dinner and will be back soon.

Thank Rollin R
Homewood, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now eaten here 3 times in 7 years. Each time our dinner and service was excellent. Michael our waiter was terrific! We will always plan on eating here when we visit New Orleans.

Thank Joe B
Pittsburgh, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a large group dinner here. Very pricey, although food quality and service were good. The dining room itself is nice, but the banquette seating was falling apart (no reinforcement on the bottom) and the ladies room was exceedingly dated.

Thank djd11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We each got the prix fixe meal so it came with an appetizer, soup, entrée and dessert. The food was to die for and such huge portions. The soup of the day was corn and crab bisque and just the best soup I've ever had. Waiter joked the owner could open a "soup truck" and I agreed. Appetizer was oysters... More 

Thank Jhamm84
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful. It has history and you can see it in the building. Easy to get to in the French Quarter. Make sure you make reservations as they do book up often. It is fine dining to the tea, the waiters are very well dressed and know their job. They also actually look like they love working there.... More 

Thank Joshua C
Wigan, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with a friend at the Pelican Club after coming across this one evening. Had the 4 course dinner (soup / salad, appetizer, entree and dessert) and, whilst not the cheapest meal, was certainly worth it and value for money. The coconut pie dessert was to die for! All courses were well presented and came out in good time.... More 

Thank MazC23
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year, my husband and I made it our mission to try as many of the "Coolinary" restaurant specials as we could in a month. Per our waiter last year, the Pelican Club won the best "coolinary" restaurant in 2014 and our meal last summer in 2015 was fabulous. Since we are local, we always choose a week night so... More 

Thank Julie L
Rio Grande, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodations are small so expect to be crowded with a larger group. Food is presented in an attractive fashion. Desserts are good. Wait staff is very helpful.

Thank Denise S
Enterprise, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner with my wife at The Pelican Club. Although pricey--the 4 course dinner (soup or salad, appetizer, entree and desert) will run you about $200, it's well worth the splurge! The ambiance is low key and mellow, the waitstaff is superb and the food is amazing! I'm convinced they serve the best gumbo in the world! Will... More 

Thank purepilot77
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Had not been to the Pelican Club in a while & I'm local. Shame on me. It was fantastique. We had a table of 7 with a reservation & were promptly seated on a Friday night. Excellent service and staff. Still nicely tucked away on Exchange.

Thank ValinNola

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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, 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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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 Place in the French Quarter, 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.