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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.

312 Exchange Alley
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Bienville Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(504) 523-1504

Website:
http://www.pelicanclub.com/

Entertainment:
Piano player on Friday and Saturday nights in the bar.

Catering:
Catering Available

Parking Details:
Parking validated for up to two hours at the Hotel Monteleone; parking garage located just across the street from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Richard Hughes Jr.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (41)
Romantic (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Good for Groups (21)
Business Meals (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Local Ingredients (18)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Seasonal (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Bar Seating (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Rack of lamb returned to kitchen because temperate ordered was medium and what was delivered was raw when it was returned it was closer to well done

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·Dined 4 days ago

A great traditional NOLA restaurant, as good as any more well known names.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Experience overall! Outstanding service!! I will definitely return in the future and also recommend to others.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was a beautiful dinner with attentive service... and the food was served in a timely manner without the he rush

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Savannah)·Dined 4 days ago

The only problem we had was it was exceptionally hot in our area of the dining room and so it affected our ability to enjoy our meal .... otherwise, the food and service was phenomenal as always!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food. Waiter was very helpful in describing dishes. We had the lamb. Tender with a crispy coating. Best meal! We also had the lobster which was excellent as well

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·Dined 6 days ago

The fix price menu was amazing as was the pecan pie and flounder!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice atmosphere and a wonderful staff. The food was very good and the menu was creative and varied.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Jason was an excellent server. Food was excellent and decent portion sizes. Great experience

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazingly not busy after 9pm of Mardi Gras.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was on par for the price and location, however, service was lacking. Staff was friendly, but did not seem to have the proper training for the level of restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I have never been disappointed with a meal at the Pelican Club.

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The Pelican Club provided a great atmosphere with great food and service. Their gumbo tastes great as well!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Spicy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This was the last night of a long weekend in New Orleans. I had the rack of lamb which was delicious. It was a lot of food so my husband helped me out! He had the whole flounder and said it was great. Service good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our waiter was outstanding and my husband is vegan and they had the most delicious vegan option which was so great as well as a wonderful fish and meat options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The atmosphere, service, and food were all excellent. I really enjoy the prix fixe dinner choices.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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 .

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We are frequent travelers to New Orleans. Over the years we have eaten at about every place one would care to try. Wife is a serious cook. Pelican Club never fails to impress and is a standard stop for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent meal.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Slightly disappointed. The food was blah and the staff seemed annoyed we were there. Wouldn't go back

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed post-show, early dinner with friends. Never had a bad meal. Service great. This local regular highly, highly recommends!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant staff was amazing and very accommodating. They went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and tended to.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was very good, however they rushed us through the meal.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food and great service. Dining here is always a wonderful experience. That's why it's one of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

5 stars. Great experience.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Outstanding meal. Oyster appetizer was delicious. Wonderful service. Very professional watstaff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fabulous experience. Vicki was the best!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very good food. Excellent service. Nice ambience. Very pleasant reservation desk. Definite winner !!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Superb food, great service and very welcoming staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food and service,very nice atmosphere.The prefix dinner is delicious and amazing for the value.Will definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone who want to have great dining experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The word "greatest" is over used, but I am sorry -- their bread is the greatest.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was our second time to the Pelican Club and it did not disappoint us. Our server was outstanding. So helpful, friendly and attentive. The barbecued shrimp were to die for and the beautiful rack of lamb cooked to perfection with a delicious sauce.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We eat here often while visiting the city. Always good food and superior service. It is loud and energetic but sure to not disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

2nd being there. Excellent food and service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic service and food. We had the rack of lamb which was super tender and seasoned perfectly! The jumbo lump crab topped drum was light and flaky.
We have never been disappointed at the Pelican Club!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy
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