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The Pelican Club

4.5
1679 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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  • Romantic (37)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(504) 523-1504
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Richard Hughes Jr.
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Catering
Catering Available
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bienville Street
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Parking details
Parking validated for up to two hours at the Hotel Monteleone; parking garage located just across the street from the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Piano player on Friday and Saturday nights in the bar.
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.

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What 1679 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.5
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vipDar123 (Denver)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

It took longer than usual for dinner wine to arrive but otherwise excellent experience. Delicious pecan pie compensated for the time!

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AlanV 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Dined here 3 nights in a row while working a convention in town. Took a different set of customers each night. Service, staff and food was consistent and good. Will return here next time in town. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a local flavor.

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Oldwireguy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

I make a point to visit Pelican Club whenever I’m in New Orleans and I have never been anything but delighted.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service, excellent food, nice location. One of the best dinners we have had.

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Hetravels (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Set within the French Quarter down a charming picturesque court area. This is an elegant well run establishment with good food and wine at reasonable prices but it’s not cheap. The Prix fixe menu is good value and with a good balanced selection of dishes.

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NGFairfaxVA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

One of my favorites in the Quarter!

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vipMajor (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Delaney made the dinner! SUPER personality and did a great job on just her second night of working at this old New Orleans established restaurant. The trio of duckling was excellent, though the confit was only warm. The broiled oysters to start was outstanding as was my wife’s salad with endive, grapefruit and goat cheese. Her fresh catch of the day was indeed that, served with succotash. The coconut cream pie for dessert was the best I’ve ever had. Shoutout to Vicky who was watching over Delaney during in her training.

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OpenTable Diner (Baton Rouge)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Absolutely my most favorite restaurant!!
The rack of lamb is to die for!!

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

This is a high class restaurant that does everything right: food, service, and atmosphere. The Pre Fixe menu is the best.

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Suziq (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

A hidden gem in the French Quarter. Excellent service and a delicious meal. Our server was informative and attentive. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting New Orleans to put this restaurant on their list.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Our first table was in the main dining room. Two very large tables were next to us so it was extremely loud. We asked to be moved. The manager was extremely accommodating and moved us to the second room which was better. Food was good except the appetizer ribs were average. Expensive for a small portion and were not very tasty. But overall it was a fun nite.

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vipChattFoodies (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great Resturant for entertaining business clients

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Other than the tables being close together the overall experience was very good as the food and the service were excellent

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My server Ron and the host were great!

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JamesB (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Anchorage)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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Nesha (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food and service were great!

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Millie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

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vipOutandabout (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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BrunchBunch (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazingly not busy after 9pm of Mardi Gras.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 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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vipAngela (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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AngeloV (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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vipJane (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 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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