The Pelican Club
Glad I tried itWe heard about this from a few friends and decided to give it a try. Overall, we had a good experience. The soup, starters, and desserts were excellent. However, one of our entrees was not up to par with the rest of the meal. Unfortunately, the paneed gulf fish (drum that evening) wasn't well seasoned or well cooked. As I stated, everything else was excellent, but I think next time I'd get a few different starters and skip the entree all together.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't overlook this gem!Excellent food, great service and pleasant ambience. This restaurant is a real gem.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific find!This place is excellent all around. Food was delicious, service attentive and ambience nice.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Seafood was excellentMy wife and I enjoy a first rate meal. She had the whole fish (red fish) the price was excellent and the fish was done just right. The waiter helped tunr the fish after she had eaten the top half. I enjoyed the drum, cooked just right.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious dinnerWe had a great evening at the Pelican Club. All seafood items were delicious. Bread pudding great.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good choiceThe Pelican Club is the first place I recommend to people travelling to Nola. Great food, Great service. This is somewhat the offseason I guess there and there were less people. The only negative if this is one is that the food came out too fast but it was fantastic.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTHIS RESTAURANT IS DEFINATELYTHIS RESTAURANT IS DEFINATELY ONE WE WOULD RETURN TO.....FOOD WAS WONDERFUL, SERVICE ATTENTIVE....6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSublime in NOLADined on Friday, May 31st, with my wife and adult daughter
and enjoyed an outstanding 4-course, Prix Fixe menu, but
the entire evening was supremely enhanced by our server,
Michael. Bottom line, he epitomizes the term "customer service"
in every possible way. Offering his opinion, when prompted
and all of his recommendations were spot on.
From my perspective, the Pelican Club Baked Oysters was
a tremendous selection (Michael, again), but everything about
our gastronomic experience was top notch. Finally, the price
was a steal ($48-65, depending on entree selection) given the
plethora of dining options in New Orleans.
Found on Exchange Place, a sliver of a street, but well worth
the exploration to find and enjoy!!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable anniversary dinnerMy wife and I had an outstanding 20th anniversary dinner at The Pelican Club, one of our favorites in New Orleans. Our filets were perfectly cooked, baked oyster appetizer was unique and tasty with bacon and red pepper, and seafood cocktail with shrimp, crabmeat and lobster is always perfect. Charlotte waited on us, and she was very friendly and attentive, without being overbearing. Creme brûlée and complimentary champagne topped off a wonderful evening. Romantic atmosphere, without being too quiet. We'll be back.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy husband and I had a truly wonderful experience at The Pelican Club. Our waiter, Michael was knowledgeable, easy to talk to and gave great recommendations. My husband ordered the lamb and he said it was perfect. I ordered the rib-eye with truffle mash potatoes. I usually order a filet at restaurants, but on Michael's recommendation I ordered the rib-eye and I was not disappointed. It was very tender and had a wonderful flavor. I would definitely recommend The Pelican Club to others...we will be going back!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mealHad a great experience at the restaurant. The Pelican Club is in our regular rotation for fine dining when we visit New Orleans.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining in NOLA...is defined by The Pelican Club! Attentive & well-informed waitstaff, excellent drink suggestions from the bar, plus fabulous preparations from the kitchen all combined to produce a wonderful dining experience.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, great locationA friendly shopkeeper recommended the Pelican Club to us and are so glad we visited. Hands down -- the most amazing bread pudding I've ever had. Light, custardy, not too sweet with amazing drizzles of chocolate. The other dishes also lovely, particularly the scallop citrus sauce on the red fish. The host was a bit full of himself but our waitress more than made up for it. Would definitely recommend the Pelican if for no more than a drop-by for dessert!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat in the first room whereWe sat in the first room where we could see out on Exchange and get some light. this room was quiet and not as loud as back rooms. We had great service and actually everything we ordered didn't disapoint. large and lucious lobster scallops and schrimp. Appetizers not to big so that 1/2 an entree could be taken home. We were too full for dessert.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic. WhiteThe food was fantastic. White table cloths and excellent service made fir a wonderful dinning experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great atmosphereFriendly staff, and some interesting drinks at the bar5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemFantastic food, you can order off the menu or have a prix fixe menu which was the way to go. Everyone loved each dish, plus the lemon champagne cocktail was a huge hit.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy birthday dinnerOn vacation in N.O. for my birthday we chose The Pelican based on previous reviews and were extremely pleased with the menu, food and the service. I would and have recommended the restaurant and will return when we again visit N.O.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFun placeLots of waiters ready to service your every need, white tablecloths, art on the walls, and very good food and cocktails. What's not to like? (the bill) One of their specialties is whole encrusted fish, usually flounder, but the night we went it was redfish. Delicious, served almost Chinese style with a sweet-spicy sauce. The drum with crab on top was good, too, as were the Italian salad and the goat cheese salad. We were too full to sample the desserts. The Black Orchid cocktail was excellent. I'd give it 5 stars but it's up against some amazing competition in NOLA. We were there on a Friday night of Jazz Fest, and the service was still perfect.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and art loverThis is one of my favorite New Orleans restaurants. The ambiance is fantastic. I adore the local artwork. In fact, I discovered Martin Laborde's whimsical Bodo paintings at the Pelican Club (I now own two). The food is fantastic and always consistent. This year we went with a variety of appetizers. The mushroom/crawfish raviolis were particularly good. We also had the "barbequed" shrimp and crawfish and crab cakes. All had fabulous flavors. The service has also always been wonderful, even when the restaurant is packed. The servers are knowledgeable and very personable.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining and atmosphereGreat food in the French Quarter. Nice place but not too stuffy. The crispy whole fish was memorable. Service was a little spotty but overall it was a great evening.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery energetic (first weekendVery energetic (first weekend of jazz fest) good food, friendly waiter - overall positive experience.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid and dependable FrenchSolid and dependable French Quarter restaurent. Very nice but not stuffy.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDined there twice in 4 days.Dined there twice in 4 days. Service was excellent. Have the Ciopino. It is an amazing presentation of this dish. Bowl of home made pasta with a sauce pan of seafood and broth. Incredible. Nice wine list and bar4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Place for Classic NOLA FoodAte here twice in two days due to the food quality and desserts made by Claudette. The bread pudding and flour less chocolate cake are out of this world. I cancelled a Saturday night reservation at GW Fins to come here again with my husband. So much on the menu to try you need to come here at least 4 or 5 times to try everything you want to eat. This is not a tourist place. It is filled with locals such as the Tulane MD seated next to us at the next table. Quiet and relaxed even during French Quarter Festival!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe scallops were sublimeThe scallops were sublime as was the bisque. Service was excellent, this is a great spot off the beaten path in the French Quarter. Loved it!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, butThe food was excellent, but be prepared for a lot of noise. No sound dampers.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect New Orleans DiningOutstanding. Perfect service, excellent food, great wine list (but a bit pricey). no negatives. this is a true New Orleans dining experience don't miss it. And i highly recommend the Crispy Flounder - absolutely sumptious!!!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic. The food was sublimeFantastic. The food was sublime and the service impeccable. Can't wait to return.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. Years agoExcellent food. Years ago we visited and wanted to try it again. Same good quality of food as before. So glad we remembered the location.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary CelebrationI hadn't been to the Pelican Club in over 20 years, I was looking for a restaurant to celebrate our 10 year Anniversary and while looking at the list of local restaurants, I came upon The Pelican Club, I read the reviews and decided this was the place. With great pleasure I can pronouce it certainly was the right place. From the reviews everyone had praised the Rack of Lamb, so I ordered it and my pallette was deliciously satisfied, my husband's flounder was to die for! It was a very enjoyable evening and the service was impeccable. Kuodos for still be one of the elite restaurants in the Big Easy.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dining experience at TheOur dining experience at The Pelican Club was wonderful, as expected! We try to eat there whenever we visit New Orleans. The menu changes seasonally, so we are always trying different dishes. We usually have a group of 6-8 people, so we tend to order many dishes so that we can sample a variety of appetizers and main courses. Everything was fantastic! Our server was friendly, courteous, and attentive. We would recommend The Pelican Club to anyone that wants a special dining experience.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant is tucked intoThe restaurant is tucked into a quiet corer of the otherwise frenetic French Quarter. My crab and crawfish cakes were outstanding. Accompanied by a light remoulade sauce and a slice of fried green tomato, I really felt like I was in the South. Likewise, the rack of lamb (a generous 8 ribs) was so good that even my wife, who ordinarily doesn't like lamb, commented on how much she enjoyed it. For desert, the chocolate decadence cake, which was more than enough for two to share, was truly decadent. The wine list includes a strong selection of both new and old world offerings and is accompanied by a knowledgeable sommelier. The Pelcan Club was clearly the best meal of my three nights in The Big Easy.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to the restaurant and each time we were very happy with everything!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Finest of Fine DiningWe had a grand dinner at Pelican Club, the best meal the four of us had had in a week of dining in New Orleans, which is really saying something. Appetizers, main courses, dessert, wine, and cognac were all excellent, and wine was competitively priced. Our waiter, whose name I unfortunately do not remember, was attentive, helpful, and a pleasure to deal with generally. It's hard to pick out any one course from what we had, but my raspberry sorbet with blueberries was out of this world and clearly made fresh in the restaurant. One of my best experiences in twenty years on and off of visiting and dining in the Crescent City.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI was actually a little disappointeI was actually a little disappointed with the pelican club. I've always heard it was a really great restaurant. I feel like maybe it was little overhyped, plus they didn't have What we wanted to order, Which was disappointing.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOld favoriteAlways a pleasure, Pelican Club didn't fail to please. The menu stays the same which is good and bad .. the food on it is good but it couldn't hurt for them to try some new stuff now and then.1/28/2013 12:00:00 AM