The Pelican Club

4.7
3125 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
We are following all government guidelines set forth to ensure that our guests and staff stay safe and healthy.

"COOLinary" New Orleans! We are offering a three course meal starting at $45, from July 29th - September 5th.
All menu items are also available a la carte.

We are open for dine in, and take out when available.

We are accepting reservations for our dining rooms, and outdoor seating on Exchange Alley. Seating at the bar is on a first-come, first-served basis. Specific seating requests will be honored based upon availability, but are not guaranteed.

Our dress code is "dressy casual", we encourage our guests to look nice. Gentlemen are NOT required to wear a jacket or tie, but we do kindly ask you remove your hat. Sleeveless shirts are prohibited for men, shorts are allowed.

We are not able to split checks at this time, however we are happy to accept up to five forms of payment.
Large parties of 6 or more will have a 20% gratuity added to their check.
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  • Fall 3-course menu

    $49.00 per person

    Oct 6 - Nov 7, 2021

    Come dine at The Pelican Restaurant and Bar and experience our fall menu! Featuring your choice of 3 courses starting at $49. Some items subject to an up charge. All menu options are also available ala carte. When booking with Open Table, you may book either the experience or standard dining and are not locked into this selection. Guests may order off of either menu. Outside and Inside dining options are available. Located on historic Exchange Place Alley in the heart of the French Quarter, local chef Richard Hughes' contemporary creole menu has made The Pelican Club Restaurant and Bar a New Orleans favorite since 1990. Parking validation for a discounted rate available at The Solaris and The Monteleone parking garages.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3125 people are saying
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Josh
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had an incredibly rude waiter who was snarky and bored the whole night. Our party of 7 ordered a large variety, with a few successful dishes. The majority, however, were not great. I e cold mac and cheese. A new york strip loaded with fat. Nearly everything too salty. The place was so loud you could barely hear each other. We also called ahead to let them know it was a 60th birthday, and then there was no acknowledgement from the waiter at all that we were celebrating something. Please dont come here for a special occasion.

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Ecks
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have to say that in all my years of dining at The Pelican Club, this was the first very mediocre experience I’ve had. Typically, it’s exceptional; but last night the food was just okay and the waiter seemed to just want to go home. It was also odd that they asked if it was a celebration - which it was my wife’s birthday - and there was absolutely no mention of it at the restaurant. I’ve always raved about the PC; but I’m afraid I can’t say much positive about our most recent visit. I hope it’s just COVID-related issues because it’s always been a favorite of ours.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and service. Glad I was there. A woman was choking and the service asked if anyone could help, so I jumped into action and saved the woman’s life. She thanked me.

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Eggplant
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was the best. Very helpful and sweet. Makes the experience so much better.

The Pelican Club
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you so much, Eggplant! We are so happy to have served you and thrilled you enjoyed! Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon again!

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hendersonsTP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing. It’s a nice place so I would suggest at least wearing business or smart casual. Also, the prices are a bit high but the food is DEFINITELY worth it. This is not a place for children. The servers were amazing. The drinks were great. The music was great and at a perfect volume. The only slight negative I had was that I made a reservation and they called me two days before and asked if we would want to move to an outside table (as we indicated on the reservation). I replied that we would very much like to be outside on the patio and she said they could accommodate that now. But when we got there we were inside. However, the music and ambience was still great so I didn’t mind.

The Pelican Club
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you, hendersonsTP, for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your detailed feedback. We are so happy to know you enjoyed your experience and we really appreciate your 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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ShirlynF
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely great service and food!
Dinner with friends before a concert…the 3 course price fixe menu was great

The Pelican Club
Responded 18 hours ago

Thank you very much, ShirlynF! We are so happy to have served you and we are thrilled you enjoyed! Thank you for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We look forward to your next visit!

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vipLocalgal
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard Hughs proprietor of The Pelican Club seems to be very engaged with the everyday workings of this fabulous restaurant. If you like scallops, the seared artichoke scallops are the very best I have ever had. My rack of lamb was so delicious I was reluctant to share it with my husband. There are so many options with the $49 three course dinner that it’s hard to make a decision . The staff are so friendly that they feel like friends by the time you have finished dinner. This is my favorite French Quarter restsurant and I look forward to my next visit!

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vipRickeyDee
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted outside seating but too humid so the moved us inside. Food was terrific, cocktails were really top shelf and great wine list! RickeyDee

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vipLauraM
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A definite repeat! I enjoyed everything and felt the appetizer, entree and dessert for $49 was well priced.

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SherylP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 6:45 and upon arrival we were greeted and seated almost immediately. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable as we discussed the $49 meal. My husband started with the scallops and picked the redfish for his entree followed by the bread pudding………..he was very happy with his choices. I chose the baked oysters (fantastic) and had the lobster as my entree (stringy, tough and tasteless) followed by the bread pudding. The service was “WOW” incredible and we left it at that.

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AnikaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall, good experience for our friend's birthday. The service was excellent. The food was a little overpriced for what it is was, but the overall ambiance of the restaurant made up for where the food lacked.

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LeeB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff seemed to work and enjoy each other as a team and brought that spirit to our table. We enjoyed the overall night and we will definitely go back.

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LouiseG
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be out! They were very very busy and the staff was attentive.

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CristinaK
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great service and the food was incredible! Everything from drinks to dessert was fantastic!

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EatOutAlot
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere, good service, and excellent food options.

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vipCassandraE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Denise is the absolute best server ever. The food here is amazing. Go there!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for my girlfriend bday and I was amazing. JT our waiter was on top of everything!!… one of my favs spots to eat

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RickD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable-JT was very attentive! The food was extraordinary! We will eat there again!

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Drummajor500
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Pelican Club came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Loved the ambiance very quiet and understated. Server was very attentive. Food was terrific. I had the NY strip which was excellent, wife had the shrimp noodle appetizer. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ariel was excellent waiter and food was delish. Loved the Coolunary option and they provided the right time to enjoy each course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Denise was exceptional. Food was outstanding.

The Pelican Club
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your feedback and note. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience! We will share your comments with our team and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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KurtS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waiter was great. Ambiance great. Was a good experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had outdoor reservations but were accommodated at the bar due to rain. Bartender was efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. Baked oysters, shrimp ravigote were tasty and the chocolate martini was great. Bourbon pecan pie was a disappointment

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CamilleY
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was fantastic from start to finish. Service was excellent. The food and drinks were perfect. Thank you!

The Pelican Club
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thank YOU, CamilleY, for choosing to dine with us, for your very kind comments, and for your 5 STAR review! It means the world to us to know you enjoyed every part of your experience. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Great food, awesome service! Can’t wait to go back

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ShannaW
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in, everyone was extremely friendly and very welcoming. Sandy was our waitress and she was phenomenal. All of her recommendations were delicious. We got baked oysters- really good, and the New York strip with Mac and cheese, yum. I would definitely come back again!

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EricS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambience. Seafood was outstanding. Steak was good but average.

The Pelican Club
Responded on October 5, 2021

Thanks for dining with us, EricS, and for taking the time to share your positive feedback! We hope to serve you again soon!

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vipJohnS
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good to be back in New Orleans and favorite restaurants that have been so challenged by Covid a d Hurricane Ida. The Pelican Club is back with good food, cocktails and very attentive service

The Pelican Club
Responded on October 5, 2021

It was so good to have served you, JohnS, and we're so thrilled to know you enjoyed your experience. Thanks for your kind words and thank you for your 5 STARS! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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RedBeardNOLA
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of New Orleans nicer restaurants. The restaurant is well appointed and attractive. The service was outstanding. We enjoyed the Coolinary Menu which offered numerous options - everything was delicious.

The Pelican Club
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you very much, RedBeardNOLA! We are so thankful you chose to dine with us and we're thrilled to receive your 5 STAR review! Thank you for letting us know you enjoyed your COOLinary experience! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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SJinNJ
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this gem by chance and secured a last minute reservation. The food was amazing and our server Sandra was the best!!! If you have a chance while in New Orleans eat here! It was the best bread pudding in the city!!!!

The Pelican Club
Responded on October 1, 2021

We really appreciate your very kind words, SJinNJ, and your 5 STAR rating! Thank you very much for taking the time to share them with us! We are so grateful to have served you and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipTJGIB
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food!!!!! If you sit in the carpeted area it’s easy to hear as the noise level is dampened. Also excellent value with a special 3 course menu on offer during our visit. My husband said he can never eat jambalaya anywhere else after having it here!

The Pelican Club
Responded on September 20, 2021

Awesome, TJGIB! We are so happy you and your husband enjoyed your COOLinary experience! Thank you so much for your kind words and 5 STAR review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon again!

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vipjamest
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wade was a terrific waiter

The Pelican Club
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you, jamest, for choosing to dine with us! We are so grateful for your positive feedback and 5 STAR rating and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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NOLALocal
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem in the French Quarter, the Pelican Club never disappoints. If you are looking for a wonderful dining experience that is both casual and memorable, look no further. The menu is varied and features local seafood, steaks, and other options. They have a very nice wine list and also do wonderful cocktails.
On our most recent visit, they were still featuring their Coolinary menu, a three course meal with several options for appetizers, entrees, and desserts ... for $45, give or take ... a few of the options increased this by a few dollars. Overall, an amazing deal considering the quality of the food, the service, the presentation, all of it. C'est manifique!

The Pelican Club
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you very much, NOLALocal! We are SO thrilled to receive your very kind words and detailed review and we are so grateful for your 5 STAR rating! Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of serving you! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Rlowndes
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. A bit formal but doesn't have to be. Food and service was absolutely perfect. Fastest bartender ever. Never waited on a cocktail.

The Pelican Club
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you , Rlowndes, for your very kind words and 5 STAR rating! It was truly our pleasure to serve you! Thank you for dining with us! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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vipFinediners
New Orleans
72 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our top go to places. We are always extremely happy with whatever we order.

The Pelican Club
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thanks so much, Finediners! We love serving you and are so grateful for your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!

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JosephS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit place in New Orleans. Service was awesome; these guys didnt even let my water run empty. Food was amazingly good. Everything came out just at the right time so you were not waiting with drity dishes on your table. Will definitely be coming here to eat again.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you, JosephS, for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We really appreciate your kind words and 5 STAR rating! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon!

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MaryS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Pelican Club several times and we have never been disappointed. Great service, excellent meal, and they are very accommodating.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks so much, MaryS! We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of serving you and to receive your 5 STAR review! Thank you! We hope to welcome you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Denise was an outstanding waitress! She made our experience 10 times better. Her energy and knowledge played the star role in our dining experience. My friends from out of town were able to experience the true spirit of New Orleans.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us and for taking the time to share your very kind words! We are so thrilled to have served you and to give you and your friends a true taste of New Orleans! Thank you for your 5 STAR rating! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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marcok
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome, perfect place and the food is incredible,

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you, marcok, for dining with us and for your 5 STAR rating! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon again!

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DonnaA
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my .... All six of us exclaimed pleasure with our meals! One even declared it was
the best total meal he'd had here in New Orleans! I was delighted with the baked oyster appetizer. My second course was the paella style jambalaya...so tasty and full.
My friends had the paneed gulf fish ... perfectly cooked. For dessert we had bread pudding and crème brulees. The service was excellent, professional....
I also enjoyed the art work on the walls....great classy atmosphere.

The Pelican Club
Responded on August 25, 2021

Thank you so much, DonnaA! We are elated to receive your kind words and 5 STAR rating! Thank you for choosing to dine with us! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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FAQs

The Pelican Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (504) 523-1504.

The Pelican Club is rated 4.7 stars by 3125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.