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About 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.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Piano player on Friday and Saturday nights in the bar.
Parking validated for up to two hours at the Hotel Monteleone; parking garage located just across the street from the restaurant.
Richard Hughes Jr.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Located in a 19th-century townhouse in the French Quarter, The Pelican Club offers three classic dining rooms and a large bar for all types of private events. We can accommodate groups from 20 to 250 for events from cocktail parties to 4-course seated dinners with menus customized for your event.
The Pelican Club Ratings and Reviews
The first two rooms are nice while the 3rd room is not on par with othe others. If course, that's where we were seated. They forgot our appetizer and delivered the entrees. When we inquired about it our waiter apoligized and offered to get it. We cancalled it but he wanted to bring it anyway complimentay. It showed on the bill. They served the second Black Cherry Martini without the cherry. Many other great option in the Quarter
We used to LOVE this restaurant. The service the last three times we have gone has been so poor that I’m not sure there will be another. The waitress was inattentive and did not do her job very well. The food was mediocre. I had the lobster, shrimp and scallops. It was a small lobster, this was over boiled and tough. The claws were not even cracked, and rye shrimp was so over cooked it was rubbed. The scallop was seared but was cooked long before we ordered it. Too many good restaurants to bother with this one .
We found the Pelican Club on Open Table while visiting New Orleans. What a fantastic find!!! Everything was perfect. Our server was incredibly attentive and allowed us to enjoy an "unrushed" dining experience. We will most definitely be back on our next trip.
The food here was delicious. The bartender claimed the bread was the best in the City. (I can’t officially confirm that, but it was good, the oil was not) we did the four course meal, which was delicious and provided a nice variety of their samplings. (And we both ordered different things each course to share) For as good as the food was, the service was bad though. Our waitress at one point forgot about us and the bartender took over, which saved us from walking out. (We were that close) After the first course came, she cleared it out, but because of the disappearing act, took all our things and when the main course arrived, we had to ask the bar staff again for silverware so we could eat. She was better after that, but flustered, and by the time the check came we had been there for just over 2 hours. Not a terrible thing, but I was ready to go at about 1.5 hours. I will note we are not southerners and I have heard that slow service is sort of a thing here, so this could be a cultural misunderstanding as well.
Our experience at the Pelican Club was very disappointing. Had better food at chain restaurants. Service and food was nowhere near what you would expect for the price. Celebrating anniversary and it wasn't even mentioned. If you are a local and are used to fine dining - don't waste your time !! Not sure if it's acceptable for tourist!!
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