The Pelican Club
The Pelican Club

The Pelican Club

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.pelicanclub.com/
  • Phone: 5045231504x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Hughes Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Available
  • Entertainment: Piano player on Friday and Saturday nights in the bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bienville Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking validated for up to two hours at the Hotel Monteleone; parking garage located just across the street from the restaurant.
A word from The Pelican Club
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCreole / Cajun / Southern
The Pelican Club reviews from OpenTable diners
179 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (128)fit for foodies (94)romantic (90)notable wine list (58)neighborhood gem (54)good for groups (49)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    About the single worst meal we have had in New Orleans ! Restaurant was dead yet service was still slow at best . Our people in our party and each agreed worst meal we have had ! Btw we are all locals and eat out often
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too lould for fine dining
    PatF1025VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food but so lould you have to scream at your guest Lunch might be better
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went in August to take advantage of Coolinery menu and Pelican Club is excellent. Food is great and wait staff very attentative. I would recommend them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Service, great Value!
    NOLA1chick
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Dined during Coolinary special pricing. Delicious meal with nice variety of choices. Great service. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good experience but loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were seated right away. The waiter was knowledgeable and immediately took our drink order. The food was excellent and even though some ordered appetizers as the main course, all the food was served at the appropriate time. The one down side to the experience was the noise level was high due to a rowdy table of women who were obviously celebrating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Incredibly fantastic food, a wonderful, romantic setting and outstanding service. Have never been disappointed with a meal at The Pelican Club. In my opinion, one of the top 2 or 3 restaurants in New Orleans, hands down. HIGHLY recommend. Every course was top quality products, presentation, temperature, etc. Cannot wait to go back. Be sure to make a reservation; this restaurant is very busy and oh so worth it. You will thoroughly enjoy the dining experience at The Pelican Club!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PRusso111
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very nice place, food is good, but in a City like New Orleans I will try at least 10 other places before I go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful experience
    Linda
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This was my first visit but it won't be my last. I had the lobster dinner and it was delicious! The waiter was very helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Host/Recptionist
    PASalesguy1990
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This guy needs an attitude adjustment. Doesn't smile, unfriendly. Acts like everything is a big deal. He is a buzz kill to the dining experience before you ever get started.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Treat
    Gibsongirl2
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for "Coolinary in New Orleans" menu. It sounded delicious and it was. Our waiter was very good. We enjoyed talking with him. Loved that we had white table cloths, candles, and a standing fanned napkin but were able to come in dressed informally since we had no formal attire with us. We felt welcomed and enjoyed every part of the menu we chose. Appetizers were very good, entres also very good, and both of our desserts were very good. Wine was also excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and we will go back when we come again in August of 2015.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Lmb123
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was by far some of the best food in New Orleans. The "coolinary menu" offered several different choices so there is something for everyone. The only downside was that we were seated in the bar where there was a piano player playing some tunes so it made it kind of hard to talk to my date (It was a little loud). We had a wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy!
    unnamed
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Sound buffers are desperately needed. Noise levels this high are not acceptable in a finer dining restaurant. Food and service were very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    HDANG
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    excellent food and services! great for recommendation!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    Kolleen1977
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My group recently ate dinner at The Pelican Club. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was first rate. I would definitely encourage people to dine at The Pelican Club if they have the opportunity. They will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    WBNOLA
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Would highly recommend The Pelican Club. Had the 4 course prix fixe. More food than 1 person can handle. The seafood martini is not to be missed. Another hidden gem is lobster/crab mushroom ravioli - to die for!. Service was great. Food was outstanding. All in all, Fantastic Evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place to go
    Meh606
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good was good. Service was good. Enjoyed our dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RosieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Pelican Club continues to have some of the best food in New Orleans, and to be one of the noisiest restaurants in New Orleans. We went fot the Coolinary. Pelican Club offered the widest menu choices of any of the partcipating restaurants. The appetizers at our table included calimari, crab cakkes and seafood martini. All were delicious. Entrees were Korean style barbecue ribs (outstanding), sauteed drum with crab meat (very good) and barbecue shrimp hot pot (ok). The creme brule for desert was up to Pelican Club standards (in my opinion, the best in town). converstaion was almost impossible because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So glad we went!
    NolaFoodie5
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I hadn't been to the Pelican Club in quite some time. When I saw the Coolinary menu I told my husband we have to go. By far the best Coolinary offering of all the restaurants and I looked at almost all of them. We took our son & daughter-in-law and everyone loved it! We also took advantage of the cocktail/wine pairing they offer with this - nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coolinay WIN!
    NOLAgirlseat
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It's rare to get my mother, sister & I together, so when it happens, we look to have the best experience possible. We certainly got that at the Pelican Club with the delicious Coolinary menu options, cocktail & wine pairing menu, lovely ambiance, exceptional food & fantastic service. I have read some reviews about slow service or loud atmosphere at PC, but we experienced none of that negativity. We were there on a Wednesday night so that may have something to do with it. Our server was attentive but no too so. She was friendly, answered questions, made suggestions and left us to talk when it was appropriate. The food was superb; my mom's steak was perfect. Exceptional value during Coolinary as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner at Pelican Club
    coffeelady
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I recently had my anniversary dinner at The Pelican Club. My husband and I have been dining on our anniversary for the past 5 years, and they never disappoint. The food is fantastic, especially the seafood martini, and the white chocolate bread pudding. The wait staff was pleasant and very helpful, their recommendations were on point. I would definitely dine there again, and have recommended others try as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for the Coolinary menu
    WeLiveToEatVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    and we were incredibly surprised. The menu had a ton of choices and the flavors were so delightful. Marcus and David were our servers - absolutely amazing people. It was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Robert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of the great restaurants in New Orleans and the Counrty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently good
    Terri
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I've dined here several times and have been impressed every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!!
    JoeL
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent front of house and wait staff, felt special from the moment we walked in. Everyone enjoyed the food. I had the Barbeque Shrimp...it was one of the best things I've ever eaten!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything would have been perfect, if we could have heard our waiter and been able to talk to each other. It was so incredibly noisey it made it imposible to enjoy our dinner. I'm glad we had a gift certificate, because I would have been very upset to have to pay for that experience. The food was wonderful, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Program Specialists
    foodie2
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Wonderful experience. Great service, great food, relaxed atmosphere, great company (went there with my two sisters). Although, my mint julep was served in a copper mug, which is classic to service in a metal container to stay cold longer, although the ice was not crushed like a classic julep, but squared, like it came from an ice-machine. Oh well, that did not take away from anything else about the restaurant, it was still a very nice evening for us. This was my third or fourth visit, and will definitely not be my last. Have to go back to get the whole fried flounder with chili sauce, which I almost ordered, but at the last minute opted for the lobster, with shrimp and scallops. Not disappointed in the least.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    wait staff was either short or just didn't care. we couldn't get one steady waiter or adequate service. felt as though we slipped thru the cracks,
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  • good food, good service
    Aimee
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was good. The environment was warm and cosy. The only problem was the noise level because of the group dining in with us but that really can't be helped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Enjoyed the New Orleans culinary dinning experience as outsiders... Wonderful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely fabulous!!
    weagle1019
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went here for dinner during a brief stay in the Crescent City and it was a memorable experience. First suggestion is to make a reservation using OpenTable. It is very easy to do and there is no confusion when you enter the restaurant. Also suggest confirming the reservation by calling TPC ahead of time in the event of Internet mishaps. Now to the dining experience. I chose the "Coolinary" fixed price menu, which was three courses plus a cocktail pairing with each course. The knowledgeable serving staff was excellent, as we were very well taken care of from start to finish. Even the server in training was very attentive. Anyone wanting a delicious and filling meal with excellent staff in a quiet and ambient setting, try The Pelican Club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    mrm1915
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pelican Club has the best Coolinary Menu every year. The wine pairing with the menu is excellent. It is the perfect place for dinner after wandering Royal on Dirty Linen Night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful dining experience
    h504
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my first visit on a Saturday night and it was a lot livlier than other days of the week. The food and service was still excellent even with the crowd. This is one of the best restaurants in the Quarter!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    blong211
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere delicious food great service. The Pelican Club is the definition of fine dinning in New Orleans. By far my favorite resturaunt!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    BrookgpVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We've been here a few times and everytime we've had great service and amazing food! We had the coolinary menu which is the best in town! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favs
    momo
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    New Orleans is filled with wonderful food but one of my favorites is the pelican house for fine dining. Exceptional service, good ambience and fabulous food. We will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Yum!
    Apro7
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went to have the coolinary menu. The steak was perfectly cooked and quite possibly one of the best I've had. Erin was a fantastic server- friendly, attentive, and knowledgable. Loved the old school vibe of the wood panels and long twisting booths, had an old classic look.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Word..."Amazing"
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We happened to be in NOLA over the weekend when they had the "White Linen Night" as well the start of "COOLinary", a month long experience of some wonderful restaurants that offers a special discounted 2 or 3 course menu for lunch and dinner. Bravo to Pelican Club for this year's outstanding menu selections as well as cocktails. The tuna sashimi was sublime with the wasabi glaze, the filet was well seasoned and tender and the crab cake with crab you can see. We went back a second night just so we could try different things. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • murman
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was excellent. The wait staff were on their game. The room was quiet and the art work was appealing.I was pleased with the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMmadameVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went for the Coolinary Menu & it was outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I heard about this place from a friend. It was fantastic. The food was some of the best I've had in the city. Great downtown location in the heart of the French Quarter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate