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The Pelican Club

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312 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130-2225 (Exchange Place)
+1 504-523-1504
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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382 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by the Pelican Club and met our bartender Eddie. Most important was the service at the bar. It was outstanding. This is a local's spot that is a amazing. The restaurant is classic. The chef has been here for 26 years and the food is outstanding. This is a must stop in New Orleans. The locals are here... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my girlfriends favorite retaurant! We had reservations for 7:30 December 4 ! The place was empty so we figured we we get a lot of attention! We sat for a few minutes till our waiter came! He came and acknowledged us and then took off again! We were starving! He came back and we asked for bread we... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet on a Monday night after Thanksgiving but probably the best of the 6 dinners we had. Excellent, creative menu and really terrific, attentive service.

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Thank drasco2015
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals we had on our New Orleans visit! The server was from Bulgaria and she was very knowledgeable about the menu. We both had the fixed price 4 course dinner. Turtle Soup was rich and flavorful to start. I had the seafood cold mixture served in a martini glass with fresh potato salad in marvelous white... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk down exchange place to get here was great. Beautiful alley. Walked in with no reservations and sat at the bar about 850. Bartenders were nice and friendly in spite of being swamped. Had the Quattro Formaggio Ravioli with shrimp and Italian Sausage as an appetizer. Ravioli were put together perfectly. Shrimp was cooked just right. Sausage was prepared... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in New Orleans you wanted to have a nice meal I suggested Mr. Ed's and my husband wanted the pelican The meal was good. The down side was our waiter did not explain menu to us. The oyster appetizer was awesome I could've just stopped there. We had a three course meal and in my opinion the... More 

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Thank swarmbrunn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Im telling you this was so fabulous i cant even explain it. Our waiter was wonderful and suggested certain things and the Gumbo was to die for. This will not disappoint. I would not wear shorts and a t-shirt it's alittle upscale. Fabulous!!!!

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have reservation so we eat at the bar. Very friendly staff. The food was excellent. One of my recommended places for dining in NOLA.

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Thank Nicolas K
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place!!!! The service was great, and the food even better. The baked oysters were AMAZING!!!!!! Would definitely recommend for a nice dinner.

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Thank blondemarlin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived with two other couples on time with 7:00 reservations. There were few people seated at this time but it was already extremely noisy with a large group in an adjoining room. We asked if they could move us to quieter table and they seemed very resistant but we persevered and we eventually moved to a more quiet room.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
French, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
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
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.

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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.
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