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The Pelican Club

(9 Reviews)

312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 523-1504

Today: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tomorrow: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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General Info
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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Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (504) 613-5378

Payment method
mastercard, amex, diners club, discover, visa
Price Range
French Quarter - CBD, French Quarter

The Pelican Club Restaurant and Bar

The Pelican Club Restaurant & Bar

Other Emails

Bakeries, Restaurants, American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Creole & Cajun Restaurants, Bars, Community Organizations
Other Information

Cuisines: Southern, Family Style, American, Bakeries, Cajun & Creole

Price Range : Above Average

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Bike Parking: No

Takes Reservations: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Traditional New Orleans

Back room was very noisy. Wait staff was very professional, courteous and devoted to our needs.
Food was very good and overall worth the money. This is not the place for a quiet, romantic evening.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Quite Impressed Overall

We were extremely happy with our dinning experience. We had a new young waiter that had a difficult time uncorking our bottle of wine but that was the worst we can say about the entire night of service from him. He was very attentive, knowledgeable and right on top of most everything.
The food was outstanding and the wine pairing was terrific.
The one and only complaint I have is that due to the fact that there was three large parties dinning in the same room it was extremely noisy! Noisy to the extent that you thought you were some kids bar or sports bar. The restaurant was conveniently located within walking distance from our hotel and there were a number of large conferences being held there at the Marriott and that might explain the large groups dinning there. Other than the noise, we couldn't find a thing that we'd change. The food was just delicious and outstanding. I would definitely return and try it again!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Food and Wine Pairing

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at The Pelican Club on July 7, 2005. We chose the 5-course meal with wine parring - an excellent choice! The waiter, Lance, allowed us to keep our menu so that we could make notes about each course and the wine tasting. A WONDERFUL dining experience. Our compliments to Chef Richard Hughes and Chef Chin Ling for a truly exquisite meal. I'm continue to search for recipes for the Trio Of Creme Brulee!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Hit or Miss

In general, this is an excellent restaurant. The food is outstanding... it still has the New Orleans flair, but is just different enough.

The dining room can be a little loud and a little crowded at times.

I've had some of the best experiences in New Orleans at this restaurant. Unfortunately, I've also had some of the worst. When they're bad, they're horrible! Some of the wait-staff are excellent, but management needs to screen their employees a little better. Rude behavior, ignoring customers, and slow service occur all too often.

Overall, if you're visiting New Orleans for the first time, I probably wouldn't risk it. There are far better places. If you're looking for something different, and willing to risk a bad experience, try it out. When they manage to hit the nail on the head, they can be great.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worth a look

Had a great experience at the Pelican Club. Was there for Mardi Gras and was a little tired of the big crowds. Found the entrance off of a little alley and decided to go in. Every thing we tried on the menu was great along with great service. Best bread pudding I have ever had. Wine list was pricey and corking fee was a little high as well. Overall a great place for dinner. Will make another stop next time I am in New Orleans.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Recommended by our concierge, this was definitely an excellent place for dinner. The food was absolutely delicious, and the atmosphere was equally as nice. While most people have heard of Mr. B's Bistro or Gallatoire's, the Pelican Club is one of the lesser known upper-crust restaurants in the French Quarter ... but it's definitely worth checking out. Get the filet mignon ... even if you don't like it, you will love theirs.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not worth the money

We went to this restaurant because it had the perfect user ratings on this site. It was a disappointment. I'd call the food ""Californian"" and living in Calif. I've had better Californian dishes in Calif. $100 can be better spent somewhere else (like Palace Cafe). The service was good, though.



Provided by Citysearch - 
worth a try

Surprise to find such a nice restaurant in an offbeat allay in the French Quarter. Very good value for great food.



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This is a great restaurant!... Even as a former employee, having eaten there just about 5 times a week for a year, I can still say that it is one of my favorite restaurants in NOLA (and that's saying a lot!)... For apps., I highly recommend the Escargot, and Oysters.... for entree, Steak Louis is fantastic!....Ambiance is truly New Awlins! Be sure to tip your hostess! :o)