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“Enjoyed our dining experience at The Pelican Club!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pelican Club

The Pelican Club
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Ranked #57 of 1,919 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: Exchange Place
Description: 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.
San Ramon, California
1 review
“Enjoyed our dining experience at The Pelican Club!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were visiting NO and went to TPC upon a recommendation from the concierge at our hotel. We were very pleased that we did. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We started with the baked oysters, best we had in New Orleans. We had the fish of the day and the filet, both cooked perfectly. The wine selection was really good and the waitress, Kim, made some great recommendations. We finished with the Bourbon Pecan Pie, it was delicious!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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121 reviews
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“Family favorite all time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

We are locals who eat out all the time. The Pelican Club is top notch for food, service, atmosphere and location. The last time we were there, Christmas Eve, it was a real challenge to choose from among the many tempting selections. This is significant since one of us does not eat red meat and another is an avowed carnivore. The bar is very attractive in a cool, Louisiana modern so of way though we have never waited longer than a few minutes for our table even at the holidays. We always make reservations ahead of time. We really like the location. The street really does transport us back to Europe more so than the rest of the Quarter. There is ample parking very close by. It is pricey but a great place for dinner, drinks or special occasions.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Anne W
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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

The family "foursome' (my husband & I, Sister & her husband) spent 24hrs in New Orleans on 12/23/2012. Our evening was complete with dinner at The Pelican Club. I had researched dining options and menus online prior to our trip, even booking our table online. The food was excellent and offered everything from "small bites" to the four course Revellion dinners. Sister & I did small bites with the Italian salad, seafood martini, barbequed shrimp and crab/shrimp cakes. The husbands both ordered the whole crispy flounder, served on platters. Needless to state, we did not have desserts. Service was impeccable. The Pelican Club is off the beaten path, behind the Hotel Monteleone, a little New Orleans secret worth sharing.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1Haffiegal
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Whitefish Bay
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Foodies beware”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Potato-leek soup was chalky. Crab cakes very good. Gulf fish entree overcooked and uninteresting. Bread pudding blah. Wife had a good salad and mediocre fillet of beef. Service was attentive and competent. Soup, fish and a side of roasted potatoes all served tongue-burning hot, a sure sign of a careless kitchen. Just a tourist spot with blah food.

Visited January 2013
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London
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“would go again but suspect it would be better not to try on New Year's Eve”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

we had a lovely evening overall. There were a few couple of glitches which we put down to it being New Year's Eve. I have allergies and the restaurant had informed us that given it was a set menu they would do me a potato soup instead of the lobster. They had made that offer when we booked and the day itself when we confirmed. In fact when we got there there was no potato soup and I was served a bowl of grits - which for the cost - $105 per head seemed a little inadequate. I had duck which was gorgeous, my husband's beef wasn't as good. Starters were great. So we will go again but not when it is a fixed menu. The tables were very close together as well so better for a larger group then an intimate dinner for two.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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