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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Pelican Club quite a few times on my visits to NOLA and I am never disappointed. The service from the bar staff to the wait staff is always great. The food is always consistent. We started with the broiled oysters. IMO...More

Thank dbla72
Jeanne H, Manager at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your amazing review! We strive to provide a valuable dining experience to each and every guest and we are pleased that you enjoy it every time! Thank you for your feedback and we can't wait for the opportunity to serve you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven of us stopped in the bar before having dinner and Jason at the bar was attentive, informative and fun. It set the perfect tone for a great meal and experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

went with friends for birthday dinner we were treated like royalty food and wine drinks was excellent

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a quiet (for French Quarter) position in pedestrian only throughway. We sat outside on a warm evening which was a great change from air-conditioned required by many restaurants in area. Service was good and food above average (wife particularly loved her ravioli starter).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here on our last night in New Orleans. Although under pressure with a large group, we had a friendly and efficient service. I had the local catch of the day, while my wife had a shrimp pasta. Both were delicious....More

Thank Jalgos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night went to The Pelican Club with our son for our anniversary dinner. We had been there a couple of times before but not for a few years. It was overall a disappointing experience and we will not go back again. To begin with...More

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Jeanne H, Owner at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your candid feedback and take your comments very seriously. They will be brought to our staff during our next all hands meeting. We are happy you enjoyed your meal but strive to deliver...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many great places to eat in NOLA. This place was very close to our hotel. We'd walked all day and didn't want to go far. It was a happy accident that we discovered The Pelican Club. We didn't order a full meal, but rather...More

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Jeanne H, General Manager at The Pelican Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your amazing review! We are so happy that we are able to provide a valuable service and we can't wait to serve you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very classy restaurant. Lots of choices. Food delicious. Met family at The Pelican Club. We all really enjoyed this beautiful restaurant. Wait staff very attentive.

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pelican Club is truly one of the BEST restaurants in New Orleans. From the minute you enter the restaurant your WONDERFUL dining experience begins. The atmosphere is welcoming and very elegant New Orlean's style. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and attentive without being obtrusive....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved having appetizers and dessert at the bar. We were just looking for a small meal and this worked perfectly! We had charbroiled oysters, a salad, and a superb flourless chocolate cake!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225
    (Exchange Place)
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: 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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